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Pantone Colors Include Vibrant Pink, Orange, Blue

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There are many colors represented in the 2017 Pantone trending list, but te color that came out on top for 2017 is Greenery!
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The annual Pantone Color Report is compiled by color experts who analyze the trends on the fashion runways. Inspired by the upcoming year’s collections,  the trending colors for the upcoming season are announced, and the picks influence everything from home design to wedding decor.  The choices for 2017 represent a broad spectrum of colors found in nature but include something for everyone.

Should you choose something from the year’s hottest color schemes, or have your own ideas – the floral design experts at Boyd’s Flowers will professionally match your colors and your dresses with the perfect flowers.
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Wedding Extras and Accents

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Wedding planning is full of choices. Some are big and some are small, but all work together to make your wedding day truly unique, special and personal.  Florally, there are also decisions big and small – from the bridal bouquet and the centerpieces, down to the decorative hairpins, we will help you every step of the way. At Boyd’s Flowers, we work with Wilmington area couples to create their dream wedding day, from start to finish.
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Wedding Trends – Unique Metallic Accents

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The popularity of metallic accents in wedding decor is on the rise, and couples are discovering a wide range of options available to them when planning their big day. Metallics offer so much versatility that they can be used with any color palette, any style of flower and any wedding theme – adding shine, and shimmer and elegance. When looking for the best Wilmington area bridal flowers and reception decor, your choice should be Boyd’s Flowers. And when looking for a creative way to bring your own style and personality into the ambiance, look to metallic accents.
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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Orchid

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One of the most popular flowers that brides choose for their wedding bouquets is the orchid. This exquisite flower embodies luxury, beauty, and love and in that sense, represents a perfect choice for many brides. But although white orchids have traditionally been used in classic cascading bouquets and lush arrangements, today’s brides are often choosing a more modern version of the bridal orchid for their personal flowers and centerpieces. Boyd’s Flowers has been helping Wilmington and Newark couples choose their wedding florals for decades, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.

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There are various types of orchids trending in this season, and the green cymbidium orchid is one of the most coveted. With exquisite color and an exotic aesthetic,  this unique bloom puts a modern spin on the traditional wedding orchid. The cymbidium blends well with many diverse flowers and colors, allowing the intricate artistry and creative design that Boyd’s Flowers’ team is known for.

The popular green color is most often paired with white or cream roses, lilies and hydrangea; it also looks beautiful with shades of purple and pink, or even with interesting succulent elements. If the bride is looking to distinguish her flowers from the rest of the ceremony, will use green orchids with an accent color, which is then repeated throughout the boutonnieres, corsages, cake flowers and centerpieces.  One thing is clear, the vast diversity of the orchid will give the bride a myriad of choices within the species.

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As you begin the process of planning a wedding,  make the decision to include the beauty and natural romanticism that the orchid brings. Whether you have dreams of a classical, extravagant cascading bouquet; or a cake simply adorned with tiny petals, the floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers will listen to your desires, give you suggestions and show you options so that you can make the best possible choice of wedding orchid for your perfect day.
 

Some Responsibilities of the Mother of the Bride

mother of the brideA mother’s work is never done. From the moment she finds out her child will be born until her last days, her love and support is unwavering. As the person who has stood by you through thick and thin, it is only fitting that she assists you on the biggest day of your life. The mother of the bride has traditionally held many responsibilities that are particularly cherished in the heart of every bride.

One of those special moments that transpires between mother and daughter is the purchase of the wedding gown. This symbolic white dress is the focal centerpiece of the day, and seeing the bride walk into the ceremony is one of the most anticipated moments for guests and the groom alike. Not only is the mother of the bride involved in the choice of wedding dress, but she also traditionally helps her daughter to get dressed on the wedding day; placing the veil on her daughter’s head is a particularly meaningful moment between the two.

There are various roles customarily assigned to moms during the wedding planning process; designed to take stress off of the bride and groom as they prepare for their new lives together. The to-do list can seem endless as the big day approaches – therefore, the mother of the bride often takes on the time-consuming tasks of speaking to and confirming with the vendors, and sorting out small issues. And your mother is the perfect point of contact – as the person you trust the most, you know she has your best interest at heart and would never let you down. Not to mention, she’ll be thrilled to help!

At Boyd’s Flowers, we love to see brides and their mothers working together to create a dream wedding day. We offer Wilmington couples beautiful and freshly cut flowers and floral designers that have a deep passion for designing your vision. Give us a call, or stop by with your Mom – let’s get to planning!

