Wedding Colors to Look for this Spring

wedding colorsInspiration for your wedding design can come from many places. One of the key indicators of the next seasons’ hottest wedding colors is the Pantone Color Trends Report; which is compiled using the colors seen in the world’s most prestigious runway shows. This report outlines the ten shades that experts say we can expect to see not only in fashion but in all aspects of design, including florals for weddings. The professional designers at Curran’s Flowers can take whatever inspiration you brings us, and recommend the very best blooms to bring  your bouquets, centerpieces and ceremony decor to life.
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Inspired Wedding Proposals

wedding proposalsA wedding proposal is one of the most exciting events in your life, something you will look back on for years. While some people choose to execute intricate plans to surprise their loved one, other people go the simple and direct route. Whatever your style when asking the big question, flowers are essential! At Curran’s Flowers, we’ve worked with hundreds of couples, and have seen some creative ways to incorporate the beauty of flowers into your entire experience – from wedding proposals to first dances.
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Floral Accents and Extras

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When it comes to planning your wedding, the details make all the difference! Once you have chosen your colors, your venue, and your dress – you’ll need to decide upon your flowers and your floral accents.  While bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s bouquets, and centerpieces get a lot of attention, there are so many other ways that flowers can be used to bring color and beauty to every corner of your wedding. After decades of helping Danvers and Beverly couples create their dream wedding day, we have the ideas and inspiration you are looking for!
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Metallic Accents Add Shine and Shimmer

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Your wedding day is just that –  yours. The decisions you make regarding your dress, your venue, and your wedding flowers are all expressions of who you are and what is important to you. A bridal bouquet overflowing with your favorite flowers, a venue that reflects someplace special to you as a couple – it is in the details that the essence of the day takes shape. This year, metallic accents continue to be popular with brides and grooms for weddings of all kinds, as their versatility adds beauty to virtually any setting. At Curran’s Flowers, we love helping Danvers area couples to create the ambiance they have always dreamed of.
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Tupper Manor Wedding Flowers

Tupper Manor is a historic venue built in the early 1900’s. It is now owned by Endicott College, and is part of its Wylie Conference Center, located on the water in Beverly Massachusetts. Currans Flowers loves creating flowers for wedding receptions held at unique venues like Tupper Manor.

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We had the pleasure of creating beautiful wedding flowers for newly married Mr. & Mrs. Darren Shaw, who held their reception at this beautiful venue.

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Jenny’s bouquet featured a rich combination of garden roses, dahlias, hydrangea and celosia.

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The bridesmaid’s bouquets shared the same color palette but exhibited varied flower choices. which created a unified yet eclectic feel for the whole bridal party.  Bridesmaid floral choices included seasonal viburnum berries, cymbidium orchids, and deep colored dahlias – just beautiful!

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Tupper Manor provided a beautiful backdrop for the reception offering formal settings…

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natural environments…..

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and the ever popular regional seaside photo opportunities…

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Jenny’s vision for the reception maintained the lush, rich look of the bridal party with the inclusion of succulents in the centerpieces and decor.

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The addition of Silver Brunia in some of the pieces tied in the silvers and grays and offered texture to make the designs fun and fresh.

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Tupper Manor’s historic feel and beautiful design added to the ambiance of the reception.

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Some of the venue’s features called for impressive impact pieces which tied the rich look and feel together.

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At night,  Tupper Manor glows – if you do it right. What a fun night!

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Currans Flowers always enjoys being a part of special moments in people’s lives, especially at special venues such as Tupper Manor

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Thank you to Lindsay Pierce Photography for the beautiful images of this wonderful event.

Please consider letting Currans Flowers’ wedding team create the perfect flowers for your Tupper Manor Wedding! With over 80 years experience serving the families of the north shore and beyond, Currans is your best local choice for wedding flowers.

Orchid Florals for your Wedding Day

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Although a bride has a vast array of choices for her wedding day, there are few things more elegant than a cascading bouquet of orchids.  These exotic and sumptuous flowers are one of the most popular choices for bridal bouquets, both because they exude sophistication and because they come in widely diverse varieties perfect for any bride – and any color palette. For those couples considering orchid florals for their special day, the wedding consultants at Curran’s Flowers can offer expert advice and guidance as to which variety may be best for your vision and budget.

