Eight sumptuous bouquet selections for fall and winter weddings.
Visual tapestries of vibrant colors and luxurious textures are hallmarks
of autumn, the abundant harvest season, and winter, the season of
Hanukkah and Christmas opulence. Weddings scheduled during the fall and
winter months should embrace the qualities of the seasons, and florals,
including bouquets, reflect their bounty and brilliance.
Here, a selection of eight bouquets embrace the glorious grandeur of
fall and winter. Duplicate them for your wedding customers or consider
them to inspire alternatives to match your bridal couples’ preferences,
fashions and color palettes.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD; Dresses from Watters & Watters
Ideal for late fall and throughout the winter months, this breathtaking
bouquet features stunning ‘Black Baccara’ roses and deep crimson
Leucadendrons complemented by sage-hued Scabiosa pods. The palette, more
complex than the traditional Christmas reds and greens, is further
blackened by a feathery burst of dark plumes, some of which conceal the
bouquet holder’s rounded plastic base while others, encircling the
florid mound in seemingly haphazard insertions, allow a masterfully
smooth segue from collar to nosegay.
MATERIALS: ‘Black Baccara’ roses from Virgin Farms; Leucadendrons
and Scabiosa pods from Ocean View Flowers; black feathers from Knud
Nielsen Company; Venus Straight-Handle Bouquet Holder from Syndicate
Arranged in a bouquet holder with a stylized silver-hued handle,
ravishing jewel-toned florals are accessorized by the fine tendrils
of peacock feathers in boalike fashion, forming a glamorous designer
bouquet for holiday season wedding ceremonies and even elegant
events in late autumn, especially evening affairs.
MATERIALS: stocks and Delphiniums from Ocean View Flowers;
peacock feather sprays from Allstate Floral & Craft; Elegant®
Bouquet Holder from Smithers-Oasis.
Using one of the many striking new varieties of carnations that are
available today, this ravishing monobotanical nosegay demonstrates that
the much-maligned blossom has its place at even upscale affairs and is
no longer relegated to only the most budget-friendly weddings. The key
is an unusual or unexpected presentation—here, in a radiant mound
encircled by permanent Magnolia leaves and secured inside a textural
posy holder—that once again reveals the fascinating character of these
MATERIALS: carnations from favorite supplier; permanent Magnolia
leaves from Sullivans; grass posy holder from Accent Décor; FloraShapes®
Bouquet Holder from Floralife; Hot-Melt Glue from Smithers-Oasis.
Celebrating autumn’s fruitful abundance, grand bicolor ‘Estelle’
roses, in a resplendent terra-cotta hue, are featured along with
diminutive Hypericum berries, permanent crab apples and fluffy
harvest grasses, which, among the large rose blossoms, are most
impacting in groups. Further textural intrigue is added to the
diverse mound with a soft collar of feather clusters around the
bouquet’s perimeter. The magnificent collection, in a bouquet
holder, is tailored with an elegant Posy Pocket® into which the
bouquet holder is secured.
MATERIALS: ‘Estelle’ roses from Virgin Farms; Hypericum from
favorite supplier; permanent crab apples from Jim Marvin
Enterprises; grasses from Ocean View Flowers; feathers from
Schusters of Texas; Posy Pocket® bouquet holder from Cameo MacGuffin;
Venus Straight-Handle Bouquet Holder from Syndicate Sales; Cling®
Floral Adhesive from Floral Specialties.
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