As vibrant as flowers from a Dutch master's canvas, this bouquet is a study in contrasts. Cool striped hosta leaves set off wearm-colored roses, while spiky blue thistles play up the softness of every petal.
In Dutch flower paintings of the seventeenth century, every blossom has a symbolic meaning; in this modern bouquet, closed rosebuds allude to innocence. The floral palette embodies the classic artistic effect of chiaroscuro (the striking interplay of dark and light) by combining purple scabiosa and 'Black Beauty' roses with silvery lamb's ear.
Fawn over the flowers these real brides chose for their bundles.See the Blooms