It has been snowy and it has been rainy the past few weeks so I say it’s time for some sunshine. But since the sun has been struggling to come out, I thought I’d share some (along with a little inspiration).
Intimidated by orchids? Not sure how to use them? I’m here to help and I have pictures to inspire you!
I recently attended a wedding that was positively dripping with orchids, in every species I could imagine. The luxurious flowers were EVERYWHERE. The most amazing part? No two arrangements were alike! Each one had its own unique style, yet they tied together stunningly. The bold colors of the exotic blooms popped against black and white table décor and created a truly jaw dropping scene.
If your budget doesn’t quite measure up to this high-end orchid extravaganza, don’t fret! You can still produce this same look with monochromatic arrangements laced with less expensive, bold-colored blooms. Simply set your mix and match arrangements against black and white table toppers, just as they did here. Copy their linen style by using multiple different textures and patterns. I absolutely loved the polka dot tabletops with full-bodied skirts: it gave the tables a lil’ cheeky attitude!
One of the many tables that excited me was this glass topped one. Can’t seem to find a rental like the one here? Go to Home Depot (or any other home goods store) and get a large mirror to place in the middle of the table. It will function as a table runner and you’ll accomplish the same double-impact, stunning effect.
Sumptuous colors and textures like these are easy to get inspired by. Such an impressive variety of orchids doesn’t hurt the imagination either!
It’s always refreshing when you go to a wedding and find yourself faced with décor that is totally unexpected. That is exactly what happened at this wedding, I was simply speechless. Who would ever think succulents mixed with antique family heirlooms could create such a stunning sight; I know I would have never dreamed it!
The venue that housed this wedding is very similar to Omaha’s Botanical Center. It provides space that flawlessly transforms into functional yet beautiful areas that are needed for an event. The card table was the first thing I noticed upon entering the center. You saw the bride’s entire décor vision in one 5 by 1 foot table. Organic materials mixed with vintage china pieces, along with succulent flowers and orchids…so out of the ordinary! The bride had collected the blue and white china from relatives which added such a personal touch to the event. You could be surrounded by treasures at your Grandmother’s house that would be perfect for your wedding day and never even know it if it weren’t for this clever bride’s idea!
Then came the table arrangements. Each and every one was unique. The vases, along with all the flowers, were different on each table. You may automatically think blue and white antiques can only fit which particular flowers—this bride proved that was not the case! She incorporated branches, cabbage, succulents, strange pods, all of which are extremely earthy flowers. They looked amazing together.
One of my favorite pops that stood out from everything—the bride walked down the aisle carrying pale garden roses. They didn’t match any of the other arrangements which is why it made them so great. They were made for the bride and bride only!
Take notes the next time you visit your Grandmother’s house—who knows, she may hold the key to your wedding décor!
I have met and worked with countless amazing wedding professionals over the past few months and I can tell you that it’s very hard to go wrong in Omaha. Everyone is so knowledgeable and eager to be a part of my special day… it’s wonderful. It makes having a perpetual to-do list something that is still enjoyable!
I had an appointment at Platinum Wedding Rentals where I worked with the wonderful, Fran Rounsborg as she helped me create some amazing centerpieces, head tables arrangements, and the complete look and feel for our reception. She’s so good at what she does and knows exactly what kind of look I want: Statement, Classic, Bam! … and all within a set price.
I’ve found a great mix of doing floral through Platinum Wedding Rentals (in Kearney) with silk flowers for some the center pieces, ordering bulk roses (~75 roses for $50-65!!!! Amazing!) and other floral from Sam’s Club for some of the other center piece we will do ourselves, and then looking for a florist to do the whole wedding party floral designing and seeing who can come up with the best idea for the place card table “statement” piece… bam! perfect. It’s between a big floral design or something with a tree/brances with candles hanging from them with flowers. I’m not sure. We will see what the different vedors can come up with and go from there. I’m pretty excited.
I found invitations I really liked through Village Stationary. They are the simple, old-school, elegant I am looking for. Those are my favorite thus far, but I’m going to look into a few more DIY options before making a final decision.
The STDs just went out last week… I’m never hand-writing 300 addresses again by myself! I might have to grab a few bottles of my favorite wines and have all my bridesmaids over to help address them. Never again!