Weddings by Anderson Florist Blog
Express your style with flowers
With spring on the horizon and the buds getting ready to bloom, we’re ready to soak up bright colors and pretty petals. For bouquets and centerpieces go for a fresh, modern, and romantic style paired with coral charm peonies and fresh greens galore creating true elegance. Think family style dinners, lots of candle light and of course, loads of gorgeous bloomage. I have a confession to make, I’ve been having a secret love affair with flowers for some time now. They are sometimes tropical, often soft, certainly romantic and always beautiful! Let’s be real, “What girl doesn’t like to get flowers?” They brighten a room, a mood, and lift you up at just the sight of them.
When you think about your Oregon Beach Wedding don’t forget that the bridal bouquet is part of your look and should compliment your style. Are you tropical and bright, care-free and natural, simple and classic or romantic and soft?
Tropical bouquets are fun and bright in color. You can expect to see oranges, purples, pinks, and greens just to name a few. Soft and Romantic Bouquets will include a wide range of pastels and can include a pop of color as seen in this bouquet with the purple
Carefree and natural lend to the look of fresh picked wild flowers hand tied and can come in a variety of colors with yellow being a very popular choice
Simple and classic almost always includes roses. Hydrangeas are a great way to add a touch of romance to your classic bouquet.
Whatever your style, Anderson Florists can design a bouquet that will complete your look and bring out the inner you! Remember, it’s your Oregon Beach Wedding – Your Flowers, Your Style!
Fall is a great season for marriage with a wide choice of romantic flower colors available such as rich oranges, reds and yellows. Knowing a list of what type of flowers are in season during the fall is essential in choosing bouquets that will create that warm authentic feel. Fall wedding flowers have the potential to look fantastic and combining the right assortment will inevitably lead to a look other brides will envy. Anderson Florists has been providing elegant fall flowers with a modern touch for weddings since 1927.
The most popular autumn wedding flower is the majestic mini calla lily which is full of elegance and made up of an incredible range of colors. The calla lily is often the wedding flower that any bride will crave and desire to make their day look elegant and stylish. Another beautiful and classic fall flower is the hydrangea that has qualities to look great in bouquets of all types of flower arrangements. The reason for its versatility is due to the fabulous number of shades. Other great fall wedding flowers include sunflowers, montibretia, tulips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, winter jasmine, zinnia, daisies, iris, and surprisingly roses are becoming another favorite brides choice. Often the magical fall look is achieved by making an arrangement natural and authentic to give a vintage style look or a natural warm autumnal look. Popular fall flowers and more unique fall flowers can be combined to make the perfect fall arrangement.
We have a couple local suppliers of beautiful fresh flowers that will help you cut costs and provide vibrant long lasting flowers for your special day. Flowers that are grown in Tillamook include: calla lilies, dahlias, hydrangeas, montibretia to name a few.
Imagine having a beautiful bouquet of rust and gold flowers, succulents, roses with a collar of fall leaves.
The simple look of a single type of flower bouquet is always a nice choice whether it be calla lilies, asiatic lilies, gerbera daisies, sunflowers or roses.
On trend is the glitzy rustic glam wedding. With mason jars, burlap, vintage lace and babies breath creating the perfect table setting. We can attach a beautiful vintage broche to the front of your bouquet, and if you don’t have one from Grandma. We may have the perfect one in stock at our gift shop.
Some great unique venues to get married in the fall are the Camp Turnaround LLC in Gales Creek Oregon, Pelican Pub in Pacific City Oregon, Tillamook Forest Center located on Highway 6.
When most people think of a wedding bouquet, they instantly think roses and lilies. But what flowers come to mind for a winter wedding? Most brides like adding a touch of the season to their bouquet or arrangements. The fragrance and contrast from the winter greens is always an exquisite touch to your bouquets. Let the friendly staff at Anderson florists help you choose the perfect flowers for the style and theme of your wedding.
Some beautiful floral choices for the winter season are:
Agapanthus – firework-like flower available in a wide range of colors.
Amaryllis – very large, trumpet shaped winter-blooming flower.
Brunia – ball-like flower; beautiful in silver.
Calla Lily – elegant flower available in almost any color. Picasso calla lilies have become very popular with brides that want a pop of purple to their bouquet.
