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Decoding your bouquet style: How different shapes create different impressions

Selecting a bouquet is an important decision (as are so many others in the wedding planning process). Your bouquet is an accessory, as well as a decor element. It’s where you begin to incorporate wedding style & color. And for some, sentimental meaning. From carrying a rose bouquet like your grandmother to including freesia for innocence and friendship, your bouquet is the most personal flower choice you’ll make on your wedding day.

The size, shape, color and floral selection in your bouquet all matter for conveying your wedding “theme”

Posy – The timeless option that most people think of when they say “bouquet of flowers”. A “tight” yet slightly organic style bouquet with lots of blooms, often hand tied or wrapped. We consider this the most popular for modern weddings. 

Round –  The other timeless option that many people immediately think of when referring to a wedding bouquet. This is a “dome” of flowers in a very tight, round ball shape. However, this isnt’ to be confused with the pomander, because the stems are still included. They’re usually wrapped pretty tight with ribbon, lace, twine, etc. 

Cascade – We’re seeing a BIG comeback with cascading bouquets. This what what almost every bride married in the 70s and 80s had. Bountiful blooms cascading down the front. Large and in charge. Princess Diana’s has been one of the most memorable cascading bouquets. 

Hand tied (aka garden style) – some people may refer to this style as bohemian, and we must admit, it does have a strong boho vibe. The nature of the design is very free form, loose and organic, with flowing, cascading ribbons and soft ‘edges”. It’s been a popular choice over the last couple of years and we don’t see any major changes in the near future. A greenery bouquet often fits into this category as well. 

Nosegay  – A small bouquet, also known as a tussie-mussie.  These are really just bouquets that are smaller in size from the brides, great for mothers, grandmothers, flower girls and even bridesmaids. They’re usually in a more rounded or hand-tied style and often compared or confused with a posy. They’re very similar. 

Pomander – This is an adorable option that is often seen carried by flower girls. It’s a full rounded circular bouquet suspended/hanging from a ribbon. Usually a single color of hydrangea or roses. 

Composite –  One giant flower! If you’ve ever pictured yourself walking down the aisle with a single stem but would prefer it to be the size of a more “traditional bouquet”, a composite style is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s basically a deconstructed and reconstructed flower.  The best example would be a rose. We take hundreds of petals and recreate the “rose” in a gigantic, no way you could find this in nature, size. It’s quite the statement piece!

We think this article by Inside Weddings gives some great examples of what we’ve described above. 

Although not defined yet, we’re also seeing a trend for bridesmaids to carry something a touch different- from a geometric open terrarium to a wire wreath with floral accents, couples are breaking the bouquet mold and trying something completely different! We’re ALL for expressing individuality and always up for a good challenge ūüėČ 

We specialize in floral artistry in all shapes, styles & sizes. We pride ourselves on creating the style that is best suited for our couple’s preference! We’d love to show you our portfolio and discuss YOUR perfect bouquet! Contact us today to schedule your free consult in the studio (or via video chat). 

Enchanting Coastal Wedding at The Treasury On The Plaza

Romance is in the air with Alyson & Bryan’s Enchanting Coastal Wedding.

Today we are so excited to share with you this Enchanting Coastal Wedding. From bridal bouquets to centerpieces we have adorned every aspect of this beautiful day with our blooms! Speaking of bridal bouquets Alyson’s bouquet was created with white hydrangea, roses & soft orchids. Each bridesmaids bouquet was a cluster of white hydrangea with roses nestled in between. Bryan was a dashing groom in his black tux accented with a white orchid boutonniere. 

Alyson & Bryan chose The Treasury on The Plaza as their reception venue. The Treasury on The Plaza is one of the most sought after wedding locations in St. Augustine. In the entryway to the reception guests were greeted with tall glass pillar holders filled with blooms of hydrangea & glistening candlelight set beside the sweetest guest book frame of signed hearts from their loved ones.

The reception hall looked completely enchanting from the shimmering table linens and dinnerware to the towering gold centerpieces that decorated the dining tables. Set in front of the historical 1927 vault,  Alyson & Bryan’s sweetheart table featured a glittering table cloth of blue as the backdrop for more of our gorgeous flowers.  White and blue hydrangea along with quicksand roses, dark purple Dendrobium orchid’s, amnesia roses, burgundy Cymbidium orchid’s, ivory roses, black bocarra roses, memoryLane roses & burgundy mums came together for the most romantic centerpieces. Lovely Mr. & Mrs. wooden signs finished off the look for their table. The amazing gold stands were decorated using the same flowers and each one was then draped with Ivory pearls.

