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Even the most ideal venue can have a few challenging elements. Whether your venue is drab or fab, flowers are a perfect way to dress your day!

Using fresh flowers to conceal things you don’t love, or enhance the things you do, is a perfect solution; the bonus is that you can add color, life and impact while complementing your theme at the same time. Buy in bulk from a reputable online vendor and you will be surprised how much you can do, for an amazing price.

Check out these great tips for using flowers to make sure all the elements of your venue are at their very best.

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Fountains

If the entrance to your wedding or event has a fountain, consider not having predictable water running full out from each tier. Adding fresh flowers to a tier instead of water converts a traditional concrete element into an instant style statement. This is sure to get your guests talking as they walk up to your big event. Try hydrangeas, snapdragons and longer greens like seeded eucalyptus.

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Trees

If there is a tree that you don’t love, or perhaps a few that you do, use fresh flowers to add an aerial focal point. The pops of color will brighten the bark and enhance your wedding theme if you go for a coordinating look. These hanging pomanders (kissing balls) are perfect in this outdoor venue. Click to find out more about floral pomanders.

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Staircases

If your venue has a staircase, don’t overlook it! Enhance it with the addition of a garland of greens and/or fresh blooms in softly coordinating hues. Adding candles and other creative touches is another way to add impact and guest enjoyment. A simple staircase can become something truly breathtaking!

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Chandeliers

Don’t forget the overhead light fixtures at your venue. Some of these can be pretty drab and dull. Hide the metal and add life and color to what is usually strictly utilitarian by draping your favorite fresh flowers and greens for a stunning visual display. Click to read more about Floral Chandeliers.

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Swimming Pool

If your venue contains a pond or a swimming pool, don’t miss the opportunity to add more flowers to play up this feature. You can buy floating boards of styrofoam and plastic to hold beautiful floral centerpieces. Use hearty flowers such as ferns, daisies, mums, and lilies. Another idea is to float pomanders or even just to scatter rose petals or carnation tops on the water’s surface.

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Walls

Let’s face it, walls at the venue can be bare and drab without some added “wow” factor. Don’t overlook some added pizazz for any wall located behind a key element of your celebration, such as the cake or dessert table, bride and groom table, gift table or a bar. Create a lovely backdrop by using flowers to make a flower accent piece. Another fun idea is to tape flowers, stem and all, to a backdrop, for a simple yet so interesting touch! Click to read more about Floral Backdrops.

 

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We’ve all heard of “landscape” as in “all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal” (yes, we broke out the dictionary for this!). We all recall the powerful impact of standing at a particular site and taking survey of a gorgeous vista. When you are decorating your wedding or event, don’t overlook the importance of one of the key elements of your venue: your tables, and the view that your guests will have of them. The visible appeal you create with this “tablescape,” both from close up, when guests are seated, and from farther back, when guests first enter the room, can provide you with massive visual appeal at your event.

There are a few key elements to remember when creating your own tablescape. Flowers are always a key element so don’t forget to order enough to create your vision. Read on to ensure your success!

Different Heights

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It’s important to vary the heights of your items. Include some tall elements such as candlesticks, lanterns or big vases, and also some lower elements such as votives, mirrors, small bud vases, or pretty napkin rings.

Varied Patterns and Textures

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Choosing textiles, dishes and glassware in varied patterns, colors and textures is another surefire way to add lots of visual impact and interest to any tablescape. Don’t be afraid to mix and match so long as one aspect, such as a key color, is consistent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abundance is Awesome

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Don’t be shy when setting up a tablescape. Adding in lots of interesting or unexpected elements will result in more visual appeal, and will also stimulate conversation between your guests. This woodland tablescape (above) has a lot of unique elements including fruit, wooden stumps with glass votives, taller candlesticks, wooden place settings, miss, bark and many other interesting touches.

Use the Space around the Table

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Don’t overlook the ceiling above the table, or the space surrounding it. Some key decor elements can be layered in to create even more impact over the most “important” tables such as the head table at a wedding, or the buffet table at the event.

