Don’t Forget About Your Flower Girl!

Planning a wedding is no small task, and flowers are one of the most fun ways to express personal style on your special day.  Brides usually have an idea of what they’d like for their own bouquet as well as their bridesmaids, but what about the flower girl? There are a wide variety of popular floral accessories for your little helper that will brighten her day knowing that you thought of her.

Flower Baskets

One of the most traditional flower girl accessories is a small basket of flowers matching the floral theme of the bride.  This can be adorned with ribbons or greens, and can either contain a small arrangement of flowers or pretty petals to be strewn along the wedding aisle.  Matlack Florist knows that sometimes little flower girls can get very excited walking down the aisle, so we provide a foam based arrangement in our baskets.  This way, if the basket gets flipped upside down or thrown, the flowers stay in tact.

Pomanders

One of the wedding trends coming back in style is the pomander bouquet.  This contains a foam based arrangement of flowers in a sphere shape, attached with ribbons to hold.  These are a cute way to include an older flower girl who might not want to hold a basket.  Hydrangea, baby’s breath, or sweetheart roses are all fantastic options to make the most out of your pomander, and accent flowers from the bride’s bouquet can really make them pop.

 

Flower Crowns

In addition to our previous post highlighting these fun accessories, flower crowns can be a great way to showcase your flower girl without having something to hold down the aisle.  This option is neat way to care for a flower girl that is too young to hold a floral accessory in her hands, or one that is perhaps already holding the hand of a ring bearer or another bridesmaid.

 

Floral Wand

Another fun trend coming up from the past few seasons is the floral wand.  This consists of a single flower or a small bouquet on top of a long pole to be held.  The top of the wand can be accessorized with wiring, jewels, or ribbons, and the pole can coordinate with the wrapping of the bridal party’s bouquets to give a cohesive look.

 

 

No matter what you choose, your flower girl will be ecstatic that you thought of her on your big day.  Matlack Florist is proud to cater to a wide variety of different floral accessories for weddings, as well as every special event in your life.  Keep stopping in and seeing what else we have to offer for each new season!

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Bouquet Breakdown: Breezy End-of-Summer Beach Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today marks our second installment of Bouquet Breakdown. Have you had a chance to check out last month’s romantic, rustic bouquet?

Today’s bouquet was beautifully crafted for one of our own! Matlack Florist staff member, Nancy, celebrated the wedding of her son and his bride on the last weekend of September! This elegant hand-tied bouquet was designed with a bit of texture, and dimension with a slight cascade. The bride and groom were married at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor for an end-of-summer beach wedding, so the soft colors and light textures complemented the theme perfectly. We’re sure the cascading greenery moved beautifully with the ocean breeze at the ceremony.

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The flowers used in this bouquet are:  White ‘Playa Blanca’ roses, light pink ‘Sophie’ roses, white ranunculus, white astilbe, white stock, white mini calla lilies, snow on the mountain, and a mix of cascading greenery that includes plumosa, italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and trailing ivy.

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Bouquet Breakdown: Romantic & Rustic

Welcome to our first ‘In Bloom’ Bouquet Breakdown, where we will be showing you real bouquets made here at Matlack Florist and breaking down all the floral components of the bouquet for you!

This unstructured style of bouquet is right on trend and perfect for the bride who is looking for a very organic, natural bouquet.  The loosely-gathered look in creams, pinks and burgundies lends itself well to the late-summer bride.

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If you love this bouquet, here are the flowers that you need to recreate it:  Light Pink Roses, White Hydrangea, Burgundy Dahlias, White Calla Lilies, White Astilbe, and Blue Veronica.

This bouquet also has a strong focus on greenery, and includes a nice variety of the following:  Italian Ruscus, Camellia, Seeded Eucalyptus, Gunnii Eucalyptus, and Salal.

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Following with the natural theme of the bouquet, we left a large portion of the stems showing and finished off the bouquet with a lace burlap ribbon married with loose curls of sheer white ribbon.

Check back regularly for more bouquet breakdowns to come!

Meet the Colors of 2016!

Introducing Pantone’s picks for 2016 Color…ahem…Colors of the year! This year, Pantone chose not only one color of the year – they picked two!

And the winners are ::drum roll please:: Rose Quartz and Serenity!!

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This pair of hues is quite the change from last year’s rich, dramatic Marsala. The soft, romantic Rose Quartz, when paired with the cool and calm Serenity, invoke a soothing, dreamy feeling.

If you are looking for a way to incorporate this pair of pretty pastels into your big day, look no further!! We’ve scoured the internet for some of our favorite floral inspirations for the year ahead!

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Romantic Wedding in Pinks and Whites

Introducing Amanda and Mike, who were married on a beautiful spring day this past May! The romantic ceremony and reception were held at Mendenhall Inn in Delaware, and Amy Tucker Photography perfectly captured the beauty and excitement of the day.

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The bridal bouquet was crafted in pale shades of pinks and whites, to include full white peonies, soft pink ranunculus, pale pink roses, dusty miller, viburnum and light touches of babies breath.

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Chic Pink and Gray Wedding

Let us introduce you to newlyweds Devon and Anthony, who came to us for the floral work for their May wedding. If you were to ask a crowd what their favorite flowers are, you would be likely to hear peonies, hydrangea, roses, and calla lilies as your most popular answers.  Well, this wedding includes them all, in beautiful shades of pink and white.

Reiner Photography perfectly captured the beauty of this celebration, which was held at Penn Oaks Golf Club.  The ceremony took place at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

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Intimate Peach and White Wedding

Meet Erin and Eric, who were married this May!

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Their intimate wedding was held at the Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast, an historic mansion tucked away on the edge of West Chester borough.  Erin wanted a simple, yet elegant, collection of peach and white flowers in her bridal bouquet.  We crafted a bouquet that included white hydrangea, white peonies, white roses with splashes of peach ranunculus and peach spray roses, all tied together with a white satin ribbon.

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Sweet Pink and White Wedding

The sweet pinks and creamy colors of this wedding softly whisper elegance and romance. The beautiful bride’s bouquet was crafted with light pink peonies and roses, accented by white hydrangea, with stems wrapped in white satin ribbon.

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