Category Archives: Wedding

Spring Trends for Wedding Colors

wedding colorsThe highly anticipated Color Trends List from the Pantone Color Institute comes out at this time each year.  According to the Pantone color experts, trends for Spring fashion collections heavily influence the choices for all design – including home decor, accessories, and wedding planning. The colors for 2017 embody a wide spectrum of colors exhibited in nature, with shades ranging from neutral to vibrant! The floral designers at Casas Adobes Flower Shop look forward to helping you select the perfect color scheme for your Tucson wedding – and the most beautiful blooms based on your choices.

Here is a list and short description of each of the hottest colors for 2017.  Stay tuned to learn which of these beautiful shades is named Color of the Year!  Continue reading

Inspiration for Your Proposal

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The month of December is the most popular for wedding proposals. If you are one of those getting engaged, you’ll need to come up with a plan on how to ask the big question. Proposals are personal for each and every couple – they reflect your personality and give you a story to tell family and friends for years to come! Casas Adobes Flower Shop has worked with hundreds of Tucson area couples to provide beautiful flowers for every step of their wedding journey – and it all starts with the inspiration for your proposal!

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Metallic Accent Details

metallic accent piecesMetallic accent pieces in wedding decor have been growing in popularity year after year because they add glamor, shimmer, and a bit of shine to your special day. The versatility of metallics allows you to use your imagination, adding just the right amount of sophistication, elegance or rustic charm to your decor; while ribbons and rhinestones will elevate your bouquets. Whatever your style, there is a metallic accent perfect for the look.

Metallic accents can take many forms throughout the course of your wedding day – from bridal bouquets with antique brooch details or metallic handles, to tablecloths that glimmer under candlelight. Lavish floral arrangements can be exhibited in traditional silver vases or atop vintage gold candelabras, while mixed metals across your venue are also gaining in popularity. When choosing the vessels for your flowers, consider that gold is often used as a background for warm tones such as cream, yellow, deep red and magenta; while silver looks positively elegant with white, blue, purple, and coral.  Spraypainting leaves and greenery with metallic tones can also add a touch of unexpected beauty in your arrangements.

Metallic filigree accents can be used to embellish invitations, place cards, and menus. Picture frames, lanterns, and mirrors in antique-look metallics give off a classic vintage ambiance, and metallic dishes, goblets, and lighting fixtures finish off the look.  Many contemporary brides have chosen mismatched metallic accent pieces such as  birdcages, water pitchers or lanterns for their centerpieces, browsing thrift and second-hand stores looking for interesting and beautiful items.

At Casas Adobes our floral designers are experts at listening closely to how you envision your day,  and then bringing it to life.  Adding metallic accents is a glamorous way to make your gorgeous flowers even more spectacular.

Are you planning a wedding in Tucson or Oro Valley? Call Casas Adobes Flower Shop and let us assist you in designing the bridal bouquets and wedding florals you’ve been dreaming of. Call us today to make your appointment – we look forward to working with you!


Using Orchids in Weddings

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There are many choices and options involved in planning a wedding, and the flowers are one of the most important decisions to be made!  Once you have chosen your dresses and color palette, it is time to determine which flowers are the best to incorporate into your day. Orchids are among the most popular choices for weddings, given their rare beauty and elegance. Orchids in weddings are versatile and diverse, and regardless of color palette you can find the right orchid for your style. If you are planning a Tucson or Oro Valley wedding, the best place to begin with planning your wedding flowers is Casas Adobes Flower Shop. orchids in weddings

Orchids make a sophisticated choice for the most discerning of brides. The phalaenopsis orchid, also known the “moth orchid”  because it’s petals look like wings, offers broad flowers in bright colors, perfect to be a focal point for your bridal bouquet, as well as to dress up a lapel.

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Dendrobium orchids are perhaps the most popular of the wedding varieties. The graceful blooms, which exhibit delicate patterns and a spectrum of colors, can be utilized in every aspect of your wedding. Cymbidium orchids are dramatic and tropical – and work exceptionally well with succulent elements, especially the trending green cymbidium. White cymbidiums laced with color are lovely wedding details no matter where you to choose to use them. From the bridal hairpiece to the aisle decorations, the stunning orchid will provide the perfect accent to your day.

orchids in weddings

Whether the centerpiece is made up entirely of orchids, or if the flowers simply add a dramatic and eye-catching element, orchids in weddings are always a wonderful choice.  In many circles. it is a popular tradition to have a small game or contest to give away the centerpiece at each table – and this gorgeous floral arrangement is sure to be displayed proudly by the recipient at home!

