Glorious with bright blooms, this bride's bouquet has a hint of fluttery movement. The splendid combination of miniature daffodils, crocus, and oncidium orchids feels as cheerful as a summer day. A collection of miniature roses is laced with primula to form an arrangement for a bridesmaid. Golden ribbons complete the sunny ensembles.
Exotic parrot tulips combine with fringed and viridflora tulips and double-petaled narcissus in a poetic bouquet, tied with a hand-dyed silk ribbon in complementary pastel shades. To keep the large array from flopping, stems were cut short. Since tulips are a thirsty flower, the bouquet should be kept in water until right before the ceremony.
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.
In this asymmetrical bouquet, barely yellow double narcissus mingle among classic white narcissus with yellow cups and tubular freesias that have golden throats. Adding to the appeal, the freesias smell lightly sweet, while the narcissus have a heady fragrance. Wide and narrow-striped grosgrain ribbons with a pinned-on vintage button tie the tailored mix.
The arched contour of this arrangement is achieved by wiring both flowers and berries. Jewel-tone viburnum berries accentuate the fluttery lightness of the purple hybrid delphiniums and mirror their dark centers. Slender brodiaea blooms hang upside down at the edges of the bouquet. A vintage green satin ribbon covers the handle and is tied with a two-tone bow.
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.
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 binds the stems.
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.
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.
This bouquet seems as if it has arrived fresh from a country garden, yet it has an air of sophistication. Bright yellow ranunculus, gold roses, perfumed freesia, ilex berries, and clementines form the warm foundation, while dusty-miller leaves, blue-gray succulents, and leucadendron buds add contrast and texture. Stems are wrapped in wide golden tapestry ribbon plus satin ribbons in pewter and gold.
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