Today, we will look at flowers to go with orange bridesmaids dresses; a great choice for a sunny, summer or beach wedding.
Orange, being a lovely, vibrant colour, can work beautifully for the bridesmaids dresses. It will show up well on the wedding photographs, especially if the groomsmen wear black suits.
When thinking of flowers to go with orange bridesmaids dresses, there are quite a few theme options you could consider.
If you think of a ‘citrus’ theme, oranges and lemons, then yellow is an excellent colour to add to orange flowers. For the tables, then, glass vases filled with oranges and lemons would work wonderfully. Try topping with fountain or bear grass for a delicate twist.
Simple bunches of sunflowers tied with orange ribbon would also look fabulous and would be an easy option for DIY wedding bouquets. A sunflower theme is incredibly easy to accessorize too, as sunflowers are available in lots of different sizes in fabric and paper to add to invitations, tables and the cake. Even earrings and shoe ornaments for the bridesmaids can be found.
My new book, Ideas for Wedding Flowers – Colour Series – Orange, available on Amazon, offers more tips and advice for flowers to go with orange bridesmaids dresses. The eBook includes handy research tables with varieties to help you to decide.
In addition, the book provides essential guidance for how to find the right florist for you. There is advice to help with list-making and the organisation of your research. This will be invaluable to enable the florist to have an enhanced view of your theme, ideas and requirements.
Flowers to go with Orange Bridesmaids Dresses
The series is written by a florist with over 25 years experience in the floristry trade. Many of those years were spent helping hundreds of couples to realise their vision on the day. You cannot go wrong with some insider advice
So, from orange flowers to go with orange bridesmaids dresses to stunning ideas for contrast for the braver out there; there is something for every bride.
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Released today – Book 5 in the Ideas for Wedding Flowers Colour Series – Red
This book deals with ideas for wedding flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses.
The Colour Series books are geared towards wedding flower ideas to go with the colour of bridesmaids dresses that you have chosen, and offer variety ideas in red and ivory, initially, then will look in more detail at the theme itself, showing ideas for contrast colours that work beautifully within the theme set by the red bridesmaids dresses.
This follows the post from a couple of days ago and expands the ideas for flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses, still a hugely popular choice for this year.
Red is a timeless colour, offering a classic vibrancy, whatever the shade. It is a beautiful choice for the bridesmaids dresses and can be easily carried throughout the wedding, creating a stunning theme that will wow your guests if attended to in detail.
The book will help to show the way, with useful research tables and a series of Pinterest boards to accompany the books. In addition to these, there are a set of albums on our Facebook page, full of ideas and useful photographs to use for your design board.
The final section of the colour series books offers essential advice for you to use to gather all your information together to present to your chosen florist. As a florist, I am acutely aware of the value of organised information and have written this section to enable you and your florist to have a clear picture of your ideas. This is critical when the logistics of delivery and requirements for venue, guests and the all-important wedding party flowers need to be in the right place at the right time!
Take a look, for flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses, advice for finding the right florist for you and guidance in the creation of a design board and consultation sheet.
Walk into the florist with confidence, knowing what you want, where you want it and when.
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So, today I have been working on the next book in the Colour Series – Red. This book is intended to give ideas for flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses.
Red roses are a clear choice and are the perfect flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses. Classy and timeless.
Simple tied bunches are effective and stunning.
For a different look, use bunches of ivory roses as the flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses, while you, the Bride, carry red ones.
This offers some contrast and can be especially effective on the wedding photographs. The bridesmaids bunches are tied with a red ribbon and red crystals used in the centres of the roses.
If you are considering working within this theme, it is important that you use a ribbon that is the same shade as the dresses.
Red gerbera are also lovely flowers to go with red bridesmaids dresses. They are available in two sizes, with gold or striking, black centres. Gerbera would be perfect if you are looking for some DIY wedding flowers ideas, being easy to make into simple bunches for the bouquets and for the tables. Here, you could save some money on your wedding flowers if you use a single flower in a glass vase. A single gerbera head floating in a glass dish with some stones on the bottom gives a different twist.
In my new book, I will offer some suggestions for the brave among you, who want to try something a bit different with contrast colours.
Purple can be a stunning addition to the flowers, if you are looking for flowers to go with red bridesmaid dresses, but want something a little different. Purple Lisianthus is a gorgeous, dark purple flower, the shade of Cadbury’s chocolate wrappers. This lovely, rich colour looks beautiful when mixed with red roses and is small enough to incorporate into corsages and buttonholes.
It is worth bearing in mind, if considering red roses for your wedding, that the price can escalate considerably around Christmas and especially Valentine’s Day, when they can skyrocket by up to an eye-watering four times their price.
I have also been working on a series of Pinterest boards to accompany the Colour Series books. Many of you will already know the wonders of Pinterest. I have mentioned it before in a previous post, but am only just realising it’s full potential for brides and their design boards.
Watch this space, I am waiting for the cover to be finished and am hoping to release the new book before the end of the week…
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Wedding themes are not unusual. Many, if not most, weddings will follow a theme, whether they want it to or not. If you have yellow bridesmaids dresses, a yellow wedding cake and yellow napkins on the tables, one could say you have a yellow wedding theme.
There are, however, many ways in which you can produce a wedding theme.
A wedding theme is not just about colour. It can reflect a particular era in time. 1920′s weddings are popular, with vintage being the word of the moment. Similarly a 1950′s wedding theme is great, with the movie-star glamour of the day.
Generally, when a particular theme is followed, it is wise to be consistent. Take that wedding theme all the way through the wedding, in as much detail as you possibly can. Don’t worry about going overboard, that is what a themed wedding is all about. You have to hew to your wedding theme down to the tiniest detail for it to work properly.
You might be thinking… ‘Where do I start?’. First you need some inspiration. Do you have an interest that drives you? A sport you or your partner love? A favorite animal?
There are many, many experts out there who will offer wedding advice for the traditional wedding theme, but it will require a lot of effort from you to plan a themed wedding by yourself. You will need to do all the research in your niche theme for it to work.
Generally a wedding theme will cost more than a traditional wedding. You will need to know where you can trim your budget, without trimming the wedding theme!
A big consideration for couples when they are planning a theme wedding is that there can be in-depth research that should be done.. not just flowers and colours…
For example, maybe you and your fiancé, or just one of you have some Irish ancestry and think an Irish wedding theme would be the way to go. How would you know that:
- In Ireland, the traditional color for a bride to wear is NOT green…
- It is considered good luck for someone to throw an old shoe over the bride’s head as she leaves the church…
- Although it is a tradition to have a bagpiper, there is a right kind and a wrong kind !
1920′s Theme Wedding Green (Eco-Friendly) Theme Wedding African Inspired Wedding Indian Inspired Theme Wedding Christmas Theme Wedding Irish Theme Wedding Cocktail Inspired Theme Wedding July 4th Theme Wedding Costal Inspired Wedding Mexican Inspired Theme Wedding Cowboy/Western Wedding Movie Premiere Theme Wedding Beach/Island Wedding Something Sporty Wedding Butterfly Theme Wedding Storybook Fantasy Wedding Brunch Theme Wedding Wilderness/Camping Theme Garden Theme Wedding
Over 190 Pages of the exact kind of information you need for your wedding theme…
The perfect location… How to make your own stunning invitations… Creating the right centrepieces… Choosing the right colours for each wedding theme & styles of dresses…
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Selecting the perfect music, gifts for the guests and all the little decorating touches that will wow the guests and have them talking about your wedding theme for years to come …
Putting aside the personal possibilities of home and garden design (oh my goodness!), from a work point of view, I can see that Pinterest could revolutionize the way that Brides create their design boards for every aspect of the wedding.
Many years ago, (ahem) the Bride would come into the florist shop with her folder of magazine cuttings, notes and snips of fabric. I might add that there is nothing wrong with this and I am sure there will be brides who will still travel this route for a long time yet.
However, especially in todays’ financial climate, it can be a costly exercise, buying magazines or, indeed, ink for the printer!
Pinterest enables you to create the board online. There are millions of photographs to choose from. You simply ‘Pin’ the photograph to one of your boards (you can create as many as you like) then you can ‘share’ that board with your florist online. Wonderful.
