Floral Wedding Plan
Brides are no longer relegated to choosing the traditional
bouquet of plain white flowers with ferns. These days, the sky is the limit! There is an unlimited number and variety of beautiful flowers to choose from. Consider the following trends in flowers, and use your imagination to build the bouquet of your dreams:
1. Think about using some flowers as a pleasant way of saying "thank you". Corsages and boutonnieres can be given to your close family, friends or to wedding participants who have helped in the co-ordination of your wedding day. You could also offer a corsage or
boutonniere to your organist and officiate.
2. There are many different styles of bouquets to choose from. One bouquet style rising in popularity is the hand tied bouquet. This fresh bunch of flowers, or posy style, will give a "just been picked" look of simple elegance to the bride and the bridal party alike.
3. Some brides are choosing to write romantic messages with their flowers! Selecting flowers with special meanings is an old-fashioned and sentimental way to express your feelings. Sweet peas, musk rose and lisianthus all offer a great way to personalise your flowers.
4. You not only want your flowers to look good, they should smell good too. Fragrance is becoming an important consideration for many brides, who are choosing the flowers in their bouquet to give a lovely scent. Some of these fragrant beauties include:gardenias, peonies, stephanotis and tuberoses.
5. The classic and timeless all white bridal bouquet is still a popular choice for some brides. This bouquet generally includes lily of the valley and orchids. The flowers are arranged into a soft and romantic style of bouquet. The bouquet can be held in the hands, or cradled lightly in the arm.
6. One new trend that you might like to consider, is the "champagne wedding". With this theme, both the bride and attendants carry all-white, fragrant bouquets.
7. In contrast to the trend-setting theme of the "champagne wedding", the rich, deep floral colours are rising in popularity. Many bride's and attendant's bouquets are now being chosen in the rich, saturated colours of rose, burgundy and deep violet.
8. If you are looking to have a modern style to your wedding, consider some of the more modern bouquet looks. Some favourites include: large, yellow sunflowers, or colourful posy bouquets consisting of many different kinds of flowers. If you have chosen a gown with a simple,
but stylish, line you may like to carry one single lily. This can look positively stunning!
9. The Victorian influence is also becoming more popular. The Victorian style includes romantic, soft coloured blush roses and baby's breath. These flowers can be placed in the bride's hair, as well as in the bouquet, and can also be carried by the flower girls. Mothers of the bride can be given a single flower to carry, or can be offered a simple, pretty
10. Many brides are co-ordinating their florist with their caterer and cake baker to provide floral decorations for their cake and buffet table. You may like to have flowers on your cake knife, goblets, or serving plates. Adding this type of floral detail can truly make a difference to the appearance and festive atmosphere of your reception.