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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.

 

 

 

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It was twice as nice: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard said “I do” twice over this month. The 51-year-old Depp married his 28-year-old sweetheart in a small civil ceremony in LA on February 3. The famous pair then jetted off to Depp’s private island Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas, to enjoy a second ceremony with family and friends on February 7. They chose their wedding date based on what fit best into their very hectic work schedules (oh, the trials of being a movie star).

The pair have been engaged since December 2013 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary. Johnny seemed to be smitten quickly and is still quick to praise his bride (as any smart and loyal man should), saying in a recent interview, “She’s a wonderful girl. She’s sharp as a tack. A Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me.”

Their wedding photos have started to surface, and apparently we have them due largely to efforts of helicopter forays over the island.(Sorry Johnny and Amber for all the noise, but we love the pics.) There were approximately two dozen guests at the very private, intimate beach wedding on the exclusive island retreat. The pair married on the white sand under a beautiful canopy edged with white flowers and greenery, next to blue sea and waving palm trees.

Amber wore a long-sleeved, backless white gown with a billowing veil. The bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses, while Johnny’s son Jack stood as his best man. Johnny wore a white tuxedo jacket with black pants and white shoes. Johnny’s daughter Lily was also in attendance.

The very lucky guests enjoyed not only a beautiful wedding, but a fun-filled holiday on this private Bahamian paradise. Guests reportedly got to lounge on the beach and go snorkeling on the colorful reefs, as well as enjoy delicious meals cooked by private chefs. (Now, why didn’t I RSVP right away?)

Johnny and Amber were honeymooning in another sunny clime: Queensland, Australia, although the latest reports are now saying that Amber may have to postpone more honeymoon time due to her work schedule. Apparently Amber is sweating it out in the dance studios as part of preparation for her role in The Danish Girl alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (who also got married this month!). We wish Johnny and Amber much happiness!

Click to see some gorgeous white bridal bouquets for your own special day. You can also dress up your own canopy or arch using amazing bulk flowers from Bunches Direct. (Hopefully all of these will make you feel like you are on a private island, even if you are not.)

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from the hit reality show The Jersey Shore married her longtime love Jionni LaValle last Saturday, November 29. The wedding took place at the St. Rose of Lima church followed by a reception at the Venetian hotel in Garfield, New Jersey. The pair have been engaged since March 2012 and have two children together, Lorenzo, 2, and Giovanna Marie, 3 months.

Snooki apparently stayed calm leading up to the big day, saying, “It’s not that hard to plan a wedding. For me, it’s just that I don’t let myself get stressed out. I just enjoy the moment and I try to be positive about everything.” (I guess we would have to check with Jionni and her friends to see how true this statement was.)

 

 

 

Approximately 500 guests attended the nuptials. Other Jersey Shore guests included their friend Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, who looked conservative and crisp in a navy suit and tie. (What, no tank shirt and gold chains?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wedding was arranged in a black and gold color scheme in a “Great Gatsby” Roaring 20′s theme, complete with cigar and scotch bar. Snooki’s BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley and fellow reality stars Sammi Giancola and Deena Nicole Cortese served as bridesmaids, wearing sexy strapless black dresses with bows. All rocked glittering headbands that were a nod to the “Roaring 20′s theme.

The simple but elegant bridesmaid bouquets were done up in shades of cream and white, which nicely contrasted with the black dresses.

Snooki wore two dresses, both from Bridal Reflections, for her special day. For the ceremony she wore a cream-colored, traditional lace gown in a vintage style. She changed into a strapless dress for the reception. (Nope, no leather or animal prints in sight.) She posted a photo of the gown on her official website an hour before the ceremony.There was still bling to be had in the gown’s detailing, and a lot of it added to the wedding bouquet.

There was also a lot of glitter on her fit-and-flare style reception dress, the “Elite” style gown designed by Ines DiSanto, which Snooki wore with a bejeweled headband and fingerless gloves.

After after a big night of celebrations that included free-flowing scotch, the new husband and wife woke on their first morning as a married couple feeling a tad under the weather, in true Jersey Shore style.  “Hungover with my husband (That will not get old),” Snooki shared via Twitter on Sunday morning. “Getting mcdonalds and being slobs together. Waiting for walking dead tonight,” she added.

