Like a beautiful centrepiece on dining tables the bridal bouquets are the centrepiece of the brides’ outfit. It can add a colour contrast to an all-white bridal gown or further accentuate the colour theme of your gown and wedding. It is the traditional accessory at weddings symbolizing the good luck and charm of the bride, which is why it is tossed in the air, so that the bride’s good fortunes can be taken home by someone else at the wedding.
CountDown Events would like to offer you some suggestions on how to choose the perfect accessory, not only for the bride but also for other members of the wedding party.
The Bridal Bouquet:
Bridal bouquets come in many different colours, shapes and styles. Your bridal bouquet should say who you are without having to say a word. The right bouquet for you depends on the design of your dress and the style of your wedding celebration. Whether picking a classic/traditional or a modern design, your bouquet’s colours and design can set the tone for the rest of the flowers in and around your wedding day. A small tip to carry with you as you design the bridal party flowers with your florist "keep in mind your true style; there are many new trendy designs in magazines however when selecting this small but significant design element, remember your personal taste" says Soha Lavin of CountDown Events
The Maid of Honour:
The Maid of Honour traditionally carries a slightly larger bouquet, than those of the other bridal party members.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets generally follow the same design as the bridal bouquet, although a little smaller and sometimes just with one or two elements such as colour or type of flower that sets them apart from the bridal bouquet. A good starting point in planning the bridesmaid bouquets will be the colour of their dresses. The bouquet colour may match their dress colour or it may be the basis of contrast. Whichever you choose their bouquets should complement your own as well as their dresses.
Mother of the bride and groom:
corsages are generally the tradition here, however these days many mothers prefer to carry their own small bouquets. These flowers are worn or carried by the mothers to indicate their importance and gratitude from the bride and groom. Your mothers’ taste and likes should be considered when picking flowers for her. It will be more sentimental, if you give them their favourite type of flowers.
Groom and Groomsmen Boutonnieres:
These boutonnieres will give life to the traditional tuxedo or suit worn by these fine gentlemen. A Groom’s boutonniere does not necessarily have to be larger than the groomsmen but it should definitely be more distinctive. Worn on the left lapel, boutonnieres are generally one or a few small blossoms such as: rosebuds, stephanotis, gardenias or orchids. Tasteful yet masculine.
Make sure to let the special people in your life know how important they are to you on your special day by giving them corsages, small bouquets and boutonnieres. A small token of your appreciation and remember whichever design or colour scheme you select be sure to have fun when choosing flowers for your wedding. After all what could be more blissful than picking flowers and seeing all of the pretty colours come to life on your special day.