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Marriage Bouquets

Before deciding on the most adequate flower for your bouquet, you have to establish the color theme of the wedding. It’s important to know the venue, season and colors you’ll be using for your event before making any hasty decision. Your wedding dress design, color and cut should also influence you on this choice. The bouquet you carry at the wedding must match the other flowers and nuances you used for the ceremony and reception. Still, your bouquet must be the most unique and easy to spot of all. You might as well get inspired from the language of flowers when deciding on the best blooms for your ceremony.

This dictionary of flower meaning has been developed during the Victorian times. This was the era of Queen Victorian – one of the most important female personalities who managed to create new traditions and trends for the fashion field. During this period, the flowers were interpreted in various ways. Lovers used to send each other secret messages through the use of flowers. In most cases, the flowers offered signified love, jealousy, passion, appreciation, thanks, and many other emotions. The type of flower we picked for today is blue hydrangea. Even this “modern-day” wedding flower has a special meaning you may be interested in learning more about. Hydrangeas refer at deep feelings and heartfelt sentiments.

Wedding Bouquets And Blue Hydrangea

Wedding Bouquets And Blue Hydrangea (Photo by: Captain-tucker)

It makes a beautiful gift that expresses thankfulness, understanding and also vanity. Hydrangeas are wonderful selections for the 4th year of marriage. The bride who is lucky to celebrate her wedding anniversary can choose hydrangeas to celebrate in a more significant way. Blue hydrangeas are great for beach nuptials. They stand for calm, nonchalant, tranquility and comfort. The bride carrying a bouquet of blue hydrangeas can feel peaceful and serene. Among other significations assigned to blue hydrangeas that fit a wedding we mention devotion, stability, understanding and hope. This type of flower has a unique shape and nature. It is one of the largest flowers a bride can choose for her wedding day.

Hydrangeas are available throughout spring and summer and it grows in high bushes. Both real and crafty hydrangea blooms look elegant for a wedding. Silk hydrangeas make delicate choices for an economical bride. Easy to arrange and graceful to carry, these flowers can help you create a lavish bouquet out of only a few stems. They look fabulous in tall large vases and arrangements. The small star-shaped blossoms bloom in clusters. They can be found in a myriad of colors and color-mixes. A single stem of hydrangea can contain two or even three shades of color, like white, blue and yellow, or white, pink and blue. Hydrangea was firstly discovered in Japan but now they are cultivated all over the world.

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There are thousands of varieties of roses on earth. This is what makes this flower one of the most sought-after for weddings. Brides of the past and of the present are into the romantic appeal of this type of flower. No matter what you may think, roses are still adequate choices for modern weddings. Many people say that these flowers are too traditional for a contemporary bride. But you haven’t explored yet all species to say that these flowers are overdone!

Not to mention of the numberless mixes you can choose from for your bouquet! New hybrids are created each year and this is why you should never say that roses are too standard and predictable for a bride and her wedding. It doesn’t have to be a bouquet of ordinary white or red roses. You can choose any other species or color to obtain a more unique look. Roses draw attention through their unique sculpted shape and divine fragrance. Lush, brightly colored and resistant, roses are the perfect flower choices for a wedding. Roses grow easy in different conditions. This means that the bride can plant and grow her own favorite roses for the wedding day.

Rose Wedding Bouquets

Rose Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Teresa Qin)

There are standard popular roses used for decorations, gardens and special events, and cross-over species that don’t fit any category or definition. There are mini-flora and miniature roses, grandifloras types, floribundas, climbing roses, hybrid teas and old garden species you can choose from based on the type of wedding and bouquet you’re planning. If you want an elegant arrangement based on a presentation design, consider using long-stemmed roses. Choose hybrid teas in this sense. On the other hand, if you prefer a smaller bouquet, consider floribundas. These species form in clusters and can provide with a very romantic look. Miniature roses are cute and lovely and they can be found in many sizes.

Everything at these species is small, including the leaves and bushes. But you can find roses that reach up to 2 inches long! For a similar look but a more lavish bouquet you can choose mini-flora roses. They can’t be found in full size, however. If you want to create a special décor for your wedding space, choose climbing roses. This species work well for garden ceremonies. For a vintage wedding and bridal look, select old garden roses. In this category of roses you should be able to find wild roses, damask roses and old teas. Hybrid tea roses are the most popular for gardens and event decorations. They come in a wide variety of colors, including white, red, yellow, orange, pink and mauve. These are long-lasting selections for a wedding bouquet. Magic roses are ideal for romantic types of brides.