Later in the day, the newly minted husband-and-wife posted a photo of their sparkling wedding bands.

“Thank you @bandbjewelry for our gorgeous wedding rings,” Snooki wrote. “We couldn’t be happier!!”

Snooki has already updated her name on her Instagram account and seems to be proud and happy to be “Mrs.Nicole LaValle.” We wish them all the best (and seeing as there was no pre-nup signed, we assume Snookie will make every effort to make the marriage last!)

Wedding bouquet suggestions: Fancy White Bridal Bouquet, or Heavenly Morning Bridal Bouquet would both be amazing if you love Snooki’s look.

Heavenly Morning Bridal Bouquet

Fancy White Bridal Bouquet

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Well, the Laguna Beach weddings have continued! Last month Lauren Conrad got married in a romantic mountainside vineyard in Santa Ynes, California. Now her fellow Laguna Beach alum Alex Murrell has followed her own path down the wedding aisle and was married last Saturday, October 25, at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

Alex, 27, married Kyle Mark Johnson in a beautiful rustic outdoor ceremony. The ceremony was conducted under a trellis draped with an elegant fabric backdrop edged with floral garlands and clusters of flowers, framed by amazing curly willow branches. Alex and Kyle were engaged in July 2013 during a trip to Thailand.

Alex has revealed some sweet insider details to their love story: apparently she first met Kyle when he stayed briefly with her family.

She was 12 and he was 19.  She developed a crush on him and told her family how much she wanted to marry him. Apparently Kyle thought this was funny and told her perhaps they would date when she was older. He left that summer and she didn’t see or hear from him for 10 years.

When she was 22, she and a friend were having dinner in Laguna when Alex came across Kyle’s Facebook page. On impulse, she posted a message, and he replied (see conversation above)…the rest is history!

 

 

They were an official couple within a week after reuniting. Some things are meant to be, I guess.

 

 

 

For their wedding, Alex went sexy in a form fitting Berta Bridal gown that featured a plunging neckline and lace bodice, as well as a low back. Her hair was worn in loose waves, with a simple veil attached at the crown. Kyle wore a classic black tux and looked very much the happy groom.

Her BFF’s and former Laguna co-stars Alex Hooser and Taylor Cole were both bridesmaids in the wedding, looking amazing in floor-length maroon gowns. All the guests and attendants enjoyed the photo booth, as show in some of the Instagram postings.

The flowers suited the rustic outdoor venue, and were beautifully accented by romantic candles, curly willow branches, and other earthy wooden details.

If you love Alex’s wedding decorations, you can achieve a similar look (at a fraction of the cost) by buying bulk wedding flowers and creating your own tablescapes and garlands based on her decor ideas. Choose dahlias, hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, baby’s breath, limonium, spray roses, garden roses, rose petals, lisianthus, chrysanthemums and assorted greenery. All the following bulk flowers can be found at Bunches Direct and will help you pull together a similar look, or let us do it for you, at a fraction of the cost of traditional florists. As always, our talented floral consultants are available to help you…at NO charge!

Feel free to send questions to [email protected] In the meantime, enjoy your own love story!

Dahlias

 

White Hydrangea

 

Spray Roses

Seeded Eucalyptus

Garden Rose

Baby’s Breath

 

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It was quite the weekend in Venice, Italy, as George Clooney, once the world’s most eligible bachelor, married Amal Alamuddin in a spectacular four-day wedding event.

 

The celebration began on Friday night with friends, family and assorted celebrity guests as the couple hosted a dinner at the five star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the island of Guidecci. Amal looked amazing in a fiery red dress as various guests boarded water taxis for the commute to dinner and hotels.

 

 

 

Amal celebrated with the ladies after supper while George enjoyed some stag party time, drinking tequila (his own brand, Casamigos, of course) and red wine (2010 Sassicaia, a very pricey vintage supplied as a gift by the restaurant owner). George looked relaxed and happy, joking with guests and smiling throughout the evening.

Saturday morning, George had breakfast with good friends Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber. He was full of smiles again, mugging with photographers and apparently relaxed and excited.

