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  • Friday, September 24, 2021

    Fall Wedding Bouquet Inspiration

    Words by ProFlowers

    It’s that time of the year again. Leaves are changing color and earth tones are everywhere. This means that if you’re planning a destination wedding for fall, you need bridesmaid bouquets to match the occasion. Luckily, below we’ve outlined some of our favorite suggestions for fall wedding flower arrangements.  

    Above photo courtesy of Jodie Chapman

    The Basics of a Beautiful Bouquet

    When you’re putting together bouquets for a fall wedding, you have a lot of options to choose from. You could go for a rustic tone, an earthy feel, or go bold with some bright, burnt orange flowers. It all depends on what vibe you personally like best. 

    Without further ado, here are some flower suggestions to make sure your fall bouquets are perfect for the occasion.

    Incorporate a Rustic Theme

    If you’re having a fall wedding, a rustic theme could be the way to go. Using dark floral colors such as maroon with lighter shades of cream can make for a beautiful combination. To perfect the look, you’ll want to stick to warm tones and neutral colors.  

    Some flowers you may want to include are garden roses, air plants, and dusty millers. When done right, a rustic theme can provide a relaxed feel that also makes a statement.  

    Add Greenery to Your Bouquets

    While everyone is adding beautiful flowers to their bouquets, not as many people embrace adding other types of greenery into the mix. For example, olive branches can be a complementary addition to your flowers that brings a unique flair.  

    You may want to add olive branches to complement white roses, eucalyptus, or peonies. While alone, this flower combination could look stunning, by adding the simple touch of an olive branch, it can take your bouquet to the next level.  

    Add Berries

    To make your arrangement stand out, berries are a must. Depending on which flowers you choose for your bouquet, different berries might be appropriate. Regardless of which berry you decide to add, however, it will certainly give your bouquet a quirky but elegant look.  

    Some versatile berries we would suggest using include cranberries, grapes, and blackberries. While these berries have darker tones that complement a variety of flower combinations, don’t be afraid to be bold. If you think another berry would look good with your bouquet, try it out. It might just be that personal touch that makes your arrangement memorable.

    Whatever flowers or theme you decide to go with, just remember it’s your special day. The suggestions above are only suggestions. Feel free to mix and match flowers and add your own personal flair as you see appropriate.  

    For more seasonal wedding bouquet inspiration, the folks at ProFlowers created the mood board below.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    A Tropical Florida Wedding

    Words by Rebecca Mardikian
    Photos courtesy of Hunter Ryan Photography

    Endless sunshine, towering palm trees and pristine white beaches made The Sunshine State an ideal wedding destination for midwesterners, Ally and Joshua. 

    Yearning for a tropical wonderland, the couple opted to say their “I do’s” at The Addison, a historic venue that pairs top-of-the-line accommodations in an outdoor setting.

    “Their award-winning cuisine provided for a beautiful evening that proved to be extraordinary in every way,” Ally said. 

    Choosing a venue thousands of miles away, recruiting a wedding planner knowledgeable about the area was a must. That’s when Ally and Joshua found their perfect match in Jennifer Matteo.

    “Her knowledge, talent, and creative team provided a wedding that far exceeded in every way,’’ the bride said. 

    Leading up to the trip, the couple presented their guests with an itinerary and a helpful travel logistics page on their wedding website.

    A bright orange color palette and rustic backdrop suited the couple’s vision of starting forever in a unique tropical setting–something they say would not have been possible in their home state of Kansas. And on a dreamy day filled with romance and smiles, Ally and Joshua celebrated their love surrounded by their closest loved ones.

    For couples planning their ultimate dream destination wedding, bride Ally offers up some advice for an easy-going wedding celebration. “Create a vision for your wedding, it’s a once in a lifetime experience.’’

    Vendors: Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photography; Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning; Venue: The Addison Boca Raton; Florist: Tailored Twig; Stationery: Emily Baird; Gown Designer: True Society; Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Groomsman Suit; Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie; Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Makeovers; Cake: Earth and Sugar; Music: Celebrity Entertainment
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