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blended bouquets

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.


 

monarch magic
    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 ultrarefined collection.

Materials:
‘High and 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 Syndicate Sales.


cottage cream
    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.

Materials: ‘Carla 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.


bright light
    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.

Materials: 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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