Janna writes: I am planning a rustic barn wedding. I am using burlap and twine as part of my design elements, as well as, mason jars galore. My colors are hot pink and black with white/silver as an accents. Yes, they make burlap in hot pink!
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.
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:
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.
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.
Shea writes: Hi, I am getting married in May and having trouble figuring out what flowers to have. My colors are gray, fuchsia and black. The problem I’m having is matching the right shade of fuchsia. I don’t want anything to pink or anything to purple. If that makes sense?! I am pretty clueless when it comes to flowers but do like the orchids and calla lilies. I am open to ANY suggestions you have for me. I am just looking for something simple and easy to make myself. Thank you so much for your help!
Debbie writes: Wedding colors are hot pink and black,,with gowns being hot pink,,I like roses,gerberas, callas..the most,,,but up for ideas of small arrangements or maybe even single,hand held arrangements. I have 6 ladies in my wedding party, so I want the flowers simple and affordable.