Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Loginrss

Flowing Bridal Bouquets


Tired of the same old round nosegay wedding bouquets? Looking for a design with more pizazz and drama? Take a look at these fabulous ideas for flowing bridal bouquets.

As lovely as a perfectly round nosegay or posy may be, it has become the standard formula for wedding bouquets. Sometimes it can be much more fun to mix things up with a wedding flower design which is less expected. Not only that, but bouquets with some movement and flow to them allow for so much more expression and drama than a tight round ball of flowers does. Cascade bouquets got a bad name back in the 1980s for being overly contrived and stiff, but the latest flowing bridal bouquets are much more natural and take advantage of the beautiful forms of the flowers and accents which they include.

Most cascading bouquets have a dramatic flair to them, so why not choose to create one from one of the most eye-catching of all the bridal flowers: the orchid. So exotic, luxurious, and elegant, graceful orchids are ideal for creating wedding bouquets with flow. One of the most impressive bouquets I have ever seen was made from a grand waterfall of white phalaenopsis orchids dressed up with long trailing vines decorated with tiny white stephanotis blossoms. This is an absolutely stunning idea for a bouquet, and would be gorgeous for a formal wedding, either with a grand ballgown or an ultra-sophisticated silk sheath bridal gown.

Roses are another excellent choice for a bouquet with movement. Depending on which additions you choose to add, a cascading rose bouquet can be anything from country fresh to dazzling and opulent. A beautiful place to start is with roses in full bloom in shades of white, pale pink, and peach. Wire them together into a gently cascading form, and trim with long ribbons, reminiscent of a vintage bouquet with love knots. This would be a lovely bouquet with both a bit of drama and a dash old-fashioned charm.

Deep red roses make stunning waterfall bouquets, especially when paired with rich details. Create a cascade of the richest red roses available, and then add long streamers of trailing ivy. For more dramatic flair, layer in shorter strings of dangling crystals. This makes an incredible bouquet for a bride who is wearing crystal bridal jewelry. Since the bouquet handle is generally not visible on a flowy bouquet, you do not have the option of pinning a sparkly brooch to the bouquet handle to complement your crystal bridal jewelry; the crystal streamers will more than make up for that, however!

Flowing bouquets are not always so formal. For an autumn wedding, for instance, take rust and burgundy colored blossoms and arrange them in a slight cascade. The movement will come from trailing chinese lantern pods and trailing vines. This style of bouquet is a far cry from the stiff cascade bouquets of generations past, and will look almost as the bride had gathered it herself. Another idea is to make a smaller teardrop shaped bouquet. This can be done with lovely flowers such as mini-calla lilies and parrot tulips. The more petite scale of the teardrop shape as compared to a dramatic full cascade is appropriate for a smaller bride, yet still allows the flowers to have the feeling of movement and flow in a way that a nosegay can never hope to achieve.

bridget mora writes for silverland jewelry about weddings, etiquette, and style. the collection of crystal bridal jewelry at http://silverlandjewelry.com/ is truly fabulous. visit us today and receive free shipping on your jewelry order over $99.

Related posts:

  1. Sophisticated Orange Wedding Bouquets There tends to be a misconception that orange is only an appropriate color for a Halloween wedding or a rustic one in a barn. In fact, orange can be quite a stylish color, and it conveys a certain sense of confidence that is very appealing. These are design ideas for sophisticated orange wedding bouquets. When […]…
  2. Beautiful Yellow Wedding Bouquets Yellow is the most cheerful of all the colors, which makes it a natural addition to a happy occasion like a wedding. Whether it is light and sunny or warm and rich, yellow will make any wedding prettier. These are some ideas for beautiful yellow wedding bouquets. Certainly yellow is a perfect choice for a […]…
  3. Colorful Wedding Bouquets Who says that wedding flowers have to be all white? Colorful flowers can be a great way to inject personality and style into your wedding. These are some ideas for colorful wedding bouquets for all different types of wedding ceremonies. Even a fairly formal wedding can benefit from a bit of color in the wedding […]…
  4. Creative Bouquet Alternatives For Bridesmaids As your bridesmaids march down the aisle in your wedding, the chances are that they will be holding something pretty in their hands. Customarily, this was a bouquet of flowers, but there are actually tons of other options. These are some suggestions for creative bouquet alternatives for bridesmaids. What you give your bridesmaids to carry […]…
  5. The Prettiest Pink Wedding Centerpieces Pink is one of the loveliest colors for a wedding. Whether your style is traditional, preppy, or modern, you will be sure to find a pink centerpiece that is perfect for your wedding. These are some of the prettiest pink wedding centerpieces that you will love. There are so many wonderful options for pink centerpieces […]…
  6. Elegant Romance – A Pink and Gold Wedding When you begin to plan your wedding, one of the most important things you will do is plan your color palette. Some colors are traditional, others are playful, and some are romantic. For the best of all worlds, consider the elegance and romance of a pink and gold wedding. Pink is a popular color for […]…
  7. Choosing Bridal Shower Invitation Themes Bridal showers are no longer restricted to traditional teas or sedate afternoon gatherings, and modern brides and bridesmaids can use their creativity to choose an offbeat theme. Consider today’s popular bridal shower themes that will get guests in the mood to celebrate. Luau Bridal Shower Theme A luau theme is perfect for a summer bridal […]…
  8. Wedding Flowers and Their Importance Apart from major requirements in preparing a wedding, decorations such as wedding flowers should not be forgotten. Wedding flowers are likely one of the most essential aspects of the celebration. They may tend to be the easiest wedding aspect to deal with but still many wedding instances have showed that chosen wedding flowers can make […]…
  9. A Citrus Colored Wedding Palette The citrus colors of yellow, orange, and lime green make a fresh and lively color palette. They would be beautiful colors to use for a spring or summer wedding, especially one which is outdoors. These are some great ideas on how to design a gorgeous wedding using a citrus color palette. Yellow, orange, and lime […]…
  10. Bridal Jewelry – Perfect Gift For Your Beloved Woman Jewelry is one of women’s best friends. Jewelry’s fancy and elegant appeal always an eye-captivating for women, thus it isn’t a surprise why jewelers were inspired to create various styles and designs often. Today, the trend of jewelry isn’t just revolving with expensive pieces but for for cheap yet expensive-look selection too. If you’ll notice, […]…

983 total views, 1 so far today

  


Listed: March 2, 2010 4:38 am