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Which Bridal Bouquet is Right for You?

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Choosing a bridal bouquet can be daunting. On top of the colors and the flower types, there are endless options for the shape and style of your bouquet. We’ll explore three of the most popular bouquet designs that are always in fashion, to help you decide which fits your own personal aesthetic.

  • Round: Modern, Clean, Romantic

When you imagine your wedding, do the words “timeless,” “fairy-tale,” and “classic” enter your mind? If so, a round bouquet might be right for you. In bright colors, or in simply stunning shades of white and ivory, a round bouquet is eternally chic.

Clockwise from top right: Shannon Skloss Photography, Andrea Elizabeth Photography, Cristina Wisner Photography
  • Cascade: Timeless, Elegant, Dramatic

A cascading bouquet is one of the most traditional styles of bridal bouquet–and for good reason! Modern touches make this bouquet a perfectly timely choice for brides looking to make a statement.

Clockwise from top right: Stephanie Brazzle Photography, Apryl Ann Photography, The Mamones
  • Organic: Creative, Bohemian, Whimsical

An organic bouquet has a looser structure, with more natural elements built in. Full of texture and flowing greenery, an organic bouquet complements a free-spirited celebration effortlessly.

Clockwise from top right: Shannon Skloss Photography, Haley Katherine Photography, Murphy and Grace

 

Freesia Loves Sarabeth Events!

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Sarabeth Quattlebaum of Sarabeth Events is an award-winning weddings and events planner, dedicated to attention to detail and flawless event execution. Freesia has been lucky enough to work with her on many weddings and events throughout the years (like at PalmWood Events!), so we asked her a few questions about how she got her start.

Photo by Amy Karp Photography, Floral by Freesia

Sarabeth is a Dallas native, “Born and raised in Dallas, y’all.” She knew she wanted to be a planner when she attended her first wedding show in 2004 while working for a local bridal gown studio. She loved talking all things events with the brides and vendors, and knew she wanted to snag an internship and start from the ground up. “I still remember that like it was yesterday,” she said, “I even remember the outfit I was wearing (so 2000’s!).”

Photo by Amy Karp Photography, Floral by Freesia

Since then, she started her own company, Sarabeth Events, and built her own team. “I intentionally grew my team and company slowly. I want each bride to feel as if she’s our only bride! Most of my team has been with me from the beginning and I am the luckiest person alive to have them as my second family.”

Photo by Amy Karp Photography, Floral by Freesia

While each member of her team has a different working and planning style, Sarabeth describes her own style as “clean, timely, organized, and FUN!” Recently, while her team handles the wedding department, she has transferred over to corporate and non-profit event planning. But she could never leave wedding planning completely–”Sometimes you’ll even find me assisting my team on a wedding because I miss weddings so much!”

Photo by Amy Karp Photography, Floral by Freesia

Her favorite part of the job is the challenge of taking a vision and transforming it to reality. “I love watching guests as they enter a perfectly designed event and welcoming them with warm hospitality.”

Photo by Amy Karp Photography, Floral by Freesia

Sarabeth advises brides looking for a planner to trust their gut. “Don’t only shop for price! I would recommend interviewing a few wedding planners and going with your heart. You two will be spending a lot of time together and you should get along, the conversation should flow freely and you should be able to say to your friends ‘my planner totally gets me’.”

Photo by Don Mamone, Floral by Freesia

Looking back at her career so far, Sarabeth remembers a funny moment from one of her very first weddings. “You may have heard of a little, awesome band we have here in Dallas, Emerald City. Dino (the owner of the band) came up to me and asked me where the green room was. My response: ‘There’s not a room here that’s green’ (insert facepalm here). I quickly learned after several other events that a green room was a place where the band congregates on breaks. I still laugh at myself often and learn something new at every, single event.”

Photo by Don Mamone, Floral by Freesia

Regarding the future of Sarabeth Events, Sarabeth is most looking forward to focusing on the corporate division. “We have some exciting events coming up in Denver, Florida, and Necker Island. It’s a lot of work but it’s a good challenge! It’s going to be an amazing year.”

Many thanks to Sarabeth Quattlebaum, and to the Sarabeth Events team! We always love working with them and know that you will too for your next wedding or corporate event!

Freesia Loves PalmWood Events!

