Friday Floral – Scabiosa

Scabiosa, also known as Pin Cushion Flower, is not only popular for the delicate design of the flower but also for the pod it becomes once dried. This flower is available in 6 different colors and I have pulled photos to show you just how each color can be combined into flower arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Scabiosa is available from the florist all year around and due to their hardy stems they are easy to use in wedding flower arrangements.

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This is the lavender variation of the flower and is great for a soft hint of color.

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This is the blue variation of Scabiosa and has more of a bright tone to the flower head. Stems can grow up to 24-30″ long so be sure to use them not only at the base of the bouquet but also have them sprout out the top for height variation.

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Here is the red scabiosa which looks beautiful with wild flowers bringing in multiple textures and patterns.

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The burgundy scabiosa is hands down my favorite color to work with. It can come in a bit more red but other months it comes in the deep chocolate color which is just perfect for photos.

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Pink brings a soft garden accent to a bouquet. Each bundle of Scabiosa comes with 10 stems so be sure to maximize their flower heads within a bouquet because they don’t take up too much space.

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These flowers peak on their 3rd or 4th day after being delivered so be sure to have them delivered a couple of days before the wedding!

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As mentioned once Scabiosa have dried they are turned into these seed pods! They bring a whimsical and distinctive detail to your bouquet which cannot be matched.

If you were to plant this in your garden it typically has from 20-50 flower heads per plant! If you can keep it alive (which is my downfall) then I say give this a shot! I think this flower is so delicately beautiful that it is perfect for an elegant decor plan or it can add colorful flare to a wildflower arrangement. It is extremely versatile. Be sure to talk with your florist if this is the right choice for you!

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Barn Wedding Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

Some of my favorite weddings are the ones in venues with tons of character and charm. Old wooden barns are perfect for a rustic theme and will leave your guests speechless. Weather you have the ceremony inside, use it as a backdrop, or have dinner served inside afterwards, they will look absolutely stunning in your photos!

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Consider having your reception outside, just next to the barn so your guests have a gorgeous view from wherever they sit.

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A mixture of rustic wood and a bit of natural greenery are perfect for creating intimacy for your special day.

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If the barn has an option for seating inside, consider leaving the entry doors open so your guests can mingle inside and outside, and for a bit of fresh air as they enjoy the reception.

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Barns are always a great option for beautiful photo sessions

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The rough rustic wood and a soft draping curtain create the perfect combination of different textures.

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With the advantage if such high ceilings, you can get creative with your overhead lighting.

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I also love the idea of decorating the barn itself, making it a bit more personal for your wedding day.

Venues are one of the biggest decisions of your wedding. If you love the modern rustic look, consider hosting your event at an old barn. The aged wood and rustic features will bring a gorgeous elegance to the entire day. If these ideas sparked some inspiration, be sure to mention them to your planner!

C. Hodges

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Less is More: Minimalist Wedding Decor

With all the hustle and bustle of wedding season, sometimes it is good to take back and remember the most important thing of all: the ones getting married. Simplifying your decor allows the beauty of the moment to shine through and creates intimacy throughout your entire day! If you are looking for some minimalist ideas for your special day, take a look at these inspirational photos.

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Simple floral and lighting arrangements on the tables can give your guests a chance to take in the sentimental beauty of the day.

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Crisp lines and clean whites bring purity and elegance to any event.

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  I also love the idea of pure white florals paired with natural greenery for bouquets and boutonnieres.

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With a minimal altar structure, the ceremony beautifully captures the love and commitment of the wedding.

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Less is more, especially when it comes to signage. Easy to read fonts and lots of blank space are perfect for a minimal style.

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A few sprigs of greenery such as this Silver Dollar Eucalyptus make a perfect natural pop of color.

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Last but not least, consider plants or florals as your guest favors so they’ll have a little something to remember your big day!

Weather you are having an outdoor or indoor wedding, if you have fifteen people or two hundred, the two of you are the most important part of the day. Simplify your decor and create beautiful memories with your friends and family. Don’t forget to show these ideas to your designer!

C. Hodges

 

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Drunk In Love: Wine Barrel Decor For Your Wedding

A popular trend these days is to use ordinary items and repurpose them for something else. Wine barrels are some of my favorite pieces because they are great to use in so many different ways. From floral arrangements to table displays to cocktail tables, if you need some rustic inspiration, look no further!

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Using two barrels and a vintage top, you can easily create the perfect bar or hospitality display.

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Spacing the barrels and pairing them with other rustic elements creates gorgeous rustic buffets.

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There are also different sizes and shapes of barrels, which are great to use as table centerpieces or stair decor.

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Using wine barrels at your altar as floral displays will perfectly frame your ceremony and look gorgeous in your photos.

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Another beautifully simple way to incorporate the barrels is to set them at the beginning of your aisle.

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They also make perfect photo displays for your guests to enjoy during the reception.

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With the barrels as the base, use risers to create height and character for your cake display.

When thinking about your decor style, you may want to consider alternative ideas to use as tables or floral displays. Wine barrels are a great addition to any rustic event, and they are extremely versatile for whatever your needs are. Don’t forget to show some of these ideas to your designer!

C. Hodges

 

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Hit Your Wedding Out of the Park: Baseball Ideas For Your Big Day

Hit a home run with your with your wedding! If you are looking for a fun, unique way to incorporate America’s favorite past time into your special day, look no further! Here are some inspirational baseball ideas to consider.

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Show your love for the game by incorporating it into your entire wedding party’s attire.

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Take your wedding to the next level by choosing to have it at a local ball park, which also will look great in photos.

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A slightly more subtle way to show your sporty side is to use memorabilia for your decor or guest favors.

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Small details make all the difference. Using baseball signage is a great way to bring the atmosphere to life.

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Another fun way to show your team pride is to use these sport themed roses in your floral designs.

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Take the theme even further and consider some alternatives to your typical guest book.

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Using the gear in your photos is a great, memorable way to remember your special day!

Themed weddings are some of my favorites! I love seeing the ideas come to life, and watching as the guests discover how the theme is incorporated into each aspect of the event. If you are considering a sports themed idea, be sure to show these to your designer!

C. Hodges

 

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