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Who Else Gets Flowers on the Wedding Day?

It’s common knowledge that members of the wedding party have floral accessories: the gentlemen traditionally sport a boutonniere, and the ladies hold a bouquet. But beyond that, have you considered the options for using wedding flowers to honor guests of honor and guests with special responsibilities?

Mother of the bride flowers (and mother of the groom flowers, too!):
Chances your mother (and grandmother, too!) have put a lot of thought into what they will wear on your wedding day – the perfect accessory for their wedding day attire would be a floral piece designed just for them! The flower options for a mother of the bride and/or groom and grandmother (as well as other ladies) are endless, but we have some favorites to share!

lily wrist corsage for mother at a wedding
Photography | Lea St. Germain

For the traditional:
Consider a wrist corsage. Here at Flou(-e)r, we design wrist corsages on either a pearl inspired or diamond inspired wristlet – two classic options that won’t take away from the beauty of the flowers and attire. If mom has a speaking portion at any point during the celebration and would be reading off a piece of paper, a pin-on corsage or one of the following options may be a better option.

For the more modern:
Modern moms love the posies we design for them! Posies are a small bouquet and are a great option for moms – they can hold them during the processional and for photos, and because of their small size, they can be left table side during toasts. You may also know posies as nosegays, another common term for the arrangement.

Mother of the Groom Nosegay Bouquet
Photography | Zev Fisher

For the fashionable:
We can design a floral piece and attach it to mom’s clutch or purse. This option requires a little advance planning – the purse must be cloth so we can secure the florals onto the bag so they don’t go anywhere during the big day!

wedding clutch with floral attached

Flowers for wedding readers and officiants:
If you have any guests that will be reading during your ceremony, consider designating them as a guest of honor with flowers. For the gentlemen, we can design a smaller version of the groomsmen boutonniere. For the ladies, a pin-on corsage is a great option.

Photography | Michael Carmen

Wedding Hair Flowers:
In addition to the above options, consider embellishing your hair with a floral statement piece. Adding flowers to your hair will call attention to the details of your wedding hair – you’ll spend a good amount of time with hair and makeup on the morning of the wedding, so you should show it off!

Photography | Dan Aguirre

And don’t forget your furry family!
We so love designing floral collars and even leashes for the canine guests at your wedding. Plus, can we say photo opportunity?! Dogs sporting wedding flowers always seem to get the attention of wedding photographers.

Dog Floral Collar
Photography | Lea Haydock

Elegant Greenery Wedding at the Willowdale Estate

Today we want to share a beautiful Willowdale Wedding we had the pleasure of designing this year. We worked with bride Kathryn and groom John to create a floral design that felt natural and authentic to venue – the beautiful Willowdale Estate.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a tall arrangement in one of our silver mercury glass vessels. Tall wedding arrangements are a great way to add some drama without taking up too much surface space – a great option for guest book table flowers – we’re still able to add some floral elegance without cramping the area for guests to leave their well wishes.

Kathryn and John injected so many personal details into their wedding day and we were thrilled to help make their vision come to life. To complement the couple’s classic wedding style, we worked with greenery and traditional white florals for a timeless, elegant wedding. Kathryn’s bouquet was created with italian ruscus, white garden and spray roses, hydrangeas and white lysimachia. In keeping with the natural theme, we kept the arrangement loose and full, in perfect proportion with Kathryn’s stunning bridal gown. John’s tuxedo was enhanced with a similarly constructed groom’s boutonniere, composed of a single white rose and loosely arranged olive greens.

Hydrangea Bridesmaid Bouquet   Greenery & White Wedding Party Flowers

For the bridesmaids, we designed a predominantly white bouquet of hydrangeas, with a hint of greenery, utilizing italian ruscus and eucalyptus. Look how stunning this wedding party is!

 

Wedding ceremony flowers carried the same color story and classic floral design: we defined the aisle with white rose petals and marked each row with alternating bunches of greenery and white hydrangeas with flowing ribbon. The flower girls carried baby’s breath pomanders and if the ceremony arch looks familiar to you, that’s by design! We used the same greenery combination and florals from the tall welcome floral piece and draped the design over Willowdale’s beautiful wooden wedding arch, creating a familiar look for guests to enjoy.

wedding fireplace candles and flowers  

One of the many reasons we love designing Willowdale weddings is because of the house – there are so many surfaces and visually interesting areas of the home for us to “dress up” with florals to create a visually stunning backdrop for cocktail hour and wedding party portraits. We especially love the wooden details and farm tables!

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Finally – the tented wedding reception was nothing short of remarkable. From place cards garnished with a sprig of olive greens, to greenery wrapped tent poles and candlelit tables, Kathryn and John’s wedding reception was simply extraordinary. We designed a combination of centerpieces – some with our crystal candelabras wrapped with italian ruscus, others were designed in mercury glass compote bowls, (footed bowls), some tall arrangements in our glass vessels and long greenery garlands for the rectangular farm tables. We also designated guests at the head table with floral arrangements tied to their chairs – a great way to dress up the head table and show extra appreciation for wedding guests of honor!

greenery wedding tent   tall green and white wedding centerpiece

We’re delighted to share that Kathryn and John’s nature-inspired wedding has been featured by Boston Weddings Magazine!

