The bride at this California wedding, a floral designer by trade, composed her bouquet of plush 'Pieter B' and 'Evelyn' garden roses, bunny tails, and pink-edged variegated dogwood. Vintage jaquard ribbon adds a final flourish.
As rich as a floral still-life, this dome-shaped bouquet of warm-hued garden roses is enhanced by dates and kumquats brushed with gold metallic powder and set on wire stems. Shell-shaped metallic trim wraps the wider ivory satin ribbon.
Striped 'Abracadabra' and 'Hocus Pocus' roses make an arresting foundation for a bouquet. Their yellow and aubergine shades are mirrored by an assortment of butter-hued roses, bright yellow marigolds, deep burgundy ranunculus, and orange-colored rose hips. A vintage ribbon in a sparkling golden-yellow hue completes the arrangement.
To create blooms in a variety of textures, sizes, and shapes, use ribbons and rickrack in different widths and weaves. The folds of each flower are clustered around artificial stamens; stems are individually wrapped in floral tape before all are bundled together and bound in wide white grosgrain.
This bouquet represents fall's harvest at its most robust. White and rust mums are the surprise here, and the driving force. They are carefully interspersed among white roses, accented with hypericum berries, and cupped with oak leaves. Feathery out-of-season plumes of astilbe soften the arrangement.
Exquisite in its asymmetry, this bouquet, composed of white and orange seasonal roses and darker orange Chinese lanterns, takes its shape from the lanterns, which dangle gracefully like charms from a bracelet.
Saturating a bouquet with an unexpected shade creates a beautiful, formal arrangement, especially when it's presented in an elegant round shape. In this vivid version of the single-color bouquet, spray roses, garden roses, and viburnum berries recall the oranges of fall leaves. A swath of smoky-teal Ultrasuede secured with a vintage buckle dresses the stems.
This bouquet has a variety of textures, colors, and scents, thanks to the mix of muscari (grape hyacinth), lamb's ear, lily of the valley, andromeda, helleborus, thyme, rosemary, sage, and scented-geranium foliage.
This compact oval cascade is lively with fiery hues. Cheerful little narcissus with orange centers dance among freckled vanda orchids, red-striped roses, and deep-orange gloriosa lilies with buttery edges. Young gloriosa blooms with their still-green petals provide contrast.
The muted tones of these bride and bridesmaid bouquets convey a wonderful antique quality. Sahara roses, sage leaves, miniature Dutch roses, Berzelia, burgundy tulips, and Skimmia are wrapped in a large aralia leaf and tied with slender lengths of vintage metallic silver ribbon.
This bridal bouquet is overflowing with fragrance and texture. Ruffly sweet peas and tumbling lilacs, ranging from deep purple to almost pink, suggest romance. Tucked in between are more sweet peas in creamy whites, plus lamb's ear, oregano blossoms, and lisianthus. Two-tone ribbon in lavender and brown binds the stems.