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1. Rose petals on the aisle don’t have to be one color scattered along a traditional white runner as you see at so many events. Feel free to mix it up!

Create a dramatic ombré effect with gradients of colored rose petals, or mix complimentary colors for vibrant impact. Check our Pinterest page for more Creative Rose Petal Ideas.

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2. Your bridal bouquet is a perfect place to add a very personal touch, such as a family heirloom.

You could add an antique brooch, locket, war medal, small framed photo, or a vintage coin—anything goes if it is meaningful to you and to scale with the flowers.

 

 

 

 

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3.. Make your bar spectacular! Have a customized ice block created with beautiful flowers frozen inside, such as carnations, gerberas, or calla lilies in varied colors.

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You could also serve signature cocktails that have edible flowers either frozen in ice cubes, or added to the swizzle stick for a truly gorgeous garnish.

Edible flower suggestions: Roses and rose petals, carnations, chrysanthemums, snapdragons, sunflowers, and lilac would all be safe to use.

All are available in bulk at BunchesDirect!

 

 

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4. Use beautiful and elegant floral touches to create a unique place card table. Add each card to the top of small vases with flowers that coordinate with your wedding theme. You could top each card with a flower cut-out for even more impact. Try lisianthus, garden roses, or cymbidium orchids for a sweet touch, all sold in bulk at BunchesDirect.

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5.. Use floral crowns in creative ways too! Make a  crown or pretty garland (Check out our Blog to find out how to DIY your own Floral Crown) and adorn your wedding pets!

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You could use floral crowns or floral accents on statues as well, for a memorable and unique touch that is sure to create some smiles as the guests arrive.

 

 

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6.. Suspend flowers, such as calla lilies, from lighting fixtures for a very dramatic look. You could also tuck mini calla lilies into each guest napkin to echo the theme.

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7. Mix your flower colors to create vivid impact with your table settings. Don’t feel you have to stick to one color of flower for your centerpieces and accents. Selecting contrasting colors can add a big visual punch that makes your table a lot more memorable and unique.

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8. Same rule applies for your bridesmaid bouquets! There is no hard and fast “rule” that says they all have to match. You can express your own creativity by mixing flower colors to create a more creative palette.

 

 

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Get your Perfect Flower Match!

Our BunchesDirect team is so excited! We have launched a new campaign on Kickstarter.com to produce Perfect Match Wedding Flowers!

Our talented floral consultants have received a lot of requests over the years, especially as BunchesDirect operates out of three countries. Many brides and event planners are looking for something very custom and entirely unique for their special day. Mother Nature provides us with a wide range of flower colors, but sometimes a certain shade just isn’t available. Occasionally our customers ask if we can provide flowers in unusual colors, flowers with glitter, two tone flowers, or other creative ideas for their bouquets, centerpieces, corsages or other florals. While some of these options are available with silk flowers, there is just nothing as beautiful as fresh flowers for special occasions.

Our team of professional florists put their heads together to evaluate how we might provide more unusual or custom colors in flowers. The team began experimenting with new ways to tint fresh flowers, and “Perfect Match” was born! With the Perfect Match service, wedding or event customers could send a swatch or color sample of their desired flower color and select the type of flower they prefer (such as roses). BunchesDirect will then tint the flowers to match the color sample! This means our customers would be able to purchase flowers in a virtually limitless range of hues and effects.

To achieve this, BunchesDirect wants to invest in the latest professional techniques for tinting fresh flowers, and in staff training to perfect the process for different types of blooms.

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The Perfect Match service will be available to custom tint bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, or centerpieces for weddings or events. Flowers can be matched to virtually any element of the decor; for example, you could match shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses, table linens or other special accents.This means your wedding or event flowers can now be custom made, and totally unique to your needs.

But we need your help to get things rolling! We launched a Kickstarter.com campaign with various levels of pledges available. Each pledge provides a completed color-matched product to the backer. Be part of creating a brand new way to customize flowers: funds will be used to help purchase the latest professional color technology flower treatments and to support the testing process required for perfecting the techniques. Costs of flowers and labor will also be addressed. Pledges range from $10 to $75 and every pledge gets you a custom colored flower product, such as a corsage or bouquet. For additional information please read the Press Release.

Check out the campaign on Kickstarter.com. Any support or input is much appreciated, and we would love to hear your creative ideas! Help us get the “Perfect Match” started and be part of something new and exciting in the floral industry.

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BunchesDirect is always delighted when we receive some lovely photos and feedback from one of our many happy brides. We were so pleased when Ashley contacted us with thanks for her beautiful wedding flowers! Ashley is a savvy D-I-Y bride who used fresh bulk flowers from BunchesDirect to make her own bouquets and centerpieces for her amazing June wedding. Read on to get all the details!

Ashley and Johnny met on an online dating site, and hit it off instantly. Their relationship blossomed and over the next six years of dating they included not only Ashley’s two daughters and Johnny’s son from previous relationships, but welcomed a new son and daughter of their own. Johnny pulled off a romantic surprise proposal on Christmas Eve of 2013. During a gift exchange, Ashley was handed a gift wrapped in multiple layers which led to an empty ring box. Johnny produced another box, with the ring. He popped the big question, and a very surprised Ashley said yes. The kids were part of the proposal and their excited screaming and jumping added to the excitement of this very special memory.

The wedding took place on June 12, 2015, at the beautiful Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri. Ashley had always wanted to have an outdoor wedding and the gazebo at the Belvoir estate clinched it for her. You can see how gorgeous the staircase was as Ashley made her grand entrance. Wedding photos were taken by Jim Powers Powersshots Wedding and Portrait Photography, from Overland Park, Kansas.

The wedding included 50 guests and three attendants on each side. Fifty guests were in attendance. Both Ashley and Johnny have large families, but Johnny’s is located over some distance; luckily two of his brothers were able to arrive and share the day.

The wedding colors were dark purple and white, as purple is Johnny’s favorite color. The white blooms were a beautiful contrast with the purple bridesmaid dresses. The boutonnieres were Dragon Ball Z figurines since Johnny and his brothers loved this cartoon.

Ashley’s sister Amanda was maid of honor, with her daughters Cheyenne and Lily as bridesmaids. Johnny’s brother Joey was best man, with his brother Adam and friend William as groomsmen. Their flower girl was their daughter Abigail, while their son Colton did duty as ring bearer. In a funny anecdote, Ashley relays that Colton had to use the rest room right before the ceremony began, and ended up going behind a tree; Ashley’s brother snapped a cute photo to immortalize the moment!

 

The cute wedding “cake” was fashioned from Rice Krispie treats and garnished with a sheer purple ribbon. What a fantastic idea! For the guest “book,” the couple opted to have guests sign wine corks (appropriate to the venue) which they then arranged in a lovely shadow box to commemorate the special day. Ashley’s brother-in-law Scott married them and got ordained just for the event, as it meant a lot to Ashley to have someone special who knew them well to help marry them—now that is dedication!

 

 

Ashely look gorgeous in her beautiful wedding gown with its lovely high bodice and scooped back. She had actually purchased another dress six months earlier though she hoped to make some improvements to it. One week before the wedding Ashley realized the dress wasn’t really going to give her the thrill she hoped for. Johnny encouraged a worried Ashley to go find the perfect gown (way to go, Johnny). Luckily she found the dress and was able to have it altered, with the finishing touches done just three days before the big event.

 

The wedding flowers were gorgeous! Ashley decided to make her own bouquets and centerpieces, using beautiful bulk flowers from BunchesDirect. She selected roses and carnations as these are affordable, while looking expensive (excellent choice, Ashley!). Ashley surfed on Pinterest and YouTube for some video tips (visit our BunchesDirect channel for great how-to-videos!) and relays that making the bouquets got easier with each one.

The flowers arrived on June 10 and after caring for the flowers, the crew got to work. Ashley, her sister and her mom made 12 centerpieces 4 bouquets and 1 toss bouquet (Ashley’s daughter made her own). They used floral tape, ribbons and pins to hold the blooms in place. Great job!

For the centerpieces, Ashley sourced water beads from Etsy, and submersible LED lights from Micheal’s. The vases she also found from Michael’s on clearance (amazing luck!) and the BunchesDirect flowers were cut to fit the height of the vase. Ashley and her team then arranged the roses and carnations in different colors to create the final gorgeous look. Simple, affordable, and stunning!

Ashley relays that having her kids being part of their wedding day made the event extra special, as did the speeches made by her sister and Johnny’s brother Joey, and having two of his brothers attend. Their goal was to have a fun and easygoing wedding that included children, so they even had a kids’ room with movies, coloring pages and snacks (love this idea). For them, their day was perfect. The BunchesDirect team was happy to lend a hand— we wish them all the best!

 

 

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Saturday June 13 marked the day for another exciting Royal Wedding! Prince Carl Philip, 30, of Sweden married longtime girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist, 36, in the chapel at the royal palace in Stockholm. Sofia is a former reality star and model, now a bona fide member of the Swedish royal family and officially titled Princess Sofia. Prince Carl Philip is third in line to the throne behind his elder sister Crown Princess Victoria and her daughter Princess Estelle.

photo from CNN.com

Sofia looked elegant and romantic in a white, v-neck dress with long lace sleeves and an empire waistline. The low back of the dress revealed the star-shaped tatoo she sports between her shoulder blades (definitely a more modern touch for a royal bride). Her cathedral length veil was secured with a diamond and emerald tiara, and her hair was elegantly arranged in a bun gathered low on her neck.

Prince Carl Philip is a military officer and, as if being a naval officer wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, a race car driver. He was a perfectly groomed “Prince Charming” in a black military dress tuxedo with a white hat.

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Sofia and Prince Carl Philip wed in front of a select group of family and friends, including several other Royals such as his parents King Carl Gustaf IV and Queen Silvia, as well as royals from Norway, Japan, and England (shown above are Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex). The official wedding portrait (below) shows all the distinguished VIP guests in their glittering finery.

