So you have found your dream dress and now it’s time to decide on your bridal bouquet and all the floral arrangements for your wedding day. Deciding on the colours and style for your bridal florals is ultimately about personal style, but with endless colour combinations and style options available it can be very overwhelming! So we thought we would give you a few tips we have picked up over the many years we have been working around this wonderful wedding industry.
- Choose a bouquet style and size to suit your dress and you. Simple gowns can often take a more modern architectural bouquet but if you are petite make sure it doesn’t look out of proportion to you, listen to your florist, they will be the best to guide you to the size that will be best for you. It is always great to be able to show them the dress you will be wearing so have a photo ready if you can.
- Don’t over do it! As with everything you pair with your wedding dress you want it to compliment your look not overtake it, we say this with jewellery and veils too.
- Choose flowers that are in season, especially if you are hoping the keep your costs down and remember there is a flower shortage at the moment due to the crazy weather we have been having. Listen to your florist and be realistic about what is possible for your wedding date.
- Make sure you are planning within your budget, we would all love the ultimate floral arbour and spectacular hanging installation but consider if elements of your ceremony florals be reused in other areas of your reception after the ceremony? This can often keep the costs down and mean you can afford to have your dream floral feature!
Here are a few of the tops trends in bouquets that we are loving at the moment:
Colour pallets will go in and out of style but an all white theme will ensure your florals will never feel dated. That doesn’t mean it has to be boring, the contemporary white pallet includes layers of neutral and hints of darker foliage to add texture to your bouquet.
Let’s not forget textured greenery as an option, lush foliage gives a modern edge and really pops with the a white themed wedding. This can be especially good when there are flower shortages due to weather.
We are obsessed with the earthy, neutral tones in these bouquets, they are warm and rich, drawing inspiration from nature itself! Think toffee tones, warm whites, dusty rose and burnt orange. Mixed with soft greens such as Sage you can see why this organic colour pallet is so popular today.
While pastels will always be popular many brides today are opting for bold, colourful florals to add that ‘WOW’ factor, its dramatic and feels luxurious and opulent! This statement style looks fabulous with simple, clean wedding dress designs such as our ‘Zoe’ or ‘Claire’ Bertossi Brides gowns, which are so on trend right now.
To finish we have to include the amazing florals local to us in this amazing country. Australia has an abundance of fabulous natives and nothing looks more stunning than a bridal bouquet bursting with Protea, eucalyptus and gum leaves. So rustic and natural yet so architectural in their shape!
We have been lucky enough to work alongside many of the fabulous florists you can see in this blog post. We would love to talk about them all but these are just a few we know personally and would like to give a special shout out to:
‘Sandi’ from ‘Willow Bud Flowers’ has an amazing eye for flowers, creates absolute masterpieces and she has a genuine honesty that we love to work alongside.
‘Kate’ from ‘Kate Dawes Flower Designs‘ is Brisbane based and she has a special gift of creating flowers that are a reflection of a brides personality and style. She has a wonderful eye for style and is a joy to work with.
‘Terri-Ann’ from ‘Mondo Floral Designs’ is a multi award winning creative genius, the ultimate professional who never ceases to take our breath away with her creations.
And ‘Kerrie’ from ‘Bloom and Bush’ puts so much passion and love into her floral creations, she lives and breaths all things floral and will make all your dreams come true with her magical touch.