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Red Wedding Bouquet

So….have you noticed I haven’t done weddings in a while? Yeah, me too. I really do miss it. I got a new position at work and unfortunately, it is not as laid back as my old position. Therefore, I don’t have as much time to work on flowers as I used to. I have, however, had bouquet requests from friends of friends (of friends, of friends….). Those are manageable. Here is the latest one:

Red Bouquet

A lovely bouquet of all red Gerbera daisies, ‘Charlotte’ roses, zinnias, and Indian Blanket (from my own backyard). All wrapped in a burlap and lace handle and oversized brown button. Perfect for a country wedding!

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Professional pictures by Treehouse Images: treehouseimagesbylorilockhart@gmail.com

Roles Wedding

Soft pastel colors and locally grown product keep this wedding very “I just picked these out of my gramma’s backyard”. Bridle Creek Ranch is a perfect setting that allows you to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings instead of spending a fortune decorating it. I highly recommend it as the next spot for your event!

Bridal bouquet of soft pink dahlias, pink and purple zinnias, white Queen Anne’s Lace, pink gomphrena, purple veronica, autumn blooming clematis,¬†green berzillia berries, and lamb’s ear wrapped in a twine handle with turqoise colored sheer ribbon.

I added a sprig of spearmint from my backyard to the inside of this bouquet so it had a pleasant and calming affect for the bride ūüôā I hope it helped her to relax!

Photo by http://www.brownsphotoart.com/

Bride with bridesmaids. Bridesmaid bouquets comprised of zinnias, sedum, berzillia berries, Queen Anne’s Lace, veronica, lavendar, and wrapped with twine.

Photo by http://www.brownsphotoart.com/

Photo by http://www.brownsphotoart.com/

Photo by http://www.brownsphotoart.com/

Ceremony aisles were lined with mason jars of wildflowers on shephard’s hooks.

Mason jars contained zinnias, sedum, Queen Anne’s Lace, lamb’s ear, monte casino, and berzillia berries.

Reception tables contained various shapes and sizes of vases with free-form arrangements in each. Most consisted of zinnias, Queen Anne’s Lace, berzillia berries, sedum, gomphrena, monte casino, and purple veronica.

The bridal party table held all bouquets in blue mason jars.

Boutonnieres were white monte casino daisies, pink gomphrena, and green berzillia berries wrapped in twine.

Thompson Wedding

Hot pink and green combo remix! It’s an awesome color scheme, so why not?!

Beautiful bridal bouquet of white and green hydrangeas with a splash of hot pink spray roses. The handle was accented with pearl pins.

Reception tables were decorated with plates of green apples and pink and green flowers or flower centerpieces. The greeting card table housed a black metal birdcase decorated with greenery and flowers.

Reception centerpiece arrangements consisted of white and green hydrangeas, hot pink and ivory roses, hot pink carnations, green spider mums, and green kermit button mums.

Other reception tables had plates, compotes, or wooden boxes of green apples sprinkled with hot pink or green flowers.

Bridesmaid bouquets were hot pink standard and spray roses, hot pink celosia, and green kermit button mums.

Boutonnieres were hot pink spray roses and green myrtle.

Rains Wedding

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Weddings without a color scheme – how ¬†do you do it?¬† I actually like it when someone says “I don’t have colors but here’s how I want it to feel”.¬† And that’s exactly what I tried to do for Nikki’s special day!

 Rich, deep, wine colors make this wedding warm and beautiful!  Many natural elements such as moss, cedar wood candle pedestals, and distressed wood boxes also help to create a vintage and rustic theme.

Bridal bouquet of burgundy red dahlias, carnations, kangaroo paw, and green hydrangeas with various greens like lemon, purple smoke bush, clematis vine, lisianthus buds, and dock weed wrapped in a chocolate brown sheer fabric and tied with rope twine. 

 The different types of greens make this bouquet very natural and untamed while the rich, velvet colors of the dahlias, carnations, and kangaroo paw lend an air of sophistication.

¬†Bridesmaid bouquet of ‘Bluebird’ lavendar roses, lavendar lisianthus, peach stock, green hydrangeas, burgundy red kangaroo paw, and greens of lemon and purple smoke bush wrapped in rope twine.