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Red flowers are great for weddings & bridal bouquets. The red them always has a big impact on a romantic wedding. It can be a Christmas or Valentine’s Day themed wedding, depending on your personal wishes. Red is the color of celebration, festivities and romance. It is a passionate hue that can suit both formal and casual ceremonies. Although it is used more often in holiday weddings, the red hue can suit any time of year. Your bouquet can be composed of only red blooms or of a clever mix, according to the type of look you wish to obtain.

It’s trendy for a modern bride to choose a single color and the same type of flower for her bouquet. This provides one with a more unified and elegant look. But it depends on your personal vision. Bicolor wedding bouquets based on red and white or red are very popular for instance. They are great for wintry ceremonies. If this style is too standard and predictable for you, add a whimsical ribbon to obtain a more unique look. Use a gold or black ribbon and bow to tie and wrap the stems. This will help you make a fashion statement among other brides with red flowers in their hands. Red flowers can be paired with blooms of other colors, such as purple, orange or brown.

Red Wedding Bouquets

Red Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Garry Knight)

Make sure you use the same tonality for the altar and centerpiece decorations. Red flowers can make a bride look effortlessly beautiful and attractive. Bold, eye-catchy and rich, red wedding bouquets stand for power, femininity, passion and romance. Red bouquets can look soft or dramatic, depending on your preferences. You should not encounter difficulties in finding red blooms for they are available all year-round. If you have a casual wedding, consider a looser arrangement of red blooms. The bouquet shape must be simpler and cleaner. Anything based on red garden roses, peonies and ranunculuses can make a perfect flower mix for a semi-formal wedding ceremony. Red amaryllises, freesias, gladiolas and orchids are romantic choices for classier brides. Your bouquet can be as small or big as you please.

Dahlias, chrysanthemums and asters are great choices for red fall bouquets. You can also consider reddish-orange calla lilies and carnations for a lavish look. For an indoors autumnal setting, choose a bright red hue. Burgundy, rusty red and russet shades are other seasonally appropriate shades for your bouquet. Winter weddings call for red poinsettias and seasonal greenery. These lovely flowers are available only at the Christmas time. You can buy bunches of poinsettias and arrange them in baskets to make the wedding setting more sophisticated, warm and inviting. Tiny redbuds can make chic choices for the bride’s hairstyle.

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As a modern bride you will find it easy to make your flower and color choices for the wedding bouquet. Be glad to know that you have more options in this sense than ever before! This is no time to complain of a lack of inspiration for a unique wedding. Each bride has the opportunity of planning a magical wedding and a perfect look to remember. You can add more uniqueness through the bouquet you wear on your wedding day. After you’ve picked your wedding dress, you can start looking for the other accessories that will help you complete your assemble.

We can talk here about the veil or headpiece, jewels, shoes and flowers. The bouquet is interpreted as a special item of fashion meant to add more vibrancy and originality to the bride. It is one of the most important finishing touches you must add to your overall look. This is why it should be done properly, without compromises. Don’t forget that you may wish to keep the bouquet after the wedding as a sweet romantic souvenir of the ceremony. In this context, you have to look for more resistant or durable flowers. Ask your florist to create you a well-secured bouquet that will last for many years to come in a dried mod.

Wedding Bouquets & Ideas

Wedding Bouquets & Ideas (Photo by: love_K_photo)

You can take the bouquet to the “doctor” and have it preserved in a more modern and efficient technique. Frame the bouquet and use it in your house, as a painting or decorative item. The choice of the bouquet is one of the most exciting for a bride. If back in the old days the bride’s bouquet had a functional meaning – that of chasing evil spirits and bad energies away, nowadays the bouquet is viewed as an accessory. Bridal flowers have the power to express the bride’s personality, as well as the feel of the ceremony. Did you know that your bouquet can add even more beauty to your wedding dress? Learn more about colors and the best way to assort them to match your wedding dress and wedding theme.

The colors have a big influence on your final look. White bouquets are still trendy. In fact, they will never fall out of fashion because they are timeless choices. But to add more contrast to your white wedding dress, choose pink, green or orange for the flowers. Your bouquet can be customized to fit a special theme or it can be traditional. There are many themes and styles to choose from: rustic, vintage, artsy, monochrome, multicolored, etc. The shape of the bouquet counts a lot. Nosegays are the most traditional choices. They are tight and round and easy to carry. Hand-tied arrangements are more adequate for modern brides and clean elegant looks.

