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   Leigh Florist is a boutique floral studio in South Jersey.  Our team provides full service floral design for everyday arrangements and events.  We specialize in wedding and event design and offer custom bouquet preservation.

We invite you to experience our fresh flowers, artistic designs, and friendly service!

Stop in or call us! 856.547.1090 Visit our website here

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Orchids

Ashley Gerrity Photography

One of the world’s most gorgeous, modern flowers is the orchid.   Their beauty is one-of-a-kind.  Orchids come in more species and varieties than any other flower. Such as Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendropbium Orchids and Cymbidium Orchids just to name a few!  Their allure has many brides adding them into their wedding decor.  They are the shining flower in a gorgeous cascading bouquet.   A matching orchid boutonniere shows elegance and class. They can add extravagance to your wedding centerpieces.  Floating them in cylinders or adding them to tall arrangements can give a romantic ambiance, with elegance and grace.  Their meaning of love, beauty, and luxury make them the perfect flowers for a wedding!

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Love letters on your wedding day

 

Picture this… Your wedding day has finally arrived – the most romantic day of your life.  Your bridal party is having a blast getting ready for the big day.

Then there is a knock on the door… A large, lush floral arrangement is presented to you with a letter.  It’s from your husband to be!  He tells you how happy his is that this day has finally arrived, how much you mean to him, and his excitement for the future together with you.  You smell the flowers and tears of joy fall from your eyes!  You have written him a letter as well, telling him how you have waited for this day to come, how much you love him, and how you cannot wait to see what the future brings with him by your side.

Writing love letters on your wedding day is a very romantic way to start your day!  It’s a perfect reminder of why this day means so much to the both of you.  You don’t have to be the next American poet.  Just be yourself!  Share your feelings with the one who matters the most to you.  Just make sure you have the Kleenex handy!

Copper Decor Ideas for Your Wedding Day

It’s official: copper is having a moment. While this bright metallic hue has been overshadowed in the past (we’re looking at you, gold), it’s all about stealing the scene lately and we couldn’t be more excited.

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Copper Centerpieces: It’s hard to go wrong with sleek, shiny and simple copper vases, especially when you want to balance your wildflower-inspired flowers with something a little more structured. This look feel classic and on-trend all at once.

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Copper Succulent Favors: Speaking of fancy wedding favors, these tiny succulents and their individual copper planters are a beautiful addition to your decor during the wedding and an even better wedding favor to send home with your guests afterward.

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Copper Wedding Cake: Hello, gorgeous. This copper foil-topped cake may be too pretty to eat. We’re not sure that will stop us.

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Hairpiece: This bride’s copper hairpiece is delicate and whimsical and looks absolutely stunning with her loose, classic updo. This whole hair look is kind of amazing.

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Foil Table Numbers: These copper foil table numbers might be our all-time favorite copper detail. They’re simple, they’re interesting and they’re such a unique touch for a wedding. We love how well they stand out against the wood background and the bright orange and green floral centerpiece.

Read the entire article from mywedding – HERE

Halloween Weddings

Halloween is one of the spookiest nights of the year which can lend to a lot of creative wedding ideas.

Here are some favorite ideas from our brides:

  1. Pumpkins

Pumpkins make the perfect container for centerpieces and other arrangements.  You can use traditional Fall colors for your flowers, or you can go bold with purples, greens and other bright Halloween colors.  You can also accent traditional centerpieces with mini pumpkins sprinkled throughout your event.

  1. Halloween Character Inspiration

One fun idea we had seen in a wedding was when the bride and groom printed famous monster names on some of their place cards.  They had a seat for Frankenstein, Dracula and other characters.  This was a fun and humorous touch to their event.

One of our weddings included Beetlejuice inspiration.  Black and white striped ribbon and linens were used throughout the event.  The bride liked very bright colors, so we incorporated, purple, lime green, pinks and yellows to accent the traditional Halloween orange.

 

  1. Halloween Color

You can play around with various color schemes for a Halloween wedding.  If your theme is more spooky and vintage, you could try using antique silver containers with jewel tone flowers in shades of red, burgundy, purple and plum.  If you like the brighter Halloween colors, try mixing purples, greens and oranges.

  1. Dramatic Wedding Cake

You can make your wedding cake into a main focal piece for your event.  Have it decorated in  black lace, with clusters of gorgeous blooms flowing down.  Accent your cake table with a candelabra, or pillar candles to add an extra level of illumination..

 

 

Pinterest is a great source for Halloween inspiration and any other wedding inspiration!

Venus fly trap

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A crop of Venus Fly Traps.

When people hear of a carnivorous plant, their first thought is of the huge man eating plant from the Broadway show “Little Shop of Horrors”.  But the difference between Audrey II and the Venus Fly Trap is that the Venus Fly Trap does not eat humans – it eats small insects and spiders.

