We hope your Friday is full of laughter and cheer! Looking at this photo of one of our gorgeous brides always makes us smile! We hope it makes you smile too!
Get to know Artistic Blossoms! As part of our blog series, we will be interviewing various members of the AB Team over the course of the year to get insights on their tastes and interests! Be sure to check in on the blog in the following months for more insider details!
For our first Designer Spotlight, we sat down with Camille in the studio to ask her questions about her job and the flower trends of 2016.
What's your job at Artistic Blossoms?
I guess you could say I'm a Flower Child of All Trades – Office Manager, Designer, and Deliverer!
What would you say 2016’s flower is?
Spray roses have been really popular this wedding season. They are a great blossom to add texture to an overall design and they are available in a variety of colors from vivid oranges to pale, peachy pinks.
What season is your favorite for a wedding?
I happen to love Spring ☺ I love the colors of Spring and most of my favorite flowers are in season. Sometimes the weather can be a hit or miss, but when it's a gorgeous Spring day there's truly nothing better!
What’s your favorite wedding trend for 2016?
I’m seeing more organic and loose styles this year versus the tighter compact vibe and lots of peach and coral floral palettes with a variety of foliage greens for added texture. Bouquets have more of a gathered feel now, composed out of a variety of blossoms.
Also, neutral palettes are a trend I like this year, but then again neutrals are never out of style!
What's the best part of your job?
I love seeing everything come together on the day-of. Each event is so different from the next, it all comes together around the client. And since I work with each client through the planning process, it's really cool to see all of the designs and ideas transform from paper to reality.
(Also, who doesn't love being surrounded by pretty flowers all the time!)
Christine and Ken were married on a gorgeous June day at White Cliffs Country Club. It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple! We designed monochromatic, yet textural bouquets and centerpieces to compliment the navy, creme, and gold palette. The bride personalized her reception with handmade table numbers, custom table runners, and gold chargers. Each table had gold lanterns, some spilling with blossoms like peonies and freesia, others with a candle and clustered centerpieces surrounding. A nautical feel complimented the gorgeous ocean views at White Cliffs.
Flower girls are sure to be an adorable part of your wedding day, getting guests camera-ready before your big aisle debut! With their dresses picked, the shoes and tights ready, flowers are the final and important component to the girls' overall look and role in the wedding.
Below, we created a list of the most popular ideas for your flower girl's flowers! Find what works with your wedding style and what she's comfortable sporting! Remember, you can always mix it up and have each flower girl carry something different.
1. Head Wreaths
Head wreaths are on trend for 2016. They are popular for adults, with many brides and even guests sporting large, blooming floral crowns. We always love head wreaths on our flower girls too! Head wreaths never fail to create an enchanting, ethereal look. Oversized crowns with lots of flowing greens and scattered blossoms are an adorable look for your little one!
2. Petals to Throw
Petals are fun! It is always so sweet to see flower girls throwing loose petals down the aisle and creating a little trail for you to walk down at the ceremony. Typically, rose petals are the best choice, although little blossoms can also create a sweet look. Many times a decorated basket is the perfect vessel for the petals, although other creative ideas like handmade paper cones can create a signature look. Before deciding that your flower girl will toss petals, be sure to check with your venue to see if they allow them to be thrown.
3. Handheld Bouquet
Miniature bouquets are simply adorable. Having mini versions of the bridesmaids' bouquets creates a cohesive look and lets your flower girl feel like one of the adults. When choosing this style for your flower girls definitely consider their age in your decision. A handheld bouquet requires a little more care and attention when carried.
Pomanders are another great choice if you want your girls to carry flowers down the aisle. Unlike the handheld bouquets, pomanders are great for all ages because they are a hands-free look. A thick loop of ribbon allows the ball of flowers to be easily carried, even by small hands. An array of flowers can be used to make pomanders for an overall fun and elegant look.
5. Basket with Flowers
Baskets with flowers are a traditional look for your flower girls to carry. Fun elements like the beaded purses below can add a colorful twist to this traditional style. Like the pomander, baskets can be easy to carry and an essentially hands-free design. Many times the basket can become a keepsake for the flower girl after the wedding is over.