At some point in every girl’s life she thinks about that one special day when she gets to feel like Cinderella- Prince Charming, pumpkin carriage, glass slippers, THE WORKS. Now, your Prince Charming may ride a Harley instead of a white horse, or your pumpkin carriage may be a fine crafted Skipjack, passed down from generation to generation, working days have long behind. For every Cinderella, there are many creative ways to leave little stamps of herself all throughout a wedding ceremony and reception. Flowers,
being one of them. Let your style bloom…
Article & Photos courtesy of The Flower Shop
101 Dundee Aveune, Suite 100, Chester, MD 21619
We all know very well the picture of a traditional bride with a traditional ceremony. The brick church, a perfectly made up bride in a stark white ball gown accompanied by her tuxedo clad father carrying what else, but a bouquet of beautiful white roses; perfectly classic in every way. Maybe those white roses are accented with grand alter pieces of white hydrangea, blush peony, and that traditional wedding staple: calla lilies. There is just something about Frank Sinatra and a beautiful blush pink peony centerpiece that screams WEDDING! Now, what about the bride who wants something just a little bit different, a little bit outside the box? Our brides here on the Eastern Shore are proud of their roots and aren’t afraid to show it!
Here on the Eastern Shore we are known for our beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the rivers and creeks that connect us. This makes it no surprise that a nautical themed wedding is quite popular and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Beautiful blue hydrangeas in a rope wrapped oyster can are a great way to bring a nautical feel to reception tables. If you are a really bold bride, filling Old Bay cans with Black Eyed Susan’s and bay grasses is just about as MD proud as you can get! There are certainly ways of bringing the Eastern Shore spirit to your waterfront ceremony through flowers as well. Mark your aisle with bushel baskets spilling with marsh grass, solidago and tiger lilies just like the ones that grow wild along Hwy 301 all summer long.
Doing a total 180- we don’t want to leave out the modern bride! Playing up any and all angles is a great way to get a modern feel to your wedding. Opt for an asymmetrical bouquet of orchids, calla lilies, and pin cushions for a look sure to impress your guests. It’s all about the lighting! Sure, submerging a stack of calla lilies in a clear cylinder container is great, but add a LED light underneath to pump up the energy and add an unexpected flare!
Now, a frequent concern of many brides is what flowers are in season when and how to use those flowers in a color palette appropriate for the time of year. For winter brides who are all about the glam, deep purple hydrangeas, accompanied by Picasso calla lilies and dainty, but show stopping stephanotis is a great choice; accent with silver broaches to add some glitz. If you are a winter bride getting married around the holidays, play up on those colors as most venues will have their own decorations out as well. Red amaryllis accented with roses, hypericum berries, and a touch of holly is a classic holiday combination.
Spring, the unofficial wedding season. Blush peonies adorned with dusty miller make any mint bridesmaid dress look spectacular. If you really want a wedding exemplifies the spring season yellow daffodils and an array of red, pink, and yellow tulips are a staple of the season.
When it comes to a summer wedding, there really are no rules. If you are going for a down home, outdoor picnic vibe try using a variety of zinnias, sunflowers, and fever few daisies. Accent with butterfly weed and mountain mint to complete this look! If you are more of a beachy bride- play on the colors of sea glass using white hydrangeas, blue delphiniums, and white freesia. Accent with driftwood and mission accomplished.
Last, but certainly not least, the fall bride. With so many beautiful choices for all it can be overwhelming. To bring in the rich jewel tones of fall try using marsala dahlias with orange roses and ivory mums. Pair with an emerald dress or napkin- talk about a pop of color! If you are a more neutral bride, try white dahlias, Sahara roses, and white ranunculus. Bring in natural elements, such as pheasant feathers and pinecones to add an unexpected punch to your florals.
No matter what look your are going for- there is a color and flower vibe out there just for you, there truly are endless possibilities when it comes to wedding florals!
For more inspirational ideas, contact The Flower Shop at 410-604-3860 or visit them at 101 Dundee Aveune, Suite 100, Chester, MD 21619 or www.flowers4youtoday.com.