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31/31 Good Luck for a Happy Life Together

I heard a great tradition. I have no idea where I heard it, who I heard it from, or if it is true; however I love the idea! The bride uses a horse shoe in the bouquet and attaches or incorporates flowers. It is said that it brings luck to the marriage. I decided I absolutely LOVED the idea and wanted to create a bouquet that would fit with the tradition! I used green cymbidium orchids, bear grass, and wood slivers to hang from the horse shoe.

For the groom a cymbidium boutonniere, and mothers and grandmothers a double cymbidium orchid pin on corsage.

Traditionally the tables at a reception are round and seat 8 to 10 people. But how about doing something different….. a rectangle table! With the rectangle tables a longer centerpiece ca be used. This arrangement is a fun alternative to the traditional long and low centerpiece!

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30/31 Pink, Green, and Spring!

Pink and Green is becoming more and more popular as a wedding combination. I personally LOVE it! It is so fresh and cheerful and just brings a smile to my face!

A simple spring bouquet is made from roses in green and white added to pink dahlias, green hypericum berries and a variety of foliage.

For the boutonniere to match, I like the masculine feel of the all foliage boutonniere. A single lemon leaf is adorned with hypericum berries and lily grass loops.

Creating interest for the centerpieces brings a fun element to the reception. Make the centerpieces a talking point. Why not have them all different? I know I have been saying this over and over again, but it is so important to create a fun environment for your guests. The decor is a huge part of the environment!

29/31 White Garden

White and green lissi spray roses and cox comb

Lace, Antique, and Garden; three words to describe the wedding that the two bouquets would compliment perfectly! The texture of the cox comb, the ruffles of the spray rose, and the paper thin light feel of the lisianthus are truly beautiful.

Two different bouquets that could be great for an elegant outdoor wedding.

28/31 A holder or no holder, that’s the question!

Why does a bride need to know the manics used in the creation of the bouquet?!?! Well, because I felt like it! No, really why does the bride need to know? The two different ways to create a bridal bouquet produce two different looks in a bouquet.

The two bouquets featured in this article are created with the same amount of product. The end product is a different story. Despite the use of the same amount of flowers the size, shape and feel are different in both.

First, the hand tied bouquet, is 7.5 inches in diameter. The grass loops are smaller and closer to the flowers.

Second, the bouquet created in the holder, is 8.5 inches in diameter. The grass loops are wider and airier. Also the flowers are arranged in a half circle dome.

Either way the textures and flowers create a beautiful bouquet!

27/31 Babies Breathe, Beach Style!

A bunch of white dendrobium orchids is pillowed in a sea of babies breathe! Silver wire and square mirrors are added into the orchids to add some bling. The ocean inspires the flower choices. The tropical orchids and the airy feel of the babies breathe (mimic the foam on the ocean breaking waves) are an unique choice, but worked so well together!

26/31 Black and White and Peacock feathers!

Calla lilies have such a great shape and come in some beautiful colors!

This hand tied bouquet is a mixture of full size locally grown calla lilies and black mini calla lilies. A ring rolled lemon leaves and peacock feathers added in finish the bouquet.

For the reception a mix of glass vases in various sizes are filled with swirling calla lilies.

25/31 Pastels for the Person

Mono-floral bouquets are always a staple for a wedding. Whether it be peonies, orchids, roses, freesia, ranuculas, or gerbera daisies the effect can be very beautiful!

These bouquets are all mono-floral and in the beautiful pastel colors! For the bride a mix of three colors of roses and a collar of wide ribbon and black pins down the front.

The bridesmaids, three in total all made from various sades of ranuculas. One of my new favorite trends for bridesmaid bouquets, each bouquet different!

First, a mix of white with pink edged and yellow with pink edged ranuculas with a collar of feathers and bark covered wire.

Second, a mix of colors including orange, yellow, and pink ranuculas collared with a apple green sisal. The stems are covered with a striped fabric.

Third and final, various yellow ranuculas edged in multiple shades of colors. Spanish moss divides the two layers of flowers. Wool fabric mimicking the color of the moss wraps the stems.

24/31 Green Green And MORE Green!

White and Green. A very classic and beautiful color combination. Not all flowers come in the vibrant green color, but one of my favorite green flowers is the ‘Kermit Mum’.

The bouquet from two colors of roses, south American hydrangea, hanging amaranths, hypericum berries, and mums.

The boutonniere is two Kermit mums with a sisal backing.

For the centerpiece a wooden box filled with a low arrangement created form bright green flowers in lines and groupings. Horsetail is bent over the top to add a shelter.

Definitively a fun spin on the classic white and green color combo! Green, Green, and more Green!

23/31 Rings of Sweet William

This has been one of my favorite bouquets since I designed it. The colors are such a contrast, almost too harsh. I think that is why it makes such a great statement!

The Bride would carry the bouquet below. Sweet William, roses, berries, and bear grass.

The groom’s boutonniere uses blades of bear grass on the base of the boutonniere.

The bridesmaid bouquet is designed in the same fashion with different flowers. Sweet William, wax flower, amaranths, and ranuculas.

The Groomsmen Boutonnieres also feature Sweet William.

22/31 Mesh Between Traditional and Tropical

Fussing traditional elements with other styles is becoming more and more popular. All calla lily bouquets have been a trend for many years. They are usually tightly gathered and designed in a hand tied nosegay fashion. This bouquet that would be carried by the bride, designed in a looser style to be rested on the arm. Picture an updated version of the presentation bouquet or even the flat arm bouquet. The grass and the monstara leaf add movement and a tropical feel. This bouquet would compliment a garden wedding or even a wedding on the beach. By using air and space in the bouquet the cost is significantly less then the all calla bouquets.

To keep costs down and adding a fun and unique look to the bridal party, the bridesmaids can wear calla lily corsages instead of caring a bouquet. The three corsages below are all made from the same calla lilies used in the bouquet. Each bridesmaid can pick their own accents to make them more personalized.