Some brides think an all-white bouquet is the way to go, while other insist that colorful blooms are a must. Whichever style you favor, there are some pros and cons to consider when picking your bridal bouquet.
Pros: Subtle, Neutral, Traditional
Cons: May not “pop” off bridal gown in photos; Too much white can be a bad thing
Pros: Bold, Contrasting, Modern
Cons: Too much contrast can detract from gown; May shock Grandma
And let’s not forget, you can always do a bouquet that is mostly color with touches of white, or mostly whites with touches of subtle color. The bridal bouquet is one of the most photographed floral pieces in the wedding, so make sure yours is perfectly you.
Here are some of my favorite designs for bridal bouquets … a little from each category.
WHITE with a little color:
COLOR with a little white:
And of course, I had to include my own bridal bouquets…
The left bouquet was my ceremony bouquet since my ceremony and reception were held 3 months apart. The flowers were an analogous color palette ranging from magenta to violet and included Phaleanopsis orchids, Vanda orchids, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus and mini callas. The right bouquet was my reception bouquet, which was more simple than the ceremony bouquet with just mini cymbidium orchids, Vanda orchids, lisianthus and mini callas.