Category: flowers

You Have to See This Anemone Wedding Bouquet

Oh, how I adore the anemone flower! Happy Friday, loves! Today we’re talking about an anemone wedding bouquet that is handmade and lasts forever. I know: pretty amazing, right? Our Featured Artist, Melissa of The Sunny Bee Boutique, is redefining flower bouquets for brides who want something different. Instead of fresh flowers, she uses fabric flowers along with sola flowers so that your bouquet will never wilt, never require water, and will always look amazing. The anemone bouquet from her collection is my absolute favorite. Here, just take a look and you’ll see why!

Anemone Bouquet

This bouquet isn’t solely made of fabric: it also features hand-dyed sola flowers. There are hand-dyed fabric rosettes and fabric anemones with black centers. You can even select what size bouquet you’d like (she has a few options) along with what color ribbon to include around the handle.

anemone wedding bouquet

anemone wedding bouquet with black and white and yellow and gray

I’m also obsessing over this classic anemone flower bouquet (you know, just in case the pop of yellow + grey isn’t your thing).

Since the bouquet ought to coordinate with the boutonniere, here’s an anemone bout she has to match! Melissa has really thought of everything.

You can see more bouquets, like these, in her shop!

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There’s more coming up soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime… why not explore our Real Weddings gallery? Oh, and you ARE subscribed, yes?


Hanging Mason Jar Vases: What Size to Use

Are you looking for chic ceremony decor? Just use hanging mason jar vases! But first… you have to admit that mason jars have pretty much taken over the wedding world. We’ve seen our beloved pint-sized jars used as drinking glasses, projects and insanely creative mason jar ideas, and we’ve even seen a plastic version of mason jars for non-glass venues. That’s how much they’re loved. Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline question from Marie, who asks, “I’m hanging mason jar vases for my ceremony aisle. What size should I use?” Read on to find out…

decorate the ceremony aisle with hanging blue mason jar vases filled with flowers hanging mason jar vases

Hanging Mason Jar Vases

The right size for hanging mason jar vases is 16 oz (1 pint). This is the perfect size mason jar because your flowers and the amount of water you will need won’t make these jars too heavy to hang. We recommend hanging them from the back of each chair along the aisle (use a heavy wire and pliers around the base to create a loop; secure tightly and hang from a chair back).< Note: if you are making mason jar hanging vases, you'll want to make sure you use these. It will keep your flowers looking perfect all day long./p>

blue mason jars filled with white hydrangea flowers and attached to chairs hanging mason jar vases
photos above via classic creations

If you prefer, you can display your chic mason jar hanging vases from shepherd’s hooks along the aisle way. Want to make your own? Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make hanging mason jar flower vases.

via, LTR: we heart photography | chris loh photography via offbeat bride | etsy

Hope it helps, Marie!

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30 Wedding Cakes: #1 – Naked Wedding Cake + Flowers

Hello, loves! Happy weekend! We’re popping in to tell you that our monthly series for September is 30 Wedding Cakes (you may remember our 31 Hairstyles in July, followed by 31 Giveaways in August). We’re a little late to the party, so to speak, but we’ll be filling in the blanks to ensure we hit the 30 mark before October. Let’s hit it and kick off the first of many gorgeous wedding cakes: the naked wedding cake with peonies.

Naked Wedding Cake with Flowers on Top via 30 Wedding Cakes - cake: deux bakery, photo: anna j photography

Naked Wedding Cake: Two Tiered with Peonies

This gorgeous two-tiered naked wedding cake is given its name of ‘naked’ because of its unique non-frosted exterior. Naked wedding cakes are trending and for good reason: they allow your cake’s fillings to be visible. Plus, it’s just fun to have something different, no? This particular naked wedding cake is topped with fresh peonies, ranunculus, and roses. It features a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling. By Deux Bakery. Photo by Anna J Photography.


Wildflower Seed Favors

Are you planning an outdoor, nature-inspired wedding? Do you want wedding favors guests will actually use? We’ve found it! We’re excited to present giveaway #30 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways Series for August. We’ve teamed up with Jacquelyn Vaccaro to offer fifty (50) wildflower seed favors to one lucky reader. See a glimpse + find out more…

Seed Packet Favors

wildflower seed favors

About the Prize

Jacquelyn tells us: “Each glassine envelope measures 4.25 x 2.75 unfolded and 3″ x 2.75″ folded and sealed and contains a beautiful combination of perennial wildflower seeds. The tags attached have been hand cut using a heavy gauge kraft card stock and then embellished with natural jute or double sided satin ribbon of your color choice. You choose the wording and let me do the rest!”

wildflower seed favor envelopes

wildflower seed favors ribbon

About the wildflower seeds: “I use an extremely high quality perennial wildflower mixture. They are 99.59% pure seed and 84% viable. The seeds are a combination of: Siberian Wallflower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Blue Flax, Lupine, Purple Coneflower, Blanketflower, Sweet William, Shasta Daisy, Dwarf Columbine, Lavendar Hyssop, Dwarf Evening Primrose, Mexican Hat, New England Aster, English Daisy, Black Eyed Susan & Gloriosa Daisy. Directions on how to plant are printed on an adhesive label and attached to the backs.”

wildflower seeds

ribbon colors


Okay, loves: you know how this works! Check out the giveaway details below:

o Enter between 8/29/14-9/4/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: 50 Wildflower Seed Favors by Jacquelyn Vaccaro
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/5; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to use prize
o Prize value: $100; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!