A vintage-inspired wedding is a way for you to tie traditions from the past into your wedding day. Although vintage themed weddings replicate eras in history, you can also add your own modern twist to the decor, flowers and dress to reflect the taste of you and your significant other. In this bouquet, the bright colors and greenery pop against the brides stunning vintage dress. Believe it or not, this wedding bouquet is made out of paper, allowing the bride to cherish her beautiful wedding bouquet for years to come.
The silver dollar eucalyptus has one to two inch circular leaves that resemble silver dollars. It has alluring matte gray and blue foliage, making it a great pair for whites and pastels. Its thin, bendable branches mirror that of the ivy’s, making it ideal for decorative wreaths and displays. The silver dollar eucalyptus is often used fresh, but can also be dried out and dyed to different colors.
Ah, summer weddings. Each season has its pros and cons, and of course there are myriad reasons why summer is a wonderful season to get married! Pros: The weather is beautiful (con: as long as it isn't sweltering), the days are longer, and overall everyone's mood is about 10+ happiness points above what it was around wintertime. Plus, there are sooo many beautiful flowers in blooming season which makes making floral decisions for your wedding that much easier! Summer is a season of abundance and lushness, so don't be afraid of also mixing in lots of greenery to your arrangements to mimic your natural surroundings! The more abundant, the better, in our book. And color! Sure, summer is a versatile time for flowers so you can choose lots of different color palettes—from monochromatic whites to pretty spring-y pastels—but it's also a time that everything is alive and buzzing in nature, so it's a fun time to experiment with some more vibrant options. Regardless of your style and the vibe of your wedding, we've got some floral inspiration for you!
Myrtle is one of the most popular types of greenery because of the variety of ways that it can be used. It has long stems which are lined with glossy leaves. The thick foliage that this creates looks best in floral centerpieces. It also exudes a sweet fragrance that makes it perfect for home decor. The myrtle is a representation of love and for that reason is often found in wedding arrangements as well.
Practice, practice, practice: No matter how simple your plan or how confident you might feel, plan to do at least one (preferably two) practice run. Purchase the flowers you've selected to construct one centerpiece and one bouquet and put them together. Keep track of how long it takes to prepare that one, then multiply the time by how many you'll need to make. This will give you a great idea of how much time you'll need to dedicate to the flowers when the big day arrives. You might find that you've bought more flowers than you need or that you need a fuller bow, requiring more ribbon. This is a better time to realize these things than on the wedding day.
More flowers are in bloom on the summer solstice than on any other day of the year, and summer brides can capitalize on this floral bounty with the wide range of fragrant and affordable wedding flowers available. Not only are these flowers most affordable and lush during June, July, and August, you may also expect to see some of these flowers in bloom if you have an outdoor garden wedding.
We live in a world of many, many options; and no one said that you had to go one place and one place only to get your flowers. With other aspects of your wedding, yes, you may have to be loyal to one particular supplier or vendor. But with your flowers, do what works for you and your budget. If you want to get your roses from Costco, but your greenery from the flower market, then go for it! There is no flower-buying etiquette to be followed here. Trust me: the flowers will understand.