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The holidays are always a popular time for engagements, and celebrities are no different than many of us in choosing to pop the big question during cherished times of friends, family and relaxation. As we welcome the new year, we are excited to take a look at the many celebs who are newly engaged, and pick out a perfect wedding bouquet for each. Read on!

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Skylar Astin and Anna Camp, who play Jesse and Aubrey in the Pitch Perfect movies, announced their engagement via a very sweet post on Instagram. “I asked,” said Skylar, “She said yes!!!”  We think the very lovely and elegant Anna would adore our BunchesDirect bouquet Pretty Woman.

Pretty Woman from BunchesDirect

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Audrina Patridge of The Hills became engaged to her longtime boyfriend Corey Bohan just before Christmas. Corey is a professional dirt bike rider and proposed to Audrina during a romantic dinner at the Summit House in California. For Audrina’s more eclectic style, we recommend a  gorgeous and unique Warm Springs bouquet.

Warm Springs from BunchesDirect

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Most sources agree that Ryan Phillippe, who most of us know as the ex of Reese Witherspoon and star of Dangerous Liasons and Secrets and Lies, proposed to his girlfriend Pauline Slagter over the holidays. The pair are said to have become engaged on Christmas Day, with Pauline’s gorgeous new bling on display when the couple lunched at Seaspice in Miami the Sunday after. Pauline is about to graduate from Standford law school, so this beauty definitely boasts brains as well. For this smart and youthful bride, our pick is a beautiful Hint of Purple bridal bouquet.

Hint of Purple from BunchesDirect

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Age is no barrier to romance! Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, just became engaged to former supermodel, and former wife of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall over the past weekend. Murdoch is 84 and this will be his fourth marriage; Jerry is 59. The engagement reportedly happened in Los Angeles where the couple attended the Golden Globe Awards. For this former wild child and model, now a refined mature beauty, we recommend the elegant Dreamy Cloud bouquet.

Dreamy Cloud from BunchesDirect

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Actor Jason Statham, 48, popped the question and provided some major diamond wattage to former Victoria Secret model and Mad Max actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 28, during the Golden Globes weekend. Whiteley showed off her gorgeous new ring along with her Atelier Versace gown at the awards ceremony. The ring is reported to have a stunning $350,000 price tag! We think the stunning BunchesDirect bouquet Pink Cluster would also be very pleasing to this gorgeous bride!

Pink Cluster from BunchesDirect

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Popular American Idol alum Colton Dixon married in Nashville this month, to his lovely girlfriend Annie Coggeshall. Chrisitian singer Colton, 24 and Annie, 27, tied the knot in a black tie ceremony on Friday January 8 after three years as a couple. The event took place at the Scarritt Bennett Center before 160 of their friends and family.

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People.com provided several exclusive photos of the wedding, and described it as having both “fantasy” and “fairytale” elements. Apparently the fairytale began with the couple’s romantic September engagement at Disney World (Colton even hid the engagement ring in Cinderella’s glass slipper).

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The “fantasy” element came into play based on Colton’s love for batman and other comic book heroes. Apparently Colton even has a life-sized batman costume at his home. Colton’s mother Teresa gifted her son and his groomsmen with superhero t-shirts to wear under their wedding attire, adding a wonderful playful and personal touch to the couple’s beautiful day.

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Annie wore a stunning strapless organza gown by (who else?) renowned designer Vera Wang, that was truly Cinderella-worthy. Colton’s sister Schyler Dixon shared her own snaps, with the caption ” “Beautiful bride #coltannwedding.” She also performed the gospel favorite How Great Thou Art during the ceremony.

Photos from People.com

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Colton admits that he wept when he first saw Annie come down the aisle. During the ceremony, romantic Colton then serenaded his new bride with Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.

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Photo from People.com

The couple’s exit at the end of the night included another fairytale element: Colton and Annie departed together in (of course) a horse-drawn carriage totally reminiscent of a classic Cinderella coach. If you loved Annie’s bridal bouquet, you can certainly get the look for less with BunchesDirect. Try Together We Stand or Cheerful Blast with Wild at Heart Centerpieces, to complete your own fairytale florals.

We wish Annie and Colton all the best as they start their married lives!

Cheerful Blast Bridal Bouquet

Together We Stand Bridal Bouquet

Wild at Heart Centerpiece

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There is often something special about a country wedding. Whether it’s the more relaxed informality, the venue where Mother Nature usually plays a bigger part of the event, or the many down-home touches, a country wedding will almost certainly provide you and your guests with fond memories. Popular venues for a country wedding vary widely, from rustic farms, elegant vineyards, relaxed gardens, tranquil forests, or scenic mountaintops  Anything goes so long as it has a more rustic, outdoor connection.

The flowers are an important decor element in any wedding and certainly this is true for country events. Choose flowers that are less formal and fussy to reinforce your country theme. Excellent choices include daisies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, baby’s breath, roses, carnations, gerbera daisies, ranunculus, or hydrangeas.

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Wooden accents can add to the “country” vibe in conjunction with your wedding flowers. Use more informal vases such as these mason jars set on top of wooden tree trunk trays to add to your rustic look. These daisies and yellow craspedia are the perfect choice for flowers.

