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Looking to the greats can provide inspiration for your own beautiful wedding and event flowers. Their ideas can fuel your imagination and show you what is possible. One of the true greats when it comes to flower designs and installations is definitely Jeff Leatham.

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Jeff is currently the Artistic Director at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, and prior to that oversaw the flowers at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. He did the wedding flowers for such celebrity clients as Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria, Avril Lavigne, and Tina Turner, as well as doing events for clients such as Oprah Winfrey, the Kardashians, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Bulgari, Givenchy, Swarovski Crystal, Samsung and Dom Perignon, to name but a small few.

He has written two books about his floral artistry and been featured in a documentary, as well as being awarded a Knighthood in France for his contributions to arts and culture.  Jeff’s work is a combination of his love for flowers and his passion for design, and he has come up with some spectacular concepts.

 

If there is a look you love, don’t be intimidated by the size or the grandeur. Sometimes even a small element or the inspiration is enough to show you what your wedding or event flowers can be. Best of all, buying bulk flowers from a reliable online vendor such as BunchesDirect lets you create your own versions of these over-the-top creations. Here are some great tips you can use yourself!

Jeff Leatham

White on White Mass together white flowers with candles, and you will always end up with a spectacular look! Choose gorgeous flowers such as white calla lilies, white hydrangeas, white roses, stephanotis, or white orchids—all are available at BunchesDirect for bulk pricing. This “white on white” look is timeless and classic, and relatively easy to recreate. Mass together the blooms or keep things scaled back to suit your own budget.

Jeff Leatham design

Creative Arrangements. Source out some creative vases, such as these fishbowl shaped ones with openings on a tilt, and place your blooms right inside. Using a rich color like this royal purple will add to the dramatic effect. Choose blooms such as lavender dendrobium orchids, purple carnations, purple lisianthus, or purple alstroemeria for amazing effect even on a low budget.

Jeff Leatham designs

 

 

These artfully arranged white calla lilies are simple yet so effective in this tall, narrow rectangular vase. This is easy to reproduce for little cost at your own event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Leatham George V Paris

 

Vivid Color Combinations Give your wedding or event a shot of bold style by putting together beautiful flowers in unexpected colors and textures. If Jeff can do it, you can too! Use his designs to guide you in what “goes” with what. Choose eye-catching blooms such as hot pink roses, orange ranunculus, dark purple call lilies, hot pink carnations or purple cymbidium orchids, paired with green hydrangeas. Your guests are sure to remember these exciting and beautiful combination.

 

 

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Use your Space You can set flowers anywhere, and the more you can afford, the more luxurious the final result. We don’t all have this kind of budget, but don’t be afraid to set bouquets or bulk flowers along a staircase, or create unique hanging displays of bulk flowers in a smaller scale for your own venue.

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 Vary The Height Jeff mixed these beautiful spring colors of pinks and greens, setting them off with candles in chunky glass candlesticks. Create even more visual interest by varying the heights of your centerpieces and candles. Try pink carnations for a beautiful budget-saver, mixed with green hydrangeas.

Jeff Leatham The Power of Flowers

Beautiful Vases If you want to use fewer flowers to save on budget, you can still create a very artistic and memorable display if you choose beautiful vases in vivid colors or interesting shapes.You can always check in with family and friends, or scour vintage shops and estate or garage sales and come up with some lovely finds. This display makes the most of the beautiful crystal embellishments and deep emerald green, as well as the interesting rounded shapes, of these vases, using only a few bunches of white calla lilies and minimal white roses.

 

 

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Isabella Cruise is starting married life in Croydon, England after tying the knot last month without her famous parents in attendance. Isabella, 22, a makeup artist, married Max Parker, IT consultant, on September 18 in a very intimate ceremony in London. Father Tom Cruise did not join the couple but reportedly picked up the tab.

