To understand the Irish modern wedding one has to go deep into the old Irish weddings, as the scent of tradition is present into the contemporary Irish wedding. Customs are still incorporated into wedding celebrations, where history and folklore mingle casting a image on how weddings were celebrated in Ireland long time ago. There is a saying in wedding Irish tradition that suggests the fact that a bride should not marry in May as she will feel sorry for the day, but in April when the couple can enjoy better.
That is a reason why some couples decide to have the wedding on the month of April, even nowadays when they are said to leave superstitions aside and mind the priorities offered by a modernistic way of looking at life. Ireland though is a place that the traditions are still alive and not only because of a certain commodity, but because the customs of a wedding celebration have proved and still prove to be more colorful and meaningful.
Irish people love to celebrate and wedding party is a reason that can gather them together in a feast of old combined with modern details. It is a common knowledge the fact that the traditions that have the roots in nature and elements generated by it are the ones that defeat the passing of time. By taking part in these delightful traditions of the past and present, a wedding becomes a tribute to the ancient inheritance.
There are many occasions that display flowers in ways of decorations or gifts, and wedding in Irelandis one of these. Specific flowers, color of flowers and placing the flowers are important aspects to be taken into account while considering a wedding planning. The flowers for the bride’s bouquet are chosen very carefully. The arrangements of the flowers in a bridal bouquet are combinations of the traditional with the modernistic style.
The design is simple but the appearance is all the same impressive. The richness and freshness are features that come out from the style of arranging the flowers; combination of small delicate wild flowers with roses and gerberas produces a delight for the eye. Other Ireland‘s modern wedding flower used are English lavenders that keep their utilization also from old customs having the symbol of love and devotion. Wildflowers are often used as wreath in bride’s hair instead of a veil; other brides and their bridesmaids carry myrtle which the bridesmaid burry after the ceremony as a symbol of her future wedding to come.
In modern Irish floral decorations for the weddings, ivy is seen as well, it carries the symbol of fidelity and stability of feelings throughout the marriage. An addition of a sprig of rosemary conveys the remembrance of a deceased loved one. If one discovers the significance of tradition in an old Irish wedding it won’t be hard to understand the symbols of the modern weddings in Ireland.11
Among the items that compose the symphony of colors in a wedding ceremony is of course the wedding flower bouquet. Either we refer to bride’s bouquet, bride maids’ bouquet or any other bouquet that’s part of the big picture we have to consider the matter very thoroughly as it raises a lot of questions to be answered to.
First of all we have to take into account the style of the gown that is connected of course to the theme of the wedding party. This style has to match the prefered choice – the casual, formal, traditional or modern one.
Secondly we have to pay attention to the season in which the wedding takes place as we haver to mind the availability of the seasonal flowers, that of course if we choose to use natural flowers. In the case of silk flowers this matter won’t be considered!
Next we need to know if there are specific flowers that we have in mind, flowers that go with our personality with our taste in color and even in bouquet’s design. This parameter has to carefully fit within the limits of wedding budget available. If our preferences include expensive fresh flowers (generally the exotic ones are part of this category) we might think it twice! Perhaps the choice for silk-made flowers suits better.
For the bridal bouquet, which is an important accessory for the wedding dress, we have to find the one that reflects the bride’s personality and complement. We have to take into account the symbols of the flowers, of their color, and their matching with the wedding gown as well. There are several types of bouquet from simple cut lines and minimal design to cascading wedding flower bouquet that conveys a note of romance and delicacy, but the later is more suitable to tall brides rather than the mignon ones.
The brides maid’s bouquet must coordinate with the bride’s bouquet in style needing to consider also the color, fabric and type of the dresses. Sometimes the simple brides maid bouquet is prefered to the rich in floral decoratives ones as they must not give the impression of abundency. They can be enriched though with attractive ribbons that complete the image of colors and freshness.
In other cases of wedding floral bouquets, the choice of colors could be a real pain in the neck, so we better not allow it to torment us by selecting the pure white color; this will definitely work wonders!11
There are a lot of reasons for a wedding couple to choose silk made flowers instead of the natural ones. For one, these silk made flowers do not wilt! Consider that you have to attend so many services, the church ritual, the welcoming of the guests, exchanging greetings, taking photos, recording tapes and so many other things to do! What do you think to do in case your posy or bridal bouquet seem to lose all of a sudden its freshness? Especially if the flowers that the bouquet contains are of a delicate nature?! You would naturally freak out and part of your wedding mood would be ruined!
Or what if because of the big emotions that a wedding ceremony puts you through, you might drop the bouquet out of your hands, or some floral arrangements that decorate the wedding set fall over a red wine glass and they end up being damaged? You would naturally panic and think that part of your wedding day is already ruined!
