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Actress Piper Perabo, who featured in movies such as Coyote Ugly and Cheaper by the Dozen, and stars in the television drama Covert Affairs, married producer-director Stephen Kay in NYC on July 26. This particular affair was not covert: the pair married in the Merchant House museum with select family and friends. The wedding had a New Orleans flair with a band following the couple out of the ceremony venue.

Piper wore a slinky 2014 Resort Michael Kors column dress in metallic silver. Who says brides can’t be sexy? She paired the dress with an olive veil and blush shoes. I didn’t particularly like the selection, but it was certainly unique. For a more traditional venue it would have been dreadful. One day she still may look at her wedding photos and say “what was I thinking?” I like the dress, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for a wedding gown. The dress looked good on her. It also looked good on Naomi Campbell, who wore it earlier this year at the National Television Awards, and for Katy Perry too when she wore a one-shoulder version at another event. But oh well, it seems Piper isn’t worried about wearing something custom, and so long as a bride feels beautiful on her wedding day, that’s what truly matters.

Stephen wore a three-piece blue suit with a gray hat. The hat was a jaunty touch, and it suited the New Orleans vibe– the pair were going for a more relaxed day so a blue suit was fine. This particular suit, however: hmmm. To me it looks like he borrowed it from his overweight Uncle Vinny, then slept in it under a railway overpass. Casual, I get, but wrinkled and ill-fitting? Not so much. And OMG, the scruffy boots. Oh, and that belt. Don’t get me started.

But, moving on to the flowers: Piper’s bouquet! She opted for a less structured assortment of blooms, which again, suited the more casual vibe. I think given the silver metallic dress, however, she might have gone for a bouquet that was more modern also; I do like the blush roses and overall palette with her attire.

The selection of flowers was lovely, and included roses, Queen Anne’s lace, spray roses, white stock, anenome, and assorted greenery. This less structured arrangement is a nice choice if you want a more relaxed look. Her celebrity florist probably charged her a good bit for it. If you want a similar look of mixed blooms, with Bunches Direct you can achieve it…for about $100! And remember that our consultants can customize any of our bouquets, if you want to add more of one type of flower, or substitute varieties!

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What do you think of Piper’s wedding day choices? Post a comment or email me at [email protected]

 

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The empire-waist dress became extremely popular for brides around 2006.  The silhouette is perfect for tall slim brides, or brides who want to show off their pregnant belly.  Brides looking for a Greek or Roman goddess look tend to be swayed towards the empire waist.

Empire Waist DressIn our previous blog we discussed the type of flowers that would suit an A-line dress the best.  In this blog we will highlight some of the top flowers that accompany the empire-waist wedding dress the best.  Like picking out the right dress that suits your body type, certain wedding flowers complement dresses better than others.

Hand tied bouquets can complement the simplicity and elegance of this type of dress. Hand Tied Bouquets are the more casual type of wedding bouquet.  Their exposed stems at the bottom of Calla Lily Bridal Bouqetthe wedding bouquet add a natural and simple look to this bouquet.  Almost any type of flower can easily be incorporated in hand tied wedding bouquets.  Hydrangeas and roses are perfect flowers to use in hand tied wedding bouquets for brides wearing an empire-waist wedding dress.  Calla lilies also can be used in a hand tied wedding bouquet.  Calla Lilies are beautiful, simple and elegant and their Champaign flute-like shape help draw one’s eyes towards the bride’s face.  Brides can use many or just a few calla lilies in their wedding bouquet to create this elegant effect.

Rounded Rose Bridal BouquetRounded Rose bridal bouquets are very classic wedding bouquet that goes well with almost any type of dress silhouette.  Since this wedding bouquet is slightly more traditional we suggest brides to make their statement with this bouquet by choosing a colour that suits their wedding the best.  Greenery is also usually added in rounded rose bridal bouquets to accent the beautiful rose arrangement.

Cascade wedding bouquets can also complement empire-waist wedding dresses.  We suggest to our brides to try to keep these wedding bouquets rather small.  If the bouquet is too large it can overpower the dress and compete with its simple lines and natural beauty. Roses, Orchids and Lilies are among some of the most popular flowers used in cascade bouquets.  Bulk Delphinium, hypericum berries, snapdragon, limonium , statice, solidago are other flowers that can be used as fillers because they have multiple blooms per stem.  These flowers also add colour and length to a cascade bouquet.  Greenery such as, Tiki Tree Fern, Ruscus, Lily Grass, Leather leaf, Bells of Ireland, and Bear Grass are also very important in providing the shape of wedding bouquets, including cascade wedding bouquets.