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Marriage Bouquets

Choosing the right bouquet for your wedding ceremony may seem like a tough task to take on. And we say this because the range of options is extremely generous. The variety of flowers and colors available for wedding bouquets today can get even more decided bride overwhelmed and confused. Besides this, each bride has her own definition and interpretation of the perfect bouquet for her wedding. Roses remain the most popular types of flowers for weddings and bridal bouquets.

One can follow a traditional style or play more modern. You also have the opportunity of planning a vintage wedding and choose an old-fashion bouquet. Roses are the most versatile flowers. They can be arranged in a myriad of classic, antique and modern bouquets. There are six types of roses that are used in general in wedding bouquets. And we mention here the miniature roses, the hybrid teas, the floribundas, the shrubs and the grandiflora roses. You can choose any of these species, according to your own wedding style, formality, venue and theme.

Multi-colored Rose Bridal Bouquets

Multi-colored Rose Bridal Bouquets (Photo by: Yoko Nekonomania)

Each of these types of roses is gifted with a different meaning. Each color has a special significance that can also help you compose a special bouquet that reflects your personality and interests. For instance, red roses stand for everlasting love & romance. White roses are for purity, chastity and innocence. Pink roses symbolize friendship, appreciation and admiration. If you want to express feelings of joy and cheerfulness, choose yellow roses. Lavender roses represent enchantment, spirituality and love at first sight. If you can’t seem to pick between all these lovely species, we suggest you consider using them all in your bouquet! Opt for a mixed bouquet of different colored roses and obtain an exotic look! Those who have trouble picking the right colors for their wedding florals can follow the multi-tone style. It’s trendy to carry a multi-colored bouquet at the ceremony. You can choose roses or another flower you like.

These bouquets look more impressive and elegant when there is only one type of flower used. As we have seen, roses come in a wide palette of colors and derived shades. Roses are available in red, white, purple, pink, orange, yellow, blue, green and brown. Choose the whole rainbow spectrum for your bouquet instead of two or three colors. It’s important to assort your bouquet with other details in the wedding for a unifying look. Use multicolored roses in your wedding décor to make sure that the reception looks coherent and stylish. Roses are symbolic flowers that can add more meaning to a wedding. They signify passion, respect, happiness, unity and devotion. All these messages are representative for a marriage. You can grow your own multi-colored roses for the wedding!

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Women who love the purple theme can find a wide range of flower species to choose from for their wedding. The purple palette is extremely rich in unique shades and derived hues. Choose the right type of purple according to your wedding formality, season and venue. Don’t forget to consider the theme of the reception when making this selection. If you are having a vintage themed celebration, choose a brighter shade of purple for instance. Amethyst purple would make a fine selection in this sense. Lavender and lilac shades are recommended for spring seasons.

Violet is for summer, while mauve and plum shades are for fall. Try a royal purple for a winter ceremony and reception. Violet is one of the most romantic purple nuances to consider for a wedding. Brides love this color and are excited to see it incorporated in so many wedding projects and decorative items. You can find it in natural flowers as well. If you can’t seem to find anything to suit your taste, however, you can choose synthetically colored flowers for your bouquet. This gives you the freedom of selecting the exact shade of violet you wish, as well as the exact shape, texture and size for the blooms. Natural hued violet flowers are definitely more beautiful because of their fresh look.

Violet Wedding Bouquets

Violet Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Debra McCraw)

Many flowers that are available in purple nuances are also gifted with a divine perfume. Check hyacinths and lilacs for instance! Many brides prefer to use orchids and calla lilies for their bouquets. These blooms are exotic and extremely romantic-looking. They are great for formal elegant arrangements and centerpieces. But if you don’t have a big budget to invest in tropical flowers, we suggest you look for seasonal blooms. You can choose garden roses for a classic fresh feel. Violet tulips are also beautiful choices for natural bridal bouquets. Choose from the wide range of purple hydrangea flowers. These species are versatile and can be chosen for different types of weddings. Choose violets and lavenders for a more unique look. Brides who want a soft feminine bouquet can opt for violet sweet peas or freesias.

Irises make unique selections for modern-day weddings and bridal bouquets. Purple is the color of sophistication, royalty and spirituality. We think that these qualities can fit perfectly well the significance of a wedding and marriage. Kings and queens of past times were seen wearing deep purple cloths and jewelry, as a sign of their regal stature. Purple also stands for abundance, refinement and elegance. The eggplant hues are really special. They can be used in glamorous weddings. Pair this hue with white and obtain a highly elegant combo. For a vintage inspired wedding you can choose stocks.

