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: Colleen and Samuel

By: Colleen Lennehan


Pale pinks and earthy greens made up the romantic color scheme for Colleen and Samuel’s magazine worthy wedding.

The two married on July 3rd, 2016 at Woodwinds in Branford with seaside views and lush blooms surrounding their big day.

The spotlight in Colleen’s bouquets beamed over the peonies, an all-time popular wedding flower. In the bridal bouquet Terri used muted pale pinks and whites, while in the bridesmaids she bumped up the color a bit with deeper pink peonies and lisianthus.

Pink and white peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, and eucalyptus made up these gorgeous bouquets. With a lighter color scheme the richer tones in the bridesmaids flowers added a romantic burst of color.

For the fellas, Terri made ranunculus boutonnières to compliment the girls bouquets.

Her organic look overflowed indoors into their centerpieces and cake décor too!

Similar flowers were used in their arrangements with the addition of pink roses, hydrangea, spray roses, and Queen Anne’s lace.

This couples airy look paired with the ease of the shoreline created the perfect blend for wedding day bliss.

We were so happy to be apart of their wedding, and can’t get over their stunning photos, captured by TBM Photos!

Venue- Woodwinds

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- TBM Photography

 

 

Real Wedding: Courtney and Justin

By: Colleen Lennehan


With turning fall foliage and blue skies, Courtney and Justin’s seaside wedding was nothing short of picture perfect.

The two married on October 7th, 2016 at St. Mary’s church in Stonington, later celebrating their love at the Inn at Mystic’s Haley Mansion. They kept their color scheme nautical with navy and gold, tying in their beautiful surroundings.

The finished look was absolutely fabulous, orchid stems sprang out of arrangements while floating candles added romance throughout the evening. With close to 20 tables, we split the room into high and low centerpieces. For the high, we used hydrangea and white orchids to create an eye catching arrangement, as for the low, we used gold bowls and topped them with calla lilies, orchids, hydrangea, and roses.

Terri lined their head table with a gold garland, adding in rose heads, orchid stems, and hydrangea to top it off. To bring light to their table, we placed cylinders with floating candles, as well as gold votives along the length of their navy runner.

 

Cocktail tables also received a little flower touch with rectangular vases full of white calla lilies, adding elegance to the small space.

As guests entered the venue, they were greeted with a beautiful manzanita branch arrangement that sat on the place card table.

Between the ocean views and their overflowing candy bar, this is one wedding that will never be forgotten. We wish the happy couple a life full of love and laughter as their marriage begins!

 

Venue- Inn at Mystic

Florist- Terri Krisavage

 

 

 

 

Aria Bridal Show

By: Colleen Lennehan


The Aria hosted their annual Tasting and Vendor Showcase event last week, and we were thrilled to be apart of the evening.

We set our table up with “garden glamour” in mind. We draped a blush glittered runner down the center of the table, added a few mercury votives, and attached a ruffled skirt to the front; we loved the overall mix of glitter and earthy florals, as do many upcoming brides!

Terri created four completely different bouquets to highlight the wide range of flower possibilities. The first one sparkled and bloomed larger than any other rose we’ve seen. She used one white rose and dozens of petals to create a giant “single” rose bouquet. We love the uniqueness of this and how it shows off the beauty and simplicity of a “single” rose.

The next bouquet also appeals to the more daring bride as it only had three components: strung orchids, eucalyptus, and one massive succulent. The balance of tropical and organic in this bouquet is quite lovely, and would pair nicely with just about any color scheme.

The third bouquet shows off a classic style, but is still just as stunning as any other. Terri combined scabiosa pods, quicksand roses, white lisianthus , brunea, and eucalyptus in this sweet bouquet, giving it a natural look.

The last bouquet had echoes of ocean waves and rustling palm leaves. This tropical beauty had lush peonies, and fragrant garden roses mixed with white orchids, a classic island flower. Green ivy and two strands of orchids hung from the bouquet as well to elevate the look even more.

