The bride’s wedding bouquet is an essential attribute of a wedding celebration. Many moments of the festive scenario are tied precisely to the bride’s bouquet: it is presented by the groom at the first meeting with the bride on this solemn, memorable day, it is used in the first photo shoot of a newborn family, it is thrown for happiness to the bridesmaids in order to wish them a happy marriage soon. Thus, the wedding composition of the bride’s flowers is an important, if not the main, object of the wedding celebration. Even if the wedding is decorated modestly, the bouquet is always given one of the main roles.
There are many directions in creating a wedding bouquet. The most common and popular ones are:
- “shabby chic”;
Each direction in the design of the bouquet suggests that the entire wedding ceremony will be similar in style. Somehow inorganic bouquet in the style of “boho” will look in the Provencal theme of the wedding celebration.
Therefore, it is worth paying close attention not only to the floral design of the wedding, but also to the whole concept of the celebration. So, round dances will be out of place in the scenario for a wedding in the style of the Victorian era.
Filling the floral arrangement in the style of “rustic” will be thoroughly natural. Absolutely any plants from the local flora can be used, as well as a variety of natural materials:
- tree bark;
- beautiful snags;
- tree branches.
You should not use in this stylization those color options that are sold in your flower shops — it is better to refer to plants growing in fields, steppes, meadows. The form for the composition is chosen free, even careless, the so-called disheveled. The stem of the bouquet must be left open. Of the design, only ribbons are used that match the bride’s outfit. The materials are deliberately natural: hemp twine, a piece of matting or burlap — only in the place where the bride’s hand rests. It should give the impression that it has just been collected in the field and immediately handed over to the bride.
Simplicity and conciseness are the hallmarks of a bouquet in a rustic style. Natural materials will help you beat your celebration with dignified simplicity.
“Rustic” — rural or rustic — this is the main idea of your event. So stick to it in all the design, especially since it is not so difficult. Wooden tables and benches, linen and embroidered tablecloths. Wicker baskets, candles decorated with tree bark will perfectly beat the table setting. Decors from cones look great.
An excellent direction of the rustic style is arranging for the national traditions of the family, the so-called folk weddings. Then, in the design of the bouquet and the whole event, you can use national colorful embroideries, ribbons, stylized elements of folk costume. The bride’s hairstyle is done without the use of a traditional veil. It is replaced with a wreath or ribbons. The bride’s dress is not made dazzling white — fabrics of milky, cream shades are used. The suit of the groom in this wedding will obviously not be a tuxedo.
This is a very pompous style. The masterpiece will consist of large flowers of delicate shades. Large peonies, peony-shaped roses, ranunculus, eustoma, freesia, hydrangea, large irises are perfect. The decoration of the bouquet also matches the bouquet itself: lace ribbons, brooches, silk and satin ribbons. The bouquet itself should be round in shape — no extra bright details falling out of the general gamut. The perfect bouquet for the perfect bride.
One of the varieties of a bouquet in the style of “shabby chic” is a Greek bouquet. The composition of the bouquet is abundantly diluted with myrtle twigs, laurel and wild grape leaves. A cascade assembly is possible, when a “tail” of greenery and large flowers falls from the main round bouquet, freely fixed in an arbitrary form. In the design of this style of wedding, there is always pompous carved furniture, gilding, whiteness, pastel shades in the design, lush crinolines, smooth lines, a long and airy veil of the bride, aligned and verified curls, a tuxedo and gloves. Style of luxury and worship of traditions.
A Victorian style wedding would be the perfect example of a shabby chic wedding.
For some reason, with its brightness, deliberateness, and largeness of flowers, it very much evokes memories of such a trendy trend at the time as “hippies”. I just want to let my hair down, take a guitar and sing about love and freedom. It is in this wave that the boho-bouquet lives. Flowers are large, bright, self-sufficient, they may not have any special combinations at all. The form of the composition is free, sprawling. The hallmark of the boho style will be brushes of green or burgundy amaranth, which will add their note to the juiciness of the bouquet. The bouquet is decorated with ribbons of bright fabrics, repeating the color scheme of the entire composition.
