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Fresh Flowers - For weddings and special events

How to Match a Bouquet to a Wedding Dress

When it comes to selecting your bridal bouquet, you want something that will add the perfect touch to your wedding look. But where do you start? The options are truly endless when it comes to choosing your wedding blooms. To help you get started, here are a few important floral factors to consider when figuring out what works for you and your big day.

Bridal Bouquet - Pinks

Complement or Match

When it comes to picking out the accessories for your wedding day, you need to step back and make a decision.

 

If You Choose To Match…

Are you going to match your accessories to your dress or find accessories that complement your look? It is important to decide this before finding your pieces so you don’t get yourself into a panic when it comes to completing your look.

If you’re going to choose to go the matching route, make sure your whites actually match. Many women forget that there are many of shades of white, and it is important that everything is the same color. White and ivory don’t mix well, please take note and remember this! If you’re wearing an ivory gown, it might not be a great choice to carry white calla lilies. Make sure you explore your options well before your wedding days and ask for opinions from your florist as well as close friends and family.

 

If You Choose To Complement…

White matching Bouquet

Choosing to go the complementing route definitely gives you more wiggle room in terms of bouquet options.  You can choose the colors of your accessories to match the theme of your wedding or just colors that you personally want to wear with your wedding dress. As long as the colors you choose don’t clash with your wedding color palette, the options are truly endless. For a clean and romantic look, consider an arrangement of various colors of flowers and choose from more than white fabric to wrap your bouquet in.

 

Overall Ensemble

Bridal Bouquet Reds

Most importantly, be sure your bouquet compliments your overall look and not JUST your dress. It is important to consider the type of jewelry you have picked out when choosing your bouquet. If you’re wearing jewelry that has lots of bling, it could be fun to add a little bling to your bouquet as well so it works well together.

Or if you choose to wear an amazing pair of shoes that are a bright, bold color, maybe incorporate that color into your bouquet as well by wrapping it in a matching fabric.

The key is to keep in mind your wedding day ensemble as a whole and not just as the dress. We all know the dress is going to be the focal point, but there is a lot more than goes into the look than that! By selecting accessories and a bouquet that suits your dress and theme perfectly, you’ll totally nail your wedding look. Good luck and happy hunting!

 

8 Unique Wedding Flower Ideas

If you absolutely adore flowers and want to use an abundance of beautiful blooms on your wedding day, then go right ahead! There are so many places you can incorporate them aside from your bouquet and reception centerpieces, and there’s really no set rules on how many flowers you should use. To help get you inspired, here we share eight unique ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding day.

In the Dressing Rooms

What better way to set the mood than having flowers in the room you are getting ready in with your bridal party? Beautiful flowers create feelings of happiness and that is certainly the mood that you want to have while preparing for one of the most important days of your life. Plus, if you’re planning to get photos taken while you’re getting ready, flowers will look great in the background.

In Your Hair

Consider working flowers into your hairstyle, especially if you’re having a rustic or vintage-themed wedding. At your wedding hair trial, bring along a trial hairpiece or some flowers so your stylist can practice placing them. Just make sure you don’t go too overboard with the floral headpiece so that you don’t draw attention away from your wedding dress.

Head Flowers

Head flowers

 

At The Ceremony

Look through your florist’s books to see what kind of floral decorations they can create at your wedding. You can have floral arrangements, a floral trellis, a floral Chuppah, or swags of flowers. You can also line the aisle with flower arrangements, which can later be moved to the reception later to save money.

As Place Cards

Instead of traditional place cards, have yours placed in a vase of your chosen wedding flowers that your guests pick up and take to their assigned table. Once everyone takes their seats, the flowers will be an added decoration to each table. As a bonus, each person will be able to take vase, so it can do double duty as a wedding favor.

As A Chandelier

Chandelier

Chandelier Wedding Flowers

Flowers hanging from the ceiling can be an excellent way to make sure your entire reception space has flowers, from top to bottom. Having a chandelier of flowers over the dance floor so your guests can enjoy them while they dance the night away. This will also look stunning in photographs.

 

On Your Wedding Cake

Sugar flowers are actually more expensive than real flowers, so you will be saving money by using them on your wedding cake. Your baker will know how to incorporate the flowers in the cleanest way and they can also help remove the flowers when the cake is being cut.

Wedding Cake Flowers

Flower at a traditional white wedding cake.

 

On the Backs of Chairs

You can have arrangements made for the backs of you and your husband’s chair at the reception. This is a great way to mark your special seats and lots of people may be stopping by your chair, so they will be the centre of attention throughout your reception.

In the Seats of Loved Ones Who Can’t Attend

If you have lost a loved one or they are not able to attend, consider placing flowers on the seat where they would have sat. This is a tasteful way to honor them and will be appreciated by all those who attend your big day.

There are so many great ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding. The key is making it fit with your theme and wedding colors. Consider using the same flowers you use for your bouquet to create a streamlined look in all aspects of your special day.

New place to hire services

We had heard about Thumbtack a couple of years ago. However, it was only until last month when we decided to give it a shot in order to find a local florist that could help us out with a customer. It happens that Kathleen M., a customer of ours, was getting married in Austin, TX and wanted to use #dendro #orchids and some other exotic blooms in her bouquets. We carried all of those flowers in bulk, but unfortunatelly, shipping a bouquet made with those may be too delicate and flowers can get damaged.

Kathleen had looked around for her flowers but they were scarce or really expensive. Long story short, we used Thumbtack and found a local florists who received the flowers and made a great job. It was a win-win situation for everyone! Bulk Wedding Flowers

Has anyone else used Thumbtack?

Top 5 Christmas Flowers

Flowers are a must-have decorating article in your home at Christmas. Besides bringing a natural feel to a room, flowers can also create a great theme for any type of event, especially during Christmas Day.

So, if you wonder which are the most popular flowers for Christmas, here we present you Flower Explosion’s top 5 Christmas Flowers for 2013.

5. Carnations: They come in all sorts of colours making them perfect for Christmas. Reds and whites look fantastic combined together. Carnations are cheaper than roses, yet elegant enough for this type of event.

4. Cymbidium Orchids: If you want to move away from the traditional green and red color schedme, then orchids are perfect. These exotic booms can be used in a clear vase without nothing else and still be a total strike.

3. White Mini Callas: These elegant flowers may be combined with red or green accents in order to creat minimalistic and elegant Christmas decorations. If you want to take the stylish rode, mini callas are definitely the answer.

2. Chrisantemums: White, Green and Red Chrisantemums look just perfect for a Christmas table. Their size and rounded shape make this an afforadable and beautiful option for an arrangement.

1. Red roses: The all times favorite Christmas bloom, they are easy to combine with any greenrery and can fit any type of event. Be it a romantinc Christmas evening, a corporate dinner or a family reunion.