Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Floral Design Inspiration: Capturing Romance & Simple Elegance

I’m defintiely no floral expert, but when it came to choosing a look for our wedding day, I had a ball finding the right inspiration to create just the romantic, elegant and soft, yet still simple, look I’m dreaming of.

Working with our amazing florist, I’ve been able to see the creative vision grow into the reality it will be on our wedding day, complete with bouquets of roses, white hydrangea centerpieces, and fresh petals strewn across the tables.

Here, a few photos by our florist and others, and how each look has inspired my own plans.


I’ll carry a classic round bouquet filled with cream and lavender roses, pearl-studded white stephanotis, and dark purple lisianthus. The stems will be completely wrapped and tied off with dark purple ribbon featuring a row of pearl studs. My bridesmaids will carry smaller round bouquets of cream and lavender roses.

Centerpieces & Table Design

Our centerpieces will include cream and lavender roses, white hydrangeas, and other seasonal flowers fitting our plum, white and silver color scheme. Each table will be strewn with cream rose petals against a plum tablecloth, plus a series of small crystal votives, each holding a lavender rose head.

Altar Arrangements

At the church, we’ll keep things simple with a couple white and purple altar arrangements, plus pew bows designed by Stephen’s mother. After the ceremony, we’ll move the arrangements to the reception site to help decorate the place card and gift tables.

Boutonnieres & Corsages

The groom’s boutonniere will include purple lisianthus and white stephanotis, and the groomsmen will wear just purple lisianthus. Our fathers will sport cream rose boutonnieres, while our mothers will wear matching cream rose corsages.

What is your floral and décor vision for the wedding?

(Photo Credits: Happy Flowers & Google Images)


  1. Beautiful inspiration! Very classic and romantic.

  2. Those are some great inspiration picks! I want colorful bouquets and love the submerged flower look, so thinking something along those lines.

  3. Since our wedding will be flowerless, it will be all crystal bouquets and bouts and centerpieces. Your choices look really great though.

  4. Beautiful inspiration. I know it's going to look lovely!