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Bridal Floral Arrangements: White and Yellow Wedding Flower Arrangements

Updated on August 28, 2014
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Flower crazy and flower power are my incentives for this series of flower-related articles. I make flower arrangements for all occasions.

Cascading Orchid Bridal Bouquet

Gorgeous Bride (Christiana) and Happy Groom (David Larson).
Gorgeous Bride (Christiana) and Happy Groom (David Larson).

Copyright @ Angeline Oppenheimer

She didn't exactly put a gun to my head. It wasn't a matter of do or die. Nor did she intimidate me to the task at hand. But she did waylay me and handed me a proposition I couldn't resist: "Want to do my daughter's wedding flowers?" Now, anyone who knows me know I'm flower-crazy. I'm the emblem of flower power and I'm known around the neighborhood as the scavenger of anything floral. While others give out homebaked cookies during Christmas, I give out fresh centerpieces and I'm not even a florist. I enjoy putting flowers together and Marty (I think it's safe to reveal her name now) knew she was taking a gamble when she threw out that proposition.

OK, I've done small scale arrangments for Bar Mitvahs and one of them happen to be my own son's(does he even have a choice?), so there's really no track record to fall back on. This is someone's wedding and messing it up would be unforgiveable. Plus I may lose Marty, my Bible teacher's friendship. The stake is high---should I or shouldn't I?

Like a fly drawn to light, I squished every fear and reservation and said YES. I would later question my own sanity when the task seemed monumental but for the time being, I'm dreaming flowers and possibilities. Lots of flowers to play--what could be more fun?


White and Yellow Wedding Centrepiece

wedding centrepieces with hydrangeas, honey mrytle, white roses  and dahlias.
wedding centrepieces with hydrangeas, honey mrytle, white roses and dahlias.

The task would be easier if I'm just allow free reign to come out with whatever I think it's beautiful but of course, the wedding girl has themes and colors and flowers have to be part of the scheme of things, not just random pretty things.

She has a few requests:

Color theme: white and yellow

Arrangements must include a hurricane with pillar candles

Flowers: Hydrangea, plumerias, roses, calla lilies, stephanotis, cutesy tweedia,

Alright, I think I can deal with that. They seemed manageable requests and don't forget, I'm quite delusional at this point. Running high on flower power.

First order of things, I brought Marty and Christiana (think it's safe to mention her name too) to the flower market --the florist's playground, where flowers peer from every corner and lined every space to bedazzle you. Riots of colors, shapes and symmetry--some shy while others flaunt with wide-eyed faces, brazen and bold--a jungle of petals and sepals. I'm in flowers' paradise!

Lots of looking and lots of discussion ensued.

Will this flower survive the heat of July?

Texture--different types of flowers to give interesting texture

Flowers combination--some naturally go well with others.

Price--how does it stack up against the budget?

Is the choice of flowers in season?

We went away with some questions answered and some homework to do. I googled lots of wedding bouquets and learn a trick or two from youtube. Still, I've a little nagging fear--what if the arrangements fall short of the bride's ideas of a perfect day? I know for a fact, that she's a perfectionist and I'm by nature, the opposite of it. I'm random, spontaneous and make flowers arrangements by intuition, so to speak. I allow the flowers to talk to me....and really, I'm quite sane.

So, how did the flowers turn out? Let's find out.

P.S. I must say that Christiana and Marty were very forgiving and pleasant to work with. They made my short stint as a "wedding florist" very enjoyable.


Orchid Bridal Bouquet

Large white orchids, dendobrium, white roess, stephanotis and pittoporum make up this beautiful bouquet.
Large white orchids, dendobrium, white roess, stephanotis and pittoporum make up this beautiful bouquet.

close-up of bridal bouquet

Sweetheart table centrepiece with white orchids and stephanotis.

Sweetheart centerpiece all aglow.

Bridemaid's Bouquet--White hydrangea and yellow calla.

Bridesmaids with their bouquets

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    Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Nice hub for weddings.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Beautiful flowers for wedding are so important. It looks like you did your homework and all is well. Nice hub.

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    you never do cease to amaze me with your talents! Like you I adore flowers. . .but I bet you figured that one too;) Flowers look like they came out beautiful (though I agree yellow and white . eh!)

    Ha if the day ever comes for me to walk down the aisle again . .you just may have to do another wedding . .think pink:))))

    thumbs up . rated up and awesome and of course useful!!!!!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Sandyspider, thanks for dropping by. I've been delinquent in visiting yours--will do so soon.

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Hello from Singapore, Pam. Good to hear from you and thank you for your kind comments.

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Shari, pls just walk down the aisle, just so I cd do your flowers. Pink is full of possibilities. Just don't say I put u up to it--but seriously, the lucky guy should be out there looking for u.

    Thanks for your support and positive comments--always glad to hear from u. Enjoy your day, or is it night there?

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    i think its night. . and i am counting on you for the set up when I get to SD in Sept. lol You still in Sinagpore??? I hope you are taking tons of pics to show me:))))))

    xx0xoxoxo

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    September in SD--sounds like a movie title? Sure, we'll meet and enjoy plenty of sunshine b4 daylight savings time ends. Trying to take pics but since, it's not my fav. thing to do, i've to constantly remind myself to take some. Hugs:))

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    bbmyers16 7 years ago

    Women! maybe you should think about going into the flower buisness>> Name your shop something crazy like "Spontaneous Flowers" because those are beautiful! I'd ask you to help me do my centerpieces anytime!!!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    bbmyers, thanks for your great compliment. I would love to make centrepieces for you. I thought about going into the business but decided that it's best to keep this love as a hobby:)

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    Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

    Yes! It sounds like you are up to the task. I think being spontaneous and able to make flower arrangements by intuition is a great thing. When flowers look too "arranged", they also look boring. Yeah, pretty but boring like a gorgeous girl with no style. Rating this up. And thumbs up for you, my intuitive floral artist! =D

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Om, you're always very clever with analogies and this one makes me smile. I would like to think that i'm not the type of girl you mentioned--hehe...Thanks for rating it up:))

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    Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

    Useful info - I could have used it when my daughters got married! lol

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    always nice to see u, habee. Any more daughter getting married?

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    marty - mother of the bride 6 years ago

    Yes, the centerpieces and bouquets created by Angeline were incredible - the pictures do not do them justice. But more important were the loving hands that labored so diligently and patiently - even into the wee hours of the morning! Thank you, Angeline!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, Marty for dropping by with your comments. You really have given me more credit than I deserved. I had fun putting the flowers together and it will definitely be one of events I'll remember for life.

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I hope my future wedding complete with the beautiful flower like on the pictures. Good for inspiration. I learn much from you, especially the video was amazing. Good work, my friend. I'll bookmark this one. Vote this up.

    Prasetio

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    prasetio, good to see u again. Flowers are a great way to create a wonderful mood for your wedding. I'm glad you enjoy the hub and I'm sure your future wedding will be wonderful.

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    prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

    Good job, my dear, Now, I want to get married hehe. I hope you will be the flower arranger, smiles. Thanks for this lovely and beautiful hub, I want yellow and with white, it is majestic, Maita

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Maita, so good to see u again. Yes, do get married--i'll be more than happy to make any arrangements for you. Just say when....

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    elizabeth 6 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

    Very nice. I bet you had fun with this.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, mslizzee!

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi anginwu, your love for flowers show in your gift for flower arranging, absolutely lovely!

    Thank you for sharing, best wishes MM

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    anglnwu 5 years ago

    Thank you, MM, for your positive feedback. I value your comments and am glad you stopped by. Enjoy your day.

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