Tag Archives: bouquets

Jul 15, 2018

Photo by Liz Banfield

Designing flowers for our fall weddings means incorporating different color palettes, and using different materials. I like being able to get creative and come up with something a little unexpected, which for us lately means softer colors or bringing in a metallic like rose gold or copper. Above, a traditional fall element of orange gets an update by contrasting it with pale tones and corals, along with grey. I love dusty miller this time of year, because it gives a velvet touch which is one of my favorite materials to use now, the berzillia berries gives a really pretty way to have grey in a bouquet. 

Photo by Liz Banfield

Without seeing the same old idea of it, this bouquet really says “harvest” to me.  I love the blush and beige tones and the mix of different blooms. The succulent addition is a great and fun alternative for greenery.

Photos by Corbin Gurkin

For this grand fall fete, a bouquet to match the grandness of the bridal gown was in order. There was a lot of “old world” feel to this wedding, so I thought a formal but very simple long stemmed bouquet could carry it’s weight with the dress. Long stemmed roses, and natural greenery with a few berries speckled in tied off with vintage silk ribbon.. if it’s possible for these two words to go together I think it’s full of an airy heaviness indicative of fall in Charleston.

Photo by Liz Banfield

Here, texture was the dominate design element. The bridesmaids worn black gowns, so the shades of creams and beiges really popped. Flowers only available in this season like Anenomes and craspedia balls bring in a different look.

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Deep wines and burgundies mixed with purple or pinks is one of my favorite color palettes… and I love the just gathered wild flower look that many people associate more with spring, but just as spectacular in fall.

Photos by Adrienne Page

For a bride that still may want a white bouquet in fall, anenomes and wax flower would give a rustic but still white feel. But, even adding in elements like cotton bolls, eucalyptus, or here wild yew give it a more seasonal feel.

7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 15, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

One of the easiest and most affordable places to put a personal touch on your wedding day is with your bridal bouquet.  Today, we are sharing ways we customize our bride’s bouquets that you can take away.  When I’m in New York, there are tons of great ribbon shops around our office and I love finding pretty pieces to use for my brides. You can source these in many other places though too, etsy, websites, and even antique stores.

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photo by Liz Banfield

Another way to add sweet details to your bouquet, and also bring in tradition is by adding family pieces. We tied this bride’s grandmother’s engagement ring around the stem wrap, and a family embroidered handkerchief wrapped around the stems added a traditional look.

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photo by Liz Banfield

For this pink and green wedding, we used lots of pattern. Luckily, we found a great fabric that we used throughout the design… we made linens with the fabric as the toppers, covered the bar with it, and also used it to wrap the bouquet for a super custom touch.

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photo by Adrienne Page

If you want to go with a simple ribbon for your bouquet, see if you can have initials embroidered on it at a local embroiderer. This is a great way to incorporate a “something blue” and it’s something you could keep and pass down as well.

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photo by Liz Banfield 

Many of our brides have pieces from family members, either who are no longer with them, or can’t be there, or are just being passed down because of the occasion. I love the idea of pinning them onto the bouquets as an added personalization piece.

7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 15, 2018

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photo by Liz Banfiield

We’re kicked off 2017 with our first wedding of the season! We can’t to be able to share details with you soon, but for the next few Mondays, we’re going to share our “favorites” of the past year.  Today we are starting with some of our favorite bouquets! This first one was a full and cascading cream beauty of roses, phalenopsis orchids, and ranunculus. I love the look of the “new” cascade and we have lots of brides that do also since we get quite a few requests.

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photo by Liz Banfield

This tight and textured bridesmaids bouquet was so lush and suprisingly colorful against black dresses.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

There are many notes on the tradition of bride’s carrying flowers. Some stem from the not so pleasant- during the times that people took yearly baths, the flowers helped cover up the body odor of the brides (pleasant, right?). Another is that carrying herbs and pungent flowers helped ward off evil spirits and bring luck to the new couple. But the one that I like to think is the main reason is because they added to the prettiness of the bride and meant something special.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

I am also loving mixing deep luxurious shades likes purples and burgundies with creams and whites for the depth that it gives.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

If you are still thinking about what flowers you would like to carry, past on past folklore, there are flowers that send different meanings to your groom.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

White camellias express adoration, peonies are said to bring a happy marriage, and ranunculus means that are dazzled by your future husband.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

These orchid cascades carried by bridesmaid perfectly coordinated with the bridal orchid cascade bouquet.

7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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