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The choice of wedding flowers is one of the most beautiful and personal. The bride has the opportunity of selecting the favorite blooms and colors for her bouquet and for the décor. There are many wedding corners and aspects that can be adorned with flowers. A bride must purchase flowers for her bouquet and for the bridesmaids’ bouquets, for the corsages and boutonnieres, for the altar, aisle and pews and other church decorations. For the reception, she will need a few blooms to decorate the tables and the cake.

There are many types of flowers that can look elegant and unique in a wedding. It depends on your vision. Check the formality of the event and ask a florist for more info. If you would like to do this on your own, consult your own imagination. Shop for seasonal flowers, for they are much more affordable than imported blooms. Besides this, they are fresher and also more vibrant. They can add more flair and authenticity to a seasonal wedding. Let’s talk about gerbera. These are perhaps some of the most versatile flowers available for a bride and her wedding.

Gerbera Bridal Bouquets

Gerbera Bridal Bouquets (Photo by: Archangel12)

Gerbera daises are available all year round and this is one of the first most important qualities they have. Gerberas are colorful and exciting to play with. They look amazing in hand-tied bouquets. But they can be arranged in many other forms, depending on the wedding formality and venue. These lovely blooms can add a colorful touch to a simple wedding and transform your look completely. You are free to choose any type of color you like. These flowers look beautiful in white and red especially. But if you prefer something more modern, consider the pink and purple palettes. You should be able to find gerbera daises in shades of green, blue, orange and yellow as well. Brown blooms are rarely found, but extremely unique. Gerbera look strikingly beautiful when they are fresh, but they can look just as beautiful when made of silk or other fabrics.

Lavish, wide and vibrant, gerbera daises bloom during summer. But as we said before, they are available in all months of a year. They are in general chosen by our brides for hot-weather nuptials. If you’re using fresh blooms, use more water to keep them alive. Festive and eye-catchy, gerbera daises always make a cheerful and playful addition to a wedding celebration. Your bouquet can be tied with a colored ribbon or be wrapped in a piece of fabric with a sparkling charm or monogram. Your bridesmaids and flower girl can wear pomander bouquets made of colored gerbera daises. Your bouquet can contain gerberas alone or a more sophisticated mix of lilies and roses.

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Brides today think that obtaining a unique look for their wedding means playing more modern in all fields. If you want to obtain a trendier look at the ceremony, start with the flowers. The wedding bouquet can transform a traditional standard look into a more fashionable appearance. With the right flowers, colors and bouquet design you can obtain a fresh, contemporary look. There are many combinations you can follow in terms of flowers and colors. If you want to keep the pace with the ultimate tendencies in wedding fields, start with your wedding bouquet. They say that classic is the new contemporary look. This may sound a bit too awkward, but it’s true.

Many other wedding fields are incorporating classic and vintage elements. The old-century style is highly appreciated these days. Roses, carnations lilies are considered traditional flowers. But when adding a few extra touches of feathers, pearls of other exotic flowers, these blooms can look pretty impressive and inedited without losing their old-time honored value. So, it depends on the way each one of you chooses to play with the flowers and colors. If you want to obtain a more eccentric look, you can keep the roses and use them in brighter hues, such as hot pink, orange, fuchsia or violet. Red and white hues may be too old-fashion for the modern bride. Green flowers are in big vogue these days.

Contemporary Wedding Bouquets

Contemporary Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: kenji ross)

You can use green mums, hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids or other exotic and seasonal herbs for a more natural look. Many brides of today prefer the innocent look for their ceremony. And using more greenery is the right way to obtain a fresh and original look. Hand-tied bouquets are the most popular. They are easier to create and wear by the modern bride. Those who want a classic look can wrap the stems in white satin ribbon. But if you prefer a more glamorous look you might as well choose to adorn your arrangement with jewel pins, beads, pearls, brooches, crystals, rhinestones and other sparkling charms. You can attach a monogram to your bouquet and dress it up a bit fancier for your ceremony.

Both the exotic and rustic styles are considered trendy these days. The popularity of beach and outdoors weddings determined our designers to come up with more and more ideas for these styles. Those who are having a seaside wedding can use shells or starfish to decorate their floral bouquet. On the other hand, if you’re having a woodland wedding, you can use pinecones, berries, branches and other elements of nature to decorate your bouquet. Use feathers for a vintage wedding and a chic look. Peonies, ranunculuses, sweet peas, tulips, freesias, poppies, gardenias and anemones are among the trendiest blooms used nowadays in bridal bouquets.

