Flower Feature: Anemones

Today I want to put the spotlight on special little flower that packs a big punch when included in floral decor. Anemones…
These flowers are so mysterious and dramatic. Delicate & dark at the same time.
I especially love how they add classiness to a very sophisticated black and white wedding palette.

Dont you just love the monochromatic look of an “all anemone” bouquet?
These lovelies are popular for adorning cakes for yet again, a simplistic and sophisticated look.

I love the slight tinge of powder pink in these pictured below and how they can also dress up and compliment a vintage rustic look.

Black and white too plain for you? Still like the structure of these beauties? Dont you worry, they come in many colors…including…
RED!!
{click on photos for link and credit}
xoxo
Anna

Dress the Chair: Flower Garland


{Project wedding diy}

This gorgeous little garland is packed with “wow” power and will add a nice touch of elegant drama to your standard wedding chair. A perfect way to make the bride and groom stand out…just a little more.

Here is the easy-peasy how to:

Flowers that work well for this project:
Asters (pictured),
Chrysanthemums,
Roses or rose petals,
Carnations,
Marigolds

You will need:
About 10 -15 stems of fully opened flower blossoms (for a standard Chivari chair),
Fishline,
A Needle,
Scissors,
A spray bottle with water,
Ziplock bag,
Ribbon (around 2 yards)

1. Clip the stems off all the flowers so they can sit flat. Measure the width of your chair and times it by 2. For the standard Chivari chair that we used, we made about a 12″ garland

2. Cut a length of fishline to match your measurement. Thread a needle through the fishline and tie a knot at the end of it. Push the needle through the bottom of the flower and repeat. String together all the flowers until the garland is full.

Tip: Mist the garland with water and keep in the fridge overnight in a ziplock bag.

What we love: Little Details

1. Felt flowers

I love all the new alternative Bouquet Ideas I have been seeing. The last post was on vintage brooch bouquets but here are some made out of felt flowers…they are so adorable. YOu can also choose to wear a collection of these in your hair…..did i mention this is a DIY project? check out the “how to” on the Brides Cafe Blog

2. Wicker

{The bride’s cafe}
These photos were part of a collection of photos from a wedding in Costa Rica. The wicker adds great texture to the setting and the decor of the event. It totally pulls together the beachy-ness of the style but its so versatile that you can play with it to make it match other themes and styles.

3. Lace Doilies


{Ruffled}
Especially when they are made into these cute little envelopes. Yet again, another DIY project. Check out the how to…here

4. Wooden Words

Not just any wooden words…these ones called “nuzzles”. I love the style and typography as well as how the letters are split into pieces and they link together like a puzzle.
From the Nuzzles website:
“Nuzzles™ are custom designed wooden typographic puzzles handcrafted by John Christenson since 2008, each with its own unique characteristics. Every Nuzzle is crafted from a single block of wood, and the characters interlock with each other in a way that creates a sense of harmony and integrity”

5. Pears


{style me pretty}
A different take on the “candied” apple. such lovely presentation as well.
6. Caligraphy flags
{Southern weddings Magazine}
I know, such a random and precise detail. but I seriously love these little suckers. They are so dainty and cute…adding a little playful-ness yet the calligraphy keeps it classy. Not to mention they make great markers or ways to label items as well as place holders. Instead of personalized napkins with your name and date, you can have straws such as these with flags, so they can go into every one’s drink.

Upcoming Trend: Vintage Brooch Bouquet

Ive been seeing these mentioned all over twitter the past couple days so I had to check it out! and sure enough…they are gorgeous. To be honest I haven’t seen these before. Vintage Brooch Bouquets…made custom for your wedding!! What a great keepsake for your big day! Imagine incorporating a brooch from your grandma, or mom rather than just wearing or fastening it to your floral bouquet.

There were so many to look at…just google-ing “vintage Brooch bouquet” but I did stumble upon the site of Fantasy Florals (picture above and below) through Brenda’s wedding Blog. She does amazing work. You can check out her blog where she talks about her process as well as testimonies from brides. Seriously beautiful stuff!!

I also had to search my beloved “etsy” to see what they had going on in the brooch bouquet department…and they didn’t let me down. I especially liked the work and presentation of seller: TheRitzyRose. Some of their work is pictured below.

These gorgeous beauties can range you from a couple to a few hundred dollars…but with how beautiful and unique each one is, it may be worth trying to stretch a few dollars.