Dreamy Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

Wedding season is just about to kick into high gear, and with gorgeous spring flowers readily available (most of the below are available in summer as well), I wanted to put together some really bold and dreamy bridal bouquets to start the season and inspire any brides who have not yet chosen their blooms. peonies / lilacs / carnations tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

garden roses / clematis / carnations / geranium tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

peonies / kumquats / vanilla spice blooms (summersweet clethra) / caladium tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

garden roses / tulips / honeysuckle / brunia / nerine lilies tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

peonies / tulips / smoke / bottlebrush buckeye blooms tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet

Color-Filled Cones DIY

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood The weather has been amazing in California this week, and especially so in the San Francisco area, where we are used to 60F weather in April/May rather than 80F weather. I found some wonderful ceramic ice cream cones and bowls a few weeks ago, and thought that filling them each with a single variety ('puffy' types work best in this) would be a bright pop of color on the table and reminiscent of colorful ice cream or sorbet. Just the right thing to cool a warm day down.

I call this a DIY, but it is so simple that it doesn't need any instructions. For each cone/bowl, pick a colorful variety and trim and place to achieve the desired effect. This would be a great cluster centerpiece for an outdoor spring or summer party - with the varieties/colors to match your chosen theme.

One note: The rice flower pictured comes painted, so be careful not to get it wet or the color can run and get all over everything.

What you'll need tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Have a wonderful weekend!

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao