In my initial consultation with Jenny she chose classic, traditional and antique to best describe her wedding style. Soft pinks and Ivory were her two main wedding colours complemented by navy blue bridesmaids dresses and decor accents.
Together we decided on flowers that really spoke to her classic style. Photographed by Brady McCloskey Photography, Hydrangea, Vendela Roses and both pale pink and blush pink Spray Roses set the mood for this couples day. Variegated New Zealand Pittosporum and lace accented her hand-tied bouquets by emphasizing an antique look, while Gunni Eucalyptus worked to integrate that feeling of navy blue into the floral bouquets.
Vintage teacups were placed at each table setting to add an extra antique touch to the reception space, along with a vintage teacup that her Grandmother had given her to use as a cake top.
The table centrepieces consisted of a string of pearls with miniature, loosely hand-tied bouquets of Hydrangea and Spray Roses, arranged in low vases with pearlized glass rocks.
A Bridal Bouquet is the most important arrangement in a bridal flower order. It is a direct expression of You, so it should be everything you’ve dreamed!
Yesterday’s post was about ways to make the flowers for your wedding a little greener, as well as ways to make your centrepieces a little more eco-friendly. Today’s post is focusing on: Your Bouquet!
Hand-tied vs. Wired Wedding Bouquets Wired wedding bouquets use A LOT of tapes and wire, as well as hard plastic and foam bouquet holders (not biodegradable!). Hand-tied bouquets use no wire and a minimal amount of tape (if any). Instead, their stems are tied and wrapped by hand, with ribbon (or fabric, etc.)
Cascading Wedding Bouquets Some styles of cascading wedding bouquets are still possible without all the wire, tapes and bouquet holders. Ask your florist about floral varieties that easily drape, namely Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendrobium Orchids, Lisianthus/Eustoma, Bupleurum, Amaranthus, Asparagus Plumosa, and Variegated Lily Grass. Using flowers that are already cascading in nature allows your florist to create a hand-tied, cascading bouquet, more easily. Be open to your florist’s suggestions because they know best!
Green Accents for Your Wedding Replace plastic based ribbons with cotton based materials or natural fibres like twine or burlap. Or again, think re-purpose! I have a bride next month who asked me to incorporate leftover fabric into her wedding order, which was from tailoring her bridesmaids dresses. Just be creative! And have fun doing it!
*Above photo: Check yesterday’s post for the ingredients for the above photo.