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Although there are a wide variety of orchids that can be utilized for a wedding, industry insiders tell us that there are three main types of orchids that are requested over and over. The dendrobium orchid is known for its vast spectrum of colors, as well as for some beautiful shadings within the same flower. Ample bouquets of dendrobium are perfect for centerpieces and large venue decor.

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The phalaenopsis orchid is a lush and opulent variety which is also known as a “Moth orchid”, as its petals look like the moth’s open wingspan. These orchids tend to have oversized blooms that fare well as boutonnieres and corsages, providing a brilliant splash of color in a single blossom.  Cymbidium orchids can be monochromatic, or exhibit primarily one color with a contrasting colorful pattern in the center of the bloom. Especially popular this year is the exquisite green cymbidium, shown here filling a centerpiece vase ; while a perennial favorite is a white orchid with pink or magenta accents.

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Brides can choose to have bouquets and arrangements made up only of orchid florals; or to mix the orchids amongst roses, hydrangea, and lilies.  A consultation with an expert from Curran’s Flowers will allow you to see the different orchids first hand, and experiment with different arrangements and aesthetics that will fit your dream and your budget. If you are planning a wedding in Danvers, Beverly or Salem, we would consider it a privilege to help you create your perfect wedding flowers.

Christmas in July – Holiday Wedding Planning

holiday weddingHalfway through the summer and deep into long, hot days, discussing plans for the winter seems a little strange. But if you are anticipating your holiday wedding, experts recommend that these days are the perfect ones to choose your florist and begin making decisions on the flowers for your celebration. You may think that all florists can successfully coordinate holiday wedding events, or have the experience required to stage a wedding during one of the busiest times of the year – but they do not. The expert designers at Currans Flowers have the knowledge, expertise and creativity you need  for your wedding – don’t settle for less!
It is widely accepted  that a bride should consult with her floral coordinator about 6 months prior to the wedding day to begin planning. This time frame will guarantee that not only will she have gorgeous bouquets and arrangements that she will love, but that they fit into her vision and her budget – and are stylistically a good fit for the venue.
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Holiday weddings are deemed those which take place between Thanksgiving weekend and New Year’s Day. This time of year is unparalleled for romantic and elegant weddings – but the season also creates a few challenges. Venues, caterers, entertainers and florists will all be reserved early on, due to the sheer number of holiday parties – so it is important for the bride to make these decisions well in advance. Also, because many flowers are not in season during the winter, consulting with an expert wedding designer now will allow couples to experiment with alternative selections, and consider ideas to ensure the floral elements are just as beautiful as she envisioned.


Once you have chosen your venue, gather your color swatches and inspiration photos, and come speak with a wedding planner here at Currans Flowers. We look forward to helping you plan the most spectacular holiday wedding that Danvers has ever seen.

Willowdale Estate Wedding Flowers

The Willowdale Estate is a beautiful historic location in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. Part of the Bradley Palmer state park, Willowdale is a top choice for elegant weddings.


This spring we had the pleasure of creating beautiful floral pieces for the wedding of Justin and Devon at Willowdale in Topsfield. All of us at Currans Flowers love it when we get the opportunity to design wedding flowers for wonderful couples planning weddings at one of a kind locations.

The wedding party’s floral pieces, designed by Gayle Rogers, featured lush purple tones accented with succulents and silvery dusty miller foliage. The hand tied bridesmaids bouquets were wrapped in a pewter double faced satin ribbon which played of the shades of violet and silver…stunning.


Devon’s bridal bouquet featured white hydrangea, Ivory Vendella roses & lavender Ocean Song roses, Vermeer calla lilies, with accents of succulents and dusty miller….beautiful


Justin’s boutonnière was created using the same Vermeer calla lily Gayle used in Devon’s bouquet. Then she accented it with limonium and dusty miller…perfect




Willowdale’s butterfly garden courtyard is an ideal wedding ceremony location with classic New England charm. Here Gayle has adorned the quest chairs with clusters in shades of purple featuring purple mokara orchids, lavender Ocean Song roses, purple dendrobium orchids, and rich purple stock flowers, all handed and secured with the same pewter satin ribbons from the maids’ bouquets.




