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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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 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.
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 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).
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Why 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.
What 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.
What 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.
What 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.