As we head into the logistics period of wedding season we start to discuss the fine details of our clients’ big day. About four to six months out from the wedding date is when we determine what flowers our clients will use in all decor arrangements and bouquets. This is my all time favorite piece to any wedding. It can change the look of a room within minutes once you add flowers. For this Friday Floral I want to focus specifically on the bride’s bouquet, the one that should stand out from the rest. But out of MILLIONS of flower options how do you make a decision on about five to ten specific flowers? Below I want to show you not only some popular and unique flower options but also how they enhance the look of bouquets.
The color options for the snapdragon is endless. You can also find this flower along the foothills of Colorado, look for it on your next hike!
These mildly poisonous berries come in handy when you are looking to add dimension to your bouquet.
This flower has a long stem with many flowers that sprout along the way, it reminds me of a smaller gladiolus in a way.
The contrast of the dark center on the white pedals allows for the anemone to add great character to your bouquet.
I enjoy the texture the spider chrysanthemum brings to the table.
The hydrangea is obviously a very popular flower, but the reason why I like working with it the most is because it can be used in many ways. Not only can it stand on its own to make a simplistic center piece but when it is used in a bouquet you can push other flowers between the center to make a once large flower into many different sections.
The uhule curl is actually the beginning stages of the Fiddlehead Fern. Once the curl unravels it branches out into a large green fern. I think it adds a whimsical vibe to any arrangement or bouquet. I also found out that you can fry and eat these curls… I haven’t found the courage to try that just yet.
I love the dark tones the Trachelium flower adds to the arrangement above. It looks like it was freshly picked up out of a meadow.
This orchid is also known as the “Fairy Slipper.” I can’t wait to find the perfect glamorous wedding decor to use this flower in. I’m picturing a Alice In Wonderland theme.
The sweet pea speaks for itself. I love this flower when I want to add a soft tone to a bouquet. It adds some height as well.
Stock is an excellent “filler” flower. It comes in every color every imagined, we use this frequently to fill the gaps while making an arrangement.
The Scabiosa has quickly become my favorite flower. At first I found it difficult to work with due to the fact that it does not take up a lot of space when building a bouquet. However, I quickly learned to love it when I found out that once this white flower fully develops it will dry into the pods you see in this bouquet. The detail within the pods is truly amazing. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a unique and different flower to encompass your bouquet.As I said before, it is truly difficult to narrow your bouquet flowers down into something that you are envisioning. Post as many bouquets that you like and try to pin point why you like each one. Flowers? Colors? Dimension? There are many flowers that I did not mention, we would be here for hours if that were the case. However, others to explore are Green Hanging Amaranthus, Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Jasmine, Queen Anne’s Lace, and the always popular (but understandably so) Garden Rose. Explore and create something original that fits you