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This little beauty is a humble edition to any arrangement. It never tries to steal the spotlight but in my opinion does so much to enhance the look.

Scabiosa lends itself well to natural themes and being in season during spring and summer it pairs as beautifully with pastelly coloured fluffy flowers as it does natural tones and a more rustic or whimsical look.

Flores Del Sol & JL Designs

The bouquet features echeveria succulents, Champagne and Metallina roses, scabiosa pods, smoke bush, unripe blackberries, and peach hypericum made by housemartin,  and the gorgeous hairpiece seen on Brooklyn Bride

This bouquet freshens things up using peach calla lilies, pink roses, fiddlehead ferns, scabiosa pods and more, by Branch Out Floral and Event Design in San Francisco.

image found via brushfire photography

by finch and thistle

this happy wedding  and its bouquet I found at Calie Rose

bouquet bouquet

these couple of images below from designs by audrey are just beautiful!!

and some more cute boutenneires…

The above image includes white and yellow ranunculus, beige scabiosa pods, white lisianthus, yellow billy balls and gray dusty miller I found on bouquet bridal

This one below from sweet pea floral is so colourful and stunning…I had to give it two images!!! I love that thank’s to a brides relaxed vision, the designer was free to collect the most charismatic flowers from the market.  Orange dahlia, coral zinnia, fuchsia anemone, purple sweet pea, red cockscomb, red and green ranunculus, scabiosa pods, english lavender, and veronica. LOVE IT!!!

simple classic combination of dusty miller, ivory roses and scabiosa pods. found here

found at love & lavender

found here

unruly things

Scabiosa is not the star of the show…but sure is one hell of  support act with so many different styles!!!

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I have spoken a little about my love of peach coloured flowers in a wedding,…I could see myself as peach/apricot bride, but at the flower shop, these brides seem to be the hardest to please! Peach is such a varied range of colours, it could be a bit more orange, it could be a bit more pink….

This past weekend at work we had a peach bride and she was not happy with her bouquets…. so here we were, 10mins before they walk down the aisle,  madly remaking bouquets!! Not something I would recommend for anyones stress levels!! She didnt think that the flowers were ‘peach’ coloured, so opted to exchange flowers for a white option.

Now, the consensus i am getting from my workplace is that there just isnt many options for peach flowers. I understand that it is a difficult to define colour but since I am madly in love this coloured flower, I want to to do some digging around to see what potential peach(ish) flowers exist for all you future peach brides!

Well, first up would have to be the rose, a elegant option year round.

Varieties below found at fifty flowers

Versilia

Versilia (Blown)

Creamy peach/ peachy surprise sweetheart rose

donna peach rose

Azafran

Prima donna

Cinnamon Peach

Isis

Osiana

Personally, I prefer the look of the garden rose…it suits peach so much!!!

These different varieties I found at a whole blossoms

Juliet Garden Rose (my fav!!! love its shape and texture, just look at those ruffles!)

Caramel Antique Garden Rose Peach Cream

Other flowers that have a peach appearance…

Mozart peach mini calla

carnation

carnation

mini carnations

gerbera

Alstromeria

ranunculus

Hypernicum berries

And for another of my favourite flowers… Dahlias…in peach!!!

Dahlia

Ball Dahlias

There are many other flowers and varieties that can pass as peach but depending on mother nature, lighting, what they are paired with and personal opinion…anyone could disagree! Im sure you will agree that ‘peach’ can mean so many colours and I now understand why it is so hard to please a peach bride!

I am starting to believe that peach in a wedding should be selected with another colour…like peach and creams, or peach and yellows and peach whites….as this colour flower tends to have a tinge of something else in each shade. And I prefer a mix of different flowers for texture and best effect. Here is a little peach inspiration to finish off…

The next 3 images are from the sweetest occasion. Love this wedding

I think the moral of the story is that if you see yourself as a peach/ apricot bride…remember all these images and remember how peach can mean so many different things! But personally, I think if its what you want, its worth persevering!…I know I will! (Just arm yourself with an image of what you want, aim for the ‘look or feel’ and try to be forgiving on the day as mother nature doesn’t always conform to your colour chart!)

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Since I was on the topic of Boutonnieres, I just wanted to share a couple more bout finds!

Definitely high on my list of favs!Somehow masculine and feminine all at the same time!

 and I think this is the whole set of matching boutonnieres from la partie events

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Since I am on the topic of Boutonnieres, I thought I would pull together a collection of cute bouts from across the web. I spend alot of hours making these little guys during the wedding season! I have been trained that the best flowers to suggest are the rose (both traditional and spray), calla lilies and Orchids. They work, last the distance and come in a variety of colours…but I am so bored of them!!

So, I am looking for a little inspiration here. I have opted for more hardy plant choices as the guys are generally not as gentle as us girls.

I tend to enjoy a simpler bout, and these fall inspired ones are just delightful…

Two of my fav things to go in a guys bout is a succulent and/or a craspedia flower. I find them fun, modern and masculine!

above bout from la partie events (and my personal FAV bout at the moment,…..the twine…it gets me every time!)

I do love the idea of a herb in a boutonneire also, can you imagine the scent as he runs around hugging his guests?

and finally a flower. This is adorable but just beware the Dahlia is a fragile choice!

the search continues……

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I did a little boutonniere making and thought I might share!

A very simple design with (homemade) fiddlesticks, a feather, dusty miller and some purple ribbon to finish it off. It took no time to make at all but I think it would look lovely at a more relaxed, quirky wedding for a  groom looking to break away from a conventional rose.

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