With fall weddings on the horizon, Beautiful Blooms’ (beautifulblooms.com) Alaina Riehs is here to help guide brides and grooms to the hottest flower trends.
Blue hydrangea adds a pop of color without stealing the spotlight in this centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms.
LAYER LIGHT AND DARK FLORALS
“Incorporate the dark colors that are in season while layering some lighter and more focal floral options. White King protea can be a shining star, and the deep rich tones of leucadendron, scabiosa and astilbe really elevate a bouquet.”
UTILIZE UNDERSTATED HUES
“Add pops of color without overpowering the design. Blue hydrangea is able to do exactly that and showcase their natural beauty without having to fight for being the star of the arrangement. Integrating white hydrangea, roses, stock flower and spray roses complements and enables blue to show through without having to use too many different floral choices.”
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TEXTURAL FOLIAGE
“Mixing various foliages and using them as a runner down your table provides an intimate experience for your guests. Adding the personal touch of a single sprig of greenery invites the guest to their seats, while the sprig of the olive branch symbolizes peace and sophistication.”
CREATE A CANOPY EFFECT
“Create a canopy effect with curly willow and phalaenopsis orchids. Curly willow branches symbolize enchantment, while phalaenopsis orchids represent elegance and joy. This classic pairing allows the orchids to be the focal point while the curly willow and all its natural texture provide the perfect foundation. This can be elevated with the floating candles that bring depth and an added layer of ambiance.”