Hi, I’m having a formal wedding in Oct 2012. The theme is “Old Hollywood Glamour from the 40s & 50s”. My colors are Black, White, Burgundy and “Bling” (lots of sparkle). We chose Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dresses that are floor length, strapless, in the Wine color.The ladies are wearing black lace bolero jackets and black opera length gloves to complete the look. It’s a pretty combo in person, especially with the guys’ black tuxedos, but I’m having difficulty A) finding silk flowers that compliment or match the Alfred Angelo wine color (burgundy flowers are too pink/purple and red is too Christmas red looking) and B) fit the glamour theme and don’t look too woodsy for fall, and C) I’m also trying to avoid a Gothic looking wedding too so I don’t want any black flowers. Other details…My dress is white and I don’t like calla lilies. Help me please???? I’m enclosing a photo of the bridesmaid dress as it appears in Red on their site just to show the style of it because the color changer makes it look pinkish instead of burgundy wine. Also enclosing the lace jacket we plan to wear.
Your Old Hollywood wedding theme sounds gorgeous and it was a challenge finding a burgundy bouquet without the Calla Lilies, but I did. The unique inspiration bouquet above is from Karen Alisa Photography and it features Burgundy Open Roses, Black and Burgundy Feathers and Fiddle Head. For the sparkle, you can add Bling it On® to the center of each rose, like shown below, or Bouquet Crystal and Jewels. The premade Burgundy Mini Rose Bouquet is perfect for your bridesmaids. Wrap each of your bouquets with elegant black Sheer or Satin Ribbon. Happy Planning, Mindy