May 10, 2021

11 Petite & Pretty Wedding Bouquet Ideas

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Kate & Mark Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquet pink blush ivory and greenery - Round Hill Club - Michael Justin Studios

Kate & Mark Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquet pink blush ivory and greenery – Round Hill Club – Michael Justin Studios

You’ve finally decided on the dress and shoes, now it’s time to start thinking about the flowers that you’ll be carrying down the aisle. As the bride’s ultimate floral accessory, the wedding bouquet is the finishing touch on your big day look and should be chosen carefully. While we love a voluminous clutch of cascading blossoms and greenery, smaller bouquets have been catching our eye most recently. What these petite arrangements lack in stature, they more than make up with beauty and meaning. Unique, creative, and personal details become all the more important here. This is especially true as brides have had to reconsider their original vision because of COVID-19, and plan for a smaller, more intimate affair.
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April 27, 2021

Beautiful Ways To Use Curly Willow Branches Throughout Your Wedding

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Alyson & Gary Wedding - Rose and Eucalyptus and Curly Willow Ceremony Floral Arch - The Estate at East Wind NY - Kate Neal Photography

Alyson & Gary Wedding – Rose and Eucalyptus and Curly Willow Ceremony Floral Arch – The Estate at East Wind NY – Kate Neal Photography

 

Expressive, unique, and eye-pleasing, curly willow branches are an excellent choice when you want make a statement with party decor. There’s no denying the enchanted feel they bring to the weddingscape. What is so appealing about curly willow from a floral designers standpoint is its versatility – it works well with just about any wedding style, from organic to whimsical to sophisticated. Looking for ideas on how to incorporate these natural elements into your big day? The search stops here. We went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite designs that use curly willow branches. Read on to see all the beautiful ways curly willow takes decor to great, new heights.
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September 8, 2020

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas: Seasonal Statement Blooms We Love

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Corinne and Kevin Wedding - Brides Bouquet - New York Historical Society - Love In Theory

Corinne and Kevin Wedding – Brides Bouquet – New York Historical Society – Love In Theory

 

Heading into fall, a whole new array of seasonal flowers becomes available. There are many reasons for incorporating flowers at their peak bloom into wedding decor – they tend to be budget-friendly, sustainable, and at the height of beauty and freshness. Admittedly, 2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year for wedding planning. In the middle of a global pandemic, many couples are postponing, downsizing, and reconsidering their original visions. One way to stay positive is to focus on the details that are really important to you. And if flowers top the list, there are many creative approaches to styling and design that will help steer a new path toward fulfilling your wedding dreams. Meeting with clients, we make it a point to highlight seasonal flowers that bring high-impact to a bride’s bouquet or reception centerpiece. Here are statement wedding flower ideas for fall that guarantee to put the ‘WOW’ factor into your special day.
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May 7, 2020

DIY Flower Arrangements: Real BB Wedding Centerpieces You Can Make At Home

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Shoshana & Michael Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Carlyle on the Green - Susan Stripling Photography

Shoshana & Michael Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Carlyle on the Green – Susan Stripling Photography

 

We are all spending A LOT MORE time at home right now. Many of us are using this period to declutter, organize, and redecorate in an effort to create a space that is warm, inviting, and well, feels good. Nothing lifts the spirit of the home like an arrangement of fresh flowers. Bountiful blooms at the center of the table or a petite bouquet on the window sill gives any room an instant mood makeover.

You are not alone if you meet the task of properly arranging flowers with hesitation. The eye-catching centerpieces peppering Instagram, Pinterest, and home decor magazines look incredibly complex, even to an expert’s eye. But this shouldn’t hold you back from exploring the joys of artful flower arranging. It is an accessible and easy to acquire skill and we are here to help. Going through the Real BB Wedding archives, we picked beautiful arrangements to get you started. Read on to learn how to recreate these blooming lovelies at home.
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April 3, 2020

Color Us Happy: Vibrant Wedding Palette Ideas

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Kat and Ryan Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - New York Botanical Garden - Laurie Rhodes Photography

Kat and Ryan Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – New York Botanical Garden – Laurie Rhodes Photography

 

Scientists have conducted numerous research studies to confirm that certain colors have special ‘powers’ that influence our emotions and behaviors. The official term is ‘color psychology.’ Red is associated with passion, blue is calming, yellow means happiness, pink is romantic, orange is playful, green is refreshing and purple relates to creativity. As wedding floral designers, one of the best perks of the job is getting to witness the power of color first hand.

Sure, all white with a touch of green here and there is a classic mainstay that looks great across seasons and venues. This post is for our readers who are thinking about exploring color’s emotional expression. Often in our experience, a few slight adjustments in intensity and brightness is what is needed to take an arrangement to the next level. An exuberant floral theme just sings to the joyous feelings of love that fill a couple’s big day. For inspiration, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up our favorite vibrant wedding palette ideas.
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September 2, 2019

Pretty Wedding Decor Ideas With Alstroemeria Flowers

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Alstroemria Wedding Bouquet - via weddingchicks.com

Alstroemria Wedding Bouquet – via weddingchicks.com

 

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.
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