Nancy Ray Photography

Another way to incorporate some wooden accents: place wooden “stumps” or wine barrels along your wedding aisle, whether indoors or out, and top with beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers and greenery.

Jane Medley Flora Design

You could also use wooden ladders to create a wonderful frame for your vows. The rustic informality of the wood provides good contrast to the delicacy of the flowers and gives your venue a relaxed touch. Roses or carnations in various pastel colors work well. Try seeded eucalyptus or leatherleaf fern for more casual looking greens.

Lillian Prince Photography

Buy some bulk flowers such as simple carnations and perhaps some baby’s breath, add a piece of fabric in your theme color, and wrap with burlap to create your own country rustic boutonnieres. (See more ideas like this at Great American Country).

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Galvanized metal buckets, wine bottles, woven baskets or even old cowboy boots are other creative ways to display your country wedding flowers. These buckets filled with simple but beautiful baby’s breath frame the aisle chairs and create the perfect (and extremely budget friendly!) rustic accent for the bride’s grand entrance.

Hint of Fall Bouquet BunchesDirect

Sunflowers are always a wonderful choice for a country wedding! Their cheery relaxed look is a perfect complement to a barn or farm venue.

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Table settings can be more relaxed at farm weddings, making your guests feel right at home. Use casual tableware and glassware with colorful linens, or even old quilts. Choose simple bouquets of flowers such as these yellow roses and white stock to stay in keeping with the more casual vibe. You can also choose a pre-made country centerpiece—just trim the stems to fit your container of choice.

Share a Smile Centerpiece BunchesDirect

Big Day Centerpiece BunchesDirect

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Mason jars can serve many functions at a country wedding (you can even use them to serve your signature cocktails). Wrapped in lace and wired for hanging, they are a sweet decorative touch when strung from tree branches, arbors, gazebos or other elevated areas. Try a mix of bright casual flowers such as purple dahlias or ranunculus, pink carnations, purple alstroemeria, and white chrysanthemum daisies.

Puppy Love Bouquet BunchesDirect

Pretty bouquets of mixed bloomes can also provide the perfect more informal touches to your wedding party. Opt out of formal or fussy cascading bouquets with a lot of symmetry and structure and keep things more relaxed.

Yellow Field Bouquet BunchesDirect

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Get creative with cute accents such as this wire birdcage, embellished with fresh flowers such as burgundy ranuncuus and white daisies.

Whatever your flower vision, we wish you the best of luck with your beautiful country wedding! Feel free to ask our talented floral consultants for even more ideas.

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For all of our excited brides who have weddings approaching, or for those of you who are planning other key events, choosing your flowers will be a big part of your process. As we ring in a new year, let’s take a look at what’s hot in flower trends for 2016! We’ve added a few suggestions from BunchesDirect, but there are many more at the website so be sure to look over all the options or call in and let one of our consultants guide you.

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Back to Nature. Less formal “gathered from the garden” looks will become more and more popular for 2016. This trend sees some brides and event planners using less structured bouquets and arrangements and opting instead for a looser, more textural gathering of assorted blooms. If you love a more relaxed garden or country style then this trend is for you!

BunchesDirect suggestions: Natural Beauty Centerpiece, Big Day Centerpiece, Love and Sunshine Bouquet, Daytime Breeze Bouquet, I’m All Yours Bouquet.

I’m All Yours Bridal Bouquet

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Exotic and Vibrant. More of this year’s brides will be opting for flowers in vivid, saturated hues rather than only pastels. If you love pops of rich colour, then this trend is perfect for you.  Choose bright mixes of blooms such as vivid yellow sunflowers, bright red roses and orange gerberas, and give your wedding or event a very vibrant and energetic feel. Try Orange Mist Bouquet, Passionate Smile Bouquet, or a stunning Romantic Rush Bouquet.

Bright Smiles Bouquet

Romantic Rush Bouquet

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Get the Blues. Your wedding or event will be very on trend for 2016 if you opt for blue: all shades of blues are gaining in popularity and are going to be a hot item for this year. Your wedding or event will be very on trend if you opt for blue. You can pair blue bridesmaid dresses or table accents with blue flowers, or create contrast with cream and white or purple flowers (another hot color trend this year!).

Heavenly Mist Bouquet

Classic Blue Hydrangea Bouquet

Blue Hydrangea Centerpiece

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Dramatic Jewel Tones. Deep jewel tones, plums, reds, hot pinks, with hits of metallic or shimmer is another hot trend this year. Many brides are opting for larger, cascading bouquets or lush centerpieces in these rich tones. Best of all, with BunchesDirect, it’s possible to achieve this look without spending a fortune to do it!

Heavenly Harmony Bridal Bouquet

Pretty Chic Bridal Bouquet

Deep and Divine Calla Lily Bouquet

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Sorbet. Flowers in pale shades of mint, lemon, peach and raspberry are another hot trend for 2016. Mix these shades together in your decorating palette using linens, your wedding party clothing, and other accents and select flowers to complement. BunchesDirect picks:

Touch of Peach bridal bouquet

 

Simply Enchanted Centerpiece

 

Touch of Pink Centerpiece

And remember, there are no “wrong” choices when it comes to your vision, and your wedding or event flowers! Our dedicated floral consultants are delighted to work with you and assist you so that your own dream look comes to life.