Celebrating Individuality With Floral Mix-Ins

According to the dictionary online, another definition for flower is, “the finest individuals out of a number of people or things.” It’s interesting to note that one of the staples in a wedding ceremony is the flower, as it provides a spectrum of colors in celebrating, “the finest individual” we’ve chosen to join in our journey.

Sweet as honey, wooden honey sticks and yellow flowers speak of spring Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Sweet as honey, wooden honey sticks and yellow flowers speak of spring
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Butterflies flutter over this wedding cake Image provided by Kevin Covey Weddings and Events, Photography by Karen French Photography

Butterflies flutter over this wedding cake at Rancho Las Lomas.
Image provided by Kevin Covey Weddings and Events
Photography by Karen French Photography

As such, when choosing your flower arrangements, much like choosing your life partner, your personal tastes provide that personal touch to your day.  But what if there was a way to add a little something extra to your flower arrangements? “Floral mix-ins!” What if your use of flowers extended beyond that to other types colorful arrangements?

Feathers add a soft, romantic look Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Feathers add a soft, romantic look
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

The Personal Touch

There are many ways to add specific touches to your wedding arrangements. Spring is abuzz with sunshine, birds singing and the sweet aroma of nectar in the air. What better way to celebrate your spring wedding than with a flower arrangement that includes springtime blossoms? Including wooden honey sticks, button chrysanthemums, and fragrant eucalyptus with your sunny bouquets invites your guests to engage all their senses.

Creative Additions

Flowers aren’t the only way to add colorful enhancements to your day. Think wings, eggs and feathers. Peacock, ostrich or pheasant feathers can add depth and color to your arrangements. Silk butterflies make great additions to bouquets and table arrangements for springtime weddings. Ostrich feathers can be died to match your color scheme and make a stunning addition to flowers or an attractive focal point sans-flowers. Add a touch of color to candle holders by adding faux pearls, ribbon, a sequined or beaded flower and a feather for a hint of softness!

Happy Planning!

Images provided by: Organic Elements Event Design, Kevin Covey Weddings and Events,
A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production
, Square Root Floral Design, Hulse Photography, True Photography, The Finishing Touch Event Design, Renae’s Bouquet, Barbara Alessandra Photography, Curtis Dahl Photography, Karen French  Photography and Linda Chaja Photography

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Gilt palm fronds add a touch of elegance Image provided by Square Root Floral Design, Photography by Curtis Dahl

Gilt palm fronds add a touch of elegance
Image provided by Square Root Floral Design, Photography by Curtis Dahl

Christmas ornaments add sparkle to dark red bouquets Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Christmas ornaments add sparkle to dark red bouquets.
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Flowers and ostrich feathers set the stage for an elegant event Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Flowers and ostrich feathers set the stage for an elegant event.
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Flowers, feathers and gilt corn husks combine in creative way Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design, Photography by True Photography

Flowers, feathers and gilt corn husks combine in creative way.
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Photography by True Photography

Creative use of feathers in place of flowers for a modern event Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design, Photography by True Photography

Creative use of feathers in place of flowers for a modern event.
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design
Photography by True Photography

Peacock feathers replace flowers in these keepsake bride's maid bouquets Image provided by Renae's Bouquet

Peacock feathers replace flowers in these keepsake bride’s maid bouquets.
Image provided by Renae’s Bouquet
Photography by Linda Chaja Photography

Feathers create a modern style Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Feathers create a modern style.
Image provided by The Finishing Touch Event Design

Ribbon, pearls and sequins decorate this candle holder Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design, Photography by True Photography

Ribbon, pearls and sequins decorate this candle holder.
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design
Photography by True Photography

Seashells add a be beachy touch to this bride's bouquet Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Seashells add a beachy touch to this bride’s bouquet.
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design

Grape vines add structure to this centerpiece Image provided by A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production

Grape vines add structure to this centerpiece.
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Fish and sea shells add a fun touch to a clear vase Image provided by Kevin Covey Weddings and Events, Photography by Barbara Alessandra Photography

Fish and sea shells add a fun touch to a clear vase.
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Photography by Barbara Alessandra Photography

A little bling catches the light in this bouquet Image provided by Hulse Photography

A little bling catches the light in this bouquet.
Image provided by Hulse Photography

White ostrich feathers create a lovely base for bright flowers Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design, Photography by True Photography

White ostrich feathers create a lovely base for bright flowers
Image provided by Organic Elements Event Design
Photography by True Photography

Feathers create a whimsical touch in this design Image provided by Lois Mathews Floral Elements

Feathers create a whimsical touch in this design.
Image provided by Lois Mathews Floral Elements