Flower bouquets for weddings are the most important floral displays in the ceremony. The bridal bouquet not only adds to the gorgeous dress to complete the look, but the flowers that make up the bouquet should include the bride’s favorite colors, flowers, and fragrances.
One of the most important considerations is that the bridal bouquet should complement the dress as well as the frame of the bride. If she is tall and slender, a larger bouquet would be best. A large hand tied bouquet of open roses or tulips would be a good choice.
For a petite bride, a small nosegay of lily of the valley, dendrobium orchids, or small spray roses would be good. An average height bride could choose most any style and flower.
Hand tied bouquets are one of the most popular styles used today. They can be made up with almost any type of flower, but roses are usually first choice. They look great with any color combination from all one color to a mixed arrangement of many colors. Open roses look better than rose buds and can be used all year. A fall arrangement of golden calla lilies is lovely for a fall wedding. Tulips and daffodils make a beautiful spring bouquet.
Nosegay bouquets are great choice and increasing in popularity. Kate carried a gorgeous nosegay bouquet mostly of lily of the valley. It was a perfect size for her frame and because it was light weight, it was easy for her to manage during and after the ceremony. Oncidium or dendrobium orchids or small spray roses would also make a lovely nosegay bouquet.
A modified cascade or tear drop bouquet is still popular. A few years ago, the cascade was so large and heavy that it was very difficult to manage as well as being very expensive. The modern bride chooses a smaller version which allows much more of her lovely dress to be seen. It is much lighter to carry and easier for her to manage.
Most any flower or combination of flowers can be used for this type of bouquet. Roses, orchids, peonies, and hydrangea remain some of the most popular. Calla lilies and anthurium are great choices for a more modern theme.
Small sprigs of ivy, myrtle, boxwood, and fern are good order cialis greenery choices for a bridal bouquet. A touch of greenery really sets off the flowers and some can be rooted from the bouquet to be propagated and grown into plants. This is a wonderful way for the bride to pass memories on to the next generation.
In the recent royal wedding, Kate’s bouquet of lily of the valley included a sprig of myrtle from the plant that Queen Victoria planted in the 1800’s. It was propagated from a sprig in a nosegay given by Prince Albert’s grandmother when the couple visited Germany in 1845.
My personal favorite greenery choice is ivy… especially the ivalace variety that was recently chosen as the ivy of the year by the American Ivy Society. This particular variety of ivy has small dark green leaves that are similar to ruffles. It is very elegant with graceful stems as well as feminine. It is easy to root and makes a gorgeous potted plant. Grown outside, it will create a magical garden or cover a wall with a lovely green blanket.
Using tiny charms and photo frames is a special way to make your bouquet more memorable. Poems or verses can be put in the photo frame and later worn as jewelry or made into a book mark.
Flower bouquets for weddings should include flowers and greenery that have special meaning to you. And don’t neglect the selection of enjoyable and personally meaningful fragrances. By pleasing the senses you will record forever memories from your very unique and special wedding day.
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