More 2011 Wedding Trends

As promised, I just had to share more of the fun new trends in wedding flowers in 2011 including unique textures, muted color palettes and creative embellishment.

Unique Textures
Pairing soft, romantic blooms with textural elements will give any bouquet an unexpected twist. In 2011, natural stems such as pods, succulents, and herbs are emerging as a fast growing trend. These organic stems bring dimension and interest to any bouquet. Pairing these elements with grasses, birch bark, and moss can also create a soft, ethereal vibe for your decor.

Below is a perfect example which I found at signatureweddings.asia which was photographed by Meg Baisden.

Muted Color Palettes
Another emerging trend for 2011 is tones that are more neutral. Brides are opting for earthy shades and blush hues for their color schemes. Pairing taupes or grays with contrasting soft pinks and mauves will reflect this year’s style. Another concept is using a single color in multiple shades to create a truly unique look. Whatever your color palette, remember this year it is about keeping it simple.

Here is a sneak peek of a perfect example of a simple, yet elegant muted color palette from The Sweetest Occasion, which you have take a look at their whole Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury post.

Creative Embellishments
To complete the 2011 wedding trends it is important to remember it is all about the details. This year, brides are opting to add embellishments such as buttons and vintage broaches to their bouquets to give it an extra creative element. Wrapping the floral stems in satin is always a timeless choice, but, using a piece from your mother’s wedding gown can add a personal touch. The use of embellishments will give your bouquet an extra finishing touch, creating a lasting memory for your big day.  Below is a perfect example of this when a recent bride of mine chose to incorporate feathers, crystals and pearls into her bridal bouquet.  How fun is that!

2011 Wedding Trends

I can’t believe it is already May and in my world, that means the busy wedding season is right around the corner.  And this year, I am very excited about the flower trends for the 2011 wedding season. Among the exciting styles this year are vintage charms and soft, romantic blooms.

Vintage Charm
The classic vintage look has arrived this season in full force. The vintage style can range from whimsical arrangements created in old watering cans to a more elegant look showed off in a mercury apothecary jar. Whatever the container, this nostalgic look can be achieved by incorporating romantic blooms such as, hydrangea, peonies, roses, lisianthus, or ranunculus. Adding a touch of dusty miller or seeded eucalyptus will add the finishing vintage touch to any bouquet. When choosing your vintage color palate remember it is all about washed out colors that look aged. While there are many options to achieve this stylish nostalgic look the use of soft pastels with undertones of gray are perfect for this design.

Picture from: http://www.lifetimemoms.com

Soft, Romantic Blooms
Nothing could accompany the vintage look better then the use of soft, romantic blooms such as peonies or hydrangeas. Along with these trend setting stems lisianthus, ranunculus, and roses will also be among the list of popular flowers used this wedding season. These gentle blooms are timeless and classic, which will give your event a romantic and opulent look.

Make sure to check back next week when I talk about more 2011 wedding trends for flowers including the use of unique textures, muted color palettes, and creative embellishments.

Flower Portfolio

I am constantly working with new clients and designs so if you haven’t done so already (or if you haven’t looked at it recently) make sure to take a peek at my portfolio page.

New Year’s Inspired Palette

Nothing says a celebration like the metallic tones of silver and gold. And with New Year’s here this weekend, I’m passing on a little color inspiration to help spark your inner creativity thanks to the Perfect Palette. Keep in mind, when choosing flowers to go with this style of event, think soft and light such as white or ivory hydrangeas, ranunculus or even carnations.  Incorporate additional elements such as feathers to add a subtle, unexpected texture to the mix.

And to all of the brides and their families celebrating this weekend, congratulations!

Pine Cone Arrangements

Who says arrangements have to have flowers?  Although I love flowers, there is something unique and intriguing about these pine-cone-only arrangements found through the Hostess with the Mostess Blog.  So feel free to dream beyond the norm and don’t be afraid to ask to see if I can do it.

Holiday Weddings

Call me a romantic, but there is something downright charming about a beautiful Christmas wedding.  Between the twinkling lights and fresh white snow, which you are guaranteed to have in South Dakota, everything seems to glitter a little more this time of year.  The color options for holiday weddings are truly endless from silver, white and turquoise to black and golds, yet red still remains to be one of the most popular choices.

Another great thing about a Christmas affair, is you are able to incorporate unique elements special to this time of year.  Consider incorporating Christmas ornaments into your centerpieces or decorated trees at the ceremony and reception.  Ribbon is also a great element that seems to gain more of the recognition it deserves during the holidays.

I will be busy this weekend with a fabulous wedding and I hope to have some pictures of it up soon.  Have a great weekend all!

Color Inspiration

Picking out a wedding color and theme can be really difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. The Perfect Palette is the ideal tool for any bride who is having difficulty visualizing and deciding on the details for her big day. Feel free to search based on color, shade or season and let your inner creativity flow.

For additional inspiration, make sure to take a look at the Bella Rosal Floral portfolio which you can also browse through by color.

Busy, Busy, Busy…

Every year from May-October, weddings become a big part of my life.  And just when I finally have a chance to catch my breath, the Holiday Season is right around the corner.  Between trade-shows, moving, and helping brides plan for their 2011 weddings, it’s amazing that I have still found time to actually sit down and write.

Although this post is short and sweet, I will leave you with a few pictures from this past summer’s weddings and their beautiful flowers.  I have many more pictures that I am dying to share, so make sure to check back soon!