When it comes to choosing wedding reception centerpieces, most couples first decide if they want tall flower arrangements, short centerpieces, or a mix of high and low designs. While some pairs select low centerpieces to make it easier for guests to converse with one another throughout the dinner service, the decision to choose tall flower arrangements is one that will instantly transform the space. There's nothing like walking into a grand ballroom decorated with tables topped with towering floral centerpieces, and going this route will certainly wow your guests and make for gorgeous images in your wedding album. To achieve height, most florists will begin with glass or crystal vases, gilt risers, or candelabra and top them with lush blooms including roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and orchids, or a mix of the couple's favorite wedding flowers. Additional options include stock, branches or curly willow, greenery, or even driftwood to add height and create a rustic, tree-like arrangement. Especially ... Read More »
As a newly engaged couple, you will scour magazines, blogs, and social-media sites seeking inspiration for your wedding. Inevitably, you will see a series of photos that look so perfect you wonder if they could even be real. In this case, it’s likely that you’ve come across a styled shoot. Often featuring one or two statement pieces and full of luxurious details, these editorial projects are commonplace in the wedding industry and beloved amongst professionals. Styled shoots give planners and designers the opportunity to explore creative ideas and work with new teams in a relaxed environment. These shoots become inspirational for couples planning their nuptials, but translating what you see in a shoot to real life can be challenging. Photo by B-Freed Photography; Planning & Design by Andrea Eppolito Events To apply the visuals to your own wedding, try the following: How Do You Feel?Don’t start with what you see. Instead, ... Read More »
There's something so romantic about marrying your beloved in a picturesque garden, which is why so many couples desire a wedding with a motif reminiscent of The Secret Garden. Whether or not you obtain an actual garden site for your venue, there are plenty of ways to get a similarly dreamy look for your big day. From floral-print invitations, to stunning bridal gowns with elegant floral appliqués, to bouquets that appear freshly picked from the garden, brides and grooms can achieve the feel of a garden wedding regardless of season, location, or even the overall theme of the fête. For example, even if you're hoping to have a formal city-chic celebration, providing an intimate feel with bistro or twinkle lights and incorporating effortless floral arrangements will help the day feel more reflective of an upscale garden wedding. The options are truly endless – but we've gathered some initial ideas to help you get started during the planning process. ... Read More »
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