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Wedding Theme Ideas To Consider

When it comes to planning your big day, it’s hard to know where to start. From bridesmaid dresses, to hiring bar staff, finding a place to start can be really overwhelming.

Choosing a wedding theme is a fantastic place to start. Once you have chosen a wedding theme, aspects such as decor, entertainment and venue will be inevitably easier to plan.

Read on for some wedding theme ideas that may be perfect for your big day…

Vintage Wedding Theme

A vintage wedding theme is fantastic for anyone who wants a classic wedding, with a quirky, feminine edge.

Antique decorations, lace and an abundance of red roses are key elements of the vintage wedding theme.

Vintage themed weddings can range from Marie Antoinette inspired opulence, to art deco influences taken from the 1920s.

Venue Ideas

If you have chosen a vintage wedding theme, opt for a venue that isn’t too modern or brand new.

Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Old manors/ country homes
  • Ballrooms
  • Old hotels
  • Rustic barns
  • Marques in forests/country settings
  • Garden party

Dress Ideas

If you have a certain era in mind, choose a dress that reflects that! If you are just aiming for a romantic vintage theme, opt for classic necklines and an abundance of lace.

Don’t forget: your perfect dress may be found in a vintage shop, vintage fair or charity shop!

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Decor Ideas

1920s

Opt for pops of metallic, art deco prints, crystal table wear and sparkles.

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Victoriana

This look is all about opulence! Go for lace, tall candles, chandeliers and classic, wooden tables and chairs.

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Floral embroidered placemats and organza hand embroidered table runner

Bohemian Wedding Theme

If you’ve dreamed of saying your vows barefoot or feel at one with nature, a bohemian themed wedding is perfect for you!

A bohemian wedding is a fantastic option for any bride hoping to have a less formal celebration.

Venue Ideas

Bohemian weddings are well suited for areas outdoor in nature. Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Beach
  • Parks
  • Forests
  • Farmhouses
  • Tropical jungles
  • Islands

Dress Ideas

Shorter dresses are a fantastic option for bohemian weddings. However, long flowing dresses are also made for brides who wish to wear flowers in their hair.

The general rule of thumb is: keep is dreamy, flowy and un-fitted.

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Decor

One word: greenery! Flowers and nature are a vital part of nailing bohemian wedding decor.

A rainbow of color is welcome. However, demure and minimal palettes can look just as stunning too. The general rule of thumb is to keep it textured and detailed.

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Green

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Exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Ethnic Wedding Theme

Whether you are planning a multicultural wedding, or just want to add an air of the exotic, an ethnic wedding theme is a fantastic way to make your big day stand apart from the rest!

Exotic, bright hues, rich fabrics and strong lighting are central elements of this theme.

Venue Ideas

When it comes to Indian-themed, or ethnic weddings, it’s all about how you decorate the venue! Despite this, the following venue ideas may lend themselves quite well to the theme:

  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Manor
  • Castles
  • Convention centers/ function rooms

Dress Ideas

Two piece dresses are popular for ethnic or Indian themed weddings.

If you wish to go for the classic white dress, add an air of the exotic with hand-beaded details or pops of color.

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Decor Ideas

Rich fabrics and bright colors are a must! Add stunning, unique shapes with draped fabrics and finish with elements of burnished metal.

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Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth, saree border table runner, saree border placemats

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Arabian velvet table runner, hand painted 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Check out our guide on how to choose a wedding venue.

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Beautiful Tropical Beach Wedding Inspiration

There’s something so dreamy about a tropical beach wedding. Perhaps it’s the idea of saying ‘I’ll do’ in the dictionary definition of paradise.

Whether you are dreaming of heading to the Maldives for a tropical beach wedding, or want to host your nuptials at your local beach, the perfect tropical beach wedding is all about vibrant colors.

Read on for beautiful tropical beach wedding inspiration that will have you dreaming of Hawaaii, Bali and everywhere in between!

The Venue

Tropical weddings are all about lush greenery and getting back into nature. If your climate allows it, choose a stunning beach-front venue, dotted with tropical palm trees and surrounded by lush ocean.

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This walkway to the beach is like something out of a fairytale. As a matter of fact, if Ariel from The Little Mermaid were human (and real), we are pretty sure she’d say ‘I do’ here.

The wooden boardwalk and lantern-dotted walkway make this venue ideal for sunset or evening ceremonies too.

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It doesn’t get much more dreamy that this floating pontoon. As long of your guests don’t mind getting their feet wet!

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If your budget isn’t huge, a simple fabric arch hung between two trees is a stunning option. Add flowers in vases and around the arch to add a further element of beauty.

The Dress

Tropical beach weddings are made for dresses with a bohemian edge. Whether you want something all-out boho, or classic with a subtle beachy hint, go for white and flowing.

