Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here's some wintertime wedding inspiration for you created on our website, http://www.designedbythebride.com/. Email us your wintertime designs and we'll showcase them here on the blog! designedbythebride@gmail.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Cakes

Continuing with the winter theme lets take a look at some fabulous winter creations that are literally the icing on the cake when it comes to your wedding design!

All those bows are just begging to be untied to get into that delicious cake!

Classic snowy pinecones by Carrie's Cakes.

Step into a winter wonderland with this Wilton cake.

I absolutely LOVE this cake! Is it white feathers...a white tree... ice glacier... you decide. Either way it is FABULOUS!

Or forget the traditional and go with this oh so cute snowglobe style cake.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

With Christmas only 22 days away, we thought it would be fun to dive into some holiday decor! Winter brings with it not only snowflakes and holiday cheer, but a whole different look for the flower world. Some of the most popular ideas at this time of year include lots of red and white with some greenery, some favorites are holly and poinsettias . Whether they are for your wedding or your dinner table, you can get some amazing looks!

Start off your busy holiday season with this perfect gift and decoration! Let the bride-to-be take this home from her december bridal shower.

A large variety of beautiful red and white flowers make this bouquet gorgeous

Love the cascading poinsettia's on this cake!

Give your wedding guests fun and useful ornaments to take home!

For your home, hang this poinsettia and pine cone wreath on your door!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Answers and New Ideas

So back to the issue of Fresh vs. Silk Flowers. Here are the answers from yesterday:

That earthy look- those are real calla's in there!
Beautiful spring colors- also real!
The fall centerpiece- silk orchids!
And finally, the famous calla's- they're silk!

Only you can decide what is right for your wedding, everyone has their own opinions. Some things to keep in mind:

1. Silk flowers don't die or wilt- you have your wedding bouquet pretty much forever

2. Fresh flowers are usually prettier in person (but could you tell in those pictures yesterday?)

3. Fresh flowers smell soo good :)

Remember that you can use our website, http://www.designedbythebride.com/ to play with all different combinations of flowers, centerpieces and cakes!

Speaking of the website, we probably owe it some more attention. You can read on the About Us section to see how we came about, but the purpose of our blog is to help our users get some ideas. It can be mind boggling to have to do all that wedding stuff and sometimes you just need a starting point. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for something or have any questions for us about the website, feel free to ask us!

Something that we would like to start on our blog is to compare your designs from the website to your real life wedding pictures. That way other brides-to-be can see how helpful it is to do a "virtual" design. If you would be interested in sharing your pictures, email us at designedbythebride@gmail.com!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fresh or Silk? You decide!

Fresh flowers and silk flowers... there are pro's and con's to both. But after the day is done can you really tell the difference? Fresh or Silk? Let us know what you think and we will discuss tomorrow!

Get down to Earth with these calla's, rocks and water

Perfect for a Fall wedding

And the always lovely Calla's!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Simple

Any girl would love to get that dozen roses, but I think we can all agree that a single red rose can be just as romantic, if not more! The same idea can go for your centerpieces - make them gorgeous and romantic without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas for some simple, on a budget, centerpieces...

Tea cups along with roses can be timeless. Perfect for a garden themed wedding and would also be great at a bridal shower! Found at MyWeddingFlowerIdeas.co.uk

I love the reds and oranges of fall, such a Classy Touch with the wine glass... just imagine this simple centerpiece on a beautiful Autumn day with all the colors of the leaves, just gorgeous!

Simple and bright! These Do-It-Yourself Daisies will go with any color theme and can be dressed up with funky and colorful vases!

Finally, something a little more dramatic. It's as if the tulip is blowing in the wind - this can really help set the atmosphere of your reception! Found here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bracelet Bouquets

These bracelet bouquets are a lovely spin on the traditional bouquet! A bracelet of fresh flowers will free up your bridesmaids hands in order for more important things-like fluffing the train on your gorgeous dress!

This would be perfect for beach weddings!

Red and white is always a classic and perfect for anytime of the year

Simply elegant... but with a modern twist of the wrist

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The rose bouquet

So upon hearing the words "rose bouquet" you've probably already pictured something that looks a little like this:

This is gorgeous yet there are so many more options out there...

This one found on Blossoms.com.au has a little twist on the traditional by using a variety of smaller sizes.

Delicate looks from In Style Weddings USA

Looking for something a little more edgy... found this dramatic bouquet on myweddingflowerideas.co.uk

There are lots of modern options with different wrappings of grasses, wire and all sorts of things. Have fun with it like this designer did!

Now this "bouquet" from The Wedding Information Site is completely unique.

Love this very sweet girly bouquet from The Flower Pot

A "rose is a rose is a rose" but a rose bouquet is a different story...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Getting Started

Designed by the Bride has joined the world of blogging! We decided this would be a great way to share inspiration for those of you on our website creating flower arrangements and cakes. A blank canvas can be a little overwhelming... so here you will find pictures of event florals and cakes to help get your creative juices flowing!

Here we go with some garden style inspirations...

Found this great idea on www.offbeatbride.com for guests to hand the bride flowers as she walks the aisle to create her bouquet. I would recommend having the maid of honor or a bridesmaid have some ribbon to tie the flowers together. Great way to get a very natural bunch of flowers look.

Love this adorable "bag of blooms" from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Top it off with this fabulous cake by www.wildflowersbylori.com. Her cakes are absolutely amazing and yes those flowers are all made of sugar!!! wow!