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Helping Mother Nature’s Wedding Flowers

Sep
2009
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posted by on Arrangement Ideas, DIY, Weddings

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Despite the seemingly endless ranges of hue and texture that Mother Nature makes available in fresh flowers, sometimes you can’t find just the right shade of blossom that you have in your head for your wedding flowers. Maybe your wedding falls in the wrong season for your perfect flower. Maybe your dream color scheme needs something just a little outside what exists in nature. Then what?

I recently was thrilled to be invited to my cousin (ok, maybe a few [hundred] times removed!) Julie’s wedding in Northern Ireland. I was in! The trip, and the wedding, was amazing (a story for another blog), but I was really looking forward to see how wedding flowers are used “across the pond”.

Julie had found a stunning rich, deep, teal dress for her bridesmaids – just perfect for an early September ceremony, right on the cusp of fall. So elegant, when paired with ivory flower girls’ dresses and handsome black tuxes. The simplicity of the single accent color would have been offset by introducing other colors into the mix. But there’s really no such color in the flower world, and she came up with a great solution: silk flower accents.

Julie combined white mini calla lilies, white gerbera daisies (with a black center) and some lush green ruscus with a touch of deep teal silk flower to pull it all together. The result was just beautiful; all the splendor of fresh flowers, and just that little pop of drama from the silks. It really was a great alternative to trying to dye flowers to be “just right”, but still having the lushness of fresh flowers on her special day.

A Northern Ireland wedding in Carryduff
Julie’s Wedding Party

Julie's Wedding Bouquet
Julie’s Wedding Bouquet

Lovely Lisa and Emma
Lovely Flowergirls Lisa and Emma

Most Recent Comments:
    Christine Auberton

    This is a brilliant post and has given me inspiration for my own wedding flowers. I am also having teal as my main colour and trying to find flowers to go with it was proving difficult. I was a little worried about going down the silk flower route but these pictures show that there is nothing to worry about and they look just as good as the real flowers. All I have to do now is try and find some nice silk teal flowers – do you know where your cousin got hers from? Do you know what she had for her center pieces as I am also struggling with this – do you have any pictures of the center pieces that you could send me.

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