Just like your wedding dress, your bouquet is a fashion statement! Your wedding bouquet should always accent and never compete with your wedding dress. That said, I always ask to see a picture of the dress during our first wedding flower consultation – it is truly helpful in determining your style. Your wedding florist should always be able to make suggestions on how the wedding dress and flowers can work together!
For example, the classic, hand-tied bouquet of ruffly Peonies and Garden roses, accented with crystals, would best be paired with an A-line dress in a smooth material to allow maximum contrast.
Choosing the right bouquet for your wedding dress
Here are some guidelines to help you ensure that you are a vision of beauty from the moment you take centerstage, and throughout your wedding day!
The Tea-Length Style Wedding Dress
Youthful and informal, this style of dress, with its flared skirt that falls between the knee and ankle calls for a smaller, sassy styled bouquet with some unique characteristics.
This one from the James Clifford Collection as shown on The Knot – would look amazing paired with a nosegay of fun and romantic bouquet of Blushing Bride Protea like the one pictured below!
The Ball Gown Style Wedding Dress
Features a fitted bodice and a skirt that flares out from the waist and often times has a train. This style of dress is begging your florist to create a gorgeous cascade bouquet in order to establish balance and drama. Your florist can use a Gala Bouquet holder with a slanted handle so that the flowers compliment the draping of your train. A very dramatic bouquet indeed!
Love this one by Maggie Sottero!
Consider having your florist dress things up even more with a beautiful, romantic flower crown to create even more wow factor!
The Trumpet Wedding Dress
Fitted through the bodice and further down the thighs with a flair at the base of the dress. It is great for showing off curves and compliments a small waist very well. Consider letting your florist make you a sexy, curved or semi-crescent bouquet, again, reflecting the nature of the silhouette.
The Sheath Wedding Dress
Sometimes curve hugging or perhaps more flowing, this style offers the bride more freedom of movement. Simple and sleek, emphasizing vertical lines. An arm bouquet rests in the crook of the brides elbow and leaves one arm free which is indicative of the modern and carefree bride that is likely to choose this style.
Just a little guidance from this florist who has made hundreds of bridal bouquets over the years! If you would like to have me give you feedback, head over to my “check your date” section and send me a little about your dream day wedding but above all, do some research and select a florist who will make sure that your flowers “match the dress”
Happy Wedding Planning!