Picking the Perfect Bouquet

Your bouquet plays a huge role in setting the tone for your wedding celebration. The style of your wedding gown is a big factor in selecting the arrangement you will carry down the aisle. For example, a modern bride in a Vera Wang sheathe might choose a single, dramatic calla lily, while the informal bride may opt for a hand-tied bouquet of wildflowers. Here are easy ways to find the right bloom for your big day.

Charlotte's Flowers
Charlotte’s Flowers

                                Color

Color plays a large part in your wedding planning floral choices. Although traditional bouquets usually are white, bouquets of bright colors and strong contrasts are increasingly popular. Some brides break with traditional white to choose rich hues that complement the dresses worn by their bridesmaids. The bouquet to the left done by Charlotte’s Flowers uses very vivid shades of purple and lavender which is without a doubt eye catching and beautiful. 

                            Seasonality 

Although almost every flower is available year-round for a price, the season in which you’ll marry can influence your bouquet choice. For example, a spring bride might choose peonies, tulips or daffodils, while the late summer bride may prefer marigolds or delphiniums. (Our gallery of Wedding flowers will help you visualize these bouquet options)

                              

Your style of bouquet is a matter of personal style and taste but is also the perfect opportunity to show your personality. For example the bouquet below done by Albuquerque Florist Inc was bound with a strand of pearls-  a very elegant and personal touch.

Albuquerque Florist Inc

 Popularity 

The most popular flowers for wedding flower bouquets are roses, lilies, stephanotis, orchids, peonies, irises, daisies, gardenias and hydrangeas. But there are dozens of other options. Consult your florist to find your perfect mix.

Some of the more popular wedding flower bouquets include:

1. Biedermeier. Often bound by a lace or ivy collar, the Biedermeier has a number of complementary flowers

tightly bound into a compact ball, usually with an oversized blossom at the center.

2. Cascade. Long-stemmed flowers are combined with flowing ivy and other greenery for a cascading effect down the front of your gown.

3. Composite. Individual flower petals are wired together to create a single large flower.

4. Crescent. Similar to a cascade, it’s a curved bouquet designed to nestle along your arm. Neither cascades or crescents currently are as popular as clutch bouquets.

5. Nosegays. A variety of flowers and greenery are tied into a tight, round bunch with ribbon, lace or strands of crystal and pearls.

6. Spray. A few blossoms are fashioned together in a triangular shape and bound by ribbon or decorative cord.

Azarel Floral Co
Azarel Floral Co.

Azarel Floral Co. created the arrangement to left and I not only love that the florist picked the very trendy and popular color tangerine for the focal flowers but also how they got the color to pop by surrounding the flowers with lush greenery.

These are just a few things to consider as to ensure that you absolutely love your bouquet on your special day.

Browse our Wedding flowers gallery for more ideas and inspiration!

Sources : Editors of Perfect Wedding Guide

Albuquerque Florist Inc

Charlotte’s Flowers

Azarel Floral Co.

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