These dresses are made to be worn on white sands…

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Subtle crochet overlays add a beachy edge to traditional wedding shapes. Spaghetti straps may seem casual, but for a beach wedding, they work beautifully!

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This flowing, chiffon number will let any bride indulge in her inner fairy tale!

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If you are looking for something really unique, a two piece is perfect for a beach wedding. Beachy in nature, the two piece wedding dress is made for the beach babes who spend half their lives in a bikini.

To keep it luxurious, opt for lace or embellished fabrics.

The Bridesmaids

Tropical weddings allow so many fun options for bridesmaid dresses. From vibrant colors, to punchy palm prints, tropical bridesmaid dresses are fun, fresh and flirty.

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Palm print maxi dresses make a beautiful contrast to the bride’s white gown.

Choose a bouquet to compliment the prints on the bridesmaid dresses for something really aesthetically pleasing.
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If you prefer more traditional dresses for your bridesmaids, lace pieces in cute, cocktail colors are a perfect choice.

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If you’re planning an off-season beach wedding, keep your bridesmaids warm in cute, printed scarves. Worn around the neck, or as a shawl, this accessory is a fantastic way to add print and color.

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Tropical floral scarf and paisley wool scarf

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Dressing the bridesmaids in different dresses really suits the relaxed aesthetic of beach weddings. To stop it looking messy, opt for different cuts in the same or similar prints.

The Accessories

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A bright bouquet of tropical blooms is a must. Go for longer leafy greens and create a blossoming center with various tropical flowers.

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Going shoeless? Keep it boho chic with floral anklets. Opt for the same floral arrangement as your bouquet to keep it cohesive.

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Tropical climates are often too sweaty for veils and extravagant hair pieces. Embrace your inner nature babe with a flower crown made from tropical blooms.

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Swap a classic groom’s corsage for a mini bunch of tropical goodness.

The Table Layout

Outdoor weddings in tropical paradise call for bright hues, palm tree-themed decor, and an abundance of tropical blooms…

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Green, magenta and orange make for a stunning contrast.

Go for a plain white table cloth and let the accessories to the talking! A natural textured table runner compliments wooden plates, whilst palm leaves make a fantastic alternative to place mats.

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Organza hand embroidered table runner and floral paisley placemats.

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Tropical mandarin tones, corals and pinks pop from what is otherwise a traditional wedding table.

This one is all about symmetry, so ensure all flowers and tableware is equally spaced.

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Tropical floral placemats and Saree border table runner

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This table example proves that when it comes to tropical beach weddings, more is more!

Natural textures, palm-like greenery and contrasting blue and orange glassware make it the ultimate tropical dream.

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How To Choose A Wedding Venue

Ahhh…the dreaded wedding venue dilemma! If you’re planning on tying the knot anytime soon, you will be well aware that choosing a wedding venue can be one of the most difficult aspects of wedding planning.

Many of us have had a clear-cut vision of our dream wedding engraved into our minds since we first watched ‘Cinderella’ when we were seven. Unfortunately, when push comes to shove, we tend to learn that Disney movies really do live up to their fictional nature.

Choosing a wedding venue is even more difficult for those who don’t have this dream ‘happily ever after’ ideal. If you don’t have a clear vision of what you want in your mind, where exactly do you start?

You’re in luck! Today, we are playing the Fairy Godmother to your Cinderella. We’ve flicked our magic wands and come up with this step by step guide on how to choose a wedding venue.

Cinderella: You will get married!

Budget

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The world would be a perfect place if we could all just swipe our Amex’s left, right and center, until we had the wedding of our dreams. Unfortunately, modern couples often have to budget. Throw the idea of mortgages, the honeymoon, and the ability to have an actual life before the big day, and it becomes clear that budgeting is a must!

So, first things first: sit down with hubby-to-be and come up with a budget for the overall wedding. This should include the venue, entertainment, food, decorations, the dress, jewellery, and whatever else you or your fiance want to include in the big day.

Next, break up this budget into  ‘expenditure areas’. And voila: you have a budget for your wedding venue.

Yep, it’s boring, but trust us, it works!

Make A List

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I know what you’re thinking, ‘this also sounds ridiculously boring’, but unlike in your High School history classes, these types of lists are actually fun.

Get the hubby-to-be and plan a cute ‘wedding planning’ night. Pop open the champagne, get a cheese platter on a stunning printed tablecloth, buy a handful of wedding magazines and have Pinterest ready on cue!

Make a collage/document of particular venues you and your partner like the look of.

