I’m sharing a Summer wedding with you today, but really these colors are also perfect for this time of year.
Alex & Christina were married this past July in their hometown here in Westfield. Congratulations you two!
Christina was open to many options and we chose to include texture and complimenting colors for her overall design. With a strong red as her main color, we incorporated creams and pinks to soften the look.
Bridal Mix: Red English roses, White Garden Roses, Red Freesia, Wax flower
Bridesmaid Mix: Red English Roses, Cream Roses, Wax flower, sweet peas, red freesia
For More from their special day, head over to Irina Kravchenko’s Flickr Album.
As a follow up to our last post, we’re sharing with you today a few peony worthy alternatives- in case you aren’t getting married in late spring/ early summer.
In my humble opinion, these three alternatives are just as worthy to get the spotlight in a bride’s bouquet.
This small flower layered with delicate petals works great in combination with peonies, a substitute, and just stand alone.
Consider a bouquet of all ranunculus for a soft and stunning look, or add this pretty flower to your mix of wedding day florals.
2.Specialty Roses (David Austin Roses/ Cabbage roses)
The beauty about these roses is that they are available year round and have the rounded petals and fluffiness of peonies.
Specialty roses are very popular in bridal party bouquets, and they smell amazing. Although they tend to be pricey, we often recommend these for brides who are set on having peonies but are not able to.These fluffy soft petaled flowers are also a perfect way to take a bouquet from standard to glam.
This versatile autumn flower comes in many, many shapes, sizes and colors. Lucky for us all, there are quite a few that resemble peonies. Perhaps dahlias are the new autumn peony.
We discovered these beauties a few weeks ago after treading through rows and rows of dahlias in search of the perfect ones.
And there you have it!
Three stunning substitutes to the coveted peony.
Hands down peonies are an all time favorite with brides everywhere. And it’s not hard to wonder why-
The fluffy sweet smelling blooms come in the sweetest shades of whites, creams, pinks and reds, and are the perfect flower to add to a bridal bouquet, no matter the style of the wedding. Unfortunately peony season is very short and brides quickly realize that unless their event is in early spring through mid June, chances are this beauty won’t make the cut.
So what is a peony-loving bride to do? Once we break the news about the short peony season, most brides quickly move on to good alternatives and often fall in love with the different options available.
Today, I’m excited to share this stunning June wedding and show off the beauties we all swoon over. And no worries, if you are a bride hoping to find something that looks like peonies, we’re going to follow up with another post with lots of options for you.
In the meantime, enjoy!
This June wedding was a fantastic combination of sweet elegance and simple combinations. The florals we used were requested to look just like the peonies in mom’s garden :) It was no easy task, but the results were perfection. The wonderful couple celebrated their first anniversary this past June, and also welcomed their beautiful little girl into the world. We love to see marriages flourish and families grow! Happy anniversary you two! Blessings. Be sure to head over to Aleksandr Verbetsky Blog for more of their special day and engagement photos.
Bridal Bouquet: Peonies, Pink Astilbe, Pearls
Bridesmaid Bouquets: Peonies, Garden Roses, Dusty Miller
Photographer: Aleksandr Verbetsky
A few more snaps of arrangements from the wedding from my Iphone:
It’s been a busy busy summer, but we’re back on the blog and with a real treat of a wedding. Olga and Paul celebrated their first year of marriage this weekend, and there’s no better time to share their special day. The day was filled with blush hues, white beauties and a hint of black. Even with a large guest attendance, the couple managed to make the day personal and intimate with heartfelt speeches from the bridal party and songs shared between the two. Congratulations to our dear friends on their anniversary. Blessings for the years ahead.
Bride bouquet: White Hydrangeas, Garden roses, Anemones, Astilbe
Bridesmaid bouquets: Hydrangeas, Garden roses, Dahlias, Spray roses, Astilbe
Ceremony decor: Manzanita Trees, Hyrangea Pomanders, Rose panels
Photos by Ruvim Kowaluk & Leo Shut
We’ve been graced with warm sunny days this week and it’s got me thinking of summer.
So it’s only appropriate that I share a spectacular summer wedding with you all!
Inna & Dennis were married last July at Anthony’s Ocean View banquet hall in New Haven, CT.
The intimate wedding was held beach side, and although rain threatened to keep them indoors, the couple made the risk and had a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
Bridal Bouquet: White Hydrangeas, Phalenopsis orchids, Ti leaves
Bridesmaid bouquets: purple hydrangeas, lavender roses, purple freesia, white cymbidium orchids, white mini calla lilies
centerpieces: purple hydrangea, stock, lavender roses, mokara orchids
For more stunning photos of their special day, be sure to head over to Aleksandr Verbetsky blog.
We’ve received a good number of inquiries from one of our most shared photos on Pinterest, with many asking about the dresses.
After a little hunting, I was able to find the designer and style of the dress and thought it would be best to share here instead of responding to everyone individually.
Photo Credit: Aleksandr Verbetsky Photographer
Designer/Company: Dessy Group
Style: Dessy Collection Style 2888
If you are in the area, these dresses may be purchased through Bancroft Bridal.
967 Springfield St.
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Hope this helps :).