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

 

 

Prom 2016!

Prom season is quickly sneaking up on us and along with some timeless traditions, new trends are also finding their way into the big day!

Many of you have probably seen or heard about “promposals”, clever and very elaborate ways guys and gals are asking each other to prom. Most of these “promposals” include clever sayings written on poster board, giant balloons, or even iced onto a dozen doughnuts!

On the floral side of proms, trends are popping up like wildflowers on a warm day.

This year many girls are flaunting their flowers not only on their wrists, but in their hair and clasped between their hands!

Flower crowns, and nosegay bouquets are becoming more and more popular, adding some creativity to everyone’s look!

We’ve gathered a few photos to spark some ideas and inspiration for you!

Classic Corsage

Fresh Flower Crown

Beautiful Bouquets

Timeless Boutonnieres

 

Whether you like the classic corsage, the trendy crowns and bouquets, or sweet and simple boutonnieres, we hope you saw something that caught your eye!

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

 

Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show

This past Sunday dozens of wedding vendors gathered at the stunning Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown for their annual wedding show.

The venue, packed with brides and grooms, is a favorite of ours to work with.

Terri Krisavage Weddings and Events incorporated an all natural look for our display, a trend that is becoming more and more popular.

This earthy style allows the flowers and greens to create a beautiful “imperfect” look, in comparison to other traditional arrangement and bouquet styles.

We at Terri Krisavage Weddings and Events decided to really highlight all this trend has to offer through our bouquets, tablescape, mantle decor, and unique floral crowns.

Roses, hyacinth, ranunculus, amaryllis, fringe tulips, and succulents (among other stunning florals) were all used to create an organic garden feel, while hanging amaranthus draped from the table contrasted with a lush, vibrant look.

Another growing trend beloved by brides, bridesmaids, and flower girls are flower crowns: an earthy and creative addition to any wedding.

For the wedding show our team made three stunning floral crowns to wear throughout the day. We mainly used eucalyptus, bay leaves, succulents, and roses to complete the fairytale feel.

We absolutely loved the outcome of this all natural look for the wedding show and hope this sparked some inspiring ideas for you!

 

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Florist: Terri Krisavage

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion

Photography: Colleen Lennehan