Special thank you to the amazing team of vendors that made it all happen:

Photography | Zev Fisher Photography
Floral Design | Flouer Specialty Events
Venue + Planning | Willowdale Estate
Entertainment | Young Love & The Thrills
Bridal Attire | Anne Barge, Musette Bridal
Ceremony Music | Riverview Chamber Players
Hair & Makeup | Makeup by Marlo
Invitations | Paper Source
Menswear | The Black Tux
Signage | Lovelier Words Calligraphy
Videography | JPod Films

greenery wrapped tent poles   candelabra centerpiece   compote bowl centerpiece

Let’s Do the Time Warp!

It may be fall, but it seems appropriate to “do the time warp” on this Halloween and share with you some tropical work from the summer.

Kelly and Michaels’ New England Aquarium wedding took place during a beautiful spring day in Boston. The sun was shining and complemented the colorful vision this couple had for their tropical wedding flowers, we were so excited to design a tropical wedding! Fabulous images, as always, taken by Dan Aguirre.

Our team loves working with blooms that we don’t see on a regular basis, so naturally we were excited for tropical requests – and it was such an honor to be invited to design for the Party Rental LTD Open House at their Boston showroom – the theme was perfect – pink, and tropical.

For this event, we wanted to create statement pieces that would draw attention in a crowded room, as well as some low pieces for the tables to allow for conversation, which is really important when designing networking event flowers. We also wanted to stay on brand, Party Rental LTD has a great brand, complete with a signature “Pink Hippo” – so choosing a color palette was easy. Photos by Mark Scardilli.

Get the Wow Factor with these Wedding Flower Arrangements

When it comes to wedding flowers, there is the basic list of personal florals you’ll need: bridal bouquet, florals for mothers and grandmothers, boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, and of course, the bridesmaid’s bouquets.

But if you want to make a statement (and an impact) at your wedding, don’t forget to add flowers to these areas as well – not only are these places that are sure to catch your guests’ eyes, but they are also favorite focal areas for the photographers – you’ll want these spaces dressed up in florals to make that wedding wow factor.

Boston Wedding Flowers - Wedding Cake Flowers
Leah Haydock Photography

Wedding Cake Flowers
There’s nothing more elegant than a wedding cake drenched in delicate blooms. Many couples are opting to skip the traditional cake topper and instead select fresh flowers to adorn their cake. If you’d prefer to keep the traditional cake topper, you can have the best of both worlds and still incorporate flowers in the display! Consider flower petals and candles along the table, or center your cake stand in a floral wreath so the cake appears to be floating on a bed of flowers.

Bénédicte Verley

Wedding Escort Card Table Flowers
One area your guests are sure to see is the escort card table. Whether guests will be taking their escort card from the table, or if you’ll be doing a larger display with all guest names and seating assignments, you’ll want to dress the area up and flowers are the perfect way to do it! From floral walls to elegant arrangements, we can create a dramatic statement piece to serve as the backdrop for your escort card table.

Metzger Studios

Ceremony Aisle
Don’t leave all the work to your flower girl! Adorn the aisle with fresh flower petals or flank the sides with columns with floral arrangements set atop. Or for a more dramatic look, consider a scrolling pattern of flower petals down the aisle.  While we’re talking about the ceremony aisle, don’t forget to add statement pieces at both ends of the aisle. Statement arrangements at the start of the aisle make for great photographs of the bride and wedding party as they walk down the aisle. Don’t forget flowers to serve as a backdrop while you and your partner exchange vows: whether it’s a flower wall, arrangements on columns, or an arch or chuppah, we can design the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

Emily Leis Photography

Hair Flowers
Move over, tiaras! It’s time for natural hair flowers to make their appearance at weddings. Whether it’s for the bride, the ladies in the wedding party, or maybe even mom/grandmother, hair flowers are a great way to add an unexpected, yet elegant, touch to your wedding day.

Guest Book Table Flowers
Don’t let your guest book table look like an afterthought – a bare table with a guest book looks like it is begging for added décor. Consider adding florals and candle light for a soft, romantic area for guests to leave messages for you.

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By Popular Demand: Blue Wedding Flowers

One popular request we get from clients when we meet at an initial consultation is for blue wedding flowers. Blue is a popular wedding color selection and so it makes sense couples will want to work their wedding color into the floral design of their day.

Here are some ideas for blue wedding flowers:

Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangeas grow locally in Spring and Summer and are large blooms that are popular options for couples who are planning a nautical or beachside wedding, as hydrangeas are commonly grown along coastal properties. Hydrangeas are a popular option for both centerpieces and bouquets.  Even though hydrangeas are local in the Spring and Summer they can be sourced year round from other parts of the world.

Delphinium

Delphinium is a vertical bloom, so it is tall stems full of delicate, star-shaped blooms. It is a great option for couples who want florals that complement a garden style and are available in both light and darker shades of blue.

