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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The Resort at Paws Up has been on my dream vacation list since the moment I heard about it. Never did it cross my mind how spectacular it would be to have a wedding there. And spectacular is most certainly the word that I would use to describe Lindsay and Steven’s wedding…along with unique, thoughtful, and downright breathtaking. Bridesmaids wore separates from J Crew and French Connection and carried rustic yet elegant bouquets by Habitat Floral Studio in shades of soft peach and cranberry. We are madly in love with the gorgeous tablescapes, the horse-drawn wagon, and the positively stunning Montana scenery. The fabulous Michele M. Waite captured all of these gorgeous images – get ready 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.
Queen Anne’s Lace is the ultimate romantic wildflower. It’s white, lacy, and incredibly dainty. It reminds me of taking long walks and picking wildflowers along the road during the summer and I love how it’s used in all these gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces! To me, Queen Anne’s Lace is the perfect flower for a rustic and romantic wedding.
Another under-appreciated flower in weddings (you know I love an underdog!), this weeks Friday flower gives gorgeous texture, fragrance, and fullness to any arrangement it’s in. While stock doesn’t come in every color, there are some absolutely gorgeous shades out there like lavender, magenta, deep purple, white, and even peach. It’s a thick ruffled flower with not a lot of foliage and looks great as a complement to other flowers or even when bunched all together by itself!
It’s peony season, so why not dedicate this week’s Friday Flowers to those gorgeous ruffled blooms? Little did I know that while writing this post I’d experience shortness of breath, random giggles, and rapid heart beat. There’s something about peonies that just makes me positively giddy. What is it about these blooms that make them so sought after for brides across the world? Whatever it is, perhaps you should have some sort of smelling salts handy to revive you after you get a glimpse of this collection of fabulous florals!
One of the most under-used and under-appreciated wedding flowers (at least in my opinion of course) are irises. They’re ruffled, dainty, delicate, and come in some very pretty colors! The deep purple is saturated and vibrant, the paler purpley blue ones are perfect if you want just a soft touch of color, and for you brides going all-white out there, why not let the slightest hint of yellow peek out of the center of some white irises! In any color, iris petals give texture, movement, and dimension, while the yellow center adds an unexpected pop of color. Check out these gorgeous bouquets and the variety of ways irises are used!
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:
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!
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.
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!