I know it’s only February – but today totally felt like spring. My flower bulbs are starting to come thru the ground and even my dogs started to loose their winter coat already (yes – it’s a hairy mess – lol). So maybe we are bypassing winter this year? Either way – the images below will bring some sunny summer feelings into your home right now :)
This couple which I photographed in the late summer of 2011 certainly liked nice bright colors – the combination of sunny yellows (calla lilies), soft oranges and peach (roses), dark reds (berries) and bright purple (sorry, not sure how those flowers are called) came out beautifully. And the florist carried it thru – from the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids flowers to the boutonnieres of groomsmen and mothers. These flowers made everyone smile and put me into a sunny mood.
These fun yellow button flowers were huuuggeee for bridal bouquets this summer. No wonder – they are fun and funky and sunshine yellow. They are called billy buttons – but at first I understood belly buttons – which made me giggle. So until today that’s what I call them when I joke around. Either way – if you are looking for a fun flower to use for your wedding – this might be the one.
Talking about yellow and sunshine – the queen of all summer flowers – the sunflower – also makes for a wonderful bridal bouquet. And they look so good in front of a blue summer sky or really any kind of cool blue background.
Sunflowers work by themselves as well as in combination with other summer flowers – like the classical red rose. These fall bridal bouquets below all combined yellow, red and white flowers. Additionally, red or purple berries were used in some bouquets, while others had some sort of fancy and exotic looking orange-red flowers in them.
Classic red roses never seem to go out of fashion :) And why should they?
White wedding beauties – they always look great – no matter if they are big or small, tied together with a white bow or some colorful ribbon – white bridal bouquets are probably the most traditional of all wedding bouquets – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with them. While white roses are truly classic, even hydrangeas or Edelweiss can be used. I particularly liked the white round flower ball of one of the flower girls from a 2011 wedding (see below).
Another elegant solution can be seen below. It doesn’t always have to be a boutonniere for the mothers. I thought this flower arrangement for the arm was rather charming :)
A great solution for the winter – or in case you are allergic to flowers – is the bouquet from artificial flowers. This bride handmade all the bouquets as well as matching boutonnières for the guys from artificial flowers. One huge benefit: The will last a lifetime :).
If you are looking for a creative bridal bouquet – something that is a bit outside the box – you might want to consider a button bouquet. Those are a newer trend and are a guaranteed eye catcher and conversation maker. In our stylized shoot, Brooke and I combined this gorgeous blue button bouquet with a self made blue bird cage veil :) So much fun!
Last but not least I wanted to share my own bridal bouquet here with you. I had a great italian florist from this tiny town where my husband and I got married. I think she did an amazing job – especially since our conversation took place with hand and feed – some pointing, some drawing and a bit of “getalian = german-itaian”. The only close-up photo I have of it is the one below – which was taken by a friend during our ceremony at the church.