Thank you to Metzger Studios  for the beautiful images. Consider using Scott for your Willowdale wedding or anywhere in New England for that matter.

Your Best Wedding Value

wedding valueYou’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time. You’ve got file folders of Pinterest photos and wedding blogs, all showcasing the exact type of venue, dress and flowers you want for your dream wedding. Everything about this day has got to be perfect, but the costs are adding up – and when faced with the dilemma, you may be tempted to price-shop for the lowest priced vendors in order to save money.

While some aspects of your wedding may be conducive to looking for the lowest cost bidder, your wedding flowers are not – for so many reasons. Primarily, a bride may not understand that her “must-have ” floral combination is out of season and hard to acquire, and therefore will be expensive regardless of who provides it. Expert floral designer Paul Danehy offers a better solution – to get the best value, give the florist a color palette to work with in lieu of specific floral varieties. “If the bride is stuck on using peach peonies in August,” Paul explains, “she will be paying $20 per stem if they are even available.” In this case, the quality won’t be the best, given the difficulty in sourcing the flower and needing to take what she can find. On the other hand, if the bride asks for recommendations for a luxurious peach flower, the florist could choose a lavish garden rose or elegant dahlia. These are more in season, and will, therefore, save the bride money while delivering and overall higher quality result in her bouquets and arrangements.

Floral designers can not only recommend the best flowers to use for the season but can give you insider tips on the best ways to save money – utilizing more expensive flowers for the bride’s bouquet, for instance, while using more affordable complementary flowers for bridesmaids or reception flowers. For those thinking about saving money by creating their DIY floral arrangements, Paul has a little more insight. The experts at Curran’s often encounter frantic brides the day before the wedding, pleading for help because they haven’t been able to create the bouquets and centerpieces they were hoping for, not realizing the skill it requires. Experts suggest a trial run of putting the centerpiece together, then multiplying the effort by the number of required arrangements, considering how to logistically store and transport fresh flowers, while keeping in mind everything else going on in the days before a wedding. “Usually, it costs less to have the professional design, deliver and set up for your wedding,” Paul says. Certainly it saves you pressure and stress; not to mention avoiding much higher last minute expenses involved in an emergency floral design rescue.

Overall, the floral designer can be a trusted adviser in your wedding planning, ensuring that one of the most visible and impressive aspects of your wedding – your flowers – are exactly what you always dreamed of. Relax, at Currans Flowers we’re professionals -your wedding is going to be amazing.

Traditional Roles for Mom in Your Wedding

mom rolesThere’s nothing more exciting than planning your wedding day and there’s no doubt you want everything to be perfect. While you may think you can handle all the decisions and details yourself, at some point you will likely feel overwhelmed and need some help. Thankfully, you have a ready, willing and able partner in your mother.

Here are just a few ideas to give Mom some pressure-relieving duties and make this time more enjoyable for you!

Dress shopping – Bring Mom with you if possible, she would love to be involved! But what if you are in Danvers planning the wedding and your parents are retired in Florida? You have technology to involve Mom – text her ideas and photos to get her feedback; or even set up a virtual chat when you’re in the boutique trying on dresses so that she can participate.

Details, details – Mom can be your go-to person when it comes to all the correspondence you’ll be receiving. Let Mom field return calls from vendors like musicians, venues, flower shops, caterers, and more! Make it fun for her by giving her a wedding journal – an organizer where she can track the calls and help with decisions.

Guest lists galore – Mom can help determine who should be on the guest list. She’ll know everyone from your eccentric aunt to your second cousin, so let her help! She can also be a great resource to help coordinate with the groom’s family to ensure their guests are also accommodated.

Get away – during planning a wedding, nearly every bride hits a point where she needs a break. This is a great time to spend some stress-free time with your mother before the wedding. The two of you can enjoy some serious girl time while you let the worries of the wedding planning drift away for a few moments.

If you mom isn’t already one of your best friends, she just might be after she helps you plan your wedding!

Here at Currans Flowers, we look forward to working with you to plan the perfect day. From cascading bridal bouquets to mom’s corsage – we are your one stop wedding flower source.