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Happy Friday! Today we’re bringing you some major, environmental floral design—think arbors, chuppas, wreaths, and floating, floral explosions (yes!). We absolutely love the way floral structures can take an event to the next level; like turning a basic warehouse into a magical garden or establishing an intimate ceremony setting within a vast, mountainous landscape. We’ve rounded up ten of our all-time favorites so get ready to be inspired. TGIFlowers!!

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1. A giant wreath dripping with florals and greens is always a perfect intro to an elegant, outdoor celebration.

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2) This full-blown floral wall is what GLW dreams are made of and makes for a striking  ceremony backdrop. 

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3) Floral arbors are all the rage right now, and for good reason—they are GORGEOUS! We’ve featured some serious beauties (like this one) and it’s hard to narrow down to one favorite so we’ve included five of them in our round-up:

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Asymmetry rules in this coral beauty.

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We love the pastel floral explosion on this spectacular arch.

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Giant, graphic palms are SO cool for a tropical wedding.

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Small flowering blooms add give this full arch an amazing textural look. We love how perfect the unexpected color combo is for an incredible Tuscan wedding.

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5) Make a statement in your tent with a suspended floral and candle chandelier. Wow!

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6) This hanging box installation is basically A Midsummer Night’s Dream brought to life in a warehouse.

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7) Why not create a foliage ceiling?!

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8 ) Super-bright + Super-bold is always a show stopper as seen here.  

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9) How about this fabulously fruity chupppa! It’s so graphic and so cool. 

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10) Last but not least, we’re still crazy about this paper, floral arch from Mai and Aaron’s punchy graphic wedding.  Why not paper?!

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1.Wreath: Photography: CASSIE LOREE PHOTOGRAPHY // Florals and Styling: BLOOMING HOUSE COLLECTIVE  2.Floral Wall: Photography: MILOU + OLIN // Coordinator: Yelena Johnson of THE STYLISH SOIREE // Florist: Linnea of ASIEL DESIGN 3.Arbors: a) Wedding Planning and Design: CCL WEDDINGS & EVENTS // Photography: BRANDON KIDD PHOTO b) photographer: ALP & ISLE // Styling, Florals, Rentals: SUPPOSEY CO. c) Photographer: KATE HOLSTEIN // Planner: CALLUNA EVENTS // Florist: LALE FLORALS d)Photography: JILLIAN MITCHELL // Floral Design: FRANCISCO SALAZAR  e) Wedding Planner: SPOSIAMOVI  // Photography: STEFANO SANTUCCI STUDIO // Flower Design: LA ROSA CANINA 4) 5)Photographer: ELI TURNER // Event Planner: Kaitlin Przezdziecki, CHERRY BLOSSOM EVENTS //Florist: AMARYLLIS FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN6)Photography: PHIL SANDERS // Planner & Designer:  CHANCEY CHARM // Florals: Lindsay Coletta  7) Florist: BLOSSOM AND BRANCH  // Photography: TRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY 8)Photography: KATELYN JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY // Floral Designer: ANTHOMANIC 9)Photography: MICHAEL RADFORD // Event Design/Florals: ARTISAN EVENTS /10)Photography: KIMBERLY CHAU PHOTOGRAPHY // Event Planner: POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE // Paper Floral Artistry by BALUSHKA

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Phi and Bryan’s engagement session from celebrated New York wedding photographer, Alicia Swedenborg, is so dreamy! The lighting is magical and every image is like an study in pastel ombré. It’s seriously so amazing. Just wait until you get to the shots from Top of The Rock. Gasp! Gorgeous!

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The proposal: We are surrounded by our families (especially mine; we live down the street from my mom and sister). Always having family functions and gatherings we are rarely home alone. It was Christmas Eve and I had a very long week at the salon working around the clock for clients. My last client came in late so I had to stay, knowing I needed to come home and get ready for Christmas Mass (we go with my family every Christmas Eve). I stayed late and got home completely wiped out. Bryan had come home from work, very calm and sweet that day. As I was getting ready for Mass he continues to follow me around the house telling me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me. I didn’t think anything of it, as I’m spraying on perfume making it the last thing to be done, I turn around to ask Bryan how I looked? He replies “I think you look beautiful but I think you’re missing something,” and gets on one knee and pulls out this black box. I got so excited I started to cry. We got the chance to be alone in our house we just bought, just being in the moment just the two of us was something so special. So that day went from being a stressful day to the best day of my life. It will definitely be a Christmas Eve to remember.

