Bridal bouquet

Bridal bouquet: fashion ideas and a variety of options

A wed­ding is con­sid­ered the most impor­tant event in the life of every girl, so she should have a beau­ti­ful image at this event. Before the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny, it is nec­es­sary to care­ful­ly con­sid­er all the details, and this applies not only to the dress, hair­style, but also to the wed­ding bou­quet. Since the flower arrange­ment is the main acces­so­ry of the bride, it should be styl­ish, orig­i­nal and com­fort­able.

Features of choice

The bride’s bou­quet should har­mo­nious­ly com­ple­ment the over­all image of the girl, be com­bined with the fab­ric of the dress and oth­er dec­o­ra­tions. Today, florists offer a chic selec­tion of wed­ding com­po­si­tions that can be used both for a solemn cer­e­mo­ny and put on the table as a dec­o­ra­tion.

For a clas­sic white dress, brides most often pur­chase sim­ple and mod­est bou­quets, they empha­size the ten­der­ness and sophis­ti­ca­tion of the girl. For those rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the weak­er sex who want to stand out in a spe­cial way, more mas­sive com­po­si­tions made up of mul­ti-col­ored buds are rec­om­mend­ed.

To choose the right bou­quet, you should con­sid­er the fol­low­ing fea­tures.

  • A pen. This detail should be even, pro­por­tion­al and styl­ish­ly dec­o­rate the com­po­si­tion. Han­dles dec­o­rat­ed with satin bows and open­work or silk rib­bons look great in bou­quets.
  • Flow­ers. When choos­ing plants, it is advis­able to pay atten­tion to their com­bi­na­tion and aro­ma. It is rec­om­mend­ed to give pref­er­ence to col­ors that cre­ate a pleas­ant, light and refresh­ing trail.
  • The size. The dimen­sions of the bou­quet depend not only on the style of the dress, but also on the height of the bride. In the case when the out­fit is clas­sic, you should choose com­pact com­po­si­tions, and for lush dec­o­ra­tion, volu­mi­nous designs are ide­al. Bou­quets made up of large and medi­um buds are con­sid­ered a win-win option. They are ver­sa­tile because they go well with body­con dress­es and tiered mod­els.
  • Design. Flow­ers can be col­lect­ed in a dif­fer­ent style, but they must be in har­mo­ny with the theme of the hol­i­day and the image of the girl. So, for exam­ple, for a wed­ding that is planned to be cel­e­brat­ed in Provence style, strict tra­di­tion­al bou­quets of ros­es are not rec­om­mend­ed. They will look out of place.
  • The form. The appear­ance of the com­po­si­tion is select­ed not only from the per­son­al pref­er­ences of the hero of the occa­sion, but also take into account the splen­dor of the dress. Bou­quets of round, straight and drop-shaped forms are very pop­u­lar.
  • The weight. Since the bride will have to wear the flower design all day, it can become uncom­fort­able and put a sig­nif­i­cant strain on the arm. There­fore, before buy­ing, you should decide on the max­i­mum weight of the bou­quet so that it does not cause dis­com­fort. It is impor­tant to remem­ber that the sponge soaked in mois­ture is used in the pur­chased port bou­quet, it also increas­es the weight of the com­po­si­tion.

In addi­tion to the above nuances, before order­ing a bou­quet, you need to check with the florist how strong­ly the select­ed flow­ers emit pollen. Of course, when mak­ing them, the crafts­men process all the buds, but pollen can still fall off the plants, and it will ruin the dress with ugly spots.

popular flowers

The mod­ern design of wed­ding bou­quets excludes restric­tions in the choice of flow­ers, but despite this, there is a cer­tain list of plants that are most suit­able for the image of the new­ly­wed. Most often, com­po­si­tions for brides are made up of lilies, ros­es, lilies of the val­ley and tulips.

There are also bou­quets of car­na­tions and gyp­sophi­la, dec­o­rat­ed with suc­cu­lents.

Also pop­u­lar are com­po­si­tions of vio­lets, orchids, jas­mine and daisies. Many girls also choose orig­i­nal designs of pale pink or white peonies, which sym­bol­ize a long fam­i­ly life and strong rela­tion­ships.

To dilute the bou­quet with paints, inserts from sprigs of aspiri­da and sedge are often added to it.

Accord­ing to ancient beliefs, it is unde­sir­able to choose flow­ers such as glad­i­oli and callas for a wed­ding. They are con­sid­ered plants for men and can bring mis­for­tune to new­ly­weds.

