Vineyard Wedding Ideas

A picturesque winery is an ideal place to host your wedding. Wine cellars and rows of grape vines set the perfect romantic atmosphere.

These are some of our favorite centerpieces ideas:

  • Using wine bottles is a great way to incorporate your wine theme in your centerpieces. As a cost effective option, bring your own wine bottles to your florist, and have them fill the bottles with loose blooms. Clusters of bottles on each table adds a cute accent for your guests to admire. Paint some of the wine bottles gold to add an elegant touch!

  • You can also use wine crates as your floral centerpieces – this looks especially nice if you have long rectangle guest tables. Create a romantic garden style arrangement with lots of flowing foliage and blooms to match your wedding colors.
  • Try filling a tall glass cylinder or pilsner vase with wine corks and place a floral arrangement on top. This is perfect for reception rooms that have tall ceilings if you would like to add a bit of height to your tables.

  • Green garlands with pops of colorful flowers are sure to play off that vineyard feel! 

Place Card Ideas

We are seeing many interesting place card trends for weddings lately.

The place card table is one of the first wedding elements your guests will see. Why not wow them? This year we have noticed a trend of organic escort cards. Couples are using foliage and plants to help their guest find their seats.

Here are some cool ideas we have seen:

Succulent plants

Leaves used as the place card

Seating Charts trimmed with foliage

Check out or blog on balloon wedding trends!

Balloon Wedding Ideas

Balloons are making a comeback. No longer the boring balloons of the past, reminding you of a birthday party. These fresh ideas and newest trends will have you wanting to include balloons in your upcoming nuptials

Balloons look great in photos as props!

Balloons with a garland.

Instead of using a plain string, you can attach a flower garland to the base of the balloon. The look is absolutely stunning and makes the flowers look as though they are floating.

Line giant balloons down the aisle

This idea looks amazing! It really helps to bring your walk down the aisle to a whole new level.

Wedding Napkin Accents

Even the smallest details can really kick your wedding up a notch. A great way to add small touches to your wedding is to accent your guest place setting by incorporating flowers on to your napkins. Tucking blooms or herbs into the neatly folded napkins adds a wonderful finishing touch to your table scape.

Here are some of our favorite looks

Flower blooms: Orchids, Roses, Dahlias, Gerbera Daisy’s are all great delicate touches

Bunch of Herbs or cluster flowers: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Rosemary, Baby’s Breath can give a nice rustic charm to your guest plates.

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Boutonnieres

   Boutonnieres, also known as button holes, can be a single flower or cluster of delicate flowers which accent a gentleman’s lapel for a special event.  Rather than pinning the boutonniere to the lapel as we do today, many people used to place a flower into the button hole of their lapel – hence the name!

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Here at Leigh Florist, our most popular boutonniere is our garden style design which consists of a cluster of petite flowers usually tea roses, lisianthus, or ranunculus with accent greens a ribbon tie (optional).

 

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You can even use a single flower such as a rose, mini gerbera daisy, ranunculus and many other various blooms accented with greens.  Traditionally for weddings, most people match the boutonnieres to the bridal party bouquets.

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But not all weddings are the same.  Some couples have thought of unique ways to make their boutonnieres stand apart from the traditional.  Many like to add little accents to their boutonniere. Here are a couple of ways wedding couples have gotten creative.

  • Keys
  • Hot peppers
  • Shot Gun Shells
  • Gears
  • Pictures
  • Clocks
  • Feathers
  • Bottle Caps
  • Guitar Picks
  • Wine Corks

DIY Painted Centerpiece Vases

Thinking about doing some DIY centerpiece containers? Here are a few tips and ideas for some fun and funky DIY vases.

Take a trip to your local thrift store. You may find some vases or bottles that match and some that don’t.  Not to worry.  Here are some designs that can be achieved with spray paint!

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Making different designs with painters tape is a cool and easy way to add some personality to your wedding.

