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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stephanotis and Pearls--Purely Bridal

Martha Stewart has designed this bouquet and boutonniere using stephanotis and pearls.  This is an elegant look for the bride who is looking for a simple but sophisticated design for the flowers she carries at her wedding.  Stephanotis look fragile and are often seen in bridal bouquets.  This bouquet combines this loved flower with tiny rounded pearls in the center of each flower as well as along the satin handle of the bouquet.  For other ideas for flowers head to Martha's web site--no one has more options in a variety of colors and styles for you to choose from.

Tetris Takes Centerstage?

I have to admit, I totally fell in love with this idea. By now you've recognized the pieces to a game of Tetris! Offbeat Bride's guest poster,Terra, tells you how to make these beauties for your own wedding. As a fan of Tetris I can see how these would appeal to the gamers out there. Use your wedding colors or go metallic like Terra did. You could even put them on a mirror base to give it some more glitz. Smaller versions could be used as place cards by adding each guest's name along the cubes. So if you've got game, head over to Offbeat Bride and see more photos and directions on how to make these Tetris-like centerpieces.  Then take the time to check out other great ideas some of the Offbeat Bride contributors have posted as well.  It's a great resource for weddings or parties of all kinds!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Succulents--OK, I Know, You've Seen Them Before BUT...READ ON!

And the bride carried a bouquet featuring SUCCULENTS! I fell in love when I saw these photos featured on Green Wedding Shoes.  I think what I love about these hardy little plants is that they are the one plant I cannot kill! I know, pathetic right? The perennial black thumb! But I think this makes them the perfect wedding flower--surviving through thick and thin--always coming back--loyal, well you get the idea.  In all, a perfect flower for a wedding!  Not only that they are great combined with other 'pretty' flowers to make an eye-catching display. 

These simple white vases--filled with tiny succulents accent each table--creating a miniature oasis of greenery everywhere you look.

Create a living wall of succulents to tie in with the tabletop decorations--perfection! I love living walls! There are a lot of ways to create them, but since these are temporary it makes them a lot easier to design and make. 

Ranunculus Heighten Colors For Centerpieces and Bouquets

Ranunculus are the perfect flower for weddings.  I love them live in a simple vase or as part of a bouquet, optimally a different color for each bridesmaid.  Their bright intense colors pull the eye to them and give you that WOW factor. This photo courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes.  For more great wedding ideas head over there and see what other brides have done on their wedding day for inspiration.