Wedding bouquets and boutonnieres play a critical role in the overall look of a wedding. They must be well chosen since the cherished members of the wedding party will actually wear or carry them!
In terms of bridesmaid and bridal bouquets, everything is coming up roses according to our expert! “Round, full bouquets with roses and coordinating rose boutonnieres and corsages are very popular right now. Roses have more color choices than any other flower. They also have a variety of shapes and sizes: large open garden roses, cabbage roses, ruffle petals and standard roses, some which open quickly and some which open more slowly. These are most often used in bouquets and arrangements. Roses that open slowly (rosebuds), sweetheart roses, and spray roses are most often used for boutonnieres and corsages,” Campbell said.
Roses are a great value and can create a very high-impact look what selected in the right colors to coordinate with the overall wedding look. One bride used roses to add a fun and trendy twist to her color scheme by adding a pop of hot pink roses against simple black bridesmaid dresses. The look was made even more whimsical with the addition of hot pink shoes to match the roses! “The pearls in the roses in the bridal bouquet and the ribbon treatment made a fairly typical look more personal and unique,” added Campbell.
So, what else is currently trendy for bridal bouquets? “Outdoor weddings at wineries and other venues are becoming very popular. These brides often wish to use local flowers and fillers and a go for a vintage, wild flower or country garden look. Shelley’s Floral Enterprise is located on Faith Hill Farm where we grow peonies, hydrangeas, lavender, rosemary, artemisia and other herbs and flowers along with evergreens and branches. All of these are perfect options for creating this type of bouquet!” said the enthusiastic florist.