bouquet style today
Taking their cues from this season’s bridal fashion trends, bouquet
styles and floral selections for spring and summer weddings are feminine
and replete with romantic detailing. Flowers and fashions are key
elements in setting a romantic tone, and the bride’s bouquet, as well as
those of her attendants, are the most important of the romantic notions.
Here, with gloriously feminine florals, hues and detailing, we present a
dozen romantic bouquets for the coming wedding season.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD. Dresses by Vera Wang.
Individually wired Dendrobium and Mokara orchids are assembled into a
glorious pendulum bouquet that glows with summer’s most radiant hues. To
keep these tropical flowers looking vibrant, a heavy mist of
antitranspirant is recommended, and store them in a plastic bag to
retain moisture prior to delivery. See “How To” on page 52.
MATERIALS: orchids from Orchids Direct; Clear Crowning Glory from
The John Henry Company; beading wire from favorite supplier.
With seeded Eucalyptus as a filler—a stylish, contemporary
alternative to baby’s breath—this resplendent collection of roses,
Freesias and wonderfully exotic-looking glory lilies (Gloriosa)
achieves an organic, textural quality that “pops” against the
smooth, flowy fabrics of today’s brides’ and bridesmaids’ gowns. An
antiqued silver-finish bouquet holder glamorizes the composition for
these always-special occasions.
MATERIALS: ‘Eliza,’ ‘Light Orlando’ and ‘Sombrero’ roses from
Golden Flowers; Gloriosas and Freesias from Orchids Direct; Elegant™
Bouquet Holder from Smithers-Oasis.
This pair of monobotanical bouquets, comprised of small-bloomed,
filler-type flowers, achieve a stylish yet affordable field-flower
aesthetic when hand-tied into sheaf forms. They’re ideal for
budget-conscious brides exchanging vows at casual summer ceremonies or
for events with many bridal attendants. The florals are fitted with
collars of Galax leaves secured with waterproof tape. Wrappings of
ribbon conceal the tape, and, depending on its pattern and form, can set
a more formal tone, if desired.
MATERIALS: New York Asters and Solidago from Golden Flowers.
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