Flower Bomb: Lively Floral Wedding Inspiration



Summer 2016

Los Angeles–based Nicole Alexandra Designs’ aesthetic is driven by textures, layers and natural elements—from wood and stone to glass and greenery. “Organic touches can be found throughout my designs, especially in the more modern ones,” notes owner Nicole Gillis. “Different textures and patinas add complexity and depth to any table, which leads to a believable and approachable design.” With a passion for color and flowers, Gillis set to work incorporating both into this inspiration board. A lively palette of green, blue, pink and purple is accentuated by a floral motif seen in details such as the invitations and matchbox party favors. This style of decor is also incredibly versatile, as it plays well with both neutral and bold looks, enabling the couple to integrate subtle floral moments throughout the wedding, from bridesmaids’ dresses to napkins. “You can encompass many colors and textures into a design,” Gillis explains. “And when done right, it can be whimsical and beautiful without feeling over the top.”

1. Center Stage

A vibrant, organic arrangement makes for the perfect dinner companion, featuring Juliet and Darcey garden roses, burgundy dahlias, coral and burgundy ranunuculus, peach phalaenopsis, genista and Italian ruscus. $315, Rebelle Fleurs in Los Angeles, rebellefleurs.com.  


2. Head over Heels

Add a decadent touch of sparkle to your bridal look in Jimmy Choo’s “Abel” heels, featuring a pink and gold coarse glitter dégradé and pointed toes. $695, Jimmy Choo in Beverly Hills, jimmychoo.com.


3. Glass Menagerie

Set dining tables with mix-and-match stemware in shades of green, purple, pink and amber. $2.50 per glass, Dish Wish in Manhattan Beach, dishwishevents.com.  


4. Sweets, Please

Bottega Louie’s decadent French macarons pack a colorful punch—and are equally delicious. A variety of flavors, including Earl Grey, strawberry, rose, salted caramel, almond rocher, vanilla and chocolate, are tucked into Fields Abloom’s flower-printed thank-you card box. $18, Anthropologie in Beverly Hills, anthropologie.com; $37.50 for box of 15 macarons, Bottega Louie in Los Angeles, bottegalouie.com.  california_wedding_decor

5. Blooming Beginnings

Kick off the theme with a hand-painted, blossom-filled invitation and a save-the-date card, both featuring a watercolor design digitally printed on cotton card stock and brush lettering font with coordinating envelopes. $450 for 100 save-the-date cards; $1,100 for 100 invitation suites. Online at Sloane Harmony Design, sloaneharmonydesign.com.


6. Perfect Match

A striking party favor, especially when paired with a travel candle, Spring’s Eden wooden matches by Illume boast colorful sage green tips and are tucked into a beautiful botanical-printed box. $6, at Anthropologie.