Bridal Showers: Which Flowers to Use

shutterstock_150361421At People’s Flower Shops we have helped countless brides plan their bridal showers. We understand the importance that this celebration holds for brides and their friends and family and we enjoy having the opportunity to help others plan their showers.

We understand that there are a variety of different styles and formats that people might want to use in their bridal shower. Some people might want to have a bohemian style shower, particularly in the spring and summer. This type of party has been quite popular in recent years. Other brides want more of a sit-down dinner style shower or they want to have organized events with their favorite group of women.

Regardless of the style shower, we find that flowers make excellent decorations and accessories. They can be used to help create nearly any type of atmosphere desired. Here are three ways that we love using flowers for bridal showers.

Table decorations

At every bridal shower, people will likely be spending some time eating and socializing at the tables, so this is an excellent area to dress up with some flowers. Well placed flowers can help add to the conversation and the atmosphere, but be careful not to block guests’ views of each other, which can hinder socializing. Encourage guests to bring the flowers home at the end of the night so they can continue to be enjoyed even after the party ends.


Use flowers as an original way to dress up party invitations. Order some gorgeous blooms that fit well with the theme of the party and dry and press them onto the invitations. The notes will look lovely and should impress any recipient. To make the theme even more consistent, use the same flowers on the invitations as on the tables at the party. It will help everything tie together nicely.

As hair adornments

Flowers offer such unique beauty that they can be spectacular for wearing in the hair. Flowers can be used by the bridal party or by all the guests. Depending upon personal style, a few select flowers can be tucked behind the year or in a braid or several flowers can be woven together into a crown. The crown in particular fits fabulously for a bohemian style party.


Planning a bridal shower is an exciting part of the wedding planning process. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with a few close people before the actual nuptials. Make the process even more special by including flowers for the party. Use some of the above ideas and get started planning a fantastic bridal shower.

The Top Trends for Upcoming Summer Weddings

shutterstock_143579107Summer wedding season is just around the corner. While it may not seem like summer will ever arrive, wedding planning continues, nevertheless. Here at People’s Flower Shops, we’re excited to embrace top new summer wedding trends. We hope that our wedding clients are as excited as we are.

Bold Colors – A New Summer Trend

According to Bridal Guide, Pantone, the color guru of the fashion and design world, bright color is very trendy this year. Lavender is one of those colors that work well in rustic-themed weddings.

This majestic bouquet combines lighter shades of purple with deep pink, dark purple, creamy-white, and accents of green foliage. A bouquet like this lets a bride add a touch of color without going over the top – especially if she wants to wear a more traditional type of wedding dress. The color in the bouquet can open the door for a bride who wants to be daring by wearing brightly colored shoes.

Pantone Color Called Treetop

Pantone explains that natural green color speaks to fertility and new beginnings. This lush green lets brides incorporate nature into their wedding theme or bouquets, infusing their look with a bit of rustic naturalism. The deep green looks fantastic when it contrasts with other shades of green, as it does in this sophisticated bouquet of orchids, roses, mums, Bells of Ireland, and natural greenery.

Natural greenery bouquet

Natural greenery bouquet

Blush – the 2015 Alternative to White

We aren’t suggesting that white or ivory are going anywhere – much less away. Those are THE traditional bridal colors, and they will always be an important option for brides who want to stick to tradition. Blush is an attractive alternative for brides who want to be different, edgy, or unique.

The Knot is showing several blush-colored dresses from different bridal gown designers. We love this new color and know that it will work with bouquets like a super elegant and sophisticated blush-colored bunch of Calla Lilies. Calla lilies are classic, but simple, and they are equally well-suited to casual or rustic weddings or very formal, white tie celebrations.

Introduce Touches of Nature

Consider something such as a whimsical infusion of bright colors and elements of nature – in the form of lemons and limes. The Knot shows unique centerpieces that combine brightly colored flowers in shades of yellow or green, in bubble bowls that are lined with slices of lemons or limes.

You could also do the same thing with oranges, and orange-colored flowers – one of the surprising new color trends for 2015. Incorporating sliced citrus into reception or cocktail hour arrangements adds a unique bit of elegance to less formal wedding receptions.


Using the Stargazer Lily at Your Wedding

shutterstock_171266801Are you looking for a bold, brilliant flower to add vibrant color to your wedding celebration? The bright pink of the stargazer lily fits the bill perfectly. Peoples Flower Shops will help you incorporate stargazers into your wedding flower plans, so you can showcase this bold, colorful bloom as part of your celebration.

A Flower Representing Celebration, Mystery and Purity

The stargazer is an ideal flower for weddings because of its symbolism. Legend has it that the flower’s creator did not maintain records of the lilies he used to create the hybrid, and thus the flower is shrouded in a sense of mystery. There is much mystery and wonder built into a wedding celebration as well, so this is a good fit.

The stargazer is also known to represent purity, something celebrated in the wedding ceremony as well. It has long been a flower associated with celebration, and what better celebration is there than the wedding celebration? The flower also comes in white, making it perfect for this theme!

Finally, the stargazer lily is the symbol of the fulfillment of a dream, and this is the true story of your wedding day. In every way, the stargazer is ideal for a wedding celebration.

Uses of Stargazer Lilies in Weddings

As you consider ways in which to incorporate the stargazer into your wedding, you will need to consider the size of this flower. Part of the reason it makes such a bold statement is the overall size of the bloom. This makes it a great fit for bouquets and table decor, but not as much for flowers that will be worn. Cascading bouquets filled with stargazers make a bold statement and draw the eye to the beautiful bride. The flower can also be built into contemporary and hand-tied bouquets, when designed carefully.

Of course, decor is a place where the stargazer can truly shine. As you plan the look of your event hall and reception hall, consider places where you can showcase this brilliant flower. Peoeples Flower Shops will be glad to help you design table and ceremony decor around the beautiful and fragrant stargazer lily.