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The Art of Corporate Flowers: Office Feng Shui and Workplace Productivity

September 4th, 2017

Feng shui through flowers is a way for you to harness boosted energy, gain inner peace, and reap the benefits of greater productivity whether you do your work from home or go into the office. Pick from these feng shui flowers and decorating tips to liven up your corporate space, beautify your lobby or office, and boost employee morale.

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Feng Shui Corporate Flowers For Elevating a Sense of Camaraderie

Flower arrangements that follow the time-old principles of feng shui act as a source of renewal, imbuing rooms and surfaces with visual grace and beauty, even sensuality, and encourage us all to cultivate a general sense of gratitude. Cherry blossoms, for example (sounds like cheery, doesn’t it?) are one method for brightening up lobbies, the corners of your office, and helping to encourage coworkers’ collaboration.

Only once we appreciate our surroundings, feel comfortable and calm in our workspace, can we focus on the work that lies in front of us and simultaneously raise awareness and give our attention to others around us who may need our help.

Lotus Flowers in the Lunchroom, in Meeting Rooms and Home Offices

One of the clean, clear and essential components of fung shui is simplicity. And there are few flowers with the simple purity and perfection, the beauty and peace promoting properties like the lotus flower.

Lotus flower arrangements can be displayed in your own office, the cafeteria, or meeting tables. Lotus flowers clear the mind, bringing about an inner harmony with one’s thoughts (how you see your own behaviours or performance at work, for example) and allow you to let go of the past, not dwell too much on the future, and instead shift into a lucid and focused space in the present.

Bamboo Plants and Zen Gardens for a Sense of Well-Being

Sometimes, in order to cultivate mindfulness and tap into our more creative selves, and especially our capacities for solving the more difficult problems we can face at work, we need to take an active break from the issue at hand.

Bamboo plants and Zen garden flower arrangements are perfect for active contemplation. The simplicity of green office plants and beauty of nature is a way to increase the harmony of one’s surroundings, tapping into the power of feng shui décor while not overwhelming any one area with too much colour or “busier” and more complex flower arrangements.

Office Layout and Feng Shui Flower Placement

It is important not to overlook the way you arrange the flowers and furniture in your office. From the vantage point of feng shui, anything that disrupts the flow of your space or physically interrupts your movement through the room will actually impede your creativity and ability to think coherently.

So definitely keep your desk clear of papers, loose pens, and any office odds and ends like tacks or paper clips. Dust frequently. Also position your feng shui flowers or indoor plants in the corners of your office—according to the wisdom and principles of feng shui, this should prevent sluggishness and encourage a more active energy, with great mental acuity.

Don’t Miss These Hot Summer Wedding Colour Themes for 2017

August 2nd, 2017

It’s getting hot out there, and so are these gorgeous wedding colour themes and combinations for 2017. Just in time for the summer season, here’s a list of this year’s trendy wedding colours for flower arrangements, dazzling wedding decorations, bridesmaid and bridal flowers and more. Read on to see what styles are in—you won’t want to miss them!

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Pomegranate, Apricot and Eucalyptus 

Deep into the summer, deep into the countryside, these colours are about embracing a little grit and keeping it classy at the same time. Let your hair down, get dancing, and let's toast the bride and groom.

Loose wedding bouquets and wild, cascading arrangements and centrepieces placed on top of outdoor banquet hall style tables are popular floral decorations. 

Apricot, Mint Green and Gold

Feel beautiful and full of summer's wondrous warmth with these pretty and light pastels and metallic accents to make your wedding absolutely perfect. Outdoor venues are ideal. Spacious, fresh air, natural gardens, and perhaps a pond or running water tucked away somewhere—there's nothing better.

Purple, Blood Orange and Maroon

This is an outdoorsy, evening wedding reception palette that will match perfectly with the shades and hues of a summer sunset. As the dusk settles around your wedding celebration, you’ll notice the warmth and vibrant atmosphere filling the patio, garden and mixing with the candlelight.

