Category Archives: Wedding Trends

Metallic Accents for Wedding Decor

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Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life. The decisions you make as to the perfect dress, a venue great for photographs, and wedding flowers that reflect your personality are all expressions of who you are and what is important to you. It is in the details that the essence of the day is created. Metallic accents have been popular with brides and grooms for years, and for good reason. Their versatility adds shimmer and shine to virtually any style wedding. At Mission Viejo Florist, we love helping area couples to create the wedding they have always dreamed of.
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Exquisite Orchid Floral Designs

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At Mission Viejo Florist, we’ve worked with hundreds of excited brides to create the perfect wedding flowers. Over the years, there have been  different fashions, trending color palettes and “all the rage” wedding themes.  The newest thing comes and goes, but there are some wedding florals that are timeless, elegant and always cherished – the orchid is one such flower. Orchid floral designs are luxurious and sophisticated, and if you are planning a Mission Viejo or Orange County wedding, we highly recommend the use of this exquisite bloom.
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Summer Weddings- How to Beat the Heat

summer weddingsSouthern California is more temperate during the summer than many other parts of the country.  Outdoor venues are especially attractive during the sunniest months.  However, those who are planning a wedding at the warmest time of the year should keep a few tips in mind.  And if you are a couple looking for the perfect Mission Viejo Florist event, you may benefit from the experience of our designers who have executed hundreds of successful summertime weddings.

  • Make sure take the time of day into account when setting up the seating arrangement for the ceremony – be aware of the sun’s position to ensure guests are not staring right into it.
  • Have a tent on hand for shade and cooling off. Although very hot days are rare, not everyone likes to be in the sun for hours.
  • Have drinks available to your guests from the time they arrive; drink stations or wandering waiters will ensure your guests are well- hydrated and comfortable.
  • Some flowers do better in hot temperatures than others- including orchids, lilies and roses. To keep bridal bouquets from wilting, have vases available to hold them when not in use.

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What’s Hot for Summer Wedding Flowers?  Vibrant summery florals, wildflowers, and non-traditional greens such as succulents and eucalyptus leaves are being used to design the trendiest events.

As you plan your summer ceremony, the wedding team at Mission Viejo Florist is available for design inspiration and the expert tips you will need to stage the perfect summer wedding.

Tall Wedding Centerpieces are Trending for 2016

wedding centerpieces2016 wedding planning is well underway, and the experts are reporting that many of the popular themes from 2015 weddings are still trending. Although the goal of every wedding is romance, this year’s ceremonies seem to especially emphasize a return to traditional romantic nuance. Muted color schemes – such as blush pinks and gray blues – hearken back to the days of old fashioned wedding ceremonies. Enchanting illumination, via candles or a string of Edison bulbs, supplies glowing ambient light.


There are also trends in floral options this year – pastels are replacing vibrant blooms, bouquets are not all the same, but complementary; and centerpieces are soaring to new heights. Tall centerpieces are deserving of all the attention given to them this year – their impressive stature makes a beautiful floral statement that is both dazzling and dramatic. And while high centerpieces are all the rage, they are showing up at wedding receptions in a wide variety of designs and styles.


There are many ways to create a tall centerpiece all your own. Choosing flowers such as calla lilies or gladiolus will deliver the elegant height; adding decorative branches draped with vintage candles add inventive lighting. A tall glass cylinder with a floral arrangement perched on top can be filled with floating wildflowers or exotics like orchids; metallic candlesticks can support flowers high above the table.


Tall centerpieces work well in any setting and with any theme; but they are especially impressive in large spaces, drawing the eye up to the open air – be it vaulted ceiling or blue sky.When it comes to  wedding flowers, the experienced floral designers at Mission Viejo Florist are happy to consult with you to discuss the style that will represent and bring your vision to life.  Whether you follow the trend or decide to go your own way, your bouquets and centerpieces for your 2016 wedding are destined to be stunning when designed by our award winning designers.