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Vintage elegance is a wedding trend that seems to never go out of style. Something about antique lace, soft colours and statement jewellery evokes old school romance that can’t be beat!

In 2017, and moving into the 2018 wedding season, vintage brides are loving large blooms in muted or pastel colour tones. Think Garden Roses and Peonies in dusty pink, cream and green like our Morning Joy Bridal Bouquet. Pops of rich red wine hues can work too, especially if you’re planning on incorporating velvet into your decor.

Images by Fiona Vail Photography

Morning Joy by Bunches Direct

Other soft petal flowers that can help create this look are Delphinium, Cornflowers and Dahlias. And don’t forget some of the classics like Baby’s Breath, Lavender and Carnations that all bridal bouquets had back in the day because of their low price tag. Our Pure Baby’s Breath Bridal Bouquet is a perfect choice.

Combine two of this years trends by adding greenery in muted tones such as Eucalyptus and Ruscus, and voila! The perfect bouquet for any vintage vixen. Opt for a cascading bouquet for added drama and use your grandmother’s favourite brooch or tie the stems with lace to complete the look.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet by Bunches Direct

Corina Silva Studios

Once you’ve chosen your varietals, make sure to display them in a way that’s true to your theme. Look for antique vases in different shapes and sizes, easily found at flea markets or garage sales. Be creative! Tea cups, jars or old planters make perfect flower holders and can add a touch of whimsy.

Don’t stop at your bouquets and centrepieces, using flowers in a wide variety of places is back in style too. Cake toppers made of Roses and Peonies or even edible blooms are classic.

Girl Friday Weddings

Eric Savo Photography

It’s simple, to add vintage flair to your wedding day, pay attention to the details. The type of flowers you choose will impact your theme and which decade you want your guests to feel transported too. Flowers can add softness or drama, romance and flair. Ask your florist to help you pick the perfect blooms and watch your vintage dreams turn into wedded bliss!

The Natural Wedding Company

D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

For bulk flower purchases, bouquets and all your floral needs visit bunchesdirect.com.

 

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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.

Photo by Peacock Photo and Video

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.

Photo by Archetype Photography

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.

From Country House Wedding Venues

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!

Hidden Garden Floral Studio

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.

Photo from Costa del party

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.

Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography

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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One of the most popular wedding and event themes of the day is certainly “bohemian,” “shabby” or “vintage” chic.” It’s also one of our faves for flowers — this theme provides ample choice of flower type and color and lets you get especially creative with your choice of container or accents. This theme provides a relaxed and very pretty atmosphere at any wedding or event. We’ve gathered some great tips to help you plan.

Photo from WeddingMania

Venues

Bohemian chic is suited to a variety of venues but seems especially appropriate for outdoor garden, woodland or rustic settings. The vibe should never be too stuffy or monochromatic and even if not outside, ideally your venue will contain natural element such as greenery, wood, and yes, lots of fresh flowers! The more flowers and greens the better to create a lush and layered “bohemian” look.

Flower Colors

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Boho chic themes work in a variety of colors. You could go very bohemian and use rich jewel tones of all kinds, which cultivates a warm and liberated almost “carnival” atmosphere.

Shown left: Rich red calla lilies, orange dahlias, and bright yellow sunflowers combine with the dark blue lanterns and colorful woven table runners to create a visual feast.

 

 

 

 

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Shades of pink and white with green or teal accents also work well with a boho theme, and a garden or woodland setting. Think antique dressers, woven hearts, vintage candlesticks, ropes of pearls,  and a lush, romantic vibe. Daisies, roses, hydrangeas and peonies would work well. Be sure to order plenty of flowers as they are a key component of  any boho event.

DIY Floral Accents

The more relaxed style of boho chic is perfect for the do-it-yourself type! Get creative and make your own centerpieces. This theme does not call for perfect and precise but let’s you express yourself in without fuss or formality.

Photo from TheKnot.com

The photo above shows you a simple DIY suggestion for some fabulous boho table centrepieces. Paint mason jars in various colors to suit your theme. Choose flowers like these beautiful plump dahlias and freesias in rich jewel tones, with sweet accents like the baby’s breath and the craspedia (also called “billy balls”). Mason jars of any kind are perfect for boho themes, and adding special touches like vintage books, antique mirrors, pretty candles, handmade cards. Click to see the full post about this beautiful DIY Boho backyard wedding in California.

If you are not a DIY type or don’t want the time or the worry to make your own floral arrangements, there are a wide variety of ready-made flowers that would perfectly suit this theme!

Puppy Love Bouquet

 

Try Puppy Love, Love and Sunshine, or I’m All Yours bouquets from BunchesDirect (many more at the website!).

Love and Sunshine

Floral Crowns

Another perfect way to add a boho element to your wedding is to create a beautiful crown of fresh flowers for the bride and bridesmaids.Fresh flowers in your hair creates an instant “goddess” look that is especially suited to this style of event.

Photo from greenweddingshoes.com

 

Click here to find out how to Make your own Floral Crown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Flower Types: Baby’s breath, as we mentioned, is a wonderful and budget-friendly choice for any boho choc event! It works beautifully in centerpieces and when placed in popular boho containers such as wooden crates, drawers or mason jars.

Photo from TheKnot.com

 

 

Carnations and roses are other flower types that work especially well for boho events. They are pretty without being overly formal or fussy, depending on how you dress them.

Accents such as lace, burlap or wood pair especially well with these flowers too.

 

 

Photo from Laurelweddings.com

Candles: Adding in candles and fresh greens is another way to enhance your boho theme. Any natural elements will do the trick!

Finally, the best tip: Choose a reputable and experienced floral consultant and they will provide you with perfect guidance in choosing flowers for a boho theme, or any other! Have fun with the planning and let your imagination soar.

Feel free to share photos of your own boho chic event at [email protected] We always love to hear from you1

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Photo from Chic Brown Brides

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

Photo from Sandra Lee Tablescapes, Foodnetwork.com

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

Photo from Celebrate and Decorate

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!

Photo from Paul Underhill Documentary Wedding

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.

Photo from TheKnot.com

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.

Photo from John Schnack Photography

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.

Photo from Mon Cheri

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.

Photo from Elizabeth Lloyd

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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Need inspiration for your wedding or event flowers? If you are a DIY type and would love to tackle your flowers personally, there are a myriad of easy options for you. One of the hottest trends is to “mix and match” your vases and blooms, and this is perfect for the DIY bride or event planner!

While many brides and event planners adore uniformity, there is no hard and fast rule that says you need one centerpiece in the middle of your table, and that all your vases and flower types should be the same. The “mix and match” trend incorporates a selection of your favorite blooms. Use the same vases or mix those up too. Make sure they still “match” either by color choice, vase choice, or shape and the array will work.

This approach is extremely flexible for your budget as well, letting you pick as many or as few blooms as you would like. If you aren’t sure which blooms will go together, let your experienced floral consultant guide you. Buying in bulk will save you lots of money also!

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Above: These vases may be a bit different in shape but they are visually cohesive due to their glass construction. This beautiful mix of spring flowers such a pink peonies, iris, and waxflower or stock coordinates into a lovely display for dining or to accent a buffet or seating card table. Pink and purples work well together, so feel free to select your faves as a mix of these will “match” and still be pleasing to the eye.

Photo from windsorweddingplanners.com

This floral display uses an assortment of different vases. You can create this look by covering mason jars or plain vases with burlap, twine or lace from the craft store. This mix of blooms includes roses, dahlias, and limonium. The “mix and match” trend works especially well for a boho or shabby chic event! It can help create a fresh-from-the-garden look that also gives a more casual or vintage vibe.

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Ranunculus mixes well with tulips and waxflower in pastel colors for this eclectic mix at an outdoor event. Mixing the heights of the containers creates visual interest.

 

 

 

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The trend is still adaptable to more formal events! Another way to incorporate this look is to mix up the types of flowers, but keep the color consistent, Here, a mix of white blooms works beautifully to create a unique and interesting display at the head table. Consider lilies, stephanotis, roses, and alstroemeria for an interesting blend of blooms.

 

 

Photo from the Shelbourne Dublin

 

Another excellent mix of white flowers: bells of ireland, hydrangea and calla lilies (as shown left). The color consistency supports the slightly more formal setting, while the mix of blooms keeps things from being too stuffy or traditional.

 

 

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Create a more exotic vibe by using orange as the unifying color. Mix it up by choosing a variety of vases and containers, in different heights. Try flowers like asiatic lilies, gerbera daisies, or protea for some vivid visual punch.

Photo from windsoreventstudio.com

Don’t restrict the “mixing and matching” to just the flowers and vases! Incorporate some of your other favorite accessories to create very unique and memorable floral displays for your tables. Even with this mix of items, the match comes fro the use of mercury glass and silver along with the peach and cream flowers.

Pick an assortment of your favorite blooms and containers and enjoy the possibilities! Your friendly floral consultant can advise you how much of each bloom you will need to create your visual masterpiece. Best of all, your event flowers will be unlike anyone else’s!