Orchids, lilacs, anemones, roses and lilies are just the right flowers you’ll want for your floral arrangements and wedding decorations. They’ll promote a sense of lush intimacy and allure for an extravagant, sexy finish on any arrangement.

Shades of Blue, Lavender and Light Green

To pull this off elegance is a must. This early summer and late spring colour combination works beautifully within urban garden settings and with shabby chic wedding decor (a cocktail bar and rooftop views of London wouldn’t hurt, either!).

For wedding centrepieces, you are going for candelabra, cascading flower arrangements and greenery, long tables and ornately patterned table clothes; natural wooden furniture—tables, flooring and chairs—in cherry wood, walnut and beige or tawny yellow upholstery.

Grey-Green, Gold & Off-White

Equally elegant and refined, this light green, gold and variation-on-white combo is probably one of the more flexible wedding colour themes. Yellow hues in the white flirt with the gold, while bringing out the lighter striations in the grey. You can really plan to use these colours during any season.

Red, Minty Green and Bright White

Most people might think this is a Christmas colour palette—but not so. If you work with a wedding florist and get your shades just right, then you’ll have a combination of wedding colours and flowers that are super fun, less formal and more relaxed.

The red should be bright, leaning toward orange, and the green several shades lighter than evergreen, like a mint leaf. The white has a balancing effect. These colours are ideal for seaside and destination weddings, taking place right on the beach or set back from the harbour, with a grand view of the sea.

Keep Your Cool In The Office This Summer With These Corporate Plants And Office Flowers 

July 19th, 2017

It's hot, probably muggy so that you don't even want to know what the humidity is at, and on top of all that you have a pile of paperwork or assignments and projects that have built up. Which means just one thing: stress. Don't sweat too much, though. If you are feeling the pressure or especially stressed out at work, and want to relax and keep your cool in the office, then these top corporate flowers and office plants should be of service:

Jade Plants. The smooth, water droplet shapes of the jade plant’s leaves will have you smooth sailing, serene and calm, feeling fluid and flexible and free—just like water. 

And, fortunately for you, the jade plant is a succulent, which means it requires infrequent watering and won't demand much maintenance around your office or attention in general (other than an affectionate gaze every once in a while).

Peace Lily. This simple, elegant office plant proffers good vibes, clean air and serenity like it's its business. It will also help you and your business, too, because you'll find that with fresh air and nature comes greater powers of concentration and peace of mind. So, you get to be less stressed and feel more productive while you work.

English Ivy. A clinging, creeping green vine that can crawl its way up brick facades and the outer walls and sides of buildings, all just as well as it can hang luxuriantly from your office bookshelf or drape across and dangle from a windowsill. 

English ivy is particular adept at filtering pollution from the air, too, especially in closed environments and poorly ventilated spaces (like office buildings)…incredibly, studies have shown that this miraculous plant picks fecal-matter particulate and formaldehyde (found in cleaning products) from the air. 

As unsavoury as this may sound, we can be thankful for this particular plant that's saving our airways. 

Gerberas. Gerberas daisies come in many varieties, colouration and sizes. Did you know that the head of the flower, while appearing like a single blossom, is in fact many—actually, hundreds—of tiny little flowers? Ponder that for a while to take your mind off whatever ails you. 

Snake Plants. What's that sneaking off into the corner of your office? Why, it's a potted snake plant! Also known as Sansevieria, the elongated spiked leaves grow straight and tall, shaped like snakes or small swords. Its deep green leaves are outlined in yellow. And it's a pretty corporate plant for contemplation, one that can definitely assist you in easing your mind and relinquishing your troubles if you need a mental break.

Dracaena. Not nearly as draconian as their name would suggest, dracaena plants are in fact benign and friendly office plants, not bossy at all, that can grow up to two meters (indoors). They also do a good job of filtering the air at the office. And, if you're stressed by the presence of your boss or colleagues peering over at you from their own desks, just set up a row of potted dracaena for some cover!

