Tag: Florals

Dark & Moody Bouquets

Alright, you guys! I just can’t get over the dark moody florals I’m seeing this season. Our last round up was all about white pumpkins and was so nice and bright, but I have been itching to get back to the dark side. I’ve rounded up some beautiful bouquets that are either completely dark and moody or have some serious pumps of dark that bring such character to lighter bouquets. Ready to swoon with me?

LOVE these dark and moody bouquets- perfect for an autumn wedding


ONE: Is anyone here a SYTYCD or Dancing with the Stars fan? This is Whitney’s wedding bouquet… and it’s a STUNNER. That trailing foliage. *sigh*

TWO: Purples are one of those colours that play SO well with the dark and moody theme. This one’s wild and wandering shape is near perfection.

THREE: This bouquet is actually a light and neutral bouquet without the darker foliage. The deep hued leaves are such a simple way to play into the darks!

FOUR: I’m such a sucker for black centred anemones and this bouquet plays off the dark centres with some larger dark blooms. Also… those dark lips!

FIVE: This is the darkest I’ve found that doesn’t look a single bit tacky. It’s lovely in fact! So now you know you can go *almost* black in every sense of the word and still be lovely.

SIX: Did you know that succulents could be dark and moody? Oh, they totally can! And this beautifully organic bouquet is amazing. Period.

Do you have a favourite? I’m still swooning over Whitney’s. But those anemones are a close second.

Trend Alert: Unruly Florals

It’s funny, we have spent years trying to perfect weddings- tailor them and take away anything that doesn’t look polished. But unpolished, unruly, and wild is making a total comeback! With florals, anyhow. And we’re head over heels with the trend. Ready to see some of the arrangements that our dreams are made of?

Unruly Florals- love this freeform wildflower look!


ONE: The smaller blooms in this arrangement make allow room for more greenery and sprays. We love that all the texture is kept within a neutral palette and gets a touch of classic sensibility with a grosgrain ribbon.

TWO: This bouquet is freeform at it’s finest. It may not feature stacks of flowers, but each has room to breathe and make a statement. The trailing fabric ribbon is the icing on the cake.

THREE: I think we should almost make a round up of freeform florals on vintage wine barrels… because we’ve been seeing a lot of those too! But there’s a reason- they’re dang gorgeous!

FOUR: We love this wild footed arrangement full of blooms and twigs. This arrangement challenges what we’ve been seeing by omitting most greens!

FIVE: We love the whispy ferns this hand tied bouquet features. We’ve been seeing less and less wrapped arrangements in favor of natural hand tied.

SIX: This bouquet is wild at it’s loveliest! We love all the leaves, greens, sprays, and blooms this bouquet has to offer! It seriously has it all.

SEVEN: We had to include a simple wildflower bouquet in this roundup. This trend doesn’t say bigger is better (although we’ll never say no to more florals!).

Do you have a favourite? I’m really loving that giant bouquet right now.

Soft Peach and Yellow Wedding Inspiration

Today we’re sharing some bright but soft, warm cheery hues for your wedding inspiration! We’ve paired a soft peach with yellow for some pretty wedding dreams. These colours are sweet as candy, but by including plenty of whites, the palette is also sophisticated. Ready to see the inspiration?

soft peach and yellow wedding inspiration


ONE: There is nothing I don’t love about this bouquet. The giant peonies and tiny daisies… the perfect pair!

TWO: Talk about a stunning headpiece! We are dying over these big blooms. Would you dare?

THREE: Peach dresses and yellow bouquets make for a lovely bridesmaid combination. Plus- doesn’t everyone look great in a peachy hue?

FOUR: I am loving these soft brushstrokes! They give the perfect balance of colour and are pretty enough to dress up a simple text invitation.

FIVE: This cake is simple, white buttercream topped with blooms in the loveliest tones. There’s something about a simple white cake topped with florals that you can’t compete with.

SIX: This collection of wild blooms in tiny vessels look darling gathered around a vintage lantern. There’s those tiny daisies again!

SEVEN: So darn simple, but so pretty! Footed glassware filled with fresh peaches double as snack and decor.

Tell me- what do you love most about this collection? I am all over that bouquet! And the centrepiece. Maybe I’m just in love with those itty bitty flowers.

DIY Crates full of flowers

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

So you want to fill a crate with flowers- and you don’t want to pay someone to do it for you. You want it to look heaping and full of flowers- and you don’t want it to cost a fortune. How hard can it be? Not that hard with our one tip that will help the crate look fuller with less blooms. Can you guess what it is?

