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From Our Backyard: Flowers From Our Back Patio, Actually

In my humble opinion, flowers are the most important element in setting the tone of your big day. This year wedding flowers are dramatic and meaningful. Based on emerging trends, we have a few tips to consider when planning your bridal bouquet and centerpieces:

1. Saturated Color – Bold, bright color is back! Instead of multi-color arrangements, choose your favorite dramatic hue and vary the type and texture of the flowers.

2. Heirloom Pieces – Everything from brooches to pearls are being used to make bouquets beautiful, and they make a fabulous keepsake for your bridal party. For the bridal bouquet, incorporate a “something borrowed” family heirloom like grandma’s antique hatpin.

3. Something Old – Lace is a popular way to wrap the stems of bouquets. Incorporate small pieces into boutonnieres to tie it all together!

4. Anemones Are In – Anemones are delicate flowers from the buttercup family that come in white, purple, pink, and red shades. They are available from late December to late June.

5. Be square – Instead of a boutonniere or handkerchief in the pocket of the groomsmen’s’ tuxedos, try a small flower arrangement designed to slip into the pocket.