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Sunday, December 11, 2011

12/11/11: 5 Wedding Ideas a Day

This is a good idea in place of chairs:

Gorgeous tablecloth:

Note the lamps:

Curtains can add elegance to any room, even a barn:

Love this table decor:
Source: google.com via Tricia on Pinterest

Components of a Wedding: Flowers in Season

You can save a ton of money (and a headache) if you are aware of the flower seasons.  Here is a guide to which flowers are in which seasons.

Spring
Anemone - Blue, Red, Pink, White
Bells of Ireland - Green
Boronia - Pink
Casablanca Lily - White
Daffodil - Yellow
Delphinium - White, Blue
Hyacinth - Purple, Pink or White
Lilacs - Violet or White
Narcissus - White
Ranunculus - White, Pink, Red, Orange and Yellow
Peony - Pink or White
Star Gazer Lily - Pink and White
Sweetpea - White, Pink Red/coral, Lavender
Tulip - White, Pink, Yellow, Red and Purple
Waxflower - Pinkey Purple and White

Summer
Alstromeria - Orange, Pink, Yellow, Cream and other colors
Bells of Ireland - Green
Chrysanthemum - White, Yellow, Orange, Pink and other colors
English lavender - Purple
Forget-me-not - Blue
Freesia - White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Purple
Gerbera Daisy - Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, White
Hydrangea - White, Blue, Purple, Pink
Iris - Purple, Blue, White
Larkspur - White, Purple, Blue, Pink
Liatris - Pinkish Purple
Lily, asiatic - White, Pink, Yellow, Orange
Lily, oriental - White, Pink
Lisianthus - Purple, White, Pink
Matsumoto Asters - Pink, Purple
Monte Casino Asters - White, Purple
Queen Anne's Lace - White
Snapdragons - Pink, Yellow, Orange, White and other colors
Solidaster - Yellow
Statice - Purple
Stephanotis - White
Stock - White, other colors
Sunflower - Yellow
Tuberose - White
Yarrow - White, Pink, Yellow
Zinnia - Red, Orange, Pink

Fall
Anemone - Blue, Red, Pink, White
Aster - White, Pink
Chrysanthemum - White, Yellow, Orange, Pink and other colors
Dahlia - Many Colors
Marigold - Yellow, Orange, Red
Statice - Purple
Zinnia - Red, Orange, Pink
Dried Leaves

Winter
Amaryllis - Red, White
Anemone - Blue, Red, Pink, White
Bells of Ireland - Green
Camellias - White, Pink
Casablanca Lily - White
Cosmos - Pink, White, Brown and other colors
Daffodil - Yellow
Holly - Green with Red Berries
Jasmine - White
Narcissus - White
Poinsettia - Red, White

Ranunculus - White, Pink, Red, Orange and Yellow


Star Gazer Lily - Pink and White
Star of Bethlehem - White
Sweetpea - White, Pink Red/coral, Lavender
Tulip - White, Pink, Yellow, Red and Purple
Waxflower - Pinkey Purple and White


Year Round Flowers
Baby's Breath - White
Bachelor's Button - White, Pink, Red, Blue
Calla Lily - White, many colors
Carnations - Many Colors
Delphinium - Blue, White, Purple
Eucalyptus - Blue, Silver
Gardenia - White
Gladiolus - Many Colors
Heather - Pink
Lily of the Valley - White and Pink
Orchid - Pink, White, Purple, Other Colors
Protea - Pink
Rose - Many colors (February at a premium)
Scabiosa - Purple, White



For more direction, click the link http://www.blissweddings.com/weddingfloral/ and you can enter colors, seasons regions or dress hues.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

12/10/11: 5 Wedding Ideas a Day

Wine Jello Shots:


Starlight Reception Ceiling:
Source: google.com via Bride on Pinterest


These Red Carnations look fantastic:


Notice the rose inside the center piece = fantastic detail:


Apothecary jars filled with pretty things. Inexpensive jars available at Michael's craft store:

Components of a Wedding: Bouquet Types

Did you know there are four common styles to wedding bouquets?


 Cascade - Also known as fountain, shower or waterfall bouquets, cascade bouquets are rounded at the top with a stream of flowers flowing over the bride's hand for a cascading effect. Just about any type of flower can be used with this style, though large-petaled blooms like roses, calla lilies, lisianthus and orchids are very popular because they give the impression of abundance and drape more naturally. The cascade bouquet is one of the most formal and traditional types of bouquets.




Nosegay - Nosegays consist of small, rounded, sparsely packed flowers. These bouquets frequently incorporate more green than other arrangements because they emphasize the flowers' petals and stems. You'll see a lot of irises, tulips, lilies and roses in nosegays. Ribbons can be used to trim these bouquets or to wrap around their stems. Nosegays can go casual or formal.




Arm sheaf - An arm sheaf or presentation bouquet is made with long-stemmed flowers that the bride cradles alongside her inner arm. Orchids, long-stemmed roses, gladiolus, delphiniums and calla lilies are often used in these bouquets, which, despite the fact they've been around for more than a century, are still considered perfect for chic and modern ceremonies.




Wrist corsages - flower bracelets consist of small groupings of flowers, usually orchids or roses, and are attached to an elastic wristband. These bouquets are perfect for brides who'd rather not be encumbered with a bouquet they have to hold. Flower bracelets are stylish in the warm spring and summer months and look great when paired with casual, short-hemmed gowns.


Friday, December 9, 2011

12/9/11: 5 Wedding Ideas a Day

A lesson in flowers: Ranunculus
Pink Foxglove
Green Envy Coneflower

Source: gurneys.com via Bride on Pinterest

Hollyhocks
Double Peonies or "Lottie Dawson Rea"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12/8/11: 5 Wedding Ideas a Day

Wine cork candle center pieces:
Great idea for a wedding shower or reception! Have each guest write an idea for a date.:
If this works its an awesome idea! Floating Canopy. Balloons are attached to the ground with fishing line:
I believe those are water beads in the centerpieces:
Gorgeous reception table set up:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12/7/11: 5 Wedding Ideas a Day

So cute. I wonder if it could be done on mirrors. Buy a canvas. Put letter stickers on it. Paint over the whole thing. Peel off stickers:
Why have I not thought of this:

Source: bing.com via Bride on Pinterest

I think these look awesome! Cooked marbles: Bake@ 325/350 for 20 min, then drop in ice water. the inside cracks but the outside remains intact:
Neat idea! Print out a pattern you like, place a sheet of wax paper over it and trace the pattern with puffy paints. When it dries peel it off the wax paper and apply it to it's permanent surface:
Lace votives. And you could make them any color: