Popular Wedding Flowers

By: Colleen Lennehan


With thousands of flowers growing all over the world it may seem hard to pick a handful of favorites, but when it comes to weddings, some blooms are chosen over and over again.

Many brides already have their “must have” flower list in mind before they slide their engagement ring on, while others need time to decide what blooms will go into their bridal bouquet.

We’ve created a list of 15 flowers that have been steadily popular over the past year. Terri designed each of these floral creations within the past few years and we gathered them all because they highlight one of the most used flowers by brides and grooms!

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Full List of the 15 Popular Wedding Flowers:

We’ve added in a price estimate for each as well, from one dollar symbolizing it’s on the cheaper side, to three, which means they are up there in price!

  1. Peony $$$
  2. Garden Rose $$$
  3. Rose $$
  4. Hydrangea $$
  5. Spray Rose $$
  6. Ranunculus $$$
  7. Succulent $$$
  8. Astilbe $$$
  9. Calla Lily $$
  10. Eucalyptus $
  11. Protea $$$
  12. Orchid $$$
  13. Baby’s Breath $
  14. Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace $$
  15. Anemone $$$

 

Photos have been credited to their specific photographers!

Real Wedding: Erica and Brandon

By: Colleen Lennehan


Erica and Brandon’s waterfront wedding is a picture perfect example of how unique couples can be when planning their big day.

The two were married on August 27th, 2016 at Brandon’s families lake house in Winsted, Connecticut. At the end of their dock, under clear blue skies and in front of nearly a dozen loved ones, the pair said “I do”.

To create their dream wedding, Erica and Brandon focused on blending an intimate ceremony with a laid-back reception of about 150 guests.

The couple kept their wedding party small, with three people total: a maid of honor, groomsman, and Erica’s sweet daughter Ella as their flower girl. Later, they celebrated at The Village at Boulder Ridge under a pavilion full of flowers, lanterns, and love.

Terri has been friends with Erica’s mother, Noreen, since the two were in grammar school, so when the wedding preparation began Terri was thrilled to be involved. They then asked me to photograph the wedding and how could I have said anything but yes!

Two bouquets, one flower crown, one wrist corsage, 30 arrangements, and five garlands were used to complete their flower wish list.

Erica’s bridal bouquet was completely stunning. A wild and natural look paired well with her entire day. Terri used some beautiful blooms in both the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets. A mix of garden roses, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, succulents, freesia, dahlias, and greens made up these bright and breezy bouquets.

A sweet flower crown of eucalyptus and spray roses was worn by Ella, the most photogenic flower girl I have ever seen!

After some wedding party photos in downtown Riverton and at the Saville Dam in Barkhamsted, the couple arrived to a packed pavilion full of friends and family.

To welcome guests, two twelve foot garlands draped along the entry railings, while a rustic chalkboard greeted everyone. Inside, under dozens of lanterns and banners, each picnic table had a weathered wooden box full of flowers that matched the bouquets.

 

We loved the personal touches at their reception. From the vintage card holder, to the sangria bar, Erica and Brandon’s afternoon was full of creativity and entertainment.

Boulder Ridge was the perfect spot for a laidback style wedding. With dozens of kids in attendance, the venue offered a swimming pool, playground, volleyball courts, and even a zip line!

After hours of mingling, eating, drinking, and diving in the pool, it was time for everyone to enjoy the dessert table!

A three-tiered cake, decorated with more fresh flowers was the main event, but the grooms cake, a life-like fish replica to highlight Brandon’s favorite past-time, caught everyone’s eye.

We loved the carefree air that surrounded their big day, these two are a genuine example of what marrying your best friend looks like. We loved working with them and hope they have nothing but happiness as their marriage begins!

Venue-The Village and Boulder Ridge

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Anne Lennehan

Hair and Makeup- Beauty Entourage

 

 

Blooming Boutonnières

By: Colleen Lennehan


Boutonnieres, a sweet staple to any wedding, are just as necessary as a bridal bouquet, or the first dance, and can be as unique as a field of wildflowers.