For New Brides in 2017: Best Autumn Floral Fashion Trends

July 3rd, 2017

If you are already thinking ahead to this autumn's floral fashions, then you have a lot in store. It is time to get excited for dark fabrics with bright contrasts, greenery galore, silken sheen and the most textured, warm hued autumn flowers. Looking forward to drops in temperature and leaves falling might seem odd to some people, but it makes total sense when you know it means the onset of the autumn wedding season. Keep reading for a bride's guide of trending autumn floral fashions you won't want to miss:

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Select Seasonal Autumn Flowers

Dahlias, lilies, gerberas daisies and celosia. Alstromeria, chrysanthemums and yarrow flowers. Bridal bouquets and lavish centrepieces composed of these seasonal flowers are already trending and definitely growing in popularity. With a growing awareness of environmental impact and love for the local movement, each year more and more brides are choosing their flowers in-season and sourcing as many local blooms as possible. If you're interested in taking a similarly eco-friendly stance on the day that you exchange your vows, as a couple you can always talk with your wedding florist.

Simply Can't Deny That Dahlia Appeal

Dahlias are as popular as ever this season. You will probably even catch them popping up at weddings this summer, and extending all the way into autumn.

Which Dahlia Varieties?

Keep your eyes out for the much sought-after Cafe au Lait, with colours ranging from blush to peach to a creamy beige. Peaches and Cream dahlia varieties strikingly contrast colours light pink, red, yellow and white tipped petals. Meanwhile, Labyrinth presents a hot pink exclusive, with funky petals that resemble the curve and swerve of calla lilies.

Throwback To Old Flower 'Favourites'

Brides and wedding florists alike used to wilt at the very thought of mums, carnations and zinnias sneaking their way into their flower arrangements. 'I won't! I won't! I won't!' could be heard all the way down and from the back of the aisle. Not exactly graceful, which is why we call the trend flower 'favourites' in quotations.

Astonishingly, these blooms are now blasting off, showing up all over brides' news feeds on Instagram and Pinterest. They are quickly becoming part of some of the most popular floral design, not just for brides but also at openings, receptions and events. Watch for them in centrepieces this autumn.

Dark and Heavy Colours

Don't look so down! The stormy, darker hues and 'muddy' tones are going to be especially big this autumn. The neutral and low hue contrasts will help to balance out autumn wedding bouquets that use a single colour or pale, subdued coloured blossoms like peach, melon, dulce de leche and pale or flame blue.  

Soft Pastels, Pinks and Grey Notes

Riding on the trail of the same reasoning that inspired 'dark and heavy colours,' we are seeing a lot of light to pale pinks, pastels, and grey hues in flower arrangements, particularly of roses and the ever adorable peonies. Expect complimentary greenery in these arrangements, like Dusty Miller, eucalyptus leaves, and lots of succulent varieties.

It’s Fiery Flower Design News For Home Decor, This July And August

June 15th, 2017

Check out some of the latest floral design news in fashion and home decoration, arranged for you by Todich Floral Design. See what's trending, sexy and exciting this summer for when you decide to do a little bit of redecorating…

Floral Fashion: Bohemian Summer

Boho-chic, the best of both worlds, is making a small but mighty 2017 summer comeback. Bohemian and floral fashion trends combine and culminate in flowers and fringes. Think colourful floral print patterns or relaxed nature scenes in wall hangings and sofa covering. You get a look that's a little flirty, bright and vibrant, but none too neat or overly tidy and pristine like some other contemporary floral fashions.

Green Plants Rule

Introduce greenery of all varieties into your cooking and eating space, in the bedroom on your bedside table, the home office, and anywhere you may want to relax, lounge, or open a good book. This kind of monochromatic and simple floral fashion makes a 'back to nature' statement. Exotic indoor plants, varieties of succulents, and azalea shrubs or mini rose bushes are ways to bring a clean energy and greater mindfulness into your home through just a few small decorative touches. It really adds up.

