Donna writes: Bridesmaids dresses are teal chiffon. I want to incorporate sunflowers in with out getting rustic.
Pairing sunflowers with flower like roses, orchids, and delphiniums will help create more a of glam appearance instead of that rustic feel. Use orchids that are teal/turquoise instead of blue to tie in your wedding colors.
Emily writes: Hi! I’m getting married on the beach in Tampa, Fl. My colors are dark teal, coral, tan, and silver (metallic). We’re getting married at a shabby sheek resort right on the beach. I love all flowers and need some great ideas! Thank you!
Photo credit:Brett Rose
To recreate this beach bright bouquet, you can use the following:
Spring is right around the corner. Brides will be looking for a fresh wedding flower look to accompany this change in season. Popular wedding trends like vintage weddings and trendy flower choices will influence the season’s look. Baysidebride.com showcased some beautiful wedding flower bouquets to keep an eye out for this spring season, whether bold and bright, soft and romantic or modern and trendy, bouquets choices can run the gamut for whatever a bride is looking for. I fell in love with this soft, romantic wedding flower bouquet with pink, white roses, white anemones, dusty miller and berry sprays, lace ribbons adds a vintage touch.
Remember faux flowers are durable and versatile, play around with your stems as you arrange them. You can bend and twist stems to get just the right angles. Once everything is in place you can go back and tweak your arrangement.
This romantic bouquet is the perfect fit for a spring wedding. It is soft and feminine with a vintage touch. Dusty miller, anemone and vintage lace are all big wedding trends right now. They are combined beautifully to complement each other in this vintage wedding bouquet. Pink roses give us a pop of warm color while the dusty miller and berry sprays make a play on shape and texture.
If I’m being honest, our products are actually pretty true to the way they’re pictured online. But sometimes, a photo might not clearly represent how the wedding bouquet looks in person. That is why we always, ALWAYS recommend ordering one or two samples before you place your entire order.
2. Know Your Ideal Size
Do you want a lush, full wedding bouquet or a simple, understated bouquet? Once you get your samples, bunch 2-3 bouquets together so you know how big you want your bridal bouquet to be. Sometimes, our brides will use three premade bouquets for their wedding bouquet and one for the bridesmaid bouquets, but it’s all up to you and your preference. Once you’ve figured this out, make sure you order accordingly.
3. Finish with Decorative Bouquet Wrap
If you’re ordering one of our premade wedding bouquets, chances are it is held together with green wrap or wire, but it doesn’t come with decorative ribbon around it. (Some of them do, but generally speaking, most do not). In your sample order, make sure you also pick out one or two different decorative ribbons to use for bouquet wrap. Test out each one, and when you’ve picked which one you like best, you can feel free to return the one you didn’t use, as long as it wasn’t cut.
The black and white striped ribbon is my absolute favorite, so simple and trendy
4. Don’t Forget Your Flower Girl
Sometimes our brides get so caught up in ordering bouquets for themselves and the bridesmaids, they forget to order something small for the flower girl. If she’s throwing petals, don’t forget to add some of our colorful rose petals to your cart. If she isn’t throwing petals, we recommend ordering a kissing ball for her to carry down the aisle.
These bright pink petals are so cheery, perfect for a summer wedding.
5. Fluff It
Finally, don’t forget ladies, these are faux flowers. When you pull them out of the box, there is a chance that they might be slightly bent, and will need some love. Position the flower head outward, and pull the stems a bit more towards you. This is what we call “fluffing”
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.