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Being a modern bride is fun and exciting. There are so many beautiful trends to explore nowadays for a wedding that even the most conservative woman can let the guard down and choose something a bit more modern for their big day. Nevertheless, there are still many brides out there who prefer the classic way for their ceremony. The truth is that even the classic look has been updated to suit the current trends. Not all modern brides want to go modern or fashion-forward.

We are happy to see that the classy style is back in vogue, this time with new forces. The classic style is romantic, formal and elegant. But our designers thought that it was time to upgrade it a little bit and make it look chicer than before! This is how the modern-classic style appeared in the wedding filed. We thought that it would be great to share with you a few beautiful ideas based on this style. To help you make yourself an overall image of this trend, we brought here a few gorgeous bridal bouquets.

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

These beautiful floral arrangements are inspired by the classic style and this is why they look so sublime. We’ve always had a thing for simple and things. These bouquets are very soft and refined and they can make fabulous selections especially for delicate brides. If your ceremony is simple and small, then these arrangements can make great sources of inspiration for you guys! As you can see in these images, the bouquets are not elaborated or intricate. The contrary, they are inspired by all things natural, loose and feminine. The concept based on “less is more” is very true and it is easy to work with when it comes to 2012 bridal bouquets.

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Our brides like everything that is fine, stylish and dainty. These arrangements are so attractive because they feature popular blooms in gorgeous colors. In some cases, the bouquet design makes all the difference. Let’s take the first bouquet for example. Simple, clean and small, this petite bouquet is composed of white Darwin tulips and it makes an impeccable choice for a spring morning wedding ceremony. The arrangement is tied with a silk grosgrain ribbon but you can choose anything different. We like the sweet contrast between the white tulips and the blush gown.

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Wedding Bridal Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

The second proposal is based on cymbidium orchids, this time in a silver-gray hue. We adore this tonality and the way it can suit a white dress and a modern day wedding. The sleek ribbon makes all the difference. Have you ever thought of a nude & powder blue palette? This color combo is ravishingly beautiful and unique and it suits perfectly the blooms used in the last bouquet!

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Are you having a warm-season ceremony but you don’t know yet what flowers to choose for your bouquet? Take a look at these pictures and get inspired! We promise these are the most beautiful new designs released for 2012 weddings. You can choose something similar for your own ceremony or get inspired for a more personalized bouquet. It wouldn’t be inappropriate to add a few of your favorite details to your bouquet. The contrary, it will make the floral arrangement even more unique and outstanding.

Flowers look very beautiful when used with crystals, ribbons, bows and other sparkling accessories. You can focus on an item or on a color. It depends on the theme you’re using for the wedding. Either way, the color is very important for the appearance of your bouquet. You can play with seasonal blooms, which are always fresh and colorful, or you can just use exotic flower assortments. Tropical flowers are brightly colored and very unique.

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

You can find various assortments in unusual textures, shapes and sizes. But if you don’t have a generous budget, you can just stick to the seasonal style. It’s more affordable and also more authentic. Those who are having a spring or summer wedding outside the doors have more reasons to go seasonally. Get inspired from the beautiful surroundings of your venue to create your bouquet and the rest of the décor arrangements. An alfresco ceremony can look even more romantic and inviting when adorned with natural blooms that look freshly cut from the garden. You can grow your own flowers for the big day if you want to reduce the wedding expenses and put your mark on your bouquet.

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Summer is the time of bright colors and this is why it would be great to follow the tonality of the season when planning the floral decorations. As you can see in these photos, pink is the most popular hue to play with. The pink palette is very rich and generous in unique derived shades. The soft pale nuances like blush, coral, salmon and violet pinks are ideal for antique and classy elegant wedding ceremonies. The bolder tones, like fuchsia, hot pink, mauve and magenta are more adequate for fun and funky casual celebrations.

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

Summer Wedding Bouquets (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

Deeper hues like burgundy, plum or ruby are great for vineyard or dramatic weddings in general. You can use light and dark tones of red, or white, yellow and green. It all depends on the style you want to evoke. The eco-friendly style can be reflected by the white and green shades, while the rustic style by brown, orange and red tones. Pink screams romantic and glamorous and it can make a wonderful selection for a hot summer time ceremony in nature.

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Everybody knows that flowers add more natural beauty to a wedding and in the same time more sophistication. The wedding bouquet is one of the most important accessories for a bride. The arrangement can contain flowers or other crafty items, depending on the wedding theme. But even the artificial bouquets are composed of flower-shaped fabric items. Flowers are still in trend, but not always in real forms. If you like more the crafty look, we suggest you use crepe or tissue paper to create different floral shapes in various colors and sizes.

But if you want to go fresh and authentic, use live flowers and other decorative items specific to the season of your wedding. Let’s take the fall season for example. More and more brides of today are inspired by this time of year for a wedding. Nothing can compare to the uniqueness of the foliage and the romantic feel in the air. The atmosphere of a fall wedding can be warm, sumptuous and inviting. And flowers have great power over the ambiance of an autumnal wedding. You can easily eliminate the gloomy and rainy feel specific to this time of year with beautifully colored flowers. There is no need to go pastel and simple when you can choose from bold bright colors and dramatic arrangements.

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Let’s not forget that fall is the season of harvest and this means that you should focus more on the rich colors of the nature. You can get inspired from the beauty of natural landscapes outside or from the fruits and vegetables available in this season. When we think of autumn weddings we image plentiful meals and abundant reception tables of ripe fruits, delicious veggies and ruffled floral arrangements. If you want your wedding to feel even more cheerful and joyful, use exotic blooms. Tropical flowers may be more expensive than seasonal blooms but they can surely add more extravagance and uniqueness to your décor and your bridal look. But if you are on a budget or you’re simply looking for efficient ways to reduce the wedding expenses you should go seasonally.

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

There are many beautiful assortments available in the months of fall for a wedding. If you want a colorful theme, use gerbera daises in various hues. Chrysanthemums and button or spider mums can also make gorgeous selections. Roses, carnations, asters and stephanotises are other popular choices for fall wedding bouquets.

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Autumn Floral Bouquets For A Wedding (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

If you want something more special and meaningful, use winter jasmines, amaryllises, primula, irises, sunflowers, montbretias, birds or paradise and cymbidium orchids. The accents can make your bouquet stand out and look more original. Use holly, helenium, hypericum, pine cones or daphne. Succulents can add a touch of summer to a fall colored bouquet.

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2012 brides are very anxious about their wedding because they want everything to be imperfectly perfect! And when we say that, we mean unconventional and funky. These are the new ways of approaching a wedding and we are very happy to see that more and more are finally deciding to let go the traditional look and embrace a new style. It’s not easy to renounce at your ideas and opinions, but it’s healthier this way, we can assure you of that! You will only have to lose while if you choose to cling to the old patterns and continue playing conservative and safe.

There are many beautiful trends nowadays waiting to be explored, so why ignore them! The brilliant ideas we have today are for unusual wedding bouquets. Or, we can call these arrangements “unique”, so that the term “unusual” won’t scare you off. Those who are still skeptical about the trendy style should take a look at these amazing bouquets and then decide whether to go for the modern way or stick to the traditional look. We think that these bouquets are beautiful centerpieces for a ceremony.

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

When walking down the aisle, the bride exposes two important things: her gown and her bouquet. These are the main elements that everybody expects to see and analyze. So why disappoint your guests by wearing a predictable bouquet when you can wear something outstanding and inedited? Now it’s the best time to play creative, original and innovative. Or, if you prefer it this way, think of these unique bouquets in terms of personalized choices. These designs are not based on real flowers or at least not only on flowers. They are inspired by exotic plants, branches, fabric and crafty decorative items.

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

The floral bouquet is now taken to a further level of beauty, style and elegance. The modern bride’s bouquet is no longer a standard arrangement of flowers but a fashion statement. Experts in field say that the bouquet is the reflection of the bride’s taste in fashion and beauty, and this is why you have to pick something expressive and one of a kind to reflect your personality.

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

Unusual Wedding Bouquets (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

If you like roses and you can’t seem to get them of your mind, try using them in a bold unique color. Pink, red and white roses are too popular for a modern wedding. Use brown or black roses and accent them with a few sparkling touches. Or, incorporate a few feathers and branches to make the arrangement even more whimsical. Combine live blooms with brooches and other dazzling accessories to obtain a glamorously romantic bouquet. Try to make your own bouquet according to your individual preferences. These handmade beauties are easy to achieve by any crafty bride!

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Hydrangeas are lush trendy flowers sought-after by many romantic brides of today. These types of flowers evoke an air of sophistication and romance that fits perfectly well a modern wedding. Hydrangea wedding bouquets can be simple arrangements composed of a few stems or extravagant arrangements made of more lush blooms. It all depends on how ample your ceremony is and how sophisticated your bridal look is. The wedding bouquet must always be created according to the formality, theme and season of the wedding and also by your gown design and overall look.

