Bridal Showplace’s bridal fair at Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel

There are so many reasons I enjoy doing bridal fairs! First, I love to talk to brides and help them imagine their floral décor.  Second, it is VERY educational for ME! We have a contest were have couples, mothers of the Bride, friends of the couple and anybody else who would wanted to vote for their favorite bridal bouquet. This is just market research for me so I can see what people like and what colors are on people’s minds. This time it really confirmed the “hot trends” for the year! And finally I love to wonder around and see what other wedding vendors are doing! This time there were some AMAZING cakes that I personally thought were so creative and modern!

On to the bouquets from the bridal fair last Sunday:

Bouquet number 1 was created with white hydrangea, pale pink stock, pale pink way flower and orange roses. Orange is a very bright wonderful color for weddings and it is “the color of the year” according to experts! I wanted to have something with textures and soft to bold tones that screamed modern yet classic and elegant. This bouquet did the trick.

Bouquet number 2 was a fun a funky orange bouquet made with light pink sweet William, two types of pin cushion proteas and orange tulips. The handle is covered in a pale pink ribbon with a sheer bright orange ribbon over it.

Bouquet number 3 was a classic red rose bouquet with a slight spin! I include two types of red fillers to mimic the difference in reds with the roses. This was a fantastic way to add texture as well as “bulk” up the bouquet.

On the handle of the bouquet a black ti leaf was wrapped for a different texture as well as a soft feeling texture as you hold the bouquet and walk down the aisle.

Bouquet number 4 was a very vintage inspired bouquet created with dusty miller, light pink alstromeria and pale pink stock. The handle was covered with a pink satin ribbon and finished with a shoestring bow.

Bouquet number 5 was a perfect bouquet for the very popular blue colors! Light blue hydrangea was paired with blue delphinium, light green roses and plum anemones. This truly was a amazing bouquet!

We had a great booth right in the lobby as the guests for the bridal fair walked in. We were holding up traffic for much of the early part of the bridal show! We had many wonderful brides that was talked to and hope to meet with many of them to discuss their wedding flowers as well as bring their vision to life! We were running a contest to see which bouquet was the favorite and my assistant and I love to guess which one won! She guessed bouquet number 3 with the red roses and I guested the modern yet classic white and orange bouquet (number 1) … we were BOTH wrong! The blue bouquet won by just 10 votes over the modern orange and pink bouquet! I love when creative wins! It reminds me that being creative is very important and having fun with the design really does show through to the guests!

We had a wonderful day and we hope all of the Brides did as well!

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