Flowers for Every Season: Spring Blooms

Found on borrowedandbleu.com

Found on borrowedandbleu.com

Hey Y’all,

With all of the different colors and types of flowers to choose from, picking a selection for your ceremony and reception can be difficult. However, just as your wedding menu will typically reflect the time of year you are getting married and the location you are getting married at, those two things will also tend to lend themselves to the rest of your design choices.  The most obvious of which being flowers, since each type of bloom is in season at different times of the year. Color trends will also help to guide you in the right direction when making design choices. For all of you spring brides, here’s a quick guide to flowers that are currently in bloom.

Found on blog.myweddingreceptionideas.com

Found on blog.myweddingreceptionideas.com

For a broader guide to seasonal flowers for your wedding, click HERE.
-Brian

#BWorleyTips: Centerpiece No-No’s!

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 3.40.12 PMHey Y’all,

I’ve got another quick tip for you inspired by your questions!

Q: What’s the biggest No-No in terms of selecting my wedding flower arrangements?

A: Make sure your arrangements are not too tall for your guests to see over while seated so that they can easily converse.  Nothing is worse than looking into a centerpiece and not being able to see the rest of the table.

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#BWorleyTips: Your Questions, My Answers!

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 3.39.20 PMHey Y’all,

I’m starting a new series of quick posts that supply you with answers to some of the best questions I receive via your comments and emails and through working in the wedding/event planning industry. Today’s question is:

Q: If there’s one design element I should splurge on, in terms of my wedding budget, what is it?

A: Spend the money on a stunning bouquet because it will be in all of your pictures. #BWorleyTips

My Best Tip for Selecting Your Signature Wedding Colors (Hint: Think flowers!)

A great way to determine your wedding colors is by deciding what kinds of flowers you want in your wedding bouquet and centerpieces...

A great way to determine your wedding colors is by deciding what kinds of flowers you want in your wedding bouquet and centerpieces…

Hey Ya’ll,

When planning a wedding, one of the very first things that most couples do is determine what their “colors” are.  For any newbies out there, “colors” refer to the accent colors incorporated into the design of your wedding ceremony and reception.

Image via beau-coup.com

Image via beau-coup.com

Once selected, these colors are used to determine things like the bridesmaids’ dresses, the groomsmens’ ties and boutonnieres, the flower girl and ring bearer’s outfits, the cake, every detail of the tablescapes (i.e. table linens, runners, chair covers, napkins, centerpieces, etc), the food, and of course, the flowers.

Image via ellegolden.com

Image via ellegolden.com

Selecting these colors can sometimes be a tough task for a couple to agree on with endless combinations to choose from.  My advice? Think about your dress (remember, it ALWAYS starts with the dress!), and then think about the bouquet of flowers you see yourself holding in front of that dress. What colors and textures do you envision working with the crown jewel of your wedding? That should get you on the right track in terms of selecting your main color choice.
Expert Tip: Given your chosen wedding date, certain flowers may not be in season, so be sure to plan accordingly. Click HERE for an article I did about what flowers are in season when and how that influences your wedding arrangements.

Image of color theme via KissMyTulle.com

Image of color theme via KissMyTulle.com

Once you’ve determined your main color, you can play around with different color pairings, hues and textures to determine what your “colors” will ultimately be. Here are a few examples of my personal favorite color schemes of all time:

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.32.37 PMWhite flowers will always be a staple when choosing your wedding colors.  The good thing about white flowers is that there will always be an abundance of choices depending on the time of year you get married and you just can’t go wrong!  This simple, pure and classic choice will forever remain timeless.

d6344c956f6bdbc7b5debb431ff27d61Many brides have grown up planning their wedding day since they were little girls and they envisioned a pink wedding.

Image via birddogwedding.com

Image via birddogwedding.com

Weather you choose a soft pale pink or brighten things up with fuchsia or shades of raspberry, pink flowers will always make a statement.

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.49.08 PMI find that when a bride is looking to create the quintessential feminine wedding bouquet, pairing coral and blush pink shades always do the trick!

4d3fa3d5a2ffa6950547283948ec2313Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 4.56.32 PMShades of purple ranging from lavender to aubergine, or an ombre of them all allows a bride that made bold choices for her wedding day, while creating a lush and dramatic purple bouquet.

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 5.08.29 PMRed is the color of passion and love and can easily be used to create a richly stunning bouquet that is dramatic and demands attention, but paired with softer hued colors, textures and shapes, a bride easily create an eye-pleasing floral statement.

Image via thingsfestive.blogspot.com

Image via thingsfestive.blogspot.com

Varied shades of green bouquets offer a myriad of choices for the design of your wedding.

