Real Simple Weddings

Those who like an easy life choose real simple weddings. A simple backyard wedding with your close family and friends is so special. Make sure your wedding flowers are special too!

Here are some of my favorite ideas to get you started on dreaming up plans for your own real simple wedding. Read more here then check out our bridal bouquets pages for more ideas.

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Garden wedding reception

One of the best things about a garden wedding is that you can keep things simple when it comes to flowers! You can probably take advantage of flowers growing all around you but if not, then try some simple home made holders with a mixture of blooms. Do not even try to keep colors to a theme, just let you imagination run wild and you can be sure you will create a stunning and unique display!

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Garden wedding party

Your table ware does not need to be expensive to look good. This wedding reception table is set with picnic glasses and a simple tablecloth and napkins but looks great and would go with any color scheme.

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Wedding on a beach

If you are planning a wedding on a beach then you can go all out and decorate with all the trimmings and bridal arches but you can keep it real simple. This set up would be ideal for a casual wedding with a couple of close friends, keeps costs down and the sea is a stunning backdrop for your photographs.

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Tulle decorations

Decorating your ceremony or reception venue with tulle is one way to get a traditional wedding look without blowing your budget! This bride has chosen to drape tulle along the seating and then scatter flower petals along the aisle. This is a great way to include floral decor if you are on a budget.

Back from real simple weddings to more backyard wedding ideas...

The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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