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So many of us grew up wearing out our VHS tapes, watching Disney movies over and over, and their appeal has never waned. Disney’s most recent remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle is a huge hit.. As of the end of March the movie had smashed box office records and earned $750M worldwide. Disney movies have already inspired a line of wedding dresses and other accessories (click to read more about what flowers pair well with Disney dresses),

If you are a Disney lover, now that you are all grown and ready to marry your own Prince Charming don’t miss these fabulous ideas for how to incorporate these fairy tale elements into your wedding flowers.

Cinderella

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If you love Cinderella, source these sweet faux coaches for your table centerpieces. Select beautiful pink and white roses and delicate flowers such as pink alstroemeria or white hydrangeas to complement this look.

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Source some sparkly pumpkins as a cute nod to Cinderella’s coach before it was transformed by magic, and complement the look with some lovely pink and white vases on either side. Sweet and simple!

For your bouquets, consider continuing the pink and white Cinderella theme with some FairyTale or Pastel Sparkle Bouquets, or perhaps a Touch of Pink or a Subtle Beauty Centerpiece if you are less DIY inclined.

Pastel Sparkle by BunchesDirect

 

Beauty and the Beast

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These beautiful “enchanted rose” centerpieces are actually so easy to make! Order fresh red roses (or any color you prefer) for low prices online and have them shipped to your door along with some clear glass cloches. Use a small crystal vase with water to hold the rose n place and keep it fresh. Simple and so charming!

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Continue the theme by using “Be Our Guest” on invitations or signs around the venue. Consider these sweet teacup centerpieces and some books to represent Belle’s love of reading. In this case, the purple roses and purple alstroemeria add the perfect fairy tale touch.

Mickey Mouse

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If old school Disney, with Minnie and Mickey Mouse is more your thing, then consider these cute Mickey centerpieces. These are also surprisingly easy to make. Use foam balls and a glue gun to create the shape, then use floral pins or floral adhesive to affix white roses, white carnations or whatever flower your heart fancies.

Wishing you a magical wedding, and all that your heart desires!

 

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August was a busy month for celebrity weddings! It’s always fun to take a look at what the rich and famous do with their nuptials, (especially with their flowers!) and we can glean a little inspiration along the way. Here’s how a famous comedic actor, a Brazilian supermodel, and a singer/ producer celebrated their special wedding days– enjoy!

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish

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The comedian tied the knot on sunny August 13 in Santa Barbara, California, after dating Parrish for almost seven years.The couple tied the knot in front of 200 guests. Several of their wedding photos were taken in gazebo on the grounds, framed by greenery and white blooms. Hart’s children certainly helped make the day special and his eight-year-old son Hendrix was best man. We also loved the floral crown that Hart’s daughter Heaven wore in her hair.

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Eniko wore two stunning Vera Wang gowns at her event. She was married in a gorgeous mermaid style gown with lace appliques and a flared tulle skirt. She later changed into a second dress for the reception, which Wang herself describes as having “sumptuous hand placed French Chantilly lace appliqué artfully contoured along the whole gown.” One description that comes to mind: “super sexy!”

The carnival was in town for this superstar wedding: guests at the after party were treated to rides on a ferris wheel and a merry-go-round as well as games and treats. (Ludacris seemed pretty happy with his win of a stuffed animal.) All the attendees, including the groom, seemed to enjoy the big party atmosphere.

For beautiful white centerpieces, try Wild at Heart pre-made arrangements, and add stunning bulk cream roses for extra wow factor at amazing prices.

 Isabeli Fontana and Diego Ferrero

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A sexy and sheer wedding dress/ swimsuit coverup is just the thing when you are a super sexy Brazilian supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret angel. Isabeli Fontana proved it when she wed her boyfriend of three years, Diego Ferrero, on a beach at the Soneva Fushi resort, Maldives. Their invitations included a message bottle and seashells as a sweet nod to the beach venue, and the cake topper was made in their images.

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We loved Isabeli’s stunning bouquet of gorgeous white calla lilies and orchds! If you loved them too, try Classic Mini Calla Lily, Near the Sea, Rising Symphony or Dreamy Cloud, from BunchesDirect!

