May 02, 2019

Design Inspirations | Bouquets & Boutounnieres

With the spring season in full bloom, we can’t seem to walk anywhere around the city without stopping to take in the beautiful flowers. If you scroll through the camera roll on Morgan’s iPhone, you’d see countless images of flowers from all around. Whether they are wildflowers growing in a garden, seasonal bouquets on sale at the farmer’s market or perfectly arranged centerpiece samples for a client meeting, we’re always capturing the details of one of nature’s best gifts. So in the spirit of all that blooms, today’s blog entry features beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres that our clients have loved throughout the years. But first, here are a few tips for choosing your wedding day flowers:

1. Seasonality – Just like produce, you want to consider the seasonality of the flowers you want in your wedding day. If you’re planning a winter wedding, it will be difficult to snag those precious pink peonies. If you love dahlias, a favorite fall season flower, make sure your chosen date falls during autumn. The season will determine the availability and cost of your flowers. Luckily, most varieties popular in weddings are available year-round so if roses, poppies or ranunculus are your favorites, any season will do.

2. Colors – Be sure to consider complimentary colors when choosing your wedding flowers. Keeping your color scheme to just three colors can be limiting but giving your floral designer a range of color hues to work with can yield beautiful results. It’s best to choose a few main colors and let the artists go to work adding neutral colors or fresh greens to accent the arrangements.

3. Size & Shape – It’s important to consider comfort on your wedding day and that extends to more than just your wedding dress. Bouquets can get heavy depending on the size and shape. You should be prepared to hold it during the ceremony and carry it around during your photo session and into the reception. Another consideration of size and shape is your wedding gown. A small hand-tied bouquet would get lost in the scene if you’re wearing a fluffy ballgown with a ten-foot train, but would be ideal for a slim fitting T-length dress. Be sure to communicate with your floral designer so they can best advise you on the proper size and shape for your wedding bouquet.

PHOTO CREDITS:

1-3, 6,-7, 22-23: Arrowood Photography | 4-5: Molly Landreth | 8 & 25: Larissa Cleveland | 9-13, 17-18: Michelle Walker | 14-16: Sylvie Gill | 19-21: Jasmine Lee | 24: Mel Barlow & Co.

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