In addition to the bouquets Terri also created two centerpieces, one tall and one short, as well as a stunning birch arch backdrop.

The short centerpiece sat in a silver fairytale vase, topped with roses, hydrangea, stock, and eucalyptus, a popular look this year, but the tall arrangement really caught the eye of brides and grooms throughout the night.

Thin birch branches, mixed with white orchid strands extended out of the centerpiece, made of glittered hydrangea, white hydrangea, orchids, spray roses, and silver lemon leaves, while white feathers hung from the bottom. The entire glamorous piece sat on a clear pilsner vase, filled with birch branches.

To complete our vendor table we set up a birch arch with suspended succulent terrariums and strands of glitzy gems. Bunches of eucalyptus were added to the corners to incorporate the earthy feel we used throughout the table!

This was one of our favorite bridal shows to be in, we loved the overall outcome of our table and met many wonderful brides and grooms we hope to see again!

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Florist- Terri Krisavage

Venue- The Aria

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan Photography

 

 

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

 

Real Wedding: Nikole and Brendan

For Nikole and Brendan McCarthy, October 2nd, 2015 was a day painted in burgundy, blush, and gold.

The couple said “I do!” at the Lake of Isles in Stonington, Connectict, surrounded by a sweet bridal party of four gals and four guys.

Nikole’s bouquet of roses, gerbera daisies, hydrangea, ranunculus, astible, and gold seeded eucalyptus popped against her white sweetheart gown.

The reception centerpieces were altered a bit but mirrored the bouquets base flowers of roses, hydrangea, and gerbera daisies. A mix of these high and low arrangements, in either gold stands or vases, created a rich romantic feel.

Another area where flowers bloomed during their wedding was atop their sugary sweet cake. We placed blush and burgundy roses around the tiers, adding some color and natural decor to the cake.

Nikole and Bredan’s big day became a classic example of what a dream wedding can look like!

 

Venue- Lake of Isles

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Candace Jeffery

A Summer Celebration

From the balmy sun, to the blooming wildflowers,  Meredith Richards and Brett Trentham’s waterside ceremony was utterly picture perfect.

The summer sun beamed down over the Florence Griswold Museum grounds, highlighting all the natural beauty of Mere and Brett’s big day. The couple married on August 22nd, 2015 amongst friends and family.

The two chose a sweet and subtle color scheme of pastels: teal, peach, white and shades of pink were tied into the entire day.

The couples summer celebration took place at the Florence Griswold Museum, in Old Lyme. The striking property is lined with gardens and earthy landscaping, allowing a beautiful backdrop for guests no matter where they stand. The museum of art and history focuses on telling Connecticut’s story in the formation of American art.

Jeffrey Anderson, the museum director says, “During the early years of the 20th century, the Lyme Art Colony, centered in Miss Florence Griswold’s boardinghouse, became America’s most famous summer art colony. Today this museum of art and history tells the story of how Connecticut played a pivotal role in fostering an authentic American art.”

This museum was a wonderful place to begin Mere and Brett’s history together as a married couple.

Mere’s bouquets were full of life and color. The main flowers used were: Juliet roses, and dahlias, mixed with bunches of wildflowers. The bridesmaids dresses were individually stunning, but when they all stood together they highlighted the pros of the “mix-and-match” trend.

Recently, brides give their girls a color scheme to follow, allowing them to choose something that fits their personality best. These lively bouquets paired perfectly with each girl, tying in Brett and Mere’s pastel palette.

Another trend we love to see used in real weddings is the inclusion of a flower crown. For this ceremony, the flower girl flaunted pale pink roses atop her head, but many times brides, or bridesmaids will wear them as well. The flower crown is just another way to add a spark of uniqueness to the big day!

During the ceremony the couple and their bridal party walked along side two rows of fresh flowers. Just like the bouquets, roses and wildflowers were used, in addition to peach ranunculus, white hydrangeas, dusty miller, and raspberry celosia, creating a dreamy walkway.

After the tear-filled (happy ones of course) ceremony ended, the couple stepped away for a gorgeous photo-shoot, highlighting not only the romantic property, but the true love between Brett and Mere.

The aisle treatment from the ceremony was repurposed and used as the couples head table runner, a lovely way to reuse flowers! Each table featured a rustic wooden box filled with the same blooms as the runner: hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus, dusty miller, and celosia. Mixing the wooden accent with the pale flowers created a warm and rustic centerpiece for the reception.

We absolutely loved working with this fabulous couple and bringing their flower visions to life! Their wedding was so charming we couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you!

 

Venue- Florence Griswold Museum

Florist- Terri Krisavage Weddings and Events

Photographer- Anna Lee Photography

Catering- Gourmet Galley

 

Creative Tablescapes

From signature cocktails to wedding hashtags, a couple holds complete creative control over their big day.

Tablescapes are a major aspect of any event and can be designed and decorated in countless ways.  We have found a handful of fabulous and unique tablescape ideas to spark some inspiration for you!

 

1.Beautiful Branches

How striking are these tree centerpieces? They add incredible height to the table, along with a natural appearance-perfect for a lush look!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

2. Classic and Clean

This blue brushed tablescape is a classic example of the beauty in color palettes. Bouquets of white roses and blue hydrangeas line the center, varying in heights adding character to the look, while bright lemon wedges break up the scheme and add a burst of color!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

3. Earthy Elements

Centerpieces of hydrangeas, roses, and ranunculus line these banquet style tables, drawing attention to classic spring florals. Natural looking nests rest along the table as well, bringing a certain earthy charm to the décor. It’s clear that by combining blue bird eggs, a pink and blue color scheme and bunches of blooms, spring has definitely sprung here all throughout this private event!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

4. Rustic Romance

Your eye may be drawn to the overflowing flowers along these tables, but the small sweet details really tie this look together! Hydrangea stems were sprinkled along the center, throwing off the symmetry of the two rustic candles, and blooming bouquets!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

5. Exotic Appeal

These vibrant tablescapes really showcase the endless possibilities when it comes to wedding décor. The lively colors pop against dark linens, adding lovely contrast to the look. Exotic orchids and classic rich roses blend together in a beautiful way in both the tall and short centerpieces. Including giant palm leaves to the tall pieces brings wonderful textures to the table as well!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

6. Glitz and Glam

Mixing pale pink roses and gold sequin linens is a lovely way to combine two themes: garden and glitz. Both the tall candlabra arrangements and the long floral table runner are made up entirely of blush and ivory roses and hydrangeas, a stunning color scheme.

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photography- Tony Spinelli

 

A wedding allows a couple to personalize the celebration of their love in endless ways, and a fabulous tablescape can only add to the creativity! We hope some of these décor designs have helped inspire new ideas for your next event!

Waterfront Wedding

On June 19th, 2015  longtime friend of mine Adam Chauncey Clemens married Kathy, the love of his life, at the Madison Beach Hotel.

I have worked with Adam for many years, providing flowers for events planned for the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, and was thrilled to style and provide arrangements and bouquets for his beach wedding!

Creating the bouquets and centerpieces for Adam and Kathy was an absolute joy.

To match their wedding dreams, we created bouquets that were light, airy, and beachy. Pink peonies, white roses, and blue hydrangeas were all added in to highlight the sweetness of summer by the sea.

Their photographer, Danny Kash, captured every moment of their day. Danny is easily one of the best photographers in Connecticut, who never fails to impress his clients and viewers.

We loved working with this fabulous couple over the summer and hope their beach inspired wedding sparks some ideas for you!

 

 

 

For more photos, ideas, and wedding flowers, check out the links below!

Venue- Madison Beach Hotel

Photography- Danny Kash Photography

Florist- Terri Krisavage Weddings and Events