 Making sure to not have all one color and style of flower makes this bouquet free-spirited and vintage.

 

Boutonniere of peach spray roses, purple smoke bush, burgundy red kangaroo paw, and twigs.

 Allowing the stems to show on boutonnieres gives it a less structured feel keeping in with the natural theme.

Table centerpieces of peach spray roses, purple smoke bush, purple lisianthus, burgundy carnations, peach stock, ‘Bluebird’ roses,¬†green hydrangeas, red kangaroo paw, seeded eucalyptus, and lemon leaf in¬†rustic wood boxes.¬†¬†

 Other tables were decorated with ivory candles atop short wooden log slices with pieces of moss placed in between. 

 Another wooden box centerpiece.  You can really see that dark purple smoke bush in this arrangement.  Amazing foliage!

 The candles and wood almost looked like a replication of something out of the landscape.  I can just imagine fallen logs in the woods somewhere with moss starting to grow around it.  So whimsical and romatic!

¬†You may notice not all the green flowers in these box centerpieces are hydrangeas.¬† I couldn’t get the right size and quantity of hydrangeas with my original order.¬† Here’s where I really shock myself sometimes….a few weeks before Nikki’s wedding, I noticed these beautiful green milkweed plants growing in the back field behind our house.¬† I did some research online on how to use milkweed as a cut flower.¬† They have latex that exudes from the stem when you cut them, very similar to poinsettias.¬† You must sear the ends of the stems after cutting with a flame.¬† I actually held them upside-down¬†and used the flame to seal the ends.¬† They will wilt at first when you put them in water but they will recover and last for quite a long time.¬† It’s a shame I don’t know where to purchase these – they really are lovely with lime green florets and purple centers.¬† They blend in great with those green hydrangeas too!

 

Bride and Groom Page

Photo by J Hodges Photography www.jhodgesphoto.com

Conner Wedding

Oh April weddings, how I love thee ūüôā¬† There are few times of the year I can get peonies and that typically can’t happen after Mother’s Day.¬† That’s why I¬†love April weddings and think more brides should consider it the wedding month instead of June. Leah’s wedding color scheme¬†consisted of¬†golden yellow, royal blue, and metallic silver accents.

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Bridal bouquet of all white ‘Blizzard’ roses, peonies, and stock with variegated hosta leaves and lamb’s ear. The bouquet was wrapped with a ruffled chiffon handle to match the bride’s dress and yellow pearl pins.

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Here you can really see the bouquet handle in all its beauty. The bride’s ruffles on her dress match perfectly with¬†the bouquet. AND, those lamb’s ear and hosta leaves came straight from my garden! I feel so much pride when I can contribute to the decorations like that ūüôā

Photo of dress taken by http://www.vanarsdalephoto.com

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Bridesmaid’s bouquets were all yellow spray roses, ‘Latina’ yellow roses, yellow peonies, and silver lamb’s ear and variegated hosta leaves wrapped in blue satin ribbon.

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The ceremony was held at Bennett Chapel on the Oklahoma State University campus.  The aisles were lined with blue and yellow tissue paper pom poms.  The windows held hanging blue and silver ribbon with real flowers of yellow cremone mums and yellow button mums.

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Lisa and Dale of PlanIt Events did an AMAZING job decorating this venue!  Their attention to detail is just overwhelming sometimes.  What a great team! http://www.planiteventsonline.com/

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Up close of the ribbons and hanging flowers at the ceremony.

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The reception was held at the Conoco Phillips Alumni Center.¬† Half of the tables were decorated with various size vases of yellow cremone mums, white ‘Blizzard’ roses, yellow ‘Latina’ roses, yellow button mums, and yellow solidago. The other half contained blue and white chinese lanterns in vases and rose petals.

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Close up of the reception tables containing flowers. Various size vases, of yellow flowers.

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Beautiful wedding!¬† I love the opportunity to¬†use flowers I can’t normally get during the year. I also enjoy showcasing my wide vase collection.¬† Those tiny jars once held baby food.¬† I just cleaned off the label after they were used.¬† Aren’t I “green”?!