When it is time to choose your wedding flowers, call Casas Adobes Flower Shop to make an appointment, Speak with our wedding experts and floral designers to decide if orchids are the right flowers for your wedding bouquets and decor.  With thousand of varieties, a full range of colors and many diverse forms, orchids are likely to be an amazing addition to your wedding day.

Traditional Mother Roles in Weddings

mother rolesCongratulations! You’re engaged, and the big day will be here before you know it. Between now and then, the details can seem overwhelming -but there is no need to despair! Your Mom is ready and able to help and give wise advice.

Your mother is probably almost as excited about your wedding as you are, and she is likely just waiting for you to ask for her to step in and help. There are some traditional ways the Mother-of-the-Bride typically assists her daughter in wedding planning. Here are some great ways to involve your mother, as well as to take some of the pressure off of you.

The Dress – The biggest decision for any bride is what she will wear. If you want to gauge the impact, a certain dress will make on your guests and future husband, Mom’s reaction will probably be a terrific guide. But what if you’re in sunny Tucson and Mom lives up north?

Technology is your friend! Texting photos or even engaging in a FaceTime chat from the bridal shop so Mom can watch as you try on dresses can make you both feel closer, and allow her to be a part of the special decision.

The Organizer – Let Mom help with all those calls to caterers, florists, photographers, musicians, planners, venues and clergy. She’ll be invaluable to help you stay organized while you navigate the choices. Make it fun by giving her a journal or notebook just for the wedding. That way, she can keep track of it all in one place, and it might even turn into a keepsake after the nuptials.

Guest Wrangler – Mom can help you make decisions about the guest list. She will know those family members from your side who need to be invited, and how to contact them. She can also help coordinate with the groom’s family to gather their information as well.

The Strong Shoulder – When you feel like all the planning and decision-making are just too much, Mom will be there. What better way to de-stress than to take a day away from the wedding frenzy with Mom? She’d be happy to accompany you to the spa, salon or anywhere else that might help you both relax and remember what a special time you are involved in – not to mention some wonderful bonding time!

Casas Adobes Flower Shop is your one-stop shop for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, venue décor, altar flowers – everything you need to decorate your day beautifully! Let us help you make gorgeous decisions regarding this part of your day – we look forward to seeing you soon!

Wedding Myths and Facts- Strange Wedding Traditions

wedding traditionsThere are many traditions associated with weddings- proposals, attire, bridal parties and ceremonies often have “stranger than fiction” origins. Today, they may be customary – but at one point in history, these elements of your wedding were born out of necessity, superstition or societal pressure.


  • The Proposal – today there is sometimes pressure to create a unique, creative or highly entertaining proposal; but in medieval times things were a lot simpler. A suitor left a hawthorn branch on the doorstep of his beloved; if she left it there, she accepted his offer. Oddly, in order to decline the proposal, the hawthorn branch was customarily replace with a cauliflower.
  • The Bride’s Dress – Until the 1800’s, white was not necessarily worn for a wedding. The bridal gown was much more practical; the bride simply wore the best dress that she already owned. The tradition of not wearing the same color as the bride, however, has been the rule for centuries.

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  • The Bridal Party – In ancient tribal societies, the bridal party was actually present in order to protect the bride from thieves and kidnappers who might crash her wedding day. For similar reasons, the “best man” was considered the most trusted warrior in the groom’s circle; he was sometimes necessary to fetch the bride from a neighboring village.
  • The Wedding Ring – The fourth finger of the left hand is believed to have been selected for placement of the wedding ring as it contains a vein which connects the finger and the heart.
  • The Tiered Wedding Cake – In England hundreds of years ago, guests were expected to bring small buns to offer to the couple. If the bride and groom could lean across the pile of pastry and successfully kiss, the marriage was off to an auspicious start.

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Although flowers are an integral part of wedding ceremonies, in Victorian times they were less chosen for color and style; and instead floral arrangements were created with symbolic meanings in mind. Faithfulness, trust, love or purity were communicated through the language of flowers. Of course, nowadays brides and grooms select their bouquets, centerpieces and altar flowers based on the theme and color scheme – but whatever your choice of flower, the right choice of florist for your Tucson wedding is Casas Adobes Flower Shop. Traditions are appropriate for your wedding day – but the memories are all yours.

Tall Wedding Centerpieces and Why They are Trending

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If you are planning a 2016 wedding ,you are likely consulting bridal websites and social media boards for inspiration; keeping track of the hottest trends for this year.


Some popular themes are carried over from last year. Old-fashioned romance has returned to the wedding ceremony, and couples are choosing vintage locales and décor to set the stage. Soft ambient lighting is providing illumination – from Edison lights strung overhead to elegant chandeliers or candles, the lighting brings the romance.


