Flower Power

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Florists weigh in on what’s in bloom for spring

Florists weigh in on what’s in bloom for spring

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Display your something blue with romantic blue hydrangeas
Photo courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas

Flowers are the simplest and purest way to foster an essence of joy and sanctity at a wedding. From bouquets to centerpieces to boutonnieres, the perfect flowers are just as integral and essential to your special day as the perfect first dance song or perfect cake.

“This year the trend is definitely toward monochromatic flowers incorporating seasonal textures,” says Jamie Rothstein of Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Design Inc. in Philadelphia, Pa. Bright dynamic colors, such as yellows, greens and blues, will be the coveted combination in spring 2011. Blue hydrangeas and mixed green floral displays, are popular for bouquets and flower arrangements. Rothstein also suggests incorporating a meaningful family treasure into one of these vibrant bouquets for sentimental value.

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Photos courtesy of (top to bottom, left to right) Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Design Inc., Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Design Inc., Aztec Florist, Aztec Florist, Aztec Florist

Nubia Fasil, the owner-operator of Convention Floral in Washington, D.C., also proposes bright and vibrant arrangements and recommends tulips for a spring wedding. “Tulips come in all colors but I like purple and yellow,” she says.

Carolyn Brenna, owner of Aztec Flowers in Ewing, N.J., says that in terms of wedding flower wishes, “almost everything is in for the spring.” She recommends a softer compilation of roses, freesia, lilacs and irises in ivory or shades of pink. She also suggests lilies and tulips, which are versatile and can match a large variety of bridesmaid dresses.

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