Organic Botanical Floral Inspiration

garden wedding inspiration bouquet

Did you catch our first editorial of the day? If not, you should most definitely backtrack to see some gorgeous bridal fashion inspiration. Next up, a beautiful styled shoot that’s all about another one of our favorite pieces of the wedding puzzle: florals. Janie of JM Flora Design (and The Bride’s Cafe!) must have known the way to our hearts when she styled this lovely editorial, inspired by a backyard garden and a spool of blue ribbon. The florals you’ll see, captured on camera by Alisandra Photography, incorporate some truly perfect colors and textures for fall (and thankfully Janie shares some of the names of the unique blooms she used a bit later in the post!). We know we’ll be pinning some of these pretties for our upcoming holiday tables + to share with friends who are getting married in the cold weather months. What about you?

From Janie, Our “Let Love Grow” photoshoot was created to provide perfect inspiration for the bride who sees herself walking down the aisle barefoot – at an indoor or outdoor venue. Our beautiful florals set the tone of our shoot, showcasing bright color and backyard greenery. The bouquet was wrapped in Silk and Willow’s plant-dyed silk ribbon, providing an organic and elegant finishing touch to this wildflower-inspired bouquet.

garden inspired bride

blue ribbon wrapped bouquet

garden inspired bouquet

garden flower hair piece

garden inspired bride

The bouquet and floral crown showcased an eclectic mix of florals – baby eucalyptus, ranunculus, thistle, Snow on the Mountain, Matsumoto aster, rice flower, tansy, astilbe, and coleus – that added pops of color and a delightful brightness, seamlessly contrasting our bride’s incredible curls and lacey, bohemian gown. We love how the editorial evokes touches of a garden’s organic beauty in a crisp, simple setting.

garden flower hair piece

buoquet on a vintage stool

garden inspired bouquet

garden inspired bouquet

branches with embroidery hoops

Loving those lace embroidery hoops!

branches with embroidery hoops

garden inspired bride

blue ribbon wrapped bouquet

let love grow ribbon

Thanks so much, Janie, for the beautiful floral inspiration! Are any brides-to-be carrying a bouquet or wearing a flower crown with a similar aesthetic? Whether similar or different, we’d love to hear about your floral design plans + inspiration!

photography: Alisandra Photography // florals: Janie Medley Flora Design and The Bride’s Cafe // event design: Tart Event Co. // dress: Gossamer // makeup: Erika Nixon // ribbon: Silk and Willow // model: Tori

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Beautiful Jewelry for Your Wedding with Delilah K

Delilah K Bridal

Calling all fellow accessory lovers! We’re excited to share a great go-to resource you may not yet know about for gorgeous jewelry + accessories at affordable and designer prices – Delilah K. With an eye toward fashion trends and a love for the classics, Delilah K has an expertly curated specialty collection dedicated to just bridal accessories, as well as broad collection of on-trend jewelry for every occasion. So, if you’re a beaming bride-to-be, you’re sure to find the right sparkle for your special day. Or, if you’re like us and are constantly hunting for that perfect everyday essential that can easily transition from day to night, the search will finally be over when you browse Delilah K’s curated collections.

Delilah K Jewlery

Delilah K offers unparalleled customer service and shopping support for any customer looking for something special. Shoppers can email Delilah herself (styleme@delilahk.com) to find out what style best accents her look/dress, which pieces offer versatility, how an item can be added to a hairstyle or handbag, what items are the most on-trend etc. Pretty amazing, right? Also amazing? These pretty boho earrings below. We’ll take one of each, please! :)

Delilah K Jewlery

Delilah K Bridal Jewelry

The Delilah K woman (and bride!) is confident in expressing herself through her accessories; mixing costume jewelry with designer pieces in a way that is both practical and aspirational. Their philosophy is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look fashionable, but the confidence and positive energy you project by wearing something you love is priceless. We couldn’t agree more!

And lucky ladies, we’re thrilled to share you’ll receive 25% off site wide with code GWS25off at checkout!

New product is added every week and with a soon-to-launch rewards program for points earned on purchases, the Delilah K shopping experience is about to get even better. Be sure to sign up for newsletters and invite your friends to learn about Delilah K to receive special credit towards a future purchase.

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Bridal Inspiration from the Russian Ballet

dark and moody ballet inspiration

Today, we’re sharing some super gorge inspiration plucked from two of our favorite wedding components. First up, fashion (and you’ll have to wait just a bit to see what we’ve chosen for our next feature!). Inspired by a Russian ballet article in The New Yorker, this editorial, conceptualized and photographed by Jen Huang, is a look at the hardship and darkness behind Russian ballet, but translates that drama into something lasting and beautiful.

We recently shared BHLDN’s Fall 2014 collection, which was also inspired by the ballet (but perhaps the lighter side of it) and we have to say we’re loving every angle of expressive dance for bridal inspiration! We’re finding that the layers + tulle, and the moody textures + hues, channel a certain sophistication + elegance that just feels so right for fall + winter bridal style…

pink ballet shoes

loose branch florals

New York-based talent, Sarah of Saipua, worked her floral magic, using rich, moody tones + interesting textures to keep up with the shoot’s cultivated aesthetic. 

cherry blossom florals

pink and gray dress

ballet bun hairstyle

ballet bun hairstyle

beaded pink dress

loose branch florals

dark and moody ballet inspiration

dark and moody ballet inspiration


Loving these ballet-inspired looks? Check out a few of our current favorite dresses that match this style and would make perfect wedding or bridesmaid dresses!

adriana papel dress

ballet shoes and tights

glass dome of florals

cherry blossom branches

calligraphy

black tuell ballet dances

ballet flats

black tulle ballet dancer

hellebores

black mermaid dress

black mermaid dress

loose yellow centerpiece

black tulle ballet dancers

So stunning, right? Be sure to pop by a bit later to see another great feature, because sometimes it’s nice to focus on one element of the wedding at a time, don’t you think? Thanks so much to the very talented team of creatives for sharing this gorgeous bridal inspiration with us today!

photographer: Jen Huang // florals: Saipua // location: Saipua Studio in Red Hook Brooklyn, New York // calligraphy: Jen Huang Art // wedding dresses: Oscar De La Renta via Nearly Newlywed // hair: Styles on B // makeup: Jessa Blades // ballet wear: Capezio

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