Friday Floral – Agapanthus

Agapanthus, also known as Lily of the Nile, is a beautiful flower that is in the shape of a firework! It has a similar stem shape to the Allium with a head that has larger flowers sprouting from the top. It is available in white, blue, and lavender. Each bundle is ordered with approximately 5 stems so be sure to order enough to fill your desired flower plan.

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This species is native to South Africa and there are about 6 to 10 different species of the plant.

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If you grow this flower in your garden you will see it bloom from late spring to early fall. Be sure to plant it in a warm environment because they do not like the cold.

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If you use these flowers during a winter wedding be sure to cover them during transport or else they will brown!

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These flowers can reach up to two meters in height which is great for bouquets because you make them any stem length you prefer!

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The cluster of bell shape flowers make for a great addition to your bouquet because they take up a great amount of space.

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When putting together the meaning of Agapanthus the word means love flower, what a great time to incorporate them into your big day!

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I enjoy this flower most when it is used in a wildflower color combination bouquet!

This flower can last for 6-10 days in a vase but for your wedding day I would suggest getting it in about 1 day prior to your event. It doesn’t require time to open such as the peony or garden rose so it is okay to receive it right before placing it into floral foam or a bouquet. Another great aspect about this flower is that it doesn’t have much of a scent so for those guests who are allergic to flowers this is a good one to consider! Use this blog as your inspiration but there are so many ways to use this flower throughout your bouquets and arrangements!

Laker

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Real Weddings – Laura Russ & JP Gagne Wedding at Beano’s Cabin – Beaver Creek Colorado

Fall weddings can be a tricky time of year to throw your big wedding party. And while we might be biased, this October 1st, 2016 wedding was spot on. The weather could not have been nicer and the colors were stunning! We are pleased to show you one of our last weddings of the fall season.

Welcome, Mr. & Mrs. JP Gagne!

With the fall leaves in full color, the photos from this wedding were stunning! The yellow created such a beautiful backdrop for this adorable couple. Laura chose peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses for her bouquet. It was stunning!

The bridesmaids bouquets were a mix of cafe au lait dahlias, hydrangea, burgundy dahlias, white roses and eucalyptus. Next to her ivory dress, these colors were romantic and understated.

A little something blue! Laura chose these gorgeous navy heels to match JP’s navy tie, cute polka dot suit square and navy viburnum with a pale pink spray rose.

We loved making these alter arrangements! The hydrangea, dahlias, millet, bush ivy and fall leaves created these romantic flower arrangements. Each arrangement was completed with aspen accents.

JP’s mother was the light of the party! This photo captures all the bridesmaids having a blast before the ceremony.

Jennie Louis Pitts of Jennie Lou Art was hired to create a painting of the wedding! It was so cool to have an artistic interpretation of the wedding! We love this unique idea.

What is better than a boozy hot cocoa bar?! This hospitality table was out for everyone to enjoy as the cool fall night came in. And, “trust me, you can dance” – Whisky.

Complete with gold leaf escort cards, gold chargers, candles and aspen filled flower arrangements, the tables were gorgeous. We loved pairing these aspen floral designs with antlers and gold. This created a rustic chic look at Beano’s Cabin.

These cozy lounge areas were a sweet spot to land for the guests. Laura and JP wanted their guests to have comfortable places to put their feet up and wrap up when it was getting chilly. We have many items to choose from in our rental repertoire, but we loved their rustic chic choices. Snuggle up with your sweetie and some hot chocolate!

- Eat, drink & be married -

We can’t stop looking at these photos! Laura and JP had so much love and playfulness. These photos capture just that!

- The views were breath taking -

 - With a big flowing veil, the photos were amazing! -

When you have a mountain wedding, using the chairlifts, the mountain village settings and the natural backdrop is a great idea for amazing photos.

The groomsmen all had sneakers and suits. It was playful and comfortable for all of them. How cute is this little flower girl!

 - Congratulations!!! -

 - Let the party begin! -

Helmut Fricker is the alpenhorn player in Beaver Creek Village. He graced our presence at the wedding in a big way!

And, last but not least, we cannot help falling in love with these photos and this couple. The night sky in Beaver Creek is stunning. With love in the air and shooting stars over head, we can say that this fall wedding was a magical event. Congratulations Laura & JP!

All images were taken by Nathan Welton of Dreamtime Images.

JWL

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Ketubah – The Traditional Jewish Wedding Contract Comes in Many Beautiful Forms

The Ketubah. The beautiful prenuptial wedding contract that has stood the test of time through tradition and design. From hand painted watercolors to laser-cut designs, we will take you through some of our favorite designs and the history of the Jewish wedding document.

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The Ketubah is a traditional Jewish wedding contract between the husband and his wife. The contract states the responsibilities of the Jewish husband to his wife providing security, monetary protection and stating her rights as a wife. Historically, it was a written document to protect the woman from any harm may the marriage end for any reason.

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During the ceremony, the Ketubah is to be signed by two witnesses after being read aloud under the chuppah. It is then handed to the bride. Many modern ceremonies include the Ketubah being framed and displayed for all to see.

