Florals coordinated to match gowns for the coming season.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD
Gowns for brides and maids will shimmer with color this
season. While hues in brides’ gowns remain subtle, bridesmaids’ are
likely to be bold, including vibrant jewel tones, energetic citrus
palettes and sparkling metallics. In anticipation of the bouquet
requests you’ll receive, we present 11 options to coordinate with
dresses in this season’s hottest hues.
Butterflies have achieved a new chic,
especially when partnered with fabulous Phalaenopsis orchids,
also known as butterfly orchids, in a stunning butterfly-themed cascade.
The spray of exquisite orchid blossoms, left intact, spills gently from
within the cluster of citrus-hued roses and Ranunculi while
hanging Amaranthus completes the waterfall effect. The
hand-painted, realistic-looking feather butterflies, each attached with
a drop of waterproof glue, lend a youthful infusion of fun to the
Magic’® and ‘Latin Beauty’ roses, Phalaenopsis orchids,
Ranunculi, Hypericum and hanging Amaranthus from
Transflora; hand-painted feather butterflies from Floraltrims; Oasis™
Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; Standard Bouquet Holder from
For brides wearing ivory gowns, as well as other subtle
shades, this creamy elongated oval bouquet, with its gardeny roses and
pretty picot ribbon, brings a romantic charm. But for today’s brides, it
features modern embellishments as well, including the Hypericum
in a relatively new hue and gleaming, gold-tinted corsage pins, which
repeat the shapes of the tiny berries.
Romantica’ garden spray roses, ‘Crème de la Crème’ hybrid tea roses and
Hypericum from Transflora; Standard Bouquet Holder from Syndicate
Sales; Lomey™ Triple Pearl Pins from Smithers-Oasis; satin picot ribbon
from Lion Ribbon.
Incorporating a range of whites—from crisp and bright to
milky luscious cream—this traditional cascade can coordinate with bridal
gowns in any shade of white as well as any soft pastel. The gorgeous
Phalaenopsis orchids, which are essential to the flowing cascade,
are left intact on their spray, and the remaining blooms are woven among
the grand orchids to create an elegant mixed-flower effect. This classic
bouquet is tailored with a pair of bejeweled buckles that resemble
brooches and become pretty keepsakes for brides.
Phalaenopsis orchids, ‘Jeanne Moreau’ roses, parrot tulips,
Veronicas, lilacs, Lisianthuses and Ranunculi from
Transflora; Standard Bouquet Holder from Syndicate Sales; Florette Pearl
Bucklezz from Fitz Design.
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