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In Season Now Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning

In Season Now: Snowberries

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Aug 112015
 

Snowberry branches, which are beginning to show up at the flower market right now, are a great way to add some texture and whimsy to your wedding florals. Usually available in white and pale pink, snowberries are very versatile and look great mixed into arrangements or on their own. Here are some of our favorite snowberry arrangements.

Boho Bridal Bouquet (above): This textural, cascading bouquet included roses, snowberries, lisianthus, calla lilies, and orchids, surrounded by ivy and eucalyptus leaves.

Snowberries Bridal Bouquet: An arrangement made entirely of snowberries looks modern and chic.

Black-and-White Bouquet with Snowberries: Add some drama to your bridal look with a bouquet comprised of contrasting colors and snowberries for added texture.

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Boutonniere: This darling, pale-pink boutonniere combines a ranunculus blossom with snowberries and guinea feathers.

Succulent and Snowberry Boutonniere: For something more whimsical, dress up your groom's boutonniere with an arrangement of succulents, snowberries, and spirea.

Centerpiece: Add a garden feel to your table with this a textured centerpiece of snowberries and various blooms.

In Season Now: Hops

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Aug 032015
 

We'll happily raise a glass to featuring hops on your wedding day. The beer ingredient is actually a vine with vibrant green buds, whose oils give beer its bright and bitter flavor. Hops vines and starting to come into season right now and more and more florists are incorporating them into wedding arrangements (especially clever if you and your groom are beer lovers) for added texture and depth. Here are some of the prettiest hops-filled arrangements we've seen.

Deep-Berry Bridal Bouquet (above): This stunning arrangement features raspberry-hued garden roses, dahlias, and ranunculuses, with fresh greenery and elegant trails of hops cascading down the side.

Rustic Bridal Bouquet: Peach-colored cafe au lait dahlias and garden roses, combined with stock, foliage, and fresh hops make a perfectly rustic-chic arrangement.

Boutonniere: A few hop sprigs are a clever boutonniere idea—especially if your groom is a craft-beer aficionado.

Reception Chair Decorations: Lush garlands of hops are such a pretty way to adorn your reception chairs.

Rectangular Centerpiece: Hops vines are wonderful textural addition to this modern arrangement of roses, greenery, snowberries, and fruit on the branches.

Lush Centerpiece: This gorgeous arrangement features deep berry-toned blossoms and pretty trails of hops cascading out of the vase.

hops wedding ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Chandeliers: To help bring the outdoors in, this couple's florist adorned the chandeliers with lush garlands of hops vines.

In Season Now: Tweedia

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Jul 202015
 

Tweedia are prized for their diminutive, five-petaled star-shaped blooms, which range from intense glacier blue to bright sky blue to clear pale blue — colors not often found in commercially grown cut flowers. Here are some of our favorite tweedia arrangements:

Bridal Bouquet (above): This pretty arrangement features a combination of Juliet garden roses, dusty millers, scabiosas, mint, and tweedia.

White Bridal Bouquet with Tweedia: This simple crisp-white bouquet includes ranunculuses, peonies, and anemones, with tweedia for a subtle pop of blue.

Colorful Bridal Bouquet: For something brighter, combine colorful flowers like lilac, hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, tweedia, and muscari.

Copper Bouquet: This pretty copper-toned bouquet has a ton of depth and texture; tiny tweedia blossoms add a pop of pale blue to the arrangement.

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Little pops of blue tweedia added to this white bouquet really stand out against pastel-hued bridesmaid dresses.

Tweedia wedding ideas

Photo: Fresh in Love

Cocktail Tables: Add sprigs of tweedia to a trio of garden roses to create a simple yet elegant arrangement for the smaller-sized tables at the reception.

In Season Now: Foxgloves

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Jul 072015
 

Many brides love foxgloves for their enchanting, bell-shaped blossoms — they begin to bloom at the start of summer and come in the prettiest colors, from bright pink, coral, and purple to more subtle shades of apricot, peach, and cream. The tall, bell-shaped flowers tend to face upwards, revealing their charming speckled throats. Here are some of our favorite wedding arrangements incorporating this unique, whimsical early-summer flower.

Bridal Bouquet (above): This bride carried a lovely garden-style bouquet of pastel pink garden roses, pink foxgloves, ivory dahlias, and greenery.

foxgloves wedding ideas

Photo: Saipua

Ceremony Aisle (Elegant): This gorgeous tented ceremony featured garlands of ivy suspended overhead and a ceremony aisle lined with purple foxgloves.

foxgloves wedding ideas

Photo: Corbin Gurkin

Ceremony Aisle (Rustic): For a more casual look, fill aluminum pails with foxgloves, stock, leather fern, lemon leaf, and ornamental grasses.

