Bouquets with Old World Charm
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.
Bouquet with Opulent Color
A bride's penchant for rich, vibrant hues is seen in this lavish bouquet of purple sweetpeas, dianthus, aqua roses, 'Yves Piaget' roses, flame calla lilies, Echeveria, and variegated cyclamen leaves. A band of vintage floral brocade covers the stems.
This oversize bouquet recalls the lushness of a country meadow. A chartreuse velvet ribbon binds the long stems of gloriosa lilies, sandersonia, rose hips, Lachenalia, geranium foliage, mahonia, and French, parrot, and 'Tennessee' tulips.
A cheerful profusion of the season's sweetest arrivals -- lily-of-the-valley, muscari, daffodils, Hymenocallis, ranunculus, and narcissus -- will glow nearly as brightly as the bride. The sunny hues of a striped vintage ribbon echo those of the flowers.
As lovely as the wedding day it celebrates, this delicate clutch of hellebores, allium, sweetpeas, and ranunculus is surrounded by an exquisite cuff made of vintage silk feathers. Two satin ribbons in different widths add further refinement.
For a free-form effect, flowers and foliage are hand-wired together: 'Pink Prominence' lilies, amaryllis, green and speckled phalaenopsis orchids, pink dendrobium, dusty pink calla lilies, euphorbia, honeysuckle foliage, and string-of-beads.
Pink Bridal Bouquet
Cyclamen, common as a potted plant but an unusual choice for a bouquet, will add a gorgeous, airy pink palette to the bridal procession. The absence of foliage emphasizes the color, as do the wide grosgrain ribbons and silk shantung bows.