Bridal bouquet

Bridal bouquet of spray roses: design ideas and combinations with other flowers

The tra­di­tion­al solu­tion for a bride’s wed­ding bou­quet is a rose, a sym­bol of fem­i­nin­i­ty and beau­ty. As a rule, com­po­si­tions for the hol­i­day are col­lect­ed from its bush vari­ety, which has neat lit­tle buds. The pop­u­lar­i­ty of the spray rose is explained by its uni­ver­sal appli­ca­tion — it will suit both a large and a minia­ture bride, regard­less of the style of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion.

flower symbolism

Of course, for most peo­ple, a rose is one of the main sym­bols of love. The same applies to its bush vari­ety. The col­ors of the buds mean numer­ous shades of this feel­ing — for exam­ple, a scar­let rose clear­ly speaks of pas­sion, light pink — of ten­der­ness, and snow-white — of the puri­ty and inno­cence of rela­tion­ships. In addi­tion, such mean­ings as gen­eros­i­ty, fer­til­i­ty, inti­ma­cy, mys­tery or grace are attrib­uted to the flower.

Which brides are suitable?

A spray rose bou­quet tends to suit most brides as this arrange­ment is con­sid­ered to be quite ver­sa­tile. It is best to choose white flow­ers, which are then com­ple­ment­ed with details that are in har­mo­ny with the out­fit, make­up and the over­all theme of the wed­ding.

For exam­ple, for petite brides in straight dress­es with­out any spe­cial details, both cas­cad­ing teardrop-shaped com­po­si­tions and small and con­cise ones are suit­able. Bright brunettes will look impres­sive with bright scar­let small bou­quets.

Red-haired beau­ties will look good with orange bou­quets, and blondes with pas­tel shades, from cream to pink.

Mid­dle-aged brides, by the way, are rec­om­mend­ed to use bloom­ing buds of bright col­ors, bur­gundy or scar­let.

Selection of roses

The spray rose is notable for its neat non-banal shape and con­ve­nient size, which allows it to be used to cre­ate var­i­ous types of com­po­si­tions for both clas­si­cal and non-stan­dard cer­e­monies. The buds can be smooth or slight­ly disheveled, in addi­tion, the leaves are embossed. When choos­ing ros­es, you need to con­sid­er which col­or will be in har­mo­ny with the image, whether it has the nec­es­sary sym­bol­ism and whether the shape of the flow­ers is suit­able for the intend­ed acces­so­ry.

For a cas­cad­ing bou­quet, you can use both long branch­es and short flow­ers., as a falling com­po­si­tion will be formed, requir­ing the use of plants of dif­fer­ent lengths. For a clas­sic acces­so­ry, it is bet­ter to choose neat flow­ers with smooth petals and short legs.

It should be remem­bered that they will be tight­ly pressed against each oth­er, which means that the buds must be strong and able to with­stand this action.

For a spher­i­cal dec­o­ra­tion that is attached to the wrist, flow­ers of the small­est size with short stems will be required. Glamelia com­po­si­tion requires ros­es of the same size and appear­ance. Peony buds will cre­ate a del­i­cate and ele­gant bou­quet.

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Bouquet colors and decor

The choice of a bou­quet should echo both the bride’s dress and the theme of the wed­ding itself. In addi­tion, the col­or of spray ros­es can have a cer­tain mean­ing. For exam­ple, a bou­quet of white buds will speak of the ten­der­ness and puri­ty of the rela­tion­ship of future spous­es. Pink ros­es sym­bol­ize care, trust and mutu­al under­stand­ing. A bunch of bright red ros­es will hint at the blaz­ing fire of pas­sions.

