A stunning single-flower clutch of creamy astilbes has a textural warmth that Magnolia's Gomes describes as "almost like cashmere."
With its frosted goblets and white-and-cream palette, this tabletop has a crisp, clean sensibility that's softened by a centerpiece of gardenias, calla lilies, ranunculus, Dutch tulips, and lisianthus. White peacock feathers interspersed throughout and gauzy fabric wrapped around the vase add an ethereal quality.
This collection of blooms -- ranunculus, lisianthus, garden roses, and zinnias -- looks casual yet artful spilling forth from elegant Depression-era glass. Though this palette sticks to yellows and peaches, you'd be hard-pressed to find the same shade twice in the whole lot.
Clematis vines and sprays of Polygonum form a charming bouquet.
A splash of Panicum flowers injects youthful exuberance into an otherwise restrained bouquet of cymbidium and lady slipper orchids with white nerine.
Pair green flowers with warm creams and clear whites, give them room to be wild and lush, and you'll never again equate modern with cold. While these centerpieces of viburnum, snowberry, bells of Ireland, asclepias pods, and carnations in salt-glass vessels could certainly hold their own in a downtown loft or art gallery, they're refreshingly free of attitude.
Antique salt and pepper cellars, family silver, napkins embroidered with the newlyweds' initials. Everything in this Old World tableau is imbued with a sense of history, including the flowers: Roses in blush and taupe, ivory tuberose, and the velvety gray leaves of dusty miller speak of centuries-old gardens. Jasmine tendrils and hot-pink roses add a hint of boldness.
A locket at the bouquet handle accentuates the romance.