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2018 Top Ten: Florals

Top Ten Series

One of the things I love doing at the end of the year is taking a trip down memory lane! So over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a series of “Top Ten” posts.

If you were around last year, you’ll remember how this works. But for those of you who are new, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m THE WORST at making decisions and rankings on favorites. If you ask me my favorite color or my favorite movie or my favorite meal, you’ll get a really drawn-out answer with lots of caveats and conditions. So, since it was already torture enough to try to narrow down favorites to 10 within each of the categories you’ll see over the next couple weeks, I did myself a favor and decided NOT to try to rank them within the posts. Which means the order of the images is based solely on aesthetics 😉

So without further ado, let’s kick the series off with…FLORALS! The two big themes I was LOVING this year were texture and color!

Elegant Reds

Leah’s garden-style bouquet from Field & Florist was so so lovely. Those varying shades of red, the texture of the dahlias, the staggered heights of the greenery, and the little tiny buds sprinkled in gave it so much dimension.

Rustic Fall

Emma’s rust-colored bouquet (also from Field & Florist) was fall perfection. It was a perfect mix of golden, rusty tones with the more elegant cream colors. The use of those leafy sprigs emphasized and celebrated fall, but in a very elegant way. And you can never go wrong with adding some flowy ribbon!

Lush & Effortless

Magen’s purple and green bouquet from Easily Arranged was so lush and effortless. Again, so full of texture with the different florals and the loose greenery. It had such a whimsical, straight-from-the-garden feel that I adored.

Straight from the Garden

And we can’t talk about garden chic without including this gorgeous (completely last minute) bouquet for these Parisian bridal portraits. If you want to embrace the garden vibe, this is a perfect way to do it!

Winter Wonderland

Alex’s bouquet from Rowse Studio was winter perfection. It embraced the icy tones of the season and incorporated the most beautiful textures. I apologize to all the floral-enthusiasts out there because I don’t know the names of things, but can I just say that I’m OBSESSED with those spiky blue flowers (thistle?)?! Also anemones (I do know that one!) are my weakness.

Vibrant Summer

If you’re getting married in summer, in particular, don’t shy away from color! It can be so show-stopping! Marcella’s colorful bouquet from VIP Events blended such lovely vibrant shades of pink, orange, coral, and red. And still managed to created depth and texture with those little blue thistle flowers and the tiny pink buds tucked in there!

Elegant Winter

Another winter beauty! And more thistles!! Hong’s blend of burgundy and blush from Stem’s Market was the perfect pop of elegant winter colors. Especially since her wedding was filled with snow!

Always in Style

A blush and cream palette will never go out of style and will always scream elegance! I loved the shape of this bouquet from Jackson Floral Design. I also adored the tiny white florals mixed in and the rich leafy greens she used.

Showstopping Blooms

Another stunner from Jackson Floral Design! Huan wanted to embrace color for her elopement and wow did it come through beautifully! From the rich deep purple blooms to the soft, pink proteas and the giant pink peonies, this bouquet had everything!

Trending for 2019

And speaking of peonies….I’d be remiss not to include this from Debi Lilly. Especially considering the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019! Brides, don’t be afraid to go bold with a giant bouquet of just ONE type of flower! It’s a bit untraditional, but who wouldn’t want to hold that beaut?!

Film Scans: The FIND Lab

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