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Pantone Colors for Your Wedding

Pantone colorsColors have always inspired us. They evoke feelings, provoke memories, and activate the imagination. The experts at the Pantone Color Institute have always understood the power of color, and their annual list of the trending Pantone colors is highly anticipated by designers, decorators – and yes, florists! As we prepare couples for their 2017 wedding ceremonies, these colors provide the inspiration they need to visualize the most beautiful florals and bouquets.

If you are planning a Fort Worth wedding for next year, now is the time to set up a consultation with the experts at Gordon Boswell Flowers. We’ll show you how to take these amazing and popular colors, and transform them into wedding flowers that will make a gorgeous impression.  Continue reading

A Beautiful Fort Worth Proposal


A wedding proposal is a very personal moment, and it is a time that your personality can shine through. Whether you are looking for an intimate party of two, or want to involve your family and friends – don’t forget the flowers from Gordon Boswell Florist.  Roses, orchids, or her favorite bloom, flowers add the elegance and romance to any proposal.
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Floral Details and Accents

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There are thousands of decision, big and small, to be made before your wedding day.  However, it is often the smaller details or floral decisions that can make all the difference on your special day. There is no denying that the spotlight is on the bridal bouquets and altar decor, but by adding floral elements to other parts of the ceremony and reception, you will cover your entire day in beautiful color and design. Gordon Boswell Florist is Fort Worth’s premier wedding florist, and we look forward to helping you – from start to finish!
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Sophisticated Florals, Elegant Metallics


The usage of metallic wedding details is a popular trend that has been fashionable for some time.  From glittering accessories to towering vases, there are countless ways to incorporate metallics into your special day. You can trust the floral designers at Gordon Boswell not only to create stunning bridal bouquets and arrangements but to help you accentuate your florals with shimmering metallic details.
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Best Orchid Bridal Bouquets


There are many choices to be made when planning a wedding, and which flowers you will choose is one of the most important. After the bride and her dress, the flowers are often the most noticed, and the most commented on aspects of the wedding. That is why that many brides choose elegant and stunning orchid bridal bouquets and venue decor. Orchids represent love, luxury, beauty and strength – is there a more perfect floral for your wedding?

orchid bridal bouquetsOrchids occur in such an amazing array of styles and colors that they are easy to incorporate into any color palette and style of celebration. Whether the broad, wing-like structure of the phalaenopsis, the delicate presentation of the dendrobium or the bold colors and patterns of the cymbidium – there is an orchid suitable for every bride and every budget. Because orchids stand beautifully on their own or blend perfectly with roses, lilies, peonies, hydrangea and more, you can choose your level of orchid elegance.

Orchids are highly decorative, and as such are the perfect choice not only for personal flowers, but for aisle decor, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces and cake garnish. As a matter of fact, a cascading waterfall of orchids is a striking aesthetic from the bridal bouquet to the wedding cake and ties the entire day together perfectly.

When considering orchid bridal bouquets, your first call should be to Gordon Boswell’s wedding planning experts. Our floral designers dedicating to making your vision come to life for your wedding day, no matter your budget. We will take your inspiration photos, listen to your desires, show you examples and alternatives if necessary and create wedding flowers that will astound and delight.  With hundreds of Fort Worth and Benbrook area weddings in our portfolio, you are in great hands. And when choosing orchids, you really cannot go wrong!

Come see Gordon Boswell at the Star-Telegram Bridal Show, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth! We would love to meet you!

Christmas in July Wedding Planning

holiday weddingIt’s summer in Fort Worth, and you know what that means – poinsettias, evergreen & mistletoe! If you are planning a holiday wedding, summer is the time to begin deciding on your wedding florist and finalizing your decisions for amazing holiday florals.

