Category Archives: Wedding

2017 Pantone Colors for Spring

pantone colorsEvery year, fashion designers reveal their collections for the following season. Experts at the Pantone Color Institute are paying close attention, as the palettes used by the most successful designers heavily influence the announcement of Pantone’s famous “Color of the Year” award. But before the top winner is revealed, a Color Report shares the Top 10 colors for the next season. The spring colors for 2017 represent a diverse grouping of shades inspired by nature. For the perfect flowers in all these trending Pantone colors, trust the experts at Billy Heroman’s Flowers.
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Wedding Details and Accents

wedding detailsYou’ve said yes to the dress. You’ve secured your dream venue. You’ve finalized the guest list. All of the major decisions for the wedding have been made, but now is the time that you get to be fun, creative and allow your personality to truly shine through. It is sometimes the smallest wedding details that make a really large impact, making your special day the memorable event of the season.
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Metallic Accent Pieces for Your Wedding

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There are some things that are trendy for a period of time, and other trends that just seem to keep going strong.  While using metallic accent pieces has always been a great way to add drama and glamor to your wedding day, the popularity of creatively incorporating metallic accents into wedding decor is only growing. When looking for bridal florals, ceremony, and reception decor that glitters and gleams – call Billy Heroman’s Flowers.
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Spotlight- The Diverse Beauty of Orchids

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There may be nothing more elegant for a bride to carry down the aisle than a bouquet of orchids. Representing love, luxury, and beauty, this exotic bloom positively exudes the essence of the wedding day.  From the bridal bouquet to the ceremony flowers and cake decor, the beauty of orchids is unparalleled.

The wedding floral designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers understand that with the vast array of varieties that the orchid represents – across the full range of colors –  that you may need some guidance in choosing which orchid will best convey your heartfelt sentiments of the day. Therefore we decided to let the flower largely speak for itself, and to present you with just a few of the diverse faces of the remarkable orchid.

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Green cymbidium orchids are a trending choice for brides this year, selected for their exotic color and opulent visage.  Whether the focal point for the bouquet or adorning the wedding cake, these flowers are stunning.

The deep purple blues of dendrobium orchids combine with white roses for a magical bouquet that is vividly romantic.

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White cymbidium orchids are the showstopper in this lovely bouquet which utilizes cool shades of green, blue and purple for an unforgettable spring bouquet.

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Another orchid bridal bouquet, but with a completely different presentation.  These striking mauve orchids blend with pussy willow and calla lilies for a unique look sure to please the bride looking for something different and memorable.

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If you are hoping to incorporate the beauty of orchids into your day, set up an appointment with one of our expert wedding consultants, who can advise you as to the best varieties for you to consider given your dresses, venue, and budget. Whether you choose to create an all-orchid wedding or are instead inspired to showcase orchids among other blooms, we are positive that you will love the result. Come see us today – because when it comes to Baton Rouge and Port Allen weddings, no one delivers more beauty than Billy Heroman’s Flowers.




Your Dream Summer Wedding Within Your Budget

summer weddingWhen planning your wedding, there are many details, and each has a price tag attached to it. If you are a budget conscious bride, you may think that hiring a professional floral designer may be out of your reach. But Todd McBride of Billy Heroman’s has some good news for every Baton Rouge couple.

“We help any bride no matter how large or small the budget is. We never turn a bride away, no matter how short of notice or how busy we are, even on holidays.”

McBride adds that the approach is unique to the floral industry. Billy Heroman’s works with the bride to maximize her budget in any way necessary. When a bride decides to make a decision based solely on cost, she has very little control of the quality of the flowers and even limits her own options – a conversation with an expert florist will open the door to many possibilities. “We offer to design arrangements in several price ranges – good, better, best. The difference in price may be reflected in the size of the arrangement or the types of flowers we use.”

If a bride simply asks florists to bid on a specific type of flower, she may not realize that the flower is out of season, or not readily available; which will result in expensive floral solutions. But a professional designer has a vast knowledge base of all types of flowers, and can make recommendations that will give the same effect, but at a lower cost. “For example,” Todd says, “the hydrangea is a large flower which comes in multiple colors – it can fill the space of 6 roses beautifully.”

Billy Heroman’s also works with brides to utilize her flowers in a smart way. Bridesmaids bouquets can be placed in vases and used as table décor or centerpieces at the reception. Ceremony arrangements can be moved to the food table at your dinner, and the toss bouquet can be utilized as a register table arrangement. With hundreds of weddings behind us, we have ideas and suggestions that will allow you to make the very most of your budget, while not sacrificing gorgeous wedding flowers.

