If you don't know the difference between a dahlia and a daisy you've come to the right place! I outlined some basic but important facts to know about wedding flowers, like how to get the look you want - even if you don't know what that is right now!
Since I get messages every day asking for advice on how to arrange flowers for a wedding yourself and these images from The Happy Bloom are some of my favorites I thought it would be fun to share them with tips. For all of you wanting to enjoy the art of making your own bouquets and centerpieces check out the vases and supplies in our store to make beautiful arranging easy. And be sure to check out the full photo gallery called Southern Vintage Wedding Inspiration on 100 Layer Cake.
The bigger the bloom, the fewer you'll need.
If you want to stretch your floral budget, go big. When they're jumbo-sized flowers like dinner plate dahlia, you only need a few to create a lush and full, garden style look. I recommend totally embracing that softness that’s trending at the time of year. Take things up a notch with bold splashes of color and well placed greenery which renews a classic theme with something a bit more modern.
The best choice for flowers are local and in-season, always.
Yes, I said it. Always be e open to blooms of the season. That means that unless it's a spring wedding forget the tulips. These blooms are more affordable and fresher than out of season buds. The carbon foot print is lower, too. Your flowers don't have to be flown in from all over the world. You might have your heart set on a peony but look for a doppelgänger with the same feel and shape that'll make you just as happy.
Wedding dress is chosen first, then your bouquet.
The aesthetic of the dress' style will affect the flowers you choose. Seriously. You want the flowers to be a side-show and complement you, what's going on that day and what you are wearing. The flowers do not want to compete with all of that! The floral compositions should be an effortless accent that enhances the beauty of the day not out over shadow it. Here's what I am saying: you want to place a bouquet of tightly bound single color calla lilies with a modern, slim gown. Right? Picture that same gown with a wild, bright boho number and you can see something, is just not right.
Thanks to The Happy Bloom and the crew below for packing so much prettiest placed down south: Savannah, Georgia. I appreciate you letting me creatively fill the floral vision for this outdoor elopement.
Venue: Wormsloe / Styling: Design Studio South / Assisted Styling: Tristan Needham / Florist: Colonial House of Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Wicked LuLu / Blush love note: Quill & Co / Gold Stationery: Julia Rohde Designs / Cake: Wicked Cakes / Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals / China: Lillian’s China / Bar Cart: Target / Flatware: West Elm / Map Illustration: Common Dove Photography / Ribbon: Froufrou Chic / Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab / Dress: Hayley Paige / Pearl Ring: Trumpet & Horn / Rose Gold Ring: InOurStar / Ring Box: The Mrs. Box / Bridal Boutique: Ivory & Beau / Models: Carolyn + Blake