Cabana Style Flow–With Woody Tones and Whites

Wouldn't we all like to snap our fingers and be by the pool with a drink in hand? Lying in a wooden cabana or gazebo? Or imagine suddenly arriving at the beach, pristine white sand, with the sea washing up on the shore and the hot, clean sun shining high overhead.

These are the summer images and colour palettes acting as inspiration for this particular floral design style. Lots of white and ethereal flower bouquets around the home and for events–hydrangeas, calla lilies, daisies and chrysanthemums. Add branches, pussy willows and other woodsy foliage. Look for blue, teal and sea green colours to use in contemporary glass vases and single candle holders.  

Floral Anatomy and Botany

Before you're put off  by any technical sounding jargon or the distant memory of weighty tomes and driest of dry text books, know that this floral trend is versatile, good for summer as well as early in the autumn season. It just depends on whether you're in the mood for a summer cabin in the woods or a hidden autumn getaway.

This floral fashion and style is more masculine, full of deep greens, beige, off-white hues like bone, and light green touches. You'll find simple straight lines in flower arrangements at home using tulips and white roses beneath contemporary light fixtures, and actual old botany prints, sepia or black and white photographs, and charcoal floral sketches.

Nordic Breeze, Whites & Blues

A cool wind and design sense in from the upper reaches is the perfect way to cool off and decorate all at the same time. It's easier if you already have some classical elements or furniture in your home, but don't despair. Instill your living space with tranquillity and quietude, with light and pale beech and pine woods or new paint on the walls. This style favours fishbowl flower arrangements, lotus flowers, orchids, lilies and the well-placed array of white rose petals.

4 Spectacular Spring Wedding Event Decorations You’ll Definitely Want

May 9th, 2017

So many beautiful spring weddings this season, with gorgeous floral decorations that we love and just have to share with you. The spring season is one of renewal, of rebirth, and of reawakening after the winter has past. Spring is also a breath of fresh air, before the heat and hubbub of the summer. And of course Spring means, too, that love is in the air—so we are all too happy at Todich Floral Design to help you make your wedding that much more magical.

Here we have gathered a quick list of 4 of the finest top wedding event decorations, ideas for you to make your wedding day truly spectacular.

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Floating Wedding Flowers

Whether you choose a fishbowl flower arrangements or decide to float your wedding flowers in rounded cocktail classes, single blossoms in water are a beautiful, elegant and symbolic way for you to decorate on your wedding day.

They make perfect floral centrepieces and can accentuate either side of the aisle as the bride walks to meet her groom. Also consider floating candles for evening wedding receptions. Select from daisies, marigolds, lilies and roses petals among other springtime flowers.

Flower Art Etchings and Floral Monograms

Add a diverse, bright array of flowers in the shape of your initials, you and your partner’s letters in a floral arrangement next to each other. After the beautiful ceremony, let your guests know that they have arrived to the right place by placing your surname initial or both your initials side by side at the entrance to the wedding venue. This fun, colourful piece of wedding decor is a great way to greet guests.  

Baby’s Breath Wedding Decor

Very few flowers say spring like Baby’s Breath—ethereal, light and whimsical as the breeze that blows through the air on a gorgeously refreshing spring day, and your wedding day!

You can include Baby’s Breath in your wedding decorations in a number of ways. In silver buckets, they can serve as chair or pew decorations and table decorations at outdoor rustic weddings. You might create flower arrangements in clear glass water jugs or pair them with blush and white roses in simple yet refined floral arrangements.

Lights, Candles and Sparkling Delight

Add a touch of the fey and truly magical adornments to your wedding flower decorations and table centrepieces. Candlelight, glass, glitter and sparkling adornments help to create an otherworldly, romantic and mood-lit ambiance, perfect for spring weddings, evening receptions, and garden or rustic themed weddings.

