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
Brides who are planning their wedding on a beautiful spring season day are definitely the luckiest ones of all! And this is because the spring season is the best time of the year that can provide us with so many diverse and unique types of fresh natural flowers, one more beautiful and attractive than the other.
The wide range of choices in this filed is generous with every single type of bride and her own preferences or tastes in matters of flower arrangements, colors, shapes and perfumes. Well, this is another advantage that a spring time wedding offers to a bride, and that is the magical fresh smell of spring flowers and herbals. Almost all types of flowers available in this season are gifted with a stunning divine fragrance. What more can a bride wish for her wedding day than a colored, aromatic frilly and playful seasonal wedding flower bouquet and décor theme? In the following lines we are going to discuss about spring narcissus wedding flowers and hopefully the images that we attached to this article will be somehow helpful or at least inspiring for you.
We adore narcissus type of flower and we find it among the most suitable, romantic, enchanting and charming flowers to be used on a lovely wedding day in spring. In this same season you can also look for lilacs, lilies of the valley, cherry blossoms, Billy Balls, sweet peas, anemones, freesias or orchids, which can also look sublime when used in the correct colors, shapes and doses. In case you’re not satisfied with the way a simple narcissus flower arrangement looks like, you can always incorporate few additional stems of any type of flower listed above. However, we think that narcissuses look at their best when they are used alone in bridal bouquets and centerpieces, or when they are combined with sweet peas, marigolds, Billy Balls, irises or hyacinths in simple, loose and natural touch arrangements.
Nevertheless, it’s your wedding after all, and you are free to use these pretty flowers just the way you want. No one should stop you from obtaining the look and the wedding of your dreams! These are only suggestions that we thought you might like to read about and in the end see for yourself whether they are worth taken into account or not. Narcissuses are great because they can be found in a stunning impressive and cheerful yellow shade which can help the bride who is planning the wedding in the nature to obtain a more inviting, warm and casual vibrant atmosphere. Besides this, a yellow spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet can also bring more luminosity, brightness, happiness and glitter to the bride’s face. You can also find narcissuses in white blooms beautified with yellow or orange centers.
In case you are planning a white and yellow themed wedding you should definitely go with a bicolor type of spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet using these two marvelous nuances. The final effect is going to be simply remarkable, romantic and original. Browse for more pictures of spring narcissus wedding flower arrangement pictures and articles on our website.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
Every bride needs to consider certain aspect when choosing her bouquet, like the way it complements her figure, her dress, her hairstyle and her natural beauty. One must also consider her favorite flowers, the colors chosen for the wedding theme or the bridal jewelry worn on the big day. Of course, no one can impose a certain style for your big day, but it’s important to choose decorative elements that match one another. For example, if you are not tall, but you do have a beautiful cleavage that needs to stand out, medium to small wedding bouquets are recommended.
What brides prefer
Wedding florists have lots of demands for peonies, roses and orchids. Peonies are summer flowers with a strong perfume and they are available in shades of white, pink and purple. The flower itself has a royal fling to it, but also a vintage aura that inspires romance. Brides are absolutely in love with these flowers. Roses are the uncontested symbol of romance. Even more, their price is accessible and they come in almost every color. Orchids are mysterious flowers, chosen for their exotic appearance.
If you’re getting married in the fall, you need to choose flowers that are in tone with mother-nature: flowers in several shades of gold, burgundy, copper and mixtures of green and brown. Rustic is the keyword for an autumn wedding, so you shouldn’t be afraid of choosing specific elements such as tree bark, autumn leaves, small dry chili peppers (either red or green), grapes, etc. The best flowers for an autumn wedding are cymbidium, chrysanthemum, dahlias, sun flowers, etc.
Some brides tend to opt for exaggerated combinations of flowers that don’t really fit together. This is why the best florists are the ones the first inquire about your favorite flowers, the textures that draw their attentions, their personality and the couple’s personality and so on.
