Alluring bouquets and coordinating
boutonnieres provide inspiration for all your spring and summer nuptial
Designs by Ann Jordan, AIFD, AAF, MMFD
Wedding planning will soon kick
into high gear, and you need to be prepared with hot new ideas for a
variety of ceremonial circumstances. Here is an array of warm-weather
floral fare to get your busy wedding season off to an impressive start.
tulips, by their nature, tend to resist precise, formal arrangements,
it’s often best to follow their lead and gather them casually, as
demonstrated in this striking composition of bicolor orange and red
tulips, the latter of which is a parrot variety. The engaging hues, when
combined with the color of the maid’s dress, form an analogous color
harmony, and a wide striped ribbon, secured with gold-tipped corsage
pins, repeats the vibrant palette.
So that it will hold up under the pressure of loving embraces, a rose,
in a golden-orange hue to match the bridesmaid’s tulips, is selected for
the groomsman. The same wide ribbon wraps the rose stem. The ribbon is
pinned in place, and the excess is folded over to form a tiny collar for
MATERIALS: ‘Princess Irene’ and “Roccoco’ tulips from The Sun
Valley Group; ribbon from Designer Dispatch; Atlantic’s Ocean Brand Gold
Pear-head Corsage Pins from Milton Adler Co.
white callas and freshly blooming Dendrobium orchids flow elegantly from
an exquisite cluster of Cattleya orchids, Oriental lilies,
stars-of-Bethlehem and Freesias in this gorgeous traditional cascade.
Enwrapping some of the calla stems, glistening beaded garland
contributes the glitz required of such a grand bouquet. For best
results, place the Cattleyas into water picks, wire them to wood picks
and insert the picks into the foam.
Cattleya orchids pinned individually into the bride’s hair continue the
For the groom, an equally striking calla is enwrapped by a length of
luminous beads, clipped from a crystalline garland.
MATERIALS: Cattleya orchids from Tayama Greenhouses; Dendrobium
orchids from Orchids Direct; Oriental lilies, Freesias and
stars-of-Bethlehem from The Sun Valley Group; Clear & Frost Flower Buds
Garland from Hill’s Imports Inc./Park’s Company; Aquafoam® Bouquet
Holder, Bouquet Balancing Ring and Aquapics® from Syndicate Sales;
FloraGlu Liquid Adhesive from Floralife; Floratape® Stem Wrap from Alcan
Packaging; wired wood picks from W.J. Cowee; callas, ivy and seeded
Eucalyptus from favorite suppliers.
plaid ribbon pairs with a hand-tied nosegay of sunny yellow florals,
interspersed with yellow stocks, to complete this delightful bouquet
that can be tailored for both brides and maids. A few garland strands of
apple-green beads enwrap the golden mound, adding youthful sparkle.
Using the same plaid ribbon from the bridesmaid’s bouquet, the stem of
an exquisite open rose is wrapped from bottom to top and finished with a
MATERIALS: ‘Citronella’ roses from Eufloria Flowers; apple-green
Deco Jewelry from Lion Ribbon Co.; stocks, miniature Gerberas and ribbon
from favorite suppliers.
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