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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.

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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.

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

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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There is something so enduring and romantic about getting married at the beach! Beach weddings remain one of the most popular types of celebrations. Couples can opt to keep things super casual and low key, joining with family and friends in a relaxed and informal day, or they can opt for a more formal affair with elegant touches including a tent and a sit down meal at another location. Beach wedding flowers can be vibrant and fun, or pale and elegant depending on the overall goal and theme of the event.

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Seashells, starfish and small anchors are the perfect choice to accent your beach wedding flowers and tables. They are readily available at dollar and craft stores and are easy to add to a vibrant bouquet, to scatter on tables, or to add to your centerpieces. (Mini starfish are also very sweet for attaching to your guest place cards.)

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You can even use sand and seashells to fill inexpensive glass vases for your beach themed centerpieces. Order beautiful bulk flowers to fill the vases.

Two of the most iconic color schemes for beach weddings are blue and white, which gives a more nautical, crisp air, or tan and white, which evokes images of sand and bright sun. Try beautiful blue centerpieces and bouquets from BunchesDirect, such as Classic Blue Hydrangea bouquets, Heavenly Mist bouquets, or Blue Hydrangea Centerpieces.

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All white flowers are another perfect choice for this theme. Your flowers and accents will work well in this color scheme for your beautiful beach wedding, especially if you want a bit more of a traditional or elegant tone.

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Another popular color choice for beach wedding flowers is high contract, such as orange, yellow, green or fuschia. These hues evoke tropical or Caribbean vibe to your celebration and keep things a bit more vibrant and relaxed.

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Building a wedding arch or even a small canopy of some kind helps set apart the place for your vows during the ceremony. This clever construction evokes the idea of driftwood. Use beautiful fresh bulk flowers to decorate your arch and give it that special touch. Try white roses (sold by the stem or by the box at BunchesDirect), or white carnations if you love what’s shown!

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Another amazing idea for your beach wedding flowers is to order beautiful bulk flowers and create a heart on the beach to surround the wedding vows. A high contrast color like red will work nicely and lend an added touch of romance. Try red roses, red ranunculus, or red gerbera daisies. You could even do this using bulk red rose petals!

 

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Planning a big party, wedding or celebration? If your event involves dinner, cocktail snacks or other entertainment that includes guests seated at tables, then sorting out what to put on the tables will be one of your key decisions. The guest tables are an important focus for your decorating and depending on your plans, guests might be spending much of their time here. Adding fresh flowers is one of the best ways to enhance the overall look of your venue and boost your guest experience.

We’ve gathered some “go to” ideas for event centerpieces that are easy as well as beautiful, especially if you are putting them together yourself.

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Wondrous White: White or cream roses will always look elegant and lovely. They suit any theme or level of formality, coordinate with any other color, are timeless and always in style, and will be a graceful addition to any guest table. Order bulk white or cream roses and you will have the makings of a stunning centerpiece with almost zero effort! Pair white roses with small white tealights for added beauty and a simple solution to your centerpiece needs.

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Rich and Bold: This stunning mix of blooms makes for easy but gorgeous centerpieces. Order hot pink roses. dark pink or red alstroemeria (also known as peruvian lilies) and burgundy dahlias. The mix will create a lush and eye-popping combo that will set your guest tables apart. All available in bulk through online ordering at BunchesDirect, and our floral consultants can guide you into how many stems you will need.

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Cheery and Charming: Gerbera daisies, whatever their color, are an easy way to add instant charm to your guest tables. They are affordable, beautiful and come in a wide range of colors to suit any theme or decor. This centerpiece is prepared by BunchesDirect and comes ready to trim to fit whatever container you are using. Check the website for a whole host of beautiful, ready-to-go centerpieces for any event and budget! You can also order gerbera daisies in bulk and create your own easy event centerpieces.

 

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 Beautiful Baby’s Breath. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Baby’s breath (or gypsophilia) is a delicate, airy and beautiful flower that makes wonderful centerpieces for a whole variety of events from baby showers, to weddings, to anniversary parties. Buy bulk baby’s breath and arrange in a square container like this one, wrapped in inexpensive burlap and lace and you will have a lovely centerpiece.

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Fabulous Fruit. Simply add some fresh fruit slices, such as oranges, limes or lemons, to a clear glass vase and top with your favorite bloom and presto— instant beauty for your tables! This cheery and easy centrepiece features gorgeous fresh tulips which contrast beautifully with the orange slices. This would be perfect for a brunch, baby shower, weddings, Easter celebrations or any other party where bright cheer is a must.

 

 

 

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Age is no detriment to love and romance, and we definitely saw this with the very chic and simple wedding of former supermodel Jerry Hall to Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Jerry Hall, 59, was well known for her glamorous modelling career and her relationship with Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four children. Rupert Murdoch, 85, was born in Australia to a family that owned several newspapers. He is best known for his global media empire and his creation of FOX Broadcasting in 1986, to name only one of his larger American conquests. He has six children and has been married three times previously.

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The somewhat unexpected couple met last summer in Australia and apparently “clicked” immediately. They began to share increasing amounts of time and were spotted together at several key events during the fall. They spent New Year’s Eve together on a yacht in the Caribbean together with some of their children.

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Their wedding took place on Friday March 4, in a small ceremony attended by only a handful of close friends and family. The second event took place Saturday with a private civil ceremony at the beautiful St. Bride’s Church in London. Guests included Sir Bob Gelfof and Sir Michael Caine as well as various members of Mick Jagger’s extended family. The couple’s various daughters served as bridesmaids and flower girls and wore different shades of blue. Wedding flowers were white, with the groomsmen sporting white rose boutonnieres. Rupert’s two youngest daughters, Grace and Chloe, carried charming wicker baskets that included ivy, white roses, white spray roses, and delicate white stephanotis.

