Irene + Matt: Mediterranean Vintage

Irene + Matt’s Mediterranean vintage inspired wedding is beyond gorgeous! I had the unique pleasure of talking with Irene all about her big day and it was treat to know what inspired such an amazing wedding design. With gorgeous purple accents, a bridal hairstyle that still has me breathless and fun photos that really show both Irene + Matt’s personalities, this wedding is the perfect inspiration for choosing wedding color palettes and themes. Congratulations you two!

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Wedding Flowers: Gerbera Daisy

BEHOLD!!… The Gerbera

Some call it a Gerber Daisy, others a Gerbera, but either way it is one of my favourite flowers. It’s bold, beautiful and its large vibrant blooms will add color and life to any event. Somewhat less formal than roses, lilies and orchids – the Gerbera is what I consider a ‘fun’  wedding flower.

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Wedding Flowers: Calla Lily

The Calla Lily Exposé

Originally from Africa, the Calla Lily is now grown worldwide and has become a very popular addition to weddings. It has several merits as a wedding flower, including the fact that it lasts remarkably well once cut. This isn’t a flower that will fail you before the wedding day is over.

Due to the fact that the Calla Lily blooms quite easily in greenhouses it can typically be purchased at any time of year.

Wedding Flower Calla Lily

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Wedding Bouquet Jewellery

When you think of a wedding bouquet, whether it is for the Bride or Bridesmaids, your only concern might be what style and type of flowers you want. If however, you want to spice it up a little while still sticking with the traditional floral bouquet, there are a variety of ways that you can do just that!

Bouquet Jewellery is a fun way to add your own flair to even your flowers, but it has more uses than just looking stunning in your wedding photographs.

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Cristina + Brock: Floral Masterpiece

This incredibly ornate wedding took place in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral. From the Bride’s Jimmy Choo shoes, to the one-of-a-kind Groom’s boutonnière; it is stunning down to the smallest detail.

The variety of wedding flowers are definitely a key point for me. Sometimes having only one or two types of flowers is exactly what a wedding needs, but the combination of colors and blossoms is exquisite. Each arrangement, bouquet and centerpiece are all different!

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Tip from the Pros: Top Florals for Fall Weddings

The following is a Q+A with Bruno Duarte, Owner/Creative Director of Fresh Floral Creations.

He gives us a little insight into the popular floral choices for fall weddings, this year’s bouquet trends and tips on how to preserve your bouquet after the wedding. Enjoy!

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Designer Spotlight: D.I.Y? Because you are Amazing!

Hi there lovely readers — Rita here! So excited for my annual post! I’m now well into my second year designing for Weddingstar, and just to let you know, the excitement doesn’t dissipate. It’s been thrilling to see products that I’ve designed used in real life weddings and featured on blogs and in magazines. So keep on sending us images, it always makes our day:)

Last year I gave you my Insider Tips To Creating A Theme. Today I’m going to do it a bit differently, sharing my prowess at a hands on level, so that you too can experience the magic of making. You guessed right, it’s a D.I.Y project! I’ll be showing how to create gorgeous terrariums (doubly fun if used as echo friendly favors). Oh happy day! PLUS if that’s all too much work, I’ll show an even easier way to get on your green goddess. Integrating succulents into table décor. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration Boards

Valentine’s Day may fall on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still go all-out gushy for your February wedding! Here are my top 3 romantic, playful and modern Valentine’s Day inspired wedding themes. Enjoy! Continue reading

Tips: How to Choose the Right Color of Roses for Your Wedding

As a follow-up to Friday’s blog post, Tips: Top 10 Flowers for Wedding Bouquets, I thought it might be fun to look a little deeper into the world of the #1 pick, the Rose, and what makes it so special.

As many of you know, Roses come in a rainbow of colors, all of which are said to carry a particular meaning — red = love, yellow = friendship and so on. To help you find the right color that best complements your personalities and style, here is a rundown of the top 7 colors and what they mean. Continue reading

Tips: Top 10 Flowers for Wedding Bouquets

My fiancé and I are just about to start exploring all of the color options out there and attempt to decide on a color palette for our wedding next year. And as I’ve come to discover so far, with that comes a decision about the flowers as well.

To help the process along, I posted a poll on our Facebook fan page asking all former brides and brides-to-be what flowers they used or are planning to use in their bridal bouquets.

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