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Ketubot are made in many different forms. However, they are always considered a Jewish ceremonial art form. Today, you can find Ketubot on many different websites, including Etsy. From traditional to geometric, the designs are extremely varied. We love these geometric Ketubot! They are modern and timeless.

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We love these laser-cut floral designs from Jennifer Raichman’s Etsy Shop. The florals are romantic and simple while the laser-cut details make the document a 3D piece of art. Look through Jennifer’s amazing shop to see more Ketubah designs that are to die for.

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Here are two examples of more traditional styles of Ketubah art. These would look amazing in a country chic home or in a rustic setting. When considering the style of your Ketubah, we suggest thinking about where you will be displaying it if you chose to. The colors, details and style, like any hanging artwork, will determine where it can be hung in your house.

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We love these watercolor Ketubah designs. The tree is a symbol that is often used in Ketubah art to resemble stability and strength in a marriage. The tree of life can also be seen as the main symbol in many Ketubot. We love this tree design by the artist Hadass Mor Gerson. See more of her work here!

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 The Ketubah is traditionally hung in the home in a predominant spot in order to remind the couple of their vows and responsibilities that they have made to one another. However, some choose to either keep it in a private location or not display it at all. We love these framed Ketubot. They are so simple, beautiful and remind us of the love and commitment that was made between the happy couple.

When it comes to many wedding traditions, culture plays a large role in many ceremonies. We love the idea of art and tradition coming together as one in this beautiful Jewish ceremonial document, the Ketubah. Enjoy your searching for the perfect piece of art for your home if this is a tradition that you follow!

JWL

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Short Hair Don’t Care! – Ideas for Short Hairdos on Your Wedding Day

When it comes to your wedding day, hair and makeup are extremely important for your photos and the look you are going for. Many brides have long hair that can be worn down or up in complicated up-dos. But, what about the brides with short hair?! Short hair can be just as romantic and incredibly chic. We have put together some of our favorite ideas for the short haired bride on her special day!

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We don’t think that this photoshoot could be any cuter from Junebug Weddings. This bride looks stunning and oh-so-cute with her short hair and sparkly headband. The look is simple but glamorous.

Simple equals elegant and classic. This bride chose to stick with simple on her wedding day. Without accessories, the look is clean and it allows for the focus to be on the face and dress. Which, when it comes down to it, are the most important parts of wedding hair and makeup!

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Classic. Both of these gorgeous brides kept things simple and clean. Why not add some timeless curl to your short hair? A little curl goes a long way when you have short hair. If you don’t know how to style your hair, it will be important to find the right hair and makeup artist for your big day. In Colorado, we love using Liz and her team at Beauty on Location!

 

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We love this rock and roll bride! It doesn’t hurt that she is gorgeous. However, her hair makes a big statement. This look is edgy, simple and allows her true beauty shine! Instead of wearing her floral crown on her head, she chose a floral belt. What a fun idea!

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Hair accessories are so fun and can really complete your look. We love these ideas for beaded headbands. Keep it simple or add some fine details like this jeweled dangly headband.

 

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Floral crowns are another great addition to any bridal look. They are especially nice for brides with short hair. Your floral designer can use any spare flowers to create a gorgeous crown for you and your bridesmaids if you choose!

 

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We love these unique floral hair accessories. If you don’t want to go full-crown, you can add some amazing detail in the back with your favorite flowers. We also adore these two! Their ability to match all of the fine details makes this look complete. From her floral crown to his shirt, we can see there was attention to detail here! Her hair can be simple because everything else is so colorful and full of life!

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From a simple wave to a fresh pink, these brides kept their short hair simple and elegant. They both look unique and beautiful in their own style.

Whatever hairstyle you choose on your big day, we love to encourage our brides to stick with what makes them feel the most beautiful and most like themselves. Consider hair accessories or a small curl to add some sweet detail to your short hairdo on your wedding day! Have fun!

JWL

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Friday Floral – Cedar Greenery

When looking for a winter greenery to add to your wedding displays Cedar is a great choice for many reasons! Their hardy stems allow them to last all night during your event without water or browning being one of the best reasons. This is especially important for greenery garlands on long tables. Here are a few more ways to use this great greenery choice throughout your flower plan.

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Wreaths are a great trend and can be placed all throughout the evening not just on doors.

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When added to an arrangement cedar doesn’t take up as much room as lemon leaf or eucalyptus so it is okay to have multiple greens in one arrangement!

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Programs are a great place for this delicate greenery!

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Whether scattered throughout a bouquet or focused in one location Cedar is a great way to add new heights to your bouquet.

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Winter weddings are a great time to add this because of the ability for this greenery to go out in the cold and not turn brown like some of your other flowers.

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I love this look on the left with the Cedar spray painted gold! Adding other accents that are gold such as pine cones are a great twist as well.

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The bouquet on the left is something out of a winter wonderland wedding!

Sometimes when you look through Pinterest and see the same greenery varieties it can be hard to think outside the box. I think Cedar is a greenery that can be overlooked but can bring so much detail to your entire flower plan. Whether mixing this with ferns or other evergreen varieties this is definitely an option you should discuss with your florist!

Laker

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