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2014 Bridal Trends To Watch For

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Food, flowers, décor. Follow these tips for a stylish wedding in the coming year: Décor The rustic wedding theme is getting a cosmopolitan update in 2014, according to the experts. “People are tired of the shabby-chic thing, so they’re going for an old world glamour kind of vibe,” says Sara Burnett, the editor of wedding-inspiration blog Burnett’s Boards. Weddings in the coming year…


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Floral Finesse

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:00am

Just as a stunning piece of jewelry can really set off a wedding gown, beautiful blooms are like accessories for your big-day décor. But we’re not just talking decoration here – with countless colors, textures and options for arranging, wedding florals also are an easy way to create the vibe for your event. Petal Planning If you’re a fan of flowers, booking the shop or event designer who…


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Alternative Arrangements

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 03, 2013 at 5:00am

Everyone loves real flowers, but if you’re but if you’re crafty, there are numerous ways to personalize your “floral” design. For example, Karen Bussen, an event expert and author of the “Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2007), suggests making all your bouquets out of ribbon remnants, coiling the pieces into rosette-style shapes and wiring them together. Or y…


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Bling Your Bouquet

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:51am

Bling has been big on the bridal runways for a few seasons now — think shimmering fabrics, sequins, jewels and plumage — but a little luxe embellishment also can lend glam personality to your signature bridal accessory. It’s always gorgeous to add a cameo or some sparkle to your bouquet’s handle (e.g. a rhinestone wrap, buckle or brooch), says Katie Armstrong Althoff, co-owner of Dallas-b…


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10 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:00am

Even budget brides want stunner personal flowers and impactful arrangements. Here are 10 expert tips for getting gorgeous blooms without breaking the bank. 1. Pick seasonal blooms “As spring comes to an end, I realize I’ll miss tulips,” says Tess Kelbaugh, owner of Seattle-based July Floral Design. “They’re economical and there are countless varieties to work with – I love clustering…


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Give Your Event a Fresh Feel

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 21, 2013 at 3:12pm

Just as a stunning piece of jewelry can really set off a wedding gown, beautiful blooms are like accessories for your big-day décor. But we’re not just talking decoration here – with countless colors, textures and options for arranging, your florals also are an easy way to create the vibe for your event. Petal Planning If you’re a fan of flowers, booking the shop or event designer who wil…


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Flowers to Fit Your Theme

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on May 08, 2013 at 1:00am

Wedding Style: Luxe To achieve a glamorous aesthetic, steer toward large statement centerpieces with monochromatic blooms or masses of a single flower type, says Diane Wagner, a New York-based floral designer and author of “Beautiful Wedding Flowers: 350 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces” (Hearst, 2011). All white flowers will always look elegant, and tall arrangements will feel formal and…


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Green on the Scene

article by Megan Patsavas - CTW Features | posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:47am

The Pantone Color Institute’s 2013 Color of the Year gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “going green.” Emerald (Pantone 17-5641) was selected as the new “it” color based on what designers and jewelers around the world are doing, and because of it’s meaning, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Emerald green, as a symbolic color, speaks to…


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Floral terms to know

article by Metro Creative | posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:57am

Before discussing table settings for their weddings, many couples find it helpful to brush up on some floral terminology before visiting florists. It can make you appear more knowledgeable and prepared if you understand what will be discussed and are able to choose what you want. It also helps to ensure your money is being spent in the best way possible. Here are some common and some lesser know…


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Elevate the traditional wedding with contemporary flair

article by ARA Content | posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:16am

If long-standing wedding traditions seem a little confining and out of date for your modern nuptial celebration, you’re not alone. Lifestyles are trending toward practical and tasteful simplification. An easy-going elegance and a balance of formality and fun is now the norm. So you might ask, “How can creative couples introduce more contemporary options to their celebrations yet still craft a memo…


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