For brides that want to incorporate aqua or any other sort of turquoise shade of blue in their color palette, finding the right flowers can definitely be a challenge. Pink, purple, peach? Plenty of options, but there are very few blue flowers, and even fewer options for an aqua or turquoise. So, what’s a girl to do? If there are no other colors you’re working with, find other ways to incorporate that blue color.
Instead of aqua flowers, use colored ribbon around your bouquet…
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon! Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm. Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from Plate are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display. And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting to the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, and all of the decorative accents used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.
A 19th century private residence in Maine is the elegant backdrop for this lovely wedding shoot. Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls brought the natural beauty of the setting inside with rustic wood, natural fibers, wintry white, icy blue and glistening silver. A cozy tabletop with handmade linens held mercury glass vases and antique blue bottles wrapped with silver thread, filled with white stock, tulips, orchids, carnations, dusty miller, and dried berries. The accompanying stationery created by Fourth & Folded is nestled in a muslin pocket and packaged with gorgeous calligraphy, and keeping with the wintry theme, the guest book is fabric squares to be made into a quilt. Oh and there are fabulous and yummy desserts, and puppies! View even more of & unlimited‘s images from this lovely winter shoot in the gallery!
I hope everyone is getting excited for the holidays! I know I am, and I am practically drooling over this gorgeous holiday tabletop designed by Donna O’Brien of Beautiful Blooms in Philadelphia. The aqua and chartreuse color palette is a new twist on a traditional holiday theme, and mirrors, glass bowls, and mercury glass add the perfect amount of sparkle to the decor. The images are by one of my favorite ladies, Marie Labbancz.
With 11 months to go and the school year right around the corner, I’m a bit more antsy to make some more decisions about the wedding. I’m not talking about cake flavors or napkin folds or anything, but I feel like it might be good if I had SOME sort of idea of what this whole shindig should look like, right?
Relaxed, romantic, and fun, Sophie and Hunter’s Hamptons wedding at the Montauk Yacht Club is classic Americana. With a color palette of blush, peach, and shades of blue—inspired by the couple’s love of the ocean—a waterside ceremony location, and the whitewashed Farmhouse Ballroom, the event was a perfect reflection of the natural beauty of the Hamptons. Table arrangements from Amagansett Flowers by Beth featured hydrangea, blush peonies, and garden roses, while the chalkboard ceremony program was dressed with local blooms. Our favorite detail? The vintage-inspired tiered cake from Blue Duck Bakery Cafe! We love each and every image from Brklyn View Photography!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups we’ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns from The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled by Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
Oh, Emily and John’s wedding is so stunning! The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a top-notch destination for a wedding celebration because it simply never disappoints; talented staff took care of details ranging from catering to rentals to preparing the couple’s Tiffany blue wedding cake. The coastal palette of corals, pinks, and aqua in flowers by Josie Harlan of Anything With Plants & Flowers and water blue bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group is lovely outdoors in front of the ocean. Emily’s Watters gown is classic and pretty, much like the surrounding decor. Brooke Images captured every last detail of this affair, from the succulent-and-rose ceremony chair decor to the adorable golf cart exit at the end of the night—see all of the fun in the gallery!
Navy is a versatile color: dress it up, glam it up, make it modern, or as seen here, go casual by pairing navy with light aqua and vivid coral. A heavy dose of snowy white makes the palette seasonless and perfectly fresh!
Ahhh. This styled shoot is frothy and girly and just a breath of fresh air—which is great, because we’re left nearly breathless by the gorgeous styling from Maine Seasons Events and the stunning blooms from Floral Fauna. Turquoise milk glass, gold, and tons of pink work together to create the fabulous tabletop decor. And those custom ruffled swags on the tables? We’re in love! The simple texture of the cake from Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott shimmers thanks to exquisite gold detailing, and we adore the letterpress stationery by Gus & Ruby Letterpress and hand-calligraphed by Neither Snow. The models’ gowns from LulaKate look like dresses straight out of a fairy tale—which pretty much sums up why this shoot is one of our favorites of the year! We hope these oh-so-pretty images from Corbin Gurkin Photography make your day like they made ours!
Today’s styled shoot from Justin & Mary pulls inspiration from the landscape and water surrounding Elihu Island near Stonington, Connecticut. Hana Floral Design and Boutique used natural elements like wildflowers and mixed them with more classic blue and cream arrangements to create a rustic but elegant look. We love the casual brown paper mixed with sweet blue ribbon on stationery from Chocolate Creative Design! The Union Baptist Church grounds are a pastoral backdrop for the model’s gown and the bright blue bridesmaids dresses from The Wedding Embassy—and how about that fur stole! We love how these images strike the perfect balance of sophisticated style in a casual country location.
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!
Happy Friday Flowers! Today we’re all about estate tables – my absolute favorite seating style! Estate tables are so versatile – dress them up or down, add candles, comfy cushions, pretty chivari chairs… and definitely your favorite low, lush blooms so guests can easily converse across the table. If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful wood table, keep it bare. If not, add textured linens for an extra luxe splash, or white linens and colored chairs for a crisp, classic look.
What I wouldn’t have given to be a part of this “little white dress” inspired shoot by Urbane Montage Events! The flowers, the colors, the dresses, the shoes, the accessories—I truly can’t handle it. The peachy melon and aqua color palette is my absolute favorite and the bouquets by Munster Rose are to die for. The little white dresses from Flutter Boutique that are featured in this shoot would be perfect for a rehearsal, reception dress, or even a summer party! Every detail of this shoot and all the photos by Ashley Nguyen Photography are pure 100% fabulousness.
Beware – ridiculous amounts of gushing are forthcoming. Deserved gushing. Because I’m not sure there are words to describe just how much I love Kelly Marie and her team at Fleur. No matter what the wedding theme, what color palette is chosen, or what the venue may be, Kelly Marie and her team consistently create gorgeous florals for Chicago weddings of all budgets.
Did everyone do something fun for Cinco de Mayo? If not, this stunning shoot photographed by Camilla Binks will inspire a belated fiesta! Blooms and Company created a tabletop in the desert by mixing brightly colored florals and cacti with gorgeous aqua accents. Check out the adorable mini piñatas and the great chevron plates! My absolute favorite though is the absolutely breathtaking lace mantilla veil by Tessa Kim. So grab a little sip of tequila and enjoy this beautiful Mexican inspiration!
Hello everyone! Hope you all have enjoyed indigo week here at EAD. Of course it’s Friday, so we’re celebrating the end of the week with some wonderful moody indigo blue flower arrangements. Some gorgeous blue flowers to keep in mind are thistle, delphinium, nigella, and hydrangea.
It’s taken just about every bit of restraint I’ve got to keep myself from driving to the beach in this incredible weather. Anyone else with me on that? For now we’ll have to settle for living vicariously through this gorgeous nautical shoot from Brooke Roberts Photography. I can feel the breeze now on this glorious Jekyll Island wharf, and taste the delicious seafood placed so beautifully on this table set for two. And those perfectly blue and white florals by English Gardens? Simply divine. The natural, rustic beauty of this seaside shoot will keep me from driving to the beach…at least until the weekend!
Remember when we wrote that we were gaga for chevron? Well if that didn’t convince you that chevron is the hottest pattern going, this lovely inspiration shoot from Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events will! Jamie set out to create a beautiful styled shoot that featured both an engagement picnic and a tabletop, showing how you can take a simple motif and tie together your entire series of wedding events. Blue chevron makes a repeat appearance here, from the napkins, to the stationery and signage, to the gorgeous table’s runner. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful images from Holland Photo Arts and the sweet southern setting of Charlottesville’s Clifton Inn!
Annie and Ryan had a cool, casual, Key West wedding. I absolutely adore Annie’s simple flowing gown and Ryan looks too dapper in those suspenders! I mean honestly, how much cooler can these two get? They used orange and lime details for their reception, filling the bottom of their flower arrangements with them and even using sliced limes for the escort cards. We all know my favorite color is aqua so obviously I’m in love with the bridesmaids’ dresses as well! A fun and laid-back wedding gorgeously captured by the fabulous Hilton Pittman Photography!