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. Read More
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. Read More
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
No other flower expresses the essence of summer like the sunflower. Whether they are standing tall in a field or arranged in a vase at home, they bring brilliance and joy to any scene. It comes as no surprise then that this bloom is a favorite among couples getting married between late summer and early fall. They symbolize ‘loyalty’ and ‘adoration’ – qualities you definitely want around on a day celebrating love and commitment. While the sunflower tends to be associated with ‘rustic’ and ‘country’, it certainly works with other styles ranging from whimsical to elegant. From stunning bouquets to eye-catching centerpieces, here are beautiful sunflower wedding décor ideas. Read More
When it comes to wedding bouquets, brides are making daring choices now more than ever. Surprising and untraditional elements are being incorporated to create designs that are fresh, bold, and beautiful. Looking for unique ways to make a statement with your bridal blooms? Here are 15 gorgeous modern wedding bouquet ideas to pin on your wedding inspiration board.
Fruit may not be an obvious choice for wedding decor. Yet, wedding florists and planners are finding more creative ways to meet their couple’s wish to have a wedding that incorporates seasonal, locally grown florals and greenery. The spring and summer harvests produce some of nature’s most vibrant colors and forms. Picking up on this, experts are using lemons, oranges, berries, and pineapples to brighten up everything from tablescapes and stationery to dessert. Another reason to do fruit? It is fairly inexpensive allowing you to go big with decor while staying on budget. Read More