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It is not rec­om­mend­ed to dec­o­rate bou­quets with palm or fern leaves, as they have mag­i­cal ener­gy and are a source of con­flict and quar­rels.

The “Queen of Flow­ers” in wed­ding bou­quets is the rose, which rep­re­sents inno­cence and puri­ty. Both white and scar­let ros­es look beau­ti­ful in com­po­si­tions, indi­cat­ing pas­sion and love. These plants are char­ac­ter­ized by fleshy petals and strong large stems, so they keep their appear­ance well through­out the hol­i­day.

For brides who want to stand out in an indi­vid­ual way, ros­es can be replaced with peonies. They are dis­tin­guished by the beau­ty and uneven shape of the petals. Unlike them, peonies look sim­pler, but if their buds are tight­ly gath­ered into a bou­quet, you get a chic design. Peony is con­sid­ered to be a flower of fun and hap­pi­ness, our ances­tors believed that they are able to bring joy and hope to fam­i­ly life. In addi­tion, accord­ing to cus­tom, these flow­ers were used to pro­tect young peo­ple from evil spir­its.

Orchids are no less beau­ti­ful in wed­ding bou­quets. Since these flow­ers have an unusu­al appear­ance and do not tol­er­ate com­pe­ti­tion, they are tried to be used in small quan­ti­ties with­out addi­tion­al decor.

Orchids are well suit­ed for brides of any age, they per­fect­ly empha­size romance, ten­der­ness and puri­ty of feel­ings in the image of a beau­ty.

Lilies will also be an excel­lent choice for a solemn com­po­si­tion. Thanks to the strict form, they will favor­ably empha­size the style of the hol­i­day. The only draw­back of these plants is that they have a sharp aro­ma, so they are not rec­om­mend­ed for cer­e­monies that are held indoors and in small spaces.

As for tulips, daisies and lilies of the val­ley, these are sea­son­al flow­ers, so com­po­si­tions from them can only be made at cer­tain times of the year. If the new­ly­wed wants to sur­prise guests with an unusu­al exot­ic bou­quet, then it is nec­es­sary to clar­i­fy in advance the mean­ing of its buds and find out if they are poi­so­nous or per­sis­tent in aro­ma.

Color combination

Bou­quets can dif­fer not only in unusu­al shape, size, but also be per­formed in dif­fer­ent col­ors. Each tone in the bou­quet is able to reflect the char­ac­ter of the new­ly­wed. So, for girls with a calm dis­po­si­tion, it is best to choose flower arrange­ments of a round reg­u­lar shape, in which a del­i­cate pink or white tint pre­vails.

For extra­or­di­nary ladies, a bright bou­quet, col­lect­ed from plants of unusu­al col­ors, is suit­able. Its shape can be dif­fer­ent, rang­ing from annu­lar to cone, while the col­or of the com­po­si­tion can be red, yel­low or pur­ple.

The com­bi­na­tion of col­ors in the bou­quet large­ly depends on the appear­ance of the bride. Brunettes are rec­om­mend­ed to choose designs where there is a bright orange or red tone, blondes, on the con­trary, are well suit­ed for a light palette, thanks to which they man­age to fur­ther empha­size their “heav­en­ly”.

It is desir­able for blondes to pur­chase a peach bou­quet, it will be beau­ti­ful­ly com­bined with a snow-white out­fit and a com­po­si­tion in pow­dery shades. For brown-haired women, flo­ral designs in warm col­ors are ide­al, cream and pink shades are best suit­ed.

The age of the new­ly­wed also plays a huge role in choos­ing the col­or of the bou­quet. Young maid­ens should pre­fer light-col­ored plants, and more mature ladies should pur­chase mod­els of sat­u­rat­ed col­ors, which will also dif­fer in intri­cate shape.

In addi­tion, it is worth know­ing that each col­or of the bud is char­ac­ter­ized by indi­vid­ual sym­bols: red means fiery love and hot feel­ings, yel­low means a hap­py and care­free fam­i­ly life, and white means inno­cence.

Solutions from unusual materials

The wed­ding design of a bou­quet can be rep­re­sent­ed not only by plant mate­r­i­al, but can also sur­prise with non-stan­dard design. Today, there are many style options, thanks to which the main acces­so­ry of the bride becomes impres­sive and unusu­al.