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Calla lilies are common flowers for wedding centerpieces, wedding cakes and wedding bouquets. They are used by many brides for their own adornment. These flowers have long firm stems and large heads. Their beautiful structure makes them ideal selections for nuptials. The bell-shaped blossoms are unique and perfect-looking. Calla lilies are available in May and June – two of the most popular months for weddings. These amazing blooms are also gifted with many important symbols a bride can consider for her big day. Calla lilies stand for perfection, natural beauty and innocence.

These themes are highly associated with marriages. This is precisely why experts in field consider these flowers extremely appropriate for a wedding ceremony. Calla lilies are unique choices for both classic and modern bridal bouquets. One can also choose these lovely blooms for the bridal party attendants. If you want to use calla lilies for your bridesmaids, consider using mini calla lilies. Or, you can choose long stemmed blooms for your bouquet and smaller flowers for the bridesmaids’ bouquets. There are many colors to choose from. The pink and purple species are the most popular of all. Many brides choose these colors for their bouquet because they represent love and affection, emotion, femininity and grace. These blooms can also be found in white, red, orange, yellow and other derived shades.

Purple Calla Lily Wedding Bouquets

Purple Calla Lily Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Melissa Wang)

Calla lilies come from Africa and they are available in US all year round. White calla lilies are chosen by traditional brides who want a classic look for their ceremony. These assortments are recommended for spring and early summer weddings. But white calla lilies are also available for fall celebrations. The most impressive thing about these flowers is that they can last for up to a month. All brides want to use a type of durable flower that can resist well during the ceremony and reception and still look elegant after the wedding. Calla lilies make adequate choices for a bridal bouquet that is easy to preserve after the event. Purple calla lilies are more dramatic and outstanding. They bloom in spring, summer and fall. Often seen as exotic hybrids, purple calla lilies are surely eccentric choices for a wedding and a bridal bouquet.

There are many types of purple calla lilies you can select from. The Anneke species features a striking yellow interior. The Captain Chelsea had a rich burgundy hue mixed with a yellow tint. The Edge of Night is entirely purple and also has purple-edged leaves. Calla lilies look well when mixed with other popular flowers, such as tulips, irises, roses, peonies and other lily varieties. Additional flowers bring more texture to the overall look of the bouquet. Consider adding leaves, feathers and berries to the arrangement, for a more original look.

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One of the most versatile types of flowers a bride can choose for her wedding bouquet is the lovely gerbera daisy. Cute, feminine and playful, this species is easy to use in various bouquet designs, shapes and sizes. This flower is famous for its bright colored petals and centers. If you didn’t know, gerbera daisy is available all four seasons. It can fit different occasions and special events and it can surely make a charming choice for a bride’s bouquet.

Perhaps you will say that this flower is not formal enough to fit the level of elegance of a wedding. This is partially correct. This is precisely why our brides are choosing it for a casual or semi-formal ceremony at most. There is something about daises that make us think of grooves of wildflowers. In this case, we can’t think of highly elegant bouquets, but of fun delicate arrangements. Gerbera daises are wonderful selections for outdoors ceremonies. It can be an open field wedding or a rustic ceremony, depending on how you define the perfect day for you. Gerberas work well for countryside celebrations and decorations. Depending on how they are used, these flowers can lend a simple or more elaborated look. The many choices of colors and mixes make these flowers adorable selections for different types of weddings.

Pink Gerbera Daisy Wedding Bouquets

Pink Gerbera Daisy Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: ilaria)

White gerbera daises can suit a candlelight church ceremony as well as a garden wedding! As we said before, it all depends on the color and bouquet style you choose. Gerberas can fit different types of bouquets, from simple nosegay and spray bouquets to corsages and boutonnieres for wedding party members. Their vibrant petals and centers can make eye-catchy choices for young brides and young cheerful looks. The pink species are the most popular or at least the most common seen in weddings. Gerbera daises have large heads and come in a wide variety of pink shades, from pale and blush to salmon pink, hot pink and fuchsia.

You can also find these blooms in yellow, orange, purple, green, blue and red. Pink gerbera daises can make an inspired selection for a spring and summer wedding. But they can also suit a romantic fall ceremony. For a winter wedding you can use red daises and use a red, green and silver or gold color mix. For an exotic bouquet, combine red, orange and yellow blooms and obtain a more eccentric effect. Mixed bouquets of gerbera daises are cute choices for alfresco weddings in general. You can combine various types of daises and accent the bouquet with a few stems of chrysanthemums, dahlias, carnations or green mums. Or, for a more rustic appeal, mix gerbera daises with wildflowers. You will obtain a beautiful natural fresh-picked look.

