Floral Design with Outdoor Pride

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By Debra Sleeper of Outdoor Pride

Goodbye 2015 and hello 2016!  As we wrap up another year, let’s pause and reflect on the past as we look forward to new beginnings in the New Year! Perhaps over the holidays you’ve recently become engaged or have been engaged for a while now?  Are you in the throes of wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed? Do you seek floral inspiration and ideas for your upcoming nuptials? During these” less than balmy” months of cold and snow, that can be a bit difficult!

Fact is there are many choices in selecting wedding flowers and hence many fantastic and fool-proof combinations! So put your mind at ease. Below are a few inspirations to ponder while you begin to envision the flowers that will best complement your special day.

Photo credit: Deb Sleeper

Perhaps you plan to marry in late winter or early spring?
Think of spring flowers such as tulips, hyacinth, anemone, ranunculus and freesia; with their breath taking scents, colors and textures. Consider incorporating branches into spring floral designs. The delicate blooms and buds of quince, apple blossom and pussy willows add interest to any arrangement.

Picture 1 Photo Credit Emily Knudsen
Photo credit: Emily Knudsen

Perhaps you plan to marry in late spring or early summer? Envision pops of vibrant color such as bright citrus tones paired with shades of violet and blue. Bold combinations can be a reflection of a couples’ personality as well as signal warmer days ahead.

Picture 2 Photo Credit Deb Sleeper
Photo credit: Deb Sleeper

How would you classify your style? Perhaps you lean towards more natural and unstructured floral design. Consider flowers in soft blush tones, with a loose, romantic, even vintage feel. A sweet bouquet of soft colored peonies, ranunculus, hydrangea and garden roses entwined with seeded eucalyptus would create that notion.

Picture 3 Photo Credit Deb Sleeper
Photo credit: Deb Sleeper

Quite possibly you’re planning a seaside wedding in the summer! Imagine crisp white flowers paired with nautical shades of navy blue and lavender tones.

Photo 4 Photo Credit Erika Follansbee (1)
Photo credit: Erika Follansbee

The possibilities are endless and our design staff is just full of great ideas! Are you interested in a free wedding consultation? Please call or stop in to schedule an appointment. At Outdoor Pride of Rye you will immediately feel welcomed by our down to earth, caring and fun staff. We will collaborate with you to create personalized arrangements for your special day. Our competitive pricing allows us to capture your signature style and work within your budget.
We sincerely look forward to meeting and working with you!

Cheers,
Debra

Cover photo credit: Deb Sleeper

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Debra Sleeper
Outdoor Pride
of Rye

261 Central Road
Rye, NH 03870
603.964.3002

Debra Sleeper’s specialty as a floral designer combines all aspects of floral design, and she includes fresh and silk or dried materials. In addition, she also is talented with gift and fruit basket making. In her personal life, she enjoys going to the beach, sightseeing, cooking, reading, walking, photography, shopping, spending time with her husband and three children.