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Saturday June 13 marked the day for another exciting Royal Wedding! Prince Carl Philip, 30, of Sweden married longtime girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist, 36, in the chapel at the royal palace in Stockholm. Sofia is a former reality star and model, now a bona fide member of the Swedish royal family and officially titled Princess Sofia. Prince Carl Philip is third in line to the throne behind his elder sister Crown Princess Victoria and her daughter Princess Estelle.

photo from CNN.com

Sofia looked elegant and romantic in a white, v-neck dress with long lace sleeves and an empire waistline. The low back of the dress revealed the star-shaped tatoo she sports between her shoulder blades (definitely a more modern touch for a royal bride). Her cathedral length veil was secured with a diamond and emerald tiara, and her hair was elegantly arranged in a bun gathered low on her neck.

Prince Carl Philip is a military officer and, as if being a naval officer wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, a race car driver. He was a perfectly groomed “Prince Charming” in a black military dress tuxedo with a white hat.

photo from CNN.com

 

Sofia and Prince Carl Philip wed in front of a select group of family and friends, including several other Royals such as his parents King Carl Gustaf IV and Queen Silvia, as well as royals from Norway, Japan, and England (shown above are Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex). The official wedding portrait (below) shows all the distinguished VIP guests in their glittering finery.

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During the ceremony Prince Carl Philip had a moment of apparent nerves and had difficulty placing the ring on Sofia’s finger—check out this cute video to see for yourself.

From CNN.com

After the ceremony the fairytale couple greeted the crowd outside the palace while riding in (of course!) a horse-drawn carriage. They then returned to the palace to enjoy their reception along with 300 guests. The Prince made a speech to new wife Sofia that was heartfelt and simple, as he attested, “Today I am the happiest man in the world. Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness. With your love I will be able to overcome all challenges. Dear Sofia, I love you.” Sofia had written a song for her husband which was performed by Molly Sanden.

© Mattias Edwall, Kungahuset

The flowers were a gorgeous, romantic blend of white, pale pink, and various shades of peach. Sofia’s bridal bouquets were a perfect “Cinderella” choice of blooms such as varied roses, peonies, and ranunculus, She included floral arrangements on gold stands, and masses of the romantic blooms heaped behind the altar during the ceremony.

© Mattias Edwall, Kungahuset

Life’s Journey Bouquet

If you love the Royal Wedding flowers, be sure and check out these bridal bouquet and centerpiece suggestions from BunchesDirect! Our bridal bouquets, centerpieces and wedding flowers give you the “royal look” at a very modest price! If you love pink and peach, be sure to check all our pink wedding bouquets, and our peach wedding bouquets, at the website.

Love me Bouquet

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Oh Lola Centerpiece

Spring Glee Bouquet

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Well much of the fashion world went into buzzing overdrive the minute Lady Gaga announced her engagement. What would this fashion diva actually wear down the aisle on such an important day? After all, Mother Monster has famously (or infamously) rocked everything from feathers to bubbles to meat, so there is no telling what she kind of statement she might want to make on her wedding day.

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Gaga, 28, got engaged to Taylor Kinney, 33, this past Valentine’s Day weekend after he proposed to her and presented an inscribed, heart-shaped diamond ring. She and Kinney first met in 2011 while filming the video for her song You and I. After a brief split in 2012 they reunited and are soon headed for wedded bliss.

Photo from DailyMail

To prepare for her big day, Lady Gaga has just dyed her hair platinum blonde, suggesting she will forgo one of her signature wigs. She had good friend and stylist Patti Song achieve the new blonde look, documenting the process on her Instagram account.

For her choice of dress? Gaga vows, “it will be totally for Taylor. It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet, but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.”

“It will be totally for Taylor,” Gaga told WWD exclusively of her wedding dress plans. “It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2015/05/22/lady-gaga-debuts-bleach-blonde-hair-receives-36-wedding-dress-suggestions-from-top-designers/#sthash.3auxNjae.dpuf
“It will be totally for Taylor,” Gaga told WWD exclusively of her wedding dress plans. “It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2015/05/22/lady-gaga-debuts-bleach-blonde-hair-receives-36-wedding-dress-suggestions-from-top-designers/#sthash.3auxNjae.dpuf

Designers are already vying for the chance to outfit the Lady for her big day. Women’s Wear Daily has already dubbed her “Bride of the Decade” and challenged designers with the question about what she should wear. They have just released over 30 designs that were created by some of the top fashion houses in the world. What fun!

Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights, and for fun, we have matched them with some suggested bouquets. Enjoy! Let us know which pairing is your fave. Which one would YOU wear?

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Enchanting Pink

Mara Hoffman

Purchase bulk wholesale flowers and use them to achieve this amazing floral headdress! Red roses, lavender roses, yellow ranunculus, pink carnations, would be great choices. Bunches Direct Bouquet Match: Your Attention

 

Monique Lhuillier

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Hand Tied Mixed Bridal

Donna Karan Atelier

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Rising Symphony

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A look back at some memorable (and perhaps less well known) celebrity weddings that featured—you guessed it—insanely gorgeous wedding flowers! We may not have the celebrity budget but we can create our own versions of these awesome celebrity looks. It’s also a great cost saving idea to buy flowers in bulk from a reputable online supplier and DIY. Many of these floral “looks” can be recreated on a smaller scale with some creative vision and a bit of effort that will be well worth it after all the compliments you receive!

Here is a look back at some of the most memorable celebrity “flower moments”…which was your favorite?

Amal Alamuddin & George Clooney: Floral Arch

Amal and George were married in Venice and can we say “wow’ to all the spectacular wedding flowers that were featured in this over-the-top event. They adorned the river boats with fresh flowers, lined rooms with flowers, created stunning tall arrangements to frame the ceremony, and had photos taken under a magnificent floral archway.

Click for tips on how to make a smaller version of your own floral arch.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: The Floral Wall

Well this one was truly jaw-dropping: for their Florence nuptials Kimye ordered up a massive wall of flowers to surround them during their vows. The wall was reputed to be 25 feet high, and loaded up from top to bottom with an amazing array of blooms including hydrangea, roses, spray roses, lisianthus and many more, all in shades of white. For more info on how to create your own DIY floral walls, check out our blog on Floral Backdrops.

Ivanka Trump: Centerpieces by Preston Bailey

Amazing! These centerpieces and other tabletop florals were designed by the venerable Preston Bailey and his team, and they were over-the-top gorgeous! The florals were the star of this Trump wedding which took place at (where else) Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. If you love this wedding look, keep your own flowers to all cream or white, and opt to include blooms such as roses, hydrangea, freesia, stephanotis, lilies, and lisianthus, to name a few key ingredients. For more Preston Bailey inspiration, check out his wonderful book called Preston Bailey: Flowers. His anecdotal stories from weddings and events (including those for A-listers like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and others) are also sure to amaze. And speaking of Catherine Zeta-Jones…

 Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: Floral Wedding Cake

In case you didn’t see it, this couple’s 1998 wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York featured a spectacular multi-tiered cake covered with fresh flowers. Flowers on a cake don’t have to bust your budget. You can bake or buy a reasonably priced wedding cake and adorn it with beautiful flowers you can buy in bulk. BunchesDirect also has some ready-to-use floral cake toppers that you can buy and add to your own cake, for an even easier solution. After some rocky times and separations, apparently the couple is stronger than ever (we’ll see).

Browsing through celebrity photos can give you plenty of inspiration as a starting point for planning your own special event. Be sure to speak to a floral professional for even more assistance, or get a quote online based on your ideas.

 

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We are used to Rhianna’s edgy style and bold fashion choices (the sheer tank that displayed her nipple rings comes to mind…) and she is not shy when it comes to dressing up for events. This past weekend we glimpsed a far more demure Riri as she stood as bridesmaid for her best friend and assistant Jennifer Morales.

Jennifer married Aaron Davis this past Monday, in Honolulu, Hawaii in a lovely beach side ceremony.

Rhianna made time in her busy schedule to support her friend, looking sweet in a lilac colored, tulle Badgley Mischka Couture dress embroidered with white flowers.The dress was sleeveless and low backed, and Rhianna added some purple lipstick to modernize the look.

 

Her bridesmaid bouquet was a simple and elegant creation of white roses. If you love this look, check out the Classic White Rose bridal bouquet from BunchesDirect!

Or better yet, go for a 10 Piece White Rose Wedding Package, for even more savings.

