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BunchesDirect is very happy to announce its National Partnership with Brides Against Breast Cancer! Starting in July, 2015, BunchesDirect will provide free bridal bouquets for every gown purchased through this worthy cancer support initiative.

Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) is a non-profit organization that contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. The BABC brings the “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows to over 100 cities annually across the United States. The revenue generated at gown shows and events helps ensure that thousands of children and adults impacted by cancer have the support and education they need. Proceeds from the gown sales help fund the Health Support Network, which provides free online education, networking, and support programs for patients, families and caregivers impacted by cancer.

Brides-to-be, these shows provide you with a fantastic chance to find your dream gown at incredible savings, while supporting a great cause! The mobile bridal shows feature all brands of highly discounted, new and “gently worn” designer and couture wedding gowns for all shapes and sizes. Gowns are generally priced between $75 and $1800, with the average price being $600. BABC also runs a permanent bridal boutique in Sarasota, Florida offering hundreds of wedding gowns in various styles and sizes from 4 – 22. The boutique also offers bridal accessories like tiaras, veils, slips, jewelry and more.

Pretty in White Bridal Bouquet

To support this amazing cause, BunchesDirect is pleased to announce that for every dress sold over the next year, the purchaser will receive a free bridal bouquet  of their choice from BunchesDirect.com, up to a $100 value! Now you can save on a gown, and your wedding flowers. You’re welcome! Most importantly, we are all thrilled to help support this important cause in the fight against cancer.

Click to find a BABC event coming to a town near you (and watch out for that Big Pink Truck!)

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from colincowieweddings.com

When it comes to wedding and event flowers, the graceful calla lily is one of the most iconic choices. Lilies are a truly lovely addition to any floral arrangement.

Pink Calla Lily BunchesDirect

Native to South Africa, lilies are prized for their unique flower form. Their graceful, flaring trumpet shaped blooms provide an elegant touch to any bouquet or centerpiece. Their striking green leaves are a handsome element in their own right.

Calla lilies (sometimes called trumpet or arum lilies) are also versatile; they are a perfect complement to either modern, clean wedding themes or romantic and traditional décor.They come in different sizes, from larger blooms to miniature.  Many people think of white when they think of calla lilies, but they are available in many colours ranging from red to pink, yellow to orange, or even a dramatic dark purple. Their form has enough impact to stand alone, which means they can be a budgeting bride’s best friend, or they can be mixed with other blooms for even more impact.

Calla lilies are an excellent choice for the DIY bride or event planner. Twine lilies of any color artfully in a glass vase and you have an instant centerpiece that is surprisingly dramatic and effective. Their bright green stems only add to the visual impact.

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If you like submerged blooms in a centerpiece, calla lilies are an excellent choice for this too. Find out how to make your own submerged centerpiece and see how easy it can be to create a stunning centerpiece with in one of our BunchesDirect videos.

 

Photo from Maureen Masters

Even simple wine bottles get an instant style boost from the addition of dramatic calla lilies in standout colors such as orange. Super easy, budget-friendly, and so fun! Bulk calla lilies available by stem or by box at BunchesDirect, for amazing prices. Choose your color, and get creative!

These very simple vases could be purchased at your local dollar or craft store, but the addition of tall calla lilies and their repetition all down the long table adds a lot of drama. An easy and low budget table solution!

Callas also combine beautifully with other flowers in vibrant colors. Here, dark purple callas give height while pink hydrangeas provide the “base” of the arrangement in these creative vases. You can also buy bulk hydrangeas from BunchesDirect.

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You can combine greens such as eucalyptus with calla lilies, and use floral foam and a wooden box to create these very rustic DIY centerpieces—click to find out how. Perfect for a garden wedding.

 

If you are less “do it yourself” inclined, BunchesDirect offers beautiful calla lily centerpieces that are all ready to go. Simply trim the stems to your desired height and add to your container of choice. Shown here: Pink Passion Centerpiece.

Don’t overlook the power of the dramatic and elegant calla lily when you are deciding on your wedding centerpieces and wedding flowers. And to coordinate with your lovely lily centerpiece, bridal bouquets made of calla lilies are also a gorgeous choice! White is the classic selection, but BunchesDirect also offers exotic bouquets in vivid colors.

Happy wedding planning! 

Morning Glow Bridal Bouquet

White Mini Calla Lily Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was a wedding fit for a princess, and literally took place at a royal palace. On July 10, hotel heiress Nicky Hilton married European banking billionaire James Rothschild at the beautiful Kensington Palace in London. Kensington Palace is the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The wedding festivities kicked off with a supper Thursday at Spencer House in London, the residence of an ancestor of the late Princess Diana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For her wedding day, Nicky, 31, wore a stunning $75,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a high neck, intricate lace, long sleeves and a gorgeous train.

Photo from FameFlyNet

She exited Claridge’s hotel with her father Rick Hilton en route to the wedding. And if you love Nicky’s regal bridal bouquet as much as we did, you will adore either a Vintage White or Pretty in White Bridal Bouquet from BunchesDirect (for hundreds less than what Nicky paid!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicky paired the dress and her gorgeous white bouquet with a dramatic cathedral veil, channeling memories of other regal brides such as Grace Kelly or the Duchess of Cambridge. Her shoes were custom Christian Louboutin’s featuring her wedding date and “Mrs.Rothschild” embroidered on them.

Photo: Splash News

 

Older sister Paris Hilton served as maid of honor, looking demure and lovely in a pale blue chiffon gown with a ruched bodice and gold belt. Mother Kathy also wore a pale blue dress with an embroidered skirt. Nicky’s extended family including her aunt Kyle Richards from Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ceremony took place in the Orangery, part of an outdoor garden on the palace grounds, in front of formally dressed family and friends. Guests included Naomi Campbell, Chelsea Clinton, and Kate Beckinsale, according to reports in Us Weekly.

Nicky was married before (briefly) to New York businessman Todd Meiser. That wedding was a quickie union at the Las Vegan Wedding Chapel, and the marriage only lasted three months. Let’s hope marriage number two is a better match!

Nicky and James are currently honeymooning in exotic Botswana. Nicky recently posted a photo on her Instagram account of an elephant encounter, though she looked calm and casual despite the proximity.

We loved Nicky’s fairytale English wedding and we wish she and James the best of health and happiness. Wealth? They have it covered! :)

 

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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.

photo from CNN.com

 

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.

© Mattias Edwall, Kungahuset

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

 

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BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Hand Tied Mixed Bridal

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BunchesDirect Bouquet Match: Rising Symphony

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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.