Friday Floral – Hypericum Berry

When looking for detail in your flower arrangements that isn’t your typically greenery or flower consider adding the Hypericum Berry! It comes in many colors of the rainbow and is available all year around from most florists. It is also known as the St. John’s Wort or Coffee Berry so be sure to search those as well when looking up examples for your own wedding day flowers. I wanted to show you some examples of the varieties of bouquets that you can use this berry in from rustic to elegant it looks just beautiful.

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Hypericum is available in Pink, Red, Burgundy, Peach, Orange, Green, and Brown.

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Each stem has a cluster of berries. Each berry can reach 1/4 to 1/2″ depending on the season.

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Each stem can reach about 18-24″ so you can add it to loose tall bouquets or short tight bouquets, whatever fits your style!

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These berries can last a few days so if your arrangements are running a little light on water during your reception you can feel confident that they will look good the entire time unlike sensitive flowers like Hydrangeas.

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Hypericum berries come in bundles of 10 stems so be sure to add them all throughout your wedding day arrangements!

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How adorable is this flower girl’s crown? It is soft enough to not to overpower her look.

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If you create a boutonniere with these berries try to not put it onto the groom and groomsmen until right before the ceremony or photos because the more hugs they give the better the chance some of these berries may fall off.

Hypericum is an excellent filler flower because the berries and small foliage on each allows them to take up a great amount of space. I enjoy using these berries because I know they are hardy enough that I know after I transport them to the wedding I won’t see a bunch of them in the bottom of our buckets. Be sure to chat with your florist if this would fit into your day well!

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16 Chandelier Inspirations You Won’t Want To Miss

The entire mood of a space can be determined by its lighting. With this in mind, a great idea for your event is to use chandeliers which add light and create beauty and intimacy throughout your ceremony and reception.

Take a look at these ideas for some inspiration.

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Using chandeliers under a tent or covered pavilion will add charm and elegance to your reception no matter the location.

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Not only will the overhead lighting add to your photos, but also creates a sense of intimacy, especially in outdoor venues.

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If your event has a rustic theme, think about incorporating chandeliers with other overhead lighting to highlight the character of the venue.

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Chandeliers are also a wonderful idea to use at your ceremony to give your photos a wow factor.

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This simple addition makes for a beautiful altar that has a unique character feature.

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Combining the beauty of a chandelier with other natural elements is a great way to bring all of your events’ details together.

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Another great idea is to pair your chandeliers with swagging drapes which, together, create a magnificent ceiling treatment.

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To help conclude your evening, the chandeliers will provide the perfect lighting for your dance floor.

When designing a space, lighting is one of the most crucial elements of all. Weather your wedding is indoors, outdoors, a little of both, chandeliers will not only add lighting and tie the space together, but also help your photos capture the event as a whole. Talk with your designer and see if your favorite ideas will work for your special day!

C. Hodges

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Take Charge of Your Reception: Charger Styles That are Sure to Leave an Impression

Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Why not make your guests’ dining experience at your wedding the best it can be? Adding small, intimate details to your reception tables help bring the entire event together. Chargers are a simple, versatile way to add elegance to your event.

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Using chargers throughout your reception is a classy way to add symmetry and design, creating a wonderful experience for all of your guests.

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The simple addition of the charger helps create an atmosphere that brings character to your reception before the meal is even served.

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Using unique textures and colors are a great way to bring personality and character to the table.

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Natural elements such as wood and greenery are a great way to add an organic touch, especially if the event is outdoors.

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One popular idea is a clear charger with a simple gold rim, which adds a small but impactful detail to the meal.

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Another fun way to add texture and color is by using the beaded chargers, which come in a variety of colors to perfectly fit your needs.

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A combination of round and square elements is a fun way to add some non-traditional flair to the dining experience.

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Even a simple gold, or solid colored charger serves as an excellent canvas for the menu cards, napkins, and meal.

Although the chargers are a small detail, they can have a huge impact on the aesthetic look of the event. Using them ties all of the other table elements together, creating a wonderful experience from start to finish. There are many different options for chargers, depending on your preference, so be sure to talk with your designer and see what would be a good fit for your budget and design.

C. Hodges

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Adding Decor to Your Aisle

As your guests gather, they will find their seats and begin to anticipate the commencement of the wedding. One way to add some personal touches of your wedding’s character is to add aisle decor. Not only will this add to the glamour of your photos, but also create a beautiful space for your guests to sit during the ceremony. Take a look at these ideas for some inspiration.

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Wrapping the seating with large ribbon or sashes can create a beautiful, eye-catching touch to your aisle and is an easy way to add some color.

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Florals with draping ribbon adds a sense of softness and elegance, and it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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Alternative to using drapes, using natural embellishments gives a more organic flair.

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Using a combination of floral arrangements and greenery produces an air of natural, simple elegance.

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These vase arrangements give a degree of production and intent to the aisle setting, and also can incorporate your wedding’s character.

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Another idea would be to use lanterns as they are a wonderful way to add design and lighting along the sides of the aisle.

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Floor aisle decor is a great way to frame the aisle and keep it sacred and elegant.

Aisle decorations can carry the essence of the wedding throughout the entire ceremony. Weather you use sashes, florals, lanterns, vases, or a combination of these ideas, the decor is sure to add not only to your photos but your guests’ experience. Talk with your designer and see if these ideas would incorporate well into your wedding ceremony.

C. Hodges

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Marvelous Ceremony Entry Decor

After all of the months of planning, stress, and expenses the time finally comes for you both to say, “I Do.” One of the first decor items that you and your guests will see is your ceremony entry. This aspect is one that will frame your photos if not during your entry then for your exit photos. Options for this decor are shown for you to consider.

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Whether having a large structure or two urns they truly frame your photos perfectly.

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These tropical acrylic vibes are beautiful.

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Rustic accents like pallet wood are perfect for mountain and vineyard weddings.

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What a great entry for your guests to gaze upon.

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When having an outdoor rustic wedding wood crates are the way to go.

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Multiple levels of flowers captures the eye perfectly.

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These garden party flowers are amazing, if you can fit this into your budget it is definitely worth considering.

Ceremony decor is a way to set the vibe for the entire event. When your guests enter the space they will grasp your concept through your flowers and decor easily if you use the examples above to inspire your own decor. Be sure to ask your designer if this idea could fit into your budget or how you can find alternatives that bring the price into your comfort level.

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