We were recently given a chance to provide flowers for our Chamber of Commerce’s Banquet. We were so thrilled with how the finished product looked we couldn’t wait to share it!
We wanted it be classy but trendy. We loaded our arrangements with silver dollar eucalyptus and created each arrangement to be unique. Our candelabras for the head table contained a wreath stuffed with Cyprus, eucalyptus, and ivy with flowers dropped in the add color and class.
It may seem like the boys are going to have an easier time finding wedding clothes than the girls,but your groom’s tux is just as important as your dress!
There are just as many options for guys as there are for girls. First you have decide whether you want your man in full suit, or maybe just in a vest? You can also choose between just a nice white shirt, suspenders, a flannel, or the full tux. It’s completely up to you and him! We’re going to go through a few of the options and let you pick your favorite!
Suits are probably the first thing you’ll think about when dressing your guy but there are different styles and fits, just like wedding dresses. You can also choose to buy or rent. If your guy needs a new suit, it might be just the time to splurge but if you’re going for the full top hat and tails, it will probably be smarter to rent.
It may seem simplistic but a white shirt can make quite the statement. You can go boho with an open collar and no tie, or go bold with a black shirt and a black tie. Just make shirt the shirt is pressed neatly on the day-of and don’t wait to try it on until the wedding day!
Ties v. Bowties
Options are endless when it comes to picking out your man’s neckwear. You can match your bridesmaid gowns or go for a cool floral. Just make sure your groom and his guy know how to tie their ties or may be best to go with the pre-tied.
Other accessories we’re seeing a lot of are suspenders, special socks, pocket squares, and cufflinks. The possibilities are never-ending when it comes to specializing your groom. Cuff links with the location of your first date, pocket squares that match your bridal party, anything that shows off his style as well as yours. Don’t be afraid to personalize it!
Matt and Star’s Colorado mountain wedding at the Silverpick Lodge and Sow’s Ear restaurant jut north of Durango, CO, photographed by Telluride wedding photographer Ben Eng. Floral arrangements by April’s Flowers, hair and makeup by Lemonhead Salon, music by Aiko Aiko, cake by The Flour Sack, and planning services by Occasions.
Chinese wedding are typically steeped with traditions and we wouldn’t expect anything less when it comes to wedding flowers.
While flowers are used to decorate table much like in western weddings, large bouquets of colorful flowers are typically given to the bride and groom as gifts and line the hall leading to the wedding reception. Some brides choose to carry a small bouquet though.
Tradition takes lead when it comes to colors and flowers types. In China, White is typically used for funerals so it is best not used for bridal flowers. The most popular colors are red (associated with success, loyalty, fertility, and love) and golf (associated with wealth and fortune). Other popular colors include pinks and yellows.
Typical flowers are Lilies because the Chinese word for lily sounds like part of a proverb meaning “happy union for one hundred years,” and also represent “bringer of sons.”
Another typical flower are orchids. Orchids symbolize love and a married couple as well as wealth and fortune.
The lotus is also a popular flower for Chinese weddings. A lotus bloom with a leaf and a bud symbolize a complete union.