5 Trending Bridal Bouquets & How to Hold Them

5 Bridal Bouquets for Wedding Inspiration

If you’re looking for bridal bouquet inspiration for your up coming wedding in Columbus, look no further. Join Botanica for walk through of 5 trending bridal bouquet styles including a garden style free form bridal bouquet, a contemporary free form bridal bouquet, an organic, boho chic feeling crescent style bridal bouquet, a hand-tied cascade bridal bouquet and a traditional hand-tied round bridal bouquet designed by our Columbus Ohio based lead wedding and events designer, Steven Sturdivant.

Check out the video at the bottom of this blog where Steven also explains the best way to hold each bouquet to get the most from your flowers and ensure they will look their best in photos.

1 – Garden Style Free Form Bridal Bouquet

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This beautiful hand-tied garden style bouquet is rich in depth and fun interesting textures. This unique bridal bouquet features luscious soft peach garden roses, berry colored ranunculus, spiky orange pincushion protea, blue thistle, mini green hydrangea, Burgundy hypericum berries, safari sunset, rich yellow calla lilies and yarrow accented with fragrant and flowy willow eucalyptus and fresh cedar. We love the quiet and subtle touch of the berry ranunculus peeking out for additional color and interest.

2 – Contemporary Free Form Bridal Bouquet

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Behold this gorgeous contemporary free form bouquet, petite in size but packs a big texture and uniqueness punch with cool lines for visual interest and movement. This bouquet features safari sunset, pincushion protea, lush peach garden roses, feathery pampas grass, artichokes, berries, seeded eucalyptus and fresh cedar.

3 – Boho Chic, Crescent Style Bridal Bouquet

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Are you aiming to be a boho bride? Are you feeling adventurous and bold? The flowers used in this gorgeous, warm boho chic crescent style bouquet can easily be adaptable to many wedding colors and themes with minimal substitutions. This bouquet is definitely intended to be held outward, as you will see in the video to really capture all of the beautiful flowers. There are three main shining stars of this bridal bouquet, the king protea, the bromeliad and the lush red roses.

4 – Hand-tied Cascading Bridal Bouquet

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The cascade bouquet has regained popularity. This hand-tied cascade is intended to flow downward which is easily achieved with a flowing greenery such as garden ivy. The entire purpose of the cascade bouquet is to display the flowers in a way where all of it’s beauty is easily seen.

5 – Traditional Hand-tied Round Bridal Bouquet

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The traditional hand-tied round bouquet is the most traditional style of bouquet next to it’s acquaintances in this video and wraps up our top 5 trending bridal bouquets The hand-tied round remains a bouquet classic and strong playing bouquet style in wedding work. This gorgeous colorful bouquet features hot pink garden roses, purple carnations, pink asters, bold sunflowers, hypericum berries and orange spray roses.

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Botanica Flowers is a wedding and events florist in Columbus, OH. Our team specializes in detail and client satisfaction for all of life’s special events. Botanica Flowers also offers wedding flower packages to accommodate your wedding flower budget. You can also view galleries of previous weddings here and find us on Instagram here. Check us out at columbusweddingflorist.com

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Columbus Wedding Flowers PT 1

Botanica Flowers: “Best florist for Wedding Flowers in Columbus Ohio” – Cassie

A snippet from Cassie’s recent review that warms our heart to read as we have put a lot of time and energy into building this brand. As time slips away constantly, I realized it’s been far too long since we took to the blog! So many things and changes have happened since this time last year. Our biggest happenings include the welcoming of a new Botanica Flowers team member, Amy, who I will introduce later in this post, bridal shows, relationship building, completely booked weekends and *drumroll* a total revamp of our wedding website columbusweddingflorist.com

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With this new wedding and events website overhaul, we have incorporated a far better and more detailed Wedding Flower Packages page for our prospective clients. We realize that there are two types of brides and rarely the in-between when it comes to selecting your wedding flowers. You’re either the bride that knows exactly what you want down to the technical name of colors with a very definitive vision or you’re the bride that doesn’t really have any idea and would like guidance in selecting the best flowers to accommodate your personality and type of wedding. Regardless, we love to work with all types of brides, we have tools to help you define your budget and the ability to make many accommodations to ensure that your wedding flowers will be the least of your stressors leading up to your big day!

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For the bride who’s not so sure, you now can browse through trendy pre-packaged wedding flower designs that our design team has created. You will find more traditional style packages along with some eclectic designs to showcase a little something for everyone. After you make a selection, you can choose between three different options based on your needs, Intimate, Trendy and all All out Bash. At this point, you have the capability of editing any quantities within the package or completely customizing a specific wedding flower package from scratch.

