Choosing your wedding bouquet is often one of the most exciting and daunting things you have to do – you want a bouquet that enhances your dress and compliments your colour scheme, without distracting from someone very important…..That’s you…The Bride! How you look on the day is so important and accenting your dress with the right flowers will help you feel and look beautiful. The following information and images have been kindly supplied by The Balloon Lady.
There are so many popular styles of bouquet to chose from, with simple hand tied posy bouquets, over the arm bouquets as well as tear drop and trailing shower bouquets. Start by looking at the shape of your dress and the detailing on your dress. A simple dress can look stunning with an elaborate bouquet, whereas a heavily detailed dress, often needs something simple next to it, that won’t distract from its beauty.
As a general rule Posy style hand tied bouquets will suit all dresses, but are particularly good against slim figure hugging dresses, whereas traditional dresses and princess line dresses look fabulous with tear drop and trailing bouquets. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to choose something that you like and will feel comfortable holding.
When thinking of colours to go with your dress, some brides will chose to be traditional and have ivory flowers against an ivory dress, as could be seen at the Royal Wedding. However, lots of brides will choose to take the colour from their bridesmaids’ dresses and put some flowers in these colours through their bouquet. Firstly consider what flowers you like most and perhaps write a list of them, Equally important is to think of what flowers you don’t like. Then its important to sit with your florist and work out ways to incorporate all your favourite flowers into the style of bouquet you like, creating the right shape to compliment your dress, your shape and your colour scheme.
It has been very fashionable in recent years to mix shades of colours together – so that rather than just having purple and ivory flowers in a brides bouquet, you might mix shades of purple from deep purples, through to lilacs and finally ivories, creating a less stark colour scheme. This has the added benefit of being able to give the bridesmaids pretty mixed flower posies to match, as the ivories and lilacs will look pretty against Purple dresses.
Often bridesmaids bouquets will be simpler than the brides, and if you choose a trailing tear drop or shower bouquet, then perhaps consider a hand tied bouquet of matching flowers for your bridesmaids. If you are having a hand tied bouquet perhaps they might like something a bit smaller and simpler than yours. Your bouquets can also be trimmed with all sorts of exciting finishing touches, including diamantes and pearls to match details on your dress, feathers and even small butterflies are popular. Your bouquet should be as unique as you are and every one we do is always designed around each individual bride. Once you have decided upon your bouquets now you just have to decide which of the flowers you are using to use for your buttonholes, to that the whole bridal party look co-ordinated. You might like to give the groom something large incorporating one or two flowers that will be in your bouquet, and then perhaps the rest of the bridal party can have a simple buttonhole with one of the flowers that will be in the bridesmaid’s bouquets. Remember when planning your flowers, there are often many ways to economise with weddings but please don’t do it with your bouquet, it will be in all your official pictures and will be part of your memories for many years to come, so like your dress it needs to be perfect and just what you dream of.