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If you’re planning on celebrating your nuptials with the ghosts and ghouls on All Hallows’ Eve, there are some easy ways to avoid the whole thing turning into a fright fest. Halloween-themed weddings are about creating moodiness and playing up Gothic details. The idea that you need Jack-O-Lanterns and candy bars is just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.

Choose your theme

Yes, you’ve chosen a Halloween theme, but that can be interpreted in many different ways. One idea that’s on trend is throwing a mysterious masquerade ball. Keep things sophisticated and formal with the groomsmen wearing black suits and your ladies in rich jewel tones like Sapphire or Amethyst. Everyone gets to wear a beautiful mask, which will put everyone in the Halloween mood. Class things up with lots of antique gold details and lots of candles.

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Rustic weddings are still extremely popular, so take your party to an old barn surrounded by dark forests and let the Halloween vibes flow. Think dark magic and ghost stories! Have your ceremony at dusk, accompanied by lots of candles to create moodiness that’s still unmistakably romantic.

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Whatever theme you choose, the right flowers can help bring it to life!

The Flowers

Flowers can be moody while still being elegant. Think deep burgundy Dahlias, Ranunculus, blood red Roses, Spray Roses and black Calla Lilies. Accent your darker flowers with shades of cream or lighter dusty pinks for a romantic look.

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Using twisty branches in your bouquet or centrepieces will add to the eerie ambience as well. Be creative with your vases too! Dusted antique gold vases, pumpkins, jars or Gothic looking skulls will add that something extra to your spooky day. Garlands of greenery and dark blooms decorate tables beautifully when accompanied with lots of candles, and save on cost too! Think Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Ruscus.

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This year’s Halloween wedding trends prove you don’t need to have a costume party to throw a perfectly spooky event. These are just a few ideas, the possibilities are endless, especially with the flowers! Visit BunchesDirect.com to see our selection of bouquets, centrepieces, bulk flowers and more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage elegance is a wedding trend that seems to never go out of style. Something about antique lace, soft colours and statement jewellery evokes old school romance that can’t be beat!

In 2017, and moving into the 2018 wedding season, vintage brides are loving large blooms in muted or pastel colour tones. Think Garden Roses and Peonies in dusty pink, cream and green like our Morning Joy Bridal Bouquet. Pops of rich red wine hues can work too, especially if you’re planning on incorporating velvet into your decor.

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Morning Joy by Bunches Direct

Other soft petal flowers that can help create this look are Delphinium, Cornflowers and Dahlias. And don’t forget some of the classics like Baby’s Breath, Lavender and Carnations that all bridal bouquets had back in the day because of their low price tag. Our Pure Baby’s Breath Bridal Bouquet is a perfect choice.

Combine two of this years trends by adding greenery in muted tones such as Eucalyptus and Ruscus, and voila! The perfect bouquet for any vintage vixen. Opt for a cascading bouquet for added drama and use your grandmother’s favourite brooch or tie the stems with lace to complete the look.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet by Bunches Direct

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Once you’ve chosen your varietals, make sure to display them in a way that’s true to your theme. Look for antique vases in different shapes and sizes, easily found at flea markets or garage sales. Be creative! Tea cups, jars or old planters make perfect flower holders and can add a touch of whimsy.

Don’t stop at your bouquets and centrepieces, using flowers in a wide variety of places is back in style too. Cake toppers made of Roses and Peonies or even edible blooms are classic.

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It’s simple, to add vintage flair to your wedding day, pay attention to the details. The type of flowers you choose will impact your theme and which decade you want your guests to feel transported too. Flowers can add softness or drama, romance and flair. Ask your florist to help you pick the perfect blooms and watch your vintage dreams turn into wedded bliss!

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For bulk flower purchases, bouquets and all your floral needs visit bunchesdirect.com.

 

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Summer is over, and now it’s time for the Autumn brides to shine! As temperatures cool down, florals become richer, more textured and completely romantic. Cool weather brides seem to opt for wilder, less formal arrangements that evoke enchantment and whimsy.

We’ve collected some of the top flower trends for Fall 2017 so you can add these unique finishing touches to your special day!

Jewel Tones

Deep plums and burgundies give any bridal bouquet an elegant, rich feel. These jewel tones have truly become the new fall neutral. Combine Red Dahlias and Ranunculus with ivory Garden Roses for a bouquet any bride would be proud to carry down the aisle. Or have fun by mixing and matching a variety of jewel-toned flowers for a truly unique look.

Red Dahlia and Eucalyptus bridal bouquet

 

Jewel toned Autumn wedding bouquet

Greenery

Tabletop arrangements are looking leafier and leafier as we had into the Fall wedding season. With so many varieties to choose from, greenery can add much needed texture to your reception decor without adding cost. Classic greens include Eucalyptus, Succulents and but also try Foxtail Fern Greens and ivy for something fresh. The best part? Greenery was named 2017’s color of the year by Pantone, so your wedding will be right on trend!

Simple, natural greenery for centre pieces

Natural Touches

To really complete your woodland theme, use seasonal berries in your boutonnieres or twist branches in your centerpieces. Subtle pops of color and texture can add a unique visual element to your floral decor that your guests won’t soon forget. Small trees and bushes can also add a beautiful visual effect to altars, head tables and dance floors. Also, you could dangle your greenery behind the altar or head table to magically transform your venue into a magical forest. Or create a fun photo opportunity for guests!

Berries and natural touches for romantic boutonnieres

 

Rustic dangling greenery behind wedding alter

Feeling inspired? The talented florists at Bunches Direct can help bring your romantic Fall wedding vision to life. Or use our bulk order option to create your own DIY masterpiece!

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It’s not surprising that many brides select red or burgundy for their bridesmaid dresses. Red is vibrant, elegant, romantic — the color of passion and love. Red also creates a wonderful contrast to a traditional white or cream bridal gown, which puts the bride even more “in the spotlight” (right where she deserves to be!).

If you are choosing or contemplating red for your bridesmaids, check out these tips for the best color of flowers to choose for your attendants. (Another tip: order your flowers online and you can achieve the look of your choice, for so much less!)

1. Mixed Bouquet

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Red is such a strong color that choosing a beautiful bouquet of mixed colors creates nice contrast and visual interest. It’s best to include a least a small element of red in the bouquets, to “tie them” to the gown. Bouquets with a variety of blooms present more texture and shape and the “country” flowers in the photo above provide a less formal feel.

Outdoor Melody by BunchesDirect

2. Red

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Pairing red with red creates an elegant and sophisticated look due to keeping things monochromatic and seamless. Incorporating layers of red creates a look that has more drama and passion. If the bride also carries a red bouquet it will link together a polished final look with her bridesmaids, and her glorious red bouquet will stand out against her pale gown. Best of all you don’t have to worry about choosing a new color for your palette as you know red already works and is included in your wedding day look!

Crimson Dream by BunchesDirect

3. White

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Another beautiful choice is to go for high contrast! White is a lovely choice for your bridesmaids’ flowers as it is clean, elegant and will really stand out against their red dresses. If you want to create an even more cohesive “matched” theme, choose small elements of red in the white bouquets, and opt for a dramatic red bouquet to help the bride be the star of the show.

Dreamy Cloud by BunchesDirect

4. Yellow

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Another color that works beautifully with red, is yellow! Many brides do not consider yellow but it’s warm and sunny brightness pairs well with the vibrant richness of red. The brightness of the yellow helps the flowers stand out against darker shades of red and creates a memorable pop of color to help your bridesmaids look their best.

Warmth of Love by BunchesDirect

Remember, if you aren’t sure of your selection there are friendly and very knowledgeable floral experts ready to help you with suggestions and advice! Whatever you end up choosing, we hope that your wedding day is full of beauty and happiness.

 

 

 

 

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We’ve all heard the old saying about what a bride is supposed to do to have good luck on her wedding day (and in her subsequent marriage) and one of the key components is having “something blue.” Brides opt for a variety of blue items but should not overlook an obvious and necessary component of their special day: their wedding flowers!

