Five Valentine’s Day Flower Trends

With Valentine’s Day just one day away, we are extremely excited and can not wait to celebrate. It has us literally jumping up and down.  One gorgeous detail that stands out from all the chocolate & candy treats, the cuddly bears, and the greeting cards, are the flowers. In our book, flowers are what really brings that pretty and beautiful into the wedding day (besides the bride and groom of course!).   As bridal bloggers, we are always looking for the latest trends in all things wedding, and that includes flower trends. That is why today we are putting together our love of trends and Valentine’s day for one fabulous spotlight. What are the latest trends in Valentine’s day florals? With the help of our incredibly talented friend and floral designer, Jackie Combs at Lotus & Lily Floral and Event Design, we have five Valentine’s Day flower trends to share with you.   Go ahead, take a look, and see which bloom is the one for you or your loved one. Let us know your favorite in the comments below, we love to hear from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


1. Deep Red: With the announcement of the color of the year, Marsala, we are seeing a return to deep colors, and for Valentine’s Day red in it’s various tones will always be a favorite.


2. Deconstructed: A more deconstructed ethereal and organic design, fusing different types of ferns, vines and greenery with mixtures of flowers such anemones, ranuculus, roses and orchids.

Roses and Succulents

3. Succulents: A dense, urban, monochromatic design, bunching a few types of flowers together and adding succulents or individual orchid blossoms.


4.  Texture: A trend which features a surge of colored and textured vases as well as lots of metallics, especially gold!


5.  Freshly Picked: The hand tied bouquet will always remain as it is….a very romantic, less expensive way to give flowers because you eliminate  the vase or vessel. This style lends itself to that “freshly picked” design which follows the deconstructed ethereal look mentioned previously.

Top Three Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding Flowers

Fact: I am in love with flowers. Blooms that are simple, over the top, or just a single rose, they make me happy and smile each and every time. In my book, without flowers and blooms, this world be pretty darn boring and ugly. With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, a gorgeous detail is popping up at each and every floral shop. Beautiful blooms, ready to be picked up and shared with a loved one!  I am all about the romance, and romantic details. That is why today I want to talk about romantic weddings and how florals can make any wedding day oh-so-pretty!  With the help of our incredibly talented friend and floral designer, Sussanna Davidson at French Buckets, we have three gorgeous Valentine’s Day inspired wedding florals to inspire any bride for her wedding day. Go ahead, take a look, and see which bloom is for you.

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  • Peachy:  Oh so peachy!  This gorgeous floral arrangement is made up of peach Amaryllis, garden roses, pink jasmine and rice flower.  What a lovely arrangement and so perfect for that garden style wedding. This charming set is bright, lush, and full of smiles.   (The pretty background is paper from paper-source).
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  • Red Hot Love: These blooms are super stunning and totally scream Valentine’s Day. Look how bright and vibrant these flowers look.  This  super gorgeous arrangement is made up of  red amaryllis, pink hyacinth, pink jasmine and wild raspberries. Looking to have a classical wedding with a touch of surprise? This will surely be a showstopper. A total knockout!
  • Simple and Sweet: These lovely blooms are made up of  sweet pea’s, geranium, pink sweetheart roses and pink hyacinth.  It is simple, yet is so pretty with the pop of colors that are present. This  sweet little centerpiece compliments a romantic style wedding.   (The pretty background is paper from paper-source).

Gorgeous Wedding Blooms from Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions

Psst… do you know what we are totally obsessed with? Drop dead gorgeous blooms which beautify tabletops with some awe-inspiring details. Seriously brilliant talent by Chris Crisologo of  Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions. Tabletops never looked so good. Flowers oh-so- pretty that our wedding loving hearts are full of total bliss.  You will have to see for yourself, and see why we have fallen head over heels in love with the style, design, and amazing flowers of Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions.
Trends? Oh yes, that is one more genius detail that Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions does not forget. Talk about your hot trends. We love these five fabulous trends which have “wowed” our minds. Trend Tuesday is looking pretty good right about now. Real good.
  • Organic Summer Bliss: For the eco-friendly minded couple, we utilize locally grown flowers and organic products.  Re-claimed wood containers and natural burlap runner creates innovative perspective and eliminate our carbon foot print.  
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  • Sunshine Sun Kiss: Inspired by the summer sun, your eyes will naturally be drawn to the vibrant shades of yellow.  Pave of different texture of blooms from mini calla lily, cymbidium orchids and roses helps compliment the chevron table runner and napkin.  Natural elements of succulent, lemons and fruitwood chiavari chair give an earthy tone.
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  • Tone on Tone Flower and Linen Look: A rectangular wood container is adorned by rhinestone along with a contemporary style lush arrangements of African violet, aubergine, plum and fuchsia.  Strands of grass frames deep Vanda orchids for an edgy look.  
Tone On Tone Flowers & Linen
  • Green with Glam Look: A trio of shantung celadon square boxes is the start of “Green With Glam”  Cascade of pink mini calla lily, butterfly orchids, and cafe o’le dalias embellish the containers.  Glittery chartreuse New York linen and green wasabi napkins frames the tone-on-tone landscape. 
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  • Tropical Elegance Look: Antique silver swirl vases coupled with metallic silver weave linens creates the perfect pairing for the newly renovated performing arts center.   A “not so expected” tropical vibes takes an artistic form. 
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Paradise Delight creates stylish florals and cutting –edge event designs for discerning clients in Southern California.   By understanding our clients perspective, we create “comprehensive” concepts focusing on “the big picture” to the “fine details.” For more details, visit


Weddings at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

It is not always easy to see the long weekend go, and all the festivities, relaxation, and fun with it.  As sad as we are to see it go, we are pretty excited for the week because of all the amazing wedding details we have to share. The wedding fun is just getting started here at BHL. So, we hope to make your Tuesday morning a bit brighter with a beautiful venue we found to be pretty spectacular.  A venue which is located in the beautiful city of Carlsbad, California which offers spacious outdoor space, breathtaking ocean views, and a whole lot of gorgeous blooms. We are talking rows and rows of beautiful flowers which seem to go on forever. Sounds fabulous right? All courtesy of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.  A popular destination spot for tourists and even the locals.  At least once a year, you will find us immersed in the sea of blooms in total awe. Every time we turn around, and in almost all directions, we find the most extraordianary colors. A hillside full of gorgeous flowers just staring with all its beauty. Spending time at the flower fields has our hearts at full swoon mode. We like flowers. OK, we admit we LOVE flowers. So, when we discoverd that The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch offers a space for weddings, we could not be any happier. Our two loves, weddings and pretty blooms? Head over heels in love.  We think this is the perfect venue for the bride who adores gorgeous blooms and wants that rustic wedding feel.

Imagine your ceremony outside with the spectacular array of colorful flowers as the backdrop and stunning ocean views. Flowers AND the ocean? Yep, pretty amazing.  How about the reception? We think the lovely and charming barn is perfect. We are in love with the rustic and elegant feel.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch also offers a varitey of food options right on site. Whatever your taste buds, they offer something for everyone. Just ask!

The friendly and professional staff are standing by to make your day picture perfect! Consider The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch for your wedding event.
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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad, California, not only provides its visitors with 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus, an additional three acres of roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias, poinsettias and an ocean view; it sets the stage for weddings to take place in its newly built Paul Ecke Jr. Barn. March through May are the most ideal months for a wedding because the flowers are in bloom. However, The Flower Fields is open for weddings throughout the year (January – December), allowing guests the option to be wed in the season of their choice. Conveniently located in North San Diego County, The Paul Ecke Jr. Barn is nestled among a 50-acre working ranch with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, making it better than any hotel in the area. It is 3,240 square feet and can accommodate up to 200 people, offering acres of outdoor space for receptions and other wedding festivities. Parking is free and spacious, providing easy accessibility for guests; and catering options are available, giving guests the opportunity to save both time and money coordinating with outside vendors. If you’re looking to make the most important day of your life the most beautiful day as well, there’s no place more fitting to throw the bouquet than at The Flower Fields.

