As you may or may not know, we offer floral classes monthly! In the classes, besides enjoying some delicious wine and cheese, we invite one of our floral designers to come in and teach our students on several different techniques we use in the studio for our Bride & Blossom weddings! Floral design is super simple once you have the right supplies and clear steps. And it’s extremely relaxing and cathartic. Whether you’ve got a gorgeous garden and green thumb or you are a total novice, our classes are designed to teach you basic design principles that you can use again and again for making arrangements for your home, office or to give as gifts! Read More
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 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. Read More
The classic combination of pink and green gets a fresh lift in this bouquet. White dahlias and white garden roses create a neutral backdrop that takes this color scheme from ultra-girly to elevated elegance. The subtle hints of green from seeded eucalyptus and monochromatic pinks in spray and light pink roses are the perfect touch.
Lauren and David’s engagement photoshoot is sweet perfection. You may remember the tutorial and flower crown recipe we shared when this charming bride-to-be asked us to design an ethereal, bohemian-chic floral head piece for her engagement session.
We got to know Lauren’s lovely sense of style while working on designs for her big day next June. For this engagement session, she envisioned blush roses and shared an inspiration image from a gorgeous French wedding. Instead of standard roses, we suggested delicate, light-pink spray roses, and ethereal baby’s breath. Cool-toned, seeded eucalyptus complimented the intricate, ivory petals of tiny wildflowers, including poetically-named astrantia million stars…
Bride-to-be Lauren asked us to create a floral crown for her engagement shoot and we were more than happy to say yes! Flower crowns are wildly popular with chic brides right now. Wearing blooms close to the face brings out every woman’s natural beauty and evokes tradition; adorning hair with fresh flowers, for weddings and festivals, was just as on-trend in ancient Greece and Medieval Europe as it is today.
We got to know Lauren’s lovely sense of style while working on designs for her big day next June. For this engagement session, she envisioned blush roses and shared an inspiration image from a gorgeous French wedding. Instead of standard roses, we suggested delicate, light-pink spray roses, and ethereal baby’s breath. Cool-toned, seeded eucalyptus complimented the intricate, ivory petals of tiny wildflowers, including poetically-named astrantia million stars. Fresh and romantic, the finished crown looked perfect with Lauren’s “lob,” worn in gentle waves. Read More
After meeting a bride-to-be and talking with her about initial thoughts and inspirations, we put together mood boards and color palettes. Today, we’re sharing a mood board for an outdoor wedding, held in the gardens of a castle venue. Ceremony inspiration images, of a lavish floral arrangement set in a stone urn, and a grass aisle thickly strewn with petals, set a romantic, extravagant tone, perfect for this setting.
Starting with a soft color palette of peach, ivory, blush and green, we added depth by choosing flowers that also incorporated slightly more saturated tones. Peach Juliet garden roses deepen to coral at their centers. Butter-yellow parrot tulips pick up the warm tones present in cream hydrangea and stock, and ivory garden roses. Pale blush comes into play with ranunculus, and with the outer petals of pink tree peonies, while that flower’s deeper-pink, inner petals surround a yellow center. Italian ruskus, jasmine vines, seeded eucalyptus and geranium leaf added a range of medium to dark greens, and lush textures, evocative of a summer garden in fullest bloom. Read More