Wedding Flowers

Uniqueness is in full bloom

Flowers set the mood and tone for your entire wedding and choosing them has never been easier. That's because the newest trends in wedding flowers are not about matchmaking - the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and centerpieces no longer have to be identical. The latest floral styles are all about color, boldness and individual design.

Floral trends

Wedding flowers often follow fashion trends and right now individuality is in, while conventionality is out. This means that the bridesmaids' bouquets do not have to match the bride's and each bridesmaid can potentially have a unique bouquet. Colorful blossoms, as opposed to conventional white, are also in style - especially plums and lavenders. This makes it easy for brides making their own centerpieces because anything goes. Be creative! Create a different floral assortment for each table.

Try to brighten up the bridal party with bold and beautiful bouquet arrangements. Modern, monochromatic flowers with only one color are becoming more popular than traditional mixes. Cascading bouquets and hand-tied French twists bouquets with pearls and ribbons are also making exciting statements.

Your flower budget

When choosing a florist you'll want to keep your wedding color palette and style in mind. Supply the florist with descriptions of your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, church or reception hall and any wedding themes. Select a florist that is willing to work with you and your floral dreams. He or she will be more than happy to go with the theme of individuality because this means you'll be open to variety.

For those of you wanting to save on arrangements, opting for silk flowers is just one of the alternatives to the real thing. Choosing seasonal flowers is another way to save on flowers because they are readily available. However, if you have a large floral budget you may want to consider using flowers beyond their typical uses, such as for:

  • Accessories for the bride's hair.
  • Floating arrangements in pools or ponds.
  • Thank you gifts for people who helped with the wedding planning.
  • Welcome gifts for out of town visitors and the bridal party.
  • Decorations for the transportation.

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet Wedding flowers are most commonly associated with the bridal bouquets. Whether made up of pure white flowers or an assortment of different colored blooms the bouquet is the bride's most important accessory. The flowers she selects should perfectly complement the style of her wedding dress.

Likewise, the bridesmaid bouquets should complement the style and color of the bridesmaid dresses.

Silk vs. Real Flowers

Silk vs. Real Flowers The big question is whether to have silk vs. real flowers. The question of silk vs. real flowers if often debated - which is better? Both have their unique benefits.

The decision on what type of flower to have is one that should be considered when choosing a florist. Some florists offer a wide range of silk flowers, others none at all.

Boutonnieres & Corsages

Boutonnieres & Corsages Not only the bridal party are adorned with beautiful flowers; the groom and groomsmen look quite sophisticated and stylish with their boutonnieres.

Did you know the boutonniere is an old wedding tradition? In medieval times, a knight would wear a flower in the color his lady would wear as a public declaration of his love. Boutonnieres are also worn by the fathers and grandfathers of the bride and groom; just as corsages are worn by the mothers and grandmothers. These flowers designate special members of the wedding.
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