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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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Brides, consider going for gold this year! A strong trend emerging in wedding color palettes for 2015 is to add in the gold, and glitz it up. Gold is definitely back, with more brides incorporating touches of this regal gleam to their wedding decor. Gold accents can inject warmth and sparkle, creating a feeling of luxury and glamor that can take ordinary wedding decorating a step above.

You can further embellish this look by adding even more sparkle, such as mirrors, chandeliers, glass, candlelight, and pearls. This look would pair well with more opulent meal choices including champagne. a formal sit down supper, and lavish desserts.

Here are the top 3 “on trend” color schemes that include gold, with wedding flowers to coordinate with each trend.

 

 

 

Gold, Champagne, Ivory: For a sophisticated wedding palette, pair touches of gold with traditionally ‘go-to” neutrals in shades of white and cream. For added contrast, you could also include touches of black, or stay relatively soft and neutral.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Classic Cream Rose, Pretty in White, Dramatic White, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold, Blush, Pink: Think Cinderella, fairytale romance, and a soft, sophisticated palette with plenty of feminine touches.

If you love the idea of blush and gold for your wedding, check out the beautiful wedding of Matt and Amanda in Pelican Hill, California that made excellent use of this timeless, romantic palette.

 

 

 

 

 

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Pretty WomanOnly Yours, or Beautifully Pink bridal bouquets would be stunning with this color scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold & Navy- Adding touches of gold to a navy color palette elevates it with with modern glamor and provides a vibrant contrast between “hot” gold and “cool” midnight blue. Flowers in shades of soft or bright pink, clean white, purple, or dramatic red would work well with this palette.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Crimson DreamPink World, Classic White Hyrdangea, Classic Lavender Orchid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need a gorgeous decor idea for your wedding or special event? Don’t forget to look up! The lighting and ceiling space in the venue can be an amazing spot to add floral touches that will take your wedding decor to the next level. Check out these awesome ideas for how to incorporate one of any wedding’s best accessories: Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

This hanging lantern style chandelier was totally transformed (and improved) by the addition of a generous assortment of gorgeous fresh flowers and greenery. Flowers included roses, garden roses, stephanotis, anenomes, and lisianthus in tones of pink, peach, cream and white. The cord was covered with white ribbon to further enhance the romantic effect.

 

 

This beautiful vintage chandelier was hung outdoors at the Four Seasons Austin, and beautifully adorned with romantic flowers such as hydrangeas and spray roses.

And you don’t have to be limited to only chandeliers! Get creative with ways to enhance the visual space using other objects. A clever idea is to hang multiple terracotta (or whatever style suits you) pots filled with beautiful flowers to suit your theme and wedding palette.

This creative DIY idea uses a hanging mesh frame to suspend an assortment of beautiful blooms such as roses, carnations, ranunculus, daisies or peonies. Want to know how to make this? Check out the easy DIY Instructions.

 

A bridcage suspended from a pretty ribbon makes another sweet and romantic visual to fill space in a high pergola or trellis.

Depending on the season, you could use lilacs, lilies, lavender roses, stephanotis or white agapanthus to provide this charming effect.

Get creative! You can adorn almost anything with beautiful flowers, either by pinning, taping, gluing or wiring them into place. You could also drape a pretty floral garland over a suspended light to add an instant “wedding” effect to an otherwise dull everyday object.

Check out all the amazing deals on bulk flowers available at BunchesDirect and see how affordable it can be to create your own suspended floral masterpiece!

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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.

 

 

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There are some hot new trends for bridesmaid dress colors for this year, but some of the top choices are based on classic tried-and-true shades that are versatile and timeless. Your choice of bridesmaid dresses is a key component in the final “look” for your wedding. Apart from the obvious considerations of length and style, the choice of color will also depend on a few factors, including the season, the time of day, the overall theme and tone of the wedding (is it formal and traditional, colorful and fun, modern and simple?) as well as on the bridesmaids themselves. Here are a few top picks for bridesmaid dress colors, with suggested flower matches for a perfectly coordinated and beautiful final look.

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1. Taupe

This shade is timeless, but versions of taupe have been gaining in popularity in 2014 and 2015. It is a classic neutral that adds an air of elegance and sophistication to your wedding party. If you want to make this look a bit more modern and bold, add some metallic jewelry or pops of color; if you prefer a more feminine and traditional look, use cream or pastel shades for flowers and accessories.