The season, which runs from Thanksgiving weekend through the New Year, is one of the busiest times of the year for corporate and community events and parties, and so wedding planners will be competing for venues, caterers, and florists. Experts agree that the earlier you can book these crucial resources, the better – and the wedding coordinators at Gordon Boswell recommend that you begin planning your floral arrangements and bouquets at least 4-6 months before the big day. When you schedule your appointment to discuss flowers, it is helpful if the venue is already booked so that we have a canvas to work from.

Depending on the venue, they may already have holiday decor planned – towering Christmas trees in the lobby, or white twinkling lights and evergreen wreaths throughout the room. Check with the venue to see if there will already be decorations that you can leave in place and simply add to; or if you will need to take down some items to build your perfect room. Holiday weddings often fit right in, as the most popular color palettes for flowers are red or white (or a combination of both). Spruce or fir boughs add seasonal beauty as well as a lovely fragrance; and small details such as berries, pine cones or natural twigs add to the overall winter effect. Because some flowers are not readily available in the winter, a knowledgeable designer can help you create the perfect bouquet within the color scheme, and not go over budget.

Summer is in full swing, but that simply means it is the ideal time to plan your Christmas or holiday wedding. Gordon Boswell’s talented team is already at work planning for the season – call to schedule an appointment, and take advantage of our expertise for the perfect winter event. `

Complete Floral and Event Design for your Summer Wedding

summer weddingWhen planning a wedding, there are so many details and so many elements to consider, and they all need to fit into a budget. While it may be tempting to simply choose the lowest price vendor, when it comes to your flowers and venue decor, that plan of action may end up costing you dearly.

Why should you use a Gordon Boswell professional designer to help you plan your wedding décor? There are many reasons.

The Right Flowers – The designer will learn about your style, your personality, and your dreams for how your flowers should look, and then make recommendations based on all their knowledge. Often there are alternate flowers that will hold up better in the heat; or perhaps a more cost effective bloom will emulate your first choice and look just as beautiful.

A Creative Approach – With years of wedding experience behind us, we can give you ideas as to how to get the most bang for your dollar – whether moving ceremony flowers to the reception or using more expensive flowers for the bouquets but an alternate flower for the venue. We’ve seen it all, and we have ideas.

No Surprises – When simply choosing the lowest cost option, you may not have a clear understanding of the quality or type of flowers, the level of service (delivery and installation?) or have any remedy last minute should something go wrong. Not only will a personal relationship mitigate many of these issues, but a professional designer will see you through to the end.

A Total Solution – Gordon Boswell will work with you to source your tables, your décor and more. By allowing us to handle the entire look of the wedding, you can rest and relax!

There is no substitute for meeting with a wedding designer for your wedding. Not only can they create beautiful wedding flowers that represent you perfectly, but they can assist you with tips and tricks to make your day less stressful and more enjoyable. Call the experts at Gordon Boswell today, and let’s talk.

Traditional Roles of the Mother of the Bride

mother rolesFrom the bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner, Moms play an integral role in the planning of their child’s wedding. Both the Mother-of-the-Bride and the Mother-of-the-Groom have traditional duties to perform, and it is important to make sure everyone knows their expected responsibilities so that the day goes off with as little stress as possible.

Traditionally the bride’s family pays for the wedding, but many are moving away from that custom. Still, if the parents of the bride are paying for the day, the mother-of-the-bride may have more say as to the details of the day. Regardless, she is most often the go-to contact for vendors, from photographers to caterers to florists. Let Mom field the phone calls, make the smaller decisions and answer the easy questions – not to mention consolidate the larger issues – so that the couple is not inundated with calls.

Sentimental Tip – Give Mom a beautiful journal with creative ideas and inspirational quotes or personal notes; not only will she be organized, but she will have a keepsake.

