5 Top Tips for your Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouqets

Can you imagine your wedding without a bridal bouquet? What a dull old affair it would be without the colour, perfume and visual impact of a beautiful bouquet. You can express yourself with any floral combination you like to create your unique garden of beauty. Read on for some more advise on perfect wedding flowers and beautiful bridal bouquets. A splash of colour makes a world of difference to your wedding photography!

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Selecting Your Florist

Start looking for a good florist about six months before your wedding. When deciding which florist to use, firstly, make sure they specialize in weddings. Secondly, have a look through the albums of weddings website and Facebook page for more recent creations. This will give you a good idea of their style and what they can create for you. You’ll need to discuss the theme of your wedding – colour, formality, mood, style – so that you can enhance the overall effect with flowers. It’s a good idea to take magazine pictures of flower arrangements and bridal bouquets you fancy along with pictures of your gown, the church, reception venue and swatches of fabric from your gown and the bridesmaid’s gown. Then you can be absolutely sure you accurately describe what you have in mind… right down to the smallest detail, such as whether you want fresh, new rosebuds or roses in full bloom. It’s the details that can make the difference. The florist’s job is to offer design expertise that helps translate your ideas into beautiful and fragrant arrangements. So discuss your ideas with your florist and keep an open mind.

The Bridal Bouquet

A beautiful bridal bouquet is one of the most important bridal accessories. Chosen with care, so that it complements your gown and the wedding theme, it will provide the starting point for all your wedding flowers. If your dress is elaborate, a lavish bouquet would be suitable, while a ‘country look’ dress would be highlighted better by a loosely wired sheaf of garden flowers. And a very simple gown would be beautifully complemented by a single bloom, for instance a lily or long stemmed rose. It’s important to accurately describe your gown to your florist so that he/she can design your bouquet to suit. As discussed, if you can supply a photo, sketch or sample of the fabric this will help.

Choosing The Colour

Traditionally, all white flowers with touches of green foliage have been popular bridal bouquets. These can look very effective but make sure the white of the flowers matches perfectly. If your dress is stark white, the flowers may look creamy against it. Pastel shades of pink, peach, yellow and mauve can also look very delicate and are usually mixed with white flowers. Bold, coloured flowers such as gerberas or tulips can also look stunning. hen deciding on your colour, take into account the colour of your bridesmaids’ outfits. You might like to pick out a colour from their dresses or a trim from your own dress to echo in the flowers. In addition to colour, fragrance is of course another consideration. Eucalyptus, rosemary, lilac or jasmine will add a heady scent to your bouquet. Ask your florist about the fragrance of other flowers. Most importantly, trust your florist take into account not only her advice regarding colour but also seasons and what’s in bloom, to ensure the best quality bouquet for your wedding day. Pictured flowers and bouquet and Floral arrangements made by Frances Dunn Florist Miranda

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