Although most brides reach us with a clear idea on which style of a wedding bouquet they are most fond of, there are a few of you who are open to suggestions. It’s our job to provide the best advice based on the idea that you so fondly care about. It is, however, quite a difficult task to express your wish based on pictures you’ve collected from your Internet research.
Elements of a wedding bouquet
There are many varieties of flowers, colours and textures out there, and it is not always an easy task to choose your flowers for weddings and your perfect wedding bouquet. As your bridal bouquet is a focal accessory, it is important that it is in harmony with the overall theme of your wedding, your wedding dress, hair colour and of course, with your personal preferences.
We will delve briefly into each element and reveal a few extra points to consider when choosing your perfect bridal bouquet.
Have you already made a decision regarding the style of the event? If yes, then we follow through with the concept design that includes creating a mood board that reflects a more precise feel of the event. If not, we assist our couples in the selection process by eliminating the styles that do not fit the occasion, recommending floral set-ups, and finding a perfect fit. As an example, we have recently had a wedding consultation for a June wedding in a central London garden venue. The bride was strongly inspired by 1920s architecture. We suggested a few options, including a wired bouquet and after a brief discussion and showcase of style we have all decided that a wired cascading bouquet would best suit the occasion.
A colour selection is usually the second stage of creating the perfect look. The theory behind is complex and we will discuss this in another article. Put briefly, we find a match between the colours that the couple finds the most appealing and using either a digital method or traditional one we paint work our the most pleasing colour combinations. The process takes place during first two consultations and thanks to it our results are always breath-taking.
The wedding dress, of course, plays a great role in our design process. To create a harmoniously pleasing design we match it to the shape of the dress, its colour and the texture. For example, a trailing bouquet usually works well with a traditional and long dress, usually with a veil. It’s a unique style, usually associated with finesse and sophistication. Whereas a modern dress will benefit from a simple bouquet, for example a bundle of roses tied with silk ribbons.
Choice of Flowers
The final look of the bouquet is strongly influenced with the flower choice. An orchid bouquet, for example, is unlikely to have a perfectly round outline due to the falling shape. If you are familiar with your flowers, it’s wise to share your list us during one of the consultations.
Wedding Bouquet Styles
There are a lot of different bouquet designs, including posies, cascading bouquets, perfectly round bouquets or the more fashionable Pinterest and Instagram-like natural and asymmetrical bouquets. We are ready to answer all of your questions or doubts!
Some brides enjoy adding a touch to their bouquets with a meaning object, for example a brooch attached to the ribbon. Sometimes, it can be a small jewel, a vintage brooch or an item that is personal to the bride. The currently style a lot of bouquets with a lot of ribbons, the so-called ‘ribbon work’. This consists of a number of trailing ribbons, usually made of satin or another fine fabric, flawlessly accentuating the shape of the bouquet and harmonising the colour themes. Not only does it help the bouquet to keep its structure, but ribbons can also become a discreet accent; for example, adding a different colour to contrast with the concept.
With many designs and flower choices available, make sure you think of your preferred designs keeping in mind your dress, the theme of the celebration and other decorative arrangements you may choose. Our objective is to suggest designs according to your preferences to make sure your wedding bouquet will stand. Make sure you get in touch well ahead of time to create and refine your bridal flower arrangement. Click here to read more on how to choose your wedding flowers.