The Anatomy of a Bridal Bouquet

As you can imgaine, a big part of a consultation involved the discussion of your bridal bouqet. It's the element of your wedding florals that will inspire the rest of your designs. Beyond being your single most important accessory, it's the floral arrangement that you will spend the most time with. 

For that reason, it makes sense that we educate you about the key elements that we will use as we design your bouquet. 

Whimsical bouquet in red

Bow Tie Photography.

Bow Tie Photography.

It continues to be an exciting year for us as the envelope for bouquet designs get opened further and further. Whether your adding a bit of color, going big or really letting the flowers and greeneries fly, you'll need to select a few key flowers that appeal to you and achieve your color palette. Color contast allows individual flowers to be seen, so consider adding a change of tonality like ivory in this red bouquet. Similarly, the hint of blue in this design lets the red flowers have a distinct shape. Passion Vine has a sturdy stem and as we analyze the bend, we are able to create a specific shape to the cascade.

Structured bouquet with greenery

Leslie Maron Photography.

Leslie Maron Photography.

Some brides like the idea of a more structured bouquet with a gentle cascade or even just loose greenery. Here you see less space between the flowers with lots of color that allow each flower to be seen. We are happy to introduce you to unique varieties in your color family to delight you and surprise your guests. Big blooms like Hyrdangea and Dahlia are perfect companions to some of these smaller blooms.

Full, lush with natural cascade

George Street Photography.

George Street Photography.

Some brides love the idea of the big, full bouquet with trailing greens and big blooms like Peony, Garden Rose and Dahlia. A few deeper tones in this almost pink bouquet add some depth to the design. There are a few pink Dendrobiun Orchids in the middle of this bouquet. The shape of the Orchid is a nice contrast to the rounder Roses and Peonies. The greenery can be light like this Plumosa Fern.

Compact, rounded in muted shades

Photography by 1001 Images.

Photography by 1001 Images.

The compact rounded bouquet style has been popular for the last decade and continues to be a perfect style for a romantic, pretty or even glamorous look. The texture of the flowers adds interest and the subtle shades of ivory and blush create a contrast so that individual flowers can be seen.

These are just a few of the things that we take into consideration when planning your bouquet. Take a look at the images you have already pulled together for your bouquet and consider what elements were most imoportant to you when you selected a particular photo. We have quite a few photos in our portfolio if you are just getting ready to collect your favorite design images.