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

 

 

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!

Real Wedding: Josh and Kara

By: Colleen Lennehan


Sweet stems of peonies, garden roses, and freesia popped out of antique bottles that lined nearly a dozen long banquet tables at the Essex Yacht Club.

Josh and Kara tied the knot on July 2nd, 2016, with a waterfront wedding reception under a dreamy Sperry tent. The couples color scheme of navy and pink was incorporated in every aspect.

Three types of ranunculus boutonnieres show the sweetness in size. One is fit for the couples ring bearers, another for their fabulous groomsmen, and the final, with the biggest bloom we could find was for Josh, the beaming groom.

The bridesmaids bouquets, wrapped in navy and white striped ribbon, were full of pinks and fuchsias. Garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and wild flowers overflowed from these beautiful bouquets. For the bridal bouquet, Terri used many similar flowers, all in white, and wrapped the beauty in a piece of Kara’s mothers wedding gown. These bouquets show the beautiful combination of organic, airy, and sentimental!

We loved putting together clusters of bottles as centerpieces too! Each table received  three groups of bottles in varying heights, shapes, and sizes. Peonies, roses, garden roses, astilbe, thistle, lizzianthus, eucalyptus, and freesia were placed in each container, no two looking exactly the same.

The couples nautical touches carried into the tablescape as well, with a navy and white striped runner, place settings with rope highlights, and napkins filled with a sprig of eucalyptus and a thistle stem, the entire wedding was a beautiful balance of a seaside breeze and garden accents.

With waterfront views and peonies filling the warm summer air, this wedding was by far one of our favorite to be apart of!

 

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Anne Lennehan

Venue- Essex Yacht Club

 

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

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

 

Blooming Bouquets

By: Colleen Lennehan

We recently unearthed Terri’s bridal photo albums filled front to back with pictures of beaming brides, and blooming bouquets.

Many of the styles and looks are still trendy today, giving current and future brides and grooms some fabulous ideas and inspiration!

Classic Bouquet:

Brides looking for a classic and elegant look usually incorporate white flowers into their arrangements. All three of these bouquets have stunning roses, a staple flower in most weddings, and two are mixed with gardenias, and cala lilies.

Vibrant Bouquet:

Though pastels and subtle tones will always be a favorite among brides and grooms, this year many couples are opting for pops of color! These three bursts of bright blooms are a great example of this colorful trend. Hot pinks, orange, and lime greens are an easy way to create a punchy palette.

Earthy Bouquet: 

We love organic and earthy looking bouquets, which highlight the sweetness of the flowers natural look. Many brides who want this style incorporate shades of pink and lush greens to their bouquets and arrangements. These three examples show different takes on this growing trend!

We hope that one of Terri’s unique bouquets sprouted some inspiration for you! Whether you love subtle shades, punchy palettes, or a clean and classic look, there’s a bloom for everyone!

 

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photos- Terri Krisavage Archives

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