Entrance Arrangement: Greet guests as they arrive to the ceremony with a large urn arrangement featuring apricot and cream foxgloves, orange blossoms, and Queen Anne's lace.

Cocktail Tables: For a simple-yet-striking look, decorate cocktail tables with a tall vase filled with peach-hued foxgloves, flanked by a single garden rose in a bud vase and a pair of votive candles.

Wedding Favors Table: This couple invited guests to make their own loose-leaf tea sachets; the favors table was decorated by a hedge of white foxgloves.

In Season Now: Lavender

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Jun 012015
 

If you love the scent of lavender, then it's a lovely idea to incorporate the fragrant flowering plant into your wedding day — especially in the spring and summer, when they're at the height of their season. Lavender instantly conveys romance, so it's no wonder brides are incorporating the herb into their wedding day. Here are seven of our favorite ways to feature lavender on your wedding day.

Bridal Bouquet (above): For a romantic wedding-in-Provence vibe, carrying a bouquet of lavender with a few sprigs of wheat mixed in for added texture.

Boutonniere: Accent the guys' lapels with a lavender-and-rosemary boutonniere.

lavender wedding ideas

Photo: KT Merry

Flower-Girl Crown: How darling would your littlest attendant look walking down the aisle wearing a lavender wreath?

lavender wedding ideas

Photo: KT Merry

Ceremony Toss: Instead of rice, have guests shower you and your groom with dried lavender buds as your process up the aisle.

lavender wedding ideas

Photo: KT Merry

DIY Centerpiece: For a simple-yet-striking centerpiece you could make at home, arrange fresh lavender in budget-friendly terra cotta pots.

lavender wedding ideas

Photo: Pretty Days

Rustic Centerpiece: Arrange mason jars full of lavender in a weathered wooden box for an elegant-yet-rustic look.

lavender wedding ideas

Photo: KT Merry

Wedding Favor: Sachets of dried lavender are an elegant and useful favor guests can enjoy at home.

In Season Now: 6 Lush Peony Wedding Centerpieces

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May 202015
 

Ask any bride what her favorite flower is and chances are she'll say peonies. We've featured this beloved bloom in a roundup of our favorite peony bouquets, and now it's time to focus on ways to feature the beautiful, lush bloom on your reception tables.

Coral-Pink Centerpiece (above): For a fun, preppy-pop-y reception look, pair a bright, coral-pink centerpiece of peonies, roses, and funky greenery with a bold black-and-white-striped table linen.

classic white peony centerpiece

Photo: Jose Villa

White Centerpiece: Complement elegant cream-colored peonies with a variety of fresh greenery arranged in a shapely concrete vessel.

Deep-Red Centerpiece: Setting a bright-red arrangement of peonies, astilbe, spirea, and unripe blueberries against a crisp-white table linen ensures the blooms will really pop.

Pale-Pink Centerpiece: Fill a footed compote with loads of romantic blush-colored peonies and stems of stock.

Tropical-Pink Centerpiece: Brighten up each dinner table with a vibrant arrangement of peonies, dahlias, and roses in zingy citrus shades.

Burgundy Centerpiece: Add a deep-burgundy peony stem or two for a rich, jewel-toned pop of color to an arrangement of viburnum, artichokes, scabiosa, and roses.

In Season Now: Lily of the Valley

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May 112015
 

One of the most beloved wedding flowers by brides is lily of the valley — a classic and traditional bloom carried in bouquets by many an iconic bride (Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton, to name just a couple!). The bell-shaped buds are delicate and romantic, and really pop against their vibrant, emerald-green leaves. Not to mention the fragrance — heavenly! Lily of the valley is typically a pricey flower but is most affordable in the spring, when they are in season (a.k.a. right now!). Here are some of the prettiest lily of the valley wedding arrangements we've found.

Bouquet of Lily of the Valley and Ranunculuses (above): Surround a cluster of creamy-white ranunculuses with delicate lily of the valley stems for a classic, elegant look.

Lily of the Valley Bouquet: Though lily of the valley looks gorgeous mixed with other blooms, the blossoms also look stunning entirely on their own.

Lily of the Valley Hairstyle: Tucking a few lily of the valley stems into your updo hairstyle adds a romantic, fresh touch.

lily of the valley wedding flower ideas

Photo: Readyluck

Boutonniere: Dress up his lapel with a classic lily of the valley boutonniere.

Flower Girl Bouquet: How charming will your flower girl look clutching a posy of lily of the valley buds and leaves as she walks down the aisle?

