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All of us were surprised (and most of us delighted) by the news that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux had finally tied the knot. The pair made things official in the backyard of their own home on August 5, 2015.

Every tabloid featured regular posts about the couple’s status, telling us that they were already married, about to be married, planning their wedding, having a baby, breaking up, reuniting, holidaying or other such updates. It’s little wonder that Jen and Justin decided to dupe the paparazzi and media and host a secret ceremony.

They managed to keep it secret from even their closest friends, with Jennifer saying “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” They pulled off the surprise by telling guests they were coming to a birthday party for Justin. They managed to hide the preparations by renting out a nearby mansion and ferrying items over to their home with discreet trips and cover of trees.

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Guests included close friends such as Courtney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern, Lisa Kudrow, Chelsea Handler, and Emily Blunt among others. Jimmy Kimmel officiated. The backyard was set up with multiple tables and backless chairs, featuring romantic lighting in trees with candles on the tables. Their cake was topped by a funny Muppet version of the couple.

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News broke that Jennifer wore an $8400 Mark Zunino gown when one of the consultants on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress let a comment slip, but we are still waiting for more photos and official confirmation as to what Jen wore.

 

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The outdoor celebration lasted late into the night. The couple then departed on a romantic honeymoon at the Four Seasons resort in Bora Bora.

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We did get a better look at Jennifer’s wedding ring as she cruised the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie She’s Funny That Way in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer looked glowing and relaxed in a Roland Mouret jumpsuit. Her wedding ring features two bands of gold with a row of diamonds between, in a simple but elegant presentation. What do you think of it? Justin was spotted with his own gold wedding band in place (good man) at LAX earlier in the week.

Jennifer stated that she is “deliriously happy” to be a newlywed after her three-year engagement. We wish them all the best…and we can’t wait to see more photos of the flowers! Our picks for Jen and Justin? A Dreamy Cloud or Simply White bridal bouquet would perfectly suit Jen’s sleek, simple elegance.

Simply White Bouquet

Dreamy Cloud Bouquet

 

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Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss is one of the world’s top wedding and event planners! Based out of Beverly Hills, California. Mindy and her team are praised for boundless creativity, innovation and attention to every last detail. Their passion for top notch event planning have made her a much-sought-after fixture on the celebrity party circuit.

Mindy and her team have planned special events for celebrities such as Fergie & Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres & Portia Rossi, Jessica Simpson, Lala and Carmelo Anthony, Serena Williams, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Heidi Klum, Pink, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. If you are a fan of the TV series “The Bachelor,” Trista & Ryan’s, J.P. and Ashley’s, and Sean and Catherine’s weddings were all featured on ABC.

For those of us who don’t have the budget to simply hire Mindy Weiss Designs to plan our wedding or event, we can still turn to her books, website and television events for some fabulous inspiration. Check out these awesome tips when planning your own wedding or event decorations.

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1. Use bouquets as a floral display or centerpiece at the reception. At the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, Mindy used simple bridal bouquets and artfully displayed them in glass vases of various shapes. Keep your flowers all one color and the vases clear to make this display work despite the different flower types and vase shapes. White lisianthus, hydrangeas, orchids or mini calla lilies would all provide the elegant impact. All these blooms are available in bulk at BunchesDirect so you can make your own bouquet arrangement just like Mindy’s. We also provide you with ready-made bouquets for added stress relief. Try Classic White Hydrangea bouquets, for example, and you are ready to go!

Four Seasons LA Amy & Stuart Photography

2. Centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate to have a lot of “wow” factor. These gorgeous centerpieces were also made for the Four Seasons LA, out of artfully arranged calla lilies and beautiful white roses twined over a glass candelabra. Simple, but so stylish!

Four Seasons Biltmore Figge Studio

3. Attach bouquets of flowers to each pew with beautiful fabric bows for an gorgeous decorative touch at the ceremony, as Mindy did at the Four Seasons Biltmore. Tulips are shown here, available in season and in bulk at BunchesDirect, but other favorite flowers would be dazzling also. If you want to keep things elegant, stick to one color and one type of bloom for more impact.

Four Seasons LA Amy & Stuart Photography

4. Embellish accents like this small section of fencing at an outdoor wedding, using fresh greens and flowers. Blooms such as white or cream roses, godetias, lisianthus, peonies, green hydrangeas, and greens such as eucalyptus or palm fronds would all make amazing floral accents. Buy in bulk and attach with floral wire! Hang vintage lanterns for an even more romantic effect.

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5. Buy bulk roses in pastel shades like cream, pink and lavender for a simple but beautiful way to embellish the seating card table, as Mindy’s team did at the Hotel Bel Air.

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6. Don’t overlook the details! Even small touches can have big impact on your guest experience. Buy bulk flowers such as roses or red ranunculus and add a simple, perfect bloom alongside the menus at your guest place settings.

