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Tag Archives: bouquet

sweet succulent love

9 Apr

My latest obsession is succulents. Oh my goodness, I love them. And, they are everywhere – from the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens and real weddings featured in bridal magazines, to their latest debut – my dining room! I am so into them right now. Experts tell me they are easy to maintain – let’s hope so for the sake of my newly planted succulent garden.

Succulents have been popular in floral decor at weddings for a couple of seasons now, and they continue to thrive. I love the variety of succulents and the texture they bring into floral centerpieces.

Look at these gorgeous bouquets. From the bride to her maids, succulents ‘complete’ the look of these bouquets. Who knew a ‘cactus plant’ would look so good next to a pink peony?

I’m trying to find a reason to throw a party just to give away a succulent favor. These make wonderful gifts for friends and family, they are an easy and affordable DIY and make a lovely table display before guests take them home.

A cake that combines Succulents and Chevron… I’m in love.

Last but not least, a DIY Succulent Table by Far Out Flora. I love that Succulents remain a permanent centerpiece.

centerpiece images via: Elizabeth Anne Designs {Large Orange, Peace, White and Succulent Centerpiece}, Wedding Chicks {Neutral and Anthropologie-looking Centerpiece} Ruffled Blog {Succulents and Vintage Silver}, The Sweetest Occasion {Single Succulent next to Birch Vases}, Elizabeth Anne Designs {Succulents with White Rocks and Hydrangea with Single Succulent Centerpieces}, Erin Hearts Court {Billy Ball and Succulent Centerpiece} and Martha Stewart Weddings {Succulent Centerpiece with Blue and White Plates}

 bouquet images via: Wedding Chicks {Bridesmaids Bouquets} It’s a Bride’s Life {Succulents and bright Peonies}, Bride Finds {Succulent Bouquet on the top right}, Erin Hearts Court {Yellow Billy Balls and Succulents Bouquet}, Greer Loves {large Succulent in middle of bouquet}, Bleu Style {Peach, Light Pink and Succulent Bouquet} and Style Me Pretty {Succulent Bouquet in Vase}

favor images via: Love and Lavender {Terra-Cotta painted pots}, Green Wedding Shoes {Salsa Can Succulent Favors}, Elizabeth Anne Designs {Single Succulent on Napkin and Single Succulent in Rust-Colored Bucket}, Emmaline Bride {Succulents in Tea Cups}, Frolic! Blog {Succulent Favors in Buckets with Names}

{Other images via Caroline Tran PhotographySweet and Saucy Shop and Far Out Flora}

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winter wonder

23 Nov

This romantic and vintage winter white photo shoot made its way around the ‘wedding blogging world’ earlier this year, but it’s the time of year in Colorado when the ground is often covered in white, the trees are frosted with white and white snowflakes serenely fall from the sky.  So, it seems an appropriate time to dream of an all white wedding…and this beautiful photo shoot styled by a talented Colorado team is the perfect inspiration.

Lemon Sprinkle Events set up a beautiful dessert display, centered around the vanilla buttercream cake. Treats served on the all-white menu included white chocolate pretzels, vanilla bean taffy, meringues and classic jordan almonds.

The flowers in this photo shoot particularly caught my eye. They were beautifully designed and hand-made by the talented and lovely Cori Cook of Cori Cook Floral Design. She is phenomenal and I adore her…and her work. From the chic and affordable baby’s breath bouquet tied together with a strand of pearls, to the stunning ranunculus bouquet with a “something blue” tulle tutu and the romantic, custom-designed rosette bouquet, she inspires brides at all price points {and personalities} to have an all-white bouquet.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Laura Murray Photography
Florals: Cori Cook Floral Design
Dessert Set Up: Lemon Sprinkle Events
Make Up: Jenny Van Tuine {beautyiswithin.jenny@gmail.com}
Invitations & Stationary: Papertalk Press
Gowns & Headpieces: Blue Bridal Couture
Venue: The Oxford Hotel

{images via Laura Murray Photography}