Friday Florals: Succulents

I discovered a new found love about six months ago, when I was walking through a home improvement store. I have never had a green thumb but there were plants sitting on the self that I had never really paid attention to.

Well, today’s Friday Floral is all about that new found love, succulents!

Succulents are also known as fat plants that are thick and fleshy, I like to think of the texture like a super firm grape.

One of the awesome benefits to succulents is that they are HARD to kill! Perfect for bouquest, especially since they will be out of water all day!

These plants retain water in arid climates or great soil conditions. Succulents belong to one of many diverse familes among the species of catus, aloe, houseleek, agave, and yucca.

Fat plants come in lots of pretty colors, perfect for your wedding day! If you are looking for some dark purple, magenta, lime green, forest green, or a light seafoam green and would like some unique plants around your big day, then add some succulents!

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This front succulent is GIGANTIC! Normally, succulents do not get this big but this bad boy must of had lots of love!

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This bouquet really shows off the dramatic purples that succulents embody.

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I love this bouquet and these boutonnieres!

The colors of the plant flow perfectly with the rest of the arrangements!

Stunning!

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Super cute idea for a take home gift for your guests.

The tag says, “Love Grows”!

A very fun and thoughtful gift for your guests to enjoy! It’s always a good idea to thank your guest!

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I love this picture! It proves that succulents can truly go with anything! Cakes, boutonnieres, centerpieces, you name it!

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One of my favorite facts about succulents are their ability to regrow from smaller clippings in a cup with some good ol’ dirt and water. If you want some succulents in your home, no need for worry about disease or pest- they are 100% resistant!

Add some succulents for a innovative look at your event!

Happy Weekend!

Cheers,

Ash

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Shades and Metal Elements: Black & Gold Color Pallet

Gold has been a star feature in a lot of our weddings this year and what better color to pair it other than the sexy and always classy, black. That’s right! Today’s blog is all about the gold and black color board.

These colors are commonly used for a New Year’s Wedding but I can’t help but to love them for anytime of the year. There is a special technique for using these bold colors at wedding, though. Make sure that you are not playing with the crazy-overdone line and staying on the chic side.

Dress up your matrimony with these stunning colors!

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This shows the versatility of black and gold in a wedding.

You can do the traditional black and gold with a chic and clean look…OR you can do the rustic version like this picture here, above.

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I lOVE this invitation! Very modern and dressed up!

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Keeping the flower arrangement simple with some white hydrangeas is a fantastic idea!

This draws attention to the table in a positive aspect without being too overdone.

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Clearly, black and gold are a favorite at Alexan Events! We would love to bring our skills to your big day and design your envision of polished black and gold wedding.

Happy Hump Day!

Love & Smiles,

Ash

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Get Lively with a Living Wall

What’s a living wall and what does this have to do with weddings?

Well, it’s very cool. It’s a vertical arrangement of plants and other organisms that can complete an eco friendly “Green” wedding feel. Living Walls can be indoors and outdoors and there are various types of plants, designs and arrangements you can play with. Plus it can work with most budgets. Following are my fav living walls that could be used for a wedding ceremony!

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You can mix it up a little and make a bamboo wall for a wedding backdrop!

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Or a more simplistic rustic feel

Living walls can also be succulents.  Major love for succulents!

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While playing with the succulent theme, try a succulent table runner.  Gorgeous!!!

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Flowers are a major aspect in any wedding, and playing with the living wall theme here, check out these floral living walls. WOW!

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And if you want to go for a  floral over load (I mean is there even such a thing?!) you can include a floral table runner with your floral living wall.

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This is just an adorable dessert display.

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How cool would this be for a reception dinner?

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Escort cards and the living wall

Living Walls can add drama and color to indoor and outdoor spaces and are a striking way to infuse a little more green in and pop to your wedding!

XOXO

Autumn

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These Shoes Were Made For Walking… Down The Aisle: The Sophisticated Gentlemen’s Wedding Shoe

Ok Gang, I know we all love our girly shoes but today its all about the boys! I found some of my favorite grooms and groomsmen shoes in the business. These guys have put some thought into their shoes and other guys have just pulled off some of the handsome -classics. The combination of shoes and the rest of the attire exemplify a well-dressed groom and groomsmen. Others have chosen what truly shoes off their since of personality and outlook in style.

We saw some funky shoes this weekend with our bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. John Boerner-Congratulations! A member of the wedding party organized for the couple to wear matching hot pink and black Converse with Mr. Boerner and Mrs. Boerner embroidered on the sneakers. This completely described the newly-weds personality and wedding reception- full of high energy and LOTS of dancing with touches of pink and sparkle through the venue!

Best wishes to the happy couple on their way to Bora Bora, that inspired today’s blog!

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These past two pictures embody the theme of a bride wearing all white and her gals ware to match her ensemble.

I think its a great idea! Plus everybody loves a comfortable pair of shoes to dance the night away in.

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What a sharp pair of shoes?! These are for the perfect vintage wedding and will pull together your man’s raiment.

I would love these shoes on my groom someday…

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This is for a couple that finds romance in matching with one another. Super cute!

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I think this is a neat and amusing idea for a groom-great photo opportunity, of course!

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Very handsome.

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I think that this is classic picture of the groom and his gentlemen. I love the act of a groom and his boys enjoy a original service of shoe polishing. In my opinion, its similar to a feminine service of ladies getting their getting their eyebrows waxed or their nails done. Today’s favorite picture!!!

When you are shopping for a pair of kicks for your the beginning of the rest of your life, be sure to pay special attention to your shoes. Someone once told me that you should spend good money on things that separate you from the ground. For instance, beds, couches, cars, and of course, shoes.

Take pride in your shoes on your wedding day, guys! It’s a small detail that can make such a big impact on your guests impression of your nuptials.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Love & Smiles,

Ash

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Friday Floral: Yarrow

Since it’s been very sunny and bright here in Denver, I thought I’d bring some of the bright color to today’s blog. Resembling the sun, today’s Friday Floral is all about the yarrow or as known as Old Man’s Pepper.

This fun plant is native to the northern hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and of course, Native America. New Mexico and southern Colorado are known for calling yarrow, plumajillo, which is Spanish for, “little feather”.  The genus name is derived from the mythical Greek character, Achilles, who carried yarrow with him to treat his battle wounds. Yarrow is known for it’s healing properties and staunching the flow of blood from wounds.

Yarrow grows best at high attitudes, which makes it one of the perfect Colorado wedding flowers. The color and look of yarrow is a great choice for a country chic or barn rustic wedding. Add these charmers to your nuptials!

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These colors look great together! The lemony color really brings the brown to the next level. GORGEOUS!

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The red yarrow in here is called paprika yarrow, its very uncommon.

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This is one of my favorite center pieces of all time! I love the natural elements that are captured in the glass globe!

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Today’s favorite!! I am drooling over this bouquet!

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The yellow in this arrangement makes the rest of the flower explode!

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Yarrows are a perennial that rarely bloom in red, a light salmon, white, and most commonly a radiant yellow. One of my favorite aspects about yarrow, is that it attracts butterflies.

This feather like texture plant is used in some liquors and bitter. The smell of the flower is a strong, sweet scent that is similar to the chrysanthemum.

One of my favorite plants to use in arrangements for some pop of color!

Have a phenomenal weekend and Happy Friday!

Cheers,

Ash

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