The florist can ‘follow’ your board and access it at any time. During the consultation process, Pinterest can be viewed on an Ipad or computer. You will never need to print out your board at all – Green or what?
Pins can be added, deleted, re-pinned to other boards on Pinterest, until you have completed your look and finalised your board, narrowing it down to just one.
Over the last few days, I have been scouring Pinterest and ‘pinning’ flowers to match or contrast with different coloured bridesmaids dresses – this idea is a fascination of mine, as you will already be aware, if you are a follower, from my Colour Series books that I never shut up about
I may now have to rewrite the design board section of The Essential Guide to Buying your Wedding Flowers book, to include my new Pinterest obsession!
Pinterest Board – Yellow Weddings .. for Brides who have chosen yellow bridesmaids dresses
Pinterest Board – Purple Weddings.. for Brides who have chosen purple bridesmaids dresses
Today marks the release of the latest ebook in the Ideas for Wedding Flowers Series – Yellow. A couple of days ago, we offered a taste of some of our yellow wedding flowers ideas in a prelaunch post.
If you have chosen yellow bridesmaids dresses, then this volume offers many ideas and much advice ! Yellow wedding flowers are a lovely, sunny choice for a Summer wedding and this book gives research tables to aid your search for the perfect match.
Within the 9,000 words, you will also find contrast colour ideas to match the yellow dresses, opening up the possibilities for your theme. It goes way beyond yellow wedding flowers
The final chapters offer a wealth of advice to help you to gain confidence when finding the perfect florist to transform your ideas into the wedding flowers you deserve on your special day. By the time you reach the end, you will be fully armed with a consultation pack and design board, your head full of ideas and a clear picture of what you want, where and when.
Available on Amazon for less than a couple of pounds, this is a must-have manual for the organised bride.
Today, I have been working on my latest book in the Ideas for Wedding Flowers – Colour Series, using yellow wedding flowers as my inspiration.
Having been a florist for many (25) years, I have lots of ideas in my head for yellow wedding flowers, but always use my ‘Flower Bibles’ and wedding albums for research purposes.
I use the term Yellow Wedding Flowers loosely, as the question I ask myself when writing these books is.. “What flowers will go with yellow bridesmaids dresses?”
Yellow wedding flowers is just the tip of the iceberg! The first section of my books always work with the most obvious colour choice to ‘go with’ yellow dresses, which is, of course, yellow wedding flowers. Yellow roses are always the first flower to spring to mind..
Then, we might think of yellow gerbera…
Just lovely! Especially in simple bunches, with a few grasses and tied with yellow or ivory ribbon.
However, for the braver bride, try to move away from yellow wedding flowers and think a little more tropical…
Orange is a fabulous colour for yellow bridesmaids dresses, throw in some lime green or hot pink (or both) and you are looking at the perfect combination for a Summer or beach wedding.
For those of you who do want yellow wedding flowers, consider adding some cadbury purple or even a gorgeous blue to those yellow roses and watch the theme come to life.
When straying into other colours for your yellow theme, it is important to consider consistency throughout the wedding. If, for example, you have chosen purple to add to your yellow wedding flowers, ensure you choose the same shade of purple for your accessories, to keep the theme running smoothly. Add little purple touches to your wedding invitations and table arrangements, even if it is a simple bead or crystal.
The little touches keep the theme alive and you will impress your guests with your stylish cleverness
The ‘bones’ of the book are ready for proof-reading and will be available for sale in a few days on Amazon, once the cover is done and the spellings checked! Watch this space …
An excellent resource for all Brides planning their wedding flowers is an ebook that deals with all aspects of flower organisation, including tips on how to decide upon shape, size and content of wedding arrangements. Get a head start and learn how to make sure all your flowers, not only co-ordinate perfectly, but arrive when and where you need them to be on the day itself. Plan in advance for a stress-free wedding day! see it here
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We are into 2013 now and blue wedding flowers are not showing any signs of dropping in popularity for this years’ weddings.
Blue wedding flowers are notoriously difficult to source, not just in variety, but also in shade!
If you have your heart set on blue wedding flowers, you may want to consider blue roses. These are, of course, dyed. There are no natural blue roses, as they do not carry the delphidium pigment which produces the blue found in delphiniums and gentiana flowers.
