My sister eloped last year. I wanted her to feel as much as a bride as possible by making her a bridal bouquet. I made my niece a mini-bouquet also (above), so she could be just like her mama.
I had only 24 hours to find the perfect flowers – in the hue of mauves and creamy whites. Luckily it was October and one of the prettiest flowers in the world were in season, dahlias. They come in a rainbow of colors and to my good fortune, I found some in mauve. I arranged them with other flowers in similar hues, some of my creamy whites in daisies and garden roses.
The combination and texture of the flowers was stunning.
If you’re thinking of doing your wedding flowers on your own, always stick to colors you love. You want the look to represent you and your groom. Form a cohesive palette, whether it’s bright, or toned down colors. You might even want one color, or one particular flower. I’ve always liked the look of different flowers mixed with each other – it can make a more interesting arrangement. The key is to use whatever you pick all throughout your wedding: in your bouquet, as boutonnières, on your wedding cake, and as table centerpieces.
I will be posting a step-by-step wedding bouquet tutorial soon, one that never fails to make a great looking bridal bouquet.