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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Every now and then, we try to feature flowers in Friday Flowers that may be hidden gems, and today we’ll be taking a look at the beautiful pieris! A romantic and dramatic complement to whatever flower they’re used with, they remind me quite a bit of lily of the valley with their bell-shaped buds and curving, multi-budded stems. Take a look at how pieris is used in these gorgeous arrangements!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The effortless sophistication of this styled shoot by Jen Huang Photography leaves us wanting more! Antique floral china, lace linens, and gold touches courtesy of Borrowed Blu combine with softer fashion choices like a light gray suit and bohemian style beaded gown from Nearly Newlywed Bridal Boutique for a chic but casual affair. Garden blooms and wildflower-inspired bouquets by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers give an elegant accent when mixed with silver platters of fresh vegetables and flickering candles; the watercolor invitation by Dear Jendo ties in seamlessly with the theme. We’re so in love with the bride’s coral lipstick and gorgeous curls tucked back at the base of her neck, styled by 10.11 Makeup. Ahh, vintage details and romantic styling—does it get any better? See all of the beautiful images in the gallery!
There are lots of things that make our hearts skip a beat: pastoral outdoor settings, gorgeous gauzy gowns, earthy and elegant flowers, to name a few. Well, this rustic but glamorous inspiration shoot from Katie Stoops Photography has all three and then some! Shindig Weddings & Events set up the stylish scene on the grounds of Belle Haven on the James in Scottsville, Virginia. The gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown—a flattering corset style—is such a pretty formal contrast to the lush, casual wildflower blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs. And that ruffled cake dripping with blackberries and cherries? Shut the barn door—Paradox Pastry outdid themselves! Go ahead and steal some ideas from this stunning scene!