  • Sweet (can­dy). These are small com­po­si­tions made up of var­i­ous sweets and sweets. As a rule, girls with a sweet tooth choose such mod­els. Such bou­quets are dis­tin­guished by roman­tic notes, in addi­tion to sweets, mar­malade, marsh­mal­lows can be added to the com­po­si­tion, every­thing is dec­o­rat­ed with minia­ture paper flow­ers or small soft toys.
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  • Satin. It is an orig­i­nal bou­quet of satin buds. It must be dec­o­rat­ed and assem­bled in such a way that it har­mo­nious­ly com­bines with acces­sories and the main out­fit of the bride. Beau­ti­ful­ly look satin com­po­si­tions trimmed with beads, foami­ran. As an addi­tion, drag­on­flies and but­ter­flies with rhine­stones may be present on the buds.
  • Tex­tile. In this case, var­i­ous balls, beads and but­tons are used to dec­o­rate the com­po­si­tion. A hand­made bou­quet can also be knit­ted with thread.
  • Nau­ti­cal. A bridal acces­so­ry made of starfish, shells and corals will per­fect­ly com­ple­ment the look of a mer­maid bride. Aux­il­iary ele­ments in this com­po­si­tion are only nat­ur­al mate­ri­als. Such a bou­quet is best suit­ed when the cel­e­bra­tion is planned to be held in a marine theme on a yacht or ocean shore.
  • Paper. This is a win­ter design. Its main advan­tage is that the flow­ers do not fade. Buds are placed in a spe­cial box and they are made of col­ored, vel­vet and trans­fer paper.
  • Jew­el­ry. It is a real dec­o­ra­tion of any image of the bride. The bou­quet, assem­bled from pre­cious stones and gold, will favor­ably empha­size the rich dec­o­ra­tion of the new­ly­wed.

In addi­tion to the above types of bou­quets, designs that indi­cate a spe­cif­ic theme are also often used. So, for exam­ple, if the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny is sched­uled on the day of Hal­loween, then the main attrib­ut­es of the com­po­si­tion can be black callas, dark flow­ers and a pump­kin.

For brides who want to look like “snow queens”, bou­quets of glass buds imi­tat­ing ice are ide­al. It is rec­om­mend­ed to dec­o­rate them with cones and branch­es of nee­dles. To make the com­po­si­tions styl­ish and beau­ti­ful, they are dec­o­rat­ed with spe­cial fit­tings in the form of ban­knotes, bird feath­ers and mul­ti-col­ored stones. Unusu­al pack­ag­ing — planters, bas­kets, hand­bags and skip­pers help to revive the com­po­si­tion. You can wrap such designs with fur, lace, leather and expen­sive linen.

How to choose?

The bou­quet of a young bride should be not only beau­ti­ful, but also com­fort­able. There­fore, before buy­ing a wed­ding acces­so­ry, a girl needs to take into account many impor­tant points. To date, expe­ri­enced florists will help you quick­ly com­pose the desired com­po­si­tion, which would ide­al­ly com­ple­ment the image of the new­ly­wed and pleas­ant­ly sur­prise those around you with their per­for­mance.

Before you go for such an impor­tant pur­chase, you need to decide on a finan­cial issue and know how much you can spend on a bou­quet, since it is not cheap.

Flower arrange­ments are best ordered in spe­cial­ized stores and not pur­chased in tents on the streets. Non-pro­fes­sion­als usu­al­ly work in such sales out­lets; their wed­ding bou­quet can turn out to be banal. In addi­tion, there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that the buds will be stale and the main dec­o­ra­tion of the hol­i­day will fade after a few hours. To avoid this, experts rec­om­mend con­tact­ing expe­ri­enced florists a few weeks before the cer­e­mo­ny and plac­ing an order from suit­able flow­ers.

At the same time, it is advis­able to ask the mas­ters for a cat­a­log of their works and make sure that the bou­quet will be assem­bled by pro­fes­sion­als.

The com­po­si­tion must be designed not only accord­ing to per­son­al pref­er­ences, but also take into account the over­all image and style of the bride. Flow­ers should be in per­fect har­mo­ny with the girl’s out­fit, her veil, hair­do and oth­er dec­o­ra­tions. In addi­tion, you should pay atten­tion to the col­or of the eyes, hair of the girl, her age, char­ac­ter, height and make­up.

You can not choose bou­quets made from unknown exot­ic plants, they can cause both aller­gic reac­tions and headaches from per­sis­tent aro­ma.