As they all danced the night away & had the most illuminating exit we can honestly say that Alyson & Bryan’s wedding was nothing short of fabulous! 

From our bride Alyson: ‘I cannot rave about Susan and Amy enough!! They were absolutely amazing and their vision exceeded my expectations. Their work is worth every penny and I wouldn’t have traded them for the world! Thank you for all that you did for our special day on 01/21/2017 ‘.

 

Creative Team:

Photography: Native Expressions

Planning: The Wedding Authority

Cake: Sweet Weddings Cakes

Venue: Treasury On The Plaza

Flowers: A Fantasy in Flowers

Videographer: Coastal Creations Video

Entertainment: The RiverTown Band

Multi-Cultural Destination Wedding

Today’s Multi-Cultural Destination Wedding will leave you in awe! 

Rewa & Michaels’ wedding is a fantastic fusion of two cultures coming together for one love. This lovely couple resides in Atlanta but dreamed of celebrating their big day in Florida at the incredible Club Continental. Combining Rewa’s Hindu background & Michael’s Christian background they decided to honor both of their upbringings with 2 ceremonies. 

Rewa’s traditional wedding ceremony was nothing short of mesmerizing, her family provided the customary Mandap decorated with vibrant fabric & banana leaves. These weddings featured 2 outfit changes from stunning red & gold embroidered traditional Hindu attire to a beautiful turquoise sari & a snazzy gray suit.

We decorated the large altar arrangements with white mums, white hydrangea, white snapdragons, red carnations & red mokara orchids.  Rewa’s bridal bouquet was positively sensational with red anemones, seeded euch, white hydrangea & red hypericum berries and was then wrapped in gold for a finishing touch.

The reception hall was adorned in red & gold accents, from the gold table linens to the red candles to our floral centerpieces. The centerpieces were in gold compotes with red mokara orchids, red carnations, red asiatic lilies white hydrangea & red hypericum berries, everything was so colorful & warm. We can’t forget the eye-catching 3 tiered buttercream cake featuring small red blooms & berries pulling every detail together!

Appleseed Photography captured such wonderful moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

Creative Team:

Photography: Appleseed Photography

Planning: Coastal Coordinating

Venue: Club Continental

Flowers: A Fantasy in Flowers 

Romantic Plantation Wedding

On a lovely September day Nicole & Elisha said, “I Do” to an everlasting love together at their¬†Romantic Plantation Wedding at Bowing Oaks Plantation.

Nicole’s parents Karen & John just so happen to own the event planning business Mugwumps that helped make their day even more special. Set under a rustic alter gathered with family & friends, wedding photographer Jamie owner of Couture Studios captured every magical moment of their romantic plantation wedding. Dreamy hues of purple were used throughout this wedding. Nicole’s bridal bouquet was created using lavender roses, dark purple lisianthus and baby’s breath. Her¬†bridesmaids wore one shoulder knee length plum dresses & carried bouquets of light green hydrangea. The centerpieces and altar arrangements contained lavender roses, light green hydrangea, purple liatrus, ¬†lavender pom poms and baby’s breath. The mason jar floral centerpieces were placed on wooden slices and the arrangements used for the ceremony were placed on wine barrels in keeping with the overall rustic look of Bowing Oaks. The scrumptious buttercream cake was adorned with purple blooms.¬†Right before the ceremony the rain started to became very strong but they didn’t miss a beat, the bridal party entered with umbrellas and everything went off as scheduled. Jamie¬†was able to snap amazing pictures that were almost made even better by the rain!

Everything about Nicole & Elisha’s wedding was positively spectacular and we are so happy to have been apart of it.

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Creative Team:

Photography – Couture Studios

Event Planning РMugwump Productions 

Florist – A Fantasy in Flowers

Venue РBowing Oaks Plantation 

Sound & Lighting – Sight & Sound Productions

St. Augustine Wedding Florist | River House | Chris & Janice

Chris & Janice had a beautiful wedding at one of our favorite venues in St. Augustine right along the river. The River House provides majestic like views and it surely makes our job that much easier when we get to set up our florals. Janice opted to go for hues of light pink & ivory for her wedding day florals and we just love how beautiful she looks as well as her bridal party with our bouquets. We also provided florals for the ceremony arch as well as all of the florals for the reception. In order to match their Italian theme for the their wedding, we added olive branches to everything for the greenery, even on the cake!

Stunning photos by Rob Futrell, Planning by Kristina Kopecki of Kristina’s Creations, & of course, florals by A Fantasy in Flowers

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