The Ring Bearer

A ring bearer was first called a pageboy in England, and it is said that he originally carried the bride’s train and a prayer book along with the rings. Today ring bearers sport a tuxedo just like the groom and are easily the cutest members of your bridal party. Traditionally, the ring bearer would carry the rings tied onto a satin pillow, but new trends are on the rise. Couples are putting a new spin on the traditional ring bearer pillow. Also, keep in mind that your ring bearer may take off and run the other way, so try tying fake rings to the pillow just in case! We’ve seen it happen!

Erin & Kevin

Erin and Kevin said their I Do’s on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, PA. Erin’s crystal beaded gown sparkled in the sunlight and was complimented by her bouquet of soft pink and white blooms. Kevin wore a white bloom with greens to match his bride. The reception took place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia where the tables were decorated in  soft neutral colors with pinks and greens to accent. Floating candles and tealights were added for a romantic candle lit atmosphere.

Photos by: Juliana Laury Photography
Venue: The Crystal Tea Room – Philadelphia, PA

The Anemone

The Anemone is a beautiful classic flower that has many uses from bridal bouquets to everyday centerpieces. The genus Anemone consists of 120 species of perennial flowering plants, which grow from tubers. Anemones grow wild in many European countries, North America, and Japan. The name Anemone is of Greek descent and roughly means wind flower because it’s the wind that opens them up. They were also once used for medical purposes as well. They have been known to help treat cramps and emotional distress.

The anemone comes several different colors such as red, pink, magenta, purple and blue, but the white anemone has proven most popular.

When it comes to wedding flowers the anemone is mostly used in the bridal bouquet. With its pure white petals and deep black center it creates a classic look on its own. You can also create a more dramatic look depending on what other flowers you pair them with. These flowers are typically available from October to May, only two of the major wedding months. If this is a flower you love and would like to incorporate into your wedding be sure to consider your time frame. Check with your local florist to inquire about their availability, and color options.

The Rose

Roses are the national flower of England, and represented two important families in the 15th century. The Lancasters (red roses) and the Yorks (white roses) competed against each other for rule of England in The War of The Roses.

Williams Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest writers was inspired by the rose. Romeo and Juliet has one of the most well-known quotes on roses, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet is reminding Romeo it doesn’t matter that they come from feuding houses because their love is real.

The Rose is one on the most popular and easily recognized flower out there. Many people see them as a gift of love and affection. Well, they are correct, but did you know that different colors and groupings of roses symbolize different things?

A rose’s symbolism changes based on the color and the number of them given. Below is a list of the most popular colors and what they represent.

  • Red roses symbolize love and romance.
  • Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy.
  • Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion.
  • Yellow roses symbolize friendship.
  • White roses symbolize innocence and purity.

Uptown Roses                     Sweet Love                    Cupid’s Arrow
        By: Leigh Florist

Did you know you can send a more specific message with the number of roses given?

  • One rose symbolizes love at first sight.
  • Two roses symbolize shared and deep love.
  • Three roses says “I love you”.
  • Six roses says “I want to be yours”.
  • Seven roses says “I’m infatuated with you”.
  • Nine roses symbolize eternal love.
  • Ten roses says “You’re perfect”.

Modern Gem by Leigh Florist

 

A Spring Wedding

In April of 2017, they said I do in Haddonfield, NJ. Their family and friends gathered at Haddon Fortnightly to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

The Haddon Fortnightly is a beautiful, traditional space with honey colored hard wood floors, white decorative pillars and simple yet traditional gold chandeliers throughout. It was a beautiful day, which made the photographers job that much easier! Carley K Photography captured the love these two share perfectly and we couldn’t be happier for them.

The Bride’s bouquet was a beautiful organic collection of white blooms, accented with a variety of greens including silver dollar eucalyptus (one of our favorites). The groom wore a simple white tea rose with greenery to match his beautiful bride.

