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We’ve all marveled at celebrity weddings—big budget, celebrity guests, dazzling venue, designer gowns, and all the glamorous elements that make us enjoy the sneak peak into the glittering world of the rich and famous. Celebrity brides are also sometimes bridesmaids, and it’s fun to see how a celebrity bridesmaid can fit into a more “normal” wedding day. With BunchesDirect, you can always get the “celebrity” look for a whole lot less! For fun, here’s a look at some weddings that featured some famous faces, with our wedding flower picks.

Jessica Simpson was a beautiful bridesmaid at the fall wedding of her publicist, Lauren Auslander. This Rhode Island wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. Jessica wore a midnight blue gown by Amsali.

BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Dreamy Cloud, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

Selena Gomez jumped for joy in a vivid blue dress in her friend’s beach wedding in Mexico. Bunches Direct Bouquet matches: Classic White Calla Lily Bouquet.

 

 

 

Keira Knightley was a lovely bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding in Scotland in 2011. According to Keira, she wasn’t very good at it as she kept spilling food and drinks down her dress! For bouquet matches, we suggest: Queen’s Delight, or Valentine Bridal bouquets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katharine McPhee almost looked like a bride at her sister Adriana’s Los Angeles wedding in 2012. BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Irish Bliss, or Pure Intentions. 

We love the dove gray gowns that Jennifer Garner and the other bridesmaids wore at her friend’s wedding in Montecito, paired with creative bouquets of pink, white and dark burgundy. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Life’s Journey, or White Sky.

 

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a sweet pink and black dress at her friend’s Santa Monica wedding back in 2006. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Delicate Enchantment, or Fade into Me.

 

 

Eva Longoria was a gorgeous goddess in lilac at her friend Bonnie Rodezno’s LA wedding last June, escorting the adorable ring bearer in preparation for the bride’s entrance. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Pink Doll.

 

 

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There are some hot new trends for bridesmaid dress colors for this year, but some of the top choices are based on classic tried-and-true shades that are versatile and timeless. Your choice of bridesmaid dresses is a key component in the final “look” for your wedding. Apart from the obvious considerations of length and style, the choice of color will also depend on a few factors, including the season, the time of day, the overall theme and tone of the wedding (is it formal and traditional, colorful and fun, modern and simple?) as well as on the bridesmaids themselves. Here are a few top picks for bridesmaid dress colors, with suggested flower matches for a perfectly coordinated and beautiful final look.

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1. Taupe

This shade is timeless, but versions of taupe have been gaining in popularity in 2014 and 2015. It is a classic neutral that adds an air of elegance and sophistication to your wedding party. If you want to make this look a bit more modern and bold, add some metallic jewelry or pops of color; if you prefer a more feminine and traditional look, use cream or pastel shades for flowers and accessories.

BunchesDirect Bouquet suggestions:

Simple Beauty Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Deep Blue

All shades of blue were extremely popular in 2014, with this trend only gaining strength into 2015. Deep blue is an especially lovely choice. It suits the coloring of many bridesmaids, always looks fresh, elegant and classic, and provides a perfect backdrop to set off your flowers. Try shades of hot pink, or stay classic with cream, to complement this look.

Classic Cream Rose

Adorably Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Coral

This is a vibrant, perky color that is especially suited to summer or beach weddings. The popularity of coral bridesmaid dresses has been growing in leaps and bounds this season! It is an excellent choice for many bridesmaids as it complements all skin tones and hair colors. Try mixed bouquets with shades of pink and hits of yellow or orange for a wonderful final look.

Never Say No

Pure Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Gray

This is a classic look that would work in both a traditional, elegant wedding or a sleek modern one. It’s also super versatile and the best part of choosing gray: it can be paired with almost any flower color! For a modern look, try it with all white flowers, or for less formality pair it with more color, such as purple, pale yellow, or even shades of orange.

Beautiful Rhythm

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Blush

This feminine color suits many bridesmaids and works well with a romantic wedding theme. It started cropping up in 2014 weddings and is picking up momentum for 2015! It’s a modern way to add a soft touch to your wedding. Try bouquets of pale pink and cream to complement this look.

Elegant Calla Lily & Rose

 

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One of the most dramatic and moving moments during any wedding will come with the bride’s grand entrance. Guests stand, happy expectation fills the air, and all eyes turn to the bride who then makes her walk down the wedding aisle. The aisle sets the scene for this magical moment, before, during and after the vows are spoken. Make sure your wedding aisle looks its best with fresh flowers and romantic accents that suit your theme and set the right mood. There are plenty of DIY ideas whether your wedding is indoors or out to help you create a wonderful setting for every budget: bulk flowers and rose petals can be your new best friends!

Rose Petals: Buy rose petals in bulk from an online supplier like BunchesDirect, which come in bags of approximately 400 gorgeous petals, in a wide variety of colors.

