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5 Circular Wreath Ideas For Central Illinois Weddings

The Circular Backdrop

The circular wreath is predicted to be a hot trend for 2017.  Here are five wasy to incorporate it into your Central Illinois Wedding.
 

1.   Frame a gorgeous view.

If your venue offers a beautiful view, don’t cover it up – frame it with a beautiful floral circular backdrop.
 

2.  Cover It Up.

Don’t have a beautiful view to frame?  Here’s a way to cover a wall – so simple – but so beautiful!  Decorate a frame with wired greens arranged in a concentric circles woven around the frame.
 

3. Add An Accent.

For a smaller space, maybe as a backdrop for buffet or dessert table, hang an assortment of hoops covered with green ferns and other foliage.   Embellished the wreaths with a few hanging blooms such as tulips or callas which have stems that curve naturally.
 

4. Overhead!

Don’t have wall space for a floral circular backdrop?  Hang one from the ceiling for a dramatic lush focal area for you to stand under!  How gorgeous is that?!!
 

5.  Last But Not Least, On The Ground.

Maybe you don’t have any walls or spaces to hang anything ?  You can create a beautiful floral circle at the base of altar area for you to take your vows.

Call, text or email for your free consultation – we are now booking for November & December 2017 and all of 2018.  Call us at 309-212-6570 or email to fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com.

9 Top 2017 Wedding Trends To Love

2017 is shaping up to be a fun year for us with 20 weddings already booked and as we looked over the Bridal Guide’s Hottest New Wedding Trends blog, our booked 2017 central Illinois weddings are right in style with the following trends!

1.  Vintage/Glamour – whimsical mix of old and new.

Industrial warehouse venues; strands of twinkling lights and glowing candles are a hot look for 2017.  The photo below was from one of our wedding at the Waterhouse in Peoria last September.  Photo courtesy of Josh Johnson Photography.
 

2.  Hottest wedding color – Blush!

Blush pink is “it” in weddings for 2017.  The bouquet below is a blend of the beautiful blush pink Quicksand rose and the specatular White O’hara garden rose from one of our weddings this past October.  Blush has been our most popular color in 2016 and from our weddings booked for 2017 it looks like it will be our most popular color again.
 Blush Flowers, Blush Bouquet, Blush Wedding

3.  Metalics – copper, rose gold and pewter remain big.

Metalics add a touch of elegance but be sure to use shine strategically such as a head table or a display table.
   

4.  Neutrals  – you can’t go wrong with a neutral color palette.

While blush was a popular choice, the neutral palette was also big in 2016 with lots of greens such as this mixed green garland for the head table decor from one of our May weddings.  Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photographee.
 Neutral color scheme, neutral reception decor

5.  Swoon-worthy blooms!

Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias are top requests from coast to coast.  These wonderful full petaled blooms epitomize romance.  They are being used in bridal bouquets, centerpieces, placed along garlands and cakes.  Another hot trend is loose rose petals with floating candles.  The small cake below with peonies and rose is from one of our June weddings.
 Peonies, garden roses

6.  Tall elegant centerpieces.

Trumpet vases are making a comeback and allow for large lush floral centerpieces.  The photo below was from one of our June weddings held at Allerton Mansion in Monticello and contains a mix of peonies which are in season in May & June and a mix of garden and standard roses with seasonal and textural elements.  Be sure to use a few of these grand centerpieces to make an elegant statement.
 Tall Trumpet Vase

7.  Mix It Up!

Many brides are choosing to forgo the perfectly organized look and are creating a more eclectic feel with a variety of centerpieces and  mix of containers bringing a more personalized look to their wedding decor.  Photo (below and two above) courtesy of Wright Photographs.
 Reception centerpiece decor

8.  Hanging Floral Centerpieces.

We’ve had our first request for a hanging floral centerpiece for one of our wedding booked in 2017 and we are looking forward to creating one of these.  What a way to add an instant WOW!!!
 Hanging Floral Centerpiece  Hanging Floral Centerpiece

9.  Surprise Settings.

Unique venue choices are offering couples a way to surprise their guests with wonderful views  giving the couples a way to make their special day something unique and different.  This is from one of our wedding last May held at the beautiful Point D’Vine Vineyard in Quincy.  Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photographee.
 Unique reception venue
Thank you to all of our wonderful 2016 brides for leaving us awesome reviews and leading us to win The Knot Best of Weddings 2017!  We are so honored to have been chosen to be part of your special day!!
The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

Which of these trends would you use in your wedding?

Are you planning a 2017 wedding or beyond?  Call, text or email us for your free consultation at 309-212-6570 or fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com

Don’t Forget To Do This On Your Wedding Day

Ben and Caroline

When we asked Caroline what one of her favorite memories of her wedding day was, she stated that (of course besides marrying Ben) being able to see everything come together.  “After spending so much time and effort in planning the wedding, it was really neat to see my vision come to life!”   Her advice to brides is to be sure and take the time to look around and to really take it all in!!  That is why having a good wedding photographer is so important… You can look back and see it in the years to come.  These awesome photos are by Giving Tree Photography.
Outdoor romantic wedding  Bridal Bouquet, Garden Style Bouquet
Caroline’s favorite color is blush, but not wanting the wedding to be overly feminine, she opted to go with a palette of shades –  dove grey, dusty rose, sage green and lavender which projected the desired soft  and ethereal effect.  Her wedding bouquets contained a soft blend of these shades using garden roses, stock, veronica, ferns and mixed greens.
Dove grey bridesmaid color, blush wedding bouquets blush & gray wedding colors
Ben and Caroline dated for 6 years before Ben popped the question.  They were engaged in July of 2014 which gave them  one year to make wedding plans.  Caroline gained much of her inspiration from Pinterest, but she cautions new brides not to get too overwhelmed with over-pinning!  She was selective in what she pinned which really helped her realize her style and vision for her wedding day.
Wedding Pergola, Ourdoor Wedding Wedding Backdrop, Wedding Arch, Wedding Pergola
The couple was married outside in the family property wooded area and the wedding pergola as well as the backdrop at the reception were made with trees from the family’s wooded area.  She decided to use the woodland theme in her reception decor with the wooden box planters as her centerpiece arrangements.
woodland box centerpiece arrangements Head Table Decor wedding aisle decor, hobnob jars
Caroline absolutely loves flowers and wanted flowers to be the main focal point of her wedding.  She chose Fancy Florals By Nancy, a central Illinois wedding florist, to create her wedding bouquets, boutonniere, corsages, aisle decor,  to decorate the pergola and reception backdrop as well as the reception centerpiece arrangements.
I could not have been happier with my wedding flowers! Nancy was so easy to work with. She was so accommodating and communicated very well (which is very important for a bride). I wanted lots of flowers at my wedding, so this was a very important aspect for me. Basically all of my decorations were flowers! I brought in pictures of what I liked, and Nancy was able to create everything from there. I had so many requests for her throughout the whole wedding planning process and she managed to do everything. She was insightful and really knew her stuff! When the wedding day came, my vision had been fulfilled. I highly recommend Fancy Florals by Nancy!
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