Amy Child Marella

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Guidelines for choosing your wedding flowers.

Wedding Flower Ideas

As a wedding floral designer, it is my job to create the perfect look for each an every bride who comes to my studio. It is important to meet their expectations, respect their budget, and most of all reflect their unique personalities.

A wonderful trend has occurred recently as brides are delving into rich, bright colors. This is not exclusive of flowers, brides have become much more daring and bold with their décor and overall color choices and this trend is not likely to end soon. The most popular choices are hot jewel tones such as magenta, celadon green, reds, purples, and touches of bright orange. The traditional 'white' wedding, although a classic look that will endure, is simply not as common as it used to be. Fortunately, nature provides new and beautiful flowers every season. Each variety can create a look all to its own and when paired with other non-traditional varieties, the choices are endless. This is wonderful because it offers brides a variety of gorgeous choices for their wedding flowers that is unique to them and their special day.

For a springtime ceremony, the most popular flowers are those that symbolize new beginnings, are rich in color, and possess full, textured blooms:

  • Peonies
  • Hydrangea
  • Lilac
  • Viuburnum
  • Tulips
  • Roses
  • Cymbidium Orchids
  • Ranunculas

For a summertime ceremony, it's all about Roses - they are in full bloom at summertime and provide the most 'bang for your buck.' With so many beautiful varieties, you can combine four different roses and they result will be a stunning arrangement that looks like anything but roses. They will also give your bouquet a wonderful texture. Try these varieties:

  • Garden Roses
  • Ecuadorian Roses
  • Tea Roses
  • Spray Rose
  • Locally grown roses

Don't forget these springtime favorites, also available throughout summer:

  • Hydrangea
  • Tulips
  • Cymbidium Orchids

This trend of color is expected to continue and we will see an influx of Bamboo and other flowers and plants directly from the woods. It's all about selecting unique, non-traditional blooms, colors, and textures to make your day your own. Do not be afraid to try something unusual, read about floral varieties and ask your florist about what will be available at the time of your ceremony. You could be missing some amazing alternatives simply because they haven't blossomed yet.

Amy Child Marella is owner of Hidden Garden Floral Studio, Inc. in her native Los Angeles, California. The Hidden Garden Floral Studio caters to a who's who in Hollywood and has been featured in top bridal magazines, local news, and MTV's 'Till Death Do Us Part with Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro. Thanks to a love of flowers, a desire to learn, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Amy Child Marella is considered a premiere floral designer in one of the most competitive industries. For more:

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