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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.