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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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Keep It Simple. Buying bulk flowers online can save you big bucks, so consider online vendors such as BunchesDirect who can also ensure freshness and quality. Stretch your decorating dollars even more by using only a few blooms per vase or container, and create decorative touches that are beautiful as well as economical.

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For example, a single rose placed on top of a candlestick holder is an unexpected way to create visual impact for less.

Rummage in your grandmother’s cupboards, ask to borrow from friends and family, scour garage and vintage sales, and visit second hand stores for different candlestick holders, or use antique teacups for another creative display option for roses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bigger is Better. Choose blooms that are larger, such as bright and cheery gerbera daisies, and only a few will go a long way.

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These yellow chrysanthemums are very inexpensive, and look wonderful in a series of small and simple vases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Things Down. Water is your budget-saving friend. Submerging or floating a few blooms in water lets you use fewer blooms without sacrificing any style points. Water and flowers are a wonderful combination of elements from nature that will dress your tables beautifully, at low cost.

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Shown here, pink and cream roses with some bear grass create beautiful low-budget centerpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submerging the blooms entirely is another way to create big style. The water magnifies the shape and color of the flower and stem, essentially increasing their visual impact and interest. Add some floating candles for some additional gleam. Lighting up your submerged flower arrangements provides even more drama.Making your own submerged flower arrangements is quite easy!

Click to watch how to make your own.

 

 

The elegant, trumpet-like shape and vivid color of these orange calla lilies is a perfect choice for this submerged arrangement.

Choosing seasonal flowers is another way to save money as the prices may be lower. Ask your floral consultant for advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consider Baby’s Breath. Baby’s breath, or gypsophilia, is a perfect choice for budget-conscious brides, as well as any bride who values decor that is feminine and romantic. This delicate, airy beauty can be used in so many ways, from aisle decor, centerpieces, event decor, floral crowns, to entire bridal bouquets. A few bunches go a long way due to their size and color, and it is very inexpensive. It’s always a gorgeous choice!

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Check our Pinterest Page to see more amazing ways to use Baby’s Breath at your wedding or event. Consider it for your bridal bouquets for a coordinating look at low prices.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

You can also save money on your wedding flowers by moving them from ceremony to reception. Check out our blog on How To Re-Use your Wedding Flowers for even more budget saving tips!

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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.

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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!