BunchesDirect Bouquet suggestions:

Simple Beauty Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Deep Blue

All shades of blue were extremely popular in 2014, with this trend only gaining strength into 2015. Deep blue is an especially lovely choice. It suits the coloring of many bridesmaids, always looks fresh, elegant and classic, and provides a perfect backdrop to set off your flowers. Try shades of hot pink, or stay classic with cream, to complement this look.

Classic Cream Rose

Adorably Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Coral

This is a vibrant, perky color that is especially suited to summer or beach weddings. The popularity of coral bridesmaid dresses has been growing in leaps and bounds this season! It is an excellent choice for many bridesmaids as it complements all skin tones and hair colors. Try mixed bouquets with shades of pink and hits of yellow or orange for a wonderful final look.

Never Say No

Pure Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Gray

This is a classic look that would work in both a traditional, elegant wedding or a sleek modern one. It’s also super versatile and the best part of choosing gray: it can be paired with almost any flower color! For a modern look, try it with all white flowers, or for less formality pair it with more color, such as purple, pale yellow, or even shades of orange.

Beautiful Rhythm

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Blush

This feminine color suits many bridesmaids and works well with a romantic wedding theme. It started cropping up in 2014 weddings and is picking up momentum for 2015! It’s a modern way to add a soft touch to your wedding. Try bouquets of pale pink and cream to complement this look.

Elegant Calla Lily & Rose

 

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One of the most dramatic and moving moments during any wedding will come with the bride’s grand entrance. Guests stand, happy expectation fills the air, and all eyes turn to the bride who then makes her walk down the wedding aisle. The aisle sets the scene for this magical moment, before, during and after the vows are spoken. Make sure your wedding aisle looks its best with fresh flowers and romantic accents that suit your theme and set the right mood. There are plenty of DIY ideas whether your wedding is indoors or out to help you create a wonderful setting for every budget: bulk flowers and rose petals can be your new best friends!

Rose Petals: Buy rose petals in bulk from an online supplier like BunchesDirect, which come in bags of approximately 400 gorgeous petals, in a wide variety of colors.

If you are patient and enjoy details (or have friends/family who can help) then you can create a stunning accent for your aisle by setting out beautiful patterns using a stencil or your own creative vision. Consider monograms, spirals, or other decorative patterns for huge wow factor.

 

 

 

 

If you are perhaps not quite so detail-oriented (or don’t have the time or patience) you can also use varied shades of massed rose petals to give your aisle a gorgeous boost and help define it.

 

 

 

 

Another easy way to create beautiful impact using rose petals is to place generous handfuls of them spaced intermittently down the aisle, tucked in by the chairs and accented with lanterns and candles.

Chair Accents: Hang flowers from the chairs to create a wonderful border for your aisle.

Hang vases, mason jars, small burlap wrapped jars, or other containers from the chairs using ribbon or twine. Place fresh bulk flower bouquets, or bulk baby’s breath inside for a simple but gorgeous accent.

 

Create a border: Set decorative accents along the aisle to frame it off and give it more impact.

Purchase a few shepherd’s hooks from your local garden center and use them to hang vases, bouquets, or balls of flowers to help frame the edge of your outdoor wedding aisle. Making decorative floral balls (sometimes called floral pomanders or “kissing balls”) using craft store balls and bulk flowers such as carnations, roses, daisies, ranunculus or other flowers is an easy DIY project. Hang the pomanders from the chairs using pretty ribbon and you have an instant aisle accent. Check out our How-To blog for more info!

A creative idea to border the aisle at an outdoor wedding: use stumps to hold vases of flowers set alongside the seating. Use budget-friendly vases and create your own bouquets using a variety of fresh bulk flowers such as hyrdrangeas, roses, larkspur, baby’s breath, peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, daisies, or any of your favorite blooms.

Use buckets for a cute “country wedding” accent, filled with baby’s breath.

Use garlands and pearls to create a beautiful aisle border and dress with fresh flowers, such a pink spray roses, white lilies, or ranunculus for a more feminine and romantic feel.

The Grand Entrance Consider using old doors to make an amazing “entrance” to your outdoor aisle.

The Main Event: Set off the end of the aisle and the area where the vows will take place with a beautiful floral arch, garlands of flowers and greenery, curtains, special lighting or other detailed accents.

Whatever your theme or budget, taking a little extra time to think about your wedding aisle will have huge impact on your final day. Don’t be afraid to get creative and to include accents that are meaningful to you. With a bit of planning and effort, you can take your wedding aisle from blah to beautiful, for a walk that you and your guests will never forget.