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Category: Wedding Flowers

Your wedding flowers are a huge part of making your event perfectly “you”. To help you do that, we give you ideas and advice in our articles and blog posts below. You can also use Here Comes The Guide to find just the right Southern California wedding flower designers and Northern California wedding flower designers.


Wedding Flower Trends for 2009: A San Francisco Floral Designer’s Perspective

James Saunders PhotographyThese days, brides want wedding flowers that exude an authentic, down-to-earth feeling. Think less showy and much more “real.”


Questions To Ask Your Floral Designer

articles_altFloral designers do much more than just supply the bouquet! They help create the look and mood for your wedding ceremony, as well as centerpieces and other table decorations for the reception.


Brides Want to Know: Unique Bridal Bouquets

Nancy Liu Chin DesignsDo you have any tips on how to make my bouquet super-elegant and unique?
—Melissa B., Larkspur


Brides Want to Know: Bouquet Options for Bridesmaids

Waterlily PondIs there anything besides a typical bouquet my bridesmaids could carry?
—Gaylen H., Auburn


Brides Want to Know: Green Centerpieces

Nancy Liu Chin DesignsFor centerpieces, I was thinking of using potted plants because I like the idea of something that lives on after the wedding. My colors are Wedgwood blue and cream. Will all that green still work?
—Sandi S., Danville


Brides Want to Know: Bouquet Brainstorm

Patricia Gibbons, Floral designerI am overwhelmed with all the beautiful flower options for my bouquet! What criteria I should use to narrow down my choices?
—Rachel C., San Francisco


Brides Want to Know: Beachy Boutonnieres

Nancy Liu Chin DesignsI want to do something different for my groom and his attendants besides the typical carnation or rose boutonnière. We’re having a beach wedding—any suggestions?
—Delia P., San Jose

Road To The Altar: The Florist

Road To The Altar: The Florist posted by Lisa

I fully admit to being addicted to the web mockumentary we introduced last week, Road to the Altar. The second five-minute episode is all about picking out wedding flowers, and is no less hilarious than episode 1. When the blushing bride-to-be Rochelle has her heart set on flowers that the groom’s mother just happens to be allergic to…well, watch for yourself:


DIY Wedding Centerpiece, Miniature Version

DIY Wedding Centerpiece, Miniature Version posted by Jolene

I saw a super simple DIY way to decorate your cocktail tables for your wedding while hanging out on the harborside terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey.


Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love

Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love posted by Kathy

Exactly two years from the day Troy and Craig met at the snack machines at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank they married in front of 180 lucky wedding guests at The London West Hollywood. The theme of the event was “Celebrate the Seasons of Love,” and every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to their toast with chocolate milk instead of champagne (they’re not fans of the bubbly!)


Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country

Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country posted by Lisa

Who says a vineyard wedding means you have to use bunches of deep purple grapes to decorate your cake, centerpieces, and bridal bouquets? For a garden wedding, I’d rather take my cues from a tossed salad: crisp greens with tomato and carrot-colored blooms. I’ve been in love with this cabbage leaf arrangement from Panacea Event Floral Design since we posted it. It makes me hungry just looking at it!


Bay Area Wedding Inspiration: Cool Blue

Bay Area Wedding Inspiration: Cool Blue posted by Lisa

Northern California brides are so lucky: They can just look out the window and take their inspiration from the natural wonders around them: from the bright bottle blues found in San Francisco Bay to the vibrant Muir Woods mossy greens a little farther north. While your So Cal counterparts may disagree, taking inspiration from nature doesn’t mean you have to wear wildflowers in your hair or walk barefoot down the aisle. This palette is totally No Cal: sophisticated, sexy, and a little unexpected.


DIY Button Boutonniere

DIY Button Boutonniere posted by Denise

Here’s my project for the week that is affordable, great for DIY, but also something exceptionally charming to show that floral designers aren’t necessarily wedded to flowers: a button boutonniere!


Designing Your Own Wedding Flowers

Designing Your Own Wedding Flowers posted by Lisa

Planning your dream wedding on a very real budget? You’re not alone. Cutting back on the pricey parts of your wedding is never easy, but if you have even an ounce of “do-it-yourself” spirit, you might find some of the tasks you had planned to pass off to a pro are kind of fun to DIY.


Raspberry, Plum, Cocoa

Raspberry, Plum, Cocoa posted by Denise

It really is a fruity kind of year. Hues of raspberry, plum, deep strawberry seem to surface every week. This beautiful wedding, photographed by the talented Jennifer Skog, is no different. Our gorgeous bride (and I mean gorgeous) took my breath away. Her eyes are just stunning. Her dress fabulous. The décor lush. It’s my kind of wedding. It’s my kind of year. See for yourself.


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