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Many brides dream of being a “princess for the day” on their wedding day, and why not? It’s the one day you get to be the star of the production! One way to ensure that you enjoy the spotlight is by knowing you have chosen the perfect bridal bouquet. A beautiful bouquet that complements your dress and hairstyle is one of the best ways to create a stunning look for your special day. Looking to the royals is one way to make an inspired and confident choice in your bouquet; they have, after all, stylists plus years of tradition and culture to inform their choice! BunchesDirect has taken some of the most beautiful Royal bridal bouquets and matched them with suggestions you can buy yourself, to help you get the look, for less. Enjoy!

Princess Marie of Denmark

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For her fairytale day, Princess Marie chose a traditional bouquet of white roses paired with accents such as myrtle and winter barley, which have been used in Danish wedding bouquets for centuries. If you love this look, try Sweet Bliss by BunchesDirect.

Sweet Bliss

Princess Mary of Denmark

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Princess Mary selected a beautiful bouquet featuring roses and Australian eucalyptus specially flown in to pay tribute to her Aussie heritage. Choose a pre-made wedding bouquet and feel free to add your own special touches to personalize it. If you love this look, try Together We Stand by BunchesDirect.

Together We Stand

 

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

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Crown Princess Victoria chose a very elaborate (and expensive) bouquet featuring lush blooms like orchids, lily of the valley, roses, gardenias, and peonies. If you love the look and exotic beauty of orchids, try Near the Sea, by BunchesDirect.

Near the Sea

Princess Claire of Luxembourg

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Princess Claire selected a very sweet and delicate bouquet of white freesia for her special day. If you love this delicate elegance, try Simple Glimmer by BunchesDirect. Be sure to check the full BunchesDirect website for even more “royal” choices!

 

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Summer is the perfect time to celebrate and to host a special event with family and friends! Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, baby shower or beach party, BunchesDirect has you covered with some beautiful and well-priced centerpieces to make decorating your tables a snap. Check out these ready-to-go choices perfect for your summer celebration,with many more at the website. All centerpiece bouquets are assembled by our professional florists, with farm-fresh flowers. They come ready to be trimmed to fit your favorite container or vase. Presto: instant summer magic!

Elegant Dance

Elegant white alstroemeria are paired with stunning light pink roses in this low lying arrangement. Another plus: these blooms have a sweet scent that will create a wonderful atmosphere for your special summer event. This would be a lovely choice for a bridal or baby shower, as well as a more traditional wedding reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Spirit

 

This beautiful new centerpiece features a lovely mix of pink, lavender and purple shades, with a pop of yellow for contrast. Carnations, orchids and chrysanthemum daisies are complimented with yellow lilies for a vibrant and modern appearance. This would work well for any summer event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Romance

Choose a vibrant mix of summer blooms for the perfect way to brighten and add energy to any event or venue. These bright colors are perfect for a beach wedding, a summer party, or even a festive anniversary celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

This gorgeous assortment fits in beautifully in virtually any setting. An array of different flowers such as white roses, whtie asiatic lilies, white spray roses, iris, green button mums and wax flowers will provide a bold, modern look to your event tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasia

What an exotic and vibrant look for your special day. Our Fantasia Centerpiece features a colorful mix of orange roses and lilies, pink and yellow asltroemeria and hot pink spray roses. The centerpiece is further adorned by greenery and green hypernicum berries. This would be stunning at a beach wedding or a family barbecue party!

 

 

 

 

Dreamy Atmosphere

 

Absolutely stunning, and so affordable! This is a perfect choice for a summer wedding or a baby or bridal shower. Features a brilliant mix of Chrysanthemums, Roses and Hydrangea, backed by two types of greenery.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Day

 

This beautiful centerpiece arrangement is a lovely addition to any summer occasion. It features a vibrant assortment such as roses, alstroemeria, dianthus, solidago (goldenrod), and leather leaf greenery. It would be a fantastic choice for a picnic, outdoor party, summer wedding or a anniversary where something elegant and yet not to formal is desired.

Have fun at your special summer event! All centerpieces can be all custom made upon request.

 

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Pink is timeless, traditional, elegant, beautiful…can suit any event from bridal showers, baby showers, to upscale dinners and weddings…outdoors, indoors, traditional or modern themes….Versatile …associated with soft, feminine and romantic, but can be paired with other colors for a more modern take ..Julia Roberts..blush and bashful…

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If you want to keep things soft, feminine and a bit more traditional, pairing pink flowers with cream and white blooms is the perfect way to infuse your venue with timeless romance. Choosing a more traditional container will also help keep things elegant with this color scheme. Try a mix of white hydrangeas, pink asiatic lilies, and lovely pink roses for a beautiful combination. Soft pink peonies or pink tulips would also be good choices if this is the feel you are going for with your pink themed event.

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If you are having a candy bar at your event, this is the perfect place to add pops of pink to boost the impact of your decorating theme. Choose from many options for pink candies and treats, but add extra style to your bar by suspending fresh flowers to give it a softer edge. Simple wooden boxes suspended by pink satin ribbon provide the perfect presentation for these beautiful pink and white hydrangeas, but feel free to choose your own fave pink flower.

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An easy DIY centerpiece that would suit any event with a pink theme! Choose fresh pink bulk roses and float them inside a clear fishbowl vase. Makes a simple and elegant solution for your tables while showcasing your chosen hue.

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Mix it up! If you love pink, then don’t stop at one shade. A mix of light and hot pink blooms will always pop, adding extra vibrancy and a slightly more modern vibe to your event flowers. Shown here: pink and hot pink roses. You can also find hot and light pink in carnations and peonies. Do it yourself with bulk flowers, or choose from ready-made centerpieces to keep things easy!

Dreamy Atmosphere by BunchesDirect

Powerful Pink bouquet BunchesDirect

This mix of hot and light pink will also work well for your bridal bouquets if you are wedding planning. See more pink bouquets at BunchesDirect or have our talented floral consultants help design something custom just for you!

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Rose petals are the perfect way to add gorgeous hits of pink to your venue! They are economical and beautiful, providing the perfect finishing touches to your tables, aisle or cake. Keep it simple or if you really LOVE pink, layer it on. You can buy fresh bulk rose petals through BunchesDirect in both light and hot pink as well as bi-color (pink and cream) to make things even more simple and budget-friendly.

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Pink doesn’t have to traditional, fussy or soft. Stay with all hot pink flowers in larger scale blooms if you want to keep things more modern. For even more contemporary pop.mix hot pink with its complimentary color: bright green. Use vases and containers in sleek, clear shapes and consider using fruit as accents and your guests are sure to be wowed by your decorating skills. Shown here: hot pink gerbera daisies and hot pink roses.

 

 

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Coming up with your centerpieces is always one of the most important, and sometimes the most difficult, decisions when planning your event. Most of us think of traditional vases for our centerpieces, in various shapes and materials. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your containers! They can be the best way to incorporate a theme and set up some unique table settings that will have your guests talking for months to come.

And what is one of the best sources for inspiration when it comes to creative containers? Your own kitchen! A rummage through your shelves can yield some wonderful ideas for how to create some truly special centerpieces. Once you choose your container, you can find the numbers you will need from online suppliers, through kitchen supply stores, or local shops including your dollar store. Buy fresh bulk flowers to complete your look. Make things even easier by choosing a beautiful ready-made centerpiece from BunchesDirect. Our centerpieces come assembled and ready to be trimmed to whatever height you need for your own container.

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Pretty teapots and stacked plates make for very lovely, and unique, centerpieces! Check out local garage sales, vintage shops or second hand stores for a wonderful budget-friendly selection. This idea would be especially suitable to a bridal shower, a lunch, a tea, or any afternoon event. These pink roses are a lovely complement to the old fashioned charm!

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Cake stands are a perfect way to create a very unique and elegant centerpiece, and an easy way to provide height and interest to any table! They also make for a very easy DIY project. Your selection of blooms is endless, and what you choose can suit the formality and the type of event. Choose traditional flowers like roses, peonies or ranunculus for a more traditional affair or vintage theme. Choose bolder blooms like gerbera daisies or bright carnations for a less formal event.

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Wine glasses are a go-to way to create beautiful centerpieces on a budget! Use them upside down with blooms under the glass, or right side up as lovely footed vases for your favourite blooms. These fresh tulips are the perfect complement! Try martini or margarita glasses for other fun ideas. Stemless wine glasses will also work—just put the head of one bloom in each glass for a very pretty effect.

 

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Galvanized buckets make for great centerpiece containers too. Use this look to create a more informal feel. This would be perfect at a country or beach wedding. Choose flowers like these hydrangeas, snapdragons, roses and alstroemeria for a perfect look!

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Grab your favorite mixing bowl and set up a beautiful centerpiece! Don’t be afraid to mix styles and patterns on your various tables. (This is another great excuse to tour your local garage sales or vintage shops!) These beautiful fresh peonies are the perfect addition to this vintage bowl. Tip: use masking tape to create a grid pattern across the top of the bowl. This will keep your blooms arranged with ease and precision.

If you have the kitchen containers ready to go, but you aren’t sure what to put in them, go with ready-made centerpieces that you can trim to your needs. We’ve collected a few to show you here, but be sure and see all centerpieces at BunchesDirect. Have fun rummaging in your own kitchen—you never know where inspiration can strike!

Champagne Romance BunchesDirect

Scents of Spring BunchesDirect

 

Dazzle Them BunchesDirect

 

 

 

 

 

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At BunchesDirect, we love to work with other bridal vendors and to bring you guest blogs that will assist you with your planning. This month we were pleased to receive a wonderful article from Best for Bride-Canada’s top bridal dress chain. We have added bridal bouquets to coordinate, from our Canadian company, BunchesDirect.ca, but these bouquets are also available in the U.S. and Australia. Coming soon, you will also be treated to a FREE $50 BunchesDirect gift card at any Best for Bride store, when you purchase your gown! For now, please enjoy these great tips from Best for Bride! 


The bouquet is a very important accessory for your bridesmaids. So, you should pay attention to choosing the right shape, size and flowers in these bouquets, so they contribute to the overall wedding scenery. Best for Bride suggests that prospective brides keep the following factors in mind when choosing bridesmaids bouquets, so they come together beautifully and have maximum visual impact.

Know the best color options

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You may be tempted to match the flowers to the dress color you picked for your bridesmaids. This may not be a good idea as flowers of the exact color will be lost in the background of the dress. The better option is to choose flowers that are a few shades darker or lighter than the dress color. If you do not want a monochromatic bouquet, the options are endless. Look to the color wheel for inspiration.When your chosen flowers and bridesmaid dress color are opposite to each other on the color wheel, the contrasting combination will make them pop. Using complimentary colors that are close to each other, like blue and green or yellow and orange, will create a relaxed effect.

Rosy Red Bouquet by BunchesDirect

Match the silhouette and style

Dress from Alfred Angelo Disney Collection

Pretty Woman Bouquet BunchesDirect

 

The bouquet shape and size should reflect the style of the dress. Snug-fitting, well shaped gowns look best with small, sleek bouquets, while layered dresses with volume go well with round bouquets.

Also balance the colors and details in the bouquet to the dress design. For a simple dress, you can use more colors in the bouquet. However, if the bridesmaid dress has details like prints, embellishments or waistbands, keep the bouquet simple so the overall look isn’t cluttered.

 

 

 

Choose the right size

Classic White Calla Lily Bouquet

Unless the bouquet size is proportionate to that of the bridesmaid holding it, it will not look good. If the women in your bridal party are of different sizes, you may like to match individual bouquets to the woman carrying it.

A bouquet that is too large can be overwhelming on a small frame, while a tiny bouquet may not be the best accessory for a woman with a large frame. A medium-size bouquet would be better for the bigger women in your bridal party, while you can go with small ones for the rest of the group.

 

 

 

Co-ordinate the bouquets with your own

Classic Pink Tulip Bouquet

Your bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets should form a cohesive look. You can achieve this by choosing scaled-down versions of your own bouquet, for them. Or you can have a unifying element, like a matching accessory that ties it together.

The other option is to fit the different bouquet designs to a single color or design theme that brings it all together. BunchesDirect has different sized bouquet options in the same group, in bridal, bridesmaids, flower girls, and even toss bouquet sizes, so it’s easy to create a cohesive look. BunchesDirect also has coordinating boutonnieres and corsages to complete the look.

Classic Pink Tulip Bridesmaids Bouquet

Author Bio: This article was brought to you by Best for Bride.com, Canada’s leading wedding dress chain and one-stop bridal destination. Best for Bride features a vast inventory of top-class designer wedding dress and bridesmaid dress collections, apart from bridal party dresses and accessories. They also offer a range of wedding services and a reliable online wedding shopping service.

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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!