McBride recommends that every bride meet face to face with a professional wedding florist to discuss her dream for her perfect wedding, and how we can bring it to life, regardless of budget. It’s your wedding day – don’t make a decision based on low cost. Call Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts and we will create a designer summer wedding just for you.

Being the Mother of the Bride

mother of the brideMothers have a way of putting their children’s needs before their own. The mother of the bride has a special opportunity to assist with something truly meaningful in her daughter’s wedding. And because wedding details can be overwhelming, a mother’s help with the responsibilities can relieve a lot of stress for the bride and groom.

What is a mother to do? As soon as she hears of the engagement, Mom may suggest coffee or lunch with her daughter to discuss some broad planning. An honest conversation regarding financial contribution and budgeting, as well as the bride’s thoughts on how involved her Mom should be, will assist the process greatly.

Here are some ways Mom has traditionally been involved in the wedding planning:

  • Helping to set a budget and choose an appropriate venue
  • Helping the bride to determine the number of guests that will be accommodated by both budget and venue
  • Compiling the guest list, and soliciting the same from the groom’s mother
  • Sending our invitations and managing responses
  • Helping her daughter to choose the perfect dress and accessories
  • Suggesting family heirlooms and traditions the bride may wish to incorporate in the ceremony
  • Maintaining contact with all vendors and handling communication, including correspondence with Billy Heroman’s for your floral displays.

The mother of the bride has specific roles on the wedding day as well. These include:

  • Helping her daughter get dressed, and being the one to position the veil on her head
  • Being the last one escorted down the aisle before the ceremony begins (depending on circumstance, some Moms walk their daughters down the aisle)
  • Greeting guests as they arrive at the reception hall
  • Dancing the traditional second dance.

There are a lot of choices to be made by you and your mother, but when it comes to bridal bouquets, altar flowers, and centerpieces, the choice is easy, Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is your premiere Baton Rouge wedding florist, and we look forward to working with you to make your day beautiful.

Wedding Traditions- Where They Come From

wedding traditionsWhen planning a wedding, you can choose elements from both the traditional and the modern. Many choose to incorporate certain rituals into the big day because of family, culture or faith influences. However, most people in contemporary times don’t realize that many of our common wedding traditions began long ago – and are still going strong. On the other hand, many superstitions that were once widely accepted are no longer of concern to modern day couples.

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Flowers have long been an important part of ceremonies and special occasions of all kinds. In the past, floral arrangements were chosen to represent a specific emotion, or to guarantee the couple the best of luck. For example, orange blossoms have a rich symbolism representing purity and chastity; and orchids beauty and refinement. On the other hand, for much of history red and white flowers would never be paired together; the hues evoked images of blood and violence, and were considered very bad luck.

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Did you know? Another way to guarantee good luck on your wedding day is for the groom to pin a flower from his bride’s bouquet to his lapel.

There are many superstitions that have pervaded wedding planning for centuries, and the bride’s attire carries a lot of it. It was once commonly believed a bride should never wear her completed dress before the wedding; therefore any fitting prior to the ceremony would require that the seamstress leave stitches undone. Too this day, many couples still acknowledge the custom of the groom not seeing the dress until he sees his bride walking down the aisle. Once upon a time, the bride to be was often so afraid of exposing the marriage to bad luck that a “stand-in bride” would walk down the aisle during rehearsals. The wedding veil itself was another attempt to ward off bad luck and evil spirits, as it was thought to protect the bride from anything that would attack her.

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Tradition permeates wedding planning, and whether you adhere to old traditions or opt for something more modern, Billy Heroman’s is here to help you create the perfect floral arrangements and bouquets to tell your story.

Engaged Over New Year’s? What Now?

new yearIt is estimated that a over a third of new engagements occur between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, guaranteeing a seasonal increase in business for wedding venues and planners. If you got engaged over the holidays, congratulations! The wedding consultants at Billy Heroman’s have the experience you are looking for to plan your 2016 wedding with stunning bridal arrangements and centerpieces for your big day.