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With the recent growth of Botanica Flowers, we have partnered our extremely talented and knowledgeable lead designer, Steven with a skilled events coordinator, Amy. She was born and raised in Central Ohio were she started her first job at Flowerama at just 16 years old. It was at that point that her love for flowers developed and has continued to grow throughout the years. Amy prides herself on developing relationships and making sure that your experience is memorable. With a strong passion for weddings and events, she enjoys the smile on her clients face on their special day.  She is creative and artistic and uses these abilities to meet the needs of each client.  Amy loves learning more about the industry and new and upcoming trends.

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As always, a huge shoutout to the hardworking, dream-come-true making and talented staff at M2Marketing for bringing our vision for this new wedding site to life! For any web needs, I would strongly recommend this amazing, Columbus based team!

Dreamy Downtown Columbus Wedding

Purple Wedding Inspiration

This stunning wedding was held in the beautiful Downtown Columbus Athletic Club founded in 1912. The gorgeous bride, Ivana, was not shy when it came to incorporating a bold purple hue into her special day. The bridesmaids wore dazzling royal dresses and carried gorgeous, traditional style, hand-tied bouquets of purple hydrangea, pale peach roses and burgundy calla lilies. Ivana’s bouquet was softened version of the bridesmaids bouquets using only a touch of burgundy calla lilies along with white lisianthus, white stock and pale peach and pink roses.

Photo by Stephanie Brann Photography www.stephaniebrann.com

Photo by Stephanie Brann Photography www.stephaniebrann.com

Photo by Stephanie Brann Photography www.stephaniebrann.com

Ivana’s bouquet of bold burgundy calla lilies, pale pink and peach roses, gorgeous white lisianthus, white anemones with black centers and touch of lily of the valley.

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Could these two be any more cute?! I think not. One of the flower girls carrying a petite version of the bridesmaids bouquet with a gorgeous coordinating floral crown and the ring  bearer proudly wearing a boutonniere of mini roses and purple hydrangea.

The wedding reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus

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The bride opted for a combination of high and low centerpieces for the reception tables to give the room some variation.

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The color combination of this wedding are simply dreamy. Congratulations to Ivana and Tim!

Stephanie Brann with Stephanie Brann Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty of this very special day!

Featured Wedding Venue in Gahanna, OH

La Navona

Excited to announce our newest partnership with this venue! As a newer 10,000 square foot rustic inspired spot located at 154 N. Hamilton Rd. in Gahanna, Ohio, La Navona features large sliding barn doors handmade from reclaimed wood, several gorgeous and inviting patio spaces for outdoor celebrations and a large built-in bar with cabaret tables made from authentic whiskey barrels. If you haven’t yet toured this venue for your upcoming wedding or event, we’ll help you paint a picture: the name “La Navona” refers to the storied piazza in Rome, Italy which is noted for its rich history, stunning architecture and beautiful fountains. I know, stunning picture, right?

Perhaps the most exciting thing about this venue, next to it’s rustic beauty of course, is that they’re our #1 featured venue which means an exclusive discount offer for you! If you book your event with La Navona and choose Botanica Flowers as your florist, you’ll receive 20% off of your wedding table centerpieces!

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Take a quick glimpse into La Navona in this video

Recently Engaged? 2017 Wedding?

First and foremost, we would like to personally congratulate all those lucky ladies and gentlemen who are being proposed to, not just all around Columbus, Ohio but all around the country during this magical time of year! What a great time to get engaged, love is all around, family and friends you may not get to see often, it’s the time of year that everyone comes together and everyone just simply loves.

We wanted to share with you, regardless of your own personal style, 3 projected floral trends for 2017 to consider when you start planning the big day!

Floral prints continue to be on the rise – Whether it’s in your linens, your bridesmaids dresses or even your own dress, you will continue to see more and more colors and floral patterns available for you to choose from for whichever area you want to accentuate with a bit of feminine flair.

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You may wonder what your flower bouquets would look like with a floral printed dress. Fear not! We will show you an idea of what you could pair specifically with this dress. If you have a floral printed dress, your best bet is going to be to pull out one color from the dress and base your flowers on that one solid color so that it doesn’t appear too busy against the dress.

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For the love of France – This wedding trend is inspired by elegance and class. Brides are combining elements from both French Country and formal Parisian Design to create a stunning French inspired classy wedding. The colors increasingly popular that are associated with this look include deep rich colors such as red and burgundy, graphite grey and chocolate which are often offset by pastels like misty blue, champagne gold, pale pink and sage.

