We are often asked about filler flowers – the background blooms that help bring a wedding bouquet or centerpiece to life. One of our favorites for late summer/early fall is the alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian Lily. With three to five blooms per stem, spotted petals, and an exotic look, it has a bit more character than other fillers. Color availability ranges from white and blush to unique bi-colors to vibrant orange, pink, red, and purple.
The alstroemeria was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Astromer, a Swedish naturalist who happened upon the bloom while collecting seeds in Spain in 1753. In the language of flowers, it symbolizes friendship, devotion, and following your dreams. In addition to beauty and style, if the meaning of your wedding flowers is important to you, then the alstroemeria is an excellent choice to have around on the big day. Read More
Ever since Mandy Moore’s wedding last year, we’ve been obsessed with the pampas grass wedding trend. Soft, natural, and available in colors ranging from white to whispery pink, it can be worked in to just about every decor element. For her private backyard ceremony, Mandy Moore used pampas grass to capture a feminine boho vibe. But it can be used to express a variety of wedding styles ranging from whimsical to sophisticated. Thinking of incorporating pampas grass in to your big day celebrations? We’ve got you covered!
Pampas grass brings luxurious volume and texture to the wedding backdrop, creating a scene guests will be talking about long after the vows are exchanged. Go wild with a rich and sprawling aisle and archway in a neutral palette. A circular arch of soft pink and beige stems combined with lush greenery and blossoms radiates heavenly romance. White pampas grass, blooms, and greenery arranged on a geometric backdrop is the perfect marriage of bohemian and modern styles. Read More
Do you know which flower to give to friends and family born in November? Chrysanthemum, the month’s designated birth flower! Festive, eye-catching, and versatile, it’s also a wonderful bloom to incorporate into fall weddings. From bouquets to wedding cakes, we’ve rounded up pretty floral décor ideas with chrysanthemums, this month’s BB Bloom in Spotlight.
Chrysanthemums (commonly known as “mums”) were first cultivated in China where the flower was documented in writings as early as 15th century BC. Around 400 AD, the bloom was introduced to Japan. So taken by the flower’s beauty, the Japanese adopted it as the emperor’s crest and official seal. After being introduced to Europe in the 17th century, the chrysanthemum received its present day name, which derives from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold (its original color) and “anthemon” meaning flower. Cultivation over the years has produced various types and colors including white, red, and purple. In the language of flowers, the chrysanthemum represents longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. With attributes like these, it’s no wonder couples want the flower close by on their wedding day! Read More
Emily & Daring Wedding – Battello Jersey City NJ – Dahlia Silver Dollar Seeded Euc Hydrangea Olive Branch Spray Tibet Rose Thistle Garland – Photography by Casey Fatchett
Sophisticated, bold, with a touch of whimsy, dahlias are one of those unique flowers that works well with just about any wedding style. Admired for their large blooms, intricate petals, and beautiful colors, they are a wonderful feature flower to incorporate in bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements. There are many types of dahlias – 42 species in all and each different from the next. Our brides especially love using café au lait, cactus, and pompon dahlias to celebrate their big day. Read More
If we had to make a list of our favorite flower fillers, Queen Anne’s lace would be at the top. What makes this delicate and expressive bloom so special is its versatility. Naturally growing in the wild, Queen Anne’s lace is often used in rustic arrangements. At the same time, it brings texture and lightness to more classic flower displays.
The story behind the flower is as interesting as its rounded, nest-like appearance. Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by her friends to create lace as beautiful as flowers. While endeavored in her project, she pierced her finger. The flower’s red-purple center represents droplets of her blood. In the language of flowers, Queen Anne’s lace symbolizes sanctuary and protection. Read More
With it’s delicate character and lovely fragrance, it’s no wonder that the freesia flower is a favorite among our spring brides. This bell-shaped bloom grows in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and white. Lovely and playful, freesias look wonderful on their own or can be used as an accent flower.
Originating in South Africa, the story behind the flowers’s name goes back to the 19th century when the botanist, Christian P. Ecklon, named the bloom after his colleague, Friedrich H.T. Freese, to honor their friendship. Since then, the freesia has been associated friendship, trust, and innocence. What a perfect flower to have close by on the day when you are about to marry your best friend! From bouquets and centerpieces to the wedding cake, here are pretty wedding decor ideas that incorporate freesias. Read More