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Add a little flair to your wedding day with bold flowers and flashy cakes.
A gorgeous bouquet of cymbidium is adorned with green silk ribbon and bead clusters. Behind, the unusual spherical blooms of craspedia create a sleek, modern bouquet.
Use a signature blue hue made popular by Tiffany to give your cake an elegant air. This cake is covered entirely in hand-rolled, hand-cut Belgian chocolate, which also forms the flowers.
Use red dahlia as the focal point of a boutonniere, paired with dahlia buds. Dahlias are late summer and early autumn flowers and come in the fall hues of orange, red, gold, and deep pink. Create an arrangement that include dahlia, dahlia buds, and curled red wire.
Use a circle of pristine turf to hold guests' table assignments. Color is subtly infused into the arrangement with rose petals. A yellow ribbon is wrapped around the base of the sod.
This bold red bouquet proclaims the color in foliage, flower, and fruit. Multipetal round ranunculus and yellow-streak red tulips make up the floral portion of the arrangement. Cherry-red crab apples and miniature apples share fruit delights, and burning bush twigs supply foliage.
Twin cakes sport jaunty frosting dots and are adorned with floral initials. Make the initials with flower petals wired or glued to a wire form. This look is easy to make and can be used at home for a smaller wedding, bridal shower, or reception.
Hydrangeas bloom profusely in summer, making them a good choice for an at-home wedding. Create a centerpiece using an interesting urn and only one type of flower.
Surprise details give your wedding decorations personality. Little touches such as beeswax-wrapped votives candles and stuffed terra-cotta pots add texture and enhance a garden-themed wedding.
A magenta-tipped yellow rose wrapped with grass leaves is an elegant and artful take on the boutonniere. It's a lovely complement for a bridal bouquet made of the same roses and a few loops of grass.
Striped chocolate wraps on a three-layer wedding cake rendered in shades of olive green and cream create a modern look. Each cake layer is wrapped with a band of slightly taller chocolate, creating a lip in which to nestle and drape roses cut and shaped from striped chocolate.
Purple and blue are perfect partners when tempered with a touch of green. Pompom-like purple allium and pale blue delphinium rise above clusters of ripe grapes. Snippets of grapevine are tucked into the arrangement for a touch of green.
Use curling petals of pink-and-yellow gloriosa lilies to soften the minimalist appearance of the bold yellow calla lilies. Two very sturdy flowers, calla lilies and gloriosa lilies will look fresh all the way through the last dance.
Topped by a modern mix of cake-safe fresh flowers and a jeweled pin, this multilevel cake features a motif of both real and frosting flowers.
Violet-blue grape hyacinths are petite spring beauties. Use a single-flower approach to create a distinctive centerpiece with this much-loved flower.