Custom Florals and Design from Eddie Zaratsian

Psst… do you know what we are in love with right now? Well, maybe not just at this moment, but will probably always be imprinted in our wedding loving minds. Some seriously gorgeous talent which left us speechless. Yep, it is that GOOD! It is the kind of talent that is awe-inspiring and full of beautiful details. Lovely blooms which have dazzled our eyes and cheered our hearts with joy. All courtesy of the very talented and amazing Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle. You will soon see why we have fallen in love with his flowers, style, and design. We kind of want to crawl through the  computer screen and live in the beautiful spaces created by this fabulous floral designer. Amazing images right here. Enjoy!











Photography: Kris Kan

About Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle

Eddie Zaratsian has come a long way in the years since he took his place as one of the youngest ever inductees to the American Institute of Floral Designers. The Creative Director of tic-tock Couture Florals has worked with the best of the best in special events like Pauline Parry, Nikki Khan, Mindy Weiss and Marcy Blum. He’s appeared on two episodes of David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding and was named one of the Top 5 International Florists in the Financial Times. Eddie also designed the florals for Oprah Winfrey’s Network, OWN premiere party on New Year’s Day 2011. Eddie has partnered with Restoration Hardware to provide the latest in beautiful arrangements at the Eddie Zaratsian Fresh Flower Boutique in their Beverly Hills and Scottsdale locations. He is also busy creating fresh, new fashion-forward arrangements for celebrity weddings and parties and is working on a book highlighting his incredible work, photographed by Marianne Lozano that will be released in early 2013.

At Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle, customer service is key. Eddie and the team are dedicated to making every customer feel valued and appreciated, regardless of budget. What really sets Eddie apart is his creativity and design range – his ability to understand a client’s image and execute their vision is unparalleled.

Flowers are a feast for the soul and Eddie believes everyone deserves a seat at the table.


Beautiful Wedding Blooms: Flowers by Cina

Spring is here. If there would be anywhere I love to be right now, it would be a garden.  So, you can imagine the pure giddiness I felt when I laid my eyes upon the uber-gorgeous blooms which I found in my inbox today.  I am gasping at all its beauty. I am thrilled beyond belief at the beautiful and lovely florals delivered by Flowers by Cina. This incredibly talented team creates the most fresh, diverse, and elegantly beautiful florals.  If you have an idea, they can transform that idea into a jaw-dropping gorgeous masterpiece.  Simply brimming with the most luscious array of stunning blooms I have ever seen. Breathtaking!  I  suggest you prepare yourselves for a whole lot of pretty and join me in viewing the most stunning gallery of photographs. It is a garden lover’s paradise!

  • Gorgeous Bold Colors: A look into an extraordinary beautiful tabletop design. Swoon!
Do you see the amazing details this eye-catching table has to offer? I totally want to be immersed in all the joyful colors!
Three words: Elegant, charming, and enchanting.
  • White, Black, and Pink Love: A total romantic modern and elegant affair. Head over heels!
Are you gasping at the stunning centerpiece? I can not stop staring. I am in total love.
A ball of gorgeously pink bloom, just sitting in a lantern. I mean, simply elegant.
Photography: Frank Salas
  • Breathtaking Bridal Bouquets: A hand-gathered bunch of luxurious blooms. 

4Dramatic enough for you? The deep purple creates such a royal mood. Fit for any bride who wants to feel like a queen!


img_2971_smallA classic, romantic, and simple look.  I just got the romantic chills.



Electrifying reds and pinks can bring a whole lot of personality to any wedding! Is that gorgeous or what?img_2865small_logo

Freshly picked and ready for any bride at her vintage garden themed wedding. I want to hold this bouquet in my hands and never let go.


Photography: White Rabbit Photo Boutique