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

Yep- mason jars. Or if it’s a taller crate, vases. Here’s why. If you just filled the crate with flowers that would be A LOT of flowers to fill the thing. But when you add mason jars, not only is it easier to water your pretty blooms, but it gives them something to lean against that is smaller than the edges of the crate. Take a vase with a wide opening. It takes a lot of flowers to fill that sucker. But if that vase has a flare at the top (meaning the top is just as big, but there’s a smaller neck), less flowers are necessary to make the bouquet look just as full. Does this make sense? Think of the mason gars as the ‘smaller neck’.

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

So to fill a crate this size, by using mason jars, you only need to use about half of the blooms as you would without. And that’s a promise. 😉 And you can even space the mason jars out a bit so you use less… it won’t even look like there’s less flowers. So snip some blooms from your garden or order from your florist and get arranging! Use longer stems at the ends to help them spill over and cut them shorter in the middle. Fluff as necessary and always use greens (leave some leaves on the stems) to help fill it out.

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

The one tip you need to know to fill a crate with flowers

Ta-Da! That’s a simple one for your Saturday.

Eucalyptus- Dreamy greens as wedding decor

After styling last week’s DIY with that sweet little floral arrangement featuring eucalyptus- I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I love the muted colour of the green and the lovely fragrance. It’s so on-trend right now, I thought it was the perfect time to gather some inspiration for a eucalyptus kissed wedding. Ready for it?

eucalyptus at weddings- such dreamy greens for weddings!


ONE: We are all for floral crowns… and now that we’ve spotted this- for greenery crowns. And even better… layered over a lovely veil!

TWO: *Swoon* This eucalyptus studded bouquet is out of a dream it’s so perfect! Big white blooms and soft greens.

THREE: Make a statement for your ceremony entry by tying back sheer white curtains with seeded eucalyptus.

FOUR: Okay, so this is actually olive tree leaves… but it looks a lot like seeded eucalyptus leaves and I can’t think of a better smelling toss idea than eucalyptus. And pretty.

FIVE: I’m in love, love with this table runner! Just pile eucalyptus around some candlesticks and you’ve got a dreamy tablescape.

SIX: If you can’t have it everywhere, why not choose your seats for the night to smell of fresh eucalyptus? Plus, it looks so elegant draped across the back of folding chairs.

SEVEN: This silver dollar eucalyptus pairs so perfectly with baby’s breath and rustic wood. Did we mention calligraphy? It’s all together perfect.

EIGHT: Greenery with flowers is perfect, but greenery with greenery? Well, this arrangement makes it look incredible! We love this solo pillar with footed arrangement to dress up an empty space.

NINE: This seeded eucalyptus garland is actually a DIY tutorial… so you can do it yourself… isn’t it dreamy? Since you can do it yourself, you should probably make one for every surface you’ve got 😉


Tell me… what’s your favourite? I’m still swooning over that bouquet! But also… I’m dreaming of tossing bags of eucalyptus leaves.

We love tulips at weddings

Tulips are THE spring flower. When you think of spring you think of tulips, don’t you? They’ve been popping up more and more in weddings and frankly, we’re loving it. Take a look at some of the ways we love to see them below and let us know… which is your favourite?

we love tulips at weddings


ONE: White tulips are so versatile and they look fabulous blocked in sections for centrepiece arrangements. This one has some parrot tulips mixed in for swoonworthy texture.

TWO:  I’m in love with this simple twine and tulips display! This looks lovely over a dessert table, but I’d love to see it as a suspended ceremony backdrop as well!

THREE: So. much. texture. in this dead simple centrepiece arrangement. I want one for my home, now and everyday.

FOUR: White tulips for the win… again! Wouldn’t these little white tulips taped to kraft make the most perfect escort cards? Yes. The answer is yes.

FIVE: A simple but stunning buttoner like this tulip and bud number is always a solid choice.

SIX: Everything about this invitation is lovely, including the illustrated tulips. What is more fitting for a spring wedding than a botanical themed invitation?

SEVEN: Bold Black and whites make this tablescape stunning… but the hanging tulips totally steal the show. We would love to see these over a couple saying ‘I do’.

EIGHT: You know we couldn’t let this roundup go without a healthy dose of colour! We love how similar coloured blooms are separated to make a simple but glam centrepiece.


Now for the fun part, what’s your favourite? I’m dying over that simple blush centrepiece with cut glass vase. But also… the twine and tulips are pretty darling for spring as well!