What if you discover while holding your bridal bouquet, that starting sneezing is because you are allergic to a certain flower in your bouquet? You will try to get rid of it as soon as possible as you do not want to sneeze all over the place! In order for these unfortunate situations not to take place, there is this option that you, as a future bride should consider: the silk wedding flowers! It is a fact that silk made flowers always look perfect, they can not be easily damaged, they do not rouse allergies, they display all the time the same freshness, they will definitely not stain your gorgeous wedding dress with pollen…
Another good thing with these silk made flowers is that a bride has the possibility to choose out of season exotic flowers with colors and floral arrangements to match exactly the theme of the wedding.
It’s true that we remember the artificial made flowers from the old times when our grandparents got married, but with nowadays techniques (such as ‘moulding technique’ to form and make the texture of realistic petals and leaves or “inclusion of deliberate ‘faults’” – deliberately omissing petals or putting light spots of brown on outer petals) there have been created clever design strategies to trick the observers, so no one can say that the flowers originated from the factory!
Modern floral recreation is truly resembling a work of art and brides will not regret to have chosen the option of silk wedding flowers, from the start managing to get rid of an unexpected situation and thus being able to enjoy the Big Day of her life with the adequate serenity and relaxation!11
Once someone said a sentence that through its universality gained the status of an old adage: “All the flowers and trees of tomorrow are in the seeds of today” . This saying can represent the symbol that stands at the basics of the whole ritual of a wedding. Rephrasing the sentence in the light of a holy matrimony we see the flowers of tomorrow as the children born out of the seed of love between wife and husband, the seed – meaning the love that generates the good things of tomorrow.
The seed, which is the love, if it sowed on a fertile soil, which is the harmony and peace between man and wife, can grow into a beautiful plant that if watered, which means the falling tears of joy and happiness, can grow even taller and steadier. The feeling of love so beautifully compared to a seed, is the only feeling that can bring warmth, peace, understanding, and harmony in the life of a married couple; only love is the thing that bond two people together with the sense of eternity.
That is why some weddings introduce a custom that allows the guests or the family of the marital couple to recite flowers seeds poems for wedding as an homage brought to the event that unite two persons for life. These poems do not have to be consecrated ones, but they need only to express the good wishes for the couple and their future life together. A life that should be filled with the joy of having children, otherwise what can be the use of a marriage if not to end up in giving birth to tiny flowers that in time will grow and spread in their turn their seeds, thus fulfilling the destiny of humankind – the procreation.
It’s the cycle of human life that belongs to the cycle of nature, after all we are all part of this big picture called nature! Henry David Thoreau once said:”…I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there and I am prepared to expect wonders.” This is what the bride or the groom should include while reciting flowers seeds poem for wedding to one another or while they exchange vows. The moment they know that the seed of love is in there, it can not follow but wonderful things to happen in their life. Through marriage husband and wife sow the seed of love on the fertile soil of mutual respect and understanding.11
Choosing the season to get married can depend on different criteria; for instance if you are born in April you might choose the Spring season to have your marriage, or even April as the month to perform your wedding ceremony. This is one reason; other reason can be that spring is the season that brings back the nature to life, after the cold winter months (if the region you live in has the year delimited into the four seasons, that is). Spring has the gift to pour into our veins the revival of the plants around us, seeing and feeling them how they get back to life, that fresh, green blast that falls upon them. The nature is waking up facing a new cycle of life and together with it we take over its awakening in a state of bliss.
Nature has a great deal of impact to our souls, whether we have time to admit it or not, but it is impossible that we wake up in one Spring moment and don’t have the time to look around and observe the beauty of Spring spread all over our busy lives! It is in spring time that people fall more easily in love, partly because they suddenly realize that their inner needs have to be satisfied and partly because they want to get rid of the hibernated soul of the winter. It is also because of this that couples determine to select spring as the season of their wedding day. Not to mention the fact on the flower market there is an explosion of beautiful flowers, unique flowers that are available only for the spring season. OK, there are these April artificial grown flowers that can be ordered for your wedding in case you have your marriage settled for another time of the year, but wouldn’t that be pity not to take advantage of the spring natural grown flowers to decorate your wedding ceremony?
April flowers for a wedding create an atmosphere of romance, of elegance and freshness that other flowers could hardly create, so do not hesitate and make a pick from the list of April flowers (that have also their meaning related to a wedding symbol), and you won’t be disappointed: alstroemeria (aspiring), anemone (fragile), carnation (with its entire coloring aspects: pink-gratitude red-flashy, white-remembrance, yellow-cheerful), chrysanthemum (white-truth, red-sharing), daisy (innocence), freesia (spirited), gerberas, iris (inspiration), orchid (delicate beauty), red tulip -declaration of love, and last, but not least the classical roses that come in a blissfulness of colors: pink-friendship, red-that stands for passionate love, red & white-unity, white-purity.
Some of the April flowers can be very expensive due to their delicacy and special conditions to make the blossom possible, and you might need to consider the wedding budget available. But either types of flower you choose, the April flowers bring their uniqueness into your wedding day, making it shine with romance and elegance as well.11
Whenever you plan your wedding ceremony, you have to think that is has also an end, yes it will eventually come to an end, and you’ll be left with the wish that you would have wanted to last just a little bit more to enjoy its celebration at its max. But no matter how long it could last, you want to keep a part from it to remind you of it in the years to come. And you can not think of another way to have this loving memory than the possibility that taking photos offers to you. So you start thinking what is the best solution available that offers you the lasting memory of the biggest event of your life.
