You will be showcasing your wedding bouquet on your long walk down the aisle, and hopefully preserving it as a keepsake, so make sure you put your personal touch into the design of your bouquet by discussing the look and feel you want with your florist.
Or, if you are designing and putting together your own bouquet, go for it! This can actually turn out to be a fun and rewarding project that doesn’t require too much skill.
The bouquet style you choose should coincide well with your wedding dress. If you have a fairly simple dress without a lot of elaborate patterns, you can consider designing your bouquet with extraordinary flowers and details. Go over the top! Why not? However, if it is your gorgeous wedding gown you really want on display, consider a smaller, more modest bouquet. Sometimes a small and simple wedding bouquet can turn out to be most flattering with a really ornate dress.
1. Vintage and Ultra-romantic bridal bouquets, like the vintage wedding gown, are the new upcoming trend for 2012, pairing beautifully with a vintage or victorian style dress. Use feminine, soft colors such as cream, ivory, white, light pink, or lavender in big blooms like anemones, gardenias, hydrangeas or peonies. Adorn your wedding bouquet with things like pearls, lace or vintage, sparkly brooches on the stems.
2. Another trend will be with the use of more unconventional bouquet plants and natural earthy greens, such as feathers, fruit, grasses, ferns and herbs, creating an english garden style.
3. Instead of a big bright bundle of flowers that we’ve seen in the past few years’ wedding bouquets, think natural earth tones, with one small splash of color. Perhaps a bouquet of white gardenias with one purple anemone thrown in the mix. Or, maybe a bouquet of peach peonies and white flowing feathers along the edges, with pearls trimming the bouquet stems.
Of course, when planning your bouquet, consider the seasonability of the flowers you want as well as the colors that will tie into your wedding scheme. Don’t get your heart set on a certain flower until you find out if it’s available for that particular time of year.
Here is a list of popular wedding flowers to get more information on their special meaning, color options and seasonability.
This is a great tutorial on how to make your own crystal bead bridal bouquet: