Ranunculus are certainly a favorite flower of many brides out there. Layers and layers of tissue-thin petals create gorgeous blooms that are available in a rainbow of colors. Often though, it’s overshadowed by big puffy peonies, roses, or dahlias. It’s such a gorgeous flower itself, I think it’s about time it gets some time in the spotlight! Let’s take a look at how to go beyond using it as only a filler flower, but instead as the main focus or only bloom of an arrangement.
They really do come in a rainbow of shades, don’t they? Such a beautiful flower, whether alone or used in a larger arrangement. If you like following our Friday Flowers, make sure you’re following us on Pinterest too! Have a great weekend everyone!
This dreamy Italian shoot by Le Frufru incorporates several traditional symbols: birds (representing the couple), the olive tree (representing traditions) and a pink bow (representing the union). I love how all these symbols were used not only on the wedding stationery (check out those cute favor tags!) but throughout the shoot as well. Doesn’t help that I have a slight obsession with olive branches…
Last weekend I visited the adorable Chicago floral shop Fleur and learned to build a beautiful and simple terrarium! Terrariums are perfect housewarming or hostess gifts, or easy create-ahead centerpieces. They are simpler to make than you think, and (bonus!) they last a long time and require little attention. Follow along below or view the printable instructions here.
Holiday season is in full swing and with it comes the gorgeous decor of the season, including my favorite, greenery! Incredibly elegant and sophisticated, greenery transforms bouquets, drapery, tablescapes, and even chandeliers into woodland works of floral art.
Oh, we can’t stop smiling about Christina and Dan’s wedding at Atlanta’s Callanwolde Fine Arts Center! We are in love with the bright and colorful palette of blush, coral, tangerine, and even a hint of saffron, designed by the talented Amy Osaba. But the details — from the amazing calligraphy wedding stationery to the unbelievably cute flower girl — ensure our cheeks will be sore from smiling! These amazing photos from Erin Hearts Court show an effortlessly gorgeous and fresh day full of love, and it makes us positively giddy!
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!
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!
Happy Friday everyone! Today for Friday Flowers we’ve got a gorgeous shoot from Tampa’s amazing FH Weddings that was inspired by a bowl of peaches! These soft blush and peach hued arrangements included garden roses, stock, eucalyptus, and ranunculus. Along with Chic Designs & Fabulous Events, Stephanie from FH Weddings created a pretty tablescape with vintage china, lace, and books, set against an antique hutch filled with even more beautiful florals. I love how they also included tangerines and peaches into the decor! Thanks so much to the talented team who put this all together and to Justin DeMutiis for the beautiful images!
If I could choose 3 words to describe today’s absolutely incredible shoot, they would be vintage feminine elegance. The shoot was inspired by the large hats and fine gloves in ladies’ fashion from the turn-of-the-century as well as one of the most feminine activities of all, tea time! Kelly Oshiro and Tricia Fountaine teamed up to create this gorgeous shoot, pairing pink, peach, and lavender florals with vintage silver containers, tea sets, and old perfume bottles. And just when you think it just can’t get any more fantastic, there’s a puppy too (Kelly’s adorable pup, Mira)! This whole shoot is so gorgeous, it was nearly impossible to only share a few of the gorgeous photos by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie with you today! Thanks so much to the fabulous team who put it together for sharing it with us today!
Although it’s not required by etiquette, it’s customary for the parents of the bride and groom to receive flowers. For the dads, the choice is easy: a bout. For the moms? A bit more difficult. Do you go corsage? In that case, pin-on or wrist? Do you give them a mini-bouquet? So many options, many of which conjure up horrible visions of tacky prom flowers. On top of that, many moms are just way too stylish to go for something dull and outdated. In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve rounded up some ideas for the moms to wear as they watch you walk down the aisle.
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.
Oh lilacs. So beautiful and so fragrant. I think that if everyone had a lilac bush in their yard that they could admire daily, the world would be a happier place. Truly a flower that I adore, lilacs come mostly in purples but also in white and even pink! With gorgeous texture and color, it makes for stunning florals!
Orchids come in just about every size and every color imaginable. From bright greens to deep, rich purples, and from ruffled and frilled to sleek and modern, the variety of orchids spans just about as much as the variety of all flowers in general. Today I’d like to share one of my favorite types: Cattleya Orchids. Cattleyas themselves even come in a variety of colors, but we usually see them in a vivid white with a buttery or bright yellow center. Take a look at these gorgeous arrangements that feature Cattleyas:
I absolutely adore lavender—its color, smell, texture—so of course I love seeing it used in weddings! Wherever it’s used, its wonderful fragrance will surely add an extra dimension to the day. Even better that it’s known to be relaxing too! Who wouldn’t want a bit more relaxation on their wedding day?
There’s nothing that says spring to me more than when the sunny yellow daffodils start to bloom in my yard. From the standard bright yellow to more subtle white with peach, to the smaller or more ruffly versions, what I love the most about daffodils though is the variety that they come in. For a dose of sunshine or a touch of spring here are a variety of arrangements that include this cheery bloom!
It’s Friday which means it’s flower day here at Elizabeth Anne Designs, but it’s also time to celebrate National Puppy Day! What’s a blogger to do? Feature puppies all dressed up in wedding flower collars to celebrate both, of course! These pups look picture perfect all dolled up.
Happy St. Patrick’s eve everyone! Today we’re celebrating with an ode to green! Beautifully neutral and natural, there are several flowers that come in various shades and textures of green: hydrangea, orchids, mums, tulips, roses, and bells of Ireland to name a few. Here are some of my favorites!
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!