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It’s not surprising that many brides select red or burgundy for their bridesmaid dresses. Red is vibrant, elegant, romantic — the color of passion and love. Red also creates a wonderful contrast to a traditional white or cream bridal gown, which puts the bride even more “in the spotlight” (right where she deserves to be!).

If you are choosing or contemplating red for your bridesmaids, check out these tips for the best color of flowers to choose for your attendants. (Another tip: order your flowers online and you can achieve the look of your choice, for so much less!)

1. Mixed Bouquet

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Red is such a strong color that choosing a beautiful bouquet of mixed colors creates nice contrast and visual interest. It’s best to include a least a small element of red in the bouquets, to “tie them” to the gown. Bouquets with a variety of blooms present more texture and shape and the “country” flowers in the photo above provide a less formal feel.

Outdoor Melody by BunchesDirect

2. Red

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Pairing red with red creates an elegant and sophisticated look due to keeping things monochromatic and seamless. Incorporating layers of red creates a look that has more drama and passion. If the bride also carries a red bouquet it will link together a polished final look with her bridesmaids, and her glorious red bouquet will stand out against her pale gown. Best of all you don’t have to worry about choosing a new color for your palette as you know red already works and is included in your wedding day look!

Crimson Dream by BunchesDirect

3. White

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Another beautiful choice is to go for high contrast! White is a lovely choice for your bridesmaids’ flowers as it is clean, elegant and will really stand out against their red dresses. If you want to create an even more cohesive “matched” theme, choose small elements of red in the white bouquets, and opt for a dramatic red bouquet to help the bride be the star of the show.

Dreamy Cloud by BunchesDirect

4. Yellow

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Another color that works beautifully with red, is yellow! Many brides do not consider yellow but it’s warm and sunny brightness pairs well with the vibrant richness of red. The brightness of the yellow helps the flowers stand out against darker shades of red and creates a memorable pop of color to help your bridesmaids look their best.

Warmth of Love by BunchesDirect

Remember, if you aren’t sure of your selection there are friendly and very knowledgeable floral experts ready to help you with suggestions and advice! Whatever you end up choosing, we hope that your wedding day is full of beauty and happiness.

 

 

 

 

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We’ve all heard the old saying about what a bride is supposed to do to have good luck on her wedding day (and in her subsequent marriage) and one of the key components is having “something blue.” Brides opt for a variety of blue items but should not overlook an obvious and necessary component of their special day: their wedding flowers!

Blue is one of the most popular colors for any event. Incorporating blue flowers is more unique and blue flowers are perfectly suited to many wedding themes, from formal and elegant cocktail receptions, to nautical and beach themes, to farm and country shindigs. Opt for beautiful “true blue” flowers in your bridal bouquets and ensure added luck for your whole event!

Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to incorporate beautiful blue flowers into your wedding day.

Heavenly Mist Bouquet by BunchesDirect

A stunning blue bridal bouquet is the perfect choice for your “something blue!” These beautiful Heavenly Mist bouquets are full of vivid blue flowers including blue freesias and blue nigella flowers. There are bridesmaids bouquets to match and all of them will be the talk of the wedding.

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Choose stunning blue hydrangeas and you will have something more unique and memorable for you venue, especially if you have crisp white table linens. Best of all, blue pairs well with virtually any color so it’s always a fabulous choice for a wedding palette.

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Order bulk blue hydrangeas for some simple DIY centerpieces. You can also order pre-made blue hydrangea centerpieces that are ready to go in your own vases and get them shipped right to your home before the big day.

Midsummer Night’s Dream by BunchesDirect

Gorgeous blue delphinium and blue iris are other wonderful blue flower choices. Pair them with white flowers for a fresh and elegant centerpiece that is suitable for any occasion from casual to formal. Shown here: Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Blue Sky Bouquet by BunchesDirect

Blue also pairs very well with fresh green! In this Blue Sky bouquet, soft blue hydrangeas combine with elegant green orchids for a truly special presentation.

Blue Dendrobium Orchids BunchesDirect

If you want a blue flower that is especially exotic and unqiue, opt for some amazing “Born Blue” blue dendrobium orchids! If you buy in bulk these gorgeous blooms are surprisingly affordable!

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These beautiful submerged centerpieces are surprisingly easy to DIY! Order your bulk orchids and check out this helpful DIY video for how to make them yourself!

 

 

 

Using your flowers as your “something blue” is sure to bring you joy and luck on your special day!

 

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Audrina Patridge and longtime love Corey Bohan may have taken eight years to actually tie the knot, but it was worth the wait!

Jana Dillon Photography/AKM-GSI

Audrina and BMX bike rider Corey wed in beautiful Hawaii on Saturday, November 5 in an intimate celebration with 100 close friends and family. Their fourth-month old daughter Kirra was also part of the special day!

