Friday Floral – Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria, also referred to as the Peruvian Lily, is a timeless flower that can be used in many different wedding styles. It comes in a variety of colors with vibrant center stripes for accent. There are multiple hybrids so if you have a specific request be sure to mention it to your florist.

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The classic white variety is an excellent way to keep your bouquet with the simplicity of white with green accents adding a pop of stripe colors in the center of the alstroemeria. Interestingly enough though, not all varieties have stripes down the middle.

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They have sturdy stems which allows them to be easy to work with when adding them to an arrangement or bouquet.

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They can truly match with many different flower combinations from succulents to orchids the options are endless.

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This flower grows in a spiral shape, the green leaves start growing upside down and then turn as they grow.

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These flowers are available in white, golden yellow, orange, pink, red, purple and lavender.

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Alstroemeria is the flower for friendship and is symbolic for wealth and prosperity.

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This whimsical combination is breath taking.

I think that this flower can be overlooked at times based on the fact it is widely popular in your grocery store florist. But I think when added with the right combination of flowers it can be a perfect match for your floral plan. Although they bloom naturally in late spring or early summer they can be found at your florist throughout the year. You may never know the potential of this flower until you put it in a picture perfect combination for your wedding day.

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Photos of Your Groom Getting Ready You’ll Definitely Want to Have

As you will be getting ready with your bridesmaids, down the hall, your groom will also be waiting in anticipation for that special moment when he sees you walking down the aisle. As he gets ready, make sure your photographer is there to capture some once in a lifetime shots!

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Be sure to get some shots of your groom just as he is getting ready to leave the room to enter the ceremony.

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Also, make sure to have some shots of the entire wedding party helping him get ready.

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Get some up close shots of little details such as the cuff links.

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Have your photographer capture moments during the getting ready process when all of the members of the bridal party are doing the same thing.

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Have fun and play with the lighting at the venue.

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Consider getting some photos of just the attire and small details.

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Lastly, be sure to get some cute shots with the ring bearer!

Photos on your wedding day are irreplaceable, so it is so important to sit down with your photographer and make sure they understand what you want. Be sure to show them some of these ideas!

C. Hodges

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Flowergirl Headbands You Won’t Want to Miss

With as much excitement and buzz about your wedding day as there is, there are also so many details to remember. Your flower girl will stand in awe of you as she dreams about her own wedding day. Make her feel special by getting her hair done. If you need some inspiration, take a look at these headband ideas for your little lady.

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Have your stylist incorporate the headband into the updo. It looks cute and also holds it in place.

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Consider a simple but elegant band with a pop of bling.

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Another great option is to have a baby’s breath halo with draping ribbon.

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Elastic headbands with a cute flower are a great option, especially if your wedding will be outside.

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Keep it simple with a beautiful silk or sterling silver band.

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Some of my favorite headbands are those that are made entirely from natural florals such as roses and jasmine.

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An adorable option is to model your flower girl’s hair after your own.

Keep in mind that you won’t be the only beautiful lady walking down the aisle on your wedding day. Let your flower girl play dress up and use a headband to complete her look. Be sure to show these ideas to your stylist for your big day!

C. Hodges

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Round Back Chairs To Die For

If you find yourself looking for seating options for your guests, consider the beautifully classic round backed chairs. Available in an array of styles and colors, they will look gorgeous at any venue. Take a look at these options for some inspiration.

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Paired with lights, candles, and other decor, these chairs are an excellent option, especially for outdoor venues.

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I love the light colored wood with the neutral linen padded seats.

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Another great option is to have a combination of some chairs with arms and some without.

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Open backed chairs are also a great look!

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They also come in a variety of colors and textures, which is a great option for adding a pop of character.

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Having four of these chairs per table is a simple, elegant way to provide seating for your guests.

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Including greenery with the rustic look of these chairs is also a gorgeous look.

Reception seating is a smaller but vital detail to your wedding day. Choosing the right chairs is an important step in tying together all of the other decor details for your big day. Be sure to show these ideas to your designer to see if they will work for you!

C. Hodges

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14 Ways to Incorporate Quatrefoil Pattern Into Your Wedding

Making its debut in the Gothic and Renaissance eras, the quatrefoil design has been a well loved pattern throughout the ages. In the last season or so, this pattern has made a huge comeback in design all over the world. Take a look at these fun ways to incorporate this classic design into your wedding day.

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Consider having table cloths or runners that features this elegant pattern.

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In a bit more subtle way, consider using the pattern on smaller details of your big day.

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I love this pattern because it is so versatile in practically any part of your wedding.

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Weather the design is printed or cut, it adds beauty to any detail.

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Talk with your cake designer to see if they can accommodate this pattern on your cake.

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Gold patterned candles and side tables are a great way to add these small details.

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Get creative, have fun, and play with different layering options.

If you love bold patterns, consider using the quatrefoil design in your wedding decor. This timeless classic is sure to bring elegance and style to your big day! Be sure to show these ideas to your designer to see how you can incorporate them into your plan!

C. Hodges

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