Boyd’s Flowers – Wedding Myths & Traditions

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One of the most memorable days in your life is your wedding day. There are countless details to consider; from the day of the proposal until the walk down the aisle and the first dance at the reception. This special day is steeped in customs and rituals that stem from both the culture we live in, and from centuries-old tradition . Many of the accepted elements of a marriage ceremony have unique and interesting beginnings, dating way back in history. And while many remain with us, many traditions have also been left behind; and they now can seem completely bizarre to us in contemporary culture.

One of the most iconic and widely accepted traditions in America – and much of the Western world – is the white wedding dress. You may think that this tradition has always been a part of the wedding culture, but in reality, this trend only came about thanks to England’s Queen Victoria in 1840. She went against tradition and decided to wear white instead of silver, the accepted color of royal weddings – and women have loved the idea ever since.

Superstitions about good and bad luck as it pertains to the wedding have always been prevalent. For instance, it was believed that looking in the mirror right before she left for for the ceremony would bring the bride good fortune. However, checking a mirror while en route to the wedding would result in bad luck. Speaking of bad luck, brides were urged not to look around on their way to their celebration – if they saw a nun or a monk, the marriage was doomed. Couples were also urged not to marry on their birthday, and not to wed on a Friday or Saturday- both bad omens. Aren’t you glad we don’t  have those types of beliefs today?

Whether you are looking to stick to a traditional wedding, or you decide to change things up a bit, we know that the possibilities are endless! Here at Boyd’s Flowers of Wilmington, our designers have helped many excited brides and grooms create their perfect flower arrangements. Allow us to bring your floral dreams to life!

 

Using Tall Wedding Centerpieces on Your Big Day

wedding centerpiecesThe 2016 wedding season is well underway in Wilmington, as brides and grooms who became engaged over the holidays are busy planning their big day. From popular wedding websites, to bridal expos and online photo boards, there are literally thousands of beautiful images to inspire couples. Whatever the color scheme, whatever the theme, the top trends are easily discerned. Those who track such trends give us insight as to what the majority of couples seem to be choosing; yet the beauty of a wedding is that you can design everything, from venue to dresses, to fit your unique style.

 

There are several trends when it comes to florals that are of note. First, while some brides will always love the vibe of brights and neons, these hues seem to be giving way to more vintage blush palettes and cascading, unkempt arrangements that more closely resemble nature. Secondly, the matching uniformity of a traditional wedding is also falling out of vogue; when it comes to bridesmaid dresses and floral arrangements, choices that are similar yet complementary are becoming more popular. Another floral choice that has always been popular, but is definitely trending in this season, is the tall centerpiece. These dramatic arrangements are an ideal design choice, because they easily fit into nearly any venue or reception hall effortlessly.

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The high centerpiece is aesthetically dramatic; filling the empty air in a space with grace and beauty. But as beautiful as the arrangement can be, it is also functionally attractive. Wedding reception photographs are more compelling with the elongated, graceful floral rising above the tabletops; these elegant arrangements also allow for easier interaction for your guests around the table, with the flowers well out of line of sight. With so many ways to incorporate high centerpieces into your décor – from a stalk of gladiolas to orchids in tall, slender vases – it is easy to see why they are so popular this year.

 

When it comes time to design the florals for your wedding, choose Wilmington’s premiere wedding florist. The experts at Boyd’s Flowers have created gorgeous bridal bouquets, altar flowers and venue arrangements for hundreds of Wilmington area couples, and we look forward to helping you to plan your dream wedding day.

 

Because although there will be millions of weddings in 2016, none is more important than yours.

Boyd’s Flowers Favorite Wedding Flowers of 2015

wedding flowers2015 was a great year for weddings at Boyd’s Flower Shop. We design stunning floral arrangements for many Wilmington area events, but without a doubt, weddings are the most meaningful of all celebrations. Before we look ahead to 2016, let’s look back for a moment at a couple of our favorite custom bouquets and arrangements from recent weddings; If you are planning a wedding this year, we hope these photos will provide a creative spark of inspiration.

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Bridal bouquets are often classic and timeless; but if your vision is a bit more colorful and unique, Boyd’s will create a bridal bouquet sure to impress. Calla lilies, succulents and stargazer lilies in unconventional and cascading arrangements make a striking picture as you walk down the aisle.

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Bridesmaids bouquets don’t have to be boring when Boyd’s is designing your flowers – let us help you to work with exotic and non-traditional blooms like orchids and larkspur for gorgeous floral displays.