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One of the most exciting choices for a wedding to a bride is the choice of flowers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the modern bride to select from a wide range of blooms and colors. This freedom of deciding on any flower and color mix you can benefit of is amazing and encouraging even for those who prefer something more unusual or less popular. What do you think of a hot pink bouquet for your ceremony? Pink seems like a very common color for a wedding.

Many brides think pink when it comes to decorating their wedding in a bright and fun way. But hot pink is a bold choice for any woman. This nuance is punk and funky, imposing and pretentious in the same time. Its flashy appeal makes it adequate for sophisticated brides who are planning an outdoors wedding. But the hot pink theme may be too strident for an indoors reception. We recommend modern brides who like this tonality to use it only for their bouquet and adopt a softer shade of pink for the other floral decorations of the wedding. There is no need to cross the line and create an ostentatious effect however.

Small Wedding Bouquets Hot Pink

Small Wedding Bouquets Hot Pink (Photo by: Just Wedding)

Used with precaution, hot pink can sizzle without creating a heavy effect on the eye. The deeper the pink is the more dramatic and elegant the effect will be. Your spouse and guests will surely remember you and your striking hot pink bouquet at the ceremony! You can choose real flowers or fabric blooms, depending on your budget and preferences. Hot pink wedding bouquet can be eye-catchy and understated in the same measure. They say that pink is the color of love and passion we would add. Hot pink is indeed hot and trendy. It is a stunning choice for bridal themes as it stands for femininity, romance, refinement and bon taste. This color choice suits well tropical weddings and exotic destination brides.

This color can be used to highlight a certain type of flower, color-scheme or venue. It can be a primary color or a complimentary one if your wedding theme is based on contrasting hues. Choose exotic blooms for an eccentric bouquet. You can find plumerias, lotus, orchids, geranium, bird of paradise, gingers, star gazer lilies and different types of roses in hot pink shades. These are just a few examples of tropical flower species you can get inspired from for your tropical bouquet. Go seasonally instead and buy hot pink flowers available in the month of your wedding. Anything like garden roses, freesias, peonies, gladioluses, gerbera daises, ranunculuses, tulips, carnations, Iris, azaleas, sweet peas and zinnias can work. You can find these lovely species at any

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Many contemporary brides want to be classic brides and wear a white wedding dress and bouquet at their wedding. This may sound like the bride is settling for less, but it’s not quite true. The modern bride has rediscovered the beauty of the classic style and this is why she is willing to make it work for her wedding day. Among so many colorful trends and eccentric looks, the 2012 bride realizes that she wants a fairytale wedding based on simple real things. When it comes to classic wedding bouquets with a unique twist, Casablanca lilies seem to be the perfect flower choices.

This type of lily is actually an Oriental lily hybrid. It can be found during mid and late summer seasons. It is appreciated by many florists and wedding designers as one of the most beautiful flower choice for a romantic elegant bride-to-be. The brilliant white nuance of Casablanca lily is the first noticeable quality a bride can appreciate. These flowers are gifted with a unique beauty and a rich symbolism that can suit a wedding or marriage. They say that the white Casablanca lilies stand for purity and innocence. This is precisely why they are a favorite for wedding ceremonies and classic brides. Their large heads and divine fragrant add more to the list of qualities featured by this type of lily.

Casablanca Lily Wedding Bouquets

Casablanca Lily Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Sid Mosdell)

Distinctive and graceful, Casablanca lilies are favored for both cut flower and garden bouquets. A stem can reach up to four feet high. This is why it makes a favorite choice for long-stemmed bouquet shapes, like presentation bouquets. The stem can feature many individual large flowers with a 10 inch diameter. The modern bride can choose to plant her own Casablanca lilies for the wedding. You can do this from July to August. Or, to make sure that your wedding bouquet will look elegant and beautiful, order one from a talented local florist. If you buy them in a bigger quantity you have the opportunity of spending less. It depends on how many stems you need for the décor.

Know that lilies are expensive flowers that can cost a bride a lot. Don’t use too many. Buying 40 to 80 stems means spending around $3 or $4 per stem. Look into wholesale florists who offer Casablanca lilies are good deals. Search the Internet for more affordable purchases. Choose from fresh and bulb forms, according to the time of day your wedding occurs. Bulb lilies need more time to bloom, like a few days. So, make sure that will look beautiful at your wedding ceremony. Casablanca lilies are ideal for celebrating family, friends and moments of happiness. They are recommended for birthdays, graduations, life memorials and weddings.