One thing I will note, most websites advertise ‘Blizzard’ roses as being white.¬† They are actually ivory with a buttery yellow center.¬† They are white as long as they don’t open too much.¬† You can see in this picture some of¬†the ‘Blizzard’¬†roses that are starting to blow open are slightly yellow. It worked perfectly for this wedding but if you have a pure white bouquet, you may think of using ‘Akito’ or ‘Escimo’ instead. Also, ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Latina’ have a very large head for a rose.¬† They do not make good flowers for corsages or boutonnieres (unless you¬†like something the size of¬†a softball hanging on your lapel).

Miscellaneous Arrangements

Sometimes, I do arrangements for special occasions – my mother’s birthday, friend’s anniversary, etc.¬† I think I’ll start posting those arrangements here:

Peacock arrangement РSoft pink spray roses, blue hydrangeas, pink tulips, blue delphinium, purple kale, and green hypericum berries accented with seeded eucalyptus and peacock feathers.  The vase sets off the arrangement with a teal blue sash, silver button, and peacock feathers glued to the bottom.  Very fun and exotic!

Simple arrangements with only one type of flower are the easiest as well as most inexpensive.  I also love the elegance and modern look it creates.

Yellow and White gladiolas in a vase.

White monte casino daisies in a mason jar.

Lavendar blue and purple hydrangeas from my own personal garden ūüôā You may see this blue mason jar in many of my random arrangements.¬† It’s my favorite container.

Pink peonies with silver lamb’s ear and green hostas in a blue mason jar – also from my garden ūüėČ

Valentine’s arrangement for my best friend from her husband – red tulips, white hydrangeas with various greens in a crystal bowl.

Bridal fair arrangement I made for Averi Blackmon (www.averiblackmon.com) Рyellow roses, purple and green trachelium, white stock, blue delphinium, lily grass, bupleureum, and eucalyptus in my favorite cobalt blue mason jar.

One of my favorite light yellow roses to use!¬† ‘Blizzard’ roses are still standard roses but have a large head and many, many petals.¬† When they open, they look identical to a garden rose which is normally 5x the price!¬† These were left over from a wedding so I arranged them in a milk¬†glass compote and spearmint from my¬†garden.¬† Looked (and smelled) amazing!¬†

Arrangement made for a mock-up of a wedding reception table.  Blush pink spray roses, pink alstromeria, green fuji mums, pink gerbera daisies, and hot pink carnations in a square container. (Sorry about the clarity Рtaken with a camera phone)

Fun with Indian Paintbrush!  I picked these in the open field behind my house and decided to play around with different container ideas.

This is an old metal pitcher I found at a junkyard.  So rustic and still beautiful.

I bought this ‘Clabber Girl’ baking powder tin at another junkyard for .50!¬† Score!¬† You may see me use this container quite a bit for my¬†vintage weddings.

Teapot with flowers.  Still vintage and rustic with the wildflowers but with a modern,  sleek twist. 

I am ofen amazed at how a container can make or break the look of an arrangement.¬† Choose…..wisely!

Butler Wedding

Fall weddings are among my best work.  Something about all those sunset colors just brings out the beauty of the flowers.  Oklahoma has some incredible wildflowers so when brides request fall colors, I know things like celosia, solidago, and zinnias are going to be perfect for the job and pretty inexpensive since they are locally grown!  Throw a few maple leaves in there and you have the makings of a perfect Oklahoma fall wedding.

Color palette of red, orange, and yellow.

Bridal bouquet of orange celosia, yellow with red tip mini calla lilies, yellow solidago, and red gerbera daisies wrapped with red, orange, and yellow twine for the handle.

Bridal bouquet detail

Maid-of-honor bridesmaid bouquet of red gerbera daisies, yellow solidago, red hypericum berries, and preserved mapled leaves.

Bridesmaid bouquets of red hypericum berries, yellow solidago, and preserved maple leaves.

Reception tables – groupings of 3 mason jars containing orange celosia, orange roses, and red zinnias.

Reception tables – groupings of 3 mason jars containing orange celosia, orange roses, and red zinnias.

Reception tables – groupings of 3 mason jars containing orange celosia, yellow solidago, and red zinnias.