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Check out this tutorial from HMH Designs on how to make your own mercury glass! 

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Jazzing up your votive candle holders will also take your centerpieces up a notch.

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We love working with DIY brides and can  help bring  your vision to life! Schedule a design consultation today! 

Wedding Centerpieces Including Candles

Candles a are  great way to add ambiance to any event. Here are a few centerpiece ideas we love which feature candles:

1. Floating candles

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                Submerging flowers in varied height cylinder vases are the perfect option for a more modern, simple centerpiece design.  Add floating candles for illumination.

2. Candle Groupings

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                If you have long guest tables, a great idea is to weave a simple green garland through candles.  It adds a bit of whimsy to a clean, elegant design.

3. Layering with a tall centerpiece

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               Another design for a long table is to feature a tall centerpiece with varied pillar candles down either side. A very romantic look.

4. Lanterns

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                 Placing pillar candles inside and votive candles around the lantern create wonderful illumination.  We suggest having little cylinders or small bud vases with simple flower arrangements next to the lantern, it really helps to complete the look. Or have flowers spilling out of the lantern and votives around the base.

Check out our blog on Tips For A Stunning Tablescape 

Candles Used in Wedding Centerpieces

                Would you love to add accents to your wedding guest tables in addition to your floral centerpieces?  Adding candles can lend a certain level of romance to your centerpieces.

Here are 5 centerpiece ideas we love which feature candles:

1. Floating candles

                Submerging flowers in varied height cylinder vases are the perfect option for a more modern, simple centerpiece design.  Add floating candles for illumination.  These centerpieces are great for the budget, while leaving your guests in awe.

2. Lined candles

                If you have long guest tables, a great idea is to weave a simple green garland through varied height candles twinkling down the table.  It adds a bit of whimsy to a clean, elegant design.

3. Chandelier

                Taking an antique chandelier is a sure way to put some romance in your event space.  Placing a ring of flowers around the base, or even having a green garland, or vine wrap up the stem of the chandelier adds a more natural element to this style centerpiece.

4.  Glass goblets

                Varied heights of glass goblets with ball candles inside look amazing in the center of a ring of flowers.  If you prefer more of a simple look, rose petals sprinkled around the base adds color and elegance.

5. Lanterns

                Lanterns are another way to put romance into a room.  Placing pillar candles inside and votive candles around the lantern create wonderful illumination.  We suggest having little cylinders or small bud vases with simple flower arrangements next to the lantern, it really helps to complete the look.

Happy Fourth Of July!

A new trend for summer brides is having your wedding on the Fourth of July. It is our nation’s anniversary of it’s independence from England, why not make it your wedding anniversary too!

You can keep with the traditional or go full patriotic. Rent a food truck and serve BBQ, or have your venue cater to the “American Classics” like mini hot dogs and grilled cheese!

photo credit: Mel Barlow

photo credit: Mel Barlow

Don’t forget about your bridal party. Having the flowers and dresses coordinated in a patriotic theme can really make your pictures pop! July is prime time growing season for flowers, giving you plenty of options to choose from for your bouquets. Having a lush garden bouquet with red roses, zinnias or peonies, white hydrangea, blue delphinium or blue thistle, are just one of so many options for you to choose from.

photo credit: Studio Stem

photo credit: Studio Stem

At the end of your night, have a sparkler send off. It looks great in photos and who doesn’t love sparklers? Maybe you could even coordinate a fireworks display as your grand finale!

Photo credits: Lamb and Lark; Beaux Arts Photography/via Kelly Oshiro Design

Photo credits: Lamb and Lark; Beaux Arts Photography/via Kelly Oshiro Design

Your $40,000 Wedding Budget: Where Should the Money Go?

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Kate Holstein Photography

Loved this article from brides.com – read the whole article here

One of the hardest parts about planning your wedding is setting your wedding budget. Your next most difficult decision? Figuring out how to divide your budget to cover all of your costs.

