Planning the Wedding Bouquets


Wedding Bouquets

Wedding bouquets are part of wedding fashion. Your favorite blooms will create the texture, shape and style for one of the most symbolic and treasured elements of your wedding day. Let’s explore some tips from wedding professionals for wedding bouquets.


The Dress Comes First


There is a little order to the wedding fashion for a big reason. Always choose the dress first. Wedding bouquets must be designed to match the dress. Personal preference and an affinity to certain styles are probably the most persuasive influences, but it must coordinate with the wedding fashion. It is challenging to choose a wedding bouquet before choosing the wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. A simple gown is complimented by a simple bouquet, while a more elaborate wedding dress demands sophistication. The wedding dress supplies the creative boundaries and sets the standards for every accessory.


Wedding Bouquets and Illusions


Wedding bouquets create illusions that require a balance of proportions to match the silhouette of the dress and the bride. If you are considering a long train and veil, you might consider a cascade bouquet. A taller bride can easily carry a cascade of flowers that would overwhelm and hide a shorter bride. In contrast, a shorter bride could pull off a delicate posy of pansies that would be awkwardly unnoticed in the hands of a tall bride. Beyond height and length, every bride has a different shape. A teardrop wedding bouquet creates the illusion of elongating the hips. If you want to highlight a narrow waistline, choose a narrow bouquet that does not crowd the area with flowers. Avoid blocking the view of elements you want to feature. Cascading wedding bouquets can hide the details of a skirt. Always think about the shape, visual impact and placement.

Wedding Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets and Style


Wedding bouquets have different styles. If you want something different, you might desire the concentric circles of a biedermeier bouquet, which is created by a single flower type and color. The tailored arrangement creates a tightly bound bunch of flowers. A cascade is a long bouquet that trails downward. Think Princess Diana and remember her voluminous wedding bouquet. A nosegay is the traditional bouquet. It consists of a round bouquet of flowers that is usually tied with a ribbon. A pageant-style bouquet is known as the presentation. The long stemmed blooms are carried in the crook of the arm. It is commonly seen with a calla lily or a similar floral shape. A sheath is a handful of a single type of flower that is bound with ribbon, leaving the stems exposed. Tulips and calla lilies are preferred flowers with this elegant wedding bouquet. Become familiar with different styles and shapes.


Designing Wedding Bouquets


A wedding bouquet can be as simple as a grouping of fresh flowers bound and tied with a ribbon or as sophisticated as broaches, rhinestones and pearls. If you want to step away from the traditional and classic wedding bouquets, you might consider integrating fruit or feathers. Some brides embellish their bouquet with wired seashells, charms, ribbons or jewelry. Stems can be intricately wrapped with ribbon. The fabric, color and style of your dress should be a guide when exploring creative designs for your wedding bouquet.


Choosing Your Blooms


The flowers you choose for the arrangement will create the design. Your wedding bouquet does not need to match the season, but the blooms of the season are effortless beauty.The late summer and fall provides a romantic floral adventure with blush pink, yellow accents and dramatic pampas grass. Consider wildflowers, daisies, chrysanthemums, celosia blooms and tropical spidery protea. Add blue to your bouquet with peonies, roses, ranunculus, tweedia, larkspur and delphinium. Create a happy vibe with yellow and sunflowers, cymbidium orchids, tulips, ranunculus, daffodils, roses and carnations. Dream purple with violet roses, lavender, anemone, bittersweet nightshade, cattleya, orchids, calla lilly, candytuft, waxflower, lilac, aster and hydrangea. Create white wedding bouquets with anemone, hydrangeas, gerpoms, tulips, snapdragons, carnations, alabaster rose gypsophila, dendrobium, orchids, dahlia, peonies, hybrid poppy, ranunculus, godetia and queen Anne’s lace.

Wedding Bouquets

Creating a Keepsake


Traditionally, brides toss the bouquet, but not their actual wedding bouquet. A smaller bouquet is usually designed for the fun and games. Not only would it be dangerous and challenging to toss a large bouquet with wires and designs, but many brides want to create a keepsake with the extravagantly decorated floral arrangement. Preserving wedding bouquets requires proper storage and shipping. Some services will arrange to pick up the bouquet the same night. Overnight shipping requires refrigeration. There are different methods of preservation. The most effective of which is freeze-drying. Flowers are flash frozen and brought back to room temperature over a period of weeks.Flowers can also be preserved with an air-drying technique or by using silica gel. This removes the moisture from the flowers.

Wedding Bouquets

Crystal Ballroom at Veranda


Your wedding bouquet and all of your wedding flowers will create the atmosphere of your wedding day. Step inside of the design studio with professional wedding designers at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda. Hand select your flowers and designs from a treasure trove of décor. This all-inclusive venue includes all of the furnishings, décor and services to bring your dream wedding to life. Walk the aisle in a luxurious wedding venue that is designed just for you.

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