Succulents, step aside. There’s a new bud in town that is ready to take over the modern scene: protea! As different as they are fascinating, they’re one part botanical, one part tropical, and completely bold. They go with everything from peonies to thistle to orchids, and they are for sure a bold addition to any bouquet or centerpiece!
While looking through bouquets of blushing bride protea for our Friday Flowers roundup, there were so many gorgeous bouquets with pincushion protea that it didn’t feel right to not share those as well! Pincushions look exactly like they sound: a little cushion stuck with a bunch of vibrantly colored pins. In yellow, orange or coral, they are all brightly colored and full of texture. It’s a flower with quite a personality!
Is there a more aptly-named wedding flower than “blushing bride?” The name aside, blushing bride protea looks gorgeous when used with a variety of flowers from roses to clematis to orchids. It has a blush center with pointed petals that range from white to ivory to pale pink. Can you spot the blushing bride protea in all of these bouquets?
Jasmine: Not the princess from Aladdin, the beautiful flowering vine, of course! This sweet smelling flower is incredibly petite and romantic, and the wispy pink buds add a carefree garden-feel to any bouquet! While it may not be suitable for a bouquet all by itself, it adds such a special touch to roses, peonies or any other flowers you choose for your bouquet. We hope you love these bouquets as much as we do!
Scabiosa pods are incredibly interesting. Sometimes referred to as the pincushion flower, its greenish-brown ball-shaped head is divided up into several smaller sections that almost resemble cupcake liners! They look gorgeous in bouquets and always add an organic feel to an arrangement. Take a look at some of our most favorite bouquets that use scabiosa pods!
Clematis is a flowering vine that you might see during the summer climbing the gate of your neighbor’s fence, someone’s light post, or even a mailbox or two! From it’s sweet white and pale pink shades which can give a soft garden feel to an arrangement, to the deep wine and burgundy shades that can be so dramatic that it looks like it could contain some deadly poison, there are many varieties. Even the vine itself is full of texture and looks great when used as greenery in arrangements! No matter which color or variety we see though, we’re absolutely in love with clematis today!
Stop giggling. While admittedly it has a bit of a silly name, cockscomb is quite a fantastic flower! Cockscomb is what it would look like if coral was made of velvet. Twisty and fuzzy, cockscomb will without a doubt add interest and personality to whatever arrangement it is added whether tucked in and almost hidden with other flowers, or as a featured bloom!
Did you know that a calla lily is not actually a lily? Yup, although these sleek and sophisticated flowers are just as much a show-stopper as their namesake, they are more closely related to the Jack in the pulpit than the lily! Now that our science lesson is over, let’s look at some pretty flowers! For the most part when I see callas, the trumpet-like blooms are bundled without any greens or other flowers. Very sleek and modern, right? But when I do see them used with other flowers, their unique shape adds a whole new dimension to the arrangement. And when those stunning deep purple callas are used? Oh I swoon every time. Happy Friday everyone, and enjoy these gorgeous calla lily arrangements!
If you haven’t had the same sunshine and warmth we’ve had here in Philly, today’s flowers will certainly brighten your day! Crinkly, tissue-thin poppies are unique and full of personality. Not to mention, have you seen the scene in The Wizard of Oz? Even the Wicked Witch says they’re “attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell”! Ms. Witch’s poppies are red, but they come in vibrant oranges, warm corals, soft yellows, and many other colors. Check out these gorgeous arrangements as well as two fabulous poppy DIY projects at the end as well!
Cooler weather gets us thinking of cooler color palettes. Today’s featured floral, the silver brunia, is as cool as it gets! But not only is it cool in color, it’s also modern, elegant, and has a fantastic small rounded shape. While it’s often used in pastel and white flora arrangements, it can look fantastic with more bold colors like red or yellow as well! Take a look at silver brunia used in some of our favorite bouquets!
Anemones are pure elegance. Perfect for a black and white wedding with their delicate white petals and bold black centers, they also come in a variety of pinks, reds and purples. Anemones are just as classy whether by themselves or with a mixture of other beautiful blooms!
There’s nothing more show-stopping than bold and dramatic flowers, don’t you think? Amaranthus adds texture to an arrangement and when used in a bouquet, it’s hanging stems can give it a cascading feel. It comes in both a rich fuchsia and a bright green, and will make even the smallest boutonniere or the largest ceremony arch unique!
Who says it has to be flowers that steal the show on reception tables and in wedding bouquets? We’re just about one full week into fall, so today our Friday Flowers will prove that richly-hued leaves can be just as dramatic as any fluffy pink peony! From the vibrant red, gold and rust colored leaves that make this season so special to the moody merlot of Japanese Maple leaves, using leaves in your floral arrangements is sure to add a touch of fall to your wedding!
This time of year is always bittersweet. Summer draws to a close, vacations end and school starts again. But at the same time, cozy sweaters, crisp nights and fabulous fall boots are just around the corner! Another one of the perks of this time of year? All the show-stopping sunflowers that fill farmers markets and roadside stands. So, if you’ve got the end-of-summer blues, these sunny blooms are sure to brighten your day!
If there was nobility in the flower world, the phalaenopsis orchid would without a doubt be a part of the royal family. Stately, elegant and a bit bold, it undoubtably makes a statement wherever it is used. Check out this gorgeous collection of bouquets that we absolutely adore!
Happy Friday everyone! Today we’ll be taking a look at another unique flower: scabiosa. It is commonly called “pincushion flower” because of its pincushion-like center. It comes in different shades like white, lavender, deep purple, red and pink. Both the petals and center of the flower are very unique and can add some fantastic texture into any arrangement!
Every now and then you may run across a wedding that has a little fuzzy (who remembers koosh balls?) green flower either in the bouquets or centerpieces. If you’ve wondered what that is, today’s Friday Flowers is for you! It’s called dianthus (or green trick carnation) and is most certainly a unique addition to any arrangement. Since it somewhat resembles moss, it can be used in more rustic, woodsy weddings, but looks just as good when mixed with elegant white peonies, callas, or hydrangea! Check them out and let us know what you think!
While not necessarily a flower, there’s no denying how great moss can look in wedding decor, so we feel it’s completely worthy of its own Friday Flowers post! Moss brings a natural and organic feel to weddings regardless of the venue or style of the event. There are countless places to use it – here are some of our favorites!
There are so many beautiful flowers that pop up over the summer and lots of wonderful choices to use for summer weddings, and one of our favorites is the zinnia! Zinnias are full of texture and come in lots of warm and fun colors like pink, orange, red, yellow, fuchsia, and even some ombre shades. Take a look at these fantastic arrangements featuring zinnias and prepare to fall in love!
Hydrangeas are right up there with the most summery flowers, don’t you think? I love to walk around my neighborhood on a summer afternoon and check out the beautiful cloud-like hydrangea blooms in front of everyone’s houses. They come in a rainbow of colors: white, purple, pink, even green, but my all-time favorite are the blue! It’s no surprise that they are a popular choice for many brides. From bouquets of just a couple lone hydrangea blooms to larger arrangements where it’s just used as an accent, I love when blue hydrangea is used in weddings!
It’s officially summertime and that means it’s vacation season! The Mr. and I have chosen to vacay away from most major cities and have instead retreated to the beach in Maine where we’re surrounded by lobster, blueberries, and tons of wildflowers. Among the wildflowers are tons and tons of happy daisies which are the inspiration for today’s Friday Flowers. Whether we’re talking about mums, sweet and petite chamomile, or the straight up ones on the side of the road, there’s no happier and more carefree flower than a daisy! Check out these beautiful bouquets that use today’s featured flower.