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The ceremony was held in a private function room of the very posh Dorchester Hotel, in accordance with the Scientology traditions that Isabelle shares with her father. Isabelle’s mother Nicole Kidman was also not present at the wedding, but according to sources helped plan some of the elements and is said to be happy for her daughter. Brother Connor was also a no-show, apparently to keep the nuptials as low-key as possible.

The couple are moving from their current London address to a new one on the outskirts of the city, in an area more familiar to Max’s family.

 

 

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Bridget Moynahan, who stars in television’s Blue Bloods (and who is also known as Tom Brady’s ex) tied the knot last weekend with boyfriend Andrew Frankel. The couple also kept the union on the down-low, with People.com being the first to cover the story. The beautiful evening wedding took place outdoors on October 17 in the swanky locale of the Hamptons, New York, with select family and friends in attendance. The couple requested that guests donate to one of their favorite charities, the Hole in Wall Gang Club to help youth with cancer and serious blood disorders in lieu of gifts. For more photos visit Moynahan’s Instagram account.

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Justin Theroux appeared on an episode of Ellen on October 14, and shared a few more deets about his wedding day and his wife, Jennifer Aniston. Ellen also brought out a hilarious mannequin of Jennifer (see photo above). Ellen, who was a guest at the wedding, marvelled at how long they were able to keep a secret and Justin verified that they were able to do so by sending out birthday party invitations. He revealed that they originally planned to share the secret with certain key guests, but then decided it was a bad idea.

“We thought, ‘We’re gonna tell some people this and some people that.’… We kind of realized that was a terrible plan. You’re basically telling half your guests, ‘You’re unemployed and we can’t trust you.’ Which is, of course, not the case.”Justin said that if certain guests expressed that they may not be able to make the “birthday” party, he and Aniston pressured them a bit harder. During the segment, Justin also revealed that his wife has a big fear—motorcycles! Justin adores them but apparently Jennifer doesn’t like the feeling of loss of control. Check out “EllenTube” to watch Justin tell all: https://youtu.be/owAkQQ839Bo

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And last but not least, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, 29, married boyfriend Roger Mathews, 40, on Sunday October 18, in front of family and friends after five years of dating. The former star of Jersey Shore and now-husband Mathews have one daughter together, Meilani, who made a sweet flower girl.

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During the wedding party, the family joyously announced that JWoww is expecting another child, with a huge poster to show the guests.

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Fellow castmates Snooki and Pauly D attended, along with former Bachelorette stars Trista and Ryan Sutter. JWoww dazzled in a custom gown by Stephen Yearick,

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The wedding palette consisted of various hues of purple, with lush purple and flowers and other accents to tie together the royal look. If you love Jenni’s flowers, try white hydrangeas, lavender roses, and red roses. All are available in bulk for low prices at BunchesDirect.

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The candy bar completed the “purple” theme. The couple enjoyed a purple-themed rehearsal dinner the night before complete with many sweet treats for their guests. Click to view even more purple wedding flowers and be inspired by the “WOWW” look from Jenni’s wedding.

We wish all the celebrity couples the best of health and happiness!

 

 

 

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Who doesn’t love a good romance movie, especially ones that feature a beautiful wedding? Whether the wedding is funny or moving, some of our best sources of inspiration for wedding flowers can come from our favorite Hollywood flicks. Movies spend big bucks on set and costume designs and provide us with some magical results. The rest of us, however, don’t have to spend big while still enjoying these wedding flower looks. We’ve pulled together some iconic movie wedding bouquets, and paired them with our own BunchesDirect selections! Which one is your favorite?

Kate Hudson, Bride Wars

Ah, yes, Bride Wars saw Kate Hudson play Olivia, who ends up going off the rails in attempts to sabotage her best friend’s wedding and secure the coveted Plaza Hotel as a wedding venue.