Saturday afternoon the preparations continued. Crews erected scaffolding to create a more dramatic landing area with canopies to help shield some of the guests from paparazzi.

Various vintage water taxis were decorated with flowers (our first sneak peaks at the wedding flowers!) and other delivery taxis brought wedding flowers to the venue.The water taxi bouquets are done in a palette of peach and pink roses.

If you like this look, we recommend the Bunches Direct bridal bouquets Pretty Woman, Pink & Peach, Pink Focus, or Forever Delicate.

 

 

The tall wedding flower arrangements are ivory. If you like tall flowers like this, gladiolas, larkspur, and stock all work beautifully, (and all are available through Bunches Direct bulk flower selections…).

The ceremony took place Saturday evening at the glorious seven star Aman Hotel, on the Grand Canal. Vintage water taxis ferried guests to and from the ceremony, while crowds lined the Canal. Amal remained inside with her family.

Celebrity guests including Matt Damon and his wife (who were some of the first guests to arrive), Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski (love her elegant keyhole-neck blue dress), Bill Murray, Ellen Barkin, Cindy Crawford, Vogue editor Anna Wintour (in a chic black and silver dress with a fur stole) and Bono (in yes, his trademark black) began arriving at about six-thirty p.m. After their arrival, guests were treated to champagne and canapes including polenta with wild mushrooms, and prosciutto ham with figs.

George arrived with his father Nick just before seven p.m. for the sunset ceremony. He looked suave and distinguished in a black Armani tux.

He used his customary water taxi, which is named, appropriately, “Amore” (“love” in Italian) for the 15 minute trip from the Cipriani Hotel to the Aman. He again appeared relaxed and excited, waving to the crowds. The ceremony was conducted by friend and ex-mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. Saturday night the party continued late into the evening.

Sunday, the couple was seen strolling in Venice after another water taxi ride, to a brunch they hosted at the Cipriani Hotel. Amal’s dress was a gorgeous (love the exquisite flower designs!) Giambattista Valli creation and her rings were proudly on display. If she wore this to brunch, can you imagine what her wedding dress must have looked like? Can’t wait for the photos, although supposedly there is a bidding war over them (I think Vogue will get them out first.)

And then there was ceremony number two! Monday the couple took yet another water taxi (it is Venice) to the fourteenth-century Ca’ Farsetti Palazzo, where Venice’s town hall is located, to complete the require civil procedure. The short 20 minute process was also completed by Walter Veltroni, who emerged with the couple afterward. George wore a grey suit with matching tie, while Amal looked stylish yet again with a cream-colored short-sleeved jacket and palazzo pants. She added a wide brimmed hat with a navy ribbon to really nail the elegance factor. The couple reportedly left Venice not long after the civil ceremony, no doubt exhausted but elated from their spectacular Venice weekend.

Best wishes to George and Amal! We can’t wait to see more photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From the last days of August throughout September we saw some big celebrities tie the knot, with some amazing gowns, venues and wedding flowers. Here are the highlights—enjoy!

August 30: Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg

Actress and former View co-host Jenny McCarthy married actor and former New Kids On the Block star Donnie Wahlberg at the classic Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. It was the second marriage for both. (Jenny’s son Evan helped Donnie with the proposal by delivering notes to his Mom.) The guests included Sherry Shephard and other members of NKOTB fame, though Donnie’s big brother Mark was a no-show. Mark Tweeted his good wishes. His excuse for missing the wedding? His daughter Ella’s birthday. Jenny looked very happy (bountiful cleavage and all) in a strapless gown she bought from Bergdorf Goodman.

For Jenny’s wedding flowers and decor, she opted for a glam red and white theme. Red is always a dramatic, high contrast choice with a white gown, and black tux. If you love this look, check out our BunchesDirect picks (at a fraction of the cost). You can also purchase gorgeous bulk red roses for your cake.

Classic Red Rose Bouquet

Crimson Dream Bridal Bouquet

(And in the latest news, Jenny has revealed that she already lost her wedding band…while “enjoying her honeymoon” at the hotel. I don’t think Donnie will be too angry.)