There are plenty of photographers ready to deliver their services in a genuine professional way, and you can be more than sure to have the job well performed, but if the budget of your wedding doesn’t allow you to hire one, than you should take into account the alternative of finding someone from your family or close friends that is willing to do this job for you; one that has the camera, of course, and not only THE camera but also knows something about the art of photo shooting, that something which helps him focusing on the key moments of your event, in this way allowing him to capture the essence contained in the displaying of the wedding.
As in any other job, photography comprises features that strictly belong to the its field, features that not everybody who owns a camera is aware of. As it had happened on one occasion when I attended a wedding of a friend of mine. It was the intimate kind of wedding since my friend and her hubby were a little short with the money at that time, and besides they are not the type of persons that like huge spectacular elements to define the events that take place in their lives. So they decided to stick to their taste and did in the end a pretty nice and warm party for their wedding, and I confess that I still have beautiful memories related to that event. Not to mention the photos that I have received from my friend that were indeed very artistically taken, which was quite stunning to me.
The wedding reception took place in a small intimate restaurant that could host no more than 50 persons. Right from the beginning I was stunned by the way they chose to use the flowers and do the decorations; it resembled a show dedicated to the beauty of flowers, to their delicacy and everything they symbolized. Even the place itself was filled with the perfume of the flowers; one had the nice feeling of being all the time in the middle of a garden. Starting with the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces and corner decoration everything breathed flowers and I remember that I thought back then to have a picture of all that floral show to remind me later about the feeling I got all the time I spent at the wedding.
And my wish was listened to as later, after a week has passed from the wedding event I got some wedding flowers pictures from my friend and the images were so artistically realized that they looked even better than in the reality of that event.11
When you make the list of your expenses for your wedding ceremony you have to limit yourself to the budget you have available. There can be parts of your list that need to be cut, or replaced with others that are not so expensive, in this way reducing the costs and letting you save money for a more important element of your wedding ceremony. In your whole list of things to buy or to pay for exist plenty of elements that do not necessary have to be paid so expensive in order to look nice or to give your wedding a special effect only because of its high price. No way! Elements like music, location, theme, outfit, food actually all the compulsory elements of your wedding can suffer costs cuts without you to panic that it won’t look good if they are not highly paid for.
As it is the case with wedding flowers. There are options that you may take into account regarding the affordable wedding flowers. For one, instead of having them ordered piece by piece, or type by type you would rather prefer to order them wholesaled. There are floral services that deliver the flowers right to your front door, and you don’t have to be afraid that they don’t look perfect; they do and not only perfect but also fresh with their color not altered by the transportation and all.
While ordering the wholesale flowers you have to pay attention to the terms of the ordering because you need to know that you will receive exactly what you have paid for. Choosing flowers that are in season is another aspect that makes the flowers’ cost to be low. In this respect you should avoid fixing the date of your wedding in the days close to a national holiday or religious holidays since in these periods the price of the flowers may grow and this is not what you need especially when you are confined between the limits of a restricted budget.
The wholesale florists are normally aware of the fact that you chose their service because you are under the money embargo, therefore they will offer the affordable wedding flowers that are both popular and nice looking for your wedding party. Flowers like carnations, roses, daffodils, lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies are only a few that they are able to offer within the limits of the budget you have allocated for your wedding flowers. Wildflowers are a great choice for your wedding flowers, too. The delicacy and color they present can confer your wedding and photos that you take a unique and special look. This option goes very well especially for the weddings that take place outdoors, such as backyards, in a public garden, on the beaches, too, etc.
Another way to save money in the flowers’ sector is making the bridal bouquet and floral decorations for your reception space and table all by yourself. Advices of florists or decoration specialists in this matter are also to be found on websites and even if it takes time, they can still save you money, and what is your purpose from the very beginning if not to save money where the planning list allows you to?11
Your wedding reception is over, the personnel hired to assist you with the organization begin to clear the stage where the show of your wedding has been performed, and while doing this they keep asking you if there is anything you would like to have that is left from the wedding reception. First you don’t understand what is it exactly that they ask from you but when your eyes fall on your bridal bouquet that lays on a corner of a table then you realize that you actually would like to keep it to remind you of that big event of your life.
So you take it with you at home, still having the fresh perfume of the flowers and the joy that their colors offers still lighten up your soul and you smile content with your decision. But suddenly your smile is fading away, as you gradually realize that all that is present now in your wedding bouquet will faint sooner or later, and the flowers will die one day, and you will be forced to throw it for fear not to witness the dried petals falling down as tears fall on the cheeks of the sadness. Your thoughts are quite upset at this possibility and you begin asking for methods to show you how to dry wedding flowers. You browse the websites and a lot of options are given from hiring a professional to do that or to try doing it yourself.