Kate looked amazing in this Vera Wang gown, with lavender accents. Her beautiful bouquet of exquisite lavender roses was the perfect complement. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Classic Lavender Rose Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

Anne Hathaway, Bride Wars

Another bride from the same movie! Anne Hathaway played sweet teacher Emma, who also ended up vying for a dream wedding on the same day as her best friend Liv.

 

The wedding that was planned did not happen, but Emma still got her “happily ever after” with Liv’s brother Nate. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Stunning Dreamland

 

 

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Kristen Stewart, Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Who could possibly forget the STUNNING array of flowers in the forest wedding of Bella and Edward? Kristen looked amazing in this vintage-inspired gown, and the abundance of flowers hanging from the trees and twined into the magnificent wedding arch was truly breathtaking.

Pure Intentions

One interesting movie fact? Apparently it was so cold during the filming of the wedding scene that the some of the flowers needed to be replaced by the hour, according to designer-in-charge Tammy Polatsek. But, thankfully we don’t need this kind of budget to enjoy a bouquet like Bella’s. This clip from the filming gives us a better look at it. BunchesDirect bridal bouquet picks: Pure Intentions, or Hold Me Close (below)

Katherine Heigl: 27 Dresses

In this movie, perennial bridesmaid Jane always puts the needs of others before herself, even to the point of allowing her sister to marry the man Jane thinks she is in love with. But, Jane gets her happy ending with Kevin, the reporter she met while he was doing a secret story on her life of repeat bridesmaid gigs (you’d have to see the movie to really get it all).

While some of the bridesmaid dresses are shall we say, questionable, we loved this gorgeous yellow and white bouquet featuring roses, peonies and ranunculus. BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Morning Surprise, or Together We Stand (see below) with yellow roses added.

Reese Witherspoon, Sweet Home Alabama

Reese played New York fashion designer Melanie, who gets engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor (played by our own Dr. McDreamy Patrick Dempsey). Her heart, however, still belongs to childhood sweetheart Jake. Melanie may have bailed on this wedding (am I sensing a theme here?) but she looked sleek and stylish while doing it.

 

We picked this movie bouquet as a fave because it is a true classic, and shows that you can never go wrong with white flowers. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Fancy White .

 

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia

In this Abba-loving, Meryl-Streep-starring, light-hearted movie, Amanda shone as the sweet and bubbly Sophie. Sophie is set to marry her true love, and decides to use to wedding invitations to try and track down her biological father.

We loved this flowing, non-traditional gown and the hillside wedding venue (remember all the candles up the endless stairs?). If you love this free-spirited look, opt for a bouquet that is less structured and includes a mix of pretty blooms. BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Puppy Love, or Snow White (below).

 

 

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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!

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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!

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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 was a wedding fit for a princess, and literally took place at a royal palace. On July 10, hotel heiress Nicky Hilton married European banking billionaire James Rothschild at the beautiful Kensington Palace in London. Kensington Palace is the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The wedding festivities kicked off with a supper Thursday at Spencer House in London, the residence of an ancestor of the late Princess Diana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For her wedding day, Nicky, 31, wore a stunning $75,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a high neck, intricate lace, long sleeves and a gorgeous train.

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She exited Claridge’s hotel with her father Rick Hilton en route to the wedding. And if you love Nicky’s regal bridal bouquet as much as we did, you will adore either a Vintage White or Pretty in White Bridal Bouquet from BunchesDirect (for hundreds less than what Nicky paid!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicky paired the dress and her gorgeous white bouquet with a dramatic cathedral veil, channeling memories of other regal brides such as Grace Kelly or the Duchess of Cambridge. Her shoes were custom Christian Louboutin’s featuring her wedding date and “Mrs.Rothschild” embroidered on them.

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Older sister Paris Hilton served as maid of honor, looking demure and lovely in a pale blue chiffon gown with a ruched bodice and gold belt. Mother Kathy also wore a pale blue dress with an embroidered skirt. Nicky’s extended family including her aunt Kyle Richards from Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ceremony took place in the Orangery, part of an outdoor garden on the palace grounds, in front of formally dressed family and friends. Guests included Naomi Campbell, Chelsea Clinton, and Kate Beckinsale, according to reports in Us Weekly.

