Miss A Columnist

Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Wedding Flower Trends 2012 Part 2: Think Vintage

In my continued conversation with wedding florist, Shelley Campbell, we discussed vintage-inspired wedding flower trends. Although styles change, they almost always cycle back to classically interesting design trends.

“What’s old is new. The current open stem bouquets date back to medieval times when wild flowers, garden flowers, herbs, and filler flowers were cut and bound, similar to many styles still popular today,” Campbell stated.

Brides are also clamoring for a unique vintage look when it comes to the actual containers used to display their fresh flowers. Plain glass vases just don’t cut it anymore!

Photo Credit: The Natural Wedding Company

“Vintage is in! Brides are recycling old containers- whether it’s old bottles or tea pots! Some brides love to go antiquing or borrow these unique elements. The goal here is a not matchy-matchy look, but a fun, visually unique one. This is perfect for whimsical country wedding,” the florist explained.

“The key to this look is using a fabulous variety of container types, shapes and sizes. One wedding I did last October used different sized aluminum cans, glass coke bottles and a variety of mason jars. The color theme was bright fall colors including yellow, red, orange with touches of rust, burgundy and shades of green. Each centerpiece element whether small or large was a piece of art – one of a kind. Each table had either a large mason jar or can, filled with flowers surrounded by three to five smaller arrangements. Some had curly willow, some had grapevine woven into the centerpieces and all had grapevine around the bases of the different elements to bring it all together,” Campbell continued.

So…is there anything “vintage” that is not stylish right now?

“We have not seen a lot of cascades for years- not since Lady Diana made that look trendy in the 80s. One has to wonder when the round ball look will fade out of style. I am sure if we wait long enough, this dramatic bouquet style will come back,” stated Campbell.

Related Articles:


Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: 12: REST API is deprecated for versions v2.1 and higher (12) thrown in /home/askmissa/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-facebook-comments/facebook/base_facebook.php on line 1273