Bulk Flowers and Color

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An easier way to create a tablescape with a ton of impact is to buy an assortment of fresh and beautiful bulk flowers. Simply arrange a generous array of blooms around your place settings for instant visual appeal. Choose vivid colors and high contrast with textiles for even more impact!

Bold and Monochromatic

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If you are not as into high contrast, sticking with all one color for your floral accents is another relatively easy way to create a successful tablescape. In the photo above, dishes and linens were kept white, and all flowers yellow. Again, vary the heights of your accent pieces for more visual interest, as was done with these tall and medium-sized pitchers as vases, flowers in the low teacups, plus the loose flowers resting on each place.

Flowers, and more Flowers

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We said it before, but we will say it again– don’t overlook the impact of fresh flowers! Flowers will provide instant color, texture, freshness and beauty to anchor any tablescape. Don’t be afraid to order plenty; if you choose a reputable online vendor you can achieve gorgeous results at a low price.

 

 

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Everyone wants their wedding or event to be memorable and special. Flowers are a perfect way to add unique touches that will truly take your event to the next level! Most people think of the customary flower centerpieces for the tables, bouquets for the attendants, and perhaps some added vases of flowers for a welcome table or the buffet.

Don’t stop there! We’ve gathered some remarkable ways to use flowers in more unexpected places to give you big impact. Adding a few of these flower details is sure to take your event way above the ordinary.

1. Frame a Doorway. If you are marrying in a church, adding fresh flowers above the church doors is a beautiful touch that will personalize the venue and truly set your day apart from the rest. You could also add flowers above the entrance to the reception hall or other venue. They provide a gorgeous frame to make a lasting first impression!

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2. Flowers along the Aisle. Don’t just tie small sprigs to the chairs, adding flowers all along the edges of the wedding aisle will create a very lush and memorable frame for the bride and her wedding party.

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3. Garlands for the Tables. We have all seen vases or containers of flowers dotting the tables, but for even more “next level” impact, you can create DIY garlands with bulk flowers to create a big visual impact. Use a reputable online vendor like BunchesDirect for big savings.

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4. Creating an Entrance for the Bride. Use flowers to frame an old doorway, archway or another landmark item to create a memorable “grand entrance” for a bride or the most important person at the event.

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5. Guest flowers. A thoughtful touch that will make your guest feel welcome, special and part of your day: Have a selection of beautiful fresh flowers available so they can add one to their outfit and join in your celebration.

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6. Signs. Include a special quote, a welcome messages, directions to the bar, or guest seating charts on a pretty sign. The possibilities are endless, but ALL of them are better with fresh flowers!

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7. Look Up:  Don’t forget the ceiling in the reception venue. Hang fresh flowers on fishing twine or pretty ribbons and your guests will be buzzing! This is a unique and truly gorgeous addition to any space. Order bulk flowers online and you can actually do this, even if it’s on a smaller scale.

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8. Bride and Groom Chairs. Don’t forget to adorn the special places where the married couple will enjoy their first meal.

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9. Place Settings. Setting fresh flowers at each guest’s place is a very elegant touch and the perfect way to make each guest feel very special. Flowers at each place also provide extra touches of your wedding or event colors at what could otherwise be a bland spot.

 

 

 

 

 

Let your own imagination go! If you have any extra ideas, we would love to hear them! Feel free to send a note to [email protected] Happy Wedding Planning!

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If you are planning a wedding or event, choosing the color scheme is likely to be one of your earliest decisions. Choosing your flowers will also be a key step. There is little else that has the same visual impact as flowers, which can dress the tables, the ceremony, the venue and enhance your overall theme and experience. Flowers can be one of the best ways to support the color scheme you have selected. But what colors coordinate with best results?

To help you we’ve selected some of the most popular and beautiful color combinations for events, and matched them with the our top flower picks. Some are contemporary; most are timeless. Read on and see which one inspires you most!

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Navy Blue and White

You can’t go wrong with this classic and timeless pairing! Navy and white will always look crisp, chic and elegant. It works in traditional settings (think navy and white china urns filled with sophisticated white roses) or in more casual nautical or beach themes.

