We’ve already posted a blog about Green Bouquets and about what you can do with your wedding dress after the wedding. This post aims to give general tips about this handheld bride’s symbol!
Recently we also posted a collage on some of my favourite bouquets and how they reflect the personality of the bride it is made for.
Green in every sense! We see more and more girls choose fabric bouquets they can keep and pass down through the generations as our Sabrina from Austria did.
Also bouquets with different shades of only green, like a green dot in the white or ivory…eucalyptus, olive braches bougainvillea are native and work perfectly for hanging bouquets.
Trending this year and next we are seeing stronger colours and mixed with fabric flowers, we’ve also seen jewellery fastened to the flowers to catch the light and candles sparkling, family heirlooms and antique shop finds alike. Succulents and exotic, very different greens like fern is for the brave modern bride.
Shape and size matters! Kjersti from Norway choose a dried, tiny lavender bouquet, more as a token then a strong statement which worked beautifully as she is such a strong bubbly character in herself!
Other example of a small simple bouquet which does not steel the attention from the dress.
My advice is that contrasts work best! If you have a very elegant dress with lots of details, choose a simpler purer bouquet to match. If your dress is sleek and with clean cuts, a longer, more powerful bouquet catches the eye! Always work from your dress towards everything else, bouquet, maid’s dresses, table arrangements, invitations.. the lot!
Ask your tailor or designer for a piece of fabric from the dress to wrap around the stem of the bouquet, personal and lovely.
You can also add silk ribbons in different colours to add extra flair like Josefina did!
How to hold a bouquet is easier than you think but you need to know how! With two hands, rest your lower arms just above the elbow on your hips and hold the bouquet in the middle. When walking down the aisle on someone’s arm you should be walking to the left as you will be on the heart side of your groom. Let your left arm rest lightly just above your hip and bouquet slightly out to your left for the photos. Always think diagonal hold rather than vertical so the stems won’t be too visible.
What to do with the bouquet afterwards? Many brides through it to be caught by an unmarried wedding guest, others give it as a gift to their mothers or maid of honor. Should you want to keep it and take it with you whilst you travel, you can take it to any butcher’s or cheese shop in town and ask them kindly to vacuum pack it for you, works a dream!
Hope you’ve found this info useful and the ideas inspiring and we look forward to seeing many different wonderful bouquets in the future!
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