If you want purple wedding flower decorations, try a tall glass candle holder with a purple flower and honeysuckle arrangement. Fill the glass with water and float a tiny tea light on the water’s surface. Glamorous, alluring and aromatic!
A similar flower-in-water effect can be achieved by placing a shorter-stemmed flower—a blush rose, red rose, yellow or white tulip, or gardenia blossom—inside a tall and narrow glass, then also float the tea light along the top of the water. This beautiful table arrangement will captivate and delight guests.

Event Flowers 101: Impress Your Guests With These Beautiful Blossoms

April 19th, 2017

Need a few events flowers ideas for a party or reception this spring? Whether you're planning a large-scale corporate event and want to impress your boss or important clients, or it is an intimate gathering at home, these events flowers will absolutely wow! your guests. Keep reading for the spring seasons top flowers and event planning ideas below. 

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The aim of fabulous event flowers is to inspire and be inspiring: impress your guests with creative design ideas and instill an atmosphere of intimacy, intrigue and excitement, matching your event theme and festive decorum, whether you are planning a grand opening party, a business event, throwing a corporate gala or charity ball, or even simply inviting several friends and family in for the holidays.

Point being, carefully planned and expert flowers design can transform your event into a stunning, lovely affair for all to enjoy.

Spring Floral Fashion: Cherry Blossom and Branch Arrangements

Branches with flower blossoms are a way to scaffold, to structure, to frame and help set the tone and mood for your event. Sweet blossoms will also fill the surrounding area with their lovely fragrance. There are several varieties of spring branches and blossoms that you can use in decor and to accentuate the spring decorations for your event: peach blossoms, plum blossoms, cherry blossoms and apple blossoms. Their pink and white hues, with crepe thin delicate petals, are the perfect backdrop and welcome for people as they arrive.

Use branches in simple to elaborate table centrepieces, on their own, or also in combination with other floral arrangements.

Hanging Spring Flower Arrangements

Spring is a season of growth, of abundance and profusion, of green cascades and a touch of wild, energetic playfulness. Hanging floral fashions and arrangements help you to capture and present this spring fundamental. Outdoor events—garden parties, cocktail receptions, wedding celebrations—do well to decorate with flowers, vines and greenery draped over the edges of tables, hanging from balconies, on trellises, from archways and in entrances.

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DIY Table Flowers and Floral Centrepieces for Events

Put together your own floral centrepieces, for events big and small, by picking out two or three varieties of flowers at your local florist. Select at least one large, full and prominent bloom—such as peonies, roses or lilies—to act as the focal point of your flower arrangement. Smaller filler flowers and accentuating notes can be achieved with asters, Queen Anne's lace, or in between blossoms, like posies and ranunculus—small in stature but no less striking than larger blooms.

Chair Flowers: Beautiful Flower Decorations Stand Out!

Sitting or standing, guests will be able to appreciate fine floral decorations for their chairs, whether they at the table or watching from across the ballroom.
Flower wreaths hung from the backs of chairs, strung with spring roses or daisies, for example, are a great way to jazz up your event flowers. So are individual blossoms tied with satin ribbon, or a combination of flowers and sheer linen or lace: perfectly draped to suggest comfort, extravagance and allure. 

Spring Floral Designs & Party Accessories: Flower Decorations You’ll Adore

April 14th, 2017

Spring is here! Along with our favourite, brightest season of the year, so have arrived all the beautiful spring blossoms for you to enjoy. Place them in traditional vases and flower pots, or, even better, use floral designs and flower decorations as seasonal home decor. Surprise and delight your friends and family. Morning, afternoon and evening—no matter what time of day or type of event you’re planning, you’ll be prepared. Here are 6 gorgeous spring flowers and ways you can turn them into home party accessories:

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Tulips. Planning to serve food at your party? Well, tulips in Europe actually used to be eaten with oil and vinegar, and sometimes the flower bulbs themselves were boiled and cooked in sugar—or candied.