Many boutonnieres are classic, made of a few stems of flowers, perhaps wrapped in ivory ribbon, others are quite unique in style and include personal objects meaningful to the couple.

Some of the most popular blooms Terri uses for boutonnieres are ranunculus, spray roses, succulents, and mini calla lilies. She often adds greens in as well to give the little lapel accent a fuller look.

Many brides love a classic and clean feel with a single flower and a strand of ivy or baby’s breath, while others love a messy natural look of eucalyptus or dusty miller accompanying their flowers.

Either way, these wedding day necessities are the perfect way to continue your color scheme, theme, or character!

We’ve gathered a few classic and quirky button hole ideas for you! Enjoy!

Succulents

Personalized

Classic

Earthy

Florist- Terri Krisavage

*All other photos were credited to the website that featured them or their original photographers and florists!

A Tropical Touch

By: Colleen Lennehan


With pops of protea and splashes of succulents, these vibrant bouquets burst with color and texture!

These wedding bouquets showcased a beautiful mix of oranges, pinks, and dusty greys, complimenting the turquoise bridesmaids dresses perfectly. Pink peonies, peach garden roses, orange protea, and earthy succulents made up these beaming bouquets, while gloriosa was added to the brides to make it even more jaw-dropping.

The boutonnières matched the bouquets with subtler tones. A single grey succulent surrounded by pink berries, ivy, and dusty miller proved to be both earthy and tropical for this fabulous wedding!

And who wouldn’t want a peony-topped wedding caked?! Along with peach garden roses and magenta gloriosa, these lovely cake flowers carried the couples color scheme into their sweet dessert!

We loved being involved with this bold wedding and the couples beautiful blend of classic and tropical flowers!

 

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Eric Foley Photographers

Real Wedding: Olivia and Keith

By: Colleen Lennehan

Under strands of glowing lights and amongst beaming guests, Olivia and Keith celebrated their wedding at The Lodge at Maneeley’s this past weekend.

Her bouquets and arrangements, full of neutral tones, pale pinks, lush greens, and pops of purple all mixed together to create her flower dreams.

For the centerpieces Terri used stock, hydrangea, succulents and two types of roses, which sat in silver fairytale vases.

Olivia’s bouquets, wrapped in white lace, had the same blooms as her centerpieces, with the addition of brunea, peonies, and scabiosa pods, giving it an elevated and earthy look.

We loved the rustic feel of The Lodge, as well as their friendly staff. Olivia and Keith’s reception was full of character and clever design details, one that is sure to spark wedding visions for any soon-to-be bride!

 

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Venue- The Lodge at Maneeley’s

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

 

Sweet Succulents

By: Colleen Lennehan

From bouquets, to cake toppers, succulents are quickly becoming the new “it” addition to any dream wedding!

These earthy flower alternatives are being incorporated into many of our recent weddings. One of Terri’s brides, with a coral and peach color scheme, loved the pop of green succulents gave to her bouquets, as seen in the first photo.

Their durability allows them to be effortlessly tucked into bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnières, flower crowns, and even cake toppers!

Succulents are also an extremely versatile plant, when paired with cacti and shades of pink they give off a desert feel, but can easily be bunched together with greens and rich blooms for an earthy look.

We see so many gorgeous examples of succulents in use on Pinterest and couldn’t help but share some of our favorites in this post. We have pinned plenty of wedding inspirations on our Pinterest boards that you can follow, here!

There are multiple varieties of these sweet succulents, giving tons of options for any brides style. We love the natural look they lend to floral arrangements, as well as an overall unique touch!

Though succulents are loved by many brides and grooms, they are also being used in everyday arrangements too!

Mark your calendars for our Succulent Garden Class this fall on September 20th, from 12:30pm-2:30pm, or September 21st, from 6:00pm-8:00pm! Reserve your spot by September 13th to create a beautiful textured succulent garden using different varieties of these gorgeous plants! We hope to see you there!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

*All other photos were found via Pinterest, and credited to their original photographer