Category Archives: Wedding Flowers

Floral Cake Toppers

We have been discussing fall theme weddings for the last couple weeks and part of fall are of course, flowers. In some of our articles we have given ideas to incorporate flowers to your wedding decoration such as the cake, the centerpieces and much more. So why not including flowers in your cake toppers? Or even better, having them as protagonists replacing the traditional groom and bride cake toppers with beautiful flowers. We have selected our favorite flower cake toppers for you to take a look and perhaps choose the one for your cake!

Crystal Romance DIY Cake Topper Base

This is a beautiful porcelain base which you may use with many of our cake toppers. It presents a gorgeous flower arrangement with fine crystal branches. You can browse our figurines to select the one you feel more attracted too and make your cake a nice flower decorated piece of art!

Pastel Rose DIY Cake Topper Base

This is also made of porcelain but it features small colorful roses in a cute arrangement. Chose this one if you have a pastel color wedding decoration so it matches perfectly. It matches a lot of cake topper figurines so you can make your own original decoration.

Calla Lily DIY Cake Topper Base

Last article we gave you the idea of using calla lilies on your autumn inspired cake, so wouldn’t it be nice to include a calla lily topper base to match the rest of the decoration. Just choose one of our cake topper figurines and you will be good to go!

 Vintage Elegant Rose Wedding Cake Topper

This is a unique cake topper with beautiful velvet roses and faux pearls and crystals. In addition, it includes the wedding couple made of porcelain and if you pay close attention the bride is carrying a handmade baby pink rose bouquet. This is a perfect cake topper if you have a vintage wedding theme.

Vintage Paper Gardenia Cake Topper with Pearl Heart

 

This romantic cake topper features white paper gardenias and a stunning faux pearl heart. It has a vintage style and it is perfect if what you are looking for is to replace the traditional bride and groom with something original and love inspiring.

Fall Wedding Inspirations and Tips

Fall wedding boardAs we enter into the month of September with summer closing down, we can be excited about at least one thing: Fall weddings are gorgeous! With fall weddings you can use rich and warm colors. A step in the rustic direction -which is a very popular trend — is never a wrong move in the fall. Plus, it is the season of change, making it the perfect choice for a wedding.

Fall Wedding Flowers

Photo: Ruffled Blog — “Chagrin Falls Wedding”

With fall weddings, your flowers can be bigger and darker with natural tones taking the lead. This is, however, a season where those popular succulent flower choices look a little less at home.film Fifty Shades Darker online

The desired look or feeling is comparable to how you would feel looking up into the bronze and gold leaves -with that hint of green — watching the sunlight trickle through. Rich reds, purples, and oranges of the burnt orange variety are great color choices when using those changing leaves as an inspiration. Also, when deciding on your wedding colors,  keep in mind that gold accents will amp up this season’s natural beauty.

Rustic Cake Topper

Photo: Wedding Collectibles — Personalized Wood Veneer Sign

For your wedding accessories, items like burlap table runners, wedding sparklers, and rustic wedding cake toppers will really fit into this season. If you are wanting to do a unity candle or sand vase as part of your ceremony, for fall, the candle is more ideal. Also, leaf designs done right can really make your fall wedding look absolutely perfect; you probably just don’t want everything to have that big maple leaf on it!

 

A Bohemian Real Wedding with Victoria and Trevor

bohemian bride

Photography for V+T Wedding: Kara Rush Photography

Trevor and Tori met in 2012 while attending the same church. Many of their friends instinctively knew that they would be a good match and continually tried to set them up. After a several failed attempts, they gave in to their friends’ pushing prodding. Even then they thought going on a date would be primarily a fun night out and completely social. To their surprise, they found themselves inseparable after just one date.

They were engaged in October of 2013 and had only 3 months to plan their wedding!

“Trevor took me to a John Mayer concert at the Hollywood Bowl. All night I kept having this feeling that he was going to propose. By the time the concert was over, my brain was fried from thinking he was or wasn’t going to propose. On the way home, he took me to a vantage point overlooking Orange County where a picture of us, candles, succulent flowers, and some sparkling cider was set up. He got down on one knee and BAM!”

On January 3rd of 2014 this sweet couple was married in the LDS Temple in Newport. Following the private and quiet ceremony, they proceeded to the beautiful venue of Hillcrest Terrace of Fullerton. Their gorgeous bohemian chic wedding was full of laughs,elegance, and pure joy.

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How to Judge Quality When Shopping Online

When shopping online there is often a fear that what you see is not what you are going to get. This can be particularly stressful when you are shopping for accessories for one of the biggest days of your life: your wedding. Wedding Collectibles works to provide the best quality and a variety of choices, but we also look to provide items that will work for a variety of budgets. We’ve come up with 3 tips that should help you buy exactly what you are looking for.

Flower Basket

  1. A great rule of thumb when shopping for anything in your wedding is that you are going to get what you pay for. So if a flower basket is under $10, then it is going to be worth under $10 (unless there is some sort of mega sale). This does not mean it won’t be pretty and nice or that you shouldn’t buy it, but that it  does mean that it will not be the same type of product as if you were buying a basket worth $60.
  2. Working off of the first point, it is important to read the product descriptions, paying special attention to size and material. For example, the flower basket above is $7.95 with a 4.9 star rating. That is a great price for a beautiful and simple flower basket. However, as read in the product description, this basket is also 7 inches tall. So, while this may be perfect for your 3 year old flower girl, it may seem dwarfish in the hands of anyone over the age of 8. Imagine if you hadn’t read the description and expected it to be larger; you might find yourself frustrated and thinking it was poor quality.
  3. The final tip for judging the quality of a product online is to read the reviews. By paying attention to star ratings and comments other shoppers have made, you can get an idea of what exactly you are buying. When doing this, be sure to look at both positive and negative reviews because what is bothersome to one person, may go unnoiticed to another.

Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Purple Handmade California Wedding

Ruffled – Purple Handmade California Wedding

1) Flowers are great, but do they glitter? -Okay, so that might seem ridiculous, but there is an important point to be made here. Flowers are beautiful and if your wedding is focusing on simple decor, then you probably won’t want any accessories that will be very showy, but adding small accessories or a little bit of dazzle to your bouquet can add a dimension that will personalize your wedding bouquet and look great in your wedding photos.

French Bistro Inspired Wedding at Prairie Productions

Style Me Pretty – French Bistro Inspired Wedding at Prairie Productions

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Calla Lily Weddings: Full of Beauty, Elegance, and Individuality.

Calla Lily Weddings: Full of Beauty, Elegance, and Individuality. 

The white Calla Lily is a wonderful choice for the center stage position of a floral themed wedding. It is most interestingly misnamed since it is technically not a Calla and also not a Lily. This fact may speak to some brides or grooms that have found themselves categorized or named. What is more, is that you can consider the Calla Lily as a symbol of the love you have being so great that it is undefinable. The white Calla Lily is also a symbol for magnificent beauty and innocence. Used in a bridal bouquet it can emphasize the brides innocence, beauty, and purity. Furthermore, the Calla Lily is often associated with the religious symbolism  of Jesus’s resurrection since the flower is shaped like trumpets making it the perfect flower choice for the religiously centered wedding. The Calla Lily’s stately elegance and extensive symbolism, makes it a perfect addition or focal point for any wedding type.

If you are having a floral themed wedding or if you would like to take advantage for the symbolism of the Calla Lily, you will (just as we said with the daisy themed wedding) of course want to have more than just the Calla Lily in your bouquet and there are a ton of fun ways to incorporate this flower in your wedding decor.

"Lily" Ring Bearer Pillow - 38 Colors Available!

Include it in the details of the ceremony. The above ring bearer pillow is not necessarily patterned off of the calla lily, but is rather designed after the lily flower. This allows for you to have some variation is your floral accents, but also keep similar themes, tones, and symbolism. This would work particularly well if your wedding theme is floral because it would be a clever way to hint towards your main flower, while also having a floral accent in the wedding that is not a literal flower. Other details that the Calla Lily can easily be present in is the unity candle  and flower girl basket.

"Love's Embrace" Cake Top

Next, Take it to the reception! Try starting with a Calla Lily Cake Topper. We like the one above because its smooth and enveloping design seems to match the elegance and shape of the Calla Lily. You can also try using a Calla Lily accented cake topper base and then pair is with any cake topper to match your wedding theme. For example, if you are doing a religiously themed wedding you could pair the “Calla Lily DIY Cake Topper Base” with the beautiful “Love Verse Bible with Doves and Flower Accents Wedding Cake Topper“.

Calla Lily Guest Book

The, the guest book may not get a ton of attention, but it is a great way to implement the Calla Lily in the small details and helps not create an overbearing look. You can also look for Calla Lily designed cake serving sets, champagne flutes, and centerpieces.

No matter how you choose to incorporate the Calla Lily, it is sure to be an elegant and beautiful addition to your magical day. 

A Daisy Wedding: The Embodiment of Love & Loyalty

A Daisy Wedding: The Embodiment of Love & Loyalty

DIY Daisy Wedding Arrangements – Doing The Daisy Thing!

The Daisy is a symbol for loyal love, purity, patience and simplicity. It is a flower that is said to be over 4,000 years old, popping up in ancient Egypt and Crete (Living Arts Originals). At your wedding, the daisy flower would be a wonderful addition in order to emphasize the strength and loyalty of your new marriage. It is also often associated with playfulness and including daisies in your wedding is a wonderful way to spread smiles and the feeling of simple and pure joy.  The daisy is a bright and happy flower, but it is also unobtrusive in that it won’t always scream to take center stage.  

Bouquet Flower Cake Topper

There are several different ways to incorporate the symbol of the daisy flower that goes beyond having daisy flowers in your bouquet creating that daisy small touch. It starts with a daisy accented wedding cake topper. The above cake topper features an elegant flowing veil, is hand painted, and is accented with two daisy bouquets. Its soft tones and cheerful daisy accents is a perfect way to incorporate a small touch to tie your daisy theme together. 

