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Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks

If you are planning a wedding, an anniversary or perhaps a very special event to celebrate love, your flower choices can really help boost the romance of  your event! We’ve gathered a few of the best tips for making sure that the flower designs you choose provide a beautiful dreamlike aspect to your decor and reinforce the love that is in the air.

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Romantic Touches

What better way to create an air of romance that to spell out LOVE! Use simple tin pails and a stencil kit from your craft store to create these sweet containers for your flowers. Choose old fashioned beauties such as these white hydrangeas to complement the look.

 

 

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Luxe Touches

Add some romance with special touches to embellish your floral displays. Try adding pearls, mercury glass vases, or touches of gold or silver to give your tables a gorgeous old world charm. You could also add some “bling” and sparkle using glass beads, rhinestones or faux diamonds and gluing them to your vases.

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Mirrors

Candlelight is always super romantic! Be sure to include lots of candles of all sizes in your decorating plans. Placing mirrors under your centrepieces will boost the romantic atmosphere even more as the candlelight is reflected and adds a beautiful ambiance to your venue.

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Tall and Lush

Create some tall arrangements that are full and lush and this will help get romance flowing. Believe it or not this is not an impossible DIY task! Check out this helpful BunchesDirect video for tips on how to make your own tall arrangements for either church or reception!

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Vase Choices

Try vases of clear glass, china, containers that are tall and elegantly footed, or traditional urn-shaped containers to add some romantic charm to your tables and venue.

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Another fantastic idea is to place floral pomanders (also called kissing balls) on top of shapely candlesticks. Click to read more about making your own pomanders.

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Color Palette

Just about any color palette can be used to create romantic ambiance. Try red for a more passionate and dramatic look, or go with soft old world shades of pink, peach, cream and white. Purple can also be used very effectively in romantic flower designs.

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Flower Choices

Selecting more traditional varieties of blooms such roses, ranunculus, peonies, dahlias, sweet peas, roses, or hydrangeas will add to the old world atmosphere of love and romance.

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Bridal Bouquet Choices

Follow some of the above tips when choosing your bridal bouquet designs as well. Keep flower choice, color palette and general “lushness” in mind to coordinate your bouquets with your romantic look.

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Mariah Carey announced her engagement on January 21 to mega-billionaire James Packer, and knowing Mariah’s over-the-top personality this wedding is looking to be bigger than some royal nuptials. According to RadarOnline.com, Mariah “wants it to be the most expensive wedding of all time,” in a celebration to rival that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Packer proposed to her on her home turf of Long Island, New York.

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Other sources suggest that Mariah wants a summer wedding, and that boyfriend James is picking up the entire tab. Considering he is worth approximately $4.7B this is probably a fair plan. Her engagement ring is stunning: a massive diamond approximately 35 carats in size worth a reputed $8M, from jeweler Wilfredo Rosado.

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The pair have been dating since June 2015 and reportedly fell in love last summer when Mariah, 45, visited James, 48, on his super yacht, Arctic P., off the coast of France.

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The couple spent Christmas vacation in Aspen and enjoyed time with Mariah’s four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, her children with former hubby Nick Cannon.

New rumors are now circulating that the pricey pair want to be married in Australia, where casino-owner Packer is from, or else in the south of France. to pay homage to where they met. (These are the kinds of problems to have!). Packer hails from a media mogul family and is reputed to be one of the richest men in the country.

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There is little doubt that wherever the couple decides to wed, Mariah will hire the best wedding planners and expect top service and a spectacular event.

Even in her first wedding, to Sony exec Tommy Monroe, she spent a reported half million, which translates to abuot $800k in today’s dollars. We can only imagine the virtually unlimited budget she has for this wedding.

According to the latest sources, Mariah wants thousands of white roses and lots of bling at the event.  White roses are always a stunning choice! If you love white roses but don’t happen to have a billionaire budget, BunchesDirect has lots of options for you.

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For even more savings, consider a BunchesDirect wedding package! The White Rose package will give you an Elegant Rose bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 toss/flowergirl bouquet, 3 Divine Rose boutonnieres , 2 Belle White Rose corsages, and a package of beautiful fresh rose petals (approx. 400). This could be your dream wedding in one easy purchase!

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We wish Mariah and James all the best. We also look forward to helping YOU achieve your own dream wedding! Visit the website for even more white rose bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces and cake toppers.

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Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean you don’t feel that stomach jangling mixture of fear and excitement when it comes time to set up a marriage proposal! Celeb guys might have access to expensive rings, and pricey destinations and other glamorous embellishments but they still feel the pressure to pop the big question in a way that is beautiful and unique. Celeb gals are still over-the-moon with the excitement and happiness of the moment and they want to share the news and bragging rights soon after the ring lands on their finger.

