We often get requests from brides for peonies throughout the year. Unfortunately, peonies have a short growing season locally. The season is extended slightly through farms that grow peonies in Alaska and South America. So for the bride who wants a peony look but can’t afford the $15-$30 a stem price of off-season peonies, garden roses provide an excellent alternative.
This wedding had a very pink theme! The bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were pink and white and the flower girls carried sweet pink pomanders. Helga Piaget garden roses, Mariatheresa garden spray roses and blush pink ranunculus created a soft pink look. The bridal bouquet was collared with silver dusty miller. and had locket pictures attached to the stem wrap. Very pretty and feminine!
White garden roses, pink garden spray roses, pink ranunculus and dusty miller
Stunning, large bridal bouquet
Incorporating pictures into the bridal bouquet
Bridesmaids bouquets with peony look-alikes
Elegant wedding corsage with pink ranunculus on a pearl and rhinestone bracelet
Pink and silver groom’s boutonniere
Flower girl pomanders
Pink mini carns look like mini peonies on these wedding pomanders
This was such a fun wedding! Working with the bride, Mindi, was a treat and all of the special touches made the event top notch. Mindi chose the best of the best for her vendors including Essig Entertainment and Moxie Events. Her groom, Nick, was also very involved with the wedding planning which was sweet that it meant so much to him.
The wedding and the reception were held at Smith Oaks Ranch on Lorane Hwy in Eugene. Nick built the ceremony arbor himself and guests were seated on covered straw bales. The reception was in another cleared field area and the rectangular tables were a fresh alternative to the traditional rounds. The burlap table runners were hand-made as well as the burlap “Just Married” banner. We added simple milkglass budvases to each table, wine barrels and buffet tables. The overall look of the centerpieces was cohesive but each table had a different combination of flowers.
For Mindi’s bridal bouquet in shades of yellow and white I used “Alexandra” roses, “Butterscotch” roses, freesia, yellow-green cockscomb, hydrangea, stock, “Helga Piaget” garden roses and “Moonstruck” spray roses. Lots of jewels were added for plenty of sparkle.
These pictures were taken by Dandelions but if you want to see more of the wedding, check out Erika Nicole who photographed the event.
Get inspired with these designs to try something new for prom this year. A standard rose with babies breath is fine but your prom flowers could be so much more fun! Don’t resign yourself to the corsages and boutonnieres of old…today’s styles are modern and true pieces of art.
Come join us at our 2nd Annual Prom Party! See what all the new styles and trends are and try on different looks to see which is right for you! Our staff will help you select the perfect corsage or boutonniere to compliment your prom look. It’s FREE… and who couldn’t use a little Red Bull & pizza?
Tuesday April 10th and Wednesday April 11
At Dandelions Flowers & Gifts 1710 Chambers St.
View and try on fun, new corsage styles and see interesting options to make your corsage/boutonniere stand out
Pizza, Red Bull, and snacks provided
Enter to win your corsage or boutonniere order
Win additional prizes with our Facebook Prom Contest- posting your pictures on our Facebook page or tagging Dandelions
Exciting new bracelets and bling are available to hold your prom wrist corsages this year! Click here to view corsages! Fun jewels, mesh and sequin keepsake bracelets will be in stock next week just in time for prom. Break from the crowd and do something different…Even wear your corsage on your ankle!
Get some extra bling with jeweled wristlets!
A corsage technically refers to the bodice of a dress where, during the 19th century, flowers were worn. Today a corsage is more typically seen worn on the wrist or pinned onto a jacket.