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

There’s something about table numbers that just suit a DIY so well. I’ve ranted before about my dislike for those white plastic cards on silver stands, so here’s another way you can make something pretty for hardly any cash and avoid breaking my heart. This DIY is so easy thank you to a couple short cuts, it’s perfectly customizable (imagine these in purple or yellow or pink), and while they have so much charm, they’re pretty neutral.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them yourself:

  • Newsprint or low quality printer paper
  • Cardstock
  • Spray adhesive
  • Suminagashi Marbling Kit
  • Coffee Stir Sticks
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Cutting Machine or Craft Knife and a steady hand
  • Floral Centrepiece

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

Alrighty, the first thing you’ll need to do is marble your paper! I chose to use the black and blue inks to mix into a navy and complement with the true colours. If you’re new to paper marbling (us too!), this class from Creative Live was awesome. A couple of things with paper marbling… the cheaper the paper the better! Honestly, we tried nice thick paper first for a smudgy mess. Also- try work fairly quickly if you are in a room that has air flow- the rings won’t stay put for long!

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

When your marbled paper is all dry, give it a mist with spray adhesive and smooth it onto a nice, thick cardstock.

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

When you’ve marbled and adhered your paper, head to your computer and design your table numbers. We used Pic Monkey (a free online software) to create a transparent canvas and add the text lettering. The font we used is called Greatesque, but you could use any font of your choice. We wanted a thick, bulky letter that had connections. We chose to copy the text and paste it three times over, offsetting each to thicken the lines up. We worked in three numbers at a time, saving that image as a PNG before loading it into our cutting machine’s design software. If you are cutting these numbers out by hand (that’s how we did it before this summer!), just print it off at this point.

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

If you’re loading it into a design software for your cutting machine (we used the Cricut), load it in as a simple image, cut only. Stretch it to the size you like then hit GO! Load your marbled paper (adhered to the thick cardstock) to be cut.

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

When your design is all cut out, either by hand or by machine- you can attach the stir sticks using double sided tape. Now all that’s left is to put them into your floral arrangements!

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

DIY Marbled Table Numbers

What do you think!? Are you smitten with the marbling trend like we are? Would you ever try paper marbling as a DIY? We’d love to hear! If you’re not up for marbling the paper yourself, you can totally purchase it on Amazon pre-marbled.

Feature Friday: Hanging Glass Globe Vases

Glass Globe Hanging Vases

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing some of the sweetest little vases we have in inventory. We have these adorable hanging vases in two sizes and they make the perfect addition to any wedding (or engagement!). You could fill them with flowers as we have here, add some battery operated candles, trailing greenery, air plants, confetti… the options are really endless!

Glass Globe Hanging Vases

This gorgeous shot was taken at the sweetest engagement, you know she said yes with this elegant set up! I love how they look mixed with cafe lights. They’re gorgeous hanging from a pergola, from a tree, against a wall as a backdrop, or from an arch for a ceremony. Heck, you could hang a whole curtain of them as a ceremony backdrop. The small ones also work perfectly from branch centrepieces. These hanging vases are gaining popularity, but we still have them available for some dates this summer.

Trend Report: Hanging Decor

Trend Report: Hanging Decor at Weddings.

Hanging decor isn’t anything new in weddings (remember when paper lanterns or tissue pouffs hit it big?), but it’s definitely seeing an increase for 2015 and new fresh applications. Here’s some hanging decor that I’ve spotted recently. We also love them hung in vintage bottles like at this wedding.

1. Hanging florals are crazy popular right now. Whether they’re hung from the ceiling with the bloom face down or they’re strung into a curtain like these carnations, you really can’t go wrong! Carnations are a budget friendly flower that are fairly hardy, so they’re perfect for this type of decor.

2. Umbrellas. Enough said, right? This example is from a vintage carnival style wedding, but I’ve spotted some fun installations with bright umbrellas or even one with all clear umbrellas filled with florals.

3. I’m head over heels for the hanging light fixtures trend. Especially these geometric wooden ones. And covered in succulents? Swoon!

4. Speaking of hanging florals, large installations have hit the wedding scene full force. Whether your installation is all greens for an earthy feel, or it’s full of colourful blooms like this one, they’re perfect for over a head table, dance floor, or ceremony.

5. More cost effective than florals, these DIY Twine Lanterns are a fresh take on the paper lantern’s we’ve all seen.

6. You know we love any vintage ladder. But hung from the ceiling over a head table and covered in gorgeous blooms? We can’t get enough! This one has hanging plants and chandeliers as well.

7. These Himmeli ornaments are hung with florals for a fresh modern look, and they’re even a little bohemian. I love the neon cord they’re hung with!

8. These floral wreaths make a gorgeous backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, but square wreaths would also make a fun photobooth by acting as ‘frames’!

9. One more shot of lights, this installation is not only hung light bulbs, but glass balls with candles. We often use our glass balls for florals and love the way they look!

So, what do you think of the trend? I’m loving it over the look of drapery ceiling treatments. It’s such a fresh take on florals and decor. What’s your favourite? I am usually all about the hanging ladders, but I can’t get over those geometric lights with succulents and florals, I’m hooked!