When we first meet with our brides to discuss the design of their dream bouquet, they usually have one or two ‘go-to’ flowers in mind such as the garden rose, peony, or ranunculus. This is a great starting point, but rarely does a bouquet contain just one or two flowers. Rather, the colors, texture, and dimension that define a bouquet’s unique beauty are the result of major and secondary blooms in combination with fillers and greenery.
To help our readers better understand all the pretty details that go into assembling the perfect hand-held arrangement, we are sharing the floral recipes from our most ‘liked’ Real BB Wedding bouquets.
Layering a diverse assortment of petal rich flowers creates texture and dimension that draws the eye in. Featuring a pastel palette of pink, peach, white, and green, this unforgettable bouquet pairs Juliet, peckoubo, and spray roses, dahlias, and ranunculuses with stems of astilbe. Soft, velvety dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus underscore the blooms’ garden romance feel.
To create a sense of drama in an organic bouquet, consider choosing one of the major flowers in a bold, moody color, and pairing it alongside lighter hued blooms. This striking arrangement features petal rich ranunculuses in deep burgundy alongside champagne, peach, and white roses (garden, quicksand, spay) and light blue delphiniums complemented by gunni eucalyptus. The contrast of dark and light in combination with various textures captivates the eye to no end.
If you ask us, white florals and greenery is as ‘classic New York wedding’ as it gets. What is so great about this color combo is that it works with every style and looks amazing in any venue. Still, our brides who choose white and green always ask what can be done to make their flowers look unique and fresh. Greenery and fillers become very important. This unforgettable bouquet features crisp white garden and playa roses with by delicate baby’s breath and Italian ruscus and willow eucalyptus. The loose dimension and texture of the greenery works to emphasize the white blooms’ timeless beauty.
When it comes to statement bridal blooms, the café au lait dahlia is at the top of every wedding florist’s list. These massive showstoppers are a perfect choice for the bride who wants to turn heads at her summer wedding. This mesmerizing bouquet features two blush café au lait dahlias with pink Kiera garden roses and ranunculuses, and white scabiosa complemented by sprigs of olive greens.
With their dark, mesmerizing center, anemones bring personality and style to wedding decor. To create an opulent and romantic look, this breathtaking white and ivory bouquet combines the alluring flower with the more classic vendela and garden rose and ranunculus. Touches of Italian ruscus emphasize the blossoms’ grace and sophistication.
In floral design, the notion ‘a rose is a rose is a rose’ doesn’t apply. This is especially true with it comes to choosing the flowers that will make up your bridal bouquet. From your dress to your jewelry to your hair and makeup, the blossoms you carry down the aisle should complement you in every way. We hope that sharing these recipes, flower by flower, will inspire you to create a bouquet that makes you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day.