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Those of you who want a rustic look for your wedding can consider wildflowers. These species are simple and fun alternatives to professional florist bouquets you can normally choose for a ceremony. There are many brides who prefer a green wedding. This style is fresh and extremely unique. If you want to add a free natural look to your entire wedding, we suggest you use wildflowers in your bouquet. Many of us have the impression that roses, calla lilies and other popular flowers typically used in wedding bouquets are too traditional for a modern look.

Wildflowers are not as elegant as roses or orchids, but they can provide a bride’s look with more uniqueness. And this seems to be the most important thing when it comes to contemporary brides and their vision. Wildflowers also allow economical brides to save more for other important wedding elements. These flowers can be gathered from parks and open fields for free. Either way, they can also be found at local stores for cheap. Wildflowers are available in spring, summer and fall in a myriad of colors. It’s easier to plan a colored wedding and use wildflowers, as they come in a wide range of shades and derived shades.

How To Make Wildflower Wedding Bouquets

How To Make Wildflower Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Alissa Walker)

We recommend these amazing flowers for country nuptials especially. There is something rustic about these species that can fit perfectly well a rural side wedding ceremony. They can suit different types of weddings, but they complement very well a ranch or farmhouse event. Their simple and natural look fit into different types of country wedding venues, such as: open fields, barns, vineyards, orchards, mansions, villas, etc. Wildflowers also allow you to create free-from bouquet. It doesn’t have to be a special shape or a formal arrangement. Modern brides are more commodious and they like the idea of behaving and looking more natural on their wedding day. Follow the nature’s way of decorating your wedding and your own look instead. This path seems more adequate for those who want to replace the typical wedding formality with a more relaxed atmosphere. Wildflowers are rustic alternatives to glamorous wedding bouquets and they can only suit natural wedding locations.

You can plant and grow your own wildflowers for a more natural effect. These flowers can be native and found in natural places. We can identify two types of wild flowers: woodlands and prairie. They can be found in many regions of the world. Long-stemmed species are the ones that can suit a bridal bouquet. Prairie species are good cut flowers for elegant bouquets. Consider sunflowers, brown-eyed Susan or Echinacea for instance. Brides who want to create a wildflower bouquet for free should consult a specialist in field first to find out what species are protected and should not be picked.

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Fall weddings call for seasonal flowers. Those who are lucky to be planning a wedding during autumn have many options in this respect. The palette of colors is indeed richer than the range of flowers available this time of the year. But we are convinced that you will be able to make a clever mix between your favorite blooms and nuances. Fall nuptials are charming due to the amazing rich and deep hues they feature. You guys can easily create a magical setting for your invitees by using seasonal colors. You can play with tones of gold, bronze and other jewel nuances, dark browns and soft beiges, ivories and ecru shades, rusty reds, deep purples and rich yellows.

The palette of green is also generous in derived shades you can use for your fall wedding: camouflage, hunter and forest greens are the most popular and adequate selections in this sense. Those who want to obtain a more romantic feel can consider the rich tones of purple: violet, mauve, plum, lilac and aubergine. You can combine these with shades of burgundy, magenta and soft pink for a more whimsical and opulent look. Marigold, chocolate brown, mocha, cappuccino and maroon are adequate selections for a fall seasonal effect. Pastel-tone flowers like calla lilies, daises, roses, chrysanthemums, asters, mums and zinnias are charming selections for bridal bouquets.

Fall Bridal Bouquets

Fall Bridal Bouquets (Photo by: Sugar Sweet Sunshine)

Don’t hesitate to consider fall plants and fruits as well. Those bouquets made of seed pods, bittersweet vines, branches, twigs and hypericum berries are spectacular. They lend a whimsical feel to a bride and her ceremony. If the wedding occurs outside the doors, you have more reasons to get inspired from the wonderful plants and decorative items of the outdoors. Fall is rich in changing foliage, pine cones, acorns and other fruits you can use as accents for your bouquet. Those who want a traditional look can use seasonal blooms. The contrary, if you prefer a trendier style, consider fall leaves, grain and grasses for your bouquet. Roses and calla lilies may be too traditional for the 2012 bride who wants a special bouquet.

Think of bright red dahlias, white dahlias, yellow tiger lily, coral camellias, Chinese lanterns, blue irises, sunflowers, marigolds, cornflowers, wildflowers and salvia instead. Off season bloom typically cost more. So, try to stick close to those species that are available in the month of your wedding. Use wheat, feathers and pine cones to create a fashionable bouquet to suit a rustic wedding. If you’re marrying in the woods or on an open field, use dried stalks of grain. This theme is ideal for harvest-season inspired weddings. Add a few English ivy and rosebuds to make the bouquet look more romantic. As unusual accents use olives, cranberries, persimmons, kumquats, pomegranates and chilly pods.