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Minia­ture and frag­ile brides are rec­om­mend­ed small round designs on a por­ta bou­quet, tall ladies will suit com­po­si­tions in the form of falling water­falls. The shape of the waist and the height of the girl are beau­ti­ful­ly empha­sized by such mod­els of bou­quets as “clutch”, “drop” and “water­fall”. Slen­der women are rec­om­mend­ed com­po­si­tions with hang­ing and flex­i­ble flow­ers.

If, after reg­is­ter­ing a mar­riage, the new­ly­weds plan to go out into nature or ride around the city, then you need to buy bou­quets in cap­sules, they will help pre­serve the charm and fresh­ness of flow­ers. When buy­ing, you should also pay atten­tion to the fact that the stems of the plants are orig­i­nal­ly wrapped. This will pro­tect the bride’s dress and gloves from green stains.

A manda­to­ry dec­o­ra­tion in the bou­quet is the pres­ence of satin rib­bons. They sym­bol­ize the ten­der­ness and puri­ty of love, so you don’t need to save on these details. You can also dec­o­rate wed­ding com­po­si­tions with small sil­ver fig­urines in the form of hearts, doves or angels. Sim­i­lar dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments are used only in pairs.

Despite the fact that the bou­quet is bought a few hours before the cel­e­bra­tion and will be fresh, it is still rec­om­mend­ed to order two com­po­si­tions — one of live flow­ers and the oth­er of arti­fi­cial flow­ers. This will help to avoid unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tions dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny and pho­to shoot.

fashion ideas

In order for the wed­ding day to be remem­bered for­ev­er, and the cel­e­bra­tion to be held at the high­est lev­el, it is nec­es­sary not only to draw up a clear hol­i­day pro­gram in advance, but also pay spe­cial atten­tion to the design of the image of the bride. Since the bou­quet is con­sid­ered the main acces­so­ry of the new­ly­wed, it must be styl­ish and orig­i­nal. To com­pose a flower arrange­ment, you can use a dif­fer­ent style, which will indi­cate the theme of the cel­e­bra­tion and empha­size the beau­ty of the out­fit.

Recent­ly, many new­ly­weds pre­fer to com­ple­ment their image with unusu­al bou­quets, among which the fol­low­ing options are very pop­u­lar.

  • Glamelia. These are beau­ti­ful com­po­si­tions that look like one huge blos­som­ing bud. Typ­i­cal­ly, such bou­quets are col­lect­ed from camel­lias and glad­i­oli, they may also con­tain rosamelia and lily­melia. Sim­i­lar designs look gor­geous from the petals of orchids, camel­lias and ros­es. To cre­ate a styl­ish mas­ter­piece, at least 20 flow­ers are required, they are sub­ject­ed to spe­cial pro­cess­ing and sprayed with a solu­tion that cre­ates the effect of dew drops as a dec­o­ra­tion.

Such bou­quets are prac­ti­cal and ver­sa­tile, they do not break, do not require water, but their com­pi­la­tion is labo­ri­ous, so they are expen­sive.

  • Scourge. Such com­po­si­tions are char­ac­ter­ized by a max­i­mum length, there­fore they are made out exclu­sive­ly from resis­tant plant vari­eties. Out­ward­ly, the design resem­bles a falling water­fall of flower buds. These options do with­out water, look ele­gant, but they can break quick­ly, so they should not be thrown and con­stant­ly car­ried with you.
  • Cou­pling. In the event that the bride wants to stand out in her image in an orig­i­nal way, then an unusu­al bou­quet in the form of a clutch will suit her. The mod­el is exe­cut­ed in such a way that there are voids for hands inside it.

Chic com­po­si­tions, as a rule, are pur­chased at cer­e­monies held in the win­ter or autumn sea­son, they are dec­o­rat­ed with fur or cot­ton.

  • Beau­ti­ful com­po­si­tions also deserve spe­cial atten­tion. “bag” and “umbrel­la”. They can be both open and closed, as well as col­lect­ed from medi­um and small flow­ers. These bou­quets are ide­al for any style of wed­ding dress and give the girl a slight mys­tery. Bou­quet-bag can be car­ried on the arm, it is com­fort­able, light­weight, does not require wet feed­ing and does not deform.

As for the “umbrel­la” option, it is best used only for pho­to shoots, since this design is heavy and large.

A mas­ter class on cre­at­ing a del­i­cate bou­quet with your own hands, see below.