There are some shifts in the popular trends this year as well. Colors are a bit more muted, with blush palettes replacing brights; and as for centerpieces, the word for the season is “tall”. Towering centerpieces that soar above the table provide a sophistication and elegance that dominate the venue. Whether the look is obtained through platforms and multi-tiered arrangements, or by utilizing flowers with long stalks – such as gladioli or lupine flowers – to design the effect,these tall centerpeice arrangements provide a spectacular aesthetic.

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Couples may also opt for tall vases to lift the centerpiece above the table; the arrangement, besides being dramatic, also allows seated guests to converse across the table without hindrance. Tall vases can be contemporary or traditional to match the flowers, and the height of the container can be utilized to display orchids, roses or iris inside its body.


When deciding on a concept for your florals – from bouquets to table favors – look through the Casas Adobes website for inspiration, but make sure to stop into our Tucson flower shop to discuss your dream wedding with our expert florists. We can design anything you can imagine. It’s your wedding, and when it comes to flowers – the sky is the limit! Book your appointment here!

Casas Adobes Favorite Wedding Flowers of 2015

wedding flowersLooking back, 2015 was a fantastic year for weddings at Casas Adobes Flower Shop. We create beautiful floral arrangements for many special occasions in Tucson, but weddings are perhaps the most exciting and meaningful. As we look forward to the new year, we’d like to look back one last time at some of our favorite wedding flowers; as well as to inspire you with ideas should you be planning a wedding celebration for 2016.

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A rich color palette helped Casas Adobes to present this gorgeous bridal bouquet in red and purple; which showcased two varieties of roses, as well as exotic calla lilies. The elegance of these regal hues is sure to give your wedding the formal ambiance you desire; and is perfect for night time events.

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You can celebrate the romance of Tucson with this bouquet of old fashioned roses, presented in natural ivories and pale orange. Pearls and ribbons add to the vintage southwest feel of this traditional arrangement, which is a lovely accompaniment to your outdoor wedding. Thanks to Jennifer Steffen Photography for this beautiful image.

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The fire of the desert evening sky is perfectly embodied in this vibrant bouquet of roses and asters in shades of red, pink and orange. For the bride looking to create a colorful and festive venue, utilizing flowers like these for nosegays, aisle flowers and centerpieces is sure to bring the joy into any setting.

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There are so many ways to express yourself though flowers. If you are planning a 2016 Tucson wedding, Casas Adobes Flowers would love to speak with you as to how we can help to make your special day as memorable as it can be.

Engaged on New Year’s? How to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

new year's engagementsRinging in the New Year with an engagement is a sure way to get the year off to a fantastic start. Couples professing their love to each other and their desire to commit for a lifetime is a joyous occasion.

Once the confetti is cleaned up, however, most couples realize that they now have a considerable amount of work ahead of them to plan the perfect wedding day. The question of where to begin is on the minds of many couples. Here are a few basic steps that couples can use to help them relax and get started on wedding planning without excessive stress.

  1. Allow time to just be excited and celebrate with friends and family. Call everyone and tell them the exciting news. Go out for special dinners to celebrate. Enjoy the moment before the stress begins.
  2. Once the initial excitement begins to die down, start to think about overarching questions that will dictate the rest of the wedding planning. For example, discuss whether an indoor or outdoor wedding and reception would be preferred. Consider possible venues and how they compare to an estimated guest list. Determine the budget that the couple will have to work with and where the priorities lie.
  3. After the opening questions have been addressed, it is then time to discuss details that will get the planning started. Selecting the wedding colors is an important part of this process. The wedding colors will help to set the mood and atmosphere of the wedding, so they should be chosen carefully. Some people will want to create a more formal atmosphere. Dark reds, such as the colors found in the red rose, can help to capture this idea. Other couples might prefer something lighter and more airy, such as pastels.
  4. Take care of the major decisions, such as the venue, the dresses and the food, carefully and precisely. It is important to leave enough time for details such as dress alterations and to make sure that the right caterer can be booked that day.
  5. Once the major decisions have been made, in the final weeks and months leading up to the big day, couples will want to finalize their last details. Select the flower arrangements and place the order. Flowers can add so much personality to a wedding. For example, consider how sunflowers can help make everything pop and appear beautiful. Also remember to design seating charts and help out-of-town guests with hotel blocks when needed.

Planning a wedding can be fun and exciting, but the couple needs to have the right attitude about the process. At Casas Flowers, we look forward to helping you plan the perfect celebration of your love.