Centerpiece: Pretty lily of the valley stems look beautiful arranged in a mercury-glass compote.

In Season Now: Why Spring Brides Should Know About Pieris Japonica

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Apr 212015
 
pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Paper Antler

Spring brides really have all the luck — this time of year, the flower markets are overflowing with gorgeous in-season blooms, including one of our favorites, pieris japonica. These pretty blooms resemble lily of the valley, with their small bell shapes. They're romantic and look beautiful spilling out of vases and urns, all the while keeping their wonderful structural, geometric shape. Pieris is usually available in white, but sometimes you can find varieties with a soft-pink tint on the bloom. Here are some of our favorite pieris japonica wedding arrangements.

Rustic Centerpiece (above): This reception-table arrangement by Studio Fleurette features tons of textural elements, like peegee hydrangeas, pieris japonica, and privet berries, in a square wood vessel.

Pieris Bouquet: Pretty pieris also looks stunning on its own, as demonstrated by this chic bouquet by JL Designs.

pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Danielle Poff

Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Pieris: This lush arrangement features a variety of cream-colored garden roses combined with greenery and pieris japonica.

Flower Crown: A simple floral crown of pieris and greenery is beautiful in its simplicity.

Pieris Boutonnieres: Tiny pieris buds are the perfect accompaniment to your groom's attire.

pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Romantic Centerpiece: Pieris sprigs have a wonderful droopy quality and look elegant spilling out of an urn or vase, like this example by Cherries Flowers.

In Season Now: Why Spring Brides Should Know About Pieris Japonica

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Apr 212015
 
pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Paper Antler

Spring brides really have all the luck — this time of year, the flower markets are overflowing with gorgeous in-season blooms, including one of our favorites, pieris japonica. These pretty blooms resemble lily of the valley, with their small bell shapes. They're romantic and look beautiful spilling out of vases and urns, all the while keeping their wonderful structural, geometric shape. Pieris is usually available in white, but sometimes you can find varieties with a soft-pink tint on the bloom. Here are some of our favorite pieris japonica wedding arrangements.

Rustic Centerpiece (above): This reception-table arrangement by Studio Fleurette features tons of textural elements, like peegee hydrangeas, pieris japonica, and privet berries, in a square wood vessel.

Pieris Bouquet: Pretty pieris also looks stunning on its own, as demonstrated by this chic bouquet by JL Designs.

pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Danielle Poff

Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Pieris: This lush arrangement features a variety of cream-colored garden roses combined with greenery and pieris japonica.

Flower Crown: A simple floral crown of pieris and greenery is beautiful in its simplicity.

Pieris Boutonnieres: Tiny pieris buds are the perfect accompaniment to your groom's attire.

pieris japonica wedding flower ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Romantic Centerpiece: Pieris sprigs have a wonderful droopy quality and look elegant spilling out of an urn or vase, like this example by Cherries Flowers.

In Season Now: Muscari (Which Are Perfect for Your “Something Blue”)

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Apr 142015
 
muscari wedding flower ideas

Photo: Yasu + Junko

Ask any florist the best time of year to get married and the answer will be unanimous: spring. Beautiful, lush spring blooms are abundant at the flower markets right now and one of our favorites? Muscari (also sometimes called grape hyacinth). Delicate and sweet, muscari comes in white and pale-pink hues, but the most common varieties are in beautiful shades of blue, making them one of the rare naturally blue flowers (perfect if you're working with a blue wedding color palette or searching for a subtle "something blue"!). Here are a few of our favorite muscari wedding arrangements.

Blue Bridal Bouquet (above): There aren't very many naturally blue flowers but this bouquet by Amy Merrick combines the best of them: muscari, forget-me-nots, and delphiniums.

muscari wedding flower ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Spring Bridal Bouquet with Muscari: This lush, textured bouquet by Flowerwild is full of spring blossoms like lilac, privet berries, frittaliaria, and muscari.

Boutonniere: Embellish your groom's lapel with a boutonniere made of muscari sprigs and thistles.

muscari wedding flower ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Flower Crown: How romantic is this loose and bohemian floral crown studded with white and blue muscari?

Bridesmaid Bouquet with Anemones and Muscari: Complement blue bridesmaids dresses with a creamy white bouquet accented with pops of blue muscari.

Centerpiece: Though muscari looks very pretty on its own, the blooms also make a stunning statement when arrangement en masse, as demonstrated by this stunning centerpiece by KD&J Botanica.

muscari wedding flower ideas

Photo: via Flickr

Place Setting: Add a few sprigs of muscari to accent a simple and elegant tablescape.

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