What’s not to love about a romantic proposal story? In honor of Valentine’s month we take a look at some of the best celebrity proposals!

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Taylor Kinney proposed to Lady Gaga on Valentine’s Day 2015, during a snowy night in Manhatttan.  “First he gave me a Ring Pop. That was kind of amazing and I was crying, I was so excited,” she told Access Hollywood at the Oscars. “And then he pulled out the heart-shape diamond. First it was candy. I was happy with the candy.”

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She posted a photo of her heart-shaped engagement ring on Instagram.

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Seal went all out for his proposal to Heidi Klum in 2004. He took Heidi for a helicopter ride over the dramatic Canadian Rockies. When the helicopter landed high atop a glacier there was a specially built igloo waiting with all the trimmings. Seal proposed and presented Heidi with a stunning 10 carat canary diamond ring. Heidi spoke about the event later, saying “He had an igloo built there, and they’d brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic!” She went on: “There was food and champagne, and then the helicopter left. It was a little scary, too, because you’re so cut off from the world. No trees, nothing — it was hardcore. But I was ecstatic. Too bad their marriage, like this igloo, eventually melted!

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Kanye popped the question in October 2013 and gifted Kim with a 15-carat diamond ring from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. For the big event, Kanye rented out A & T Park in San Francisco—yes the entire park! There were about 100 guests in attendance and the event was filmed for an episode of KUWTK. The stated reason was to celebrate Kim’s 33rd birthday, but during the party he had the words “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!!” flash up on the Jumbotron. The over-the-top proposal set the scene for their incredible wedding in Florence, Italy, the following May.

Watch the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW82v0blwmI

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Music executive Jordan Bratman proposed to singer Christina Aguilera in a hotel room in Carmel, California. Josh filled the room with rose petals and gift boxes, each containing a present and a self-penned poem. The pair first met when he worked for her management company. Christina opened the last box, and discovered a gorgeous five carat diamond. Jordan then went down on one knee and popped the big question.  Unfortunately this is another wonderful proposal  but sadly the marriage itself wasn’t as enduring.

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Actor Dean McDermott proposed to Tori Spelling after a long carriage ride down a path lit with twinkling Christmas lights. At the end of the path the pair enjoyed a romantic tryst at a table set up among Christmas trees. Dean then proposed to Tori with a beautiful diamond and sapphire ring. Despite some pretty dramatic ups and downs, the couple are still married and share four children together and they claim they are more in love than ever.

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Bill proposed to Guiliana during helicopter flight over Chicago. He told her they were going to be looking at Christmas lights. He surprised her with the proposal, along with champagne and Guiliana’s favorite food, Giordano’s deep-dish pizza!

Do YOU have a romantic proposal story? Perhaps you outdid the celebs and if you loved your own proposal, share it with us at [email protected]! Your story may be featured on a blog or Facebook post!

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Think Pink! Pink is always a gorgeous and popular choice for weddings! Pink flowers are fresh, pretty and romantic, giving an elegant touch to any event. They coordinate beautifully with just about any other color (even red!) and are flattering with almost all skin and hair tones as well, so your bridal party will thank you too. Pink flowers are timeless and depending on choice of bloom and how they are arranged, will suit everything from old world traditional, boho chic, to funky modern themes.

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Pink roses are always a stunning choice for your bridal bouquet. Fresh roses in varying shades of pink will suit any theme, dress or location. They are timeless, elegant and super romantic. BunchesDirect has many wonderful choices for bridal bouquets that include fresh pink roses. We have picked two here, but don’t miss the rest! Visit the site to see many more. You can also buy pink roses in bulk by stem or box.

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If you love pink, then why not layer it up? Bouquets look all the more beautiful when done in multiple shades of pink. Mix hot pink roses with paler pink peonies, or pale and hot pink carnations, for a stunning wedding palette.

Heavenly Harmony

Powerful Pink

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There are many, many different flower varieties that come in shades of pink, which also makes this color one of the most versatile and easy-to-work-with. Try pink calla lilies (as in the photo above) or pink oriental lilies for a very elegant and more exotic look.

Enchanting Pink

Classic Pink Oriental

 

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Fresh pink tulips come in many hues from pale pink to vivid fuschia and look especially lovely when made into a bridal bouquet.

Classic Pink Tulips

There are many, many more pink bridal bouquets available at BunchesDirect! For any bride who loves this romantic shade, our many choices let you “think pink” for less! We will also be pleased to provide a quote for any custom bouquet you have in mind so feel free to share your “dream photos” and let us help make your vision real.