Once you have chosen a date and secured a venue, thoughts generally turn the choice of color scheme. According to color experts at Pantone, the trendiest hues for 2016 will include serene shades, as opposed to the bright vibrancy of recent years. Upcoming this year, two colors have actually been named as the most sought after palette; Rose Quartz, a dusty pink; and Serenity, a peaceful shade of sky blue. Using these soft and soothing colors will result in a romantic, old fashioned ambiance; the hues also blend beautifully with ivories and metallic elements. If your ceremony and reception have a homespun, vintage feel, these colors are the perfect choice to pair with antique dresses, shabby chic furniture and heirloom jewelry.

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The onset of a new year is a meaningful time to begin a new life together. If your New Year’s proposal turns into a New Years wedding, many utilize the natural celebratory mood as a basis for the party. Glamorous and luxury themes are popular; décor includes champagne glasses, crystal chandeliers and rhinestone studded arrangements.

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At Billy Heroman’s, we have the ideas you are looking for to plan a wedding – from a magnificent bridal bouquet to elegant boutonnieres. For every floral arrangement, whatever your décor or color scheme, the experts at Billy Heroman’s Flower Shop are here to help make your wedding day as memorable as possible.


Winter Weddings with Billy Heroman’s

winter weddingEach season inherently has a uniqueness to it; and weddings held at various times of year give brides and grooms an equally unique opportunity to express themselves. Winter weddings showcase an elegance all their own, and with a little planning, these weddings are as romantic and warm as any other.

Trends for winter weddings this year include everything from practical footwear to homemade desserts; but as always, the color and design palettes are the first order of business. One of the most popular, yet timeless themes involves classic ivory and shades of gray. From satin ribbons to luxurious stoles, the many expressions of grays and metallics allow for a crisp, graceful look which is perfectly at home with a snowy backdrop. In floral bouquets, gray accents almost have an ice-carved look to them, and add beautiful interest to the traditional white arrangement.

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Ivory and gray color schemes lend themselves to beautiful and creative invitations and table settings – a gray charcoal look on ivory stationary provides a sophisticated touch. Also finding favor at winter weddings are all white cakes with metallic gray accents. Whether these details are on the cake themselves – think gray sparkly ribbons – the hue can also be integrated with a cake stand and silver platters for serving.

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When planning a winter wedding, it is also important to consider any length of time your guests may be in chilly climate. For instance, you may consider moving your reception line into the receptions hall so as to make sure the line doesn’t stretch out into the elements, or perhaps provide portable heaters along walkways and between buildings. Depending on venue, roaring fireplaces also create a dramatic setting, and a gathering place to warm up from the elements.

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Another way to incorporate winter elements into your winter wedding is by adding a little bit of holiday greenery into your bouquets and decor. The beautiful colors really pop against the white flowers.

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Like the season itself, winter weddings are magical in their own way, and your wedding is sure to be one to remember. For help with inventive floral arrangements and striking bouquets that perfectly capture the charm of winter, stop into Billy Heroman’s to see how we can assist you in creating a floral winter wonderland for your special day.

Billy Heroman’s Wedding Chrysanthemums

chrysanthemumThe fall is like no other time of the year; and fall weddings are just as special. As summer heat gives way to crisp autumn days, brides have an opportunity to showcase different varieties of seasonal flowers, incorporating them into bouquets and floral arrangements. The official flower of November is the chrysanthemum – although available all year long, the unique colors and shapes make them an integral part of innovative fall bouquets and venue décor.


As the chrysanthemum has over 2,000 varieties, you will have no problem finding the perfect flower to perfectly set off any wedding theme and color palette. The versatile bloom also has an added perk – in comparison to other lavish, large flowers, such as peonies; or exotic species, like lilies – the mum is fairly inexpensive. Spider and anemone mums, in vibrant colors and unique shapes add intrigue and fun to your wedding bouquet. Add other bold flowers of fall, and you have an uncommon floral piece not soon forgotten.



The chrysanthemum’s meaning signifies two appropriate emotions for a wedding day – optimism and joy. With so many vivid choices, the chrysanthemum makes a striking monochromatic arrangement, while poms or buttons make perfect detail or accent flowers in larger bouquets. Mums are one of the few flowers that actually bloom in shades of green. Reminiscent of daisies and asters, a green mum surrounded with traditional white flowers such as roses, lilies or hydrangea makes a meadow-perfect bridal bouquet.



Call Billy Heroman’s to meet with our professional wedding consultants about the many types of chrysanthemum available to you. The mum remains in bloom throughout autumn, so whatever your color scheme and whatever your style – there is a chrysanthemum for every need. Billy Heroman’s Flowers can help you create a wedding bouquet as unique and beautiful as you are – stop into our Baton Rouge wedding florist today.