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The location of a wedding is less important now for couples with a big imagination. What matters the most is the décor you envision for the setting. You can plan a wedding in a loft or in your backyard and create a magical space for your guests to enjoy. So, it doesn’t really matter if you’re on a real beach or if you’re making your invitees feel like they’re at the tropics. If you don’t have money or time to travel to a foreign destination, you can bring the exotic flair to you using sea-inspired elements of décor.

The bride can play with seashells, tropical flowers and other nautical items to arrange the wedding setting and her own look. Whether held on an exotic island or in your local area, your ceremony can be a concrete reflects of the joyful and breezy feel of a beach. With the right decorations and colors you can transform any plain open space into a marvelous sandy beach for you and your guests. The bride can focus on tropical flowers or on brightly colored flowers to create a tropical-inspired bouquet for the ceremony. They say that tropical wedding bouquets are lucky charms for the bride. Use real exotic blooms if you want to enjoy a meaningful bouquet.

Wedding Bouquets Tropicali

Wedding Bouquets Tropicali (Photo by: Ken FUNAKOSHI)

For instance, the famous bird of paradise signifies open hearts, while anthurium symbolizes hospitality. Think of the emotion you want to evoke and choose a tropical flower to fit. Flowers that grow at the tropics stand for everything from festivity and celebration to commitment and faithfulness! With the right bouquet you can look and feel like a real tropical bride. Choose the colors first and then decide on the most adequate flowers and accessories for your bouquet. Anything bright and vibrant can do. But it depends also on the formality of the wedding ceremony. If you’re using a white classic theme, consider white Cattleya orchids or white hydrangeas. Tie the bouquet with a colored ribbon to add more sophistication to the arrangement.

Use your favorite color to accent the bouquet. It can be fuchsia or even black! Make sure that it suits the wedding style and overall feel of the atmosphere. They say that the seaside has the colors of love. Vibrant violets, sunset oranges, light reds, fruit-punch pinks and lime greens are just a few examples in this sense. Use these colors and you will surely feel like a bride in a tropical paradise! You don’t even need to buy imported flowers from outer regions. Keep things seasonal and spend less on your bouquet. Anything like tea and garden roses, narcissuses, irises, dahlias, peonies, ranunculuses and Billy Balls can fit. Choose them in the colors listed above.

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Modern and more brides of today are going modern. It seems easier and more fun to play the role of a trendy bride. And when saying this we refer especially to the accessories a bride carries at the ceremony. The wedding bouquet can be composed in a more unique way to fit the expectations and preferences of the fashionable bride. Modern times have brought different themes contemporary brides can choose and get inspired from. These themes are often influenced by a certain venue or season.

The bride’s bouquet can be composed of “modern” flowers or trendier accessories, like jewels, buttons, feathers or sparkling wires. There are many ways to make a bouquet look outstanding and one of a kind. It depends on the type of wedding each of you is planning. Use specific flowers or decorative items to make the bouquet fit the bride’s personality. Fashionable bouquets can act like glamorous accessories for the contemporary bride. If you want a more meaningful bouquet, choose your favorite flowers in your favorite colors. There must be something you personally like and wish to incorporate in your wedding.

Couture Bridal Bouquets

Couture Bridal Bouquets (Photo by: SimonShaw)

The flowers you choose can be significant for both the bride and her groom. There is a wide variety of flowers & colors to make your pick from. It’s important to use the same flowers you used in your bouquet for the other floral arrangements, like corsages and boutonnieres, bridesmaids’ bouquets and cake, table centerpieces and other decorations. The formality is also important when selecting the best flowers and accents for your bouquet. Fashionable in terms of wedding bouquets can refer to a unique color-combo or flower mix. But it can also refer to the shape and texture of the bouquet. Nosegays and cascading bouquets are considered traditional. Many brides of today find these shapes pretty old-fashion. Hand-tied bouquets are modern alternatives to consider. Think of clean lines, uniform flowers and colors.

You can also consider geometric shapes. Pomander bouquets and organic floral arrangements are considered trendier selections. Roses, carnations and tulips are definitely too conservative to fit the preferences and vision of a contemporary bride. But if you like one of these types of flowers, choose a different color. For instance, instead of white and red roses, choose purple or burnt orange blooms. Two-toned roses are also recommended for those who want a unique classy bouquet. Exotic blooms are ideal for tropical wedding and a fresh bridal look. Anything like orchids, plumerias, lotuses, amaranthuses, bird of paradise, protea, hydrangeas, sea hollies and gingers can suit. Add a few accents like horsetail bamboo, succulents, ferns, bear grass and eucalyptus leaves to make the bouquet look more eye-catchy and original. Wrap the stems of your bouquet in banana leaf ribbons.

