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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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’.”
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anthuriums can be an eye-grabbing statement element of a bouquet, or a subtle accent.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. Freesiaworked 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!
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!
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!