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Brides, consider going for gold this year! A strong trend emerging in wedding color palettes for 2015 is to add in the gold, and glitz it up. Gold is definitely back, with more brides incorporating touches of this regal gleam to their wedding decor. Gold accents can inject warmth and sparkle, creating a feeling of luxury and glamor that can take ordinary wedding decorating a step above.

You can further embellish this look by adding even more sparkle, such as mirrors, chandeliers, glass, candlelight, and pearls. This look would pair well with more opulent meal choices including champagne. a formal sit down supper, and lavish desserts.

Here are the top 3 “on trend” color schemes that include gold, with wedding flowers to coordinate with each trend.

 

 

 

Gold, Champagne, Ivory: For a sophisticated wedding palette, pair touches of gold with traditionally ‘go-to” neutrals in shades of white and cream. For added contrast, you could also include touches of black, or stay relatively soft and neutral.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Classic Cream Rose, Pretty in White, Dramatic White, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold, Blush, Pink: Think Cinderella, fairytale romance, and a soft, sophisticated palette with plenty of feminine touches.

If you love the idea of blush and gold for your wedding, check out the beautiful wedding of Matt and Amanda in Pelican Hill, California that made excellent use of this timeless, romantic palette.

 

 

 

 

 

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Pretty WomanOnly Yours, or Beautifully Pink bridal bouquets would be stunning with this color scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold & Navy- Adding touches of gold to a navy color palette elevates it with with modern glamor and provides a vibrant contrast between “hot” gold and “cool” midnight blue. Flowers in shades of soft or bright pink, clean white, purple, or dramatic red would work well with this palette.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Crimson DreamPink World, Classic White Hyrdangea, Classic Lavender Orchid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ve all marveled at celebrity weddings—big budget, celebrity guests, dazzling venue, designer gowns, and all the glamorous elements that make us enjoy the sneak peak into the glittering world of the rich and famous. Celebrity brides are also sometimes bridesmaids, and it’s fun to see how a celebrity bridesmaid can fit into a more “normal” wedding day. With BunchesDirect, you can always get the “celebrity” look for a whole lot less! For fun, here’s a look at some weddings that featured some famous faces, with our wedding flower picks.

Jessica Simpson was a beautiful bridesmaid at the fall wedding of her publicist, Lauren Auslander. This Rhode Island wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. Jessica wore a midnight blue gown by Amsali.

BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Dreamy Cloud, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

Selena Gomez jumped for joy in a vivid blue dress in her friend’s beach wedding in Mexico. Bunches Direct Bouquet matches: Classic White Calla Lily Bouquet.

 

 

 

Keira Knightley was a lovely bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding in Scotland in 2011. According to Keira, she wasn’t very good at it as she kept spilling food and drinks down her dress! For bouquet matches, we suggest: Queen’s Delight, or Valentine Bridal bouquets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katharine McPhee almost looked like a bride at her sister Adriana’s Los Angeles wedding in 2012. BunchesDirect bouquet matches: Irish Bliss, or Pure Intentions. 

We love the dove gray gowns that Jennifer Garner and the other bridesmaids wore at her friend’s wedding in Montecito, paired with creative bouquets of pink, white and dark burgundy. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Life’s Journey, or White Sky.

 

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a sweet pink and black dress at her friend’s Santa Monica wedding back in 2006. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Delicate Enchantment, or Fade into Me.

 

 

Eva Longoria was a gorgeous goddess in lilac at her friend Bonnie Rodezno’s LA wedding last June, escorting the adorable ring bearer in preparation for the bride’s entrance. BunchesDirect bouquet suggestion: Pink Doll.

 

 

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There are some hot new trends for bridesmaid dress colors for this year, but some of the top choices are based on classic tried-and-true shades that are versatile and timeless. Your choice of bridesmaid dresses is a key component in the final “look” for your wedding. Apart from the obvious considerations of length and style, the choice of color will also depend on a few factors, including the season, the time of day, the overall theme and tone of the wedding (is it formal and traditional, colorful and fun, modern and simple?) as well as on the bridesmaids themselves. Here are a few top picks for bridesmaid dress colors, with suggested flower matches for a perfectly coordinated and beautiful final look.

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1. Taupe

This shade is timeless, but versions of taupe have been gaining in popularity in 2014 and 2015. It is a classic neutral that adds an air of elegance and sophistication to your wedding party. If you want to make this look a bit more modern and bold, add some metallic jewelry or pops of color; if you prefer a more feminine and traditional look, use cream or pastel shades for flowers and accessories.

BunchesDirect Bouquet suggestions:

Simple Beauty Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Deep Blue

All shades of blue were extremely popular in 2014, with this trend only gaining strength into 2015. Deep blue is an especially lovely choice. It suits the coloring of many bridesmaids, always looks fresh, elegant and classic, and provides a perfect backdrop to set off your flowers. Try shades of hot pink, or stay classic with cream, to complement this look.

Classic Cream Rose

Adorably Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Coral

This is a vibrant, perky color that is especially suited to summer or beach weddings. The popularity of coral bridesmaid dresses has been growing in leaps and bounds this season! It is an excellent choice for many bridesmaids as it complements all skin tones and hair colors. Try mixed bouquets with shades of pink and hits of yellow or orange for a wonderful final look.

Never Say No

Pure Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Gray

This is a classic look that would work in both a traditional, elegant wedding or a sleek modern one. It’s also super versatile and the best part of choosing gray: it can be paired with almost any flower color! For a modern look, try it with all white flowers, or for less formality pair it with more color, such as purple, pale yellow, or even shades of orange.

Beautiful Rhythm

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Blush

This feminine color suits many bridesmaids and works well with a romantic wedding theme. It started cropping up in 2014 weddings and is picking up momentum for 2015! It’s a modern way to add a soft touch to your wedding. Try bouquets of pale pink and cream to complement this look.

Elegant Calla Lily & Rose

 

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If you are a savvy DIY bride, you know that you can order up some of the freshest and most beautiful bulk flowers from Bunches Direct. But have you explored ideas for what to put your flowers in? Don’t be limited by the traditional clear glass vase. If you get creative with the container for your wedding or event flowers, you can add a lot of “wow” factor and the kind of impact that will really get your guests talking (in a good way). Your choice of container can create a unique or personal touch for your event tables, set a mood, or help embellish your theme if you have one.

We’ve gathered some pics of very creative containers to inspire you, and included some of our flower suggestions to go with them. Enjoy!

1. Boho Chic Wedding

Birdcages are a sweet and creative way to display your flowers! Choose a pre-made centerpiece from Bunches Direct, such as the Big Day or Subtle Beauty Centerpiece, or buy your flowers in bulk for a great DIY project. Roses, spray roses, hydrangea and lisianthus would be great choices!

Set up vintage chairs around your outdoor venue and add bulk flowers or a ready-to-go centerpiece bouquet for an amazing touch that is sure to get noticed.

2. French Wedding

Use vintage French-themed tins or wooden crates to provide that old world feel to your wedding. Try Oh Lola or Bygone Glamour Centerpieces from Bunches Direct to complement this look. Or, buy bulk peonies (seasonal) as shown in the photos.

3. Traditional Wedding or Bridal Shower

Blue and white china in a classic pattern lends instant traditional elegance to your tables. Use teacups or teapots for  creative way to display flowers at a wedding– also perfect for a bridal shower. Try Sweet Heaven, Champagne Romance, or Wild at Heart Centerpieces to complete this look.

4. Rustic Wedding

Wrap inexpensive dollar store vases in birch bark or burlap, or glue on birch sticks, to create a beautiful rustic look for your centerpieces.

4. Guest Favors

A creative take on guest favors might be to collect a variety of small vases or bottles to display your bulk flowers. Use them to decorate the table, and tag them so that guests can take them home. Or, tag them and use as place cards.

5. Flower and Candle Combos

Find clear vases or wine glasses that will also hold a floating candle to create very inexpensive and elegant centerpieces that will suit a variety of themes. Buy bulk flowers such as gerberas, lilies, orchids, roses, or carnations to float in the vases. For more info on how to create submerged floral arrangements, check out our how-to video!

6. Budget Bride

Recycle old wine bottles or other bottles for a great way to display your flowers! You can also wrap or spray paint the bottles if you want an elegant look–makes great DIY project. Try the Alluring Gerbera Centerpiece for a great earthy look to complement your wine bottles.

Get inspired and give your wedding flower containers a little extra attention, and you are sure to create some memorable displays!

 

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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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The beautiful Candice Accola from the hit show Vampire Diaries married rock star musician Joe King of the Fray last Saturday October 18. We thought we’d share some details since the wedding photos and video were so gorgeous!

Candice, 27, and Joe, 34, met at Direct TV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl in 2012 and were engaged in Florence in May 2013. Their wedding took place in New Orleans with friends and family in attendance, including Joe’s two daughters from his previous marriage. Candice plays vampire Caroline Forbes on the CW television series, and several of her vamp costars joined her for the wedding, including Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Kat Graham, Claire Holt, Nina Dobrev, and bridesmaid Kayla Ewell. Ian Somerhalder couldn’t make it, but Ian sent a message via Instagram from the Atlanta set where he was shooting:

““Candace and Joe- my brother, my sister. What a magical day this is for both of you. From the eye of the storm I am still with you in spirit! I am missing my home state of Louisiana and my city, the great city of New Orleans. Sending you so much love from my shoot in ATL- i’m working hard & I wish I could be there physically, but we have the rest of our lives to celebrate. I love you guys! So. Much.”

Candice was stunning in a lovely strapless Monique Lhuillier wedding gown with an asymmetrical skirt, while Joe looked magazine-worthy in a Tom Ford tuxedo. The wedding took place at Montegut House in a romantic garden setting. Their reception was a dreamy affair with music and dancing. Love the trees, the vintage chandeliers, and all the candles– the whole New Orleans setting was perfect for a “vampire” wedding. (Think Brad Pitt & Tom Cruise, Interview with a Vampire). Love the black and white photos that the couple released also!

 

The happy pair also enjoyed a line parade along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, a century old tradition in New Orleans. Candice held a pretty parasol and she and Joe were followed by happy guests and accompanied by a brass band.

Everyone clearly had a fantastic time at the wedding.”Officially Mr. and Mrs. King! Best night ever!” Candice gushed on her Instagram page.

The pair released a sweet wedding video put together by Valare Imaginarium that shows more of the celebration, the wedding flowers, and Candice’s dress. It captures the couple’s wedding day from before to after the big event. Check it out here: Candice & Joe Wedding Video

Now for the wedding flowers! In a clip from the video, we can see the lovely Candice in her veil and gown, holding a generous bouquet made up of mixed greenery and white roses. (When more photos are released hopefully we can get a better view of it!). If you love this look, here are some suggestions from Bunches Direct. Remember that all our bouquets can be customized! You can start with something like the Pure White, or Pure Passion bridal bouquets, then ask for more greenery, such as Seeded Eucalyptus, Leucadendron, or Ferns to create a more full look. You could also add some Queen Anne’s Lace and white Allium to add to the natural effect. You will have a “vampire-worthy” wedding bouquet in no time!

We wish Candice and her rock star husband years of happiness together! (And we look forward to watching her on Vampire Diaries for many more seasons…)

Pure Passion Bridal Bouquet

Pure White Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeded Eucalyptus