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When deciding on a floral theme, consider how you can incorporate the elements throughout your venue; by utilizing complementary flowers and accents, the entire venue will be beautifully integrated. This bride and groom chose ivory and cream roses and lilies in a glass cylinder vase; then placed miniature glass vases and a pair of smaller roses on three green leaves for a living place setting. Simply elegant.

 

If you are newly engaged, congratulations! We would love the opportunity to meet with you and talk about the hundreds of ways you can make your wedding extraordinary. Your bouquets, venue décor and altar flowers will go a long way to bringing your dream wedding to life – the experts at Boyd’s Flowers are here to help! We are all looking forward to a great year.

A New Year’s Engagement & Your Wedding Planning

new year's engagementNew Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting days of the year, and it can reach a fever-pitch when you pair the evening with a marriage proposal. From proposals at the stroke of midnight to engagements in the midst of dear friends, a wedding proposal on New Year’s Eve may be just as memorable as the wedding that comes along later. The floral stylists at Boyd’s Flowers will help you choose beautiful flowers for your nuptials.

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Some couples let the season guide their choice of flowers while other couples choose their personal, favorite colors and create meaningful bouquets out of those hues. If you’re not yet set on the colors you want for your wedding, you might think about taking a cue from the Pantone Color Report Spring 2016.

The colors expected to become the most popular of the season run the gamut from soft pinks to bright blues, and you can choose many complementary shades amongst Pantone’s selection. There’s a bluish purple color called “serenity,” which would look gorgeous when presented in a cube of hydrangeas or a towering orchid.

Pinks and purples are ideal for a tranquil spring wedding, but if your wedding will occur on a date that’s closer to summer, you might think about some of the brighter colors in this year’s canvas of popular hues. A vivid shade of yellow called “buttercup” would look gorgeous for the corsages worn by the wedding party and the parents of the couple.

Contrasting Colors for a Vivid Wedding

When we think of wedding colors, we often see subtle, matching shades like pale blue and cornflower or rose and pink. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, the colors this spring can help you design a bright and memorable wedding for your guests. For example, the strong shade of “snorkel blue” would look beautiful alongside the juicy yellow color of “buttercup.”

Imagine your cake flowers decorated with bright yellow and blue flowers with a background of pure white icing. The colors would also look incredible for the bouquets and garlands hung around the reception area. You may also think about choosing one color as your featured color and some matching shades as your support colors.

Close your eyes and imagine your wedding. What colors do you see? While the memory of your New Year’s engagement is still fresh in your mind, it’s time to start planning the wedding!

 

Winter Weddings with Boyd’s Flowers

winter weddingWhile red and purple are often used for winter weddings, you can create a stunning wedding display with something even more simple. Using just white, gray, silver and possibly gold, you can turn your wedding venue into a winter wonderland. Boyd’s Flowers is here to help you with breathtaking winter floral arrangements that will make your venue shine.

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Imagine walking down the isle in your white gown, holding a bouquet with brilliant white lilies, roses and orchids. Whether you choose a classic cascade bouquet or something with a more modern twist, Boyd’s team will design the ideal look, using white blooms and light greenery to accent.

For winter weddings, hand-tied bouquets of white roses are particularly popular. Tie a gray ribbon around the bouquet, and consider adding some pinecones for interest, and you have the ideal look for your festivities. No matter which style you try, Boyd’s Flowers will help you design the exact look you want.

Use White Flowers as Decor

Floral arrangements made with white chrysanthemums and roses capture the essence of winter with a hint of spring. Bring these into your reception hall and ceremony venue to add elegance and beauty to your wedding.

Capitalize on Christmas Lights

While your wedding may not be around Christmas time, this is the season when Christmas lights are readily available. Stock up on white lights to decorate your reception hall. You can also use these on the platform of your venue behind flowing tulle to provide a romantic look to the wedding ceremony itself.

Add in Candlelight

Candles are also readily available in the winter. White and gray candles strategically placed around your reception hall add a warm ambiance to the festivities. All you need to use candles effectively is the candles and some clear glass vases or even some mirrors to set them on.

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If you want to add a little color to your winter wedding, you don’t have to go crazy with deep reds and purples. Instead, bring in a little bit of nature. Holly, pine branches, pine cones, and succulents can accent your white and gray winter wedding and bring in soft color to add interest, without a bright color.

No matter what you choose for your winter wedding, you need the right florist to help. Boyd’s Flowers has a team of wedding floral arrangers who are ready and willing to help. Contact them today to discuss your wedding plans.