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February 15, 2017

Flower Feature – Hydrangea

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One of the most beautiful and well-known species in the flower kingdom, is hydrangea. Hydrangea originated in many regions of the world, including North and South America, Europe and Asia. Now worldwide, they are very famous and a popular flower grown in gardens, while also being used at special occasions and weddings. Offering a variety of species in the kingdom, it is most famous for its hydrangea and Dutch hydrangea variety. The hydrangea species is famous for its large soft clusters and overwhelming beauty in its natural state. The hydrangea flower is grown on a hydrangea bush in single clusters containing multiple little flowers and blooms. Though each individual flower is very small, hydrangea’s florets are known for coming in full round clusters at the top of a single stem.

 

White Hydrangea Bouquet - A Modern Style - via Martha Stewart Weddings

White Hydrangea Bouquet-A Modern Style- via Martha Stewart Weddings

 

Hydrangea are most popular and known for their pure white petals, yet they are also grown in a variety of colors including purple, blue and pink. A small fact that many don’t know about hydrangea is that the color of the hydrangea flowers depends on the acidity of the soil they are grown in. This can determine whether they will produce, for example, blue or white flowers. Offering a complete range of colors, Dutch hydrangea bloom in a little more variety of colors than the average hydrangea, including white, green, and all shades of pink, blue and purple.

 

 

Hydrangea, though grown in many parts of the world,  thrive in moist soil with partial shade and die instantly when exposed to direct sunlight and heat. Another fact about the hydrangea is that they are the ‘camel’ of the flower world,  meaning they require and flourish off a huge amount of water. Hydrangea need to drink excessive amounts of water a day to stay crisp, fresh and silky. They get their name from the Greek word ‘hydro’, which means water, and ‘angeion’ which stands for vessel. This symbolic name is very fitting, since this species requires a lot of water to grow and lasts a long time.

 

Blue Hydrangea - Haute Hydrangea - photo by Hamptons Hostess

Blue Hydrangea – Haute Hydrangea – photo by Hamptons Hostess

 

Representing honesty, gratitude and the thought of giving, hydrangea makes for the perfect package for many occasions. Another aspect of this species is that its unique look can adapt to many wedding styles. From classic, romantic, modern, colorful or even neutral styles, hydrangea can modify and complement their surroundings beautifully. Hydrangea are a staple flower in the summer and spring, but are also used for special occasions during the other seasons. As we mentioned earlier, hydrangea are offered in blooms of white, purple, blue and pink, making them the perfect statement piece that complements both arrangements and brides. These flowers look beautiful and delicate, yet are very strong and have a long vase life with plenty of water. They are a classic choice, and one that complements each and every occasion.

 

 

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November 2, 2016

Greenery Guide

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Accenting your bouquet or arrangements with greenery gives the finished piece shape, body, and context for the accompanying colors.  Whether you dream of bountiful greens spilling out to give a bouquet a waterfall effect, or just a few dots of foliage to set your blooms in a natural frame, there are infinite options to accentuate your color scheme and design goals.  Here’s a quick guide to some of the greens we use most often here at Bride & Blossom for bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

Seeded Eucalyptus

Seeded Eucalyptus is one of the most popular and versatile options for bouquets and arrangements alike.  With both long, smooth leaves and clusters of small seeds growing freely along the stem, seeded eucalyptus lends itself well to boho and vintage-inspired looks.

 

Sweet Pea

With their winding tendrils and delicate petals, Sweet Pea vines give any bouquet a touch of the wild and whimsical. Sweet Pea’s petals come in many colors, allowing you to add a subtle burst of color or a gentle touch of white filling in space between bigger blooms.  Bonus: they smell fantastic!

 

Dusty Miller 

With its felty leaves and ethereal sheen, dusty miller can instantly transform a bouquet into something out of a fairytale. When matched with pastels, dusty miller brings out a striking, silvery softness, while matching it with bright colors gives any arrangement an instant dimensional pop.

 

Jasmine Vine 

This delicate, fragrant vine is perfect for creating a garden-like feel.  Jasmine is great in that it grows in unruly, organic lines, but its fragile, intricate stems help maintain an elegant look for sweet & subtle drama.

 

Succulents

How could we ever forget succulents? A favorite across the board, succulents add a one-of-a-kind striking accent to any piece of wedding décor.  There are so many ways to incorporate succulents into your design, from boutonnieres to entrance arrangements to cake toppers.  For more swoon-worthy succulent inspo, check out our succulent round-up here.

 

 

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April 1, 2016

Vendor Feature: Studio Saldana

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Does this photo give you the feels? If so, the crew at Studio Saldana may just be the right photographers for you. We’ve worked with Steven Saldana and his team on two of our favorite weddings, one at the Affinia Hotel, and one at the picturesque Battery Gardens. See our gallery below, and give Studio Saldana a call if you’re still looking for an exceptional wedding photographer in NYC.

 

Venues: The Affinia Hotel / Battery Gardens

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