The flowers shown above are Red Garden Roses, Rice Flower, Silver Dollar, Blue Muscarri, Millet, Burgundy Dahlia, chocolate Orchid and Sahara Roses.

Tropical Paraides – You will see a lot more tropical inspired weddings all around, not just in Hawaii. This refreshing trend is fun and relaxing. The flowers you’ll find pairing with tropical inspired linens or dresses are calla lilies, birds of paradise, pincushion protea, freesia, celosia and cymbidium orchids along with a wide variety of foliages.

The flowers shown above are orange Calla Lilies, Birds of Paradise, Celosia, pink Freesia, yellow Pincushion Protea and Green Cymbidium Orchids.

That wraps up 3 upcoming 2017 Wedding Trends that we wanted to share with you! We also have available on our website several free organizing and planning tools to help plan your day. Often times brides have no idea what flowers cost or even factor that into their budget at times, but we created a wedding flower budget calculator that’s easy to use and will give you an idea of a flower price range based on the amount of people in the wedding, who you will need flowers for that you didn’t even think of and even centerpieces.

Check out the FREE Flower Budget Calculator here.

We also took the time to compile 9 different cost effective wedding packages for the bride that’s on a strict budget. Just because you have a budget to stay within doesn’t mean you have to omit flowers for your entire wedding! Our packages are fully customizable when it comes to color and most packages can accommodate any wedding color scheme.

Wedding Flower Packages, Columbus OH

We went out and did our research and we did this for you! We found some of the most reputable wedding venues, photographers, planners and bakers in Columbus, OH and we interviewed them. We asked them questions that we thought you, as a bride, would like to know. You can find their individual pages, interviews and answers all within our website.

Check out our list of preferred Wedding Vendors in Columbus, OH

Holiday Decoration Services in Columbus, OH

Where has 2016 gone, folks? Like it or not, it’s already time to start talking about the end of year holiday season! We happen to love this time of year because with it comes seasonal flowers only available at particular times and outdoor goodies that we can’t get enough of. The shops are always warm and inviting and the smell of pine fills the place staring in November!

This past year was the full fledged launch of our Holiday Decorating Services. These services are offered for personal and commercial use. That’s right, we get it, you’re busy and our decor team will even decorate the outdoors of your home for the holiday’s with fresh wintergreen wreaths and other various outdoor accessories to make your home just as warm and inviting as our shops. Our decor team will also festively style the indoors and outdoors of your business, office and or corporation. These services may also include fresh floral pieces for holiday events as well.

Maybe this is something you’re considering but aren’t quite sure of and that’s why we offer a FREE one-on-one consultation with a member of our Holiday Decor Team to discuss your needs, be it for personal or business! We will meet you at your home or business to go over the space you want to decorate and discuss ideas. After the initial consultation, we will send you a proposal for your review and make any revisions at that point.

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A simple home backyard fireplace update with fresh garland, bright red velvet ribbons throughout and candles in oversized rustic inspired jars transform this space into a holiday party-ready area to cozy up around.

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This doorway is transformed into a winter wonderland with a huge fresh wintergreen lighted topiary tree decorated in traditional red and green colors. The window piece coordinates with the topiary tree and wreath. The simple and effective greenery piece on the step is just fresh wintergreens and branches that will last outside all season.

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Talk about a grand entrance! This entryway is decorated with two huge lighted fresh wintergreen topiary trees that totally take the stage here. The door holds a traditionally styled wintergreen wreath with icy branches and pinecones, complete with a big red bow. Candles in rustic jars light the pathway up the steps and to the front door.

Let us take away at least one major stress of the holiday’s because you have enough to do! To schedule a FREE CONSULTATION, please click here and select either “Residential Decor Consultation or Commercial Decor Consultation” under Holiday Decor.

Corporate and Special Event Flowers in Columbus, OH – Fall Edition

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Corporate Events

Corporate events can typically be defined as a gathering that is sponsored by a business for it’s employees, business partners and clients or prospective clients. These events can be for large audiences such as conventions or smaller events like conferences, meetings or holiday parties.

What better brings any special event to life than flowers?

Botanica Flowers is more known for breathtaking wedding pieces, but did you know we also specialize in other special events, big and small?

We’ve put together a contemporary take on fall flower design to share with you. These pieces are available to purchase and send to a loved one as well through our sister brand, Flowerama Columbus. Just click on the image for pricing and ordering process.

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Our featured piece from this line is “Rich Autumn Colors”. This modern design incorporates luscious circus roses, sunflowers, calla lilies and lisianthus in rich hues.

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Light the night with this gorgeous lantern centerpiece made of sunflowers, hydrangea, circus roses, protea, broomcorn and various textured greenery.