Credit: Jana Dillon Photography/AKM-GSI

Audrina shone in a lacy mermaid gown custom made by Pallas Couture. . She wanted their day to be romantic yet with bohemian elements and her gown with its beautiful French chantilly lace and sheer skirt fit the theme perfectly. Corey paired khakis with a crisp white shirt and suspenders which certainly lent a more casual vibe to the event. Audrina used red flowers to adorn her hair. We also adored the beautiful archway decorated with rich red and  pink blooms such as roses, garden roses, and ranunculus woven with seeded eucalyptus and other greens. Guest threw flower petals in the air to celebrate their love. (Hint: you can purchase your own bulk rose petals online, create this romantic vibe, and save!)

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The bridal bouquets were gorgeous! Created by Steven Boyle Designs, they worked perfectly with the “bohemian” vibe as well as the glorious Hawaiian wedding location. They were a lush, artful mix with a “freshly gathered” feel that kept them from being too fussy or formal, while still providing plenty of romance with their rich color scheme.

Credit: Jana Dillon Photography/AKM-GSI

Morgan Childs of Moana Events helped organize the day and the couple’s fun reception afterward. A very happy Audrina relayed, “I was so nervous, but as soon as I saw all of our friends, family and Corey, all I could feel was happiness and love everywhere.”

 

ff you love Audrina’s wedding flowers, check out bulk red roses, seeded eucalyptus, pink garden roses and pink ranunculus from BunchesDirect. You could also choose beautiful ready-made bridal bouquets such as Forever Connecting, Wild Beauty or Crimson Dream. Many more romantic and “bohemian” bouquets available at the website.

 

Crimson Dream

 

We wish Audrina, Corey and Kirra many more years of happiness!

 

 

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You don’t have to break the budget to have beautiful flowers for your wedding or event! Some of the most popular and beautiful choices are also some of the most inexpensive.

Read on to see our top picks for inexpensive, but totally gorgeous, flowers. These blooms could shine in any occasion, and can be used in bouquets as well as centerpieces. If you source them in season you can save even more, and especially if you use an online flower vendor (like BunchesDirect).

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Carnations

Carnations are so beautiful and yet are often undervalued for their ability to enhance a bouquet or table arrangement. We have no idea why! Their sweet ruffled petals add true elegance, while being long lasting and surprisingly hearty after cutting. They come in a myriad of wonderful colors that can coordinate with many themes and palettes.Their general hardiness also means they work well in DIY creations too, like pomander balls, garlands and floral accent walls.

Classic Pink Carnation Bouquet

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Alstroemeria

Alstreomeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, are one of the most delicate and lovely flower choices and yet are surprisingly affordable. Their sweet, heart-shaped petals add romance and delicacy to any bouquet or centerpiece. They come in several popular colors and have an interesting two-toned variation that adds depth and interest.

Hint of Pink Boutonniere

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath, or Gypsophilia, is a wonderfully airy and beautiful flower that can create amazing cloud-like effects for table and venue decorating as well as for bridal bouquets. Most people think of it in white, but it does also come in soft pink. It can be combined with other romantic flowers such as roses or lilies, but don’t overlook its impact when used all on its own.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

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Chrysanthemum

Many of us simply call them “mums,” to refer to these beautiful and generous blooms. Chrysanthemums come in rich colors and have a full, exotic appearance that can lend a lot of impact and texture to bouquets and arrangements. They can be combined with other flowers for an “elegant” presentation or kept minimal and vivid for a more rustic or informal event.

Cheerfully Divine Centerpiece

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Daisies

There is little else to match the lovely daisy for sweetness, innocence and cheerful beauty. Daisies have been a cherished flower for centuries and have long held romantic connotations. They are especially suited to informal events and outdoor venues, such as barn or beach, and to themes like boho chic or rustic. Use them in different colors to further enhance your decorating.

Daisy Day Bouquet

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Roses

Roses spell romance, elegance, and distinction. They are one of the most gorgeous flowers that work for any occasion, and if you purchase from a reputable online vendor (like BunchesDirect), roses are surprisingly affordable! Buy in bulk to save even more. Roses come in many shades and sizes and work with any wedding theme. They also pair beautifully with just about any other bloom. Dress them up or down depending on how formal is your event. You can never go wrong with roses!

Classy Rose Centerpiece BunchesDirect

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Gerbera Daisies

Cheery and bright gerbera daisies are great bang for buck! Their large size and textural quality create a lot of visual impact even if fewer blooms are used. They come in vivid and modern colors that are especially well suited to rustic weddings, boho chic themes, outdoor venues, or anything where a cheery and modern impact is needed. They also pair well with other flowers such as roses or carnations.

Simply Stunning Gerbera Bouquet

 

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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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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.