This weekend we did a gorgeous wedding by the ocean in NY’s famed Coney Island beach. What a perfect day to get married and take ocean front pictures! The sun was shining and the ceremony was held in the venue’s outdoor area complete with a romantic gazebo. The bride chose a combination of whites, creams, soft pinks and a touch of hot pink for her decor. My favorite part of the decor was her sweetheart table arrangement. We paired a stunning crystal candelabra with draped Swarvoski crystal strands with a bed of flowers around the base. On the sides of the table we used soft pink cherry blossom branches. This sweetheart table really popped! No one could miss this bride.
One of my favorite brides passed along her pictures. She got married at the Riverview in NYC and got some gorgeous waterfront shots. I love how she wanted us to incorporate alot of different colors which looked great with her navy bridesmaid’s dresses.
While most brides choose a single arrangement for their tables, many are opting for trendier centerpieces and are wowing guests with modern, diversified groupings of floral arrangements. Vases of varying shapes and sizes made of glass, ceramic, gold and silver are gathered together in the center of reception tables to …form one spectacular arrangement. These are often placed on a rounded mirror and surrounded by candles for a romantic effect. Using a different color or type of flower in each vase is another great way to bring out your unique style. Smaller, portable vases filled with beautiful blooms are a great bridal keepsake and gift for your guests.
Sometimes a simple clutch of white Calla Lilies is all it taks to add a touch of elegance to your wedding.
Choosing the right flowers and style for a fall wedding may seem somewhat daunting since the fall doesn’t offer the varieties and colors available in the spring and summer. However, there are many gorgeous and stylish blooms to choose from. Use a variety of textured flowers like Coxcomb with brilliant hues instead of just a few coordinating blooms for a lush, multi-dimensional arrangement. You can also opt to use non floral accents like fruit, vegetables, Birch Bark, Hypericum berries and cones. Pair the more exotic flowers with classic wedding flowers like Roses, Calla Lilies and Orchids in richer hues than you would use in the summer. For bouquets, gone are the loosely tied, garden like arrangements of the past season. Instead, go for the polished, rounded bouquets that are completely wrapped with satin or velvet and accented with rich colored jewels in crystals in pearls. Lastly, get creative with your vase choices. There are many options in traditional glass vases but instead incorporate urns, ceramic vases, colored glass, silver and gold leaf candelabras or even groupings of different shapes and sizes on each table. For your tables, consider adding loose colored leaves, mini pumpkins and anything else that celebrates the change of season.
As Labor Day is quickly approaching and summer is coming to an end, weddings are on the brain of all fall brides to be. September is the most popular month for weddings especially on the east coast where the weather is a bit crisper and foliage gives us a gorgeous array of color. While some flowers are now out of seaso……n there are tons of stunning options for fall floral arrangements. Consider dahlias, Chrysanthemums, and Asters. Many brides opt for non floral accents to commemorate the season like fall fruit, vegetables and leaves.