Sofia Vergara Wedding Flowers

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Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

One of the most elaborate weddings of 2015 just took place in Florida, with the amazing, over-the-top nuptials of Sophia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. Sofia and Joe are both stars of TV and film, with Sofia best known for her hilarious role on Modern Family, and Joe known for his roles in True Blood and the Magic Mike movies. The pair married at the luxurious hotel The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

Sofia wore a custom gown by Zuhair Murad and was walked down the aisle by her 22-year-old son Manolo. Her stunning bridal bouquet boasted gorgeous fresh white orchids. (She even had a custom lipstick shade created by CoverGirl, just for her wedding!) Guests included a variety of Hollywood A-listers, such as Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Hyland and her other Modern Family co-stars, to name but a few. Florida-loving Pitbull even showed up to lead some exciting performances at the reception.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

We were absolutely drooling over the wedding flowers! Talk about spectacular! Flowers, flowers and more flowers—this was definitely our kind of wedding. Sofia spared no expense and had some amazing floral masterpieces created for her special day. The couple worked with (who else) one of our fave floral designers, Jeff Leatham, and spent time in advance going over the various selections. Top celeb event planner Mindy Weiss (another of our faves) assisted with the plans. The ceremony venue was an absolute wonderland, boasting hanging garlands of orchids. The aisle was bordered by masses of white roses— and it was rumored that it took the floral team 18 hours just to set it all up!

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

The massive, five-tiered wedding cake featured, you guessed it, more fresh flowers! It was an elaborate quilted design, by renowned cake designer Sylvia Weinstock.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

The reception tables featured a border of yet MORE gorgeous fresh flowers! You can never go wrong by buying flowers in bulk and dressing your event tables or the border of the dance floor with them, for added drama.

Photo from Sofia Vergara Instagram

Their dessert boasted a signature sundae with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream with marinated berries and gold drenched dark chocolate fluted cups served with tons of toppings including candy hearts marked “Joe Loves Sofia. The first dance between the couple showed how romantic and in love they seem.

Photo from Reese Witherspoon Instagram

Sofia later shared more details about her “fairytale” day with talk show host Ellen Degeneres. She also didn’t waste time giving Ellen grief for not being there.

We may not have even close to Sofia and Joe’s budget, BUT, if you loved their flowers, here are a few lower-cost options you can source. When you buy direct, and buy online, you can save big but still enjoy a high-end look. All of these are available at BunchesDirect. Good luck with your own planning!

Near the Sea Bridal Bouquet


Button Love Bridal Bouquet

Box of 100 White Roses


White Cymbidium Orchids

Red Mokara Orchids


Lavender Roses



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Bulk Roses in Various ColorsFor someone buying bulk flowers for the first time, knowing how to care for your flowers might seem like a daunting task. We’ve compiled a list of instructions for beginners to help you care fo your flowers when they arrive.

General Flower Care Instructions

When the flowers arrive they will need to be taken out of the box, stems cut on an angle, remove all leaves that will go below water line, and allowed to drink for several hours.  They will be thirsty and this should be done as soon as possible.  This small step will allow your flowers get back to a lush, and beautiful state.

Please Note: Keep flowers in a cool, dark location away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. Exposing flowers to warm environments (outside, a hot room, etc) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.

Also, it is important to keep flowers away from fruits, vegetables and/or plants which produce ethylene gas which could cause your flowers to wilt prematurely.

Check out our resident floral expert, Bunches Bob unpacking some fresh flowers.

Wedding Flower Care Instructions

Bridal Bouquets/Centerpieces

(1) Remove flowers from box

(2) Remove cellophane wrap

(3) Remove green foam from bottom of stems and rinse thoroughly

(4) Cut stems ¼ inch and place in a container with 1 inch of water


Most centerpieces are to be placed in the container of your choice. Remove from foam, rinse stems, cut 1” from stems, put in at least 3” of room temperature water.

*Some centerpieces are to remain in plastic container it was shipped in, keep foam moist.

Corsages and Boutonnieres

Place in a covered container, or plastic bag and refrigerate.

Please Note For Bulk Flowers and Wedding Flower Arrangements

Exposing flowers to warm environments (outside, hot room, etc) will help the flowers bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.

