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Unique Snowflake Ideas for Winter Wedding Flowers

Today's post is filled with the MOST gorgeous and amazing faux florals for your snowflake themed winter weddings. The prices for these stunning pieces are definitely in the affordable range and the best part is, the snowflakes can be kept as a keepsake after the wedding day.

The above handmade bridal bouquet and the one below {which is perfect for bridesmaids and/or flower girls} are from Bridal Bouquets by Ky on etsy. There's even boutonnieres to match and this single snowflake is $24 {bouquet above is $245}.

The above snowflake brooch from Crystalitzy on etsy would make a stunning boutonniere for the groom and even the groomsmen. This particular one is $12.45 and there's even more snowflake styles to choose from.

Rustic Elegance with Flowers Wrapped in Burlap

I'm loving the combination of beautiful florals wrapped in burlap to create the look of rustic elegance. You can wrap the bouquet stems in burlap, wrap burlap around the flower vases {looks great with mason jars} or you can even create the actual flowers with burlap. It's such a wonderful combination of textures. And, this combination works well for any season of the year too. Here's just a sampling of my favorites . . . {what's your favorite one?}

Image Credits: Tulips with burlap knot, Geraniums in mason jar, Daffodils with limes, Bouquet wrapped in burlap, Tulips wrapped in burlap, Lavender in burlap cone, Potted flowers in burlap, Burlap flowers, Daisies in burlap sacks

Eye Candy Friday : spectacular green and red bouquet with apples

It has been ages since I shared an Eye Candy Friday photo with you - but as soon as I saw this image from Laura Babb, I knew it was time to change that. Don't you just love the apples in the bouquet? So different. So unique. So amazing. And, the bride's green sash is just perfection with the bouquet. The bouquet is from Blush Floral Design.

found via pinterest {come follow me on pinterest}

Top Trends for Wedding Flowers in 2009

I'd like to thank Cori at Elegala for emailing me over the following information on the top 2009 trends for wedding flowers. What flowers are you planning to use for your wedding? I'd love to hear.

from Elegala . . .
Today's brides are following the old adages, "less is more" and "use your imagination". The sayings may be cliche – but the latest trends in wedding flowers are anything but.

Daring Colors:
Gone are the days of adhering to light pastels and muted shades in wedding decorations. Today's brides are opting for bold and interesting pairings of colors in their wedding flowers and floral schemes. Not afraid of mixing purples and orange's, the post-millennium color palette is expanding.

More than Just Flowers:
Mix it up a bit by incorporating produce. One of the hot trends in wedding flowers is arrangements featuring fruits, herbs and even veggies as a playful and fun approach. Their naturally vibrant colors coincide with the daring color trend. Many brides are also turning to the woods for inspiration. Green grasses add dimension and structure and can elicit a warm, summery feeling.

Dynamic Tables:
Table arrangements are also becoming more dynamic. Instead of conforming to identical floral arrangements on each table, some brides are using different containers, varying the heights, or grouping an assortment of low centerpieces together.

Keep it Simple:
Gone are the days of overpowering floral arrangements adorned with excess filler flowers. Today's brides opt for a more natural and tailored look to their wedding flowers. One bouquet style rising in popularity is the hand tied bouquet. The fresh bunch of flowers presents the look of simple elegance that brides desire.

Above information courtesy of Cori at (online site for Gala Weddings Magazine) All images from's photo gallery.