Hi everyone! My name is Nole, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be helping Kathryn out while she’s off getting married. You might know me from Oh So Beautiful Paper, where I blog about gorgeous wedding invitations and pretty paper goods, and I also recently co-founded a brand new wedding blog just for weddings in and around Washington, DC called United With Love! Needless, to say, I LOVE weddings, but I thought that today I’d focus on a subject that I don’t often get to talk about – wedding flowers!
When it comes to flowers, I’m rather partial to anything that blooms in the spring. Peonies, tulips, daffodils, cherry blossoms, lilacs – the smell of spring alone is practically intoxicating for me. I specifically planned my own wedding for the spring so that we could have lilacs and peonies in our floral arrangements, so I’m a pretty big fan of any bouquet featuring these lovely spring flowers:
My second big flower love is for dahlias. I love them in every color – from the delicate white and soft pink hues to deep reds and purples –and size, particularly the huge dinner plate dahlias that could serve as a single-stem bouquet. If I had to get married in any other season, it would be in the fall just for dahlias!
Dahlias (top) Left: White Dahlia Bouquet by Borrowed Blue Old New via The Bride’s Café; Right: Red Dahlia Bouquet by Holly Chapple Flowers, photograph by Genevieve Leiper | (bottom) Both images via Poppies and Posies
One of my recent flower addictions isn’t really even a flower at all, but I’m completely head over heels for any bouquets that incorporate raw cotton. Whether as an accent in a rustic fall bouquet or together as the sole element of a winter wedding bouquet, I love the texture and softness of raw cotton.
For me, anemones are like the tuxedo of wedding flowers: just totally classic. Whether in traditional black and white or in a bright pop of color, I get a little bit weak in the knees each time I see a bride carry anemones down the aisle.
Anemones Left: Floral Arrangement by Camelback Flowershop photographed by Milena Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; Right: Floral Arrangement by Blue Lotus photographed by Engaged Studio via Elizabeth Anne Designs
I’m usually not a fan of roses, but there are few things more romantic than cabbage roses – particularly in a delicate shade of pink. The pink rose and succulent bouquet below by Holly Chapple Flowers nearly takes my breath away it’s so beautiful!
That’s it from me for today! Thank you so much, Kathryn, for inviting me to stop by and letting me indulge my love for flowers!
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