Petite brides should never go for the big bouquet designs because a pompous arrangement can hide them completely. Besides this, you should all know that small and simpler bouquets are the cutest and the trendiest. Hydrangeas are not the most adequate flower selections for a minimalist bouquet, however. But as we said before, you can create your favorite bouquet using as many flower blooms as you want. These flowers feature small blooms but overall they are lavish plants that can easily create a bush-like arrangement. You can use hydrangeas as principal flowers in your bouquet or use them as filler to a more diversified arrangement.

Hydrandea Bridal Bouquets (Source: gaylordsflorist.ca)

Hydrandea Bridal Bouquets (Source: gaylordsflorist.ca)

The myriad of compact blooms arranged in a beautiful round cluster makes these flowers look so unique and appealing. Their lovely appearance pairs well with a light beautiful fragrance. Sweet but not overwhelming, these blooms are ideal for spring, summer and fall weddings. Hydrangeas make sensational flower selections for a wedding because they are available in a wide range of colors and derived nuanced. Their unique quality is the two and even three-tone palettes featured on the same bloom. The most popular ones are the purple and pink assortments. You can find charming blooms in lilac, violet, mauve, pale pink, wine and burgundy. The blue assortments are also very often found in weddings. From pale blues to rich navy hues, these flowers can add the perfect “something blue” accent to any modern bride.

Hydrandea Bridal Bouquets (Source: weddings.flowerpetal.com)

Hydrandea Bridal Bouquets (Source: weddings.flowerpetal.com)

White hydrangeas are favored by many brides. You can find elegant creamy colored hydrangeas and bright white blooms. Those who are having an antique wedding can use white blooms with yellow, green, sage, tan or mauve undertones. We love the natural blends encountered in hydrangeas. White and blue, blue and green, yellow and blue, pink and purple, white and red, burgundy and yellow, these are just a few beautiful examples in this sense. As for the bouquet design you can choose for your hydrangea flowers, we recommend you more styles. The bundle style with a greenery accent is ideal for simple delicate brides. Scattered styles work great for rose or lily bouquets. When used as fillers, hydrangeas work well in cluster and ring arrangements.

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Every bride dreams of a unique wedding that can dazzle every single participant. But nowadays, brides are more focused on the budget. However, the financial issues they have can’t turn them from the wish of planning an outstanding wedding. Who said that if you’re on a budget you can’t create a fabulous memorable wedding? Contrary to what you might think, the aesthetical aspect has nothing to do with money. You may think that beautiful weddings are expensive, but this is not true in all cases.

There are many rich couples out there who have money but no idea of how to decorate their wedding. And if they refuse to get help they might end up planning a totally unattractive wedding. So it’s not all the money but about creativity. Those who are gifted with a big imagination can use their sense of creativity to design their own wedding. You can do it for cheap and still obtain amazing results. There are many original ideas to get inspired from, so don’t hesitate to look into our designers’ unique wedding projects before choosing anything for your wedding. We shall discuss about wedding bouquets today and offer you a few examples of cheap arrangements you can select from. Cheap doesn’t have to mean less attractive or less qualitative.

Cheap Wedding Bouquets (Source: images.oncewed.com)

Cheap Wedding Bouquets (Source: images.oncewed.com)

You are free to use your favorite flowers, but in smaller doses. To keep close to the stylish qualitative look we suggest you change the big for the small. For instance, if your favorite flowers are calla lilies, purchase fewer to create a simpler bouquet. Calla lilies are expensive blooms, but if you buy only three or five stems you will spend less. Simple is chic and elegant, so you should not be afraid to take this path. Our designers are constantly repeating that the saying “less is more” is finally becoming true in weddings. Modern brides are more relaxed now and they prefer all things simple, natural and comfortable. This is why a simple wedding bouquet composed of the flowers you love is a great alternative to an intricate expensive arrangement. But there are many beautiful flowers out there that can be found at attractive prices.

Cheap Wedding Bouquets (Source: images.oncewed.com)

Cheap Wedding Bouquets (Source: images.oncewed.com)

Tulips are great examples in this sense. These blooms are soft, feminine and very elegant. Be careful though at the type of tulips you’re purchasing. You should know that the Parrot and French tulip assortments are more expensive. Garden roses are also affordable and lavishly beautiful. Anything seasonal is usually less expensive and fresh-looking. Let the season guide you to the most adequate and attractive cheap bouquet for your wedding. Lilacs, narcissuses, hyacinths, carnations, Billy Balls, gladiolas, gerbera daises, peonies and ranunculuses are other amazing budget-friendly wedding flowers to consider for your bouquet.