 

 

 

 

 

August 31: Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade 

Actress Gabrielle Union married NBA star Dwayne Wade in a sunset ceremony at Chateau Artisan, a private, castle-like estate in the Miami area which boasts a private lake and a moat. The couple celebrated with family and friends, including Dwayne’s two oldest sons and his nephew. Gabrielle was stunning (as always) in a strapless gown by Dennis Basso, while Dwayne rocked a white tuxedo from Dsquared2. If you are blinded by the photo, it’s probably a result of the rock on Gabrielle’s finger: her engagement ring is a whopping 8.5 carat diamond that is worth almost a cool million bucks. This is the second marriage for both.

If you love Gabrielle’s look, try the BunchesDirect Classic White Rose bouquet, or Snowy Night, with less greenery if you prefer that option:

Classic White Rose

Snowy Night Bridal bouquet

September 8, Ashley Tisdale & Christopher French

 

 

Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame married rocker Christopher French at a venue just outside of Santa Barbara, California. Ashley wore a lovely gown by designer Monique Lhuillier with a fairy-tale wreath of wedding flowers in her hair, while Christopher looked handsome in his John  Varvatos suit.

 

 

 

The pair had 6 bridesmaids including pal and fellow actress Vanessa Hudgens. The bridesmaids wore unmatched gowns in different shades of pink, slate and nude, with crown braids in their hair.

The wedding was described as “rustic and romantic” by their wedding planner, and included wooden farm tables with lace runners. Garden roses were a feature of their wedding flower selections. The 100 guests tossed white flower petals on the couple after the ceremony.

Our picks for rustic and romantic wedding flowers:

Heavenly Morning Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dramatic White Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13: Lauren Conrad & William Tell

 

The star of MTV’s hit The Hills, who is now a style maven and clothing designer, married musician-turned-lawyer William Tell at a mountainside vineyard in Santa Ynes, California. Lauren has revealed that her lacy, sheer-backed gown was designed by famous duo Mark Badgley & James Mischka. They describe the ivory Chantilly and Alencon lace gown as “simple and classic, yet glamorous.” Near the end of the fittings, Lauren had the sleeves removed for greater comfort and a more suitable balance for her frame. She added a stunning 10-foot-long train and an ornate gold leaf barrette to complete her look.

Lauren provided her nine bridesmaids a choice of gowns in two shades from her own Paper Crown bridesmaid collection. Bridesmaids included BFF and Paper Crown co-founder Maura McManus and former co-star Lo Bosworth. Lauren gave her bridesmaids gift bags containing nail polish in nude and pale pink to coordinate with their dresses.

She based some of her decor choices on an “apple” theme in a play on her husband’s name (in case you forgot, the original William Tell, according to popular legend, split an apple on his son’s head using a crossbow. Don’t try this at home). She found a brass apple at a flea market and sourced brass vases to match; she also baked 50 apple pies for the reception (now that’s dedication). The guests received welcome canvas bags with an apple and arrow logo on them. Party favors included a special “game night box” with a custom “Crazy In Love Eights” deck and a “Recovery Kit” for the morning after.

The couple’s 230 guests were treated to cocktails upon arrival. Lauren entered with her father to the strains of the Beatle’s “In My Life.” Her aisle runner was burlap scattered with gold eucalyptus leaves, and the couple spoke their own vows during the nondenominational ceremony.

For the flowers, Lauren insisted that sweet peas be included in the blooms, as these were the first flowers that William gave her (awwww). They exited to the Beatle’s song “The Two of Us,” which was the first song that Lauren ever heard William perform. Another romantic moment came when William sang to his new bride partway through the reception.

For a similar look to Lauren’s wedding flowers, try Bygone Glamour Centerpieces, perhaps customized with your personal preference of white flowers, with a choice of a delicate white bouquet.

Together We Stand

Classic White Orchid

Bygone Glamour Centerpiece

September was a busy month for celebrity brides! The latest news is that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin married at the Aman Hotel in Venice on Saturday. The couple is expected to sign the marriage register today at the Ca’ Farsetti Palazzo, which houses Venice’s town hall.  We are eagerly awaiting the official photos, but check back here to our blog and keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates. Plus, you can read about it all in our October issue of Wedding Blooms!

You can find all the beautiful wedding flowers featured in this article, at www.bunchesdirect.com  or bunchesdirect.ca.

Happy wedding planning!