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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!

Here are some suggestions:

Irish Beauty Bouquet $79.99

Blushing Glow Bouquet $109.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Step Bouquet $129.99

Painted Flower $97.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Jessica Simpson wedding It finally happened! Only July 5, Jessica Simpson married long-time love and former NFL player Eric Johnson. The couple wed at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, with more than 250 guests in attendance, including such fellow celebrities as Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Alba, Topher Grace, and CaCee Cobb. The overall estimate for the lavish four-day celebration: $1.4 million.

Simpson and Johnson have been engaged since 2010 and have two children together. Daughter Maxwell served as flower girl at the festivities, while son Ace was ring bearer. The wedding was officiated by Jessica’s father, Joe, and included a whopping 12 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen.

Jessica wore a stunning champagne and gold strapless dress custom made by Carolina Herrera, with Brian Atwood shoes. Her attention to detail was apparent in all aspects of her wedding; even her manicure was custom-created to perfectly complement the dress.

Jessica Simpson wedding flowers Her wedding flowers were absolutely breathtaking, forming a huge part of the décor. The sheer volume of flowers made the lavish venue feel regal, romantic and intimate. It’s estimated that the floral budget was $150,000!

There were masses of flowers arranged down the long guest tables, including roses, hydrangeas, and freesia, in hues ranging from pale pink, to purple, fuchsia and cream. There were flowers and lush greenery hanging from trellises above guests and to frame the couple as they took their vows. The stage was draped in greenery, as were side tables. With so many exquisite flowers placed all over the ceremony and dinner venues, the overall effect was simply stunning.

Check out Simpson’s recently released wedding video to see more of the gorgeous flowers:  http://features.aol.com/video/jessica-simpsons-wedding-video

Now…wouldn’t you love to have this look for your own wedding? You can! Our clever consultants at BunchesDirect have put together a very special Celebrity Wedding Flower package, inspired by Jessica Simpson! This 9 piece package is being offered at the amazing price of $549.99. See it here and order yours at: http://www.bunchesdirect.com/index.php/Celebrity-Inspired-Wedding-Flower-Packages/Celebrity-Inspired-Wedding-Flowers-Jessica-Simpson/flypage.tpl.html.

You can also find all the freshest, most gorgeous bulk wedding flowers to round out your own fairy-tale look. Our consultants are ready to assist you. Happy shopping!

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We may not have a celebrity budget, but we can look to those that do for inspiration!

We all want a wedding to remember and to have our guests talking (in the best way) about our beautiful flowers. Whether your wedding décor is elegant and traditional, sleek and modern, or country rustic, the flowers are a huge part of the overall ambiance. Flowers accent your theme, dress, and venue, lending impact, color and interest to your special day.

Check out the floral choices made by some recent celebrity brides for their big events. (If it’s good enough for Donald Trump, chances are your mother-in-law will approve.) Our talented consultants have selected bouquets to match each bride’s theme. This way you get gorgeous fresh wedding flowers for a celebrity look, at a very savvy price. Now that’s inspired!

1. Sophistication, with a Touch of Tropical

Popular actors Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter were married at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The pair welcomed approximately 250 guests at a lavish sunset ceremony. Roselyn wore Christian Louboutin pumps with a princess-style, Angel Sanchez gown embroidered with pearls and diamonds, placing white gardenias in her hair. The ceremony was followed by fireworks and an elaborate meal that included lobster and filet mignon.

The fort was filled with flower arrangements, including thousands of orange, ivory and pink roses, with pink and green hydrangeas. The splashes of rich orange and coral really pop against the large white hydrangeas and provide effective contrast to the pale pink roses. Lush greenery and classic urns add to the upscale, traditional ambiance.

Get the Look: Use any of the following bouquets to achieve this look on your own special day.

Endless Elegance bouquet

"Royal Smile" Bridal bouquet
Royal Smile bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Bliss bouquet

Orange Bliss

Colorful Surprise bouquet

Colorful Surprise

 

 

2. Old World Glamour

Anne Hathaway wedding photo

Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman in a romantic sunset ceremony at a private estate in Big Sur, California.  Her dress was a stunning, custom-made Valentino creation of ivory silk point d’esprit tulle, with hand-painted satin flowers on the train. She wore no apparent jewelry, accessorizing by pinning a 1920s-inspired headband to a simple veil.

The couple splurged on the flowers, spending an estimated $100, 000 on the budget. A soft, romantic palette of white, cream with hints of peach gives a timeless old-world feel to her gorgeous bouquet.

Get the look:

Unique Dreamland bouquet

Unique Dreamland

 

Touch of peach bouquet

Touch of Peach

 

 

 

 

 

Hint of Softness Bouquet

Hint of Softness

 

3.  Uptown Elegance

Ivanke Trump wedding photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner, owner of New York Observer, at Trump National Golf course in Bedminster, NJ. Her father “the Donald” was present and provided warm toasts to the happy couple.

Ivanka wore an elegant Vera Wang gown inspired by Grace Kelly, with jewelry from her own collection. Her floral theme was white on white, with flowers that included lilies of the valley, hydrangea, orchids, ranunculus, roses and gardenias used throughout the venue. Her simple yet stunning bouquet includes white roses and stephanotis.

Get the look:

Vintage White bouquet

Vintage White

Classic White hydrangea bouquet

Classic White Hydrangea

Pretty in White bouquet

Pretty in White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Country Chic

 Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson married talent manager Brandon Blackstock in an intimate ceremony for select friends and family. The couple married at Blackberry Farms, in Walland, Tennessee. Kelly wore a beautiful dress from Temperley Bridal with flowing lace sleeves. The farm location provided the perfect backdrop with its rustic covered bridge and green hillsides.

Her bouquet was a vivid mix of sunflowers and bluebonnets (the official state flower of her native Texas) and set the perfect complement to the relaxed outdoor venue.

If you want further inspiration for your own rustic-themed wedding, you can watch Kelly’s wedding video here (video courtesy of Weiss Eubank Films) : http://vimeo.com/77468517.

Get the look:

 

Splash of Fall bouquet

Splash of Fall

Sunny Blue Bride bouquet

Sunny Blue Bride

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Masterpiece

True Masterpiece bouquet

Hint of Fall bouquet

Hint of Fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever your theme, you can find many more gorgeous flower concepts at www.bunchesdirect.com. Feel free to bring your own ideas to our professional wedding consultants, and be sure to check back here: More “Get the Look for Less” celebrity inspiration is coming soon!