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More than Flowers - Incorporating Fruits & Vegetables into a Design Plan

Who says your decor just has to be flowers?! Incorporating other elements into your event, party, or wedding flowers can add an element of novelty or even elegance to the overall design.

Elements like fruits and vegetables can tie your design plan together. They might hint towards a particular location. For example, lemons for a Mediterranean inspired event can add a fresh, bright pop of color and texture or Grapes for an event at a vineyard would pull in the surrounding landscape.

These additions may also ground the floral design in a particular theme. Mushrooms mixed with mosses, grasses, or twigs would create the feeling of a forest floor on the table for a rustic, outdoor themed wedding. Touches like berries or garden vegetables would be perfect for a sweet & refined garden party.

In other ways, the addition of fruits and vegetables to a floral design may simply be sentimental or aesthetic. Your first date was at a wine-tasting? Grapes of course! You simply love the natural texture of an artichoke, go for it!

Whatever your desire or inspiration the addition of fruits and vegetables may be an excellent and (delicious!) choice to incorporate into your overall design plan. Below, we have just a few of the many options to inspire you!

1. Grapes

 Katie Slater Photography

Katie Slater Photography

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2. Mushrooms

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3. Artichokes

 Kristen Schhueler Photography

Kristen Schhueler Photography

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4. Eggplant & Blackberries

 Diane Sage Photography

Diane Sage Photography

5. Lemons

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Five Fall Bouquets to Fall in Love With

More and more couples are planning fall weddings. Fall is a beautiful time of year for a wedding when the weather is cooler, the leaves are turning, and rich earthy color palettes dominate design. Organic, more natural florals are a popular choice, with blossoms like dahlias, ranunculus, astilbe, and queen anne’s lace adding texture and depth. Greens like seeded eucalyptus and olive branches as well as berries are also a popular addition.

With color palette, inspiration can come from many places. Some are inspired by fall’s natural color change, bringing in rich yellows, deep reds, and pops of orange. Others aim for more greenery with pale sages and deep emeralds. Burgundy and wine palettes are another popular choice. Many couples choose a more subdued fall palette, selecting subtle blends of colors like champagne, cinnamon, coral, and lavender.

Here we’ve selected 5 fall bouquets with a mix beautiful blossoms and even greater inspiration. Which one is your favorite?

1. Rich Burgundy Dahlias with Olive & Queen Anne’s Lace

 Emily Tebbetts Photography

Emily Tebbetts Photography

2. Cinnamon Roses with Dusty Miller and Coral Sprays

 Elizabeth LaDuca Photography

Elizabeth LaDuca Photography

3. White Dahlias with Succulents and Viburnam Berries

 Ashley O’Dell Photography

Ashley O’Dell Photography

4. Golden Orchids with Orange Dahlias and Burgundy Callas

 Lea St. Germain Photography

Lea St. Germain Photography

5. Ivory Roses with Eucalyptus and Wax Flower

 Stephanie Rita Photography

Stephanie Rita Photography

Shades of Pink: Integrating Color into your Flower Design

A common color that couples love to pull into their wedding flowers is pink. Pink is a great shade that mixes well with various colors. The color pink is known to symbolize unconditional love and therefore is a beautifully symbolic choice for wedding celebrations. In flowers, many blossoms naturally grow in shades of pink. We as designers are able to play with tone and texture with these pink blossoms. Crepey, delicate pink lisianthus, lush, petal-loaded garden roses, & textural pink hydrangea are just some of our favorites!

From soft and powdery to bright and vibrant, get inspiration from these pink blossoms below!

1. Pink Peonies with Blue Hydrangea, Apricot Stock, and Hot Pink Spider Gerbera

 Angelina Rose Photography

Angelina Rose Photography

 2. Pink Garden Roses with White Majolica Spray Roses & White Queen Anne's Lace

 Stacey Hedman Photography

Stacey Hedman Photography

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3. Raspberry Peonies with Pink Sweetpea, White Peonies, & Peach Stock

 Lynne Reznick Photography

Lynne Reznick Photography

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4. Pink Roses & Lisianthus with White Hydrangea and Phaleonopsis Orchids

 Elegant Bliss Photography

Elegant Bliss Photography

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5. Powder Pink Ranunculus & Peonies with Dusty Miller

 Snap Photography

Snap Photography

Four Tables to Inspire your Next Event

1. Bold & Colorful

A bright, bold pop of color and pattern can really elevate your event. For this table, an orange & aqua color palette gave a fresh feel to the table complemented by orange blossoms & metallic vases. The organic feel of the ivy & eucalyptus in the arrangements harmonized with the greenscape of the garden.

 

2. Sweet & Textural

Blush linen with ivory lace overlay is a beautiful combination for this table. Sweetly delicate, the understated palette pairs perfectly with the cream & pink florals. This design has a feminine feel accented by the textural lace detail.

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3. Rustic & Natural

For this table, no-linens with a dark wood finish give a rustic vibe. Together, the long wooden tables and loose, organic florals feel rich & tuscan. Clusters of olive leaves at each place setting only further the rustic Italian feel.

4. Ornate & Opulent

This table is all about the linens. Rich plum runners with a damask pattern are the highlight of this table. To accentuate the runners, the flowers are kept in a similar moody plum palette accented by pillared candles that offer a soft glow. Touches of gold add a richness to the overall table.

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EMAIL:   kelly@artisticblossoms.com   |   PHONE:   781.837.6251   |   LOCATE:  Private Studio Marshfield, MA  &  162 Newbury St. Boston, MA   copyright 2018. all rights reserved.    (background photo by Ashley O'Dell Photography)