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During the ceremony Prince Carl Philip had a moment of apparent nerves and had difficulty placing the ring on Sofia’s finger—check out this cute video to see for yourself.

From CNN.com

After the ceremony the fairytale couple greeted the crowd outside the palace while riding in (of course!) a horse-drawn carriage. They then returned to the palace to enjoy their reception along with 300 guests. The Prince made a speech to new wife Sofia that was heartfelt and simple, as he attested, “Today I am the happiest man in the world. Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness. With your love I will be able to overcome all challenges. Dear Sofia, I love you.” Sofia had written a song for her husband which was performed by Molly Sanden.

© Mattias Edwall, Kungahuset

The flowers were a gorgeous, romantic blend of white, pale pink, and various shades of peach. Sofia’s bridal bouquets were a perfect “Cinderella” choice of blooms such as varied roses, peonies, and ranunculus, She included floral arrangements on gold stands, and masses of the romantic blooms heaped behind the altar during the ceremony.

© Mattias Edwall, Kungahuset

Life’s Journey Bouquet

If you love the Royal Wedding flowers, be sure and check out these bridal bouquet and centerpiece suggestions from BunchesDirect! Our bridal bouquets, centerpieces and wedding flowers give you the “royal look” at a very modest price! If you love pink and peach, be sure to check all our pink wedding bouquets, and our peach wedding bouquets, at the website.

Love me Bouquet

Spring Glee Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh Lola Centerpiece

Spring Glee Bouquet

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Well much of the fashion world went into buzzing overdrive the minute Lady Gaga announced her engagement. What would this fashion diva actually wear down the aisle on such an important day? After all, Mother Monster has famously (or infamously) rocked everything from feathers to bubbles to meat, so there is no telling what she kind of statement she might want to make on her wedding day.

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Gaga, 28, got engaged to Taylor Kinney, 33, this past Valentine’s Day weekend after he proposed to her and presented an inscribed, heart-shaped diamond ring. She and Kinney first met in 2011 while filming the video for her song You and I. After a brief split in 2012 they reunited and are soon headed for wedded bliss.

Photo from DailyMail

To prepare for her big day, Lady Gaga has just dyed her hair platinum blonde, suggesting she will forgo one of her signature wigs. She had good friend and stylist Patti Song achieve the new blonde look, documenting the process on her Instagram account.

For her choice of dress? Gaga vows, “it will be totally for Taylor. It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet, but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.”

“It will be totally for Taylor,” Gaga told WWD exclusively of her wedding dress plans. “It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2015/05/22/lady-gaga-debuts-bleach-blonde-hair-receives-36-wedding-dress-suggestions-from-top-designers/#sthash.3auxNjae.dpuf
“It will be totally for Taylor,” Gaga told WWD exclusively of her wedding dress plans. “It’s all about my man. I haven’t really thought about anything specific yet but whatever it is, it will be totally for him.” – See more at: http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2015/05/22/lady-gaga-debuts-bleach-blonde-hair-receives-36-wedding-dress-suggestions-from-top-designers/#sthash.3auxNjae.dpuf

Designers are already vying for the chance to outfit the Lady for her big day. Women’s Wear Daily has already dubbed her “Bride of the Decade” and challenged designers with the question about what she should wear. They have just released over 30 designs that were created by some of the top fashion houses in the world. What fun!

Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights, and for fun, we have matched them with some suggested bouquets. Enjoy! Let us know which pairing is your fave. Which one would YOU wear?

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Enchanting Pink

Mara Hoffman

Purchase bulk wholesale flowers and use them to achieve this amazing floral headdress! Red roses, lavender roses, yellow ranunculus, pink carnations, would be great choices. Bunches Direct Bouquet Match: Your Attention

 

Monique Lhuillier

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Hand Tied Mixed Bridal

Donna Karan Atelier

BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Rising Symphony

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We are used to Rhianna’s edgy style and bold fashion choices (the sheer tank that displayed her nipple rings comes to mind…) and she is not shy when it comes to dressing up for events. This past weekend we glimpsed a far more demure Riri as she stood as bridesmaid for her best friend and assistant Jennifer Morales.

Jennifer married Aaron Davis this past Monday, in Honolulu, Hawaii in a lovely beach side ceremony.

Rhianna made time in her busy schedule to support her friend, looking sweet in a lilac colored, tulle Badgley Mischka Couture dress embroidered with white flowers.The dress was sleeveless and low backed, and Rhianna added some purple lipstick to modernize the look.

 

Her bridesmaid bouquet was a simple and elegant creation of white roses. If you love this look, check out the Classic White Rose bridal bouquet from BunchesDirect!

Or better yet, go for a 10 Piece White Rose Wedding Package, for even more savings.

The other bridesmaids all wore gowns in varying shades of purple, while the bride opted for a traditional white gown. Love the varying hues of the same color, with all the different dress styles. (Now this looks more like Riri, with the cigarette dangling from her lips…)

You can check out Rhianna’s own pics on Instagram for more wedding fun with Bad Gal Riri and pals! Looks like a fun time was had by all. Was there ever any doubt? For more celebrity inspiration, check out David Arquette’s wedding.