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
Kate & Chase – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera
After exchanging hilltop vows at Natirar Mansion, Kate and Chase welcomed guests to a breathtaking reception where décor expressed the couple’s romantic side. The warm and festive atmosphere combined with a fantastic performance from the couple’s wedding band had everyone partying well into the night. In today’s post, we present the final chapter in Kate and Chase’s Real B&B Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, Sweetheart Table
Kate and Chase’s picture perfect ceremony was followed by a celebratory cocktail hour. Guests mingled, enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks while the Highline Quartet played music, putting a classical twist on modern hits. Afterward, everyone headed to the reception in Natirar Mansion’s Grand Ballroom where they were greeted by an enchanted scene. Read More
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Wedding Portrait – Photo by Alexi Lubomirski – via vogue.com
From the bride and her dress to the music, decor, and guest list, the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was full of firsts and delightful surprises. As expected, it was a grand event of poise and pageantry. But at the same time, the couple found ways to make their nuptials feel intimate, personal, and full of sentiment. Watching along with the rest of the world, we still sensed that Meghan and Harry had created a day for themselves, one that they will be able to look back on years from now knowing that they did it out of love and commitment to each other rather than to meet protocol and expectations. And as we learn new details, the idea that this was a royal wedding like never before becomes all the more true. 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
No flower expresses spring’s fun and cheerful side like the sweet pea. With their butterfly-like shape, sweet peas have a delicate, yet playful beauty that looks wonderful in wedding floral decor. Blossoming in bold and pastel shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, and white, they are the perfect flower choice when you want to add a pop of color to a celebration.
The sweet pea’s origin is traced back to the 17th century when a Sicilian monk is said to have sent seeds to England. Soon after, Henry Eckford, a Scottish nurseryman, breeded the flower to how we know it today. The bloom became popular in the 1800s when it was considered the floral emblem of Edwardian England and was used to decorate weddings and parties. In the language of flowers, the sweet pea symbolizes delicate pleasure, bliss, good-bye, and thank you for a lovely time. Read More