 

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It may still be summer, but fall is right around the corner! If you are still looking for inspiration for a fall wedding or special event, we’ve gathered a few of this year’s top trends and color schemes to help guide you.

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Structure: Summer bouquets and flower arrangements are often less formal, to recreate an airy “fresh from the garden” look. Fall bouquets and centerpieces, however, can be more structured, and can be boosted by the addition of extra touches such as viburnum or hypernicum berries, apples, gourds, tree branches, autumn leaves, or other rustic fall elements.

Color Schemes: Summer flower hues tend to be softer, in pinks, corals, roses, lavenders. For fall, think warm, earthy tones. Red, orange, coral, yellow, cream, burgundy: any of these would work well for your floral color palette during the autumn months.

Containers: The containers you choose for your centerpieces or other arrangements can also be more rustic and earthy. Try scouring flea markets for some antique urns, or rustic pots in materials such as terracotta or faux metal such as bronze or copper. These warmer hues will give your decorations a much more autumnal feel than would an airy crystal vase or pastel container. You can also get creative and make your own rustic containers; go for a walk in the woods, gather some twigs, and get out your glue gun to add the sticks to a plain container.

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Flower Choices: When it comes to flower choices, sturdier flowers in deeper, richer hues will be most suitable for a fall event. Dahlias are a great choice, since they come in burgundy, orange and dark purple, all of which are perfectly suited to this time of year. Roses are always a great wedding staple, and are also available in these gorgeous rich tones. Sunflowers will always add a warm sunny charm to a fall event in the country.

Bronze Fuji Spider Mums

 

For added drama, consider deep purple calla lilies, or bronze fuji spider chrysanthemums, which are only available in the fall.

Deep & Divine Calla Bouquet

 

 

 

Orange Asiatic Lily Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange asiatic lilies, orange gerberas, red, burgundy or orange chrysanthemums would also make excellent choices for fall bouquets and centerpieces.

 

 

 

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Aisle Décor: Scatter orange, yellow and red rose petals down the aisle for a dramatic fall look. Add tall curly willow branches, chrysanthemums in warm colors, or bright pops of sunflowers hanging from rustic shepherd’s hooks to complete the look. Pumpkins carved with monograms of the wedding couple would also be a lovely personal touch.

Bridal Bouquets: If you are looking for gorgeous pre-made bridal bouquets, there are some amazing options in these rich, warm fall hues that will coordinate perfectly with your autumn wedding theme. Sunflower bouquets can be lovely as well. Try Calla Lily Delight, Warm Springs, or Hint of Fall. Be sure to check out the BunchesDirect website for many more options!

Calla Lily Delight Bouquet

Hint of Fall Bouquet

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Get your Perfect Flower Match!

Our BunchesDirect team is so excited! We have launched a new campaign on Kickstarter.com to produce Perfect Match Wedding Flowers!

Our talented floral consultants have received a lot of requests over the years, especially as BunchesDirect operates out of three countries. Many brides and event planners are looking for something very custom and entirely unique for their special day. Mother Nature provides us with a wide range of flower colors, but sometimes a certain shade just isn’t available. Occasionally our customers ask if we can provide flowers in unusual colors, flowers with glitter, two tone flowers, or other creative ideas for their bouquets, centerpieces, corsages or other florals. While some of these options are available with silk flowers, there is just nothing as beautiful as fresh flowers for special occasions.

Our team of professional florists put their heads together to evaluate how we might provide more unusual or custom colors in flowers. The team began experimenting with new ways to tint fresh flowers, and “Perfect Match” was born! With the Perfect Match service, wedding or event customers could send a swatch or color sample of their desired flower color and select the type of flower they prefer (such as roses). BunchesDirect will then tint the flowers to match the color sample! This means our customers would be able to purchase flowers in a virtually limitless range of hues and effects.

To achieve this, BunchesDirect wants to invest in the latest professional techniques for tinting fresh flowers, and in staff training to perfect the process for different types of blooms.

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The Perfect Match service will be available to custom tint bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, or centerpieces for weddings or events. Flowers can be matched to virtually any element of the decor; for example, you could match shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses, table linens or other special accents.This means your wedding or event flowers can now be custom made, and totally unique to your needs.

But we need your help to get things rolling! We launched a Kickstarter.com campaign with various levels of pledges available. Each pledge provides a completed color-matched product to the backer. Be part of creating a brand new way to customize flowers: funds will be used to help purchase the latest professional color technology flower treatments and to support the testing process required for perfecting the techniques. Costs of flowers and labor will also be addressed. Pledges range from $10 to $75 and every pledge gets you a custom colored flower product, such as a corsage or bouquet. For additional information please read the Press Release.

Check out the campaign on Kickstarter.com. Any support or input is much appreciated, and we would love to hear your creative ideas! Help us get the “Perfect Match” started and be part of something new and exciting in the floral industry.