The secret to this bountiful bouquet's endless appeal: There's not a flower in the gathering that's truly monochromatic. Deep-purple anemones with saturated centers, tightly layered blush garden roses and ranunculus, speckled hellebores, mottled begonia leaves, and ruffly sweet peas in pink, lavender, and tangerine, cinched with a shimmery ribbon, give the eyes plenty to feast on. Similar 75mm organdy ribbon, Mokuba New York.
Easter lilies tucked one inside the other make a surprising tiered silhouette, as if you've invented an entirely new species of flower. Like decadent floral drapery, this cascading bouquet of white lilies, clematis, campanula, and stephanotis vines falls and flows with the same graceful lines as the train of your gown.
If these pretty petals appear too good to be true, take a closer look. Mother Nature provided the chrysanthemums, carnations, button mums, English daisies, and dusty miller. We added the faux finish by spritzing some blooms with gold and silver floral paint, and dipping others into metallic glitter.
Even the most delicate branches exhibit an inherent strength hard to find in flowers. Whether you're looking for limbs dainty enough to form the backbone of a bouquet, or boughs robust enough to stand artfully alone, there's a branch to fit your needs and match your mood.
Japanese maple twigs (keep in mind -- the leaves are more orange in fall) frame a painterly bouquet of gold tree peonies, yellow kangaroo paws, pink ranunculus, and ivory astilbe that refuses to be an autumnal cliche. Tied with a floppy ribbon, the bouquet is pure "bohemian luxury," says Robbins.
A bridal bouquet of roses, peonies, wheat, astilbe, button mums, Deutzia rosea, passion vine, oak leaf, hydrangea, and yarrow is dominated by creamy white with pale-yellow accents and shot through with gold. The stems are wrapped in woven ribbon with a subtle honeycomb pattern. 55 millimeter waxed braid.
Preview the expansive lines of your centerpieces by carrying a cascade of tree peonies, roses, gloriosa lilies, and vines down the aisle. Its sweeping tail recalls, appropriately enough, the train of a wedding gown. After the ceremony, give the bouquet another life by displaying it prominently on a sweetheart table or next to a guest book. The Details: William Yeoward Crystal "Naomi" tazza. Mokuba ribbon #30000, color 15.
Antique roses call to mind time-honored traditions and meticulous care, two things bound to play a role in your life together. Here, 'Sally Holmes' roses and peach English roses sit among oak-leaf hydrangea foliage and the cascading blooms of pieris. It's Old World, not old-fashioned.
Fawn over the flowers these real brides chose for their bundles.See the Blooms