Classy & Elegant Wedding at The Westin

Classy pale pink & white wedding inspiration

If you’re looking for classic and elegant wedding flower inspiration for your up coming wedding in Columbus, look no further. Sue & Lymon’s wedding at the Westin in Columbus was just that and so much more. In every photo, Sue is smiling from ear to ear in her beautiful wedding gown. We absolutely fell in love with this Victorian style couch and were honored to have the opportunity to decorate this space for the lovely couple.

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Sue’s bridal bouquet was made of the most lush pink and white roses and white hydrangea.

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These photos were captured by Bug Studios.

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 check out this along with other past weddings here and find us on Instagram here. Check us out at botanicawedding.com

Mixed Patterns & Styles for a Fun Wedding

Perfectly mismatched wedding party.

If you’re looking for bridal bouquet and flower inspiration for your up coming wedding in Columbus and you’re open to a soft, yet statement making and unique look, look no further. Kacy & Greg’s wedding was just that! Kacy wore the most fun vintage gown we’ve seen with lace details and a subtle layer of pink and did everyone see the layer of sequins?! This dress was perfect and this gorgeous cascading bouquet was simply made for her.

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This beautiful hand-tied garden inspired cascading bouquet is rich in depth and fun interesting textures. This bridal bouquet features luscious soft peach  roses, berry colored protea, berry colored gerbera daisies, purple lisianthus, mini succulents, hydrangea and an array of caspia, statice and wax flower accented perfectly with Italian ruscus. We love how perfectly this bouquet went with her and her dress!

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My favorite picture because it features so much love and they included their pup in all the fun! You can just see the magic between these two.

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The Groom wore a simple boutonniere made of assorted greenery and a mini succulent.

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These bridesmaid dresses! Perfectly mismatched heaven! We loved all of the colors that were incorporated in this wedding party. Each bridesmaid featured a flower from the brides bouquet accented with assorted greenery and lavender ribbon, super fun and unique!

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These photos were captured by Hailey Lauren Photography

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 check out this along with other past weddings here and find us on Instagram here. Check us out at botanicawedding.com

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.

5 Trending Bridal Bouquets & How to hold them from Botanica Flowers Columbus on Vimeo.

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

Top 10 Wedding Greens & Foliage

To coordinate with last week’s post on the Top 10 Wedding Flowers 2016, we’ve followed it up with the top 10 wedding greens of 2016!

Typically greens aren’t considered as much when it comes to wedding flowers, they’ve always been more of just an accent. I think it’s important to share trending greens and foliage as the garden-esque, earthy wedding trend has really taken off this year. Between creating an outdoor feel indoors and table garlands made of bay laurel and succulents in place of traditional round centerpieces, we think it’s important to share varieties of the most popular greens to assist you in your wedding flower decision making!

1. Hanging Amaranthus

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Add drama to any of your wedding decor with hanging amaranthus – centerpieces, archways, wreaths, you name it, this green is full of dramatic style and texture. Irregardless of your style, romantic or free-spirited, we feel that hanging amaranthus can most likely have a place in your wedding vision! More good news about this fella, it’s not just limited to green. Additionally, hanging amaranthus comes in a bold shade of burgundy as well, perfect for a jewel toned wedding, a fall wedding or for adding a bold contrast to other pale pink blooms.

2. Dusty Miller

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We love dusty miller and we know you do too! Dusty miller is as popular in wedding work as almost every other wedding! This dusty miller trend really started to rise last year but is still going strong as a soft accent to bouquets and centerpieces all over Columbus, Oh. Dusty miller is more grey in color with a green undertone and is consistently used almost every time with pale pink wedding themes! When pairing dusty miller with the lush and softness of pale pink and white garden roses, a very romantic floral formulation is born.

3. Seeded Eucalyptus

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Not a new green for florists, but seemingly a revelation for brides, seeded eucalyptus! As with the dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus also has more of a grayish color with green undertones. Seeded eucalyptus differers from spiral eucalyptus which is a more commonly known variety of eucalyptus. It’s hangy, not a word, but you know what I mean, it’s seedy, it’s flowy and it’s fabulous! The stems with seeded eucalyptus tend to be on the thicker side and can add bulk to a hand-held bouquet pretty quickly.

4. Silver Coin Eucalyptus

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Another variety of eucalyptus, we love it and so will you! This variety is called silver coin, it’s grayish green with flat round-like leaves. This green is perfect for floral garlands, wreaths, arch decor, aisle decor and an awesome greenery accent to bouquets!

5. Italian Ruscus

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Ruscus is a single stem with several leaves. It’s easy to work with and adds a nice simple and clean feel to bouquets and centerpieces.

6. Buplerum

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It’s fun, it’s funky and it has a mind of it’s own! Buplerum is heavily gaining popularity in wedding work this year! With garden inspired wedding themes on trend, buplerum has a special place in wedding bouquets and centerpieces: And we couldn’t be more excited, we love this stuff! Each stem has more smaller stems branching out with dainty little green bloom-looking things full of texture. Buplerum stems are a bit delicate to work with as they bend and break fairly easily.

7. Green Pitt

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Green pitt is, well, it’s awesome! Green pitt is a great accent to your wedding flowers. Pitt lays nicely and the stems are thick, however they’re still pretty flexible and easy to work with. This greenery comes in solid green and variegated white and green and there’s also “mini pitt” which looks exact.y like this, just more petite.

8. Sword Fern

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Sword fern appears to have come right out of a whimsical fairy garden! Ferns are a traditional and classic green that have gained popularity this wedding season. As with everything, once cool things and trends always make their way back around, think skinny jeans formerly known as “straight-leg” pants. This wedding season has been all about stylizing, texture, drama, unique and airy themes and flowers. Sword fern is a nice addition to your funky garden-esque wedding style!

9. Bay Leaf

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What the heck are these garlands I keep seeing everywhere? These are a new fad for 2016 made by typically grouping bay leaf together. While green is in, consider bay leaf garlands, wreaths and accents. Please note however, these aren’t the only greens you have to choose from when it comes to gorgeous lush greenery garlands for your big day!

10. Ivy

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If precision is your thing, you will likely not want to consider ivy in your wedding flowers as it’s a very non-precise kind of green. If you want to capture a traditional essence of a garden inspired wedding, ivy is almost essential! This green is a true classic.

As always, Happy Wedding Planning!

-Botanica Flowers