Purple Flowers for Weddings

Purple was traditionally the color of royalty and its rich color is not lost on today’s brides. From pale periwinkle to deep eggplant, purple has a myriad of shades which lend themselves to a variety of looks for your wedding. Since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year, purple will be taking center stage in the upcoming year. Radiant Orchid is a gorgeous medium purple with fuschia and pink undertones it combines will with a variety of colors.

Many brides try to match their flowers exactly to the bridesmaid’s dresses or linen colors but I always recommend a different route. Choosing a mixtures of shades in the color palette will make everything look more luxurious, textured and visible. If the flowers are all exactly the same shade it will look like a big ball of one color without any dimension. Let your florist incorporate varying shades for the most effective use of flowers and a final look that will be much more luxurious and less DIY.

IMG_0152Purple and blue bouquet of hydrangea, stock, roses & tinted mini calla lilies

hydrangea and calla liliesTall centerpiece that is also used at the ceremony

purple and white corsageCorsage with white spray roses, purple stock and periwinkle blue ribbon

purple wedding bouquetPurple bridal bouquet of lavender roses, purple hydrangea, kale, Florigene carnations, alstromeria, statice, stock and lavender

budget wedding bouquetShades of purple carnations with rhinestone jewels

purple wedding flowersLavender mini calla lily boutonniere

white and blush wedding bouquetWhite, peach and blush wedding bouquet with bold purple shoes {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding detailsDark purple bridesmaids dresses {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding shoesFun purple wedding shoes by Walkin On Air

Photograph by True Essence PhotographyDeep purple lisianthus and veronica {Photo by True Essence Photography}

Wildflower Wedding FlowersPurple & green wildflower bouquet (lisianthus, lavender, purple veronica, bi-color alstromeria, green trick carnations, bells of Ireland, seeded eucalyptus, scabiosa, curly willow & peacock feathers)

purple rosesShades of lavender/purple roses

affordable-centerpieces-015Contemporary centerpiece with color blocking

purple wedding ideasChandeliere with purple tulle fabric and hanging hydrangea & crystals {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

jordan iverson photographyPurple wedding details {Photo by Jordan Iverson}

wedding flowers eugeneToss bouquet of dark Florigene carnations, stock, statice, lavender and hosta leaves {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

florist eugene, oregonPurple bridesmaids bouquet

Fun centerpieces of hydrangea, roses, sedum, carnations & stock

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Shades of purple stock, roses, tulips and mini calla lilies

WED113 Mystic Spring

Beautiful spring wedding bouquet of hydrangea, iris, agapanthus and muscari

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Skinner’s Butte wedding bouquet of dahlias, carnations, hydrangea and roses

Vintage White Chapel Wedding

This was a very special wedding for an absolutely adorable couple who could not be any sweeter. Rachael and Jack have known each other since kindergarten and have been in each others lives ever since, although not as a couple until later in life. Having known someone for such an extended period of time certainly seems like a good foundation for a strong marriage. Thank you to Jay Eads Photography for the beautiful images captured here. To see more images visit Jay’s blog at jayeads.com.

wedding photographer eugeneRomantic vintage wedding in Creswell, OR {Jay Eads Photography}

Rachael wanted a vintage feel for her wedding. They chose the quaint Creswell Presbyterian Church for the ceremony with the reception following at Emerald Valley Country Club in Creswell. Rachael’s dress had custom sleeves added to the already beautiful lace gown and it looked amazing on her petite frame. She gave her bridesmaid free reign to choose their own bridesmaid dress in shades of green which created an eclectic feel. Her nephew ring-bearers even wore little knickers and suspenders! So cute.

lace wedding dressGorgeous lace vintage wedding dress {Jay Eads Photography}

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Don’t they look SO happy? {Jay Eads Photography}

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Exiting the church. Hooray! {Jay Eads Photography}

Rachael knew exactly what she wanted when it came to flowers. She requested a “picked from a field” look that was primarily seasonal greenery and grasses with touches of blooming flowers. In the week leading up to the wedding I spent a lot of time scouring Lane County to find a full assortment of greenery, grasses and herbs to design with. She wanted lavender in the bridesmaid’s bouquets and large arrangements but since the wedding was in August, past lavender season, I babied the lavender plants in our flower fields to make sure I had fresh lavender to use.

purple and green wedding bouquetShades of green bridesmaids dresses with loose, field-inspired bouquets {Jay Eads Photography}

Her inspiration picture for the bridesmaids included crab apples but she wanted something purple. I found these perfect baby crab apples that I tinted purple to create a similar look. For her wedding bouquet, Rachael wanted something the size and style of Kate Middleton’s famous bridal bouquet but with grasses and just touches of delicate white flowers.

petite wedding bouquet green and white bouquetSmall wedding bouquet of seasonal greens and petite white blossoms {Jay Eads Photography}

Shocks of wheat and bundles of lavender (a bridal DIY project) completed the look for the entrance to the church and at the reception. Large, meadow-inspired arrangements were transferred from wicker baskets at the church to wood boxes for buffet table arrangements.

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Bunches of lavender and shocks of wheat at church entrance {Jay Eads Photography}

Some of the other details that made this wedding standout:

  • Bride and groom silhouette images on guest book table, over head table and on ceremony programs

unique vintage wedding detailsHead table with wedding bouquets and DIY silhouette image on fireplace {Jay Eads Photography}

  • Rachael’s grandmother’s dress and antique typewriter on display at the reception with pictures of the weddings of grandparents

reception ideasGrandmother’s wedding dress and pictures made a conversation starter at the entrance to the reception {Jay Eads Photography}

DIY reception ideasFamily photos paired with other antique momentos {Jay Eads Photography}

dandelions wedding eugeneAntique typewriter with silhouette stationery {Jay Eads Photography}

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{Jay Eads Photography}

  • The vintage burgundy car, owned by Rachael’s father, was the perfect getaway car. Classic and vintage, it couldn’t have been more ideal. (see the first blog picture)

It was such a joy to design the flowers for this wedding for dear friends and turn Rachael’s classic, vintage vision into reality. Congratulations, Rachael and Jackson!emerald valley golf and resort creswell oregon

{Jay Eads Photography}

Monochromatic Wedding Flowers

Monochromatic bouquets make a big impact. A recent wedding of the son of one of our employees employed monochromatic bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnieres while the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere combined all 3 colors.

IMG_1696The yellow bouquet included sunflowers, freesia, roses, craspedia (billy balls), alstromeria and solid aster.

The pink bridesmaid bouquet included gerbera daisies, roses, dahlias, spray roses and sweet william.

The purple bridesmaid bouquet included stock, roses, kale, lavender, alstromeria, lavender, hydrangea and carnations.

sunflower bridesmaids bouquet pink gerbera daisy bridesmaid bouquet purple roses, hydrangea and lavender

colorful wedding flowers groom boutonniere

freesia boutonniere pink rose boutonniere alstromeria and lavender boutonniere wedding centerpiece