Daisy Bouquet Wedding Cake Server Set

This cake server set is another way to add that hint of daisy to your wedding and matches the daisy cake topper above. The cake server set is likely to be caught in a camera close up if you are keeping the tradition of cutting the cake, so you are going to want the knife you cut with to be decorative as well as functional. 

DIY Daisy Wedding Arrangements – Doing the Daisy Thing!

What you will need to decide is how far you want to take the daisy touch. Is it going to be in the background as a small connector between decor and design? Or is it going to be the main theme?  If it is going to be the theme, then you are going to want the daisy to be present in everything: the color scheme, table clothes, china and flatware, guestbook, and any other detail that ends up on that planning check list. However, not everything should have a daisy on it, but you will want the colors to coordinate with the daisy. Lucky for you, the classic daisy is white (a very popular and easy wedding color) and yellow (a happy and bright color) which allow you to create a fresh, romantic, and light wedding theme. Just like any wedding theme, it is important to remember to have fun and to not over do it!

The Many Uses for Silk Rose Petals

Diverse Options and Many Styles of Silk Rose Petals

Silk Rose Petals

Never was there a more diverse decor option than silk rose petals. Silk rose petals work for weddings, receptions, engagements, anniversaries, quinceaneras, showers, and so much more. Unlike more specific decor options like centerpieces and linens, silk rose petals scale up or down pretty easily depending on the formality of your event. They’re also a great way to dress up a venue that allows for only minimal decor interference, such as a swanky hotel bar or a conservative church. Silk rose petals come in all sorts of colors (though style experts will warn against anything too drastic), and look best against a stark white or cream background.

The most beautiful setting for a bunch of silk rose petals has got to be the aisle during a wedding ceremony. As some venues don’t allow fresh flowers (or you’re getting married during a season when fresh rose petals may be a hassle), silk rose petals make for a great alternative that won’t die. Guests love scooping up a few as a fun souvenir, and more thrifty brides will find a way to recycle them at a later date. Don’t be surprised when you see the same silk rose petals at a classy baby shower a few months after an equally-classy wedding!

Smart Brides Will Love an Alternative Wedding Bouquet

The Right Alternative Wedding Bouquet

Alternative Wedding Bouquet

Florists are a big part of wedding day expenditures, which is why many brides are eschewing big-budget bouquets in favor of an alternative wedding bouquet that better speaks to their style needs. An alternative wedding bouquet does not equal plastic flowers stapled together last minute, it’s actually quite the contrary. A lovingly-made alternative bouquet might be just what you need to make your big day as special as it can be.

 

So what, exactly, is an alternative wedding bouquet composed of? The short answer is – whatever you want! If you want an alternative wedding bouquet fashioned from seashells, ribbons, silk, crystals, or anything else you can think of, you’re in luck – am alternative wedding bouquet is already assembled and waiting for you. This type of bouquet is wonderful for beach brides who believe that azaleas have no place at a bonfire, or just the sensitive bride whose nose just can’t stomach a perfumed aisle on her wedding day. An alternative wedding bouquet is an exciting alternative that will turn heads as you walk down the aisle!

 

An alternative wedding bouquet is also much easier to preserve than its fresh cousin – keep the memories alive forever without the expensive preservation process!

Paper – Inspiration for your Wedding

Seasonal décor, such as flowers and other pretty tidbits, tend to hike up the bill of a wedding quickly and without warning. Many brides spend days pouring through lists of discount decor and flower wholesalers to ease the rising of a wedding budget, but it seems to be one of the inevitable parts of the process. Do-It-Yourself options can help with the swelling, but hundreds of silk flowers and trips to the craft store for more puffy paint can add up just as fast.

The supplies for this bit of inspiration, however, are probably all over your house already: PAPER.

 

Paper decorations and craft projects are a great supplement (or alternative) to traditional décor. They’re inexpensive, fun to design and make, great activities for groups (such as get-togethers with the bridesmaids), and provide excellent bonding time with your fiancé (Just make sure to write up specific directions!):

 

Think About Using…

Origami:
The art of folding paper into shapes has a long-standing history, both in the arts and crafts world. There is a saying that the folding and displaying of one thousand paper cranes at is accompanied by a wish (you might as well make it beneath a shower of the cranes at the altar!); there are simple patterns for origami flowers (including orchids, roses and lilies) all over the internet, and origami boxes add a unique and personal touch to wedding favors.

Lanterns:
Lighting is incredibly important at any major event, especially a wedding. Guests won’t notice it if it’s done well, but they can tell if things are off. Paper lanterns go for just a few bucks at most department stores, and even less at party supply places. They’re inexpensive, easy, and they look extra posh at a loft event, and make for whimsical garden parties.

Snowflakes:
We all made paper snowflakes as kids, and they’ve never stopped being fun and stylish. Make them again (in smaller, less frantic versions) and string them anywhere that needs and extra splash of décor at your winter wedding. Setting up a station for kids to cut their own (with safety scissors and an adult to supervise, of course!) is another great way to keep children entertained until it’s time to go.