The best way to select your bouquet is to discuss your ideas with your florist or décor artist who will guide you in the right direction. The most important things to consider are your wedding colour scheme or theme, and what season you’re saying your “I do’s” in, as not all flowers are in bloom all year round.
Bouquets can range from trendy to classic and even incorporate non-blooming aspects like feathers or succulents. Succulents can be planted out again after the wedding day as a constant reminder of you beautiful day. Or for the thrifty bride, you can grow your own succulents before the big day!
Tidy and trim or trailing and wild, there is no wrong way to create a modern bouquet, and as always our advice is to go with your gut instinct. Be daring and dream up your very own bridal bouquet, try something new, your florist will reign you in if you go too far!
Roses are the ultimate romantic flower, and create an elegant look. With the enormous selection of colours, you don’t need to worry about finding the right shade, and even mixing different shades of one colour creates a “bursting out from the clutch” look!
Add plenty of greenery, asymmetrical or cascading shapes for a dramatic look. Brides who have access to heirloom brooches can mount the brooch in the bouquet or the brooch can be pinned to the bouquet wrap for a sentimental touch.
In the past the most popular choice was to create smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, but unfortunately it is also the most boring. Today, modern brides are choosing flowers of complementing or even contrasting shades to the bridal bouquet. Toss out all the old ideas, and experiment with different flowers and shades for each bridesmaid. Just keep in mind you will be standing next to your bridesmaids for photo’s so be sure the look works together.