Choose blue and white or blue vases or containers, and fill with white blooms such as roses, white hydrangea, stephanotis, spider mums, alstroemeria, orchids, baby’s breath or calla lilies. Or let the flowers be your “something blue” and opt for blue iris or blue hydrangea.

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Pink, Gray, Cream

This combination works for any season. It is very elegant and current, soft and tasteful. It’s also a lovely way to balance out more traditionally masculine and feminine colors. The coolness of the gray is a perfect balance for the delicate warmth of the pink. . This choice would work well in either traditional or streamlined events. Cream or pink roses would work beautifully with this combo, or even try bronze fuji spider mums to give a modern textural edge to this soft palette.

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Yellow and Purple

These colors are complementary, coordinating but with high contrast, so combining them creates vibrancy, warmth, energy and a more modern vibe. This color combo would work well in a variety of settings, from indoor chic to outdoor farmyard. Try beautiful purple and yellow chrysanthemums,or  purple alstroemeria with yellow roses for a vivid and pleasing combo.

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Pink, Pink and more Pink

Keep this color scheme from getting dull or too monochromatic by using varied shades of pink. Any shade of pink plays well with its other pink family members, from hot pink, to pale blush, to deep rose. This is a perfect combo for romantic weddings with a traditional vibe but can be adapted to any setting. Choose flowers like roses, garden roses, peonies, lilies, or ranunculus. for a truly dreamy combination.

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Red and Pink

Yes, these colors do go together! This combo creates a bold effect that takes pink up a notch from its soft and dreamy aspect. Perfect (of course) for those of you who love romance with a  more modern edge, or for a Valentines’ Day wedding or event. Try pink dahlias or even pink anenomes with red roses, or pink roses with red ranunculus.

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Orange and Red

Perfect for late summer or fall events! This color makes us think of warm August days, or the richness of autumn leaves. It creates energy and vibrance. It would also work well for tropical or beach-themed weddings. Try orange asiatic lilies, red roses or orange carnations in this vibrant look.

Our BunchesDirect floral consultants are always ready to help you coordinate the perfect flowers for your perfect color combo. They have many more ideas and inspiration waiting for you1

 

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One of the most popular flowers for weddings and events is definitely daisies! These sweet and beautiful flowers have been loved since ancient times. (There have been daisies found in some of the Egyptian temple gardens dating back to 2200 BCE!)

 

The daisy is traditionally associated with childhood innocence, modesty, and gentleness, as well as with loyalty and everlasting love, making them especially suited to weddings. From Victorian days, young ladies often plucked daisy petals with the old  “he loves me, he loves me not” repetition to determine if their love was true. Apart from their romantic connotations, historically daisies have been practical too.They have been used to treat a wide list of ailments, from eye problems, to stomach ulcers, gout, fever and wounds.

 

Today daisies remain a much loved choice because they are beautiful as well as hearty. They come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and varieties, making them a very versatile choice —there is a perfect daisy for any event! They are also budget-friendly, which is an added bonus.

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Some of the most popular daisy choices include the larger and more well known chrysanthemum daisies. These come in a variety of lovely colors, from pure white to rich purple, soft lavender and fresh pinks. They mix beautifully with other blooms such as roses, hydrangeas or lilies.

 

 

 

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Gerbera daisies were discovered in South Africa in the late nineteenth century. They are a gorgeous choice for almost any event that has a slightly more modern or informal aspect. They come in a variety of vivid colors, such as deep orange, hot pink and bright yellow.

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Button daisies are a wonderful accent flower. They add a pop of color and texture to bridal bouquets or centerpieces, are sturdy and compact.

Daisies are perfect for outdoor events, such as summer picnics, rustic summer weddings, and can enhance even an elegant arrangement. They are perfect for boho chic events, or more relaxed “farmhouse” themes.

If you are crazy for daisies, you can’t go wrong! Whichever type or color of daisy you choose, your wedding or event will always be enhanced by these lovely blooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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