The most common mistakes in choosing the flowers for your wedding bouquet are:
Opting for pale shades or for mixtures with colors that don’t match.
Avoiding certain flowers because of superstitions.
Leaving flowers as a last minute purchase.
Believing that all bouquets that include different variations of flowers are too expensive.
Brides need to understand that when they choose a full wedding package (from flowers to candles) from a single florist, the cost will drop quite heavily and the service included can easily be controlled.
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
Let’s face it: when we say 50 years we think of a half of a century, it is a long period of time when lots of things can change, especially nowadays when we live in a constant discovery of new things that turn a yesterday belief into ashes. What was thought yesterday to last for a life time can change in a matter of seconds for tomorrow to bring a new beginning, a new way to look at things, and as such new perspectives. If we put it in this way we can consider a life time spent in a marriage across all these 50 years, than it really deserves to be celebrated. People use to call this celebration the “golden wedding” and it makes a real difference to be able to attend such a celebration and see that love and respect and commitment a couple has promised 50 years ago are still standing.
And to pay your own consideration to their long lasting love you have to think of a gift which carries the symbol of your appreciation and what can be the best gift to offer if not the flowers? Offering flowers can never go wrong especially with a couple that has reached the age of total accomplishments, be they material or spiritual. Flowers are all the time welcomed as a gift, they nourish your soul and they ennoble the space you live in turning every day into a celebration of life bringing the immensity of the nature’s beauty in the limits of the small dimensions of your existence.
Since this wedding anniversary is called the golden one, then the best choice of flowers is the golden flower which we may call it in our context the golden wedding flower. The most favored flowers that have never failed and never will are the yellow roses. Roses in their meaning are known to be the most chameleonic flowers since their symbol gets changed with every color they present. The yellow roses have even gained the name of “roses golden wedding” as they are known to be presented to the couples who celebrate their 50 years of marriage. The meaning is of friendship, delight, gladness, joy, “I care”, tenderness, features that a couple married for so long has definitely experienced and still is at their wedding anniversary.
Other special flowers that worth mentioning as golden wedding flowers are camellias golden anniversary. The flower through its own way of living expresses everlasting union since the calyx of the camellia holds as long as the petals are lasting, when the petals go down so does the calyx, Chinese seeing this as a representation of the spirit of a lady (the petal) that has entrusted the man (calyx) as her protector.
Along with these flowers there are some others that make the object of a nice way to wish the couple all your best thoughts, delicate flowers such as violets, a nice bouquet with assorted fresh flowers as a symbol of love that is kept fresh in a marriage, because without the fresh scent of love a marriage couldn’t last for so long.11
Ladies, we have Brenda from Merry Me Bouquets today with us. She’s here to talk about why brooch bouquets are slowly becoming the favorites of brides all over the world.
Q: We’re here today with Brenda, a florist that creates some of the most amazing wedding bouquets you’ll ever see. Brenda, tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
A: Thank You! That’s very flattering.
I am very passionate about weddings and flowers. I also have s soft spot for brides.
I am constantly working because it’s what I enjoy doing with my time. My family is very supportive and understanding about the amount of time I spend building my business.
Q: How did you start working in the wedding industry and why a florist?
A: I started when I began making bouquets for my own wedding. I found myself in a very happy place while creating bouquets and especially while making brooch bouquets.
Q: What do you feel that sets you apart from your competition? What do you have to offer brides?
A: I believe I am set apart by my style and technique and my ability to make a brides vision for her bouquet come to life.
I won’t give away my secret but I take extra steps when building brooch bouquets that make them even more securely put together.
I have been told by my clients that my work stands out from the others and they chose me because of the unique pairings and the fact that my bouquets do look different.
Q: What is your biggest business challenge?
A: Managing my supplies! I have many drawers and compartmentalized cases with so many little pieces of jewelry and a 6 foot long table covered in vases full of flowers. I have a bin and several boxes overflowing with ribbon. It’s a lot to manage but I usually know where everything is so that I can work quickly.
Q: I’m sure brides would love to know what the 2015 trends are as far as wedding flowers are concerned. Don’t spare any details.
A: I am getting a lot of requests for lilies and Picasso lilies. I am also getting a lot of requests for Tiffany Blue with Coral accents . That’s a popular color combination from what I am seeing.
Q: What is your best selling product and why?
A: My custom made brooch bouquets. I think it’s because every bride wants something that is different and only theirs. My bouquets are very carefully made and I use different techniques that make mine different from others.
Q: From your experience, have you found that brides make mistakes when choosing their bouquets and florists?
A: not in my experience. Sometimes brides just need a little help deciding on what they want in the first place. Very bride I’ve worked with has been thrilled with their choice of bouquet, as far as I am told.
Q: If you come across a bride that wants to order her wedding flowers, but is not sure where to start, what would you recommend?
A: I recommend searching Pinterest and wedding websites to look at pictures and get ideas. If they have no idea what they want, I generally start with the bridesmaid dress color and show them options or what would look nice with her choice of dresses. I also have them look through my catalog of bouquets on Etsy. They will usually find something they like there and we just make color or flower changes to bring it together.
Q: If you could change one thing in the current bride mentality, what would it be?
A: I would change the amount stress that brides put on themselves while wedding planning. I do everything I can to make this portion of their wedding planning fun and stress free.
Q: Any last piece of advice for future brides?
A: Try not to be overwhelmed by the planning. Enjoy it and make memories along the way.
Ladies, we have something juicy to teach you today! Gabriela, handmade jeweler, was kind enough to share one of her tutorials on how to make your own wedding brooch bouquet. We’d love it if you shared this article, I really thing Gabriela deserves a round of applause for her talent. Here we go!
Have you decided what kind of flowers to choose for your wedding bouquet? Are you having a vintage wedding? Then what about a brooch bouquet?
I would like to share with you an easy way, how to make your very own brooch bouquet.
What you will need:
Polystyrene ball, you can find it in any craft shop
handle, you can use a cling film roll after it has finished(we all have it in our kitchen)
lace ribbon or fabric flowers (or both)
a piece of chiffon, bid enough to cover our polystyrene ball with a little extra to be able to fix it to it
silk ribbon, to cover the handle
You can make your own lace flowers. I am using them because not just they look beautiful, but it’s easy to pin them to the ball.
Here is how you make them:
You need to cut off 10x the width of your lace ribbon for each piece of flower. In same size stitches work through one side of the textile, then tie the two ends to each other. Use big enough stitches, as this will give a lovely depth to your flower. It will look something like a picture shown below. You can use different width of ribbon, to make different size of flowers.
Let’s go to make the actual bouquet:
I am using a 15cm diameter ball, you can buy a bigger or smaller one, it’s up to you.
First you will need to fix the handle to the ball. The polystyrene is soft enough, so you can push it in without a problem. Make sure that you push it in straight also glue it to the ball for a better hold. You can shorten the handle, if you find it too long.
Use your chiffon square to cover the ball, make sure there is enough to fix it to the handle with a thin ribbon. Then start to pin your lace flowers to it starting from the very top. If you are using a ready-made flower then glue it to the chiffon.
Cover the whole piece with flowers. Arrange them as you wish.
Cover the end of the handle with a piece of ribbon or lace. Don’t worry if it isn’t even, you won’t see it at the end.
Now you can start to cover the whole handle with a silk ribbon, covering the piece of chiffon that is over, then covering each layer of ribbon partially with a next one. You only need to glue it to the handle at the beginning and at the end.
TIP: If you are using only ready-made flowers, make sure that you fix the chiffon to the ball with the hair pins on few places for a better hold.
If you know how to make a crochet flower, you can use (make) them. You will be able to pin it to the ball easily just like in a case of a lace flower.
