If you’ve settled on your wedding flowers and bouquet style your work is half way done. Coordinating the rest of the wedding party’s flower arrangements will be based off the decisions you’ve made for your bridal bouquet.
A Good Start in Coordinating Your Bridal Party Flowers
The bride’s bouquet is going to be more elaborate, typically consisting of two- three types of flowers and color choices. That gives you more options to break down flower arrangements into smaller bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.
The bridal party flowers are going to be an extension of your more elaborate bridal bouquet. They are meant to accent and complement the main focal piece carried by the bride who should be the center of attention on her wedding day!
Lets take a look at two different bridal bouquets and their coordinating bridesmaid bouquet and boutonniere:
Hot Pink and Black
- Bridal Bouquet: hot pink gerbera daisies, half open roses, larger garden or cabbage roses, white half open roses, black feathers, pink and black ribbon wrap with rhinestone accents
- Bridesmaid Bouquet: hot pink gerbera daisies with black ribbon and rhinestone accents
- Boutonniere: singular hot pink gerbera daisy with white calla lily (could substitute white rose bud) wrapped in black ribbon
The hot pink and black bridal bouquet is composed of three types and colors of flowers with some dramatic black feather and rhinestone accents. It gives us a great start to break down flowers into smaller and simpler arrangements.
The bridesmaid bouquet borrows one type of flower from the larger bouquet. A simple hand-tied gerbera daisy bouquet captures the same style with black ribbon accents and touches of rhinestones. The boutonniere pulls all three color choices together with a simple flower combination.
Three different arrangements that work together by coordinating flowers and colors.
Pink, White and Peach
- Bridal Bouquet: large blush/pink and white peonies, off white roses and greenery
- Bridesmaid Bouquet: pink and white peonies, white and peach roses and baby’s breath
- Boutonniere: white rose buds and baby’s breath
The peony and rose bouquet in pink and white is a fresh, full arrangement perfect for a spring or rustic wedding. The bridesmaid bouquet is a smaller, fun version of the larger bouquet. It uses the same peony stems and mixes in a new peach color in roses accented by baby’s breath. The boutonnieres keep it traditional and simple with white rose buds and baby’s breath.
These arrangements work with slight variations in colors and flowers but the underlying style remains the same to create beautiful, fresh wedding flower arrangements.