Dreamy Cloud by BunchesDirect

 

Classic Mini Calla Lily by BunchesDirect

Rising Symphony by BunchesDirect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RayJ and Princess Love

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It was a fairytale wedding for RayJ and Princess in their sometimes tumultuous relationship that many of us have enjoyed on VH1′s Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.

The singer, songwriter and music producer, 35, married his real life Princess at the Vibiana in Los Angeles on August 12. His father officiated at their ceremony. Princess wore a flowing Lazaro gown. At the reception the couple enjoyed a lavish cake boasting seven tiers. RayJ’s famous sister Brandy sang a gorgeous rendition of At Last for their first dance in a truly romantic and personal element.

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Even the usually stoic RayJ got emotional at the event., saying to PEOPLE magazine, “Watching Princess walking down the aisle … when I heard the music and I saw her come down, I lost it. I was like, I’m just gonna let it go and enjoy the love and positive emotion. I got real happy as the tears dropped.”

 

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If you loved Princess’ beautiful bouquet of roses, try Hint of Snow by BunchesDirect.

Hint of Snow

 

We can’t wait to see more wedding photos as they emerge.

Which of these weddings was your fave?

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Dazzle Them by BunchesDirect

Your tables are one of the key elements of your party or reception. Not only does their overall look make a big statement in your overall decorating scheme, but your guests will be spending a lot of time here. Making sure that your tables are pretty and coordinated will boost the look of your special event and enhance guest comfort. Your choice of centerpiece is the main focal point for your tables, so selecting the right arrangement will be one of your most important decor decisions. Here are some things to consider:

Bright Reflection by BunchesDirect

Budget

Determine how much you want to spend overall, and bear this in mind when calculating the number of tables you have. Arriving at your budget per centerpiece will be a first step in your decision making. Some good budget-saving tips include using seasonal flowers, perhaps floating flowers in water, choosing flower types that are less pricey such as carnations or certain roses, and using a professional online vendor to eliminate the higher retail pricing found at traditional florists

 

 

 

Simple Charm by BunchesDirect

 

Guest Comfort

Keep in mind that your guests will be occupying the tables for sometimes hours at a time. Avoid choosing centerpieces that are too tall and full, as guests won’t be able to see or converse with each other. If any of your guests have allergies or sensitivities to scents, you may want to avoid high fragrance or high pollen flower choices, such as lilies. (Your professional floral consultant will be able to guide you.) If the venue is dimly lit, you may want to consider adding tea lights or other candles to your centerpiece arrangements to boost guest lighting.

 

Saffron Affair by BunchesDirect

Table Shape and Size

Consider the basic dimensions of your tables when choosing the perfect centerpieces. Round tables will look wonderful when highlighted with one centerpeice in the center, while rectangular tables will be well complemented by a series of centerpieces placed at regular intervals. Whatever the shape, make sure that your centerpiece suits the table size. A tiny centerpiece will look lost on a large round table that seats 12, while a very large centerpiece will overwhelm a small round that seats 4-6 and occupy too much of the available space to allow for glassware and comfortable dining.

 

Wild at Heart by BunchesDirect

Venue

Keep the overall venue in mind in your centerpiece selection. Is it a very formal and traditional hall, with lots of gold and glitter? In this case choosing a very rustic centerpiece, such as gerbera daisies, may look a bit out of place. Is it informal, modern, vivid, indoors, outdoors? All of these factors should be considered. If it is outdoors, for example, choose flowers that are a bit sturdier and can stand up to the elements more than a delicate choice might. You might also want to check with your venue to make sure that glass vases and candles are allowed as regulations may vary.

 

 

Gospel by BunchesDirect

Overall Color Palette and Theme

Your centerpieces should definitely complement your chosen color palette and overall decor theme for the wedding or event. Select flowers and containers that will coordinate with or best complement your color palette, to create a pleasing final look for your tables and venue. If it’s a golden anniversary party, for example, consider flowers in creams and golds, such as bronze fuji spider mums with cream roses, in keeping with the theme. Baby showers usually are well complemented by pastels, while a rocking modern dance party might do well with more vivid flower choices, such as hot pink carnations mixed with bright green button mums in sleek black vases.Browse through photos to gather your ideas!

