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There is something so enduring and romantic about getting married at the beach! Beach weddings remain one of the most popular types of celebrations. Couples can opt to keep things super casual and low key, joining with family and friends in a relaxed and informal day, or they can opt for a more formal affair with elegant touches including a tent and a sit down meal at another location. Beach wedding flowers can be vibrant and fun, or pale and elegant depending on the overall goal and theme of the event.

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Seashells, starfish and small anchors are the perfect choice to accent your beach wedding flowers and tables. They are readily available at dollar and craft stores and are easy to add to a vibrant bouquet, to scatter on tables, or to add to your centerpieces. (Mini starfish are also very sweet for attaching to your guest place cards.)

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You can even use sand and seashells to fill inexpensive glass vases for your beach themed centerpieces. Order beautiful bulk flowers to fill the vases.

Two of the most iconic color schemes for beach weddings are blue and white, which gives a more nautical, crisp air, or tan and white, which evokes images of sand and bright sun. Try beautiful blue centerpieces and bouquets from BunchesDirect, such as Classic Blue Hydrangea bouquets, Heavenly Mist bouquets, or Blue Hydrangea Centerpieces.

Classic Blue Hydrangea BunchesDirect

Heavenly Mist Bouquet BunchesDirect

 

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All white flowers are another perfect choice for this theme. Your flowers and accents will work well in this color scheme for your beautiful beach wedding, especially if you want a bit more of a traditional or elegant tone.

Sweet Heaven by BunchesDirect

Vibrant Blast BunchesDirect

Another popular color choice for beach wedding flowers is high contract, such as orange, yellow, green or fuschia. These hues evoke tropical or Caribbean vibe to your celebration and keep things a bit more vibrant and relaxed.

Desire for You by BunchesDirect

Spontaneous Love by BunchesDirect

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Building a wedding arch or even a small canopy of some kind helps set apart the place for your vows during the ceremony. This clever construction evokes the idea of driftwood. Use beautiful fresh bulk flowers to decorate your arch and give it that special touch. Try white roses (sold by the stem or by the box at BunchesDirect), or white carnations if you love what’s shown!

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Another amazing idea for your beach wedding flowers is to order beautiful bulk flowers and create a heart on the beach to surround the wedding vows. A high contrast color like red will work nicely and lend an added touch of romance. Try red roses, red ranunculus, or red gerbera daisies. You could even do this using bulk red rose petals!

 

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Planning a big party, wedding or celebration? If your event involves dinner, cocktail snacks or other entertainment that includes guests seated at tables, then sorting out what to put on the tables will be one of your key decisions. The guest tables are an important focus for your decorating and depending on your plans, guests might be spending much of their time here. Adding fresh flowers is one of the best ways to enhance the overall look of your venue and boost your guest experience.

We’ve gathered some “go to” ideas for event centerpieces that are easy as well as beautiful, especially if you are putting them together yourself.

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Wondrous White: White or cream roses will always look elegant and lovely. They suit any theme or level of formality, coordinate with any other color, are timeless and always in style, and will be a graceful addition to any guest table. Order bulk white or cream roses and you will have the makings of a stunning centerpiece with almost zero effort! Pair white roses with small white tealights for added beauty and a simple solution to your centerpiece needs.

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Rich and Bold: This stunning mix of blooms makes for easy but gorgeous centerpieces. Order hot pink roses. dark pink or red alstroemeria (also known as peruvian lilies) and burgundy dahlias. The mix will create a lush and eye-popping combo that will set your guest tables apart. All available in bulk through online ordering at BunchesDirect, and our floral consultants can guide you into how many stems you will need.

Share a Smile from BunchesDirect

Cheery and Charming: Gerbera daisies, whatever their color, are an easy way to add instant charm to your guest tables. They are affordable, beautiful and come in a wide range of colors to suit any theme or decor. This centerpiece is prepared by BunchesDirect and comes ready to trim to fit whatever container you are using. Check the website for a whole host of beautiful, ready-to-go centerpieces for any event and budget! You can also order gerbera daisies in bulk and create your own easy event centerpieces.

 

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 Beautiful Baby’s Breath. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Baby’s breath (or gypsophilia) is a delicate, airy and beautiful flower that makes wonderful centerpieces for a whole variety of events from baby showers, to weddings, to anniversary parties. Buy bulk baby’s breath and arrange in a square container like this one, wrapped in inexpensive burlap and lace and you will have a lovely centerpiece.