If edible tulips are not your preference, you can still use these beautiful bulbs as event flower decorations. Just tie fresh cut tulips with a folded napkin—a cylindrical fold, or roll works best—using a rubber band or length of twine. Red, pink or yellow go wonderfully with white napkins and tablecloths. You have yourself a homemade table setting and spring themed decoration.  

Hyacinths. Long, glorious profusions of star-like flowers make hyacinths look like spring’s own sparklers, shooting fragrantly through the air, perfect for flower arrangements in tall vases, country jugs or pitchers, and outdoor displays.

Hyacinths also symbolise the sincerest and most earnest of intentions, and accordingly come in playful, lively spring colours of lavender, bright yellow, pure white and festive pink. Whether you want to show your hyacinths inside or out, try arranging them in a brown woven basket that you can position on windowsills, tabletops, and even outside to greet your guests as they arrive. 

Daisies. Daises give you the best of both worlds—gorgeous and delicious, you can create a spring bouquet of daises or use their edible flower buds and petals to decorate, flavor and add healthy vitamins to dishes including green salads, soups chilled or hot, and sandwiches.

Daffodils. A spring perennial iconic of the season, daffodils found their way to Britain via Romans (who at the time believed daffodils had medicinal properties, when in fact their juice can act as an irritant).

White or yellow daffodil flowers still attached to their bulbs can be placed in a wide, solid cocktail glass or a heavy chalice for a modern chic springtime effect. Add water with a light amount of soil or blue and green coloured marbles or decorative stones for a marine or “out in nature” look.

Irises. The iris, with its name borrowed from the Greek goddess of rainbows, symbolises love and beauty and bodes very well for any party. Fortunately you don’t have to restrict irises to your garden or flowerbeds, but can bring them inside and arrange them in fishbowls.  

Lilies. It’s hard to find a flower more boisterous than the lily. They’re literally springing from the ground, the bouquet, blooms opening up like many starfish in an undersea formation. Or, in the case of calla lilies, like tiny trumpets—their curvaceous cups appearing perfect for holding a drop of nectar or dew. Fresh cut calla lilies also make excellent fishbowl arrangements.

Nature-Inspired, Spring Wedding Flower Decorations

April 9th, 2017

If you are looking for spring wedding flowers and decorations, there are many ways for you to take advantage of the upcoming season in 2017. You can draw inspiration from scenes in nature, depictions of new beginnings—such as young birds in flight, sapling trees, gardening, and rays of sunlight breaking over the horizon. And, of course, flowers flowers flowers! Read on to open your mind and heart to nature's inspiration, and to make your wedding a spring delight:

Which Flowers Will You Choose For Your Wedding?

‘What kinds of flowers should I have at my wedding?’ you may ask. The following are just a few of the most popular springtime varieties of bridal flowers you can choose from:

Sweet peas. Darling little purple and lavender flowers, tiny and absolutely adorable, just as their name would suggest. Love these sweet peas!

Lilacs are light, lovely and oh-so-fragrant. Arrange these pink and fluttery flowers in a bridal bouquet or scatter them along the aisle.

Ranunculus are highly stylised, compact concentric whorls of petals that are beautiful in elaborate wedding bouquets as well as table centrepieces and flower arrangements.

Tulips. Evocative of spring, tulips are slim, slender and look beautiful in silver vases for modern weddings, or big and boisterous bunches for a wedding in the countryside.

Daisies, or gerberas daisies. Imbue your wedding event decorations with a rustic appeal using gerberas daises, or lend a rural sense of charm perfect for your countryside wedding or shabby chic theme.

Peonies. Yes, please! Round, feathery blossoms appear almost like scoops of ice cream. Peonies are just as sweet: best are soft pastels in light pink, canary yellow, and cream.

Hydrangeas. Like pom-poms with their big and beautiful blooms, hydrangeas will fill the room and make for quite a sight if you decide to use them in your wedding even decorations – try them as table runners or centrepieces.