Dreamy Atmosphere by BunchesDirect

Have fun with your centerpiece choices! You can definitely use them to express your own style and decorating flair. They will be a key way to add visual impact to your event. BunchesDirect provides you with many choices in pre-made centerpieces, along with friendly consultants to guide your decision making. Simply trim the stems to fit your container, and you have instant magic for your tables. Best of luck with your planning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer is the perfect time to celebrate and to host a special event with family and friends! Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, baby shower or beach party, BunchesDirect has you covered with some beautiful and well-priced centerpieces to make decorating your tables a snap. Check out these ready-to-go choices perfect for your summer celebration,with many more at the website. All centerpiece bouquets are assembled by our professional florists, with farm-fresh flowers. They come ready to be trimmed to fit your favorite container or vase. Presto: instant summer magic!

Elegant Dance

Elegant white alstroemeria are paired with stunning light pink roses in this low lying arrangement. Another plus: these blooms have a sweet scent that will create a wonderful atmosphere for your special summer event. This would be a lovely choice for a bridal or baby shower, as well as a more traditional wedding reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Spirit

 

This beautiful new centerpiece features a lovely mix of pink, lavender and purple shades, with a pop of yellow for contrast. Carnations, orchids and chrysanthemum daisies are complimented with yellow lilies for a vibrant and modern appearance. This would work well for any summer event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Romance

Choose a vibrant mix of summer blooms for the perfect way to brighten and add energy to any event or venue. These bright colors are perfect for a beach wedding, a summer party, or even a festive anniversary celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

This gorgeous assortment fits in beautifully in virtually any setting. An array of different flowers such as white roses, whtie asiatic lilies, white spray roses, iris, green button mums and wax flowers will provide a bold, modern look to your event tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasia

What an exotic and vibrant look for your special day. Our Fantasia Centerpiece features a colorful mix of orange roses and lilies, pink and yellow asltroemeria and hot pink spray roses. The centerpiece is further adorned by greenery and green hypernicum berries. This would be stunning at a beach wedding or a family barbecue party!

 

 

 

 

Dreamy Atmosphere

 

Absolutely stunning, and so affordable! This is a perfect choice for a summer wedding or a baby or bridal shower. Features a brilliant mix of Chrysanthemums, Roses and Hydrangea, backed by two types of greenery.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Day

 

This beautiful centerpiece arrangement is a lovely addition to any summer occasion. It features a vibrant assortment such as roses, alstroemeria, dianthus, solidago (goldenrod), and leather leaf greenery. It would be a fantastic choice for a picnic, outdoor party, summer wedding or a anniversary where something elegant and yet not to formal is desired.

Have fun at your special summer event! All centerpieces can be all custom made upon request.

 

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Coming up with your centerpieces is always one of the most important, and sometimes the most difficult, decisions when planning your event. Most of us think of traditional vases for our centerpieces, in various shapes and materials. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your containers! They can be the best way to incorporate a theme and set up some unique table settings that will have your guests talking for months to come.

And what is one of the best sources for inspiration when it comes to creative containers? Your own kitchen! A rummage through your shelves can yield some wonderful ideas for how to create some truly special centerpieces. Once you choose your container, you can find the numbers you will need from online suppliers, through kitchen supply stores, or local shops including your dollar store. Buy fresh bulk flowers to complete your look. Make things even easier by choosing a beautiful ready-made centerpiece from BunchesDirect. Our centerpieces come assembled and ready to be trimmed to whatever height you need for your own container.

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Pretty teapots and stacked plates make for very lovely, and unique, centerpieces! Check out local garage sales, vintage shops or second hand stores for a wonderful budget-friendly selection. This idea would be especially suitable to a bridal shower, a lunch, a tea, or any afternoon event. These pink roses are a lovely complement to the old fashioned charm!

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Cake stands are a perfect way to create a very unique and elegant centerpiece, and an easy way to provide height and interest to any table! They also make for a very easy DIY project. Your selection of blooms is endless, and what you choose can suit the formality and the type of event. Choose traditional flowers like roses, peonies or ranunculus for a more traditional affair or vintage theme. Choose bolder blooms like gerbera daisies or bright carnations for a less formal event.

