Over the last few years one trend that has gained steadily in popularity with wedding flowers is the vintage, garden, romantic feel. Big, soft petaled flowers, loosely gathered bouquets that looked fresh picked from the garden add to the romantic charm.
Garden roses, lisianthus, peonies and hydrangea are popular flowers used in these bouquets. Feather accents and touches of gold add to the vintage feel.
Although ivory, grey, and pastel colors are big favorites consider adding a bolder pop of color to send your bouquet apart from the rest and add some fun interest.
I absolutely love fall… it’s my favorite season of the year!! So come September I start to get excited about my line-up of fall weddings. There is just something about combining the warm colors of red, orange, yellow and brown that inspire me. Check out these lovely fall bouquets, they make me “fall” in love with the season all over again!
The big day has finally arrived, it’s your wedding day…. all the planning and details come down to this moment. You’re florist has just handed you the bouquet that you will carry down the aisle. All the flowers a meticulously placed and the ribbon is delicately wrapped around the stems. But have you ever thought about how the beautiful floral creations come together for your big day? I thought it would be fun to walk through the process of how everything comes together from the moment the flowers are unpacked to when they are placed in your hands.
Three days before your wedding the flowers are delivered, unpacked, and placed into buckets of water in the cooler. Flowers need at least a day to hydrate and toughen up for their big debut.
The following day is flower creation day! The bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, etc. are put together. The workshop floor tends to get pretty messy after a long night of working.
After many hours of hard work, the bouquets are completed, the ribbon is wrapped, and these beauties are ready to hang out in the cooler until the big day.
The morning of the wedding the flowers are carefully packed into boxes and loaded into the car ready for thier final destination.
After a quick car ride, the flowers arrive at the hotel ready to be delivered to the bride and then it’s off to the ceremony and reception site to finish the set-up and decorating.
At the reception and ceremony site the flowers are placed on the tables and all the final decorating details are set. The only thing that is left is for the bride to see how everything has come together for her big day and to enjoy every minute of it!
The bouquet is from a wedding I did in 2008. I just love the multitude of textures and shades of pink making up the gorgeous bouquet.
Stephanie and Trevor were married this March at the charmingly eclectic Loring Pasta Bar with the reception following at the Varsity Theater. This couple wanted the flowers to reflect the unique richness of the venues. When picking the colors for her flowers, Stephanie realized her inspiration came from her kitchen! I based the flower vision off of the rich reds, purples and oranges that adorned her kitchen walls and the offbeat venues. I knew I had to create something special for this unique couple! I have to give a special thanks to Stephanie’s mom Sue who worked hard to plan a big part of the flowers for her daughter’s day since the couple were planning from out of state.
Special thanks to Spencer Combs for the beautiful images!
I had the opportunity to work with some really wonderful vendors last summer to do a photo shoot at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing. Kari Warwick owner of Bliss Wedding and Event Planning pulled together all the details to make this vintage photo shoot absolutely stunning! Take a peek!
Planner: Bliss Wedding and Event Planning Photographer: Bellagalla
Hotel: St. James Hotel Bridal Gown & Accessories: Posh Bridal Coture
Tux: Savvi Formalwear Hair & Makeup: Meghan Lee Artistry
Katelyn and Ben were married on a crisp fall day in October. Their wedding took place at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and photographers David and Kristine Dufke from Onsite Minnesota captured the amazing details of Ben and Katelyn’s day.
Katelyn was an absolute joy to work with, her bubbly personality just couldn’t be contained, as evidenced in this fun football inspired picture and the moment before the bouquet toss!
The couple had an elegant black and white wedding using simple white calla lilies for their flowers.
Thank you Ben and Katelyn for letting me be apart of your special day!
As the title implies, this bouquet reminds me of an orange sunburst. The bright orange Asiatic lilies, Tulips, and Gerbera Daisies make this bouquet a eye-popper!
Royal blue dresses and eye-popping yellow bouquets were just a few of the amazing details of Ali and Justin’s wedding. The happy couple had their outdoor ceremony in one of the garden’s at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and continued the celebration at the arboretum’s MacMillan Auditorium. Jennifer Whalen of Jennifer Whalen Photography captured the beautiful details of Ali and Justin’s wedding.
Ali’s white bouquet of roses, spray roses, freesia and ranunculus accented the swirl pattern on her dress.
Justin wore a classy grey suit and paired it with a simple boutonniere of white spray roses and greens.
Ali’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous royal blue dresses and carried a cluster of yellow roses, yellow solidago, white freesia, and green hypericum berries. The bouquets were ever so eye catching against the blue background of the dresses.
The reception tables had three different styles of centerpieces including a taller style with curly willow branches, bear grass, and solidago, a medium size style incorporating candles, river rock, and rose buds, and a short style using a submerged rose and river rock.
Ahh yes… it’s that time of year again when we start seeing the glittery red hearts, luscious chocolate candies, and cute romantic greeting cards in the stores. You guessed it… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!! I haven’t yet firmed up my plans for the actual day, but in the days ahead I will be busy putting together a very romantic Valentine weekend wedding with Kirsten Fischer of Fabyoulous Event Design and lots of lovely floral arrangements for a few lucky souls! Remember to tell those you love how dear they are to you, I don’t seem to say it enough and I wish I did! So cuddle up to your loved one, light some candles and really enjoy the time that you have with them. Take some inspiration from a lovely red romantic wedding I did in 2010 for bride Heather and her Groom Dan. Enjoy and Smooches!!
Day of coordination for Heather and Dan’s wedding was done by Kirsten Fischer from Fabyoulous Event Design and the photos were compliments of Spencer Combs Photography.