I can make the day look as if there were gorgeous florals everywhere when the bride has a stunning bouquet: the bridal bouquet may be utilized to dress up bridal décor, reception elements, and bride and groom portraits. This is why I recommend prioritizing your bridal bouquet!
As always, I cannot emphasize enough the significance of having a wedding planner to assist you with all of your selections, including the ideal bouquet selection.
Wedding bouquets are available in a variety of sizes and forms. Some bouquets are little and sweet, while others are enormous and trailing. If you already have a planner (which I strongly suggest), they will be able to assist you in choosing a bouquet. If you’re going for a more DIY approach, the most essential thing to keep in mind is that the gown and flowers should complement each other. Your florist will evaluate not only the bouquet’s colors and style in relation to the rest of the décor, but also its shape and size in terms of proportion and style with the gown and the contour of your body.
Strands of gorgeous silks or a simple satin wrap may add a romantic touch to your bouquet. The importance of the bouquet’s ribbon cannot be overstated.
The sight of beautiful, hand-dyed, loose ribbons falling from beautifully asymmetric bouquets may be breathtaking. Of course, a cascading ribbon will not be present in every bouquet (some of my favorite florists favor tightly tied stems, and they are a thing of beauty). Please embellish your bouquets with the nicest ribbon you (or your florist) can find if your bouquet is romantic and nearly old-world (a combination I like). I highly recommend a 5cm wide hand-dyed silk ribbon (1 meter length, for a cascading ribbon). It will make a huge impact since it flows gracefully in the breeze and photos nearly like liquid gold!
It’s critical to match the color of the ribbon to the bouquet when choosing a color. The softest peach ribbon is ideal for a sunset arrangement of dusty sweetpeas and vivid orchids, while a huge bouquet of freshly picked lilac requires nothing more than a simple, complementing gray ribbon. If you want to make one flower in your bouquet the main point, tie the whole thing together using a silk ribbon in the same color as that bloom.
There are so many beautiful styles of bouquets! Some of them are:
- The cascade, a very stylish form of bouquet in which flowers look as if they are flowing over the bride’s hands
- The nosegay is a more structured bouquet, consisting of a small, tightly packed group of flowers, all cut to the same length.
- The Biedermeier bouquet is named after a European style of interior design and is similar to a nosegay in structure
- The Pomander, which is relatively unusual and is a sphere or ball of flowers carried by a loop of ribbon.
The bouquet is, indeed, an extension of oneself, and I daresay it is just as significant as your gown. Hundreds of flowers are placed about the chapel and reception hall, but the bride’s bouquet is always considered the most beautiful and significant. Portraits will be elevated by a gorgeous bouquet!
Bonus Tip: Ask your florist for extra clippings. Be sure your florist sets aside some additional stems and flowers for your photographer to use in detail photos.