Chic Blush Wedding in Southern California by Bluebell Florals (4)

Today’s lovely real wedding comes to us from Laura Kunoth of Bluebell Florals, based in Carlsbad, CA! Here’s Laura to tell us more:

A simple and chic, blush pink wedding for Shannon and Aaron in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. The ceremony took place on the grassy hill over-looking the ocean at Santa Barbara City College. The bride wanted to keep her decor simple so as not to take away from the stunning view, so we created a lightly scattered rose petal aisle with a few clusters of blush dahlias on every other chair going up the aisle. It added just a touch of color to the ceremony without taking away from the wonderful setting.

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Flower Ideas and Inspirations for Your Spring Wedding (4)

Hooray, Spring is here! Today’s guest post, brought to us by  Kasey Grossman of Park Ave Studio, is full of tips and inspiration for selecting the perfect flowers for your Spring wedding! Enjoy:

Spring is a time for new beginnings, so it is a perfect season for you to begin your marriage and life together. Springtime is all about colors! Spring is also a marvelous time when many flowers are back in season. For you, this means a wide array of beautiful options to choose from for your fairytale day. There will be floral options to compliment everything you and your significant other have decided on for your spring wedding.

Flowers are one of the focal points of a wedding so choosing the correct ones are important. The wide variety of colorful flowers allows for accents throughout the ceremony, attire and reception. To celebrate this vibrant time, purples, blues and pinks are the most popular colors for springtime ceremonies. If these colors seem too primary for your taste, do not worry. Varying shades of these colors will allow you to personalize all aspects of your day, which can be incorporated not only into the flowers, but decorations, attire and table settings as well. No matter the color palette you choose, you can bet there will be flowers to match seamlessly.

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Garden Inspired Beach Wedding by Bluebell Florals (5)

The garden meets the sea in this delightful real wedding brought to us by Laura Kunoth of Bluebell Florals, based in Carlsbad, CA! Here’s Laura to tell us more:
The bride and groom wanted a garden inspired wedding at the beach so chose to have their wedding at the lovely Sheraton Carlsbad Resort which has the perfect combination of both. They had their ceremony in the garden with a spectacular ocean view so guests could enjoy both of the things they loved the most; the garden and the beach.
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We just love rustic weddings and today we’re joined by Laura Kunoth of Bluebell Florals who is going to share her expertise in rustic bouquets and floral crowns! Enjoy:

We loved creating the wedding bouquets for this backyard country wedding held at the bride’s family home in Valley Center, CA. They had a soft pink and white color palette and wanted to incorporate lots of natural greenery similar to the trees and foliage that surrounded their property.

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Choosing the Flowers for Your Winter Wedding (3)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Tom Owens of Park Ave Studio, based in Sayville, NY. Enjoy!

While it’s true that some flowers may be out of season during the cold winter months it is also true that you have plenty of gorgeous and breathtaking options to choose from. No matter the color palette you and your betrothed have selected for the day’s festivities you can bet you’ll have the floral selection available to compliment the momentous occasion.

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5 Wedding Boutonniere Ideas (1)

Today’s fun and informative guest post comes to us from Danial of Darkershadesofbrown Photography, based in Scranton, PA! Enjoy:


Weddings are all about the little things! From the table settings, to the vows, all the way down to the invitations, weddings are made of many lovely tokens that make up your special day. In fact, it’s easy to get lost in them, especially if you’re the groom caught up in the whirl wind of a partner’s party! But fear not, this blog finally gives the guys a chance to have some fun with their own little detail, the fabulously dashing boutonniere!

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DIY Flower Centerpiece Tutorial

This DIY centerpiece post was submitted by Joe Schembri of Bridesign Wedding Flowers. Joe writes about wedding topics such as creating wedding centerpieces, which bulk flowers to use and more. Feel free to reach out to him at

Today we are sharing a DIY centerpiece tutorial, where with the right flowers and a little imagination, you will create a beautiful centerpiece for any occasion and showcase the wedding floral designer in you! Keep in mind that you can use any vases, flower types and accessories! So let’s get creative and have some fun while making these beauties!

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Chapel Designers

Brides and grooms visiting can now see instantly who is a part of the premier florist designer group for wedding and events, The Chapel Designers, lead by Holly Chapple! More about the group from Holly’s website:

The Chapel Designers group is another miracle in Holly’s life and one of her favorite “babies.” As Holly was one of the first in her field to utilize social media as a part of her marketing strategy, she had the opportunity to develop close relationships with floral designers worldwide. These designers began to regularly seek out her advice, guidance and moral support. Based on Holly’s ability to deal with a really big family, nurturing and supporting these designers was a natural love for her. It was very clear to Holly that a network of like-minded floral industry professionals needed to be started earning her the name “Flower Mamma.”

Annually, The Chapel Designers gather in NYC to tour the flower markets, have creative & business workshops, and most importantly to collaborate and share new inspiration with each other. These relationships have become invaluable to each of the Chapel Designers as both strong industry relationships and close friendships have been born. Throughout the year the group stays connected through a forum that is built to support one another and the group has also committed to a new standard of excellence when it comes to expanding our horizons, and setting industry standards in wedding and event design.

Seeing the Chapel Designers badge on a florists profile is an instant badge of approval for that florist — you know you’re going to get amazing quality and workmanship.

Are you a florist and interested in joining Chapel Designers? Apply here!

This week the SimplyBridal creative team has put together a list of great alternatives to the traditional flower bouquet.  There are so many to choose from, which one is right for you?

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Alternatives to the Traditional Bouquet - Infographic

See our other previous infographics here!