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Billy Heromans – Vintage Weddings

vintage weddingTrends come and go, but some themes seem to maintain their popularity regardless of the fads of fashion. When it comes to weddings, vintage is an enduring motif; perhaps because although always nostalgia and romantic, vintage weddings are open to wide interpretation and expression.

 

While some people are always looking for the newest, next big thing; many brides look to the past for this most special of occasions. A vintage wedding evokes a sense of legacy and an homage to those who walked before us. And they are truly beautiful as well.

vintage wedding

The most obvious elements of a vintage wedding day are the dress and the flowers. A traditional wedding veil made of old lace is an elegant touch; while jewelry passed down through generations is not only visually stunning, it holds a special place in the bride and groom’s heart. Whether a silver brooch on a sweetheart dress or a string of pearls draped over the wedding bouquet; these sentimental touches are personal and touching, exactly as it should be on a wedding day.

 

You can choose an older venue for the ceremony and reception to surround guests in history. However, any venue can be transformed into a vintage location with the right choice of accents and floral arrangements. Utilizing vintage glassware, lighting elements and candles go a long way to transforming the mood.

vintage wedding

 

When it comes to the cake, let Billy Heroman’s help you to design a delicious centerpiece that transcends time, with classic big bows, timeless floral blooms and antique wedding cake platters and settings.

 

 

When it comes to designing your perfect vintage day, from wedding flowers to the venue ambiance, Billy Heroman’s of Baton Rouge is your wedding source. You bring your wedding ideas, we’ll help you bring them to life; whether vintage or modern, our florists are here to help you create the wedding day of your dreams

Pink Weddings- All About the Romance

The choice of the colors for your wedding set the stage for every other design choice you make for the special day. There is arguably no more traditional – and romantic – color palette than white and pink. With shades ranging from blush to salmon to hot, pink can be used to convey many emotions and feelings. Couples can choose to cover their special day in their favorite shade of pink; or opt for a more subtle look by interspersing pink elements amongst the classic white or ivory of the bride’s dress and bridal bouquet.

pink wedding

There are limitless ways to incorporate the pink palette into your event. Bridesmaids and flower girls, of course, can wear dresses in any shade; while flower girls sparkle in white dresses with pink sashes around their waist. Matching aisle and altar flowers can be designed to exhibit subtle shades of pink; or to explode with vibrant, deep pink blooms. Outdoor weddings present the perfect opportunity to create walkways and aisles with hanging plants or shepherd’s hook bouquets.

pink wedding

pink wedding

If you are moving the party indoors, be creative and get inspired! Your colors can radiate through lighting elements, present themselves on menu or place cards, or adorn a romantic backdrop for a photo booth. Whether extravagant blush peony blooms fit your décor, or delicate pink rosebuds more closely represent your dream day, Billy Heroman’s Flowers is excited to help with your Baton Rouge area wedding. Our experienced wedding experts can advise you as how to best incorporate the most classic of colors into your special day. Isn’t that romantic?

 

Hottest Colors for 2015 Fall Weddings

fall weddingsEach season brings with it a unique personality. Winter is a bit stark, while spring blushes with pastels and delicate flowers. Summer explodes into vibrant sunshine and wild flowers, but fall? Fall has a signature all its own. The autumn is the time of harvest, of abundance. Rich, ripe fruit is plucked off the vine and nature cedes its bounty. It is in this season that we choose to give thanks, to gather with family and friends to celebrate the good things in life.

It is no surprise, then, that the hottest wedding trends for this season according to TheKnot.com exemplify ample and luxurious colors, accents and details. Brides are opting for dramatic and deep tones for bridesmaid dresses as well as for bouquets; wine reds and sumptuous purples are the most popular bouquets for both brides and bridesmaids.

 

fall weddings

These deep colors can be paired with pastels to cool off the arrangement, or contrasted with white blooms scattered throughout the floral display. If the bride opts for rich colors for décor and flowers, she often chooses a completely white arrangement for herself. The striking contrast of pure white against the vibrant colors makes her stand out even more!

fall weddings

Other trends this year continue to draw from the fall ambiance. Couples are considering apple and pumpkin pies as dessert for the reception, or even as wedding favors. Copper is everywhere this year – from vases to flatware to lanterns and candle holders. And for truly memorable reception décor, many are opting for creative centerpieces that feature ferns, leaves, fruits and feathers among the flowers, all being popular trends as we enter the 2015 fall wedding season.

fall weddings

 

Overall, autumn weddings are looking to be unique and creative; colorful, earthy and luxurious. At Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts of Baton Rouge, we can’t wait to help you to design your dream fall event. Call us today!

 

What’s Trending For Upcoming Summer Weddings

shutterstock_143579107With spring around the corner, couples who intend to marry this summer are finalizing wedding details, and flowers are no exception. Everyone at Billy Heroman’s wants to be sure that all the centerpieces, ceremony flowers, bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres, represent the fulfillment of the wedding of each of our bridal customers’ dreams.

We’re always keeping up with wedding trends from year to year, or season to season. We’ve come up with some ideas that incorporate this year’s spring and summer wedding trends in a way that is sure to look spectacular with any wedding theme.

Blush is the New Color for Brides

Many of the most well-known bridal gown designers introduced blush-colored gowns into their 2015 wedding dress collections. This move away from the usual white or ivory dress is a welcome sight for brides who want to mix modern colors with the traditional look and shape of a wedding dress. Let a blush-colored wedding dress guide you in your choice of bouquet flowers. We use soft blush-colored roses with pure white lilies to create this elegant bridal bouquet for 2015. A bit of green adds warmth, while some silvery bling adds some welcome sparkle.

 

Blush bouquet

Blush bouquet

Blush dresses

Blush dresses

Add Natural Elements

Another popular trend for 2015, and one we hope is here to stay, is the use of natural elements in wedding décor. That includes whimsical accents like long curly willow branches, eucalyptus leaves or berries, and feathery ferns. Any type of natural accent works well in a wedding theme. Consider using lotus pods, cattails, or turning curly willow branches into a support for suspending flowers and votive candles.

Embrace Color

If you want advice about seasonal colors, look to the color gurus from Pantone. Pantone is the company that predicts yearly colors, but it also includes seasonal colors – including the best colors for wedding themes.

According to Bridal Guide, Pantone is calling its color theme for spring 2015 (one we think will extend into summer,) “En Plein Air.” That’s French for “in plain air.” The theme is very much based on the colors of water, but it goes beyond that to include some bright colors – an unexpected surprise. Bright colors include Strawberry ice – shades of pink, lavender, tangerine, and even custard-yellow. Bottom line – embrace color because it’s very trendy this year.

Don’t be afraid to choose bright colors like aquamarine for bridesmaids’ dresses. Incorporate color into your table settings. Be whimsical and wrap silverware in a lavender patterned napkin topped with a sprig of lavender. Tie the rolled-up napkin and the sprig of lavender with natural raffia.

Aquamarine bouquet

Aquamarine bouquet

Aquamarine dresses

Aquamarine dresses

 

Stargazer Lilies, the Perfect Wedding Flowers

shutterstock_171266801With it’s bold pink standing in stark contrast to the delicate white, the stargazer lily makes a beautiful display in your wedding flowers. The brilliant pink easily complements greens, blues and purples as you look to add a splash of color to your floral arrangements and bouquets. The large size of the flowers means they make a statement and can stand on their own with only a few of the flowers in each arrangement. Billy Heroman’s Flowers, Gifts and Plantscaping will help you build your wedding around these big, bold flowers as you look to add a little color to your event.

What Are Stargazer Lilies?

Stargazer lilies most often feature large petals that most often boast a deep fuchsia color that are tipped in a delicate white. The flowers can range in color from pure white to nearly pure pink, but the pink and white variety is the most popular and most widely recognized. These flowers also have a lovely scent that adds to their beauty.

Stargazer lilies are a relatively new hybrid in the lily family, and one that is shrouded in mystery. American lily grower Leslie Woodrull introduced the flower in 1978, and the flowers he used to cultivated it were not well recorded. Regardless, the flower has been embraced so fully that it feels as though it has been part of the lily family forever. Today, it is one of the most highly sought-after varieties of lilies, particularly for brides-to-be.

The stargazer lily gets its name from the way the flowers point towards the sky. The name evokes the sense of hope, optimism and possibility. It has been the symbol of perfection and mystery since it was introduced in 1978. It is also said to represent times of celebration, which is why it so often makes an appearance in wedding flowers.

1002421-12072732006Using the Stargazer in Your Wedding

The stargazer lily can be incorporated into just about nay wedding arrangement. While too large for a boutonnière or corsage, it can easily be incorporated into your wedding bouquet, Often just one or two of these lilies surrounded by roses and other flowers makes a bold bouquet statement.

 

The large size of the stargazer makes it an ideal flower for reception decor or ceremony decor. No matter where you wish to use it, the team at Billy Heroman’s will help you design your unique, custom arrangement. Let us help you incorporate the stargazer into your wedding plans!