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For all of you newly engaged and planning brides, there are a lot of things to consider when getting your big day in order. For the style-conscious among us, we want our celebration to be reflective of our personal taste and ideas. Pantone’s announcement early this year crowned Tangerine Tango as the “it” colour for 2012. Close runners up include Cabaret, Sweet lilac, and Driftwood.  The common theme seems to be bright pops of colour against classic neutrals.

Pantone pulls it’s list from New York fashion week and we’ll be sure to be seeing these colours featured on the runway and in stores soon!

How do these colour announcements affect your planning? Many brides are opting for bright in-your-face blooms in their bouquet to have a noticeable pop of colour against their dress. For those of us that love colour but are afraid to do it on a large scale, adding in items like bright florals or accent textiles can be a great way to have some fun with colour.

Another way to incorporate these trend colours without being too “trendy” is to include them as a nail polish or featured on your stationery. Another great idea is to choose the bright color as a bridesmaid dress and offset it with a traditional white bouquet.  Bright fabrics can really make a traditional choice like white come alive.

Tell us in the comments how you’ll be incorporating colour trends into your wedding plans!

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The Budget Bride

The Budget Bride – tips and tricks to keeping the cost of your big day down without having to compromise on style!

FRIENDORS. This term has been used all over in the wedding industry in the past few years.  What is a friendor and why would you want to employ this strategy in your budget ceremony?Is hiring a friend the right thing for you?A friendor is the balance between a friend and a vendor. You make the decision to hire a talented (professional or amateur) friend to complete services at your wedding or event. The benefit of which usually means less cost than hiring a professional – or no cost if they agree to give the service in lieu of a wedding gift! Choose wisely, know your friendors as well as their limits. As much as you love your cousin’s cooking, and as excited as she may be to cater your wedding, be sure she can handle the task of managing a 4 course meal for a party of 200 if that is what you require before you make your final decision.

Preparing a delicious mealHaving a friend as a vendor may allow you to include someone in significant ways for your wedding, especially if you plan on having a small ceremony and would not otherwise be sending them an invite. Of course, your friendor may complain about not being able to enjoy your wedding because they are too busy working. Be sure to be very clear about their roles and expectations – treat the relationship just as you would for any vendor.

However, since you’re deciding to make it personal, confrontations can escalate quicker than normal, and it’s easy to get uncomfortable being completely honest with them since you don’t want to hurt their feelings. The decision is a tough one —what you trade off in price ends up being bartered for trust and commitment. Also, remember that the services your friendor is offering you cannot really be compared to full cost professional options. You cannot expect a low-paid or volunteer team execute the same level of service as a professional. Make sure you both understand the expectations involved and have fun planning and collaborating together!

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Many brides-to-be, wedding enthusiasts and romantics at heart watched the 2011 Royal wedding of William and Kate in awe. The entire event was a spectacle to be remembered for years to come. While it was easy to be swept away by the grandeur of William and Kate’s nuptials, we cannot forget the other royal weddings from 2011. We’ve complied a list of bridal bouquets from the various royal weddings in 2011 as an inspiration guide.

royal wedding Kate's BouquetComprised of a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth, Kate’s bouquet draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family. Kate was also sure to include a flower called “sweet William” in honour of her groom.

Zara Phillips wedding bouquetZara Phillips’ bouquet included white calla lilies, sea holly also known as alpine thistles and Dusty Miller foliage. She also included thistles, the national emblem of Scotland.

Charlene Wittenstock  wedding bouquetCharlene Wittstock’s (princess of Monaco) bouquet included white freesia, white dendrobium orchids combined with pittosporum foliage. The variation in size of blooms created some excellent texture in her bridal bouquet.

Princess Nathalie of Denmark's wedding bouquetPrincess Nathalie of Denmark was famous for forgetting her bouquet upon arrival to the ceremony- the quests patiently waited for it to arrive before her walk down the aisle with white and cream roses!

Princess Sophie's wedding bouquetFor Prince George Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia’s wedding, his bride Princess Sophie carried a bouquet of white orchids, orange blossoms and white roses for an ultra-feminine feel.

Which bouquet was your favourite? Tell us in the comments how each bridal bouquet has influenced your decisons when planning your big day?

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The fall season offers rich, deep colors, beautiful outdoor backdrops and endless wedding decoration possibilities.