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Friday Flowers: Flowering Trees

When I was growing up, there were 3 crabapple trees that grew along our driveway. One of my absolute favorite times of the year was when all three of them were full of white and pink blooms, saturating the air with their sweet smell. It was a sad day when the last of the tiny blooms fell to the ground and I realized I’d have to wait another whole year before enjoying them again. Ever since then, I’ve never been able to get enough of flowering spring trees, whether crabapple, cherry, dogwood, or apple, and now I absolutely adore the idea of using these sweet blooms as florals for a wedding!

Elegant-Wedding-Flowering-Branch-Cherry-Blossom-Florals

{cherry blossom and peony bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings; cherry blossom centerpiece via Martha Stewart Weddings}

Long-Cherry-Blossom-Centerpiece

Pretty-Cherry-Blossom-Wedding-Flowers

{cherry blossom inspired wedding photos by Desi Baytan Photography, florals by Gilly, via Style Me Pretty}

Blue-Mason-Jar-and-Cherry-Blossom-Tablescape

{seaside inspired tabletop by Dreamy Whites}

Apple-Blossom-Floral-Decor

{apple blossom chandelier via Skona Hem; apple blossom branches via Skona Hem}

White-Dogwood-Florals

{dogwood and bleeding heart bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings; dogwood accented centerpiece via Martha Stewart Weddings}

Rose-Dogwood-Birch-Arrangement

{birch wrapped rose and dogwood arrangement via Design*Sponge}

Soft-Peony-Dogwood-Bouquet

{peony dogwood bouquet by Petals & Hedges, photos by Vicki Grafton Photography*, via The Bride’s Cafe}

Dogwood-Cakes

{dogwood topped cake via Martha Stewart Weddings; meringue with dogwood cake by Enlightened Patisserie, photo by Benjamin Edwards Photography, via The Sweetest Occasion}

Deep-Red-Tulip-Fern-and-Dogwood-Centerpieces

{dogwood, fern, and tree peony centerpieces by Poppies & Posies, photos by Jen Huang, via Design*Sponge}

Do you have sweet memories of flowers or trees when you were little that you plan on incorporating into your wedding? What other flowering trees do you love?

*Vicki Grafton Photography is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.

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