Some suppliers will call flowers ‘blue’ when, in fact, they really mean purple, so try not to get too excited about the new ‘blue’ rose called ‘Blue Moon’. It is a stunning rose, but it is lilac, albeit with a blue hue. Take a look on our Facebook Page for more photos of blue wedding flowers.
Ivory roses, such as ‘Avalanche’ or ‘Akito’ look beautiful with a few added blue wedding flowers, such as the aforementioned delphiniums or even one or two blue crystals or loops of ribbon to match the bridesmaids dresses.
Sometimes, if the bridesmaids dresses need to be altered, there will be offcuts of fabric left over… these are perfect for adding to the flowers. Ask the dressmaker to keep the snips for you, you would be surprised how far they will go, with a good florist, working their magic
Artificial flowers can be a good alternative, as blue wedding flowers can be easier to source. Do not rely on this completely, though, as exact shades are difficult to match.
If you can, take a sample of your fabric into the florist in advance and ask their advice, regarding seasonal availability of the blue wedding flowers you have in mind.
If you are brave, you could consider having a completely different, contrast colour, instead of blue wedding flowers. Some colours will work wonderfully well against a blue background of the bridesmaids dresses.
For some great ideas, tips and advice in this vein, take a look at my latest book in the Colour Series. Ideas for Wedding Flowers – Colour Series – Dark Blue shows many ways in which you can use blue wedding flowers and some lovely options for contrasting colours. Available on Amazon now.
The vintage wedding theme is not a new idea, but is fast-growing in popularity and seems to be one of the top three trends for the coming season.
When choosing flowers for your vintage wedding theme, there are many avenues open to you, from tiny, delicate blooms to large headed, traditional flowers, a great choice for the DIYer.
The vintage wedding theme generally follows a pastel colour scheme for the flowers and the dresses. It is flexible enough to use a mix of colour, without having to hew to a particular shade, ideal if you are concerned about buying expensive, out-of-season blooms.
Lets take a look at some ideas…
Peonies – A gorgeous, large headed flower, in soft shades, that can be tied simply in bunches for the bouquets, then used singly in glass vases or bowls for the venue arrangements. Peony buds can then be incorporated into buttonholes for the groomsmen and guests.
Roses - Large, open-headed roses can be a dreamy addition to the vintage wedding theme. If you are lucky enough to have them growing in your garden, you can cut and arrange them into rose bowls for the tables, although, you would have to bear in mind that they will not last as well as their cultivated cousins!
‘Bianca’ roses are large-headed roses that are a rich, creamy colour and would look beautiful with their pale pink counterparts, ‘Candy Bianca’. These, again, would be stunning in simple bunches tied with ribbon to match the bridesmaids dresses.
The vintage wedding theme lends itself to simplicity and many florists would advise tied bouquets, rather than structured, trailing showers. If you have your heart set on a shower bouquet, go for a soft foliage, such as asparagus fern, to trail naturally.
A wonderful idea for the tables, and, again, something to try yourself, would be to use pretty china; cups and saucers, a milk jug or two and maybe a teapot here and there. Sit these on some old books – vintage wedding theme style, of course, not some old Harold Robbins! Then fill the containers with pastel-coloured flowers and snips of foliage from the garden.
Hydrangea – These happen to be one of the top choices for a vintage wedding theme and are simplicity personified! Their large heads are perfect for the DIYer, needing just one or two for a stunning effect! The cultivated ones can be fairly expensive during the late months of the year, but this cost can be weighed against the number of blooms you will need and the simplicity of the arrangements. (less effort required!) Place one head in a glass bowl and you have an instant, stylish table centrepiece.
For something different, and if your budget is a little larger, birdcages are a beautiful addition to the vintage wedding theme table. Generally, they are available in different sizes, with matching candlesticks. Again, these will look great with a simple arrangement inside, either a single head or a container of pastels.
These are just a few ideas to help you to decide upon your vintage wedding theme details and will be included in my new book, Ideas for Vintage Wedding Flowers. The ideas are coming thick and fast, so it will be a busy few months for me. Please don’t hesitate if you would like any advice…
Ideas for Wedding Flowers – Colour Series – Purple - new release out now on Amazon