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Overall, I think a stunning white bridal bouquet wrapped with a thick navy blue ribbon is elegant, classic and stunning. A well made bouquet that is perfectly tailored and perfectly constructed also speaks volumes about the overall design and theme of a wedding.

Example of how to combine citrus colors like Orange and Yellow with opposite colors like turquoise.

Example of how to combine citrus colors like Orange and Yellow with opposite colors like turquoise.

Another thing to consider is choosing a color like orange as the signature color for a wedding and pairing it with colors from opposites sides of the color spectrum like turquoise or lime green to create a big impact.

005Windsor-Lawn-XLWhat were your signature wedding colors? Let me know in the comment section below.

For more wedding color combos via flower inspiration, click HERE.
-Brian

Wedding Style Quiz #3 – Floral Arrangements

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Hey Ya’ll,

I’m back to add a little bit of fun to an otherwise busy work week! Today’s wedding style quiz includes three very different sets of floral arrangements that are perfect for three very different kinds of weddings.

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 11.41.42 AMSo… if you were getting married tomorrow, and you had to chose one of these floral themes for your wedding, which one would you chose?

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Let me know in the comment section below or respond via my Facebook Page or twitter page @yourBASHbworley.
-Brian

Behind-the-Scenes of My California Wedding Day Magazine Photo Shoot

Hey Ya’ll,

As promised, here are all of the awesome behind-the-scenes photos I snapped during my photo shoot with California Wedding Day magazine.

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If you had to come up with a name for the centerpiece that I designed… what would it be? Let me know in the comment section below!
-Brian

Friday Favorites: Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio – Enter to Win a $200 Centerpiece Delivered to Your Doorstep!

Hey Ya’ll,

As an Eco-concious event planner, I am always trying to make our events as green as possible. One way that I like to do this is by using floral arrangements and plants that are not only beautiful, but also locally sourced, organically grown and Eco-friendly.

For these reasons, the folks at the Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio in Beverly Hills, California are some of my absolute favorite florists to work with. And as today’s Friday Favorite, they’re graciously giving away a centerpiece to be delivered, free of charge, to one lucky reader!

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Head to the bottom of this post to enter to WIN a gorgeous centerpiece from Wisteria Lane!

At Wisteria Lane, owner Sherene Hulugalle, creates stunning arrangements using flowers that are grown locally and have been certified as either Organic, or Veriflora products. Sherene’s ultimate goal is to protect the environment and improve farm worker safety by eliminating millions of pounds of toxic pesticides from agricultural usage.

Each one of Sherene’s creations is a shining example of how you can do your part to help keep our planet healthy and create a stunning event all at the same time.

For Eco-conscious brides, Wisteria Lane floral arrangements not only add style and beauty to your wedding, they also offer peace of mind because you’ll know that the farmers and earth were treated with respect, which makes your day extra special.

Wisteria Lane floral arrangements create a sense of beauty and add an air of sophistication or relaxed charm to any special event. This is because Wisteria Lane’s designers are skilled at creating a signature look that uses nature’s gorgeous resources to the fullest effect.

Plus, proceeds from the sale of Wisteria Lane’s Eco friendly designs are used to support non-profit organizations dedicated to education, social justice, environmental conservation and protection.

Okay, it’s giveaway time! You must follow each of the steps below, in order to WIN a gorgeous centerpiece that will be delivered to you, free of charge, from Wisteria Lane!

HOW TO ENTER:

STEP 1: ‘LIKE’ the Wisteria Lane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WisteriaLaneFlowerShop. You’ll LOVE their flower photos and only fans will be eligible to win!

STEP 2: Let us know WHY you would like to win either an organic floral arrangement or a succulent planter that can double as a living centerpiece (both valued at over $200) in the comment section below!

***This giveaway is open to everyone, but the centerpiece will only be delivered within the Los Angeles area. In order to receive the centerpiece yourself, you must live locally. Otherwise, if you know someone who lives in the Los Angeles area, you can enter to WIN a FREE Eco-friendly centerpiece to be delivered to them on your behalf.***

Again, everything in the winning centerpiece will be locally sourced, Eco-friendly and organic, so you can enjoy it knowing that you’re supporting a healthy planet. Check back *Friday, August 31, at 9AM PST* to find out if you’re our lucky winner. Good luck!
-Brian

Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio
489 South Robertson Blvd.
Suite 200, Beverly Hills CA 90211
Phone: 888-345-6101
Tweet them at: @ecoflowers
Visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/WisteriaLaneFlowerShop