The mother of the bride also traditionally collects and curates any family traditions or rituals that may be important to incorporate. She is expected to take advice from the bride as to color and style of dress, and once chosen, she should coordinate with the groom’s mother, so the style of the day is cohesive. Speaking of the mother of the groom, she has a few traditional roles as well. Once the engagement is announced, it is customary for the groom’s parent to call the bride’s parents to arrange a dinner to get to know each other, as well as to discuss the wedding. On the eve of the wedding, it is also generally left to the Mother of the Groom to hostess a party, although the details are completely up to them. Given that the wedding day is filled with formal traditions and toasts, this wedding eve dinner is a great opportunity for fun, lighthearted tributes and for many of the couple’s friends and family to have a say.

Once you have met with Gordon Boswell’s and chosen your florals, Mom can be the main point of contact, to help choose the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages; as well as to help design the centerpieces, aisle arrangements, and flowers on the cake. We look forward to meeting you – and your Mother – to help plan your very own special wedding day.

Facts & Myths – Strange Wedding Traditions

wedding traditionsFrom choosing your dress to cutting the cake, weddings are are full of tradition. Whether the custom originated in superstition, romance or in some cases, survival – many modern day couples still find it hard to “break tradition”. Interestingly, the reasons behind some of our most cherished engagement and wedding customs are sometimes stranger than fiction.

In contemporary culture, the trend is to conceive of more and more creative proposals; however the job of asking a bride-to-be for her hand in marriage wasn’t always placed on the groom. Instead, he would dispatch a member of his family to ask his intended bride and her family if they would agree to a marriage. Along the way, significant things could occur – if they crossed paths with a monk, a blind man or a pregnant woman, the marriage was thought to be cursed and destined to fail – and they would turn around and go home. However, if on the road they encountered a goat, pigeon or wolf, the marriage was considered to be blessed.

The choice of your wedding date was significant as well. It was considered to be bad luck to be married on your birthday, or on a Friday or Saturday. Oddly enough, Wednesday was considered the most favorable day to tie the knot. Speaking of tying the knot, that phrase comes from an ancient Babylonian ceremony. A thread was taken from the groom’s garment, and another from the bride’s – the two threads were tied together to symbolize the union. The phrase has successfully lasted through centuries.

Of course, flowers have always been an integral part of most important ceremonies, whether for their meaning or simply for décor. At Gordon Boswell Flowers, we have helped countless Fort Worth couples design the florals for the wedding of their dreams – bridal bouquets, altar flowers, venue décor and floral centerpieces, we create them all with diligence, creativity and skill. Call us today, and start your own wedding traditions.

Beat the Heat- Texas Summer Weddings

summer weddingsWhen planning a summer wedding in Texas, keeping your guests cool is likely a top priority. As one of Fort Worth’s most popular wedding florists, Gordon Boswell has designed the bridal bouquets, centerpieces and floral arrangements for countless warm weather ceremonies.

summer weddingsWhile choosing your favorite flower might be your first inclination for your bouquets and venue décor, you may wish to consider that certain flowers hold up far better in the summer heat. Orchids, roses and calla lilies are known to florists as the best options for summer bouquets; the lesser known, vivid celosias and lisianthus blooms are also very hardy, and add exceptional color to your arrangements. Another creative touch that adds heat-resistant beauty to your arrangements are non-traditional greens, such as olive branches, eucalyptus leaves and succulents.


The bouquets should be kept in water until the very last minute; venue flowers, ceremony and altar flowers and personal arrangements can be presented in stunning vases which will keep them hydrated throughout the day. For outdoor centerpieces, bubble bowls filled with water and submerged blooms provide beauty without fear of wilting.

summer weddingsExpert Tip: When expecting temperatures as high as the mid- 90’s, you may wish to plan the festivities for early morning or late evening. When doing so, you’ll want to also keep in mind the sun’ s position, so that your guests are not seated staring into the rising or setting sun.


For the most beautiful flowers that will outlast the heat and humidity of Fort Worth summers, contact Gordon Boswell’s for suggestions and inspiration. Adorn your celebration with striking floral bouquets as fresh as the outdoor air. We look forward to helping you plan the wedding ceremony of the summer!