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.

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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!

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!

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.

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The perfect bouquet for the perfect wedding dress

Ashley Gerrity Photography

We asked our lead wedding designer for advice on how to select the perfect bouquet for your wedding day.

Q: What is the biggest factor when choosing a bridal bouquet?

The wedding dress is a big factor for how a bridal bouquet should be styled.

Is your dress a ballgown style? A classic round bouquet may look the best with that type of gown.

For a mermaid or trumpet dress, a classic round bouquet or a cascade bouquet would look stunning.

The A-line dress has the most versatility.  There are many bouquet styles that would work well with this dress.  A romantic garden style, classic round, or cascade bouquet would perfectly compliment your dress.

A bohemian wedding dress would look beautiful with a romantic garden bouquet or tear drop shaped bouquet.

Fit and flair is a more modern cut.  The best bouquet shape to accentuate that dress would be a classic round or tear drop bouquet.

Q: Does the bride’s height and stature play a role in choosing the bouquet?

The bride’s height and stature plays a big role in the bouquet choice and size of the bouquet.  We want to accentuate your dress.  Our bouquets are customized to each of our brides to best coordinate with their uniqueness.

Q: Does the color of the wedding dress affect the color of the bridal bouquet?

Yes, the color of the bride’s dress does have an influence on the bouquet colors.  For example, if you have a nude or champagne toned dress, we suggest using neutral color blooms in champagne, nude tones, and pops of rich bold tones to bring it all together.  We will guide you through the process of selecting the best complimenting blooms for your bouquet.

Q: If the wedding gown has lace, rhinestones, pearls or metallic threading, how do you incorporate them into the bouquet?

Oftentimes, we will accent the bouquet handle with accents from a bride’s dress.  You can line pearl pins of rhinestones down the bouquet candle.  Adding pearls, or rhinestones accents to flowers are a nice delicate touch.

Q: What types of bouquets do you see trending right now?

Currently we are seeing bohemian garden bouquets, are trending right now.  The gorgeous greenery, arranged with beautiful blooms make a truly romantic bouquet.

Request a consultation with one of our designers to create your perfect bridal bouquet!

Pets in your wedding ceremony

Thinking of Including Your Pet In Your Wedding Ceremony?

We love the idea of brides and grooms including their four-legged friends in their wedding! They look adorable in wedding photos and guests just love it!

Here is some advice to set you and your furry best friend up for success on the big day.

  1. Make sure your pet is up for that kind of attention. We suggest practicing before the big day, and bring them to the rehearsal so that they’ll know what to do!
  2. If you have a little dog, cat, or bunny, try placing them in a wagon for the flower girl or ring bearer to pull them down the aisle.
  3. Contact the venue, or ceremony site to ask them about their pet policy.
  4. Hire a pet sitter or trusted friend to be responsible for your pet.
  5. Tell your photographer of your plans. They will want to make sure they capture moments with you and your pet together during the big day.
  6. Dressing your pet for the big day can be so much fun. Make sure you book them an appointment at their groomer to make them prim and proper! Pair their new look with a beautiful flower collar for some adorable photos. For the tiny fur babies, you can decorate their wagon with flowers and streamers.
  7. Decide whether you want your pet to have a role in your wedding. Do you want your pet to be your ring bearer, or hound of honor? Having your furry friend walk down the aisle holding the rings will make them so excited! Another idea is to have them wear a sign down the aisle. letting your guests know the bride is on her way. will be ready for the big day!

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!