The site with the professionals advise that is better to call someone to deliver their services due to their experience for one, and secondly because the process itself lasts 8 to 10 weeks and it needs thoroughly attention and care all this time. But the point is that most of the pros sites say that you had to call them before the wedding day was finished in order for them to give you tips of caring for and transporting it till the day they would have come and pick the bouquet up.
So you decide that at whatever risk you will attempt to preserve it following the steps of how to dry wedding flowers by yourself, steps which are generously described on different websites. Some of these steps include using drying agents such as silica gel, sand or borax, and through this process one has to completely cover each flower to draw out moisture. Other sites recommend that you ask a preservationist in order to tell you which type of flower can be preserved or not. During all your research you have to remember to keep your bridal bouquet in a cooler until they are ready to be preserved.
After the process of preservation is over (it took you some time with the drying method, with the spraying thing and all), you’d better start thinking of a nice decoration kit to display it nicely in a spot where you have all the time view, thus reminding you with pleasure of the day when you have promised to the man of your life.11
Couples who want to celebrate their wedding in the season of Autumn, they would definitely consider their wedding theme a harvest themed one. The harvest period carries within itself the symbol of abundance, of fulfillment, of witnessing with your own eyes the fructification of your own work, marking the transition to a wealthy life that the harvest results could offer. Imagine how the picture will look like: the wedding party arranged in an outdoor setting with flowers decorating the table and the nature around you, the smell of the freshly cut grass, the birds chirping in the trees, no other sound of civilization disturbing the view, now what can be there more relaxing? And when the evening falls with the colors of the sunset to fill the horizon of the sky and casting rusty shadow on the ground, the candles come into the picture flickering their tiny flames all around the table and conferring your party that romantic note that nothing else could replace…
And if this picture suits you and you think that it represents the perfect way to organize your party, then you have to set out for planning the details and the elements to be added for your wedding reception to integrate into the picture. For the flowers element, you do not have to worry as autumn offers a variety of harvest wedding flowers, and if you consult a florist you can even get more information on the availability of the flowers. Next to the traditional wedding flowers, such as roses, orchids, lilies, daisies, there exist a wide range of types of flowers, though it may vary according to the region. Anyway, you should not forget the wildflowers too, because they can make the objects of very delicate and interesting arrangement both in the bouquets and table centerpiece. Not to mention the floral decorations that can adorn the candles, they can also enrich the atmosphere with their fresh and wild appearance.
Flowers such as yarrow, amaryllis, fuchsia, chrysanthemum, zinnia, primula, Iris, Daphne, winter jasmine, narcissus are only a few to enumerate among the whole richness of harvest wedding flowers that the generous autumn offers to us. The theme itself is also generous, in that of counting on plenty of ideas to decorate the table using not only flowers or wildflowers, but carved pumpkins with candles burning inside, ornamental berries, colorful autumn leaves (they come in a whole range of fall tints that include gold, yellow, light brown, dark rusty brown, copper).
As a bride you can find other innovative ways to color the unfolding of your ceremonial; for instance you can have your flower girl drop autumn leaves instead of the traditional rose petals while you make your entrance as a bride, you can use baskets of fruit decorated with cinnamon sticks to spread the sweetness of their smell all over the place. Fall is a season that is generous with us in every aspect of its existence that lasts only three months in a whole year.11
There isn’t any wedding to take place without the presence of flowers. From the bridal bouquet to the floral decorations to enrich a wedding place the choice of flowers together with their color is also of a great importance. Couples often call for professionals in arranging flowers for a wedding. But mostly a wedding planner is the perfect person to lend a hand in hiring the needed florist. Wedding couples should leave this part entirely on the hands of the organizer to be sure that they will get the best out of a wedding planning.
There are some things to know about flowers while being used as arrangements, that they have different meanings, that their color can turn a monotone atmosphere of an ordinary room into an elegant or joyous one. We can also consider the fact that throughout time, some flowers have gained popularity due to their meaning that was passed from one generation to another in order for the new couple to inherit the good things certain flowers stand for. So flowers like roses, daisies, lavender, carnations, lilies, orchids, tulips, violets to name only a few symbolize good things and they are the most to be preferred among others for such a special event as a wedding.
It is always good to know what represents each flower as there can be couples that can make a choice merely according to the flowers’ meaning. But even so, the choice is hard to be made considering that all of the above flowers are beautiful and worth considering.
There is another aspect one should not overlook, that by nature flowers die, some lasting longer than others. So another option might be the choice for silk made flowers that imitate perfectly the look of natural ones. While arranging flowers for a wedding one has to know their exact place in order to decide if the natural ones can be replaced with the artificial ones. For example bridal bouquets are most likely to be made out of natural flowers whereas the buttonholes ones can easily be ordered out of silk.
The theme of the wedding is an element that marks the choice of flowers and their arrangement. In this pattern fit also the right color scheme and the volume of flowers used both for bouquets and decorations. One has to take into account the space that host the wedding ceremony – there are floral decorations in church, on the paths were the wedding couple is stepping, the place where they exchange vows and last but not least the location for after party.
