A new trend in wedding floral design is the use of hearty succulents. These unique plants are low-maintenance to care for because of their ability to store water in its leaves for a prolonged period of time. As a result, a succulent floral arrangement will outlast any bouquet. This means they are a great option for brides, especially those hosting an outdoor wedding in South Dakota (because we all know how hot it can get.)
There are an endless number of varieties of succulents, but some of the most common ones include aloe, bear paw, black rose, hen and chickens, and many kinds of sedum.
Your wedding décor can also incorporate the use of succulents in a number of ways. From modern bouquets to unique boutonnieres, these unexpected stems will add a twist to any floral design. Pairing succulents with other blooms such as, billy balls, parrot tulips, or orchids will create an arrangement that will for undoubtedly surprise and impress your guests. Give your centerpieces a distinctive flair by pairing succulents with manzanita branches, pods, and protea. Whatever the combination, using succulents will add a unique, memorable element to any wedding or event.
I had to share these amazining photos that I found at the Stephanie Williams Blog.
The latest photo shoot by Kelli Hunt Photography featuring Oh My Cupcakes! and flowers by yours truly (Bella Rosa of course) is a must see!
There’s nothing like a bright, spring inspired photo shoot to make a dreary South Dakota day feel sunny and warm. When picking out the flowers for this shoot, I chose to use hydrangea, dahlias, and tulips in white and stout pink to create a clean and fresh contrast. Keep in mind, when picking flowers for arrangements, you want to have variety, with not only color, but also with the style of flower used. Hydrangeas are great for helping to fill out an arrangement without a ton of cost. Dahlias are a nice, hearty flower with tons or great details with all of the petals, making it a great pair to the tall and sleek tulip. And don’t be afraid to mix up your container; by placing fresh stems in a blue mason jar, rather than a standard vase, you are able to add color and character without breaking the bank. This style is great not only for weddings, but also baby showers, bridal showers or fun spring decor to brighten up your home.
For more pictures from this shoot make sure to head over the KHP Blog.
Nothing says spring better then a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut tulips. After cold winter months these cheerful blooms often signify that warm weather is around the corner. As the world’s third most popular flower, tulips are in great demand all over the world. Every year billions of tulips are cultivated with the majority being exported from Holland. Tulips come in a wide variety of vibrant colors such as red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, and bi-colors. Whatever the color, tulips can be utilized in a multitude of ways including, home decoration, special occasion bouquets, or wedding centerpieces. These elegant flowers are said to signify a token of a perfect lover, passion, love, declaration of love, romance, fame, charity, and dreaminess.
Often tulips can be thought as a mischievous bloom that has a life of their own. The reason tulips never seem to stay in the spot where they were arranged is because unlike other flowers, tulips keep growing after being cut. To insure the longest vase life, buy tulips that are just starting to open. Before arranging, it is important to re-cut the base of the stem at an angle. Tulips are a thirsty flower and cutting the stem at an angle will help open up the flower’s water uptake channels. As with any flower arrangement check water levels daily and change when necessary for the longest vase life. You can expect to enjoy these charming stems for three to seven days.
I had to include this great tulip picture that I found at marthastewart.com
To all of those eager brides out there, the Winter Black Tie Bridal Showcase is going to be held this Sunday, January 23rd at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. I will be providing some over-the-top flower arrangements for Envision Wedding Studio. And since I can’t tell you this year’s theme for the table, you will just have to make sure to stop by and see it for yourself. Can’t wait to see you there!