It was a beautiful wedding weekend in Pittsburgh..

Here’s a peek at the flowers from two of last weekend’s weddings…

The bridesmaids bouquets from our first featured wedding were designed in a soft, romantic pink and lavender palette, featuring peonies, roses, spray roses, lisiathus and stock. The flowers looked like they were fresh-picked from a garden!

BW-147Bridesmaid bouquet

The reception at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, had alternating tall and low centerpieces made of hydrangea, peonies, roses, and stock.

Tall wedding centerpiece

Tall and low reception centerpieces

Wedding cake with flowers

Our other featured wedding had bridesmaids carrying bright yellow bouquets of Asiatic lilies, roses and gerbera daisies with variegated pittosporum.  This was a dramatic effect against royal blue bridesmaid dresses, as reflected in the royal blue ribbon stem wrap.

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Can you spot the silk flowers in these wedding bouquets?

Lots of weddings this past weekend!  Our three featured brides chose very different looks for their bouquets.  Two of the bouquets had a few silk flowers added to the fresh.  This is a great way to add the look of flowers that may be out of season, or beyond the bride’s budget.

Our first bouquet features orange alstromeria, ivory roses, tinted lavender ranunculus, blue eryngium, white stephanotis and white wax flower:

BW-137 Bridal bouquet

Our next bouquet is in a teardrop style, and contains pink and white alstromeria, pink lisianthus, white freesia, ivory spray roses and seeded eucalyptus:

BW-139 Bride's bouquet

Our third bride chose beautiful cherry brandy roses, orange mini calla lilies, magenta cockscomb, orange Asiatic lilies and purple peonies for her bouquet.

BW-138 Bride's bouquet

Did you spot the silk flowers?  The white stephanotis in the first bouquet, and the purple peonies in the third bouquet are silk.

Moving to one of the ceremony sites, the pews at St. Maurice Church were decorated with hydrangea and simple bows made of wired double-satin ribbon.

Hydrangea with satin pew bow

St. Maurice Church

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June wedding flowers…

Here’s a preview of three beautiful bouquets for our weekend weddings…

Bride's bouquetA bride’s bouquet of white hydrangea, white peonies, Asiatic lilies, ivory roses and white freesia.

Bridesmaid bouquetBridesmaid bouquet of white hydrangea with yellow roses and yellow freesia.

Bride's bouquetCascade bride’s bouquet of hot pink roses, Asiatic lilies, white dendrobium orchids and montecasino.

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May wedding flowers

 Here are some photos from our wedding this past weekend:Bride's bouquetBride’s bouquet of peonies, lisianthus, roses, succulents, stock, seeded eucalyptus and assorted brooches.

Bridesmaid BouquetBridesmaid bouquet of hydrangea, freesia, roses, seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum, tied with burlap ribbon.

Wedding centerpieceWedding centerpiece of hydrangea, roses, snapdragon, succulents and hypericum, at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory

Wedding pew cones with hydrangeaPaper pew cones with hydrangea

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Wedding floral trends for 2013

Our wedding specialist, Sherry Holeczy, writes:

Weddings for spring and summer 2013 will have a fresh feel, and what’s more fresh than flowers?  There are a few themes trending that allow for flowers to play a major role in the ambiance of your wedding.

One of my favorite trends this year is the vintage, romantic feel that isn’t too fussy.  This is the perfect theme for a beautiful bouquet!  Imagine walking through a well-groomed garden of a great estate and gathering flowers as you stroll along.  Wedding bouquets for this theme should evoke that feeling, with natural, easy blooms of hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses and maybe a few peonies (if you’re lucky enough to get the timing just right.)  There may be some ivy creating a slight cascade.  To keep with the easy feeling, don’t be too concerned about the blooms matching perfectly with the dresses.  Pastels are in for 2013 weddings, and there are many shades of flowers that will complement a mint green or pale pink bridesmaid dress beautifully.  We are even seeing pastel floral patterned dresses!

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A closely related theme is inspired by the 1920’s (think Downton Abbey.)  This has a similar feel, but with a little more glamour and elegance.  This bouquet may be large and cascading with a more “put together” look.  Bridesmaids may carry small, simple nosegays using only one type of flower.  Carnations were a popular flower in the 1920’s, and are a great option to include in any bouquet.

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Another trend is graphic-printed bridesmaid dresses.  Think stripes, chevrons and polka dots, just to name a few!  These provide the perfect backdrop for bright, monochromatic bouquets.  Create a fun summer look by choosing a bright bouquet of all hot pink or orange flowers, against a navy and white striped dress.

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Whether you are a bride or wedding guest, 2013 promises to be a year full of beautiful blooms!

For more 1920’s style wedding inspiration, here’s a great blog post: http://www.weddingsbylilly.com/wedding-ideas-inspiration/1920s-themed-wedding-ideas/?fb_action_ids=10151238597744199%2C10151237322009199&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=feed_opengraph

 

 

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