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Planning and decorating your special day doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve put together a few tips as a guide to get you started organizing the décor for your special day.

Wedding entrance and aisle

Your entrance can be marked by a simple gate, beautiful ribbons, or even flowers in big vases. A decorated aisle can you make your wedding march even grander. Scattered flower petals, a red runner, greenery, and lanterns are simple ways to spruce up the aisle, while still keeping the focus on the bride.

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Wedding signs

Big and small weddings need direction, and handmade signs can be a unique and creative way to personalize your wedding. Custom make ceremony or reception signs from chalkboards or wooden posts and include quotes, photographs, and other sentiments to add a wow factor to the festivities.

Banners

Banners are an effective way to set the tone during a reception. They can announce your new name, provide direction or tie into your colour scheme.

Flower decoration

Wedding flowers typically go along with the planned colour scheme. The classic bride’s bouquet is the most common floral accessory, but flower filled centerpieces a floral backdrop, floral fountain, topiary, staircase display or floral chandeliers are just a few of the ways flowers can enhance your decor.

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Stage and lighting

When planning your stage and lighting, it is important to consider what will look best at your venue such as the banqueting halls in London. Indoor and outdoor weddings have different lighting requirements, but both can set the tone of the atmosphere to ensure your guests are relaxed and having a great time.

The stage is the centerpiece of your wedding and is a reflection of the couple. Whether it is set in a rustic theme, all floral or edgy and geometric all eyes will be on the happy couple.

Wedding centerpiece

Centerpieces are placed in the middle of the reception tables and decorate your venue’s space with the colours of your wedding palette. While floral centerpieces are the most common think beyond flowers and consider candle bunches, greenery and fruits and vegetables.

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Wedding seating arrangements

For couples who choose to have a seating chart, there are some etiquette rules as well as considering the shape of your tables and your floor plan. Assigned seats can help to keep your head count correct and the servers happy!

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Unique cake toppers

Wedding cake toppers are a personal and unique feature placed on top of the cake. Traditional toppers are bride and groom figurines, but first names, a meaningful quote, paper dolls, silhouettes, puzzle pieces, and love birds are all great options.

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Props for photos (vintage theme, wedding arch)

Take your wedding photos up a notch by adding a vintage theme, wedding arch or another prop for a fun and sentimental memento of your day. Decorate wooden swings, a statement chair, a backdrop or add personalized messages on mini chalkboards, and let your personalities shine through.

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There are many stylish and creative ways to incorporate your personalities into your wedding and reception decorations, but still, keep the spotlight on the newly married couple.

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New Years Eve is a magical time of year to get married! Not only does NYE symbolize new beginnings, but it provides the perfect excuse to add glam and sparkle to your big day. Think pure white florals with accents of gold, silver and sequins adorning every inch of your venue. Sounds amazing right? Read on to get inspired!

If you have always dreamed of a spectacular, over-the-top wedding, this is your chance! Go all out with sparkle, lighting and of course, your flowers. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase tall and lush centrepieces that command attention.

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Wild at Heart Centrepiece

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Looking for something a little less flashy, but still fun? Try this lovely centrepiece displayed in a classic martini glass, or full bodied hydrangeas in a stunning mercury glass vase. Perfect for NYE!

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Your bouquet should be just as jaw-dropping as your centrepieces. Full white blooms such as roses and ranunculus, tied with gold ribbon or dusted with metallic spray paint, will help ring the new year in with style.

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Together We Stand Bridal Bouquet

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Have fun planning your dream NYE wedding and dance the night away surrounded by gorgeous blooms that show off your glamorous taste! Happy New Year!

Ask our expert florists for more tips and shop our wide variety of flowers at bunchesdirect.com.

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As our year draws to a close, we are busy looking ahead to 2017! We’ve pulled together a few of the best trends we see for the new year, including what’s hot and what’s not for your upcoming wedding or event. Read on to ensure that your own special day is right on track with the most current designs to impress your guests and create a truly memorable look.

Floral Garlands

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We saw more and more couples choosing to make or purchase beautiful floral garlands to dress their venue. These garlands are a fab DIY project that lets you cut costs by ordering your flowers in bulk from a reputable online vendor. Use the garlands to dress up your ceremony, frame an aisle, decorate special seating areas, or accent a chandelier. There are so many uses for floral garlands that your imagination is the limit!

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Old Fashioned Flowers

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Flowers like mums, carnations and daisies are making a comeback! This is also wonderful news for your budget as these beautiful flowers also tend to be some of the most cost effective. This vintage look will continue to trend big in the new year. Think also roses, hydrangeas, peonies and other old fashioned blooms and add special charm to your big day.

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Floral Table Runners

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More couples or event planners are opting out of traditional centerpieces in vases in favor of the more “wild” and unstructured look of a floral table runner. You can DIY this too: simply pick your fave flowers and greens and artfully arrange them down the middle of your tables. Your guests are sure to be impressed!

Flower Colors: Neutrals plus Bolds

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Blush continues to be hot for 2017, especially when you pair a relative neutral such as blush, cream or white flowers, with a more saturated hue. Think cream paired with deep burgundy blooms, rich coral paired with pale dove accents, blush paired with hot pink or red. Mixing light with dark flowers gives life and energy to your arrangements and will keep things looking fresh and current.

Creative Containers

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We are also seeing more use of containers such a lanterns, mercury glass globes vases, vintage etched glass jars, or gold footed vases instead of more common looking vases. Again, creating a unique, unstructured ambiance or old world charm is a great way to go in 2017.

What do you see as a big trend for 2017? Let us know at [email protected]!

 

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Audrina Patridge and longtime love Corey Bohan may have taken eight years to actually tie the knot, but it was worth the wait!

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Audrina and BMX bike rider Corey wed in beautiful Hawaii on Saturday, November 5 in an intimate celebration with 100 close friends and family. Their fourth-month old daughter Kirra was also part of the special day!

Credit: Jana Dillon Photography/AKM-GSI

Audrina shone in a lacy mermaid gown custom made by Pallas Couture. . She wanted their day to be romantic yet with bohemian elements and her gown with its beautiful French chantilly lace and sheer skirt fit the theme perfectly. Corey paired khakis with a crisp white shirt and suspenders which certainly lent a more casual vibe to the event. Audrina used red flowers to adorn her hair. We also adored the beautiful archway decorated with rich red and  pink blooms such as roses, garden roses, and ranunculus woven with seeded eucalyptus and other greens. Guest threw flower petals in the air to celebrate their love. (Hint: you can purchase your own bulk rose petals online, create this romantic vibe, and save!)

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The bridal bouquets were gorgeous! Created by Steven Boyle Designs, they worked perfectly with the “bohemian” vibe as well as the glorious Hawaiian wedding location. They were a lush, artful mix with a “freshly gathered” feel that kept them from being too fussy or formal, while still providing plenty of romance with their rich color scheme.

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Morgan Childs of Moana Events helped organize the day and the couple’s fun reception afterward. A very happy Audrina relayed, “I was so nervous, but as soon as I saw all of our friends, family and Corey, all I could feel was happiness and love everywhere.”

 

ff you love Audrina’s wedding flowers, check out bulk red roses, seeded eucalyptus, pink garden roses and pink ranunculus from BunchesDirect. You could also choose beautiful ready-made bridal bouquets such as Forever Connecting, Wild Beauty or Crimson Dream. Many more romantic and “bohemian” bouquets available at the website.

 

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We wish Audrina, Corey and Kirra many more years of happiness!

 

 

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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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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.