From the bold hues of the scabiosas and tulips to the softly shaded roses, the range of pinks in this bouquet by Livia Cetti spells romance. The dangling white tuberose and wisps of amaranth balance this classic arrangement, which is tied with a picot-edge pink-and-brown ribbon.
While classically feminine, a pink bouquet can sometimes be a bit of a yawn. But not this French-inflected bunch, in which swirls of pleated ribbon dance above voluptuous tree peonies, garden roses, and striated double tulips. Hot-pink ranunculus and lacy nerine add depth to the ballerina hues. And cascades of ribbon in varying widths at the handle complete the transformation from girlish to gorgeous.
This 30-blossom bouquet is made from four types of peach and pink roses -- Versillia, Mystique, Oriental Curiosa, and Singing in the Rain -- and studded with eight blush-tipped tuberoses. The stems are bound and then tied with a peach velvet ribbon for an end-of-spring bouquet that is elegant and fragrant.
Various pinks work nicely together, bringing out the undertones in the blooms, flattering one another and the person who bears them. Here, buttercream-and-pink phalaenopsis orchids flutter like butterflies among ruffle-edged, magenta garden roses, pale-pink rounded garden roses, and still paler spray roses. The tails of a light yellow ribbon emphasize the bouquet's downward sweep.
This bouquet combines sweet peas, roses, and feathery astilbe with helichrysum and beaded leaves. Virtually invisible until they catch the light, individual pink sequins affixed to wire stems are interspersed among the blooms. On the handle, mother-of-pearl buttons dangle from metallic-pink ribbon.
Fawn over the flowers these real brides chose for their bundles.See the Blooms