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Photography: Alicia Swedenborg // Outfit #1 Dress: ASOS // Shoes: Christian Louboutins // Bryan’s Jacket: H&M // Bryan’s Pants: Perry Ellis // Outfit #2 Dress: BCBG // Necklace: RJ Graziano // Shoes: Jimmy Choo

You guys have to check out THIS. WEDDING. Captured by the fabulous Sylvie Gil Photography, Kate and Justin’s wedding day at Durham Ranch is SO. GORGE. We’re especially loving the muted palette and elegant, industrial-chic decor designed by Shannon Leahy Events. And those florals by Natalie Bowen are taking it to a whole other level!! You’re going to love it!

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography // Planner and designer: Shannon Leahy //  Florals: Natalie Bowen // Hair & Makeup: Julie Morgan // Paper: Yonder // Catering – Paula Leduc Catering //
Cake: Sweet on Cake // Photobooth: Snap Fiesta  // Rentals: Wine Country Party  // Linens – La Tavola Linens // DJ Cams: Kelsey Pavao  // Ceremony Musicians: Starlite Strings Duo // Cocktail Musicians – The Easy Leaves  // Venue: Durham Ranch

We can definitely confirm two things today at GLW: 1) pink walls take our breath away 2) we’re kinda bonkers over this super chic, editorial-inspired engagement shoot. Captured by the fabulous photographers at The Love Studio, this session is a glimpse into the totally cool (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) lives of Nicki and Paul. See more about the inspiration for the shoot below and enjoy!

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From the photographer: Taking our cue from intimate captures of 60’s iconic couples like Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, we styled this shoot to reflect Nicki and Paul’s love, playfulness, contradictions and discerning aesthetic. Nicki worked with hair and makeup artist Misty Fox who specializes in the entertainment industry to create her elegant yet tousled look.

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Photography: The Love Studio  // Hair & Makeup: Misty Fox // Restaurant: Harbord Room

Nathelie and Michael’s wedding is striking. We’re obsessing over all the graphic details like the white-on-white-on-white reception decor and the bride’s uber-editorial Inbal Dror gown. Our favorite part, though, are the super glam reception florals. Crazy-talented Green Lion separated the all-white arrangements by bloom for a graphic and totally luxe feel. Amaze!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The wedding was special and unique for us because we were able to have all of our family and friends to see us married in a town where we loved spending time as a couple. My family is from the NY area as well as most of our friends. Bringing them to Newport to share in the seafood and amazing sunsets was really special. Since for most this was their first time in Newport, we wanted to make it a true wedding weekend and not just a wedding day, by having welcome drinks Friday night and a farewell brunch on Sunday. As a couple we are really fun and love to have a good time and we really wanted our guests to feel our personalities in every aspect. We both come from large Italian families and frequent Miami a lot as I am half Cuban. We really wanted to incorporate our cultures as well.

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

The gown was made by Israeli designer Inbal Dror. I bought it at Mark Ingram Atelier in NYC. It was the last appointment on my first (and only) day dress shopping. I didn’t know what style I wanted and was trying on everything. The incredible sales woman, Ayana, suggested this dress that she had from the back. I immediately fell in love with the dress, it was so different from a traditional wedding dress but so romantic with the lace and pearl details. It took about a week to think it over and after a quick second try-on I was sold.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

We tried to make lots of special details part of our day. The food was where we focused on personalization the most. Our cocktail hour included lots of Cuban passed hors d’oeuvre to honor my heritage and foods that we enjoy together when we are in Miami (mini cuban sandwiches, croquetas de jamon, beef empanadas, plantain chips) as well as lots of seafood to really highlight all that Newport and New England have to offer, especially local oysters. Our dinner menu featured 3 courses to include a risotto course which is the way we like to treat ourselves on date nights, by sharing a pasta course. The assorted Italian pastries to finish were inspired by the dessert plate served at our favorite restaurant in Miami. Mike absolutely loves Del’s Lemonade, so I surprised him at the end of the night with a stand at the reception. Other little details included custom match books for guests to take since we both love to collect match books from restaurants we visit. Lastly, the personalized light-up foam sticks was true to our party side and allowed our guests to keep the party going with our amazing band.

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