Nov 11

Accent Flowers

White & Gold Champagne Bar | The Day's Design | Heather Cisler Photography

It’s no secret that I love the art of floral arranging.  I can’t seem to get enough of designing with pretty blooms and I sincerely hope that this always holds true and never becomes a burden or a chore because it is my “job”.

While making big, lush arrangements is one of my favorite things ever I think they’ve become somewhat expected when you come to an event.  People expect to see the massive urns overflowing with lush greenery and delicate roses at the front of the ceremony.  They look for the floral centerpieces and ooh and ahh over the bride’s romantic bouquet.  In today’s world, these are “standard” pieces of wedding décor.

Sometimes it’s the simple anybody-can-do-it details that capture me the most.  It doesn’t have to be extravagant or over the top but rather tastefully done and even a little unexpected can have a huge impact.  Adding a couple leftover sprigs of green to the cake table, having a small simple bud vase with a single colored bloom by the guests book or having a couple of extra flowers on standby to photograph with your accessories or wedding invites.  Often these details that we find ourselves swooning over really aren’t so glamourous, they were just staged well and someone knew how to accessorize.

The picture above (so beautifully captured by Heather Cisler Photography) showcases the most gorgeous white ranunculus, which just adds a whole new level of pretty to the sparkly bar set up.  The sweet little ranunculus is the most perfect accent flower.  At times details like this are thought out and other times, I will completely admit, they were just a spur of the moment inspiration, which again is why you hire artists and vendors who you trust to make your special day even more than you ever imagined. It’s also a great way to add a little extra romance or natural feeling to a party that might not necessarily call for floral centerpieces or showpieces.

My philosophy is simple – every flower should be showcased and loved, leave no flowers behind.



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