A delicate lilac shade for decorating wedding bouquets is one of the most sought after. This is explained by a series of associations that a pale lilac hue evokes: calmness, bliss, mystery, nostalgia.
Wedding flower arrangements in lilac shades are chosen by girls who are confident in themselves and their feelings for the chosen one.
The lilac shade is chosen by freedom-loving natures, who value their inner feeling of peace, goodness, balance. Those who buy a lilac bouquet are usually very modest and wise at the same time, which allows them to smooth out all conflict situations in the family.
The composition in lilac tones will be appropriate for a wedding in any season. The main thing is to correctly choose the compatibility of plants according to the color scheme. The composition does not have to be framed in monochrome lilac. So, for the winter season, you can choose bouquets with sky blue and pale purple flowers (for example, with snowdrops), and for spring weddings, combinations of peach, crimson and purple flowers are suitable.
The bride’s bouquet of purple tulips looks very original.
If the wedding takes place in autumn, then light purple plants can be combined with white or yellow. At summer weddings, bright yellow-orange accents will add brightness to the lilac base.
For a classic or retro celebration, lilac bouquets interspersed with pearl and gold elements are ideal. Country involves the synthesis of lavender with rich hues. A wedding in the style of boho or with elements of a Hawaiian party allows you to use dark purple tones interspersed with plants of green-yellow and crimson tones as the basis of a flower arrangement.
The most popular compositions are those that consist of lilac and white flowers. The latter personifies purity and nobility. Decorative greenery will bring a fresh touch to the composition.
The combination of pink and lilac looks very elegant in a bouquet. Most often, this design is chosen by romantically inclined natures.
Features of compositions
Most often, peonies, eustoma, freesias, roses, calla and orchids are added to the basis of lilac compositions.
Peonies in a bouquet look gentle, but at the same time pompous. They are a symbol of sincerity, peace, pure love. Compositions that include only peonies are rare. More often they are diluted with other varieties of flora.
The synthesis of peonies and roses in wedding bouquets is widespread. To dilute the lilac color will help interspersed with raspberry and white flowers. Often florists create compositions of peonies in combination with Transvaal daisies, asters and dahlias. Brides are very fond of such compositions for their naturalness and organicity.
Lisianthus has the same place of honor in wedding floristry as the rose. The composition of such flowers looks gentle, airy, sophisticated. The best partner for lilac lisianthus will be a white rose.
Lilac orchids are chosen by romantic persons for their wedding. The flower is considered a symbol of true love, happiness and prosperity.
When choosing a sophisticated bouquet of orchids, it is important that the entire image of the bride matches the chosen composition: makeup, dress, hairstyle.
Orchids are self-sufficient flowers, so the whole bouquet can only consist of them. If the bride’s dress is floor-length, straight cut, you can choose a cascading composition.
If you want species diversity, orchids can be diluted with roses, chrysanthemums, calla, hydrangeas and freesias. Of course, the traditional choice is a rose, and a white one at that. Additionally, the bouquet is decorated with fern leaves.
The most common flower for wedding bouquets is the rose. The lilac shade will give the composition originality. Such a composition will appeal to a modest, kind, sincere person. From purple roses you can make a mono-bouquet, choosing colors slightly different in tone. This gradation will give a bouquet of trepidation and luxury. It is permissible to use not only single roses, but also spray ones.
A flower arrangement of roses in the form of a ball decorated with greenery looks good. For a winter celebration, you can combine purple roses with flowers of blue hues, and for spring — light crimson or purple. Wildflowers are used to add sensual notes to the bouquet.
Since ancient times, it has been believed that callas bring happiness to newlyweds. A bouquet of lilac callas looks luxurious, so it does not require additional decor. As accessories, you can use a brooch or satin ribbon.
When choosing flowers of this type, it is necessary to take into account the style of the wedding dress. Callas will give a special charm to the bride in a long dress with a straight cut (mermaid, empire), without frills, ruffles and other decorative elements.
With puffy dresses, richly decorated with various inserts, stripes, lace, these flowers do not match.
A bouquet of callas for the wedding ceremony is a mono-composition, decorated with a silk ribbon. As “partners” you can use roses, orchids, lavender, hydrangea. Compositions in the form of baskets with purple callas, as well as cascading bouquets, are not welcomed by florists. They are unanimous in the fact that with this design, the plants lose their sophistication. Alternatively, you can use a bouquet of calla in the form of a sphere.
Freesias in a bouquet symbolize trust, love and respect. Due to the fact that freesias have many inflorescences, a bouquet of them looks very original, but not pompous. A composition of lilac freesias is perfect for a magnificent wedding dress. As a variety, you can include eustoma, hydrangeas or roses in a bouquet of freesias.
How to choose?
Lilac compositions have their own characteristics that every bride needs to know before choosing a bouquet.
- If you want the bouquet to be modest, you should not make it exclusively from purple plants. Lavender is a cold tone, and purple is a bleak tone. Against this background, the bride can get lost and look inexpressive. Therefore, flowers of pink, orange-yellow and blue shades must be added to the composition, and several accent zones should be made in the bride’s makeup.
- As colorful accents for a purple flower arrangement, florists recommend using plants in white, red or yellow.
- When choosing lilies as a companion for purple flowers, you need to consider that they have a sharp aroma. Although there are varieties that are not so odorous, so their presence will not cause a headache in the hero of the occasion.
- Bouquets of lavender look extraordinary. Such a composition will demonstrate your original approach to the design of the celebration.
- Ideally, if lilac flowers are present not only in the composition itself, but also in the hairstyle, dress trim, poncho, shoes, clutch or jewelry (necklace, bracelet, hairpin with lilac-colored stones). Such a design will give the girl even more meekness, reveal her natural beauty and femininity. Lavender color in these accessories may vary in saturation.
- If exotic flowers are chosen as the basis of the bouquet, then there is no need to decorate them additionally. Such a composition is self-sufficient and extravagant.
- When creating a bouquet and discussing it with a florist, it must be taken into account that not every type of plant can be purchased year-round. Deficiency in the autumn-winter period are, for example, wildflowers.
A lilac-white bouquet of roses, peonies and lilacs looks unusually gentle and festive. The solemnity and sophistication of the composition is given by gradations of lilac color: from deep purple to crimson. A special charm of the whole composition will be given by a long branch with leaves, which wraps around the entire bouquet from the inside, and descends in a flowing line.
An unusually delicate bouquet of white peonies, light lilac roses and blue hyacinths will emphasize the femininity and fragility of the bride. This bouquet, thanks to the snow-white color of peonies, practically merges with the wedding dress, leaving only a few pastel accents to the eyes of those around.
A bouquet with dark purple eustoma and yellow callas looks bright and extravagant. Mother-of-pearl hats-pearls are used as decorative elements.
It is recommended to choose a lilac bridal bouquet for emotional natures, since at a crucial moment this color will balance the internal imbalance.
A bouquet of roses, ranunculus, echeveria, peonies and freesia looks very fresh. Its color scheme, which includes various shades of lilac, white and green, attracts the admiring glances of others. Due to the use of different types of flowers and their unusual color combination, the bouquet looks magnificent, but not pompous.
A lilac bouquet of carnations, amalia and ranunculus breathes with extraordinary tenderness.
For a country-style celebration, especially if it takes place in the summer, a composition of lilac roses, dark purple irises and light burgundy lilacs is suitable. Decorated with a cushion of leaves and decorative lace ribbons, this bouquet looks homely and cozy.
You will learn how to make a bridal bouquet with your own hands from the following video.