Every space that is part in this event must be marked by the presence of flowers as this space will be immortalized on photos and tapes and even if the floral decorations are long gone, their beautiful image still remains in the memory of the camera bringing delight into our souls.11
What other element coming from nature can be more admired and more exposed at a wedding if not the flowers? Flowers or plants, generally speaking, were used in weddings since the notion of wedding itself appeared. This was and still is a way of exhibiting love and good wishes to everyone. In time the use of flowers took different shapes starting from being crowns for the bride to wear to garlands, bridal bouquets till reaching the most interesting forms of wedding decorations.
Each floral form represented at the beginning a symbol for different wishes or gifts, flowers themselves were carrying their own meaning both in their names and their colors. For example the garland meant love and happiness or dill, which is a herb, had the symbol of lust, or sage which was known to be a herb for wisdom. In time, the herbs lost their symbolism and use for the shower of flowers inweddings, but flowers kept their presence exposing freshness and joy in a diversity of decorative motifs.
The positioning of flowers often meant something both for the wedding couple and for the guests as well. For instance rosemary and roses tied together in knots were suspended over the heads of bride and groom, this meant to bring good luck and lots of love to the wedding couple and the guests as well. Tiny flowers placed beside every plate and left for the guests was said to ensure them long lives and happiness.
With every country the history of flowers and their part in weddings differ according to every country’s cultural background and tradition. In Romania, the godfathers and godmothers of the wedding couple are supposed to hold candles with flowers and ribbons tied to them. In England a little girl should go in front of the bride and spread flower blossoms along the path, symbolizing the wish for the couple to have happiness and prosperity. In India, at the end of the wedding ceremony the brother of the groom scatters flower petals over the newly-wed couple to protect them from evil spirits.
Depending on the theme of the wedding there are many possibilities to enrich a party choosing from a plenitude of shower of flowers in wedding that can be found on different sites proposing ideas for floral decorations as well as for bridal bouquets and flowers for setting the tables. The kind of flowers to be chosen has to match the theme and the personality of the wedding couple.
But no matter how one plans a wedding, the presence of flowers is more than compulsory, as their richness in color and freshness confers the party the desirable effect that a wedding is meant to express. Even if this freshness of the flowers is considered not to last for ever, the memory of the beautiful flowers decorating the wedding never dies.11
Even if it is a hard task to take, some wedding couples prefer to adopt the “do-it-yourself” kind of thing when it comes to floral arrangements. Partly it can happen to those who are in gardening and have a hobby out of this, or partly because this way can both save them a lot of money ensuring at the same time the guarantee of the result they looked for! After taking into account the different elements that might draw the decision on the types of flowers you need, than what? What is the best to do next? Should you go around town and look for the flowers you planned to have for your wedding or simply wait for them to be delivered at your home place? Probably the second solution is the best.
So, you start checking the websites for the services that make this kind of deliveries, and suddenly it is offered to you the other possibility of creating your floral decorations: the silk made flowers. It is true that you, as a flower loving person, you’d prefer the natural ones, but the questions keep bothering you: what if they die sooner that it is planned to, what if there are participants at the wedding part who are pollen allergic, what if…, what if…? And the list of ‘what if’s could go on, as no one can foresee the unexpected.
In an attempt to leave all this stress behind you keep on searching for the websites that include adds of the companies to deliver flowers at your doorstep. Buying wedding flowers wholesale is considered to be a good thought as you are relieved from the stress of moving around the city in search of the flowers you need. You just have to order the types of flowers, the colors to come with them, the number of the flowers and perhaps some accessories, such as ribbons in different colors and sparkles, maybe glittering spray to give an elegant look to your wedding bouquet flowers, and ways to enable you to keep the freshness of the flowers across the wedding ceremony time.
The moment you receive the flowers, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the way they come with the wrapping, and with the instructions of cutting their stem and put them into a quantity of water with the special powder that keeps the mold and stink away. It is better for you to order the fresh flowers close to the wedding day because the closer the better it is to the flowers to maintain their fresh look.
After delivery you choose first the flowers for the wedding bouquet cutting their stem to the length desired, but not before holding the planned bouquet into your hands to check for the appropriateness of the cut. Than, with the help of the ribbons you tie them up and place them in the vase. Next you get a hold on the flowers for table decoration and the way you want them to adorn the table. There are various ways to pick a choice from, and according to one of these you start creating your arrangement. Than you take a photo of it and place the flowers back in their vases. Do it yourself wedding flowers and table decorations provide you an experience to enrich you both with pleasure and with challenge.11
Wedding flowers, beside other details that complete the atmosphere of a dream-like wedding celebration, are the elements that give brightness, cheerfulness, and freshness to the ambient. Choosing the right flowers is, indeed a difficult task, as there is a whole variety of types, colors, shapes, and symbols to come with the definition of flower. To make the choosing task easier, wedding couples should consider the aspects of their wedding ceremony that have to follow the same line with the selected flowers.