 

Venus Fly Traps are small flowering plants, with a mouth-like opening at the bottom of its stem to catch small insects.  Venus Fly Traps are native to select boggy areas in North and South Carolina.  These plants were even endangered at one point because of how popular they were becoming.  They are now mostly grown in green houses.

 

These plants require minimal care – high humidity, moist roots, and lots of sunlight. Their source of plant food is the insects they eat.  They are great little companions who rid your house of a pesky fly, spider, or fruit fly.

 

When an insect crawls into the trap, they walk onto trigger hairs which signal the trap to close.  If the object isn’t food, such as a stone, or a nut, the trap will reopen in about twelve hours and ‘spit’ it out.  These are great plants to give as gifts to children for them to observe and take care of.

Lovin’ Eucalyptus

One of our favorite foliage varieties to use in our arrangements is eucalyptus.  The greenery is often the base to a beautiful arrangement.  Greens can change how an arrangement looks or feels.  It can add a bit of whimsy to a design or keep the arrangement more clean and tailored.  Eucalyptus is a beautiful green-gray colored foliage that compliments many flowers.

There are over 900 different species of Eucalyptus.  It is native to Australia, but now grows around the world.  Eucalyptus grows in different ways. All share the same aroma for which their leaves are famous, as well as exfoliating bark.

These are our 3 favorite types of eucalyptus varieties to design with:

  1. Seeded Eucalyptus

You can Identify seeded eucalyptus by its clusters of seed capsules hanging from their stems. They make great accents for wedding bouquets, boutonnieres or garden style arrangements.

 

  1. Silver dollar Eucalyptus

Silver dollar eucalyptus has a flat, rounded shape leaf. They are great for centerpieces, to give the design a more organic look.

 

  1. Baby Blue Eucalyptus

This type of eucalyptus can be identified by its long, straight stems covered in round leaves along the stem.  This can be used to give height to centerpieces, giving them a modern, more ethereal flair.

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Congratulations Alex and Mike!

Our lovely couple, Alexandra and Mike, were married at the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ.

She loved a very natural look for her flowers and decor.  The florals included whites, touches of blush peach, pale blue and pops of raspberry tones.  Her bouquet featured, hydrangea, dahlias, hypericum berries, spray roses and interesting textures like thistles and scabiosa.

Check out the photographer’s blog for some awesome photos!  Shilliday Photography captures such beautiful photographs!

Here are a few snap shots from the blog:

Photo Credit: Shilliday Photography

Photo Credit: Shilliday Photography

Guest Book Ideas

Wedding couples are becoming more imaginative with the ways their guests can give advice and wish them well on their wedding day.  Here are a few alternative options to a traditional guest book setup.

  1. Photos

If you have a photobooth, guests can take a picture and write a message for you to place in your wedding scrapbook.  They can also sign a photo of the bride and groom which can be framed to preserve the wedding memories for years to come.

  1. Wood Slices

Having your guests sign wood slices for the new Mr.  & Mrs. is a pretty decoration they can display in their home for years to come – perfect for a rustic or garden style wedding!

  1. Thumb Prints

A fun twist on a guest book is a portrait of a tree with branches – the guests place their thumbprint on the branches as “leaves” and write their names on the thumbprint.  The completed tree symbolizes the unity of your friends and family through your marriage.

  1. Advice to the Bride and groom

Messages in a bottle are a cute way for the bride and groom to gather advice from their wedding guests.  The messages typically feature words of encouragement and best wishes.

  1. Letters

Having your guests sign the first letter of your married last name makes a wonderful accent for your home, reminding you of your big day and all who were in attendance!

The Chinese Lantern Flower

Looking for a flower that will be eye catching and exotic for your arrangement or bridal bouquet?  Look no further than the Chinese Lantern Flower. These unique flowers have an almost papery texture to them and resemble the traditional Chinese lanterns. They come in colors of fiery reds and oranges. Nestled inside of the husk is a small berry.

Once it becomes ripe, the berry is edible. It has a refreshing and mild taste to it. The berries are often turned into sweets, jams and even dipped in chocolate. Chinese Lantern flowers are used in a lot of arts and crafts because they dry out very well. Some are even turned in amazing jewelry pieces.

The Chinese Lantern Flower offers the symbol of protection – the husk protects the tiny delicate berry inside. The colors of red and orange represents passion for life. Add a little flair to arrangements and bouquets these fun, unique blooms.

Photo Credit: Simply Beautiful World on Tumblr – http://simply-beautiful-world.tumblr.com/post/127104402557/chinese-lanterns

Flower Crowns

Many brides including modern, trendy, and traditional are all excited to rock a flower crown down the aisle.  Flower crowns can be dainty with a couple of petite blooms and accent foliage.  It could also be more dramatic with larger blooms and draping greenery.  Wearing a flower crown in addition to your veil is a very sweet and pretty look, all while holding your veil in place.

Bridesmaids and flower girls can also wear halos, usually a more delicate version of the bride or a simple greenery halo.  We have seen flower halos being used for engagement and maternity photo shoots as well.

Check out our flower crowns on our website!