The other bridesmaids all wore gowns in varying shades of purple, while the bride opted for a traditional white gown. Love the varying hues of the same color, with all the different dress styles. (Now this looks more like Riri, with the cigarette dangling from her lips…)

You can check out Rhianna’s own pics on Instagram for more wedding fun with Bad Gal Riri and pals! Looks like a fun time was had by all. Was there ever any doubt? For more celebrity inspiration, check out David Arquette’s wedding.

 

 

 

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David Arquette of the Scream franchise has tied the knot again. The ex of Courtney Cox married entertainment reporter Christina McLarty on April 11 in Los Angeles. Their official wedding portrait (shown above) was released yesterday and highlights their obvious happiness.

 

 

For those of you who may not recognize her, Christina is a correspondent for television shows such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. David, 43, and Christina, 33, have been a couple for the past four years.

David popped the question in July 2014, at Mastro’s Ocean Club. Both the proposal and the wedding focused on family, and included the couple’s son Charlie, 11 months, and his daughter Coco, 10, from his first marriage to Courtney Cox. Their engagement came only a week after Courtney announced that she was marrying Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, but David beat his ex to the altar.

Shortly after David popped the question, he revealed to E! News that it went slightly awry. “I proposed to her on the beach in front of a bunch of people and she got really embarrassed,” he said at the time.

Christina added, “We were at a restaurant in Malibu and there was this cute couple doing engagement photos, running up along the beach, and I was kind of making fun of them.”

“Like, ‘how embarrassing, all these people watching!’” David clarified. “And then all of a sudden…I take her outside with our new baby, Charlie, and my daughter, Coco, and then I ask her and she’s like, ‘No, what are you doing?! There’s so many people watching!’””

Their intimate wedding took place at the Italian restaurant Cicada. The ceremony was performed before close friends and family members, as well as their two basset hounds.  David’s tuxedo, in a twist on traditional that is very “David Arquette,” was actually dark blue and green tartan as opposed to black.

Christina looked gorgeous in a strapless, lace-covered gown with flowing train. She wore a ruffled, more traditional veil to the ceremony itself with gem studded stiletto heels. Her wedding flowers were an elegant white.

 

David’s sister Patricia Arquette was one of the guests, as was actor Stephen Dorff and model Charlotte McKinney. His daughter Coco looked adorable in a summery  red and white dress. Guests lingered at Cicada until late that night and everyone appeared to have a wonderful time. We wish David and Christina much happiness! Can’t wait to see what Courtney Cox comes up with for her own wedding, which is set for later this year.

 

 

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We’ve all marveled at celebrity weddings—big budget, celebrity guests, dazzling venue, designer gowns, and all the glamorous elements that make us enjoy the sneak peak into the glittering world of the rich and famous. Celebrity brides are also sometimes bridesmaids, and it’s fun to see how a celebrity bridesmaid can fit into a more “normal” wedding day. With BunchesDirect, you can always get the “celebrity” look for a whole lot less! For fun, here’s a look at some weddings that featured some famous faces, with our wedding flower picks.

Jessica Simpson was a beautiful bridesmaid at the fall wedding of her publicist, Lauren Auslander. This Rhode Island wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. Jessica wore a midnight blue gown by Amsali.

BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Dreamy Cloud, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

Selena Gomez jumped for joy in a vivid blue dress in her friend’s beach wedding in Mexico. Bunches Direct Bouquet matches: Classic White Calla Lily Bouquet.

 

 

 

Keira Knightley was a lovely bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding in Scotland in 2011. According to Keira, she wasn’t very good at it as she kept spilling food and drinks down her dress! For bouquet matches, we suggest: Queen’s Delight, or Valentine Bridal bouquets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katharine McPhee almost looked like a bride at her sister Adriana’s Los Angeles wedding in 2012. BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Irish Bliss, or Pure Intentions. 

We love the dove gray gowns that Jennifer Garner and the other bridesmaids wore at her friend’s wedding in Montecito, paired with creative bouquets of pink, white and dark burgundy. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Life’s Journey, or White Sky.

 

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a sweet pink and black dress at her friend’s Santa Monica wedding back in 2006. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Delicate Enchantment, or Fade into Me.

 

 

Eva Longoria was a gorgeous goddess in lilac at her friend Bonnie Rodezno’s LA wedding last June, escorting the adorable ring bearer in preparation for the bride’s entrance. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Pink Doll.