Orange flow­ers will tell a lot about the bride her­self. As a rule, com­po­si­tions from them are cho­sen by sun­ny, pos­i­tive and active girls who want to enjoy life as much as pos­si­ble. Their mar­i­tal union will cer­tain­ly be filled with vivid emo­tions and unfor­get­table impres­sions. Non-stan­dard green ros­es will attract pros­per­i­ty and pros­per­i­ty to the future fam­i­ly. The blue col­or of the wed­ding acces­so­ry will show the orig­i­nal­i­ty of its own­er and her non-stan­dard approach to life.

The main thing to remem­ber when com­pos­ing a bou­quet is that you can’t use more than three col­ors in one com­po­si­tion, oth­er­wise it will turn out clum­sy, cheap and taste­less. In addi­tion, the bou­quet should be part of the whole image, com­ple­ment it, and not stand out, over­shad­ow­ing the rest of the details.

Combinations with other colors

Com­po­si­tions of ros­es and red alstroe­me­rias look lux­u­ri­ous, which com­ple­ment white eustomas and blue freesias. Alstroe­me­ria is one of the main neigh­bors of ros­es — it com­ple­ments the nec­es­sary exot­ic, dilut­ing the clas­sic mood. Most often, bright alstroe­me­rias are com­bined with del­i­cate light ros­es. How­ev­er, in this case, you should try and add the same flashy accent to the image of the wed­ding. It hap­pens that florists com­bine minia­ture flow­ers with lush peonies.

Com­po­si­tions of chrysan­the­mums along with bright ros­es are also con­sid­ered suc­cess­ful. In addi­tion, it is a great idea to com­bine ordi­nary gar­den ros­es and spray ros­es.

In a bou­quet, flow­ers can also be com­ple­ment­ed by var­i­ous berries, elon­gat­ed leaves, dried twigs, cones, or even fruits.

The gra­di­ent com­po­si­tion looks great, in which the dark col­ors of the com­po­nents smooth­ly turn into light ones.

White ros­es look great with iris­es, hydrangeas, hyper­icum berries and ros­es of oth­er col­ors. It would be a good idea to use them not only for the bou­quet, but also for the bride’s hair­style, as well as room decor.

Pair with dress and accessories

The wed­ding bou­quet should be com­bined with both the dress and the bride’s acces­sories. It is best to con­tact a styl­ist to draw up an image, as many unfore­seen prob­lems can arise. For exam­ple, white ros­es do not go well with a cream out­fit or ivory. The flow­ers them­selves will be beau­ti­ful, but the dress will seem dirty and non­de­script. In addi­tion, you should not com­bine a white bou­quet with a pure white dress — they will merge, depriv­ing each oth­er of unique­ness and mem­o­ra­bil­i­ty.

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It is impor­tant to be care­ful with bright col­ors - you can eas­i­ly slide into vul­gar­i­ty. But if you cor­rect­ly choose a del­i­cate peach or oth­er light dress and com­ple­ment it with a bright scar­let bou­quet, which is con­sid­ered more resis­tant than white, then every­one will be delight­ed. In this case, it is rec­om­mend­ed for a man to choose a match­ing tie or bou­ton­niere, and for the bride her­self — also a belt.

Peach flow­ers are the per­fect com­ple­ment to nude out­fits.

In gen­er­al, the main rule for choos­ing a bou­quet is the bal­ance in rela­tion to the dress. This sug­gests that if the dress is com­plex, then the bou­quet should be sim­ple, and, con­verse­ly, a lacon­ic and straight­for­ward out­fit allows you to exper­i­ment with flow­ers.

In the event that the dress con­tains dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, such as rhine­stones or pearls, it makes sense to repeat them in the bou­quet.

How­ev­er, it should be remem­bered that it will be dif­fi­cult to cre­ate some­thing large and volu­mi­nous from spray ros­es, and it will be rather ridicu­lous to col­lect a huge com­po­si­tion from sev­er­al small flow­ers.