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Wine glasses are a go-to way to create beautiful centerpieces on a budget! Use them upside down with blooms under the glass, or right side up as lovely footed vases for your favourite blooms. These fresh tulips are the perfect complement! Try martini or margarita glasses for other fun ideas. Stemless wine glasses will also work—just put the head of one bloom in each glass for a very pretty effect.

 

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Galvanized buckets make for great centerpiece containers too. Use this look to create a more informal feel. This would be perfect at a country or beach wedding. Choose flowers like these hydrangeas, snapdragons, roses and alstroemeria for a perfect look!

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Grab your favorite mixing bowl and set up a beautiful centerpiece! Don’t be afraid to mix styles and patterns on your various tables. (This is another great excuse to tour your local garage sales or vintage shops!) These beautiful fresh peonies are the perfect addition to this vintage bowl. Tip: use masking tape to create a grid pattern across the top of the bowl. This will keep your blooms arranged with ease and precision.

If you have the kitchen containers ready to go, but you aren’t sure what to put in them, go with ready-made centerpieces that you can trim to your needs. We’ve collected a few to show you here, but be sure and see all centerpieces at BunchesDirect. Have fun rummaging in your own kitchen—you never know where inspiration can strike!

Champagne Romance BunchesDirect

Scents of Spring BunchesDirect

 

Dazzle Them BunchesDirect

 

 

 

 

 

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If you’re a fan of Million Dollar Listing, then you have no doubt been following the romance between stars Josh Altman, and Heather Bilyeu. Both are realtors on the hit reality series, and have been in a relationship for the past five years (after meeting through Josh’s rival realtor, Madison.) They were engaged in 2013 and originally intended to wed in 2014, but put the wedding on hold to focus on more “important” aspects of their relationship. They finally tied the knot on Saturday April 2, 2016.

Friday night the pair enjoyed a rehearsal dinner with close friends and had plenty of laughs during their comedy-style “roast.”

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The wedding itself took place Saturday afternoon at the swanky St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado, with 87 guests in attendance. Guests sipped on hot chocolate and hot apple cider before the outdoor, traditional Jewish ceremony began. Heather, 31, wore a strapless custom gown by Nektaria, while Josh, 37, stayed sleek and traditional in a modern black tuxedo. Heather’s gown included more than 6500 pearls and beads as well as a long, flowing train. She wore a sheer cape for the ceremony to keep her shoulders covered.

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According to Heather, much of the wedding theme was influenced by the setting. “Aspen Mountain [was] the backdrop of the ceremony,” She explained. “We really wanted to … have our décor work with that and showcase the mountain and play up the rustic Aspen vibes.” We adore all the rustic intertwined branches, the natural stumps, as well as the white candles and mix of white blooms used to accent the venue. Flowers included a beautiful choice of white hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, gladiolus and more for a lush, natural look.. (All blooms area available in bulk at BunchesDirect so you can create your own “Aspen” look, for less!)  

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The pair preferred to keep their celebration very ‘family-oriented,” as Josh explained. The reception was held at Caribou Club Lodge, and featured traditional comfort foods such as truffle French fries, mac and cheese balls, and pigs in a blanket.

Photo from @thejoshaltman/ instagram

Josh shared an Instagram photo of the couple posed in front of the Aspen scenery, pre- ceremony.

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In March, the couple enjoyed a luxurious bridal shower that included a custom perfume bar. We loved the floral touches, including the beautiful flower wall that served as a gorgeous backdrop for guest photos. We also love, love, loved the tall centerpieces and floral accents, that included orchids, hydrangeas, pink, peach, pale yellow and white roses in a romantic, feminine mix. Learn how to make your own floral backdrops.

Credit Sean Twomey/2me Studios

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If you love pink and white centerpieces, you can also try Subtle Beauty from BunchesDirect, for way less!

 

 

 

 

Together We Stand by BunchesDirect

 

If you loved Heather’s gorgeous bridal bouquet, check out Together We Stand by BunchesDirect. Many more white bridal bouquets and flowers can be found at the site!

 

 

 

No doubt we will hear more about the young couple’s married life on coming episodes of Millions Dollar Listing. We wish Josh and Heather all the best!