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With so many wedding designers looking into the past trends for current wedding inspiration, it’s no wonder that our brides and grooms are easily becoming obsessed with the old-fashion style. More and more brides of today want to adopt this style and create the most outstanding vintage wedding for her guests. There is nothing flirtier than a vintage wedding décor for the attendants. These types of events are full of unique decorative items and sparkling items. Let’s take for instance the bride’s bouquet. This item is one of the most important when it comes to a vintage bride’s unique ensemble. She can’t afford to play with the same traditional flowers and colors anymore.

The vintage style is old yet very new in the same time. Our designers and stylists have the best ideas for modern-vintage brides who want to obtain an authentic look without sacrificing the actual fashion. This means that she can go for a unique mix between the old and the new, or simply opt for something originally vintage. Our designers propose you the brooch bouquet style, which is a great alternative to the popular classic floral arrangement. Brooches are among the most sought-after items that can suit a vintage wedding bouquet. But you can also use pearls and crystals, gemstones, flower shaped charms and other sparkling wires to create your own bouquet.

Vintage Bridal Bouquets (Source: wedding-pictures-05.onewed.com)

Vintage Bridal Bouquets (Source: wedding-pictures-05.onewed.com)

Take into consideration the theme, the formality and the venue of your wedding. Don’t forget to consider your own gown’s design as well. If you’re wearing a stark white wedding gown, try to keep the colors of the charms close to white and off white shades. If you like the glamorous look, choose silver, bronze, platinum, pewter or taupe shades for your brooches. But if your wedding dress is blush-colored or slightly nuanced you can choose a colored brooch bouquet. Among other vintage-inspired colors that you can select for your bouquet we mention ivory, dusk, sand, pale pinks and mauves. We brought a few gorgeous wedding bouquets made of brooches to share with those who are thinking of adopting this style for their own ceremony.

Vintage Bridal Bouquets (Source: wedding-pictures-02.onewed.com)

Vintage Bridal Bouquets (Source: wedding-pictures-02.onewed.com)

It would be wiser to choose a vintage-inspired wedding gown to match with your bouquet. When adopting such a specific style you must incorporate it throughout the entire event. So, make sure that your brooch bouquet finds a match in the décor. You can use other vintage charms to create unique table centerpieces. Choose the crafty style over the real flower style for the entire wedding to obtain a coherent unified look. Don’t hesitate to insert a few fresh blooms in your brooch vintage wedding bouquet and arrangements, such as hypericum berries, baby’s breath or succulents for a more whimsical effect.

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One way to obtain a controversial look at your wedding is to incorporate a little bit of black in your attire or in your overall look. The idea of wearing a black and white wedding dress can be flattering especially for the classic and vintage-inspired brides. But if this palette is not your thing when it comes to wedding dresses, choose a black wedding bouquet instead! This option is more tempting for those who want to make a hold statement at their ceremony without sacrificing the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress. Black is definitely one of the many trendy colors that are promoted nowadays for weddings. And you can adopt this type of look not only for a modern wedding but for any other type of affair you want.

Black is fresh and contemporary but extremely romantic in the same measure. Let’s not forget about the black Gothic themes which are based on a lot of sumptuousness and whimsical romanticism. There is no doubt that black flowers have the power to add the right amount of drama to a wedding. And the black drama is ideal for sophisticated or original weddings. Black looks fabulously well when combined with white. But it can also make an exceptional contrast to a beige or ivory dress. The bride who decides to carry a black wedding bouquet against a white or off white wedding dress will surely captivate the attention of even the most bored guest and steal of the show.

Black Wedding Bouquets (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

Black Wedding Bouquets (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

If you choose to follow this path you will be obligated to use the same color or scheme for the rest of the wedding setting. Black flowers make a fabulous selection for the bouquets, centerpieces, cake and other important or detailed wedding ceremony and reception decorations. In general, when you wish to showcase a beautiful color accents in your wedding you can use flowers. Use them to decorate and finish the setting in a more outstanding way. It doesn’t have to be only floral arrangements or accents. Use black ribbons, bows, feathers, candles and other classic elegant decorative items to create a more sophisticated event. If we are to think of the availability of black flowers we would see that not many real blooms come in black.

Black Wedding Bouquets (Source: brideorama.com)

Black Wedding Bouquets (Source: brideorama.com)

Choose from black roses, carnations, tulips, hydrangeas, mums, calla lilies, gerbera daises and anemones. These are natural selections for a black wedding bouquet. But there are more assortments that can be found in dark brown, plum or even dark red hues that are very close to the black color you can use. Adopt the crafty look and use fabric black flowers. Black can be combined with other unique shades, like red, white, cream, orange or navy.

