Sweets for Your Sweet

Sweets for Your Sweet

Who else loves baking? We love these sweet treats for Valentine’s Day and couldn’t wait to share them!

Marshmallow Hearts 

How sweet would this be on a chilly Valentine’s Day movie night! Anyone up for watching Frozen?

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Full Tutorial found here on bellyfull.net.

Sugar Cookie Cake

This sounds so yummy, we could almost smell it though the screen!

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Tutorial found on julieblanner.com.

Teddy Graham Conversations

These are super easy and so cute! Great for a kids snack!

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Recipe found on Hello Wonderful

Oreo Pops

These take only minutes to make and are a great classroom treat!

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Found on Happiness is Homemade.

 

Don’t forget you can pre-order your Valentine’s Day flowers today!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is coming up and is the biggest day for florists across the world! We’re sharing some of our favorite Valentine’s Day arrangements to help you gather some ideas for your loved ones!

Bliss

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This sweet arrangement had red carnations, pink roses, and greenery topped off with a heart accessory!

Beautiful Whisper

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This big beauty had spray roses, hydrangeas, lilies, and babies breath. We love the light and airy feel of this bouquet and any lady would love to see this on her dining table or office desk!

Pretty in Pink

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This little bouquet has pink roses, carnations and red daisies. We love how precious and bright this arrangement is!

Simple and Sweet

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You can’t go wrong with roses and babies breath! Roses are the eternal symbol of love and are always beautiful.

 

Don’t forget to order your Valentine’s flowers early! We start taking orders February 1st!

 

Wild and Gorgeous: A Banquet Dinner

Wild and Gorgeous: A Banquet Dinner

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.img_0550img_0562img_0559img_0560img_0563img_0564img_0561

2017 Color Trends: Desert

This trend has been on our radar for a while and we can’t get enough of it! The blush and taupe tones compliment each other so well and who doesn’t love succlents and cacti?

Fitting in perfectly with Pantone’s Color of the Year, brides can take inspiration from a couple of pantone’s palettes such as Ethereal Material and Grand Canyon for color inspiration.

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Available from Minted
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Elyse Hall Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Flowers

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Photography by Melissa Jill via Inspired by This
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Photography by Melissa Jill

Dessert

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Photography by M. Felt Photography via Burnett’s Boards
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Photography by Wes Sumner via Notey

Favors

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Photography by A Couple of Night Owls via Bridal Musings
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Photography by Megan Welker via Emmaline Bride
Picking Your Man’s Clothes

Picking Your Man’s Clothes

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

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.

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Shirts

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!

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Via GroomInspiration on Instagram

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.

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Photography by AhmetZe via ModWedding

Other Accessories 

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!

Flowers around the world: China

Flowers around the world: China

Chinese wedding are typically steeped with traditions and we wouldn’t expect anything less when it comes to wedding flowers.

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Docuvitae

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.

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Super Panda Presents

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.

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Olive Studio

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.”stargazer_lily_cascade_bouquet.jpg

Another typical flower are orchids. Orchids symbolize love and a married couple as well as wealth and fortune.beautiful-spring-wedding-flower-bouquets-matched-with-lovely-purple-orchid-and-red-wedding-flower-bouquets-945x1085.jpg

The lotus is also a popular flower for Chinese weddings. A lotus bloom with a leaf and a bud symbolize a complete union. 8d7b87a8fce48832cc6b6c7f440aba8d.jpg

 

Unique Flower Arrangments

Unique Flower Arrangments

There are so many ways that flowers can be incorporated into your wedding! We’re sharing a few off-the-wall ways to show off your favorite blooms!

Ring Bearer Pillow

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Flower Muff

Instead of carrying a bouquet, why not carry this sweet muff instead!

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Ben Q Photography

Inside Out Cake

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Cocktails

There are tons of cocktails inspired by flowers that would be perfect for a floral garnish!2012_brides-02-p330-flowers-large-brides-magazine-unique-wedding-flower-ideas-001.jpgBow tie

This floral bow tie screams cool. You should really check out the rest of this cool styled shoot here.

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Lavara Photography via Paper & Lace