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Purple, The Color of Royalty, Is Sure to Make You Feel Like The Queen For a Day.

Lavender, Aubergine, Orchid, Byzantine, Fuchsia, Lilac, Violet…  there are some many shades and hues of purple and each of them can evoke a different feeling.  Soft lavenders, lilacs, and wisteria are perfect for vintage themes. Royal purple and eggplant creates drama with their intense colors.  Vibrant Orchid, fuchsia, and grape give modern themes vibrancy and pizazz.

When choosing a secondary color, purples blend well with white, grey and silver.  Green is a fantastic complimentary color.  Think lavender with mint green or deep purple with forest green.  If you want a pop, look at pansies and consider yellow.

Flowers that come in purples include:

  • Roses
  • Calla Lilies
  • Larkspur
  • Lisianthus
  • Ranunculus
  • Snap Dragons
  • Fresia
  • Carnations and Bachelor Buttons
  • Stock
  • Iris
  • Alstroemeria

In this edition’s collage, we’ve pulled different styles and flowers we’ve used for recent weddings.  There are so many options and textures available.

Story boards and wedding photos from Abernethy Center and World Trade Center with purple themes

We’re Bringing in the New Year, But Definitely NOT Saying Good Bye to the Old!

This year more than ever vintage, antique, and OLD items are bigger than ever. I’m sure that florists all over are kicking themselves for getting rid of their Milk Glass bud vases and containers that were collecting dust on the shelves. I went on a little shopping trip to get some inspiration for the blog and found so many fun supplies and décor items that we can share with our customers this coming year.

  • Containers, Bottles, and Jars – Distressed painted containers are in and so cute! I love all the colors and shapes they are available in. These will be a great addition to an outdoor wedding or event for that rustic feel. Mason jars and bottles are available in jewel colors offering more choices than just the clear or blue Ball Jars.
  • Ribbons – OMG! Cotton, burlap in all colors, plaids and of course lace, there are so many choices and ways to use them. Incorporated into bouquets, centerpieces, and alter arrangements, the textures create the vintage and outdoor look.
  • Buttons – Buttons are just so cute and add that element of charm to any item.
  • Laces – This year lace is huge… dresses, invitations, cakes, favors, tablescapes, even manicures.
  • BURLAP! – Burlap will be bigger and brighter, now available in wide widths, making it possible to make tablecloths, runners, backdrops, covered pots, vases, candle holders, pillows, frames, and lamp shades. Nothing new would surprise me with this burlap trend.
  • Old Props – Don’t forget our Ceremony Doors for rent….

We are really looking forward to talking with our clients and seeing what they will be doing with all these fun and romantic ideas.

Vintage, rustic, country, and outdoor trends

Rustic wedding themes mean different things to different couples

Rustic weddings are a hot trend in the wedding industry and why not?  Whether you’re a couple that is looking for an outdoor wedding or one with a country feel; environmentally conscious or budget conscious; rustic weddings are favorites of both the bride and groom.

Wildflower center piece in mason jar with jute

 

 

 

Eye-catching centerpieces feature colorful wild flowers and greenery in a mason jar; finished with a jute bow. The arrangement sits on a wood trivet to pull together outdoor elements.

 

Rustic distressed white 6-panel door

 

 

Vintage doors with tea rose wreaths in soft pinks and whites create the perfect romantic setting.  Our doors and windows are the perfect backdrop for saying nuptials or to create a photo booth setting.

 

dahlia rose hypericum berry

 

 

 

Vibrant Dahlias and Roses make up this beautiful throw bouquet.  Small jars wrapped with burlap and lace hold small votive candles for accent lighting.

 

 

 

Special touches that say rustic include:

-          Mixing multiple types of flowers particularly old-fashioned varieties like Hydrangea, Sunflowers, Daisies, Sweet Peas, and Dahlias

-          Using old bottles, mason jars, and baskets to display arrangements

-          Accenting with seed pods and dried flora

-          Finishing each piece off with jute, burlap, lace, or twine

Wedding bouquets and bouttoneires

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