Now you can pin the brooches to the flower. You can adorn the handle with a different color ribbon, beads ribbon…
Here is my version of it, as you can see I made a neutral bouquet, you can choose any color ribbon, flower to work with:
Enjoy! Hope you are having a great creative time with it!
When we say silk flowers we instantly let ourselves carried away back to the times when our grandparents had their wedding ceremony. Actually the first use of these silk flowers has been dating since approximately the 27th century BC, when Chinese people manufactured silk clothes as well as silk floral imitations. As the same time as Marco Polo explored the world he brought to the Italians the art craft of making artificial flowers.
Starting with the 14th century French began to develop this art craft too and pretty soon it was already spread in England and from there carried by the emigrants into the New continent. In the 20s, US companies began to supply silk wedding flowers to tailors and room decorators. By the 70s, silk made flowers were already the products of many factories from Thailand due to the lower price production costs. They were imported by the US and appeared on the markets in an abundance of colors, design and variety of blossoms.
In our days, mainly China and Thailand are the countries to export large amounts of silk flowers production as a lot of modern techniques developed in order to produce real-like silk flowers for all kind of events. So accurate their look is that they are always mistaken for the real ones.
In wedding ceremonies silk flowers are to be preferred for floral arrangements the florists offering a vast range of possibilities to combine colors and designs in an unfolding of creativity and imagination.
A variety of flowers to begin with is available on the market in where mixtures of tulips, roses, callas, lilacs, petals of different type of flowers used in spreading on wedding couple’s treading paths lead to the same effect or even better that natural floral decorations display.
Silk wedding flowers arrangements challenge every florist imagination in trying to obtain a pleasing, refined and unified effect in respect to wedding couple’s personality and desire. A variety of ideas is given starting from spreading flower petals throughout the reception hall, on the tables to putting tiny colorful flowers with stem and leafs into small glass containers to decorate the empty spaces on the corners of the reception room…
Monochromatic floral display can be also classy and interesting in silk wedding flowers arrangements using a mixture of different shapes and sizes to delight the eye. The beauty of all this consists in that that the silk made flowers are easy to remodel in case they do not fit in the size pattern or the desired setting.11
Decorating the space of your life is part of how we see the idea of a piece of beauty into our existence, and flowers, be they natural or artificial, make the object of the notion of beauty. We use flowers to decorate our rooms, to be part of our garden, to decorate our various occasions that take place in our life, all in one flowers are part of our life in a way that nothing else could offer to our senses and need for charm.
That is why we say that flowers are unique, because through their way of giving themselves to us they make us feel surrounded by a piece of nature, refreshing our senses and letting us enjoy their own beauty.
Flowers are also part of decorating the weddings, together with their presence they bring special meaning to the couple and to their big event. Due to this fact, wedding couples try to find unique wedding flowers in that they have to render the feelings couples have toward their wedding celebration and toward what it stands for. Every wedding flower can be unique in its own way, since it carries the symbol that the couple has chosen to represent their personality and belief.
What can be unique, I mean more unique than what has been mentioned before, is the arrangement that the flowers could have while being used as bridal bouquets, as table centerpieces, as boutonnière decoration, bridesmaids bouquets, or elements to decorate different pieces belonging to the wedding space, such as candles, corners of the reception hall etc.
For instance to use other flowers than roses in the bridal bouquets is an aspect that requires knowledge about the meanings, in case they are different than the ones that are carried by the roses. Let’s take orange blossoms, which they say that they have been included in the bridal bouquet for centuries. Orange blossoms have a different meaning than the one that roses have, they carry in their trait the significance of abundance and this feature was passed along to the one who was holding the flower. Not too many people are aware of these kind of things, but as long as the decoration looks nice and special, one can use it even if it is known only by few present at the wedding event.
