Bouquets in Living Color
Whether your color palette leans toward bright, cheerful yellows or deep, shadowy blues, these vivid single-hued bouquets make a stunning statement.
Classically feminine, a pink bouquet also can 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.
Bolder than peach blooms, more romantic than orange, apricot flowers leave a sweet after taste and a lasting impression. Here, the warm, old-fashioned apricot tones of 'Evelyn' garden roses, dahlias, and parrot tulips step into the modern era when accented with apricot feathers. A handle made of wide satin ribbon and monogrammed with coral-colored beads is a totally brilliant touch.
The shimmering details in this golden bouquet made of tree peonies, camel-colored roses, pieris buds, grevillea, and mini calla lilies recall red-carpet gowns the paparazzi would whistle over and statuettes known by first name only. The subtle shimmer comes in the form of metallic millinery finds and a ribbon-wrapped handle.
What's more hopeful than a radiant yellow flower? Dainty details and robust color add up to a bouquet that with its cheery mound of narcissus, ranunculus, and chrysanthemum buds speaks of a bright future together. It also gives a sweet nod to your groom. Finished with scalloped fabric secured with yellow pearl-head pins and a simple bow, the handle is reminiscent of a dapper tuxedo shirt.
Think about going green (and we don't mean with an all-bamboo bouquet). This fresh-as-cut-grass combo of lady's slipper orchids, hellebores, viburnum, gladiolus, and parrot tulips has a decidedly sophisticated vibe. Try attaching a tiny handmade fan to the handle with a hatpin; its pleats echo the blooms' frilly petals.
Your "something blue" becomes something dramatic when intense cerulean hydrangeas, delphiniums, and muscari are set off by a steel-blue cuff of millinery petals. Accents of hyacinth, sea holly, and pale-blue tweedia combine with velvety fabric leaves and a scalloped decorative trim for a dreamy Edwardian look.
This richly textured, jewel-toned cascade is anything but one-note. Pale lavenders (clematis, parrot tulips, and kale), fierce purples (vanda orchids, hydrangeas, and delphiniums), and vibrant plums (gladiolus, mini calla lilies, tulips, and hellebores) are tied with two shades of satin cording for a look that's both romantic and modern.