We started the 2014 wedding season off with a bang! Liz and Lance’s wedding was a classic glam wedding that sparkled from ceremony to reception. The lush ivory flowers were combined with accents of Tiffany blue and crystals. To bring the romantic theme to life, we combined hydrangeas, garden roses, stock flower, ranunculus, and peonies. For the centerpieces we used a mix of grand trumpet vase arrangements with crystal accents, low-packed arrangements in crystal globes, and varied crystal vases with candles. To top it off, each guest received their very own Tiffany box filled with a delicious truffle. Not only was Liz and Lance’s wedding a great start to the summer, it was an affair not soon forgotten!
Planning a wedding is nothing but overwhelming. Decisions upon decisions bombard your once normal days. Try to juggle the details while sticking to a budget can seem like an impossible feat. However, with these few budget savvy tips you can maintain your overall look and feel without busting your buck.
- Bridesmaid’s dresses: Instead of choosing a bridesmaids dress from a wedding boutique, look for deals at your favorite retail stores such as Banana Republic, The Limited, or The Gap
- Votives: Nothing sets the tone of your reception then candle light. Saturate your reception with inexpensive votives.
- Garden Flowers: Raid your or families garden’s for flowers. Many florist will work your own grown flowers….just remember you will still need to pay for their services and floral supplies.
- Submerged Floral: Create a striking arrangement with as little as three flowers by submerging your favorite bloom, such as, orchids or calla lilies in vases with a floating candle.
- Vases and Jars: Instead of purchasing or renting vases create an eclectic look by gathering a mix of vases, jars, and glasses that you or loved ones may own.
- Colored Water: Bring color to your tables by floating a candle in a vase filled with colored water. Add a submerged flower for an extra touch.
- Rose Petals: Don’t scatter, but, create “petal piles” around candlescapes, which, gives you color for little cost. You can also fill rose petals in a hurricane vase with a candle or submerge in a vase filled with water and a floating candle.
- Hydrangeas: Although hydrangeas are considered one of the more expensive flowers, they cover a large area. Fill a vase with one to tree hydrangeas to create a lovely, simple centerpiece.
- Baby’s Breath: Don’t knock the baby’s breath… (Although I have been known to too) Packed tightly in arrangements or bouquets baby’s breath can mimic snow, perfect for a winter wedding.
- Bridesmaid’s Bouquets: Create modern, inexpensive bridesmaid’s bouquets by using a few stems of one flower such as peonies or hydrangeas.
- Paper Lanterns: Paper lanterns make an enormous visual impact whether they are lit or unlit. They are super budget friendly and tie the whole reception room together.
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.