Dusty Miller - arguably the most winter-friendly stem of them all, mimics the beauty of a frosted snowy day.
Eryngium – also known as Sea Holly, is a blue, star-like flower.
Freesia – heavenly fragrance and wide range of colors.
Kale – beautiful with flowers, this out-of-the-garden bloom is available in purple, white and green.
Lisianthus – this is my favorite flower, its soft petals make up a beautiful wild rose shape. It comes in a true purple shade that is hard to find with other flowers.
Narcissus – beautiful spring flower, means luck.
Star of Bethlehem – beautiful flower with unique spike at the tip.
Wax flower – small, unique flower adds texture to any arrangement. This filler has a sweet honey fragrance.
White flowers that give a snowy impression include the Stephanotis, Lily, Orchid and Stock. Light blue flowers such as Hydrangea, Iris, Grape Hyacinth and the snowflake-shaped Thistle would add dazzling accents of color. Rose petals and silver confetti can unite to adorn the aisle and tabletops. Perfect for bouquets and boutonnieres, these flowers can also be incorporated into table centerpieces. Place white flowers into crystal vases or upon mirrors to create a sparkling effect. Candles add romantic lighting and warmth to the decor.
Spring is my favorite time of year for flowers. Everything looks so bright, fresh and colorful. The fragrance from some unique flowers like lilacs, peonies, freesia and lilies takes my breath away.
Spring is about freshness, new beginnings, whimsical gowns, romantic and dreamy colors, cool breezes, soft sunshine and even refreshing rainy days.
The soft pastel colors make up a wonderful color palette for this time of year. On trend are peachy corals, soft pinks and icy blues. There are so many textures of flowers that can make up an appealing design to a spring bouquet. Like the flowing ruffles of a wedding gown, flowers like stock add such a nice interest to the classic bouquet.
Floral crowns are not only for the flower girl anymore. There are a wide array of flowers that can accent your wedding attire. Beautiful garden roses, berries, babies breath, and eucalyptus make up a floral crown fit for a queen.
Summer is by far the most popular season to get married. Warm days and beautiful sunsets at the beach make a gorgeous backdrop to an Oregon coast wedding. There are also lots of rustic weddings planed on ranches or surrounding coastal rivers.
Summer color flowers are so vibrant and fresh smelling. The most popular color this year is coral. Also very popular are shades of blue: teal, aqua and tiffany make the perfect complement to a beach wedding.
The vintage tradition lives in flowers such as garden roses, hydrangeas, Queen Ann’s lace, and dahlias. Use burlap and lace wrapped stems to add a nice touch to the hand tied arrangement.
Floral arbors make a stunning backdrop to a summer wedding.
Forget the rice, the newest trend that is bio degradable is throwing wild flower seeds at a wedding. Or send your guest home with a package of flower seeds to plant as a sentimental gift.
Fill the aisle with fluffy rose petals at the ceremony. Adorn the front of the aisle with large arrangements on either side to compliment the beautiful ocean behind the bride and groom.
We are here to help you make your special day perfect. So let Anderson Florists assist you in finding the wedding flowers of your dreams.
Horizonal Bridal Bouquet
Modern brides are loving the horizontal bouquet trend! Greens going every which way with lush bloom tucked in tight create a whimsical and ethereal look. These stunning bouquets range in size from big to small with a multitude of greens in every color, shape, size and texture.
Get this look:
The key to creating this type of bouquet is by making your greenery the star of the show and adding in a few extra-large blooms or clusters of smaller blooms.
Here are my favorite greens for creating that oh so drapey style…
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Herb Bay Leaf
Best Extra Large Blooms for that boho bride vibe:
Crescent Bridal Bouquet
Crescent bridal bouquets have also become a very popular choice in recent years. Crescent-shaped bridal bouquets allow the flowers to flow freely in a half moon shape and it allows the blooms to stand out on their own in a more natural way. To create your own crescent-shaped bouquet, stick with a mix of greenery with a natural drape like eucalyptus, cascading ivy, or Italian ruscus. Think of loose aromatic mixtures of garden flowers like ranunculus, peonies, snapdragons, and berries for interest. What makes crescent different from horizontal is the placement of the greenery. With crescent the flowers and greenery intermingle together and horizontal the greens extend the shape of the arrangement.