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The Most Nostalgic Centerpiece We’ve Ever Seen (Plus 9 Ways To Use Dried Flowers)

Photo: Toole Art Photography // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Toole Art Photography
When you know, you know! With amazing foresight, Michigan bride Shelley Clark collected a rose from every bouquet that her then-boyfriend now-husband gave her throughout middle school and high school and displayed them at their wedding reception. While you probably don't have a collection of sentimental stems at your disposal, you can still take advantage of... read more

This Bouquet Was Made Out Of Pages From Harry Potter (Really!)

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We've seen a lot of Harry Potter inspired wedding ideas, from Harry Potter proposals, to ring boxes and even Photoshopped photos of the couple reenacting scenes from the books and movies, but this is the first Harry Potter wedding bouquet we've seen before. User gallantfox on Reddit.com posted... read more

The Prettiest Flower Ideas from 2013

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What's a wedding without flowers? From floral aisle runners to bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, floral crowns and homemade floral huppahs, we've rounded up our favorite real wedding flower ideas to steal from 2013. Fresh, festive wedding flowers can pull a wedding together and create a cohesive theme using your wedding colors and your wedding style to... read more

Paper Wedding Flowers Transform Into White House Holiday Decor

Lately, we've been obsessed with paper flowers and now we have one more reason to love them. Here's why: Art Director for The Knot, Meghan Corrigan got married in September and Tana Gerber of Bohemian Bloom created a white paper flower backdrop as a stunning focal point for the reception. Fast forward... read more

A Flower Girl Dress Made With Real Roses

Photo: Alternate Angles // Featured: The Knot BlogAlternate Angles

How amazing is this flower girl dress decked out in fresh roses and hydrangeas? This little one walked down the aisle in her statement dress designed by Sayles Livingston Flowers and carried a matching white and green pomander. If you're including a flower girl in your bridal party, amp up her inherent cuteness with...

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13 Modern Cascading Wedding Bouquets

Cascade Bouquets // Featured: The Knot BlogPhotos: Caroline Ghetes, Set Free Photography, Embrace Life Photography
Remember Princess Diana's stunning 42-inch long wedding bouquet of roses, white orchids and myrtle?  Well, cascading wedding bouquets are back and beautiful! Today's cascade (or pageant) bouquets feel modern and fresh with peonies and dahlias, blush color palettes and a shorter height. Achieve this look by adding greenery and dangling flowers to the plans for... read more

18 Pretty Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

Photo: Erik Ekroth // Featured: The Knot BlogErik Ekroth
As elaborate as a carefully manicured floral arrangement and as simple as a mason jar with a few stems, aisle markers add serious style to your ceremony. Flower markers not only help to define the space (perfect if you're working without traditional pews), they also add a fresh ambience to the room.Create a hanging arrangement... read more

12 Places To Use Wedding Wreaths

Photo: TK // Featured: The Knot BlogSylvie Gil Photography
Wreaths aren't just for the church doors or the holidays. Wreaths make beautiful additions to reception decor and bridal party style -- and they come in all shapes and sizes. For example, use small herb wreaths as fragrant aisle markers, larger branch-filled wreaths to complement hanging light fixtures, give your flower girls baby's breath crowns, or... read more

10 Pretty Centerpieces (Without A Flower In Sight!)

Beautiful centerpieces can be yours without a single stem! Get creative with elements that tie together the style and theme of your wedding. (Bonus: You'll likely save some money in the process, too.) Think antler candlesticks for rustic weddings, coral and candles for beachside weddings and stacks of pretty books for vintage weddings. Here are... read more

DIY Paper Flower Centerpieces (from the book Paper to Petal!)

Photo: Thus + Farrell // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Thus + Farrell
We're so excited to share a DIY from the beautiful new book Paper To Petal! Design duo and blogger Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell have crafted an entire book's worth of paper flower tutorials with detailed instructions. For an evergreen reception centerpiece that can be adjusted to any wedding's color scheme, follow the steps... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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