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Vow to wow your wedding customers with up-to-date ideas and fresh techniques for bouquets and boutonnieres.

Whatever the budget, venue, theme or type of wedding, one aspect remains true of almost all of them: Couples want their events to be special and memorable and to possess a unique style that reflects their personalities and preferences. And that’s great news for florists, since little touches to the florals, especially the personal flowers, can be important elements of distinction as we demonstrate with these stylized bouquets and boutonnieres featuring unexpected details, surprising structures, and nontraditional elements and combinations of materials.

falling petals

Luminous pearlescent rose petals gently spill to the floor in this fluid selection, whose dramatic cascade echoes the flowy quality of the bride’s vintage-Hollywood-inspired gown. At the base of the waterfall-like bouquet is a classic rose nosegay, and the tumbling petals, which are affixed to strands of bullion wire, veil the nosegay and drape from its radiant blooms.

MATERIALS: ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Message’ roses from Virgin Farms Direct; beaded garland from Accent Décor; Oasis™ Elegant® Bouquet Holder, Floral Adhesive and Bullion Wire from Smithers-Oasis.


radiant whites

The casual, gardeny aesthetic of this enchanting mass creation is delightful for attendants, but the generous mix of all-white blossoms recommends it for brides as well. Lending a custom look in a fraction of the time is a ready-made bouquet wrap that beautifully covers the hand-tied stems, and it’s easily adjusted to enwrap gathered stems of nearly any dimension.

MATERIALS: ‘Snow Storm’ Asiatic lilies from The Sun Valley Group; lilacs, Ranunculi, Anemones, Astilbe and Phlox from Orchids Direct; salal from favorite supplier; Lomey® Hand-Tied Bouquet Wrap from Smithers-Oasis.


grass contrast

Tight groups of materials, emphasizing texture and color, are assembled into a grand bouquet that, despite its precise flower placements, hints at a playful quality with the fanciful bear grass plumes. That, along with the intense analogous hues, makes it ideal for attendants. Its rounded form, gracefully extended by the arcing grasses, will beautifully complement most gown silhouettes and body types.

MATERIALS: tulips and Freesias from The Sun Valley Group; orchids, Ranunculi, waxflowers, Hypericum and Craspedias from Orchids Direct; variegated Pittosporum, seeded Eucalyptus and bear grass from favorite suppliers; 1.5-inch Wild Poppy ribbon from Morex Corp.


showering grasses

Forming a lavish shower, bunches of bear grass are inserted around the base of a foam-filled cage, which is secured atop the detachable handle of a pretty parasol. Tulip petals are randomly glued among the grasses but are heavily clustered at the ends, to assure eye movement from the top of the tulip-filled posy, enhanced by layers of petals, to the bottom of the dynamic design.

MATERIALS: tulips from The Sun Valley Group; detachable Signature Bella Umbrella handle, Bixi™ bouquet adapter and Pagoda Umbrella from Bella Umbrella; Iglu® Grande Holder and Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; bear grass from favorite supplier.


Dresses from Vera Wang and Watters & Watters.

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