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Planning the accessories for your wedding ensemble is for certain one of the most exciting things to do as a bride. Women adore playing with colors, fabrics, textures and stones to create their own jewels for their wedding wear. However, not all brides are talented to follow their imagination and design their own accessories. But those who are gifted with a sharp sense of beauty and creativity should definitely use it.

It would be a shame not to invest in your skills and get the best of your vision for your own wedding. One way to put your mark on your wedding and obtain an original look for the big day is to create a fabric bouquet or purchase a pre-made design. There are many ideas to follow if you’re decided to construct a fabric bouquet on your own. There are many designers who sell crafty bouquets to the offbeat bride who wants something original and special for their wedding. Those who choose to create their own arrangement will surely feel more enthusiasm and a greater satisfaction at the end. You have many options when it comes to materials to use.

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Make sure that the texture you’re choosing fits the formality of the wedding and the décor. It would be appropriate to select the same type of fabric for the entire wedding in order to create a coherent unified look. Get inspired from the fabric or embroidery of your dress. Use the same material for your headpiece if you want to look like a really fashionable bride. There are many materials that work nowadays for bridal bouquets. The paper style is very trendy and very popular too.

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

You can use crepe or tissue paper to create the blooms and the other accents you wish to incorporate in your bouquet. This material allows you to create ruffled flowers and lavish arrangements. It’s ideal for eco-friendly brides and crafty vintage weddings. You can use silk ribbons, beads or other stones and brooches to create sparkling jeweled bouquets. The first arrangement we’re showing you here is a pop-up bouquet made of paper. We like this arrangement because it features different shades of pink blooms.

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

Fabric Wedding Bouquets (Source: marthastewartweddings.com)

This is a punch-drunk arrangement of bell-shaped paper blooms that can suit a summer time wedding. Its hot look can make a bride look even more eye-catchy and radiant. The second bouquet is also made of pink paper, this time in a pale shade. These lovely blooms are easy to arrange in advance and carry in any season. You just need an afternoon to get your bridal bouquet ready and a few relevant supplies from a crafty store. The last bouquet is made of vintage enamel brooches and it looks very glam.

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The loveliest color to suit the sweetness of a wedding is pink, no doubt about it. Nowadays, even the non-romantic brides seem to be interested in this nuance for their wedding. Pink is not only juicy and feminine but also very bold and dramatic. It all depends on the exact hue you’re choosing and how you decide to incorporate it in your wedding. For a sumptuous effect, you can use soft pink flowers.

To create a powerful effect we suggest you go with boldly colored blooms, like magenta, violet, fuchsia or hot pink. If these hues are just too strident for your taste, add a few dark color accents, like brown, black or plum. These nuances will equilibrate the color-scheme and make it more suitable for your wedding. The pastel palette on the other hand is very cute and adorable. Both young and mature brides prefer the soft pink nuances for their wedding. Those who are having a vintage celebration can choose ruby rose, pale or blush pink for their décor.

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

There is something very antique-like about these delicate hues. With pink flowers you can transform even the plainest and simplest location into a magical space. All you need to find is the right flowers. But how can you choose the most beautiful assortments when all pink flowers look beautiful? We think that it’s just a matter of taste. Nowadays, the majority of decisions for a wedding are personal and very rarely based on a formal thinking. The modern bride can’t conceive decorating her wedding without consulting her own vision and preferences. Each one of us must have a favorite color or type of flower we would like to use in our wedding.

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

Asking your heart on this matter is the best way to narrow down the multiple choices and choose something adequate and appropriate. The pink theme is ideal for spring and summer. And you are lucky because during these seasons the flowers are all in full bloom! There are many types of pink wedding bouquets to choose from. Peonies, tulips, garden roses, lilacs, hyacinths, freesias and amaryllises are only a few examples in this sense. Get inspired from the nature and perhaps from your wedding venue and choose something thematic.

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

Pink Wedding Bouquets (Source: brides.com)

Cherry blossoms make divine flower selections for a bride’s bouquet and wedding décor. We brought here three types of pink bouquets that you can get inspired from or even choose for your ceremony. The first one is made of calla lilies, orchids, astilbes, coxcombs and foliage. The second arrangement contains mini calla lilies, hydrangeas, lisianthus, baccarat and spray roses, orchid buds and dusty miller accents. And the last one is composed of amnesia roses & berries. Aren’t these bouquets fascinating?

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