Bloomin' Bouquets

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ashton + John Paul

There was no denying love was in the air on April 28, 2018. Ashon + John Paul were married at Blue Mountain Vineyard in Dahlonega, Georgia. It was absolutely beautiful with the Smoky Mountains as their backdrop. The couple's style was traditional with some not so traditional touches. Ashton's bouquet was a wild bouquet made up of all types of greenery with a few white blooms. The guys boutonnieres were shotgun shells with a variety of blooms, an adorable nod to John Paul's love of hunting. The couple spent the day getting ready and enjoying their time with their closest friends  and family. The ceremony, like mentioned, took place outside with a spectacular view of the mountains. After, guests celebrated inside where they ate off special china from our friend Vintage English Teacup. Now, please, take a few moments to check out these stunning images by Ben and Colleen

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Taylor Dawn Guest Blogger

Hi, I’m Taylor of Taylor Dawn! I am a wedding planner and designer in the Atlanta area and I am thrilled to be here on Bloomin’ Bouquets’ blog today! Jacqueline and I decided we could guest post for each other since we’ve been able to work together fairly often this year; so fun, right!? In March, Jacqueline designed a stunning bouquet to use in a bridal inspiration styled shoot! Together with Rustic White Photography and Claudia Rogers for hair and makeup, we were able to put together an inspiration shoot to showcase an exquisite new gown by Jean and Jewel! The inspiration from this shoot came from the gown itself. Stemming from a classic, timeless inspiration, we wanted to incorporate some floral color while keeping hair and makeup as simple as the gown. In a wedding world of neutrals, the motivated-by-Spring, bright, colorful bouquet created by Jacqueline was the perfect garnish for this inspiration shoot. Working with vendor friends to come up with a styled shoot is really just plain fun. I love that it gives an opportunity for each creative to really branch out and create something enjoyable and maybe even a bit stretching for themselves. I really love how this shoot came together to create the most stunning Spring wedding inspiration that will be able to motivate brides all year long! Don’t be afraid to add some fun color into your day, you may be very pleasantly surprised with the result! Enjoy! 

Planning Taylor Dawn
Venue Summerour
Hair & Makeup Claudia Mejerle
Ribbon Tono + Co
Paper Goods Lairsey Paper Co.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Beverly + Ben


Photography by Ashah Photography

Beverly + Ben's beautiful outdoor wedding took place at Lake Oconee. Her flowers were mostly greens and whites with the occasional pop of blue. White lilac, green and white hellebores, and bush ivy were some of our favorites from the weekend. We also were able to forage some dogwood to add to the table arrangements. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Boutonnière

The Boutonnière, a small arrangement but a grand gesture. The word boutonnière, as you might have guessed comes from the French, it translates roughly to button hole flower. 
The boutonnière dates back civilizations although the exact origin us unclear. Some scholars say the bout goes as far back as the ancient civilizations when men wore a specific color bloom to show support for players or teams in sporting events. Others claim, the boutonnière was worn by the British during civil war times to distinguish friend from foe. It wasn't until the 19th century that boutonnières were worn simply as a lapel accessory to spruce up a man's outfit. Similar to the bridal bouquet, the groom wore a boutonnière to ward off bad smells, disease, and evil spirits.

Modern Traditions and Etiquette: 
Flowers symbolize the VIPs of the wedding party. Today, it is tradition the groom, groomsmen, and other honored male guests wear a boutonnière. The boutonnière is traditionally worn on the left lapel of the suit jacket. A small bloom with a few different types of foliage, finished with a silk half wrap tie, is my favorite way to make a boutonnière. However, there are tons of fun ways to design the bout. It is proper etiquette that the groom wear a slightly different boutonnière than his groomsmen traditionally one that matches his bride.

In the end there is no right or wrong way to design your wedding flowers. Boutonnières included. As long as you and your loved ones are happy that is all that really matters, right?

Take a look at some our favorite boutonnières deigned by yours truly.  

White ranunculus boutonniere

White ranunculus boutonnieres

Rose Boutonniere

Rose Boutonnieres

White ranunculus with a chocolate cosmo

Blushing bride boutonniere

Colorful Boutonniere
Matching boutonniere

Friday, June 29, 2018

Emily + Ryan

Emily + Ryan's May wedding was a dream come true. May can be a scary time to get married outside in Georgia but the rain held off and the heat was bearable for their outdoor ceremony and dinner to follow. Emily opted for lots of fun color which only added to the lush outdoor setting at the beautiful Cator Woolford Gardens

Photography by Shelby Rae Photographs
Draping by I Do Linens