We’ve already shared how to use $15,000 and $25,000 budgets, so now we’re breaking down the details for couples that have $40,000 to spend. (But if you’re planning to work with a different amount for your own big day, visit our wedding budget tracker to calculate your own custom wedding budget and track payments.)

Dress & Style: $5,200

You have a generous $2,400 to spend on your wedding dress, so start browsing designer galleries and determine what style will suit your best! But remember this number should include alternations, too. If you’re planning to accessorize with a headpiece of veil, you have $400 to spend, and another $400 for your shoes, extra accessories, and jewelry. As for getting glam on your big day, you’ve got $800 in the budget for hair and makeup. Your groom has $400 to spend on his tuxedo or suit. And for your wedding bands, you should plan to spend no more than $800 on both pieces of bling.

Paper Products: $1,600

Plan to spend around $1,200 on your invitations and thank-you cards. Having a hard time picking the perfect customized suite? Visit the BRIDES stationery shop, where you can mix and match your favorite paper picks. While you’re browsing, make sure to check out escort cards, menus, and ceremony programs since you have $400 total to spend on those items.

Ceremony & Reception: $22,000

You’ll need someplace to get married and someone to officiate, so plan to spend $800 total on any ceremony fees and officiant donations, plus $600 to spend on ceremony music.

Your reception, including the venue, rentals, food service, and beverages should set you back about $16,800. You’ve then got $800 to put towards a delicious wedding cake and $3,000 for a DJ or band that will get all of your guests out on the dance floor.

Accommodations & Transportation: $1,200

If you’re planning an amazing entrance or getaway, you’ll need a rental car or limo to drive you and your new husband to and from the reception. You have $600 to spend here, plus another $400 to spend on any guest shuttles. Once the party is all over, you’ll want to unwind in your hotel room — book a space that will set you back no more than $200.

See More: 20 Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

__Flowers & Décor: $3,600 __

Start with your bouquet since you have about $300 to spend on bridal blooms. Then pick out bouquets for your bridesmaids for a total of $400. Choose boutonnieres that will cost no more than $120 total, and spend $40 on an arrangement or loose petals for your flower girl. As for ceremony and reception décor, including a chuppah, aisle runner, or centerpieces plan to spend no more than $2,740.

Photo & Video: $4,800

Booking a great photographer to capture all of your wedding memories is a must. You’ve got $2,800 to spend here and another $2,000 to spend on a videographer.

Favors & Gifts: $1,600

You’ve got $800 to spend on tokens for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Whether you’re giving out favors or donating to a charity in honor of your friends and family, you have $400 to spend on any gifts for guests. And if you want to thank your parents, plan to spend no more than $400 here.

Calculate your own wedding budget here!

Seasonal color trends of 2017

Here are some top trending colors for this year paired with the seasons.

              Fall (September – November) deep rich tones look beautiful together. Varying shades or reds, burgundy, orange or shades of rich pinks look great together.

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Late winter (January- Feb) You cant go wrong with classic all white, or white and light blue. However if classic white isn’t your look, white, blush and burgundy look so romantic among soft candle light.

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For early spring (March – April): a huge trend is a pallet of blue, purple, peach and blush tones.   It lets people know you’re ready for winter to be over, and the warm of spring to begin.

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In early summer (May – June), flowers are in full bloom!  Gorgeous pastels are all the rage. They truly shine in a spring garden wedding.  For those who want a more bold and colorful look,  rich reds, blues and peach look brilliant together!

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All through the summer (May – August)  nothing makes you happier, then it’s sunshine and the bight colors it brings with it.  Very popular are the colors of bright orange, pink and blush.  It will really bring a happy fun element to your wedding.  Another great choice is Purple.  Having a monochromatic theme, with the different shades of purple from lavender to a deep royal purple look gorgeous in a lush garden setting.

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Are you ready to talk wedding flowers?  Schedule a wedding consultation with one of our designers today!