Using garlands with twisted satin ribbons as the center of each wedding table is another interesting thing to turn your floral arrangements into unique wedding flowers. And if you set a candle in the middle of the garland it can make it look even more special considering that the flicker of the candle brings a kind of mystery to the whole atmosphere. Present your guests with floral corsages or boutonnières is that kind of attention that you pay to your invitees making them feel important for the biggest day of your life. Is like inviting them to be part of your happiness and sharing this to them you lay a piece of happiness into their heart as well, and this has always been the most appreciated gift one can ever get!11
We do agree that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your floral decorations and you bridal bouquet. However, flowers are flowers, and chances are that at least one other bride in this world has had the exact same ones as you did. What if I told you there’s a new trend out there that provides not only unique wedding flowers, but also a chance to be eco-friendly. You do want to be eco-friendly, don’t you?
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Flowers as part of the nature offer us the sight of everything that can be beautiful in relation to the nature. There are other elements contained in the nature, and they also make the object of beauty, but unfortunately some of them we can not take home with us, and we are left with the only option to take their picture as a reminder of the element that enchanted our soul at a certain moment. But with flowers, is a different story, you can pick them up, you can grow them in your garden, you can even manufacture silk flowers in a way that can confer the same freshness and delicacy that a real flower does.
When the wedding day is already set and you start planning for the details that compose a wedding ceremony, you include also the flowers element and begin thinking of a best way to obtain the most beautiful wedding flowers to turn your wedding ceremony into a celebration of beauty and color. In the present times, so many flower types have emerged on the market that many would agree with the fact that generally the ones that are more expensive are also the most beautiful. Well, if we think again, we can say that the price is normally set according to the way that flower was cultivated or if it was imported from lands that make it far to be reached at. In this respect not all the expensive flowers can make the object of your most beautiful wedding flowers, since lot of couples are seeking to use flowers that through their meanings and colors confer significance to the moment.
Another aspect that contributes to setting the price for flowers is the manner in which they are presented to the potential customers; details that enrich the arrangements, be they represented by bridal bouquet, boutonnière flowers, corsage, bridesmaids bouquets or table centerpieces, can also reflect the price for flowers. There are lots of accessories to be used while decorating a bridal bouquet such as satin or tulle ribbons, colored rings, green leaves all adding a plus of delicacy and specialty to the wedding floral decoration.
Therefore we can not say what are the most beautiful flowers, since all of them are beautiful, charming, filled of shiny colors that do their best in decorating not only your wedding day, but also the rest of your days. If we consider the most popular flowers that are used in wedding events, this aspect can render the flowers the status of being the most beautiful; they have to be the most beautiful otherwise brides wouldn’t choose them to take part in the most important day of their life.
In this respect we find the beloved rose with its complex meanings reflected by its colors, too, calla lilies, Stephanotis, Hydrangeas, daisies, orchids, peonis, hyacinths, tulips and we have to apologize to all the other existing flowers for not mentioning them at all, but everybody has to be aware of the fact that when we say flower we say beauty and there is nothing out there in the world to chase their beauty away.11
It doesn’t matter if your wedding is in summer or in winter; you still want to have a beautiful bridal bouquet that will match your wedding dress, the theme and style of the ceremony. Bridal bouquets are an important part of the bridal wedding outfit as their role is to enhance the beauty and elegance of the wedding dress.
If you are having a winter wedding, choosing the right bridal bouquet that will suit your desires can be a difficult task as many flowers are out of season. Fortunately most florists know of this difficulty and have always a stock of all flowers or if the flowers you want for your bridal bouquet aren’t available, they can always advise you and help you find other beautiful flowers that will match your wishes.
Winter Wedding Bouquet from flower-arrangement-advisor.com
When it comes to winter bridal bouquets there are actually no color restriction. You can choose whatever color you want, but at the same time it is a good idea to have some winter accents (like pine cones, holly leaves, baby’s breath, berries and others) on your bridal bouquets. The trend colors for winter bridal bouquets are deep green, red, mauve, aubergine with accents of bright winter white and a touch of pink, blue, gold or silver. When choosing the color of your winter bridal bouquet take into consideration other elements of decoration (like table linens, centerpieces or even the cake) or the wedding theme and style.
