The Calla Lilly might be unique this way: picture one, and poof! — like Aladdin’s lamp, you’re suddenly visualizing an entire wedding, down to the bridal attire, centerpieces, the cake. In this … the ability to inspire a whole scene from a single flower … the Calla probably beats out its friendly rival, the rose. …

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Hi — I’m getting married in June next year and I really like the idea of combining fuchsia with some kind of orange. But I’m having trouble finding the right flowers if I dress my bridesmaids in that color. Can you help me — and reassure me that these colors aren’t too loud? — Kristina …

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There’s reason behind the old saying, “fresh as a daisy.” Because when brides of all ages want to express the youthful side of love, nothing beats the daisy in all its guises: from the traditional Shasta, with its echoes of nostalgia and innocence, to the practically-punk Gerber and its contemporary colors. Demure Shasta Style No …

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by Liztiany Zakaria First, it helps to know a few basics. Wedding bouquets come in three basic styles: cascade, round or posy, and hand-tied. As its name suggests, the cascade bouquet is shaped like a waterfall, with more flowers on top and some flowers flowing downwards. It’s mixed with some greenery for a natural look. …

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Pause to take a mental poll. How many weddings have you attended where the bride and bridesmaids walked down the aisle like they were lugging bowling balls, not an artful arrangement of blooms? I don’t know why either the wedding planners or florists aren’t teaching wedding parties how to hold their bouquets properly. After all, …

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The cherry blossom theme’s a bit of a find (much like that man of yours). You won’t find it dominating back-to-back receptions from June to August — yet it draws on color and thematic trends that couldn’t be fresher. Cherry blossoms are beloved: by the Chinese, the Japanese, fashionistas, home decorators, girly-girls and poets. They …

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The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. — John Boyle O’Reilly There’s no getting around it — the rose says romance like no other flower. Yet the meaning behind the rose isn’t simple. Below the blooms lie …

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