Weddings are exciting and filled with oodles of choices and important decisions: the place, the date, attendants, guests, gowns, cakes, flowers, gifts and the honeymoon. Each decision is significant, some easier to make than others. With the numerous options available today, it is almost mind boggling and often difficult to narrow things down and make those very important choices.
Being a florist, I am very tuned in to flowers, of course, and I do think they add so much to any wedding, big or small. There is one selection that is special and so very personal, and that is the bridal bouquet. It’s been many years since I got married but I remember so well that gorgeous bouquet, and when I picked it up and held it for the first time with my beautiful gown I knew this was a day I would never forget. That is the moment I really felt like a bride.
Many factors come in to play when choosing a bridal bouquet: The time of year, time of day, bride’s favorite flowers, colors, size, budget and, most important, her personality. Today we have a global market for flowers and, combined with the talent of your floral designer, almost anything is possible. Flowers follow trends just like everything else, and here are a few bouquets that are great choices for today’s unique bride.
Sometimes it’s the actual floral material that dictates the trend. Succulents have been so popular, a welcomed addition to any floral design, but especially strong in bridal bouquets. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and it’s not difficult to find a pleasing combination. The bouquet pictured incorporates the succulents with purple blooms and a surprise accent of wispy feathers to add color and movement.
Color is also a driver of style and trend. The soft blush tone of the ‘Quicksand’ roses in this cascading bouquet is a favorite with the lime green of the hanging amaranthus setting it off perfectly. The green contrasts nicely with the blush, giving it life and a dramatic quality without losing the softness and romance of the blush color. Making the right color choices is often one of the most important decisions in choosing a bridal bouquet, probably because it is the most visual element. Read More