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The contemporary bride has many options when it comes to wedding flowers and bouquet styles. Everybody agrees that flowers add a special touch to a wedding. It’s obvious that real flowers add more freshness and beauty to a bride’s overall look and reception décor. Live flowers come in a wide variety of colors and shapes. But there are several disadvantages that can determine a bride to choose artificial flowers instead.

Fresh flowers are desired for outdoors wedding ceremonies and natural bridal looks. But if you want something unusual or unique, consider fabric blooms for your bouquet. You don’t have to feel limited by the flower varieties available in nature. Our designers can create you fascinating blooms out of paper, fabric and other materials, so that they can fit your vision and wedding theme. One of the first cons regarding real flowers is that they not last very long. On the other hand, fake flowers can resist for many years. Nevertheless, in comparison to the real thing, silk flowers are less appealing or less vibrant. It’s true that you can choose rich colors and textures. But artificial blooms pale in contrast to fresh blooms.

Natural Touch Wedding Bouquets

Natural Touch Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Faylyne)

However, many brides of today decide to compose a natural touch bouquet of lifelike flowers. Real touch blooms are artificial blooms that look and feel like live species. In most cases, they are made from latex. The greatest thing about these flowers is that they are waterproof and long lasting. They will not fade or crush during the wedding ceremony but last well throughout the reception and many years after. You can find many real flower species made from latex for soft touch bridal bouquets. We mention here only a few species: calla lilies, roses, orchids, tulips, star gazer lilies and strantia.

Due to the elevated technology in field, more and more types of real touch flowers emerge for the modern bride. This alternative is more affordable and also more rentable. Natural touch wedding bouquets are cheaper and more durable than real flower arrangements. If you’re wondering where to buy real touch flowers for your bouquet, know that they are available in craft stores and flower shops that specialize in bridal florals. But you can also look online for other craft supplies for your wedding. Natural touch blooms are ideal for wedding bouquets, centerpieces and other areas of a wedding. The lifelike look and touch make these blooms ideal selections for economical brides. They can save you the hassle of drying or preserving a real bouquet. It’s crucial for a bride to be able to keep her wedding bouquet for many years to come. As in real life, lilies and orchids made of real touch fabrics are more expensive.

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Those who want to carry a beautiful bouquet down the aisle can choose white lilies. These flowers are extremely elegant and romantic and they can suit different types of wedding formalities, seasons and venues. Lilies are delicate principal or secondary flower choices for a bridal bouquet. The white blooms are by far the most inspiring for a bride. You guys can choose from different types of lilies, based on the season of your wedding and personal preference.

The price is another factor of influence in this sense. The most common type of lily that fits a wedding is the calla lily type. This species is used in both formal and casual bridal bouquets. Their long stems make the, ideal selections for arm sheaf or presentation bouquets. Sheath and cascading bouquets also look wonderful when made of long stem white calla lilies. But you should be able to find a wide range of lilies in various lengths, shapes and colors. Make the best selection according to the type of wedding you’re planning. Your stature should also be considered at this point. For example, petite brides and those who have a slimmer figure should choose a smaller bouquet to fit their height. It wouldn’t be wise for short brides to opt for an elaborated cascading bouquet that will hide their dress and face!

White Lily Wedding Bouquets

White Lily Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Bunches and Bits {Karina})

Winter is almost here and we have a beautiful proposal to make: snow white calla lilies! These species are among the most popular for bridal bouquets and wedding arrangements. This variety of lily is also available in colorful blooms: purple, orange or yellow. It would be a good ides to opt for a clever combination between white and colorful lilies. Try schwarzwalder calla lilies for a dramatic bouquet and a contrast effect that can suit fall and winter nuptials. The next proposal is the stargazer lily. This species is ideal for tropical weddings and exotic bridal looks. You can arrange it in a cascading style and obtain an eccentric lavish look.

This type of lily is large and colored. The pink and white blooms are the most famous and sought after for beach ceremonies. There are also the Peruvian lilies that can also be found under the name of “Alostroemeria” lilies or “Lily of the Incas”. These amazing lilies grow in winter in Chile and in Brazil during summer seasons. Peruvian lilies can be found in rich colors, like red, orange, pink, purple, yellow and rust. Gloriosa Lilies are from Asia and Africa and can be found all year round. The flowers are big and showy and available in orange, magenta and yellow hues. It’s always wise to remove pollen to avoid staining your wedding dress. Easter lilies are great for Easter weddings and spring bouquets in general.

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