Next, make a list of everything that you need to have in the location you choose. Consider:

  • Do you need a venue to fit a certain amount of people?
  • Are you having a religious ceremony?
  • Do you want the ceremony and reception to be at the same venue?
  • Do you want the ceremony in a certain town/area.
  • Are you planning on a certain time of year.
  • Did you have a theme in mind.

Once you have this, Google away for specific venues in your area.

Research!

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Found a venue that is your perfect place? It’s time to get a little bit stalker-ish. Don’t worry, we don’t suggest you crash weddings a la Vince Vaugn, this type of stalking is all online.

Take a look at their social media pages, chances are these photos will be more ‘action’ and less ‘staged’ and will give you a more realistic venue of how this place could be a backdrop for your wedding bells.

If you want to take it one step further, take a look at the photo’s of the bride and guests who are tagged. There is bound to be some I Phone snaps and un-staged photographs that will give you an insight without ‘rose tinted glasses.’

Go For Viewings

Feel free to view as many potential venues as you want. Take your phone to take photos, and ensure you ask a lot of questions!

Although the wedding planner will try and ‘sell’ you the venue, don’t book until you are a hundred percent sure.

Make sure you discuss all costs with the wedding planner, including potential extras that certain things may induce. Alongside this, it’s important to ensure that the wedding is available for your dates.

Go Back To Your List

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Now that you’ve viewed several venues, go back to the list and consider which of the venues ticks the most boxes.

Grab the collage or document of wedding inspiration you made and consider which venue is the most suitable for the aesthetic you want.

Finally, I don’t mean to bore you: but take that budget into consideration! After all, you still need to buy that dreamy dress!

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Planning A Spring Wedding? Here’s 7 Things You Need To Do!

With Spring being all about growth, life and new starts, there isn’t a better time to have your big day! If you’re planning a Spring Wedding, here’s seven things you need to do…

1. Give Spring-Themed Wedding Favors

We’ve all seen endless chocolate favors and scented soaps, so it’s without a doubt that your guests would have seen these too! The season of Spring is all about growth and life, so why not give a wedding favor that reflects this. After all, chocolates just get eaten before your guests have even left…

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Seeds are a great idea for a Spring wedding. Plus, they carry a beautiful metaphor that your guests can take home with them. If displaying them in a wheel barrow is a little too messy for your liking, lay them out on a table on top of a printed table runner.

Our jacquard floral table runner is perfect for Spring.

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A succulent is another great Spring wedding favor that carries the same metaphor of growth and love.

2. Have A Quintessentially Spring Bouquet

Just as a Winter wedding wouldn’t be complete without sprigs of holly, a Spring bridal bouquet needs flowers that bloom in Spring time.

Traditional Spring flowers include:

  • Peonies
  • Tulips
  • Roses
  • Dahlias
  • Freesias
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Apple blossoms
  • Poppies

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This pastel pink and green peony bouquet perfectly captures the spirit of Spring.

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This mix of tulips and lillies is great for those who like a more understated approach.

3. Utilize The Outdoors

Spring is all about the resurrection of nature. Bring this in to your wedding by having a cozy outdoor space at your reception or ceremony. An outdoor  bar, seating area, or even photo booth will give your wedding those happy Spring vibes.

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A cosy wigwam will make a unique spot for your guests to chill out and catch up. Recreate this cute look by layering up cozy blankets and printed pillow covers.

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Forget Instagram frames! This cute and rustic frame is super fun for your guests to take photos in!

4. A Floral Arch Canopy

Whether you plan to have your wedding inside or in the great outdoors, a floral arch canopy is sure to take your wedding to that fairytale level. Keep it fresh and pretty by opting for nudes, creams and whites and integrate pretty fabrics such as lace and crochet.

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These hanging roses make this canopy the definition of dreamy.

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This cherry blossom canopy brings the outdoors inside in classiest way.

5. Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses

Pastel bridesmaid dresses are always a stunning choice and the demure, fresh palette makes them an ideal choice for a Spring wedding.

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Go for flowy, feminine fabrics such as tulle. Leave heavy satin’s for Fall and Winter weddings.

6. Cover Your Tables In Flowers

Spring is all about new blooms, so there really is no such thing as too many flowers! When it comes to your dining tables, use Spring flowers to create dramatic, yet demure centerpieces. Believe me when I say, you’re guests will remember these for years to come…

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Now this is making a statement! Soft beige table cloths are uplifted to new heights by an array of stunning flora. Note how the flowers are all at different heights here, giving the table center a ‘full’ look.

Get the look with our stunning hand painted floral rectangular table cloth.

Rustic Orange

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If you are looking for a more rustic vibe, this simple, indoor table layout is perfect for you. Combine classic white roses with Spring florals and leafy greens for something truly stunning. High pillared candles will add to the cottage-like, undone vibes.