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Nature’s Landscape was created in a hand-crafted wooden box made by Botanica Flowers’ lead designer, Steven Sturdivant. Though potentially hard to tell from the image, this piece is actually 32″ x 16″! This would make a great focal piece for a large rectangle table.

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This uniquely designed arrangement consists of sunflowers, protea, anemones, berries, billy balls and seeded eucalyptus in a classy stone vase.

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This modern take on fall design consists of bold sunflowers, pink/orange snapdragons, deep purple lisianthus, yellow alstroemeria and a daring touch of bright red in a cobalt blue vase.

Be sure to check out our Rustic Luxe Christmas Event at Upscale Barn

Macy’s at Easton Town Center: Diamond Viewing Room

Who: Macy’s

What: Macy’s grand opening for their “Diamond Viewing Room”.

Where: Macy’s at Easton Town Center |  4141 Easton Loop East

We created three bridal bouquets showcasing a modern style, rustic and traditional along with floral centerpieces to accent the Diamond Viewing Room.


First up is our Modern Inspired Bridal Bouquet. In today’s bridal world, bouquets have gone wild, greenery is in and soft pastels are all the rage! The modern inspired bouquet for the Macy’s renovation event at Easton was based on the two Pantone Fashion Colors of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity. The bouquet featured blush pink garden roses, gorgeous light blue hydrangea and other assorted complimentary blooms. To bring in the garden, wild-esque feel, we incorporated garden ivy. As a new trend we’re seeing in our industry, the bouquet was designed to display horizontally, rather than vertically giving a complete modern feel.

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The second bouquet captured a rustic feel. The rustic inspired bouquet had a very wild flower, fresh picked look incorporating lavender, miniature sunflowers, berries, thistle, billy balls, dahlia’s and other coordinating blooms and textures. To complete the rustic look and feel, the stems were wrapped in raffia and natural twine.

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Last but certainly not least, it was requested that we capture a traditional style bouquet as for our third style. As a traditional style bridal bouquet that we continuously see making a comeback, this bouquet was designed with a cascading style. Our design team used assorted traditional flowers such as roses and miniature roses as well as lilies in the romantic shades of pale pink and white.

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The elegant floral pieces for the diamond viewing room were a low and round style to accent the room. These eight arrangements were designed with white hydrangea, white miniature calla lilies and fragrant lush white garden roses in a silver embellished container for the perfect accent to a diamond viewing room.

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We provided lush peonies, peach roses and blue thistle to compliment our bridal bouquets for J’s Sweet Treats naked wedding cake design. check out the cake artistry here

More images from the event below:

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Shout out to the Macy’s event coordinators for being so awesome and easy to work with! It was a pleasure to be a part of this event, looking forward to many more!

Unique Wedding Bouquets for Fall

In the wedding industry, trends change at a pretty rapid rate. If you’re getting married in the fall and have no idea where to start with flowers, we’ve compiled 3 bouquet styles based off of fall color and textures to assist you with the process.

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This bouquet is classic in it’s composition, a traditional round style, but not so typical with the flowers used. The red spikey flowers are considered a tropical flower called Protea. The Protea in this particular bouquet acts as a focal flower with wonderful texture and depth. The green fuzzy looking flower is called Green Ball Dianthus, another great texture flower that’s fun and funky.  The berries are, as you may have guessed it, berries. Their technical name is Hypericum Berries and they come in a variety of different color including red, green and peach and act as a subtle textured addition to almost any style of bouquet in almost any color scheme. There is a green in this bouquet that’s kind of whimsical in it’s nature called Bupleurum. This particular green also works very well in various bouquet styles and color schemes and add another layer of subtle interest.

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Though you can’t fully tell from this imagery, this bouquet is intended to be a cascading style bouquet with the ivy falling downward. The bright orange roses, waxflower, yellow sunflowers and pink miniature calla lilies add just the right amount of “pop” to this earthy bouquet. The dark burgundy/brown wild looking thing is called Kangaroo Paw, it’s another fun and funky texture that works great in fall floral pieces. This bouquet also utilizes the reddish orange Portea, red berries and bupleurum. Though you can’t really see from the images, there are real raspberries also being used as another source of texture and uniqueness.

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Last but not least, this is a non-traditional hand tied bouquet that you would hold the same as the first traditional style hand-tied bouquet. The same types of flowers are used in this bouquet as the first bouquet with the subtle addition of miniature green hydrangea  but the composition is much different. This piece is not for the traditional inspired bride to be as much as it is for the eclectic, earthy, organic inspired bride to be as it has a lot of abstract elements like the branches and Kangaroo Paw.