Wedding Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets

There is no law that states that a wedding bouquet, or even a bridesmaid bouquet should be made of real flowers, or that those wedding flowers should be in soft, romantic colors. Nowadays, you may see a bride and her attendants carrying blowzy flowers such as peonies in shades of black or purple, or a rose bouquet full of blue roses enlivened with touches of bling. It is your wedding, after all, and the wedding flowers you bring are all up to you.

What can be added to flowers in a wedding bouquet?

Flowers for your bridal bouquet, which include roses, rosebuds, lilies, orchids, peonies, and camellias, can be enhanced by combining them with other flowers of different shapes and complementary colors. Examples are yellow roses with blue petunias, or white peonies with blue or pink hydrangeas. The bouquets can be softened by sprays of gypsophila, also known as babys breath, or lily of the valley. For a bold look, you might carry a bouquet full of sunflowers or multicolored ranunculus, gerbera daisies, gladioli, or bird of paradise. You might opt for bouquets that already have mixes of different flowers in them.

The flowers in bouquets can also be embellished with rhinestones, diamante pins, crystals, imitation pearls, pearl beads, and buttons. These ornaments add tiny sparks of light to your bouquet. If you wish, you can tuck lace, peacock feathers, ribbons, and bows among the flowers. Ribbons and bows are most striking when made of romantic grosgrain, organza, or satin.

What are artificial flowers made from?

These realistic flowers are made from a variety of materials, and each has their benefits for providing a life-like look. Some of the more commonly used materials include silk, paper, burlap, polyester, satin, or Latex, which provides an exceptionally realistic look and feel. They are often embellished with beadwork.

The advantages of these artificial blooms are clear. They do not wilt, no matter how long the reception lasts, and they keep for a very long time. They can be found at any time of the year, even when real ones are not in season, and they do not have to be watered or kept in the fridge until it is time for the wedding.

Can greenery be used with wedding flowers?

Greenery should be used with the blossoms in a bouquet. They come in so many shapes, sizes, growing habits, and of course, shades of green that there are plenty of choices to get just the right one for your wedding bouquet. You can use compact sedum, moss, and boxwood, or sprays of fern, palm fronds, or willow branches. Also attractive are trailing strings of pearls with English ivy or philodendron. Even pine cones and pine needles make an interesting contrast with roses or lilies. Gold poinsettias add flair to a Christmas wedding bouquet, and fall maple leaves can be added to bridal or bridesmaids’ bouquets for an autumn wedding.

What types of wedding bouquets are available?

Wedding bouquets can be carried with or without holders, and shaped like an open arrangement or in a cascading design. For something off the beaten path, try a bridal bouquet made primarily from seashells and embellished with flowers for a seaside wedding. There are also wrist bouquets for bridesmaids made of dangling white orchids, bouquets for flower girls, and teardrop shaped bouquets for bridesmaids.