Flowers are used to punctuate the most important elements of a wedding’s decor and atmosphere. Florals are also used to differentiate those closest and dearest to you, namely members of your wedding party who have been more involved in both the planning and celebration. For many couples, mom is at the top of this list. From finding a venue to choosing your dress, she’s been with you every step of the way and deserves to be recognized for her love, guidance, and support. While the matriarch behind a wedding typically wears a corsage on her wrist, there are a number of ways for her to accessorize with beautiful blooms. From simple to bold, here are fresh wedding flower ideas to make every mother feel special.
Wrist Corsage + Flower Bracelet
Essentially a piece of floral jewelry, the wrist corsage is an ideal choice because it not only singles mom out during the ceremony and in photos, but it is also easy to wear and doesn’t require further attention after putting it on. Often, the corsage’s floral recipe is tied to the wedding’s overall flower theme with ribbon accents. Real BB Bride Tracey’s mother wore a classic arrangement of two white ranunculuses complemented by eucalyptus and olive leaves. For her garden wedding, Real BB Bride Sara showed off her mother with an organic mix of three white majolica spray roses, lisianthus, and a touch of Italian ruscus. While many leading ladies are happy with a couple of elegant roses in ivory or blush, some use wrist flowers to make a style statement (check out the lead image to see Real BB Bride Yani’s mother who stunned with cascading Phalaenopsis orchids!) Bright, fluffy pink and peach blooms with a spray of rich greenery are perfect for a festive midsummer affair. A pale lavender rose looks gorgeous against a cool gray evening dress.
A Wedding Corsage Worn Boutonniere Style
A polished alternative to a wrist corsage is to wear the petite arrangement just like a boutonniere. The same method of choosing a floral recipe applies with some moms opting for a graceful floral brooch in white, ivory, or cream with subtle ribbon accents pinned just under the collarbone. Fragrant, romantic hued roses with sprigs of eucalyptus are fit for an upscale country soirée. A floral epaulet of wild blossoms and ferns worn on the shoulder is made for the mom who desires an art-inspired, modern look.
A Lovely Nosegay Bouquet
Instead of traditional or classic, some women find wearing flowers on the wrist or pinned at the shoulder to be old-fashioned. If your mother isn’t thrilled about a corsage, suggest the idea of carrying a nosegay bouquet to her. A small arrangement inspired by your bridal bouquet not only looks pretty in photos, it will also give her something to hold in the case she is feeling nervous – moms get wedding day jitters too! After the ceremony and pictures have been taken, she can put the arrangement in a vase during cocktail hour or display it next to the gift card box.
Wedding Flower Accessories for the Hair, Hat, & Handbag
Even a small bouquet may not cut it for the mother with a modern sensibility. Whether she doesn’t want to bothered with holding something or considers herself a maverick of fashion, there are stylish floral accessories options to offer her. Suitable for women of every age, hair flowers are effortlessly beautiful. Delicate sprigs of baby’s breath and cedar pinned just behind ear gives natural flair to a wavy bob. A hair comb trimmed with a vivid hued rose (or two) adds a gorgeous pop of color to any wedding hairstyle. We only have to look to Queen Elizabeth to see what fresh flowers can do for a lady’s formal hat. Commonly worn to black-tie events in the South on this side of the pond, a fancy, blossom adorned hat is sure to turn heads no matter the wedding’s location on the map. Another unique idea is to ask your florist to make a spray of florals, which your mother can pin to her clutch or use to decorate her handbag.
Mom, she’s been with you since day one not just of wedding planning, but also life. You can’t wait to share precious wedding moments with her. Since flowers are used to express gratitude and reverence for those we love, a decorative floral accessory such as a corsage or bouquet is the perfect gesture to make your mother stand out and show everyone that she means the world to you.