If you are patient and enjoy details (or have friends/family who can help) then you can create a stunning accent for your aisle by setting out beautiful patterns using a stencil or your own creative vision. Consider monograms, spirals, or other decorative patterns for huge wow factor.

 

 

 

 

If you are perhaps not quite so detail-oriented (or don’t have the time or patience) you can also use varied shades of massed rose petals to give your aisle a gorgeous boost and help define it.

 

 

 

 

Another easy way to create beautiful impact using rose petals is to place generous handfuls of them spaced intermittently down the aisle, tucked in by the chairs and accented with lanterns and candles.

Chair Accents: Hang flowers from the chairs to create a wonderful border for your aisle.

Hang vases, mason jars, small burlap wrapped jars, or other containers from the chairs using ribbon or twine. Place fresh bulk flower bouquets, or bulk baby’s breath inside for a simple but gorgeous accent.

 

Create a border: Set decorative accents along the aisle to frame it off and give it more impact.

Purchase a few shepherd’s hooks from your local garden center and use them to hang vases, bouquets, or balls of flowers to help frame the edge of your outdoor wedding aisle. Making decorative floral balls (sometimes called floral pomanders or “kissing balls”) using craft store balls and bulk flowers such as carnations, roses, daisies, ranunculus or other flowers is an easy DIY project. Hang the pomanders from the chairs using pretty ribbon and you have an instant aisle accent. Check out our How-To blog for more info!

A creative idea to border the aisle at an outdoor wedding: use stumps to hold vases of flowers set alongside the seating. Use budget-friendly vases and create your own bouquets using a variety of fresh bulk flowers such as hyrdrangeas, roses, larkspur, baby’s breath, peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, daisies, or any of your favorite blooms.

Use buckets for a cute “country wedding” accent, filled with baby’s breath.

Use garlands and pearls to create a beautiful aisle border and dress with fresh flowers, such a pink spray roses, white lilies, or ranunculus for a more feminine and romantic feel.

The Grand Entrance Consider using old doors to make an amazing “entrance” to your outdoor aisle.

The Main Event: Set off the end of the aisle and the area where the vows will take place with a beautiful floral arch, garlands of flowers and greenery, curtains, special lighting or other detailed accents.

Whatever your theme or budget, taking a little extra time to think about your wedding aisle will have huge impact on your final day. Don’t be afraid to get creative and to include accents that are meaningful to you. With a bit of planning and effort, you can take your wedding aisle from blah to beautiful, for a walk that you and your guests will never forget.

 

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One of the hottest trends from last year’s wedding season, that is definitely carrying over to 2015, is the inclusion of a gorgeous floral backdrop wall. Floral walls are fragrant, romantic, luxurious design elements that provide the most amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. Surprisingly enough, they also don’t have to be that complicated to create and can be done to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.

When we think “floral wall’ it’s hard not to recall one of the largest and most elaborate floral backdrop walls of all time: the one from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s glamorous wedding last May in Florence, Italy. This spectacular wall of flowers stood a massive 25 feet high—check out the photo below and the grand piano will give you some reference as to the scale. Kimye opted for masses of white and cream flowers, including white roses and peonies, for their spectacular wall.

Not many of us may have their multi-million-dollar budget, but it’s easier than you may think to come up with your own floral wall or backdrop. Check out some of these great ideas for incorporating a floral backdrop into your own special day.

If you are somewhat ambitious, you can construct a floral backdrop wall from a sturdy base, such as a thin MDF board or sheet of particle board from the local building store. Make sure the board will be erected securely so that it cannot topple over, and/or is portable enough that you can transport it to and from the ceremony site for set up. Cover the board with green fabric, and then attach (using wire or glue) moss or other greenery, along with the heads of various beautiful blooms that coordinate with your wedding flower theme. Roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and daisies are all great choices, but the variety is vast. If you buy flowers in bulk, a gorgeous presentation is fairly affordable.

If you are on a budget, or have limited DIY skills, you can opt for something more simple and hang sturdy blooms like bulk carnations (very hardy!) from an arch or even a tree. Fishing line and a heavy embroidery needle can help you string the carnations (a great project for friends, family, or the bridesmaids too!). Lilies work well also (see below).

 

This gorgeous floral backdrop was made from a large white vintage picture frame. It was covered with romantic flowers including roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas in a soft palette of pink and white. You could easily do a smaller version for one of the display or buffet tables. Stunning…!

Source: Gusto & Grace

This creative bride used old shuttered closet doors to make a beautiful floral backdrop. She purchased bulk button poms and carnations to make her doors stand out.

There are many ways to incorporate your own floral backdrop into your wedding. You can adapt it to suit your theme, color palette, and budget, but whatever you choose, the impact is tremendous!

For more wedding decor ideas using flowers, check out this Blog about DIY wedding pomanders. Happy wedding planning!