Table centrepieces for spring weddings. Put some of those peonies or tulips to good use, too. Tie together a bunch of tulips or bundle several big and beautiful peonies, then arrange your flowers in a glass vase for guests to enjoy.

Alternatively, you can incorporate those same flowers into other components of your table decorations. Tuck fresh flowers into napkin arrangements at each place setting, or greet your friends and family with individual blossoms that instruct them on where to sit. You can easily tag each stem (a piece of heavy paper and twine). Different colours for the paper will correspond to a different table.

Spring Flower Arrangements at Every Turn

Spring offers so much in its flowers, in the energy and goodwill of the season, in its symbols, and sense and celebration for new beginnings. One such symbol of spring is the cherry blossom. Setting up an arrangement of cherry blossoms is a way to delight your guests as they arrive to celebrate your wedding. In tall vases, in doorways and entrances, and in your wedding venue's reception area, use branches decorated sprouting bright green flower buds and cherry blossoms. They are like spring’s own confetti, to celebrate the day you have been dreaming of.

The Symbolism & Meaning Behind Spring Bouquets and Wedding Flowers

April 3rd, 2017

If you are happily engaged or planning for a spring wedding, you can be sure that some of the most gorgeous bridal bouquets and floral centrepieces will be available. Of course you don’t just want your wedding flowers to look good, you also want them to say something—something beautiful, something true and utterly exquisite to mark your special day.

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So, say something beautiful and celebrate your wedding day. Appreciate and learn the symbolism behind these fabulous spring bridal bouquets:   

Light & Lofty Wedding Bouquets: Peonies & Hydrangeas

True love and a sense of levity, with riches beyond your wildest dreams—when you think about it, what else do you really need in life?

Well, that’s exactly what these wedding flowers deliver when arranged together as a spring bouquet floral masterpiece. While peonies are symbolic of strong romance and good fortune to come, hydrangeas flowers signify grace and gratitude. The word ‘hydrangea’ itself comes from Greek, and it means water (‘hydro’) + jar or jug (‘angos’).

Taken together, peonies and hydrangeas are a container for your joy, wealth, and love—as a couple, and as you grow together.

Spring Bouquet Perfection and Passion: Ranunculus, Roses & Vines

Ranunculus have their own charming mystique, rooted in mythology and a wild, pristine allure behind those ruffled, flashy petals. With a primal draw and edgy exterior that belies a ‘cute’ sensibility, ranunculus speak to the ups and down of all relationships, the highs and the lows. Combined with the passionate connotation of red roses and dark green foliage, such as natural ivy or vines, you have yourself a fiery yet balanced bouquet.     

Lustrous and Bold: Orchids-only Wedding Flowers

Little can truly rival the elegance or the bold, sweeping draw and heightened sensuality of the magnificent orchid. Orchids symbolise fertility. They are a spring flower that walks a fine line between refinement and ostentation, making it the perfect choice if you want to use only one type of blossom in your bridal bouquet. White, pink or fuchsia, or a combination of all three—you can’t go wrong.

There’s Nothing Lovelier Than Lilacs and Asters…

Purple lilacs represent the very beginnings of pure, true love; and white connotes the energy and innocence of youth. Asters, on the other hand, symbolise patience. So enhance a boisterous bouquet of white garden roses or peonies with purple or white lilacs (or both!) and add a finishing touch with asters. The collective meaning is one of tender, compassionate love and understanding that endures for a long, prosperous marriage.

Darling Freesias, Sweetly Scented Sweet Peas

Fragrance and fashion come together in this wedding bouquet. Create additional yellow accents and fragrance by adding chamomile blossoms and jasmine. Sweet peas primarily mean the most exquisite pleasure. Though they also have a secondary meaning of departures…so, in a sense, as you begin your lives together, embarking on a new path, you are in fact making the most joyous of departures.
Freesias, of course, symbolise friendship—and what better friend, if not your best friend, would you want to accompany you on this wondrous journey?