Jessica & Sean Wedding – High Centerpiece – Cherry Blossom Hygrangea Tibet Rose Mini Calla – Maritime Parc NJ – Photography By Daniel Moyer
No other flower symbolizes spring like the cherry blossom. Revered for hundreds of years in Japan where it is the national flower, it represents the beauty and fragility of life. Its lifespan is very short – the blossoms start to fall around two weeks after peaking. Definitely not your everyday flower, the cherry blossom is marked by a delicate and exotic character that captivates the eye, heart, and mind.
We always get excited when couples come to us looking to incorporate cherry blossoms in to their special day. Ranging in colors from white to dark pink, their blooming branches add dramatic height to any spring weddingscape. From centerpieces to bouquets to dessert, here are ten stunning wedding flower décor ideas with cherry blossoms. 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
Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek
The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments
After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night. 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
We can’t believe it’s almost June already! This time of year is particularly exciting for us at Bride & Blossom. Sure, the days are sun-filled and longer. And for whatever reason, a cocktail with lunch seems more acceptable. But, this is also the start of wedding season. After spending months working on designs with our clients, we finally get to see their floral fantasies come to life! Some of our favorite blooms are having their moment right now such as the ranunculus, Gerbera daisy, calla lilly, dendrobium orchid, and Phalaenopsis orchid. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and sweetheart tables, here are gorgeous decor ideas for June wedding flowers. Read More