Carley K Photography

Vanessa & Balal – April 2014

Vanessa and Balal had a beautiful spring day for their wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  This mosaic garden is an amazing, eclectic venue in the city! Vanessa loves purple! Her bouquet was a cascade style of four different variations of Orchids and Ivory Roses. Thank you Michael Chadwick for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

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Easter Flowers and Tablescapes

Easter falls at the time of year when the cold, harsh winter is finally wiped away by the warm, blossoming days of spring. It is a time when a wide variety of flowers begin to bloom again, but one flower in particular is known as the Easter flower: the Easter Lily.

Originally cultivated in Japan, Americans began to grow lilies during the second world war. The lily has roots in the bible as the flower that sprang from the blood drops of Christ. It is also said that the white flowers bloomed in the tomb of the virgin mother, signifying her purity. In depictions of St. Michael telling Mary that she is to bear the son of God, he is often seen handing her a bouquet of white lilies. They are said to represent love and hope and their sprouting in the spring represents Christ’s resurrection, bringing purity back to the land.

Other popular flowers associated with Easter include daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and irises. Daffodils represent rebirth and are said to have bloomed during Christ’s resurrection. In Germany, they are called Osterglocken meaning Easter bells and in England, they are called Lent Lilies. Tulips represent great love. They aren’t directly associated with Easter but are often associated with the idea of Christ’s endless love. Hyacinths are perhaps most famous for their fragrance; a light and sweet scent reminiscent of warm, breezy days. Just like the lily and daffodil, the hyacinth represents rebirth. The iris, which comes in an array of colors, symbolizes faith, hope, and wisdom.

On their own or mixed with other blooms, these flowers make beautiful gifts for loved ones and can be used to decorate your home during the Easter season. One of our favorite ways to decorate for the holiday is to make Easter tablescapes. They don’t have to be big or flashy or expensive. Flowers in soft pastel shades reflect the gentleness of the season while bright, happy colors are perfect for adding cheer to your table. This is also a great time to display bulbs as centerpieces. If you do want something grand or dramatic, arrangements with long blooming branches or pussy willow are compelling while also maintaining a soft aesthetic. The season of rebirth is full of fresh foods and flowers and we love decorating our homes with them to chase away any remaining winter blues.

While it is officially spring according to the calendar, it never really feels like spring until Easter rolls around. The bright colors and fragrant blooms that are always incorporated into Easter décor are what really make the season come to life. Here are a few of our favorite Easter floral designs:

Sweet and Pretty

Sweet and Pretty

Spring Waltz

Spring Waltz

Spring Bling

Spring Bling

Country Morning

Spring Awakening

Country Morning

Country Morning

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-Lacey Bouchard

 

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5188760_types-easter-flowers.html

http://www.theholidayspot.com/easter/easter_flowers.htm

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/lily/lily.html

http://www.proflowers.com/guide/history-and-meaning-of-iris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring wedding season will be here soon!  Thinking of getting married then?  You have a TON of options to choose from.  March, April, and May is a wonderful time to have fresh garden flowers to make your wedding day extra special!

 

Firstly, there is the good old faithful tulip. They pair nicely with hyacinth, grape hyacinth, anenomes, and ranunculus.  The tulips are pretty flexible (no pun intended), when it comes to arrangements.  You can submerge them and illuminate with candles.  Or you can place them into pretty much any other centerpiece of your choice.

 

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Fun Fact:  Tulips actually continue to grow while sitting in floral arrangements!  You may receive a floral arrangement with tulips. When  you wake up the next day, they may be turned in another direction and even a little bit taller.  Weird, huh?

 

Unlike the tulip, which has no scent, the hyacinth has a beautiful, sweet smell to liven any bouquet or centerpiece (if you don’t have allergies!).  They are such cute little bell shaped blooms, we can’t help but say “awww” whenever they enter the shop!

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Oh!  And who could forget the lovely peony!  Such elegance and beauty!

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You can always call us to see what beautiful blooms have entered our front door!  We would love to hear from you!

 

The Benefits and Disadvantages of a Spring Wedding

The Benefits and Disadvantages of a Spring Wedding

The season of renewal is ahead, as Spring hits the UK in a matter of weeks. Already, crocuses are showing their heads, welcoming a new year and new time! A time for birth and change, spring is the perfect time to have your wedding and to celebrate the changes ahead in your relationship.