Berries

Berries are a great way to incorporate locally sourced, blue color into your wedding bouquet. Viburnum berries and elderberries are popular blue options. We think berries make a great, unexpected accent piece for your wedding flower arrangements. If you’re working with a deeper blue, such as a navy-blue wedding color, berries are a great option to match your colors.

Irises

Blue irises are believed to symbolize hope and faith, so naturally, they are an excellent option for your wedding flowers. Irises have delicate petals that open fully to display a bright yellow color in the center.

Blue Thistle

Blue thistle is an accent flower that will add some “funk” to your wedding flowers – it is a spiky, snowflake shaped flower that is available in a light to dark blue hue. Blue thistle is not a classic, but it is a fun accent flower to consider for your blue wedding bouquet.

 

We encourage you not to limit yourself when it comes to dreaming up your wedding flowers – there are many other ways to incorporate your color into your wedding flowers other than limiting yourself to specific colored blooms. Some examples include wrapping your stems in a blue ribbon, fastening the fabric using blue pins, or adding blue accent gems to your bouquets (or even on your hair combs if you are adding florals to your hair).

All White Peony Wedding Bouquet

Peonies Wedding Bouquets

Let’s talk peony wedding bouquets! Peonies are popular wedding flowers and are in season now for only a short time frame from late spring to early summer, and we love working with them whenever we can. Peony wedding flowers are a classic wedding flower option, available in a variety of colors, and for those who appreciate tradition and history, peonies symbolize good fortune and a happy marriage.

Bright Pink Peony Wedding Bouquet
Alison Taylor Photography

Peonies: Classic Wedding Flowers
Peonies are a popular choice for weddings because of their versatility. They’re gorgeous in a bouquet all on their own, but they also work as great accent blooms in combination with other buds. Because of their versatility, both in use and color, they have become quite popular among couples. They lend to a classic or romantic style because of how lush and delicate they appear to be – however, don’t be fooled: peonies will last well through the evening and even through brunch the next morning!

All White Peony Wedding Bouquet
Heather Chick Photography

Peony Colors for your Wedding Bouquet:
Peonies are available in a wide range of colors: from classic white, to blushes and pastels, even bright colors! These large blooms are a great way to incorporate either a touch of color with a pastel or a bold pop. They are great in both bouquets or centerpieces.

Peony Wedding Place Setting
Dan Aguirre

Are you in love with the look of peonies, but are planning a wedding outside of peony season, don’t fret! We can still help you build the perfect floral plan for your wedding. There is a variety of wedding flowers that look similar to peonies and are available outside of peony season.

We Have A New Look

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We are proud to announce that our new website has been launched with a fresh new look, easier navigation and a crisp clean logo. We thought you might be wondering what prompted this rebranding of Flou(-e)r so here is a little background as to why we went through this big change.

flou-er_e-icon_400x400Why was it time to invest in the design of a new look for flou(-e)r? 

After designing for our clients over the past 9 years, we noticed during the last couple of years our clients were tending to go in a more luxurious direction not only in their design & floral selections, but also in the type of venue they selected. Our previous “look” did not truly represent the work we were doing which was now much more refined and sophisticated. We decided to do undergo a complete rebranding with a design direction that we deemed as crisp, clean & modern but still quite elegant.

flou-er_e-icon_400x400What were the goals in going through the rebranding process?

Our ultimate goal in rebranding was to create a better representation of our image and be a better reflection of our current client base with the ultimate goal of reaching those potential clients that have not yet had an opportunity to experience a flou(-e)r event.

flou-er_e-icon_400x400What is this new direction the company is going in?

Flou(-e)r’s approach to events has changed. We have been honored to be selected to create floral designs for our client’s special event, whether it be a wedding, social celebration, corporate experience or non-profit fundraising gala, but we now offer so much more to the planning experience. We play an integral role in all stages of the planning process from event design & decor to linen, chair and tableware selections to ensure that your event is seamless from beginning to end. We work with some of the best in the industry and look to create a team that will ensure that you host a spectacular event.

flou-er_e-icon_400x400What was most important to you in designing your new site?

When looking at the redesign of our website, we stepped back and thought, “What gets us charged up and excited when we look at a website? What makes us want to click through a site? What makes us want to leave a site quickly?” The answer to those questions are; a clean & concise look, easy to read and maneuver through and beautiful images that tell a story. Images that capture your imagination and have you wanting more…whether that be a bride’s smile, a flower wall, or a peacock designed out of flowers, there is a story behind each one. If we could create all of the above and also be able to showcase the fact that we have the ability to think “outside the box” in order to exceed our client’s expectations, we would then have achieved our goals of this redesign.

Though we were confident in the direction we wanted to go, we knew from the very beginning that this task of rebranding was not something we could take on ourselves without someone to help us manage the project.  After interviewing several branding companies, we knew the moment we meet with Jennifer Iovino from JMI Branding Forward we found our perfect fit. Without her and her team’s help we would have never been able to portray who we are in the light that our new brand represents. We are forever grateful Jennifer, Thank you!!

 We hope that you will find our new site to be much easier to use and the overall experience of visiting the site is much more enjoyable. We love our new redesign and hope you do to.