By the way, the clas­sic image excludes the inclu­sion of wild flow­ers, and the boho style excludes an excess of dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

Tips from stylists and florists

If the spous­es do not have extra finances, then a bou­quet of spray ros­es can be assem­bled inde­pen­dent­ly. You will have to pre­pare flow­ers of the select­ed shade, addi­tion­al plant com­po­nents (for exam­ple, St. John’s wort green and pur­ple limo­ni­um), green-col­ored adhe­sive tape, a satin rib­bon that reach­es a width of five cen­time­ters, cor­re­spond­ing to the col­or of the wed­ding, and pins.

At the first stage, it will be nec­es­sary to process the stems — cut them up to thir­ty cen­time­ters, care­ful­ly clean them of thorns and remove the leaves. Next, ros­es are select­ed that will be in the cen­ter of the bou­quet, usu­al­ly from two to four copies. They are con­nect­ed with an adhe­sive tape locat­ed three cen­time­ters low­er than the buds them­selves.

Then the rest of the flow­ers and plant details are added to the bou­quet. It is impor­tant that each new lay­er is low­er than the pre­vi­ous one. New ele­ments are also attached with adhe­sive tape. If every­thing is done cor­rect­ly, then the com­po­si­tion by this point will take the form of a cir­cle. The fin­ished bou­quet is once again processed with adhe­sive mate­r­i­al, after which the tips are short­ened to the same state. A fab­ric rib­bon is tied over the stems, some­times twice, to hide the tape. The loca­tion of its edges is fixed with pins.

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If you want to cre­ate some­thing more com­pli­cat­ed, then the “recipe” looks like this:

  • nine to eleven white or yel­low ros­es;
  • sev­en or nine iris­es;
  • four­teen sprigs of chamomile;
  • five buds of blue eustoma;
  • sprigs of green­ery if desired.

If too many com­po­nents are used, and the han­dle of the bou­quet becomes too thick, some buds should be cut off from the stems and instead put on a spe­cial wire. In addi­tion, florists rec­om­mend prepar­ing a flower porter — a spe­cial device with an oasis, which hous­es the stem of the bou­quet. So the flower arrange­ment will be able to trans­fer even many hours of cel­e­bra­tion.

You will learn more about how to make a wed­ding bou­quet your­self from the video below.

Beautiful examples

A spher­i­cal bou­quet made of buds of bright flow­ers, scar­let or pink looks very styl­ish. As a rule, it either does not require addi­tion­al ele­ments, or a few pearls, green­ery and small light flow­ers will suf­fice. A qual­i­fied florist will be able to com­plete the com­po­si­tion with a pen, and then the bou­quet will turn into a full-fledged acces­so­ry that is very easy to trans­port.

An inter­est­ing solu­tion would be to release sev­er­al flow­ers with a kind of “tail”. Ball-shaped bou­quets with­out tails are espe­cial­ly suit­able for frag­ile brides, but an elon­gat­ed ver­sion is for larg­er ladies.

Beau­ti­ful, bright and piquant will be a bou­quet of bright red flow­ers and green addi­tions: twigs and leaves. This com­po­si­tion will go well with a white lace dress with long sleeves and a few bright acces­sories. Of course, only a self-con­fi­dent girl who is not afraid to become the cen­ter of atten­tion will be able to choose this bou­quet.

A minia­ture mono-bou­quet will turn out to be gen­tle and touch­ing, some of the flow­ers of which are still in the bud stage, and some have already blos­somed. It will require only a few “high­lights”, such as rhine­stones and appro­pri­ate ban­dag­ing tape.

At a clas­sic wed­ding, a bou­quet of ros­es in wine and pas­tel shades, tied with a red satin rib­bon, will look per­fect. A wed­ding in the style of shab­by chic or boho, as well as anoth­er “nat­ur­al” cer­e­mo­ny, is rec­om­mend­ed to be sup­ple­ment­ed with two types of ros­es — snow-white and cream, dif­fer­ing in size, as well as red berries. The stems are rewound with a rib­bon, the shade of which match­es the shade of the berries.