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Jerry wore a lovely ice blue silk gown by Vivienne Westwood and carried a simple bouquet of beautiful lily of the valley.

Photo from Jerry Hall Instagram, by David Bailey

The family wedding portrait includes Jerry’s children Georgia, Lizzie, James and Gabriel Jagger, as well as Rupert’s children Prudence, Lachlan, Elisabeth, James, Grace and Chloe.

If you loved Jerry’s wedding flowers, try Vintage White, Dreamy Cloud or Pretty in White bridal bouquets from BunchesDirect. You could pair these with some beautiful Trinity Triumph or Scents of Spring Centerpieces to complete the look at your own reception or event (and you don’t need to be a billionaire to fund this!).

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Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks

If you are planning a wedding, an anniversary or perhaps a very special event to celebrate love, your flower choices can really help boost the romance of  your event! We’ve gathered a few of the best tips for making sure that the flower designs you choose provide a beautiful dreamlike aspect to your decor and reinforce the love that is in the air.

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Romantic Touches

What better way to create an air of romance that to spell out LOVE! Use simple tin pails and a stencil kit from your craft store to create these sweet containers for your flowers. Choose old fashioned beauties such as these white hydrangeas to complement the look.

 

 

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Luxe Touches

Add some romance with special touches to embellish your floral displays. Try adding pearls, mercury glass vases, or touches of gold or silver to give your tables a gorgeous old world charm. You could also add some “bling” and sparkle using glass beads, rhinestones or faux diamonds and gluing them to your vases.

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Mirrors

Candlelight is always super romantic! Be sure to include lots of candles of all sizes in your decorating plans. Placing mirrors under your centrepieces will boost the romantic atmosphere even more as the candlelight is reflected and adds a beautiful ambiance to your venue.

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Tall and Lush

Create some tall arrangements that are full and lush and this will help get romance flowing. Believe it or not this is not an impossible DIY task! Check out this helpful BunchesDirect video for tips on how to make your own tall arrangements for either church or reception!

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Vase Choices

Try vases of clear glass, china, containers that are tall and elegantly footed, or traditional urn-shaped containers to add some romantic charm to your tables and venue.

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Another fantastic idea is to place floral pomanders (also called kissing balls) on top of shapely candlesticks. Click to read more about making your own pomanders.

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Color Palette

Just about any color palette can be used to create romantic ambiance. Try red for a more passionate and dramatic look, or go with soft old world shades of pink, peach, cream and white. Purple can also be used very effectively in romantic flower designs.

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Flower Choices

Selecting more traditional varieties of blooms such roses, ranunculus, peonies, dahlias, sweet peas, roses, or hydrangeas will add to the old world atmosphere of love and romance.

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Bridal Bouquet Choices

Follow some of the above tips when choosing your bridal bouquet designs as well. Keep flower choice, color palette and general “lushness” in mind to coordinate your bouquets with your romantic look.

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The busy holiday season is right around the corner! Thanksgiving is almost here (in the United States), with Christmas and Hanukkah following shortly after. These holidays provide cherished time to reconnect with family and friends. If you are hosting an event or planning a wedding this season, don’t miss these wonderful ideas on how to dress up your tables. These DIY centerpieces are easy to make and big on “WOW” factor, which is always a perfect combination in our eyes! However you decide to decorate your holiday table, BunchesDirect wishes you the best of health and happiness to those around it, from our home to yours.

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These centerpieces (above) would look amazing at a fall event or a Christmas wedding. Anything clear and pretty will work as your container, such as these brandy snifters. Purchase some beautiful hydrangea and greens from a reputable online flower vendor, to get the best bulk pricing (BunchesDirect has awesome prices and will deliver right to your door!) . Fill glasses with cranberries and water. Add the hydrangea and other assorted greens of your choosing and presto, instant centerpieces!

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Use a gourd or a pumpkin as your “vase” for truly unique, seasonal and eye-catching autumn or Thanksgiving centerpieces. Purchase burgundy chrysanthemums, orange roses, and seeded eucalyptus from a reputable online flower vendor. Clean out the pumpkin, line with plastic. Add a block of oasis foam (trim to fit) and fill with water. Arrange and insert the flowers into the foam for stability and then enjoy all the rave reviews your guests will give you.

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These eye-catching Thanksgiving or autumn centerpieces use a variety of clear vases (raid the cupboard or visit the local Dollar store). Purchase bronze spider chyrsanthemums (BunchesDirect has amazing prices).

Fill the vases with seasonal chestnuts and water, and top with the mums to enjoy these cute table toppers.

 

 

 

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These adorable centerpieces are perfect for any Christmas wedding or event! Roses or red carnations are always a beautiful choice for holiday decorating and are available at great prices.

 

 

 

Red roses, candy canes, and some red ribbon are the perfect way to dress up (and hide) any container you choose. You can also use red and white candies to fill a clear vase (see below.) Beautiful fresh red roses are available by the stem or by the box, from BunchesDirect.

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For Hanukkah Centerpieces, choose blue and white vases, or clear vases filled with blue and white ornaments, candies, or decorative foil paper. Add decorative elements such as stars or dreidels.  Purchase blue and white flowers such as white asiatic lilies, blue hydrangeas, white hydrangeas, blue iris. white roses, white carnations, white football mums, or white gerbera daisies. These will all look beautiful in the container of your choice. You can also select ready-made centerpieces and save yourself some added work!

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Happy Holidays from your team at BunchesDirect!