A spring wedding is not only symbolically beautiful, with the changing and blossoming landscape it acts as a perfect background to your wedding. The trees, no longer subdued, will blossom into life, just like any spring bride. Furthermore, sites of national heritage begin to open their doors during this season, enabling you to book your wedding at a beautiful castle and landscape for a lower price than a summer bride.

With spring weddings, there are some problems that you may come across. One issue is rain. Down pours are more often in spring, giving you a higher chance of rain. However, if you plan ahead by hiring or marquee or organising the service and party mainly inside (with open doors), you can avoid you and your guests getting soaked.

Also consider holidays that might interfere with the wedding. Holidays, such as St. Patrick’s day may interfere with your ability to book venues, especially in Ireland. Check out with your church or venue about dates that might interfere with the wedding before you book. Holidays can also be a savoir, as for many it gives them extra time off for travelling if needs be. It is also good for teachers who may not be able to get the time off. On the other hand, venues and accommodation will need to be booked earlier as many people have this same idea!

If you want to avoid the rain, opting for a wedding in late spring/early summer might be a better choice for you. The hours of sunlight are also longer, enabling you to set your wedding for a later time or organising an evening outdoor party on the grounds. The only real problem is that over a quarter of brides choose this time of year, making it harder to book venues, entertainment, florists etc.

If you are looking for diamond wedding or engagement rings, take a look at Jewellery at www.jewellerywebsite.co.uk

Marie Coles is a professional writer. She writes informative, yet, dynamic articles on weddings.

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Wedding Favor Ideas For a Spring Wedding  

Wedding Favor Ideas For a Spring Wedding  

Article by Sophia C

Spring is a joyous time of year and the perfect time to plan a wedding. This time of year is traditionally a time of new life, love and fertility so it’s the most popular time to have a wedding. That means its best to plan ahead for your own wedding if you plan to have it during the spring.

A spring wedding uses many classic colors like white or cream and pastel colors like pink, robin’s egg blue, lavender and yellow. Some brides even opt for fresh spring colors like peach, teal and greens. Attire for a spring wedding includes dresses with shorter sleeves, open necklines and shorter length skirts for the bride and her attendants; as well as lighter fabrics for the groom and his party. If the wedding is to be held closer to summer, it’s even ok for ladies to wear more open shoes and men to wear lighter fabrics like linens, khaki colors or crisp white cottons. In order to make the spring wedding very special, couples may want to choose wedding décor and favors that invite the freshness of spring into their ceremony. Here are some ideas:

Love is in bloom. Spring is all about flowers and lots of them! For your wedding day, you may want to bring in as many floral themed wedding items that you can to give your wedding atmosphere a spring like feeling. You can do this with lots of fresh or silk flowers of course. But you may also want to purchase flower shaped candles, votives, dishes and other floral themed wedding favors to delight your guests.

Perfect pair. That’s how everyone describes you and your partner. Your springtime wedding can incorporate this idea by finding matching pairs of hearts, birds, fruit or other symbols of your love. There are many wedding favors that come in this design from cute little pear shaped salt and pepper shakers to candles shaped like two hearts. Just use your imagination and explore the many options available to you in wedding favors.

The birds and the bees. Along with flowers pollinating and spreading forth their lovely blooms, the birds and the bees play an important role in this process of springtime. Give them a place in your wedding décor with bird and bee wedding favors. These can be as simple as candles in the shape of bumblebees or birds placed in votives or at place settings at the reception, or you can find whimsical candle holders and wedding favor tins that use this design.

Lilies are for love. If you are a traditional bride and want an ultra classy look to your wedding décor and wedding favors, you may want to think about using calla lilies. These lovely long blooms are symbols of enduring love and the white simple flowers are reminiscent of purity. Calla lilies can be found in just about all wedding favors, linen and floral designs for the perfect wedding look.

Remember, a spring wedding is fresh and very special. Help your wedding guests enjoy this happy day as you start your new life together with spring themed wedding favors.

About the Author

If you’re getting ready for a spring wedding, http://www.Favors-N-Gifts.com is a great source for spring wedding favors, perfect for any budget.

 

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