Our chic jacquard table runner will make the perfect base for your stunning centerpiece.

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7. Don’t Toss Confetti

Confetti tossing has become somewhat of an overused cliche. Instead of giving out confetti to toss on the send away, try dried flower petals instead. After all, rose petals are far better for the environment (and the poor person who has to clear up after your wedding).

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Lavender is another great alternative to confetti.

Looking to add something different to your wedding. Here’s some beautiful wedding color palettes you may not have considered.

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The Winter Wedding: A Literal Fairytale

Despite the chilly weather, a Winter wedding will undoubtedly have that ‘fairytale’ edge. Is it just me, or is there something so darn romantic about Winter in general? Whether it’s ice skating in the park hand in hand or snuggled up next to the fire with some egg nogg, the festive period is made for lovers.

Just imagine saying your vows in between glistening snow flakes, or having your reception dinner in front of a roaring open fire. Snow-dotted trees and frozen lakes are about enough to make any lady feel like a complete Elsa on their wedding day.

Not convinced? Here’s why a Winter wedding is, quite literally, a fairy tale.

The Winter Wedding Venue

Whether you opt for scenic views of snowy hilltops, or take the more cozy route, these venue’s may have well of literally being taken from ‘Beauty And The Beast.’

Quaint And Picturesque

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This small, rustic building provides the warmth and comfort of a Summer wedding, set against the stunning backdrop of the Wyoming mountains. The gold, dark beige and white decor keeps it neutral, yet slightly festive, whilst the candle lanterns give it an impeccable Winter air.

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Drape our table runners over the edge of the benches to recreate this stunning plethora of texture and neutral tones.

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Warm Winter Wonderland

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If you like it minimal, this indoor Winter wonderland is for you! Bringing the light embellished trees of the festive outdoors indoors, this venue is like one huge family Christmas! An abundance of candles create a modern take on a roaring Winter fire.

The Great Outdoors

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If you truly love Winter, you can embrace everything the great outdoors has to offer with this stunning outdoor setup. Rustic wooden floors and a Native American print rug adhere to the Mother Nature theme, whilst the snowy backdrop truly looks like something from a fairytale.

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Add a Native American style quirk to your wooden floors with our oriental blossom table runner.

The Winter Wedding Accessories

Just when you thought buying a dress couldn’t be more exciting, the cold temperatures of Winter call for extra pretty pieces to keep you warm. A stunning jacket will emit a classy vibe, or opt for a faux-fur stole to go all-out Russian princess!

All Rugged Up

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A scarf and gloves may not exactly be what you had in mind, but if you have your wedding ceremony outdoors, they are a necessity! The chunky knit scarf and gloves make such a stunning contrast to the bouquet of roses and evergreen leaves. Plus: as soon as you arrive at the indoor reception, all eyes will be on your dress!

Faux Fur

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These faux fur shawls are absolutely stunning and provide a stark, yet beautiful, contrast to the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Faux fur coats and shawls are a wonderful way for the bride to keep warm too.

The Winter Wedding Banquet

By having your big day in the festive period, you are able to embrace Christmassy colors in your banquet table. Whether you opt for warming berry tones, or simple snow whites, your Winter wedding banquet table is sure to look dreamy.

Warming The Heart

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This classy table layout takes elements of festive decor, such as metallic, and gives them a wedding makeover. Mulberry and red violet roses are mixed with bushy evergreens for a quintessentially Winter look. Candles and wine glasses are left plain and simple to let the stunning flowers and table runner do the talking.

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Embrace the festive season in your table layout with our exotic oriental table runner.

Silver

White Christmas

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White and silver come together to create a stunning, winter banquet table that reminds us of snow. If you prefer a minimalist wedding, this one is certainly for you! Begin by layering your table with a white table cloth and adorning with a silver table runner. Add voluminous bouquets of white roses and sprinkle with faux snow. Add a warm vibe with a plethora of plain silver candle holders.

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Our soft, silver hand embroidered table runner is made for a snowy vibe.

The Winter Wedding Finishing Touches

Sometimes, it’s the small things that can make a wedding really special and it doesn’t get more quintessentially Winter than these stunning finishing touches!

The Hot Chocolate Bar

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Treat any frostbitten guests to a cute and quirky hot chocolate bar. Include cream, sprinkles and marshmallows and let your guests indulge.

Horse Drawn Sleigh

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If you are 100% guaranteed snow, why not arrive in a horse drawn sleigh? It doesn’t get more fairy tale than that! Plus: a beautiful draft horse is priceless for snowy wedding photos.

Fir Cone Lapel Pins

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Embrace the Winter forest by adorning the grooms suit with a fir cone and evergreen plants. It is classy, unique and surprisingly more masculine than typical flowers.

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