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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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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.

Pretty in Pink

Spring Lady

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.

 

 

 

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For all of our excited brides who have weddings approaching, or for those of you who are planning other key events, choosing your flowers will be a big part of your process. As we ring in a new year, let’s take a look at what’s hot in flower trends for 2016! We’ve added a few suggestions from BunchesDirect, but there are many more at the website so be sure to look over all the options or call in and let one of our consultants guide you.

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Back to Nature. Less formal “gathered from the garden” looks will become more and more popular for 2016. This trend sees some brides and event planners using less structured bouquets and arrangements and opting instead for a looser, more textural gathering of assorted blooms. If you love a more relaxed garden or country style then this trend is for you!

BunchesDirect suggestions: Natural Beauty Centerpiece, Big Day Centerpiece, Love and Sunshine Bouquet, Daytime Breeze Bouquet, I’m All Yours Bouquet.

I’m All Yours Bridal Bouquet

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Exotic and Vibrant. More of this year’s brides will be opting for flowers in vivid, saturated hues rather than only pastels. If you love pops of rich colour, then this trend is perfect for you.  Choose bright mixes of blooms such as vivid yellow sunflowers, bright red roses and orange gerberas, and give your wedding or event a very vibrant and energetic feel. Try Orange Mist Bouquet, Passionate Smile Bouquet, or a stunning Romantic Rush Bouquet.

Bright Smiles Bouquet

Romantic Rush Bouquet

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Get the Blues. Your wedding or event will be very on trend for 2016 if you opt for blue: all shades of blues are gaining in popularity and are going to be a hot item for this year. Your wedding or event will be very on trend if you opt for blue. You can pair blue bridesmaid dresses or table accents with blue flowers, or create contrast with cream and white or purple flowers (another hot color trend this year!).

Heavenly Mist Bouquet

Classic Blue Hydrangea Bouquet

Blue Hydrangea Centerpiece

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Dramatic Jewel Tones. Deep jewel tones, plums, reds, hot pinks, with hits of metallic or shimmer is another hot trend this year. Many brides are opting for larger, cascading bouquets or lush centerpieces in these rich tones. Best of all, with BunchesDirect, it’s possible to achieve this look without spending a fortune to do it!

Heavenly Harmony Bridal Bouquet

Pretty Chic Bridal Bouquet

Deep and Divine Calla Lily Bouquet

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Sorbet. Flowers in pale shades of mint, lemon, peach and raspberry are another hot trend for 2016. Mix these shades together in your decorating palette using linens, your wedding party clothing, and other accents and select flowers to complement. BunchesDirect picks:

Touch of Peach bridal bouquet

 

Simply Enchanted Centerpiece

 

Touch of Pink Centerpiece

And remember, there are no “wrong” choices when it comes to your vision, and your wedding or event flowers! Our dedicated floral consultants are delighted to work with you and assist you so that your own dream look comes to life.

 

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If you’ve selected red bridesmaid dresses, you are not afraid to make a glorious statement. Red bridesmaid dresses provide a rich hit of color to any wedding party. They are especially gorgeous for a fall or winter event, but can work beautifully in any season.  These saturated hues can work with a variety of complexions and hair shades— just adjust the shade of red accordingly—and they will always help set off the bride due to the high contrast with her traditionally pale gown. Select the perfect bridal bouquets to complement this rich color of dress and you are sure to create a truly stunning presentation.

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Neutral

You cannot go wrong with a choice of white or cream wedding flowers. The high contrast will set off the red dresses and is an especially lovely choice for a Christmas wedding. For added interest, you could also select a red bouquet for the bride to help set her apart and to continue the matched “red and white” theme. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Classic White Carnation, Pretty in White, or Vintage White would be beautiful choices!

Pretty in White

Classic White Carnation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage White

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Matched

Create a rich, dramatic effect by layering red on red. Choose all-red bouquets or red bouquets with small elements of white to add beautiful saturated color to your overall wedding scheme. BunchesDirect bridal bouquet picks: Crimson Dream, or Romantic Red.

Romantic Red

Crimson Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bold

If you are not afraid of colour, go vivid and bold by choosing bridal bouquets in shades of red and orange. This unexpected choice creates impact and warmth and can work especially well for summer weddings. BunchesDirect bouquet selections: Romantic Rush or Calla Lily Delight would provide beautiful richness to your palette.

Romantic Rush

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Romantic

Choose bouquets that mix romantic and unexpected combinations of red and pink, to add a sweet, feminine vibe to your wedding palette. Forever Connecting by BunchesDirect s a stunning selection sure to give your wedding that pretty “wow” factor.

Forever Connecting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hits of Sunshine

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Choosing bridal bouquets containing red and yellow flowers will add brightness to the color scheme, and provide a sophisticated and slightly less conventional take on things. This is a wonderful choice for a spring or summer event. Lasting Love from BunchesDirect would be a perfect choice!

Lasting Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Certain trends emerged during the various bridal collections for spring 2016. Brides.com reported on a range of styles, from 3D floral appliqués, to low necklines and dramatic silhouettes. We decided to summarize a few of the top trends, and match them with some BunchesDirect bridal bouquet suggestions to help you create a beautiful and coordinated final look, and save on your budget. Enjoy!

1. Floral appliqués were everywhere, from large scale three-dimensional cutouts, to tiny beaded embellishments, adding a feminine yet modern element to many of the gowns. This dress: Rivini by Rita Vinieris. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Spring Lady will perfectly complement the delicacy of the lacy and beading of these designs.

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2. Feathers are often the embellishment of choice for spring, adding a unique and modern element to gowns. Shown here: Strapless sheath with feather skirt, Kelly Faetanini. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Oriental Lily Magic, as the unique flare of the lilies provides a modern edge that balances the flare of the feathers.

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3.Illusion Bodices were seen on many of the gowns on the runway, lending a bit of a daring and a sexy edge to some of the looks. Gown shown: Silk gazar dress by Reem Acra.  BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Pink and Peach Bouquet. The soft colors will coordinate well with the organza without competing with the intricate details of the bodice.

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4. Keyhole or Slit Necklines were also a popular design trend for spring. These gowns provide the elegance of a high neckline, with a bit of modern “sex appeal.” This gown: a sleeveless nude organza by Angel Sanchez. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Pretty In White. The soft elegance of the roses will offset the modern edge of the slit neckline and the softly flowing lines of gowns like this one.

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5.Overskirts were seen on many of the gowns, in different fabrics and sizes, which provides added elegance and drama to the dress silhouette. Shown here: Sweetheart silk-printed sheath with tulle overskirt, by Carolina Herrera. BunchesDirect bouquet selection: Graceful Blooms. This gorgeous bouquet will provide the balance and color that will work perfectly with the full skirt of these gowns.

Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera