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
Search “#succulent” on Instagram, and you’ll quickly get an idea of just how beloved these beautiful water-bearers have become. With hashtags like, #succulentjunkie, #succulentaddict, #succulentporn, and #succulentfreak, lovers of these blushing beauties are nothing if not devoted – and what’s not to love?
Not only are succulents gorgeous, their thick, fleshy leaves make them easy to take care of and to incorporate into any flower arrangement. “There’s just something about them that make people happy,” says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “Whenever we’re setting up for a wedding that includes succulents, the wedding planners, venue staff, and passersby always go nuts when they see them.” Read More
We created these mini-succulent party favors for guests at our Spring Showroom Opening Party and we received so many compliments that we thought we’d share the idea. Simple to make and charming whether presented in a large grouping or singularly at place settings, these make great wedding favors or bridal shower favors. Use fresh succulents planted in soil, instead of cuttings, for party favors that are living reminders of your celebration.
Start with individually potted succulents. We chose all lavender-hued rosettes, for a uniform look, but these desert plants grow in a variety of shapes and soft colors. Ordering a collection of mixed succulents is usually a less costly option. Follow your floral supplier’s instructions for watering, then use a soft brush to clean off any stray soil.
The Picnic House in Prospect Park is one of Brooklyn’s most beloved wedding venues. The park’s natural beauty provides wonderful views and a lovely setting for wedding photos, any season of the year. The Picnic House was certainly the perfect place for the vintage-bohemian wedding flowers we created for one beautiful Brooklyn bride.
Mini succulents played a starring role in the bridal bouquet. The fresh green of the succulents and viburnum played perfectly against pink lisianthus and white garden roses and spray roses. Another mini succulent became a striking groom’s boutonniere. Ranunculus, in two shades of pink, gave bridesmaids’ bouquets a look of their own. Read More