Baby’s breath is one of the sweetest, most feminine looking flowers and perfect for any wedding. Whether it is your primary floral arrangement choice or mixed in with other flowers, it adds a soft elegance to any wedding. Baby’s breath looks absolutely stunning and unique when made into a crown of flowers as a replacement for your veil! Another great idea that we have seen is to form the tiny flowers into a “pom” shape and have them hang from a simple string, giving the room a chic yet serene feeling.
This international couple used their background to create a perfect wedding motto- “Modern Artu Nouveau.” Combining Art Nouveau form the groom’s native Belgium, and the Bride’s Chicago sophisticaiton and love of modern art. I feel like I have been transported back to the age of the Great Gatsby- and just wait till you see her veil. I have never seen anything like it and I am in love. It was a custom veil created by Kristen for Gilded Shadows & purchased on Etsy! For the reception the bride used lucite furniture, green and white flowers, and water features. Thank you to Artisan Events, Inc for the lovely photography and documentation of this beautiful wedding!
Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Artisan Events, Inc. / Ceremony: St. Michael in Old Town Parish in Chicago, Illinois / Reception: theWit Hotel in Chicago, Illinois / Floral + Event Design: Richard Remiard Event Design / Wedding Invitations: Be U Brides / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Bride’s Veil: Gilded Shadows / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade “Charm”
Some of my absolute favorite wedding flowers are hydrangeas – they look amazing in bouquets! I love everything about these elegant flowers. They can be found pretty much during any season, however spring is when they really thrive. Hydrangeas come in a large variety of colors from white to pink to blue to green, and the best part about them is that they look stunning both standing alone and in an elegant bouquet paired with complementing flowers. Personally, I love combining them with roses, peonies and ranunculus. Beware though – they wilt fairly quickly, so make sure you have plenty of water!
For a nautical wedding, using bold navy stripes in the decor can really kick it up a notch. Stripes can at times be loud, but if you use them in moderation they will give your wedding ceremony or reception that extra wow factor. When you have a themed wedding, you want your guests to recognize that but not knock them over the head with it. Whether it’s striped tablecloths, striped ribbon for the bridal party’s bouquets, striped ties or bowties for the groomsmen, or even stripes on the wedding cake, all of these provide a minimal touch.
Little compares to the love I have for flowers! But as everyone who has planned a wedding can tell you, floral costs add up, and they add up fast! It is easy to get carried away with the hundreds of options of floral arrangements. The biggest piece of advice I have for every bride-to-be out there is buy flowers that are in season. Buying flowers that are in season will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. The types of flowers offered each season are endless, and are sure to appeal to any bride no matter the theme or colorway of her wedding. Also, keep in mind the location of your wedding. To cut costs even more, choose locally grown flowers instead of flowers that are grown elsewhere and have to be shipped to the wedding venue. I promise you, you will save some money if you follow this simple trick!
For Spring- Tulips, Iris, Dogwoods, Daffodils, Lilacs, Lilies, Pansies, Peonies, Sweet peas, Forsythia branches
For Summer- Calla lilies, Daisies, Iris, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s lace, Roses, Sunflowers, Zinnias, Hydrangeas
For Fall- Asters, Roses, Sunflowers, Gerbera daisies, Marigolds, Chrysanthemums, Zinnias
Examples of flowers in season for winter: