A Wedding Flower Guide

A Wedding Flower Guide

This wedding flower guide will help making planning your most special day just a little easier! When it comes to choosing wedding flowers, many brides may know the wedding flower they want in their own bouquet, but are a little mystified about the rest of the wedding flowers needed to fill out the ceremony and reception. If you are the creative type, a simple floral craft book will give you all the tips and tool lists necessary to create your own custom wedding flowers that reflect your personal style. It’s a good idea to purchase some flowers to practice with ahead of time to make sure you’ll be happy with your results. Whatever you decide, there are some standard traditions and suggestions to help make sure you’ve covered all your wedding flower needs. Wedding Flower Guide *Altar wedding flower arrangements *Pew markers/decorations Wedding flowers for the reception would include: *Wedding flower arrangement for the bridal table. *Table centerpieces *Buffet table decorations Wedding flowers for the bridal party would include: *Bridal bouquet *Small Bridal bouquet to toss *Groom’s boutonniere *Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet                                                                         *Bridesmaid bouquets                                                                          *Best Man boutonniere                                                                           *Groomsman boutonnieres                                                                          *Flower Girl bouquet or petal basket                                                                          *Mother of the Bride/Groom corsages      *Father of the Bride/Groom boutonnieres                                                                           *Step-parent corsages/boutonnieres                                                                            *Grandparent corsages/boutonnieres A Few Extra Wedding Flower Tips * Maid/Matron of Honor wedding bouquets should be  slightly more elaborate or in a different color  shade than the rest of the bridesmaid wedding bouquets. * The Best Man boutonniere should be slightly more  elaborate than the rest of the groomsmen  boutonnieres. * The corsages/boutonnieres for the parents should  differ slightly from...
Eggplant Dark and Romantic for Fall Weddings

Eggplant Dark and Romantic for Fall Weddings

Just some ideas of bringing a dark color to light for the Fall – Eggplant Calla Lily Inspired   Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...
Outdoor Wedding Trend: Self-Serve S’mores

Outdoor Wedding Trend: Self-Serve S’mores

If you’re one of the many brides tying the knot outdoors this summer or fall, I have an exciting trend to share — the self-serve s’mores station! A couple of months ago, I actually attended a wedding with this delicious after-dinner treat, so I was very excited when Amanda Hollowell of JL Events in Savannah, GA reached out to me to share her tips and tricks for setting up a self-serve s’mores station at your wedding or event. To start, you’ll of course need fire. Amanda explained that people tend do this one of two ways: with a campfire or as more of a personal flame station. The campfire station works well at outdoor facilities — if your venue doesn’t already have a fire pit, check to see if you can bring a portable fire pit. This station is a no stress setup. Amanda recommends a table wrapped in burlap or with burlap runners, ivory accents and floral that has greenery or small centerpieces placed in mason jars (mason jars + outdoor weddings = amazingness). You can use an existing table next to the campfire or a six-foot banquet style table — all depending on the size of your guest count. Presentation is everything with this station. Amanda uses large glass vases with lids, in all different shapes and sizes (HomeGoods is a great place to find these). The glass enables guests to see the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Amanda recommends using lids because if the event is outside, there is chance you will be faced with some flying pests, so lids help protect those yummy treats. To help guests...