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PalmWood Events is Fort Worth’s leading event and conference venue. They are dedicated to creating the perfect moment, with full service custom catering, stunning skyline views, and a modern gallery style setting. Their professional event staff can help with any event, from small meetings to large wedding receptions. It was a pleasure to work with them to create a stunning and intimate wedding ceremony and reception look.

Fabulous Event Professional Team

Planning & Design: Sarabeth Events

Venue: PalmWood Events

Photographer: Amy Karp Photography

Flowers & Candles: Freesia

Makeup: Lip Service Makeup

Paper: Paper Planet Designs

Rentals: Marquee Rentals Dallas

Cake: Creme de la Creme Cake Company

Gown: Bliss Bridal

Winter Wedding at The Joule

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Today is the second anniversary of Carl and Brentton’s wedding at The Joule! The night was a sophisticated and luxurious winter wonderland. Freesia was honored to be involved, tying in festive seasonal touches. It was a pleasure to work alongside Dallas’ top event professionals to make it an unforgettable event.

Outstanding Vendors

Planning: Hitched Events

Floral: Freesia

Venue: The Joule

Linens: BBJ Linen

Photography: Shannon Skloss

Entertainment: Leforce Entertainment

Lighting: Beyond Lighting

Paper: 5 by 7 Designs

Baker: Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

Grooms’ Suiting: Tom Ford

Wedding Floral Trend: Tropicals

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While roses and hydrangea are romantic and timeless staples of the bridal bouquet, some edgier additions are trending that pack some serious punch in the way of texture, color, and form. Orchids, anthuriums, proteas, and other tropical flowers and foliage have been popping everywhere–and not just in beach weddings! Curious about adding some tropical touches to your wedding? We’ll walk you through some of the flower types we love that will give you that unique touch.

 

Orchids

Phalaenopsis, or moth orchids, are an elegant variety that comes in many bright colors, and striped and spotted patterns. Cattleyas, vandas, and mokaras are other orchid types that come in every color of the rainbow.

Pomp & Splendour, Photographed by Sayher Heffernan
Intic Design, Photographed by Tracy Enoch
Coco Rose Design, Photographed by Anna Delores
Freesia Dallas, Photographed by Shannon Skloss
Freesia Dallas, Photographed by Amy Karp
Prestige Floral Studio, Photographed by Rachel Peters
Freesia Dallas, Photographed by Apryl Ann

Anthurium

Anthuriums can be an eye-grabbing statement element of a bouquet, or a subtle accent.

Bridal Musings, Photographed by Maui Maka
Celsia Florist, Photographed by Kat Willson
Inessa Nichols Design, Photographed by Jennifer Sosa
Bouwer Flowers, Photographed by Debbie Lourens
New England Flower Co, Photographed by Ode Studios
Natural Art Flowers, Photographed by Katie Grant Photography

Proteas

The king protea is a showstopper in a bridal bouquet, centerpiece, or arch installation. Pink mink proteas are a similar but smaller variety. Pincushion proteas get their name from the “pincushion” shape–a uniquely distinct texture in an arrangement. The aptly named blushing bride protea has a softer look that’s sure to stun.

Betty Flowers Santorini, Photographed by Anna Roussos
DIY, Photographed by Wendy Laurel
Rachel Mercier Design, Photographed by Tory Williams
Sachi Rose

Tropical Leaves

Monsteras, palms, banana trees, aralia and ferns all have distinctive foliage that is attention-grabbing. Adding them to a bridal bouquet creates interesting contrast, and just a few leaves in a centerpiece can transform your event to a tropical paradise!

 

 

Blade Floral Design, Photographed by Amber Gress

 

Bouwer Flowers, Photographed by Debbie Lourens
Posh Petals, Photographed by Ashley Slater Photography
Freesia Dallas, Photographed by Amy Karp
Poppies & Posies, Photographed by Shannen Norman

Fairytale Wedding at The Omni Dallas Hotel

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Staci and David’s summer wedding at The Omni Dallas Hotel was a bright celebration of summer, with a whimsical twist. Freesia was thrilled to bring that vision to life, with shades of striking violet and vibrant pinks. It was an honor to be involved, alongside all of the outstanding event professionals who made it such a beautiful day for the couple.

Fabulous Vendors

Planning: The Creative Touch Events

Floral: Freesia

Venue: Omni Dallas Hotel

Linens: BBJ Linen

Photography: Shannon Skloss

Videography: Thompson Pictures

Reception Entertainment: In10City Band

Paper: Carlson Craft

Baker: Sweet Thangs by Lo

Chuppah: Father of the Bride Rentals

Hair and Makeup: TC Makeup

Late Night Snack: Steel City Pops

 

 

Timeless Southern Wedding at Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park

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Lexi and Andy’s beautiful wedding at Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park was a picture-perfect spring soiree. Freesia created romantic classic arrangements in shades of green and ivory, with breathtaking seasonal blooming cherry blossom branches. We were honored to help bring their vision to life, along with the their fabulous team of vendors.

 

Planning: The Creative Touch Events by Lauren
Floral: Freesia
Venue: Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park
Linens: BBJ Linen
Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography
Videography: Soulbox Productions
Ceremony Music: Uptown Violins
Band: The Motion Band
Lighting: Absolute Entertainment
Catering: Food Glorious Food
Plant Rental: Bread’n’Butter Plant Design
Baker: Frosted Art
Hair and Makeup: TC Makeup
Vintage Car: DFW Vintage Cars

Rustic and Elegant Wedding at the Venue at Waterstone

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Working with Amy and Ian on their wedding was a dream! They were married at The Venue at Waterstone, a perfect fit for the “Rustic Elegance” theme. Freesia worked to create the perfect floral accents for their big day, with pops of purple, green, and blush, with rustic elements like lanterns and chic wooden accents. Thanks to an all-star team of event professionals and vendors, this was a night to remember forever!

Fabulous Vendors

Planning: The Creative Touch Events

Floral: Freesia

Venue: The Venue at Waterstone

Linens: BBJ Linen

Photography: Valentina Vladi Photography

Ceremony Music: Brown-Eyed Girls A Cappella Quartet

DJ: Leforce Entertainment

Paper: Sable and Gray

Lighting: Leforce Entertainment

Catering: Tastefully Catering

Baker: Delicious Cakes

Hair and Makeup: Elan Makeup

Enchanted Forest Wedding at The Adolphus Hotel

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Lissy and Leon are a perfect match! They got married at The Adolphus Hotel and the ceremony was beautiful. The couple wanted to transform the event space into an Enchanted Forest and Loves Color! So with help from Freesia and The Creative Touch Events, that dream became a reality. With a little over three thousand stems of floral, Freesia transformed the Adolphus into an Enchanted Forest. The event professionals they chose to help create their dream wedding were so amazing! It all went off without a hitch!



Fabulous Vendors

Planning: The Creative Touch Events 

Floral: Freesia

      Venue: The Adolphus Hotel

Rentals: Bella Acento

Photography: Shannon Skloss Photography

Videography: Soulbox Productions

Ceremony Music: Gyros String Quartet

Reception Band: Jordan Kahn Orchestra 

Paper: Stamped Paper Co.

Taper Candles: Eleven Embers

Lighting: Beyond

Linen: BBJ Linen

Dessert: Pacugio

Baker: Frosted Art

Hair and Makeup: Anastasia

Ultra Violet: The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Pantone Color of the Year is here and we are in LOVE! Ultra Violet is this year’s “chosen one” and we could not be happier!

The quote below is so inspiring from Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, because she explains that Ultra Violet is a versatile color that does not fit into a single mold. Being able to use a color in so many different ways allows it to be accessible to everyone. This year, Ultra Violet does just that.

 

Fashion, makeup, interior design, and graphic art are already displaying the wide range of Ultra violet in their everyday projects. There are new products coming out every day that display the beauty of this Pantone creation.

Pantone doesn’t just show you the color of the year with nothing else to compare it to. They make collections of colors that work beautifully with the featured Ultra Violet. Each Collection gives options to mix and match for a dream color combination. Ultra Violet is 2018’s hot wedding color. Pantone is making sure that you know the perfect combination for your wedding in whatever season you are planning for.

With all these options, there is a world of possibility for combinations for events and life. Trends with Ultra Violet may be lacking this year since the color of the year is usually more prevalent during the following year. However, if you want to be ahead of the curve, this year is the year to have an Ultra Violet event. Ultra Violet is the perfect color to bring bright colors without shocking the guests at your event or wedding. Since this year’s color of the year is a dark purple with a little pop it fits into so many color schemes. Being able to incorporate this beautiful color in events will make them showstoppers!