Nicky was married before (briefly) to New York businessman Todd Meiser. That wedding was a quickie union at the Las Vegan Wedding Chapel, and the marriage only lasted three months. Let’s hope marriage number two is a better match!

Nicky and James are currently honeymooning in exotic Botswana. Nicky recently posted a photo on her Instagram account of an elephant encounter, though she looked calm and casual despite the proximity.

We loved Nicky’s fairytale English wedding and we wish she and James the best of health and happiness. Wealth? They have it covered! :)

 

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We are all eagerly awaiting the upcoming marriages of some of our favorite celebrities! Some top celebs became officially engaged over the past few months, and we can’t wait to see the gowns, the cakes, the venues, and of course (best of all), the flowers!

For fun, E! recently decided to provide their idea of the perfect dress for some of these celebrity bride-to-be’s. You can check out the E! article for the full scoop. We decided it would be even more fun if we also provided our picks for the perfect bridal bouquet to go with each look. We hope these wedding looks will inspire you with some ideas for your own special day. We are proud that any of these bouquets would look amazing with Let us know what you think!

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga announced her engagement to Taylor Kinney in February 2015 and shared photos of her lovely heart-shaped ring. Their wedding date remains unannounced, though Gaga has been changing up her look of late which prompts rumors that the big day may not be as far off as originally thought. E! selected this sleek tuxedo from Donatella Versace, or this beautiful Naeem Khan beaded gown.

BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Crimson Dream would provide a hit of the drama that Mother Monster loves, and would be a wonderful addition to either of these wedding outfits.

Crimson Dream Bouquet

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara of Modern Family fame is engaged to hunky actor Joe Manganiello. Apparently wedding plans are underway for the happy couple and we can’t wait to see what this beautiful actress decides to wear on her wedding day. Sofia loves the strapless mermaid silhouette, so it’s little surprise that E! selected this Romona Keveza gown from the spring 2016 collection for the star’s ideal bridal look.

BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Classic White Orchid, or Pretty in White bridal bouquets would be perfect complements to any strapless, lacy gown.

Pretty in White

FKA Twigs

Recently engaged to Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame, and a singer/songwriter/dancer diva in her own right, Twigs walks to the beat of her own fashion drum and would probably opt out of the ultra-traditional look for either gown or flowers. E! selected this creative Alexander McQueen gown for Twigs and we love the unconventional detailing.

BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Stunning Princess, or Pink Passion bouquets would provide the exotic “wow” factor that might appeal to FKA Twigs for her special wedding day look.

Stunning Princess

Pink Passion

Zooey Deschanel

It’s been an exciting time for Zooey, with her first baby on the way and her January announcement of her engagement to baby daddy Jacob Pechenik. E! pictured Zooey in a stunning, tiered ball gown from Oscar de la Renta and we can definitely see Zooey rocking this feminine look.

BunchesDirect bouquet picks: The ultra feminine Fairytale Beauty, or the delicate Pink Doll bridal bouquets would look divine with this full-skirted ballgown.

Fairytale Beauty

 Courtney Cox

Let’s see if the second time is the charm for actress Courtney Cox, who starred in such hit shows as Friends and Cougar Town. Courtney was married to and divorced from fellow actor David Arquette, who has since re-married in his own right. Courtney became engaged to rocker Johnny McDaid at her best pal Jennifer Aniston’s house in September 2014. Apparently Courtney’s daughter Coco is helping plan the wedding. E! chose this elegant and slightly daring J. Mendel gown in blush pink as the perfect look for Courtney.

 

BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Fade into Me, or Peach and Pink bridal bouquets would both be lovely final touches to this gorgeous gown.

Peach and Pink bouquet