Written By: Mary Davenport
Choosing flowers for a wedding bouquet is a subjective task, and the wedding dress is an important factor. Wedding bouquets can be as unique and distinctive as the bride herself. The season will also affect the bride’s choices, from the type of flower to the shades and hues. Some brides may still choose the traditional white blossom while others will choose their favorite flowers and colors. The decor of the entire wedding may revolve around the choice of flowers that the bride carries or the bride may choose flowers to match the decor.
If the wedding is in the heat of summer, high temperatures may wilt the bouquet. In this case, the bride may choose silk flowers. Silk flowers are sometimes just as expensive as or more expensive than real ones. If the bride wants to keep the bouquet as a keepsake, silk flowers may be the best choice. Also, if someone in the wedding party has allergies, silk flowers are a good option. Some brides may consider a mixture of both. Brides can consult local florists and craft stores to find out what flowers to use. Flowers are not only a thing of beauty; they offer the nose a treat as well. One choice is to put real fragrant flowers among the silk. If you decide to use a florist for your flowers, you should collect all the elements you desire in your bouquet to share with him or her. The wedding dress, your favorite color and bloom, and other factors should be on the table to help the florist
bring your dream to reality.
The style, shape and details of the wedding dress help in choosing the shape and size of the wedding bouquet. Bouquets can be formal, casual, or semi-formal, and the size of the bouquet depends on both the size of the bride and the size of the dress. Long-stemmed formal bouquets go with fuller gowns and taller women. Shorter women and slimmer fitting and shorter dresses should have smaller, more casual bouquets. Try to choose flowers that are in season based on how they will look with the wedding dress. Swatches of materials from the wedding and bridesmaids dresses can be useful in choosing flowers. They can also be used to wrap around the stems of the bouquets.
Personal touches for the bouquet
Your bouquet can be personalized with flowers, jewelry, or a piece of cloth that has special meaning, such as a piece of you mother’s wedding dress, a valued handkerchief given to you by a grandmother, or anything of special significance to you. The types of flowers may also have special meanings that will help the day be more memorable. Roses are the flower of love, which may be why they are the most popular flowers for weddings. Ivy adds fidelity whereas yellow irises incorporate passion. When you look through pictures of your bouquet and remember your wedding day, you may feel all the same feelings again.
Every bouquet is as special as the woman who carries it down the aisle. To inspire the right bouquet, here are the top 10 arrangements, all of which are beautiful:
Paradise roses and velvety chocolate cosmos with chocolate bows pinned to the handle. The darker colors denote a fall bouquet.
Spring is certainly in the air with this bouquet of pastel pink and orange blooms.
This bouquet of aubergine dahlias with white-tipped petals and fresh chartreuse acorns is winter with a touch of spring.
This bouquet of clematis, anemone, curiosa, and blue bells is a beautiful combination.