Boho is freedom, freedom in everything. You can choose a theme that suits your couple personally and play with freedom.
Gypsy themes, bright colors, ethnic motifs will perfectly complement, create a bright holiday atmosphere and, no doubt, will be remembered for a long time by both guests and newlyweds.
Collection of flowers in eco-style is very similar to rustic. The only difference will be the abundance of greenery. If a rustic bouquet is collected from local representatives of flowering flora, then an eco-bouquet will consist mostly of herbs and twigs of shrubs. The presence of flower stalks in an eco-bouquet is optional. Such a bouquet is usually decorated with matting, straw hemp and other natural materials.
Environmental friendliness and gentle romance are the main motives for such a wedding ceremony. The bride’s dress is simple and concise, without pretentious details. A short veil in the design of delicate greenery will come in handy. Harmony with nature will allow you to arrange wedding decorations with the help of tents in the bosom of nature.
The main color scheme will be white with all shades of green and brown-beige decorative details.
What is the French province of Provence famous for? Of course, lavender fields, grapes and sunflowers. Here is the answer about the composition of the bouquet. Lavender is the queen of Provence. It is perfectly complemented by ears of cereals, flowering upright herbs. The shape of the flower masterpiece itself will be free. The feeling should be preserved, as if only flowers collected in the meadows. Simplicity and sophistication are the main criteria for a bouquet.
Lavender has many varieties, so there will be no problems with the composition of the bouquet. But, besides her, cornflowers, chamomiles, small spray roses, clover heads, freesia brushes and small hydrangea hats will look quite appropriate in the bouquet. Bouquets of dried flowers using kermek, lagurus, mordovnik, gypsophila are quite acceptable in the Provence style. The composition can be either mono- or combined from various inflorescences.
Some florists recommend adding sprigs of rosemary, mint, or the humble herb oregano to the bouquet. Then your bouquet will exude a delicate aroma of the French province, which will add a general atmosphere to the decoration of the holiday. The bouquet is modest, but self-sufficient. In this style, you can assemble a composition simply from wheat ears and beat them with Provencal lace in the design. Modest bouquets of fragrant herbs can also decorate the tables of guests. In all wedding decoration it is recommended to use organic natural materials:
- wicker rattan furniture;
- linen undyed fabrics for table setting;
- elements of French cuisine (pastries, olive oil, cream, soft cheeses, young French wine);
- embroidery and Provencal lace.
Think about how to fit these details into the script of your wedding ceremony, and feel a little French on your solemn and most important day. The celebration itself will be wonderful if you spend it outdoors in light fabric tents. In the evening, fires can be lit in metal braziers. The hairstyle can be decorated with a wreath of flowers, organically echoing the bride’s bouquet.
In the collections of flowers of this direction, inflorescences of exotic shapes and shades are used. What do you observe in the botanical garden? The look first of all falls on the exotic — on what you do not meet in the environment. This is the nerd style. The exotic echeveria will become the center of such a bouquet, and nephrolepis, for example, will dilute everything. In the decor of a wedding bouquet in the style of “nerd” moss will find a place for itself. Rosamelia and glamelias can completely replace the entire bouquet and will look very organic in unity with nature.
There is no limit to creativity, and an experienced florist can easily handle the creation of any of the selected bouquets. He will help you with the choice of the composition of your wedding masterpiece, suggest the right combination of flowers in terms of durability, process the flowers correctly and decorate the bouquet so that it will please you for some time after the celebration.
Among the styles of the wedding bouquet, one can also distinguish the following: “kanzashi”, “loft”, “tiffany” and marine.
A wedding bouquet is a very important moment in the wedding ceremony, so you should trust the professionals to avoid unpleasant embarrassments due to an untimely withered flower or a ribbon that has untied.
If you still decide to manage on your own when designing a wedding set of flowers, then be sure to consider those flowers that complement each other when choosing the composition of your creation. A lot of plants, when placed in one composition, will destroy and jam each other. If you do not take this moment into account, then it may happen that you simply remain without a beautiful flower masterpiece or with a withered broom in your hands.
Be that as it may, let nothing overshadow your celebration, and the wedding will leave only positive memories for many years of family life.