Once the couple has decided on the theme of the wedding party, on what outfit matches the theme, on what location and room the party is taking place, it is good for them to take a look at the symbolism of the flowers. There are plenty of written notes, either in specialty books or in the Internet sites, which describe the meaning of the flowers, even the etymology of the word that originally stood at the given name of the flower. According to these helpful hints the couple would be easier to select and, after checking with their wedding budget, to set out and order for the desired flowers.
Some of the favorite flowers for the weddings are roses and carnations. Roses come in different colors, each of it meaning something different than the other. For instance, pink rose means friendship, admiration, happiness; red rose – passionate love, prosperity, purity. White rose – purity, and generally white flowers are related to new beginnings and make an perfect match with the first-time bride walking down the aisle. Yellow rose bear the feeling of exuberance, evoking the sun color, therefore its warmth and welcoming; lavender rose – has the message of a love at first sight. There is also color for roses that is not offered to us naturally, the blue color. The blue roses are very elegant and represent the mysterious and unattainable. Roses look beautiful and have been used for ages during wedding ceremonies. The bouquets and the decorations enriched with roses has been and will always be a perfect choice for the wedding celebrations. Whenever a rose is present, its effect can never fail.
Another popular choice of wedding flowers is carnations. Beside the fact that they look pretty, they are also preferred because they can line up with a limited budget of a wedding. And another aspect not less important, is that carnations, by structure last longer than any other flower. The etymology of the name brings the translation of a carnation into “flower of love” and “flower of the gods”. They come also in a vast variety of colors and versatility. Generally speaking, carnations symbolize divine love, distinction, and fascination. White carnation – symbolizes innocence, sweetness, remembrance, and passionate love; light red carnation – symbolizes admiration and the pink ones are often offered as a sign of gratitude; yellow and striped carnations though, are better to be avoided as lovely as they are, because they symbolize refusal and disappointment. Carnations represent a good choice for boutonnieres as they do not die so fast.
But if we put them together in an attempt to bring what they symbolize in one single place we can obtain rose and carnation wedding flowers with an effect that is worth remembering, due to the flowers’ meaning and beauty as well.11
What can be more dream-like location for a wedding ceremony if not the site of a beach? Choosing Alabama as a wedding reception place opens a lot of opportunities to give your wedding party the touch of exotic and freedom. Alabama is a state located in the southern region of the US, being its thirtieth largest state. The climate here is described as temperate with an average annual temperature of 64 degrees F, but in the southern part the temperatures tend to be warmer. Summers though are among the hottest in the US, reaching temperatures of 90 degrees F.
Alabama beach offers the couples a unique wedding experience in romantic surroundings and because of the themes popular in this place, Alabama beach became an attraction for people coming from all over the world. The scenery that displays itself as a perfect background for the wedding conveys at the same time the magical image of a dream. To organize a party down there is quite at handy, since wedding planners are to be reachable, together with the different services needed for the planning and the party itself.
Organizing the wedding on the beach requires for the couple to let their guests know about the location in order for them to get dressed accordingly. Next to the invitation is good to add a weather forecast, since there are situations when the nature plays unexpected surprises, in this case you and your guests might need to be prepared.
Floral decorations, wedding bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages, flowers for men’s boutonnieres are also an important detail of your wedding plan. Be sure you find the florist, along with your other researches, that can integrate the relevant flowers to your party. Considering that the temperature is quite high during the summer season, natural flowers may loose easily their freshness, so you might consider the option of silk made flowers. The art of the florists in this matter is exquisite, since they can replicate the natural flowers in such a manner that one can not tell the difference from a real one to the artificial one.
Lately a way of preservation the fresh flowers appeared on the floral market: the real plants are treated with a glycerin mixture, thus enabling them to have the same look of freshness and the beauty is that they do not need watering to display the same freshness.
Alabama beach wedding flowers come in a variety of style and color and exotic. The most favored flowers are naturally, the roses. They are also to be found in a wide range of styles and names, such as: bridal pink roses, candia (creamy white with dark pink edges to the petals), Champaign, darling (creamy peach rose), Delores (a soft pink rose), Jacaranda (a hot pink rose), Lady Diana (pale peach rose), Sterling Silver (small lavender rose). Other flowers that are not less appreciated are Orchids – this one comes also in a variety of sorts; Lillies; Anemones – shaped similar to poppies and available in white, blue, red violet, and yellow;Anthuriums; daffodils; freesia; gardenia; lilac; iris and the list can go on. Due to the mirage of its beaches, Alabama is a great place to organize your wedding ceremony!11
Wedding bouquets are important elements that can complement the look both for the brides and bridesmaids. The bridal bouquets with all other forms used in the wedding ceremony originate way back in the era of ancient Greece where brides used flowers that had fragrance and herbs to chase the evil spirits away. The way nowadays the brides hold in hands the flowers arranged in a bouquet dates from the Victorian Period; at that time this small easy to hold arrangement was created out of a single type of flower that symbolized the feelings of the bride towards her future to be husband.
In present times the brides use for their bouquet a combination of type of flowers, that does not necessary mean something. Sometimes these bridal bouquets are created merely for the sake of beauty and effect of the colors. Before they used to have meanings and symbols, which brides, and not only them, were aware of.
But if we think better, in those times girls, the future brides, didn’t have anything else better to do than fall in love and dream for the day when that love will materialize in a wedding. They had all the time in the world to think of that day and to choose the meaningful flowers, since they knew by heart their significance as there weren’t so many. But today, only to take into account the meaningful flowers, the ones that fully express your feelings, may take hours, if not days, moreover that there are so many types and colors for each type to decide upon.
A helping suggestion might be the one that offers the option of hiring a wedding florist who can indeed come with a variety of possibilities that match the note of your wedding events. There are also the so-called “bouquet designer galleries” that unfold an entire show of arrangements one more colorful and meaningful than the other.
The bouquet you have to decide upon has to match your height as there are different types of bouquets (the short and rounded ones for tall brides and the longer bouquets for the short brides), they have to match the colors of your wedding and last, but not least, the theme of your wedding ceremony.
The most pleasing flowers that appeal to the brides are roses, white lilies, gerbera, tiny wild flowers that come in a variety of vivid colors, but these too have to relate to the season when the wedding takes place. Other aspect you may have to take into account is that wedding bouquets can be made of silk flowers which allow the decorators to use their imagination and create elaborate wedding bouquet flowers that do not necessary have to imitate the real ones. The intricate design of these silk flowers wedding bouquets is a feature that determines the brides to select them; beside this we don’t have to omit the fact that these silk made flowers do not die, do not give pollen allergies, do not get damaged.
Choosing the wedding bouquet flowers is sometimes hard, as there are so many types of flowers, but with a little help from the professional florists or websites this choice will not appear to be difficult after all!11
These stunning orchid wedding flower centerpieces that we’re presenting here were created by Aileen Tran Event Stylist and we must confess that they did an excellent job with these arrangements. This company is actually an extension of Karen Tran Florals – which is the parent company, and they are among the most successful floral designers who create exclusive wedding arrangements for the modern brides.
These super centerpieces look divine and charming, and this is because they were created especially for the contemporary brides who want something unique, detailed, exquisite and original. These couturier’s creations and arrangements are sometimes unconventional and this is because their principal muse or source of inspiration for their creations is the modern woman and her unique preferences.
The brides or couples who appreciate the designs promoted by these couturiers are called eclectic and for good reason! The refinement of the details, the boldness and eccentricity of the designs, the artistry and the innovative schemes used for their arrangements make a wonderful contrast that lead to a dramatic type of wedding that modern couples appreciate today. We recommend these stylists to all brides who want to transform their simple, standard and predictable wedding day into a more fascinating, spectacular and fashionable event that everyone will remember!
These designer orchid wedding flower arrangements that we’re showing here are breath-taking and it looks like they were created especially for destination weddings or for romantic weddings booked for outdoors venues. Fancy, utterly romantic, feminine and sensual, the lovely orchids look at their best when used in detailed and luxurious arrangements. We like the hot pink accents used for the glasses and napkins, accents that manage to create a stunning contrast with the pure crystal white orchids and green leaves of the calla lilies. These arrangements express simplicity, elegance, refinement, gracefulness and finesse – a few of the most important qualities or principles that make a wedding look remarkable and successful!
You don’t have to plan the wedding on a beach, island or coats to use the orchid centerpieces. These designer orchid wedding flower arrangements can help you recreate the luxury and natural vibe of the seaside anywhere else! You can plan the wedding in a backyard, in a park, on an open field or even in the country-side and use these orchid arrangements that will make everything get the feeling that they are on a beach! We promise to be back with more flower arrangements signed by these designers.11
When it comes to a wedding, the outfit is extremely important and you should do your best to choose it with a lot of attention and according to your preferences and to your wedding theme. If you are a very elegant and distinguish woman then you definitely need a suitable outfit. Try not to neglect the importance of your wedding dress and do your best to accessorize it with some romantic and stylish accessories. A wedding outfit must be chosen only after you are 100% sure that you know what to choose and how to adapt it according to your personality and needs. You are going to look beautiful, elegant and impressive and everybody is going to admire you the entire day. A superb bride is not only well dressed but also full of safe esteem and a lot of confidence.
When it comes to your wedding outfit there is a certain accessory which must not be neglected and which must be chosen with a lot of attention and only after you are sure that you know what to choose and how to adapt it according to your needs and preferences. That accessory is definitely the wedding bouquet which is vital for your wedding outfit and which can improve it a lot if you know which the best flowers are and the best colors for you and for your personality.
Try to choose something that represents you in order to feel relaxed, beautiful and elegant and to enjoy your wedding day properly. This is the best thing you can do and you must be extremely careful when you choose your wedding outfit. Try not to allow anybody to choose for you and do your best to maintain your originality and your high sense of fashion. There must be a certain connection between all your clothing objects and accessories and this is why you cannot afford to neglect anything.