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Fabulous Fruit. Simply add some fresh fruit slices, such as oranges, limes or lemons, to a clear glass vase and top with your favorite bloom and presto— instant beauty for your tables! This cheery and easy centrepiece features gorgeous fresh tulips which contrast beautifully with the orange slices. This would be perfect for a brunch, baby shower, weddings, Easter celebrations or any other party where bright cheer is a must.

 

 

 

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We’ve all heard the old saying, “there is never a second chance to make a first impression.” The same thing certainly holds true for your event venue! When guests arrive, the entryway and reception areas provide them with their first impression of your theme, set the tone for level of formality, and displays the overall care that you have taken with your event. The goal, of course, is to make your guests feel welcomed and special, and to set a beautiful tone for the rest of the festivities. Taking time to add some lovely decorative touches to the entryway area, or to the entrance to the ceremony area, will help create a memorable impact. And while you can opt for other decorative touches, there is no better way to dress a space than by using beautiful fresh flowers.

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Choose an assortment of vivid colours and greet your guests with a feeling of energy and beauty. (You can also set your wedding cake out so that everyone can see it as they arrive as opposed to tucking it away for later.) Use petals or the heads of flowers in decorative trays for an easy way to add impact to what would otherwise be a forgotten and boring table in a lobby or entry. Try hot pink carnations, yellow ranunculus, or purple roses for a wonderful mix of blooms. The best part about choosing vivid colors? A little goes a long way!

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Create a grand effect for your entry hall by draping fabric in the archway outside your ceremony space. This venue went all out but even one set of artfully arranged drapes or some simple fabric, topped by beautiful fresh flowers, will have your guests really talking! Use carnations and daisies to keep costs very low!

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As guests walk across the lobby of your venue, an easy and wonderful touch is to hang beautiful floral pomanders (commonly known as “kissing balls”) from the chandelier. Floral pomanders could also be suspended from shepherd’s hoots to line a pathway for guests as they arrive to an outdoor event, or from a gazebo or porch in an outdoor ceremony. (Read how to make your own floral pomanders and see how easy it is!)

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If your guests are picking up their place cards as they enter your event space, be sure to dress the table with lovely bouquets of fresh flowers. This will add a classy touch to what could otherwise be a fairly dull line up of cards. Try white hyrdrangeas or white snapdragons for easy elegance.

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If you are having an outdoor wedding or event, greet guests with a beautiful floral archway. This will definitely set the scene and signal that the outdoor space has been transformed into something “extra special” instead of “everyday average.” Use an existing archway, pergola or create your own for the day. Roses and rose petals are always wonderful choices!

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Age is no detriment to love and romance, and we definitely saw this with the very chic and simple wedding of former supermodel Jerry Hall to Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Jerry Hall, 59, was well known for her glamorous modelling career and her relationship with Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four children. Rupert Murdoch, 85, was born in Australia to a family that owned several newspapers. He is best known for his global media empire and his creation of FOX Broadcasting in 1986, to name only one of his larger American conquests. He has six children and has been married three times previously.

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The somewhat unexpected couple met last summer in Australia and apparently “clicked” immediately. They began to share increasing amounts of time and were spotted together at several key events during the fall. They spent New Year’s Eve together on a yacht in the Caribbean together with some of their children.

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Their wedding took place on Friday March 4, in a small ceremony attended by only a handful of close friends and family. The second event took place Saturday with a private civil ceremony at the beautiful St. Bride’s Church in London. Guests included Sir Bob Gelfof and Sir Michael Caine as well as various members of Mick Jagger’s extended family. The couple’s various daughters served as bridesmaids and flower girls and wore different shades of blue. Wedding flowers were white, with the groomsmen sporting white rose boutonnieres. Rupert’s two youngest daughters, Grace and Chloe, carried charming wicker baskets that included ivy, white roses, white spray roses, and delicate white stephanotis.

Georgia May Jagger, Photo from Getty Images

 

Chloe Murdoch, Photo from Getty Images

Jerry wore a lovely ice blue silk gown by Vivienne Westwood and carried a simple bouquet of beautiful lily of the valley.

Photo from Jerry Hall Instagram, by David Bailey

The family wedding portrait includes Jerry’s children Georgia, Lizzie, James and Gabriel Jagger, as well as Rupert’s children Prudence, Lachlan, Elisabeth, James, Grace and Chloe.

If you loved Jerry’s wedding flowers, try Vintage White, Dreamy Cloud or Pretty in White bridal bouquets from BunchesDirect. You could pair these with some beautiful Trinity Triumph or Scents of Spring Centerpieces to complete the look at your own reception or event (and you don’t need to be a billionaire to fund this!).

Scents of Spring Centerpiece

Together We Stand Bouquet

Dreamy Cloud Bouquet