Bridal Focus

Currently Crushing On: 2013 Fall Wedding Floral

As this rustic season progresses, we here at H.Bloom can’t get enough of fall floral. While we love so many things about this time of year, nothing compares to the exquisite arrangements we see pop up in weddings. With such unique varietals available, you’ll find more than just a few of us here at H.Bloom drooling over our computer screens trying to get an eye-full of these gorgeous blooms. Here are just a few of our favorites that we’ve seen so far:

We’re loving the organic pairing of the dried lotus pods with soft blooms and lambs ear. The frosted color palette is a softer touch on fall, perfect as a transition from fall to winter.  See more here.

We love seeing anemones being the unique star of this fall wedding arrangement. The bride paired this look with King Crown Blue Pumpkins throughout the ceremony and reception, and we couldn’t be more in love. See more of this lovely wedding and floral here.

We are seeing a TON of proteas this season, and we’re on board! Pair the bold flower with smaller, softer buds in a peachy orange color palette and you can’t go wrong! We’re also a little obsessed with the accents of fresh fruit –  so lovely! See more here.

We stumbled upon this Hocus Pocus inspiration shoot and are IN LOVE with the styling. The deep reds of the berries and peonies, the luscious greenery and the bronzed gourds… we can’t look away. See more of this beautiful shoot here.


Featured Varietal: Coral Charm Peonies

Coral charm peonies are one of the most theatrical peony varietals, with vibrant pinkish-orange petals and neon yellow centers.  They begin as a tightly folded ball, but over the course of several days will unfurl their petals in a lush, delicate bloom, some reaching six or seven inches across.  Like all peonies, they are fragile and susceptible to extreme temperatures, so they’re perfect for one-day events, such as a weddings.  Romantic, with just a tinge of drama, they’re an easy way to inject a memorable accent into your celebration.



Pretty Pink Floral Weddings

There’s something both feminine and daring about sporting a gown decorated in pink flowers on your big day (à la Freja Beha Erichson in Valentino). Pair this unforgettable piece with an intricately painted cake and long diamond drop earrings for a more glamorous look or floral chiffon stilettos and mixed bouquets of white, pink and red roses for a romantic approach.

Pretty in Pink Pieces: 1. Valentino Gown; 2. Pink Table Decor; 3. Floral Cake; 4. Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes.

Fresh Garden Wedding

A garden wedding can range from a simple backyard affair to an extravagant botanical fête.  Whether your wedding is large or small, accessories like tea lights, loose feminine bouquets and lanterns hanging gracefully from the treetops provide an intimate organic ambiance.

Fresh-picked floral, dewy air and lush, leafy greens will set the tone for an unforgettable day.  Garden wedding details: floral crown, antique glass vases, and paper lanterns.

Above and lead image via Green Wedding Shoes

Heirloom Wedding Pieces

In honor of tradition, some brides choose to incorporate family heirlooms–such as a mother’s veil or grandmother’s jewelry–into their wedding attire. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite real life examples from across the internet.

1. Jessica’s dress was worn by both her mother and grandmother. The heirloom gown was purchased in New York in the 1950s–the city in which Jessica also met her husband, two generations later.

2. For her big day, Annie created a vintage brooch bouquet consisting of a combination of vintage earrings and brooches–some thrifted and some from her grandmother’s own collection.

3. This Galena, IL bride’s mother sewed her daughter’s wedding dress thirty years prior for her own wedding. Since the bride’s engagement ring was also passed down from the groom’s grandmother, it was only appropriate to keep with the vintage theme of the wedding.

4. Truly honoring the meaning of “something old,” this blogging bride’s dear friend designed a gorgeous bracelet from two diamond shoe clips that had previously belonged to the bride’s grandmother.

Lead image via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Inspiration: Floral Crown

via misswallflower

We’re absolutely smitten with fresh, floral crowns for weddings. Customizable with most any flower [our favorites are ranunculus and tea roses], the bands can range from sweet and subtle to lush and extravagant. Although the crowns are temporary, these fresh and fragrant hair bouquets give a unique, bohemian look to your special day.

Bright orange and blue floral crown via thehousethatlarsbuilt

Abbey Lee in pink rose and purple hydrangea floral crown via stylecaster

Jeweled floral crown via lacetea

Floral crown of wildflowers via trendhunter

White floral crown via thisisglamorous