Orchids are expensive flowers but their aspect is definitely a very special and nonconformist one. If you consider that an orchid wedding bouquet can be exactly what you need in order to improve your outfit in an elegant way then you should not neglect it and you should do your best to choose the most impressive colors and models when it comes to such a wedding bouquet. You should know that you are free to combine such a bouquet with any kind of dress because it can look simple and delicate but also sophisticated and impressive in the same time. It is the perfect bouquet for anybody who wants to shine and to look special on her wedding day. Try to discuss with your florist about this topic and ask him what he thinks about your wedding bouquet and about your outfit. Try to show him your wedding dress and the other accessories and ask him to create you the most suitable bouquet for such an occasion. Orchids are going to look superb and nonconformist.
The shape of the bouquet
If you are not sure how you want your bouquet to look like then you should search for several online models. Maybe you will find something truly attractive and interesting and you will be able to choose your wedding bouquet properly. You should know that there are several shapes that can be chosen when it comes to your wedding bouquet and if you know them well then you will be able to take a correct decision. A round wedding bouquet can be perfect for anybody and it is suitable for any wedding dress. You should know what to choose according to your needs and according to your preferences. If you need something bolder and more impressive then you should not hesitate in opting for a cascading bouquet. It is going to confer you that special elegance that you need so bad. A corsage is perfect for your wedding reception because it can help you keep your hands free and it can help you feel comfortable and stylish.
Natural wedding bouquet vs. artificial one
You should choose this aspect with a lot of attention and you should do your best not to neglect the materials of your wedding flowers. Natural orchids are more suitable and elegant and they are refined and delicate. The only disadvantage for such flowers is that they can always dry if the environmental conditions are not very good. You should know what to choose according to your wedding location and according to the season when your wedding takes place. If you do this then you are going to be able to enjoy your wedding bouquet properly and you are going to have a lot of fun. A silk wedding bouquet is going to complete your outfit in a wonderful way and it can be kept for the rest of your life. It is the best thing you can do if you want not to fail and to have a romantic and spectacular bouquet. The main advantage when it comes to silk flowers is that you can choose any color and size that you want and you can adapt them according to your needs.
When it comes to your wedding bouquet it is vital to know what to choose and how to adapt it according to your wedding theme and according to your outfit. If you know what to choose and how to combine your clothes and you accessories then you are going to look amazing and everybody is going to adore you.
Your wedding bouquet must be matched with the rest of your accessories. If you plan to opt for a colored wedding bouquet then you should also choose some colored shoes and you can even choose the same color for both of them. The final effect is going to be a very stylish one and you are going to be thrilled.
Try to opt for some similar wedding centerpieces in order to create a certain balance between all your floral arrangements. If you do this people are going to consider you a very stylish bride and you are going to be extremely loved by everybody.
While planning the details of your wedding celebration you think of the many possibilities that can preserve the fresh aspect of your floral decoration included in the ambient of your special day. Your fiancé has considered also the option of choosing the artificial flowers as alternative to the fresh ones for fear that the natural ones would loose their sparkle of life once they are delayed with the delivery. There is indeed this possibility and you will not be that happy to see that in the day of your wedding you will not benefit from the joyful and colorful aspect of these lively decorative elements.
You have finally convinced your beloved that nothing of the sort will happen as you plan to order for the FTD wedding flowers, an express florist service that are prompt with both the deliveries and the floral arrangements. The same florist service has assisted your friend’s wedding and you was more than impressed while looking at her wedding photos to see how beautiful they adorned the atmosphere of the wedding, how vividly they showed the bridal hands and the appearance of your friend dressed in her long trained wedding gown and holding a cascading flowers bouquet with red and white blooms of roses, gardenia and stephanotis.
The moment you have started to look for the floral decorations and arrangements you have thought of bearing in mind all the time the style of your wedding, the purple color scheme of your wedding celebration, needing in this regard to have the specific flowers specially chosen to compliment your bridal appearance and the aspect of your reception hall. Searching through the web pages that contain variety of purple flowers, your attention is caught by the presence of some sort of light purple orchid, a hybrid obtained by a flower grower, the orchid name being ‘Vanda coerulea’.
Being in love with the delicate displaying of the orchids, your house is filled with ceramic pots containing various types of orchids, you think of getting this sort of bloom, that specific color to decorate the bouquet designated to adorn your hands in the moment of your big entrance in the ceremony hall. Therefore you begin browsing the FTD wedding flowers sites and look for either a version of this bloom or something similar to be delivered at your doorstep in the days before your wedding celebration starts.
There are indeed plenty of wedding flowers displayed on these web pages, bouquets beautifully decorated with dendrobium orchids, or various colored mini calla lilies, in arrangements that emphasize the beauty and the elegance of these delicate blooms. Nature has delivered so many decorative flowers so complex and unique in their simple displaying that one finds it hard to decide upon the sorts of blossoms that can be used in the atmosphere of such an important event. You are somehow disappointed because you couldn’t find the orchid you long for, but since these species are so rich in their sorts you are more than definite that your researches will end up with delicate results of flowers to elegantly and uniquely decorate your hands.11