When planning your wedding day, do you have a theme already set? Do you have a vision in your mind that pre-sets colors, textures, a specific set of items that you'd like to use? Glass, brass, metal or wood effects? Vintage or traditional? Modern contemporary or rustic chic?
At Keepsakes, we believe that every wedding is as unique as the bride and groom tying the knot and whether you're getting married on a sailboat or in the heart of the historic district in Charleston, we should help you create the look that defines your personalities. Using props and containers from your floral designer or purchasing them yourself and re-using throughout your home afterwards is a personal choice.
Not only the containers and embellishments throughout the wedding make an impact on your decor and bouquets. Using different textures in your florals, allow your bouquets and centerpieces to stand out and as shown here, make even the tiniest succulents 'pop' to make a bold statement in even the most delicate of bouquets.
Mixing soft florals with wood or feathers is another way of making statements. You can use almost anything your imagination can conjure up. Just let your florist know your ideas and let them create the magic.
Don't be afraid of using color! Bright bold colorful flowers can be the icing on the cake in a wedding. Any celebration deserves to be memorable and color will stand out in photos and the memories of all that behold that day.
Last but not least, make sure everyone in your bridal party (in particular, family members) get included in a special way on the day itself. So often, mothers are already a little emotional that their sons/daughters are getting married. Presenting a corsage or floral nosegay right before the ceremony is wonderful. But how much more sentimental is it when you have a special floral piece with a note delivered to their door on the morning of the wedding? Some brides also include handkerchiefs for their mothers and fathers. This allows the love and emotional feelings of the celebration to come out in private and sets the tone for the day ahead. There is nothing like a surprise on the morning of the wedding...for ALL!
Most importantly, make your day special to you as a couple. Some additional tips:
"Karen was able to pull my vision together and add many more components that I never thought about to my bridesmaid bouquets, mother's wrist corsages and even all the guy's boutonnieres. It was amazing how well everything tied in together with the raffia and shells. It exceeded my expectations and I cried when I saw everything delivered on my wedding day." ~ Sarah Deerhurst Angle (Bride)
Yes, spring is officially here and along with it, comes all the pollen in the air and the abundance of 'yellow or green' dust coverings on everything exposed to the outdoor elements. Cars, sidewalks, decks, etc. are covered with pollen given off by the beautiful little buds of the Pine Tree shown above. Out of all the pollens, this is one of the strongest, mainly because you can see it....everywhere.
It's all a part of nature folks! The dormant winter leaves slowly and brings with it the awakening and new birth of life that can be seen through nature around us.
Bradford Pear Trees are one of next to bloom especially in the south. The beautifully shaped trees are adorned by delicate white flowers that gives everyone the hint that spring has really arrived.
Across the northeast, we'll soon to seeing streets lined with the gorgeous cherry blossoms, a favorite photo opportunity for all that visit our nation's capital in the springtime. Cherry blossoms are probably one of our favorites as they are used widely in weddings and christenings in the spring.
And who could resist the gorgeous and colorful forsythia blooms? So short lived and such vibrant colors.
I know some of us must face the allergy season with signs of runny and stuffed noses, itchy eyes and tickling throats. All the blooms will soon be gone and replaced by lush green leaves and we'll soon be sweltering in blazing hot temperatures. So let's try to let Claritin or Zyrtec do it's job so we can enjoy this bountiful color while we can. It's Mother Natures gift to us and it only comes once a year.
Happy Spring Everyone!
According to "How Stuff Works" TLC's online reference column, the latest and hottest 10 wedding floral trends this year ranges from feathers and furs to fruity arrangements and bejeweled accents.
We love TLC for 'getting it right' because everything in this article is 'spot on'.
Check out their link for the TOP 10 Wedding Floral Trends of the year.
Citrus is hot for summer weddings!
Enjoy the interplay of flowers and fruits in an eye-catching centerpiece.