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White has become the official nuance of weddings since Queen Victoria instituted this trend. White can be interpreted in many ways, but we can see the same definition everywhere: purity, nobility, refinement, loyalty and faith. These are the most popular significations assigned to the white color. In some regions this theme is consider the theme of wedding ceremonies, while in other countries it is the theme of funerals. Nothing can compare to the light of white. They say that white is not a color, but a manifestation of the presence of all colors. It is the energy of light and this is why it represents the divine and the wholeness. They also refer to white as the nuance of completion, truth and openness.

The beautiful clarity of this nuance makes a wedding feel more elegant and romantic. The bride can choose from a myriad of white flowers for her ceremony. It depends on the effect each one of you wants to create. The bride’s dress doesn’t have to be the only white thing of the wedding. You guys can consider a wonderful all-white theme for your big day and create a magical atmosphere for you and your invitees. These themes are easy to implement, but when it comes to figuring out the best details things can prove more difficult and challenging. But you can start with white seasonal flowers and then continue with the rest of the accents.

It doesn’t have to be a bouquet of white roses. This style may be seen like too conservative for a 2012 bride. To obtain a more modern look, consider having a bouquet of white orchids or tulips. White calla lilies are also common choices among traditional brides, but they are ideal for religious ceremonies and meaningful bouquets. There is a special mention of calla lilies in the Bible. And they are referred as sacred flowers that stand for purity. So, think of something different that can add more uniqueness to your overall look. Aside from roses and calla lilies, the modern bride can select from simple blooms, like daffodils, gerberas, daises, chamomiles, lilies of the valley, hyacinths, freesias, peonies and ranunculuses.

If you want a black & white themed wedding, consider anemones. These lovely blooms have white petals and a black frilly center. White themes are not adequate only for formal affairs. They can be used for casual ceremonies as well. For an informal wedding bouquet you can use white wildflowers. Arrange them loosely so that they can provide you with a more nonchalant look and a sense of freedom while walking down the aisle. Cascading bouquets with trailing greenery are gorgeous selections for any bride and type of wedding. White is the color of winter weddings but it can also fit a summer time ceremony.

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Lilies make wonderful flowers for a bride and her wedding. They are elegant choices for a simple and clean bouquet and sophisticated elections for a more elaborated arrangement, depending on the effect you want to create. Lilies make a statement on a woman’s wedding day, no matter the way they are arranged. Any bride can look effortlessly beautiful carrying a bouquet of lilies. These flowers can add more opulence and vibrancy to your overall look, especially if you’re using a colorful species. There are calla lilies, mini lilies, stargazer lilies, Easter lilies and tiger lilies to choose from.

Each of these species has unique qualities. Stargazer lilies are often chosen for their explosion-like shape and vivid coloring. These flowers add fragrance to a wedding bouquet and a sensational pop of color. They are exotic choices for bold brides. Their brightly colored petals feature unique dotted accents and dark colored spots. The white and pink/orange species are the most common. Destination brides love stargazer lilies because they are great for beach and island celebrations. They make spectacular choices for bridal bouquets, wedding centerpieces and wedding cakes. Their large trumpet-shaped heads can help you compose a lavish bouquet without spending a fortune on multiple stems.

Stargazer Lily Wedding Bouquets

Stargazer Lily Wedding Bouquets (Photo by: Janine)

The stargazer lily is a new variety within the lily family. Those who don’t know, this hybrid has been developed at the end of the 20th century. You can use them in combination with many other flowers, due to their versatile look. Stargazer lilies look fabulous next to gladioluses, irises, roses and alostromeria blooms. If we are to say a few words about stargazers’ meaning, we would say that these flowers stand for wealth and prosperity, romance and innocence. They fit perfectly well the spirit of a wedding, don’t you think? Others say that stargazer lilies are the symbols of sympathy and spirituality. These flowers appear in many ancient stories. They are also mentioned in the Bible, where they are used as symbols of innocence and purity.

These traditional meanings are well fit for a marriage and this is precisely why they always make thoughtful choices for a bride. If we are to be more precise, we would say that the white stargazer lilies mean modesty and innocence, and the pink and reddish ones mean aspiration, healing and prosperity. White lilies were used in old days to say “I’m sorry”. During Victorian times, when flowers were used as symbols for different (love) messages, the white lilies were also sent as flowers of sympathy. Those who are planning a church ceremony and are interested in the religious meaning or lilies should know that Christians say that these flowers symbolize Jesus Christ or the new life He brings. The sweet scent of these lily species is also very convincing.

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