Thanks to the year round availability of many hybrid flowers, you do not have to limit yourself to only a few flowers. Almost every flower you like and love can be found nowadays also in winter. For your winter bridal bouquet you can use some of the following winter flowers: freesias, lilies, poinsettias, hydrangeas or even roses. Beautiful winter bridal bouquet can be made also out of snowdrops, orchids and magnolias.
Winter Wedding Bouquet from marthastewartweddings.com
Add to these flowers springs of Christmas Fir and Mistletoe and other winter accessories and you will get a beautiful and romantic winter bridal bouquet. The size and shape of your winter bridal bouquet depends on the style of the wedding and on your body size. For a more formal look, choose a cascade bridal bouquet while for a more casual look go for a hand – tight bouquet.
A beautiful romantic bridal bouquet that just screams out winter should be made out of deep red, perfectly wide open velvety amaryllis blossoms and Hypericum berries. This winter wedding bouquet will make a great contrast to your white or ivory wedding dress and to the snowy landscape. It will surely stand out of the ordinary and will be a high light. A hand – held wreath made of blue-gray juniper boughs and deep green arborvitae on which delicate and graceful snowdrops are tied, could be beautiful and outstanding winter bridal bouquet. The dramatic shape of the bouquet determined by the branches combined with the cascading tiny and beautiful blossoms would make your winter bridal bouquet be one of a kind and memorable.11
Whoever said summer is the most romantic season to get married, has obviously never seen pictures from a winter wedding. You’d think that people are uncomfortable attending a marriage planned in the cold season, but the ladies look stunning in a beautiful long gown and a fur coat.
Here are some thoughts on your winter wedding bouquet:
1. Since we call it the white season, why not go for a white wedding bouquet? Something like a combination of white roses, white tulips and maybe some silver pine cones?
The wedding day was almost there. We had it planned till the smallest detail, but the flower element we have left it aside on purpose. Partly because we have decided to have them in their fresh shape, and partly because a friend of mine dealing with a florist business was out of town. Of course, there were other options we could have taken into account, since there are so many vendors in this department, all willing to help and advice on your wedding floral decorations. But I took my chances in asking my friend to do flowers for wedding, because I feel quite at my ease in her presence, and besides there is this long friendship that ties us in a way that makes us open ourselves to each other.
Frankly, it comforted me the most the thought of sharing my ideas to a good friend of mine, especially that she for some time into the florist business. And anyway, since this detail is better to be fixed closer to the wedding day we couldn’t say that we were in such a hurry. So we waited till her arrival, five days prior to our wedding day and I approached her in this matter. I was surprised to see how many new things were there to know about the flowers meant for a wedding ceremony. My friend was well informed on this subject, since she had experience in assisting many weddings in this problem, so I let myself confidently into her hands.
She knew that I was a fan for roses and together we tried different approaches of these flowers regarding my bridal bouquet, the table decoration and the room decoration as well. As my wedding didn’t have a specific theme, due to the small budget available, it was simpler to find variations both for the roses’ color and their arrangements. She told me that for my classic wedding my choice for roses was the best because they symbolized innocence, love and passion, all these symbols being related, of course to the color. She has shown me some photos of her best floral arrangements and told me that if I had other ideas she was more than glad to listen to them.
The photos I have seen contained not merely roses, but combination of roses with other flowers or plants that took the ubiquitous aspect of roses out of the ordinary. After deciding on the combination of flowers she told me that I should better have a bouquet that complement the design of my wedding dress and we browsed again the photos that referred to the style of the bouquet and the length of it. The one we agreed upon was a small, stunning one that had a fresh and brilliant aspect. It was perfect for the moment when I was supposed to walk along the aisle.
Next step was the floral decorations meant to ornate the wedding reception table. We agreed on a combination of white and yellow roses and the style she chose fit exactly the width and the length of the table. I was very satisfied with her service and considering that all her assistance was also her gift for my wedding day, it turned out to be even better!11