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Beautiful Bouquets, Selecting Wedding Blooms for Brides

 How To Choose The Best Blooms For Your Wedding Day - Guide For Brides
Every bride dreams her wedding to be unique and a memorable one and like all the other plannings and the decisions, choosing your wedding flowers is also an important and exciting decision you need to make. 

A wedding can not be the same without flowers. Every bride has its own specific taste and personality and wishes to reflect her style in the wedding flowers from fragrance and color to style and mood and the final memories in the wedding pictures and photo album. Moreover, your wedding bouquet is the final touch to your gorgeous gown and a beautiful wedding bouquet will surely enhance your wedding dress and provide the finishing touch to this very special day.

In the beginning, it may seem overwhelming, so here are some important tips from an expert to help make choosing your wedding flowers easily:

Start By Looking Through The Bridal Magazines and Books That Focus On Flowers
If you don’t have an idea of the types and colors of flowers you’d like to have on your wedding day, you can simply look out for a bridal magazine with nicely photographed flowers can be a smart way to start and getting an idea of what exactly you like and you want. Additionally, take a tour to your local botanical garden or a Greenhouse to grab a real feel of flowers and understand the significance of various types of blossoms. Also, ask some of the local florists for the flowers delivered today and try to practice small floral arrangement.

Determine Your Budget
Before you get attracted to the high-end pictures of the exclusive floral arrangements, do the sums. Some of the projects might not seem realistic if you’ve budgeted for everything else. So, its a good idea to figure out the amount you’re going to spend on the wedding flowers and turn your dreams into reality. If you’re all set to hire a florist, discuss the extent of your budget with him to let him select the flowers accordingly.

Consider The Color Of Your Flowers
Colors play a pivotal role in the wedding flowers. The colors chosen should complement your style, the bridal gown, the wedding theme and the clothing of rest of the bridal party members. Colors chosen according to their season availability will give a great impact to the smaller floral pieces as they will cost less. Moreover, think about the venue or the place of the wedding ceremony and consider the flowers that contend in the room or an outdoor area. For instance, here are the popular choices of flowers by colors:
Pink - Peony, Rose, Carnation, Tulip, Protea, Boronia and Lily
White - roses, sweet pea, camellia, stephanotis, gardenia, orchid, lily, jasmine and sundrop
Yellow - sunflower, daffodil, lily, tulip and freesia
Red -
 dahlia, gerbera, rose, poinsettia and amaryllis

Select The In-Season Flowers
Season plays an important role while selecting the wedding flowers because including the non-season blooms will increase the costs and the complexity. And, if you’re deciding to go for the locally grown productions, its hard to have them flown in. Here are some of the popular flowers mentioned along their seasons:
Summer Flowers - Carnation, Anthurium, Gypsophila, Lily, Magnolia, peony, rose and sunflower
Spring Flowers - amaryllis, daffodil, freesia, gerbera, lily of the valley, orchid, ranunculus, stephanotis and sweet pea
Fall Flowers -
 aster, agapanthus, clematis, daisy, hosta, hydrangea, passion flowers and pinks
Winter Flowers - camellia, euphorbia, iris, nerine, pansy, poinsettia, snowdrop, tulip
All-Year Round Flowers - calla lily, carnation, gypsophila, orchid, protea, rose and tulip

Consider The Venue While Selecting Flowers
Considering the place or the venue of your wedding, you’ll be able to design a plan for which flower arrangement you’ll be placing at what place. Moreover, its important that you give a unique design and look to each setup to seem as if specially created for the bride and her swag.

Final Tip:
Remember, selecting the flowers for your wedding is your personal decision; and as your preference is the most important part, it requires you to have a basic knowledge of what works well for the theme you’re choosing and whether it suits your budget.



Floral Color Trends, by Michael Daigian Designs

If you're planning a wedding or simply adore flowers (yours truly) then you'll enjoy renowned San Francisco flower desiger Michael Daigian's new blog.  His site is filled with tips and ideas as well as great photos of his team's stunning work.  You can see the full portfolio here.  Below is a recent article he submitted about floral color trends. 

To all floral enthusiasts,

Flowers certainly give off a wonderful aroma and arrangements ought to appeal to your more architectural sensibilities; but COLOR is without a doubt the most intruiging aspect of floral design.

Color is a wonderful but often confusing and challenging aspect or tool of any design work. I though I would offer a couple insights on how color trends shift and evolve as our world quickly changes. I am, and I suspect most are, heavily influenced by seasonal changes. This is entirely a personal sensibility and some do not shift their pallets as much as others with the cycles of the seasons.

Certainly there are colors that are beyond seasons; white, black, certain grays.

And in that same vein, color requests cannot and should not be ignored...after all, this is the service industry.

But keeping an eye out, suspecting and trying to gauge changes while attempting to be unique and individual is why designers are constantly drawn to this variable. In the past few years there has been on a whole an interesting shift towards muted and earthy, skin like, blended, or washed out colors.

The digital revolution has muted the sharp contrast of bold colors and put a very tangible and real feel on images and creations. The attempt to actualize or bring to life digital images has lead to the toning down of colors in the interest of believability.

This is not meant at all as a dismissal of digital media. Rather a beautiful and very neutral pallet of fashionable colors have perpetrated the market. The art, fashion, and floral design reimburses this trend and things look wonderful and blend easily.

Trends we employ are washed out acid neon. Muted grays and blacks are a personal favorite. Earthy and tonal primary colors (yellow, red, blue).

Light browns and skin tones are a huge plus. They blend so well and are so tangible. While muted colors are the trend do not forget to throw a little color in to break things up.

Following the trends is not an easy process. It takes time, dedication, and a general interest. Keeping in touch with fashion and art is extremely important. I feel strongly that fashion establishes and develops the tones that are so important of such a subtle level.

Thanks for reading...
Written by Adam Iscoff - Daigian