Blue is one of the most popular colors for any event. Incorporating blue flowers is more unique and blue flowers are perfectly suited to many wedding themes, from formal and elegant cocktail receptions, to nautical and beach themes, to farm and country shindigs. Opt for beautiful “true blue” flowers in your bridal bouquets and ensure added luck for your whole event!

Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to incorporate beautiful blue flowers into your wedding day.

Heavenly Mist Bouquet by BunchesDirect

A stunning blue bridal bouquet is the perfect choice for your “something blue!” These beautiful Heavenly Mist bouquets are full of vivid blue flowers including blue freesias and blue nigella flowers. There are bridesmaids bouquets to match and all of them will be the talk of the wedding.

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Choose stunning blue hydrangeas and you will have something more unique and memorable for you venue, especially if you have crisp white table linens. Best of all, blue pairs well with virtually any color so it’s always a fabulous choice for a wedding palette.

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Order bulk blue hydrangeas for some simple DIY centerpieces. You can also order pre-made blue hydrangea centerpieces that are ready to go in your own vases and get them shipped right to your home before the big day.

Midsummer Night’s Dream by BunchesDirect

Gorgeous blue delphinium and blue iris are other wonderful blue flower choices. Pair them with white flowers for a fresh and elegant centerpiece that is suitable for any occasion from casual to formal. Shown here: Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Blue Sky Bouquet by BunchesDirect

Blue also pairs very well with fresh green! In this Blue Sky bouquet, soft blue hydrangeas combine with elegant green orchids for a truly special presentation.

Blue Dendrobium Orchids BunchesDirect

If you want a blue flower that is especially exotic and unqiue, opt for some amazing “Born Blue” blue dendrobium orchids! If you buy in bulk these gorgeous blooms are surprisingly affordable!

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These beautiful submerged centerpieces are surprisingly easy to DIY! Order your bulk orchids and check out this helpful DIY video for how to make them yourself!

 

 

 

Using your flowers as your “something blue” is sure to bring you joy and luck on your special day!

 

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Summer is always a peak time for celebrity weddings! With the warmer weather and better travel opportunities we all enjoy more parties, and our DWTS celebrity dancers are no exception. Read on to enjoy the highlights!

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich

The popular actress and DWTS alumni (and now judge) married her NHL star on Saturday, July 8. Julianne, 29, wed Brooks, 34, in an beautiful outdoor evening ceremony in Idaho. The couple arrived by boat at around 6 p.m.

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Julianne looked gorgeous in her custom $20K Marchesa gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a cathedral-length gown, while her GQ-worthy groom rocked his Brooks Brothers tuxedo. They couple made their vows in front of 200 family and friends at the Coeur D’Alene Resort and even included their dogs Lexi and Harley (looking dapper in flowered collars) in the celebration.

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And our fave part of any celebration — the flowers — was also spectacular! The couple chose primarily roses and tulips and included flower boxes filled with a flowers and grasses. The flowers were done by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht of Wild Bloom. The outdoor reception was enjoyed by many guests and featured a cocktail hour, catering by Le Catering, and a special mirrored dance floor. The event concluded with a wonderful fireworks display to cap off the happy celebration.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd

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Dancers Maksim and Peta also tied the knot on Saturday July 8, but in Long Island, New York at the amazing, storybook Cheka Castle. Their ceremony was also outdoor and featured beautiful white flowers and fabric to add a breezy air.

Peta’s beautiful ivory ball gown-style dress suited the castle venue, as did Maksim’s handsome white suit jacket. The couple even got to enjoy a rainbow that miraculously appeared in the sky during the later photographs. Peta made her way down the aisle after the couple’s five-month old son was carried down the aisle as “Prince of Honor.”

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The couple even got to enjoy a rainbow that miraculously appeared in the sky during the later photographs.

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And of course the couple’s first dance was nothing short of amazing!

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We hope that both these couples “dance off” into a blissful wedded future together!