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Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

Flowers bring life to weddings and set the tone for the whole event. Choosing the perfect blooms to match your wedding colors and style takes careful consideration. Wedding season is here and our florists all over the country have been working hard to make bride’s visions come to life.  Browse through some of our florists latest designs to find bridal bouquet inspiration.

 This soft light blue and white bouquet was designed by Yacht Flowers in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This bright peach and green bouquet was designed by Flowers of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, FL.

This stunning bouquet of deep lavender, red and light pink was designed by Ann’s Petals in Longview, TX.

This colorful orange and light pink bouquet was designed by A Fruit Basket Southern Blossom Florist in Charlotte, NC.

This whimsical purple and white bouquet was designed by An English Garden Flowers & Gifts in Mokena, IL.

Flowers have become a way for brides and floral designers to display their creativity. Talk to your florist about exactly what you would like to see in your wedding bouquet and watch your vision come to life. If you want to continue to browse through wedding bouquet ideas visit our Wedding and Party Network Photo Gallery where you’ll find more beautiful arrangements from local florists all over the country.

Wedding Flower Pictures

It seems that wedding bouquet fashions often change with the seasons. Certainly, fashionable bridal bouquets just a decade ago can seem dated and old-fashioned by today’s standards. It is fun to look at pictures from your parents’ or even your grandparents’ wedding and see the bridal bouquets that were in style then. Some of those bouquets were awfully big!

Wedding Bouquet Picture Inspiration

If you’re planning a wedding, or even just dreaming about planning a wedding someday, we hope that you’ll find these bridal bouquet pictures helpful, and perhaps inspirational.

These beautiful wedding flower pictures are brought to you courtesy of a local florist near you. Planning a dream wedding? Pictures are a great way to see just what lovely flowers are commonly used in weddings. Once a wedding date is finalized, contact a professional florist to schedule a wedding consultation.

Traditional Wedding Bouquet Styles

These styles have been popular for several generations and will continue to be ideal for traditional elegance.

Mixed white rose bouquet

White Rose and Mixed Flower Bouquet
Gathering of creamy-white roses, stock and wax flower hand-tied in a round, colonial bouquet.

White rose bouquet

White All-Rose Bouquet
Lush ivory rose bridal bouquet lightly-sprinkled with seeded eucalyptus for soft, romantic look.

Alstroemeria bouquet with wax flowers

White Alstroemeria Bouquet
White lacy blossoms of alstroemeria and wax flower perfect for bridal, as well as bridesmaid bouquets.

Colorful wedding bouquet

Colorful Wedding Bouquet
Color – a hot trend in bridal bouquets with pink roses, orange-yellow tulips, yellow mini carnations, lavender aster and purple statice.

Cascade style wedding bouquet

Cascading Bouquet
Graceful, white cascade bouquet in roses, dendrobium orchids, gerbera daisies and wax flower.

Calla lily wedding bouquet

Calla Lily Bouquet
A simply elegant favorite, calla lily wedding bouquet, hand-tied in a presentation style.

Modern Wedding Bouquet Styles

Below you will find more modern wedding bouquet styles florists are creating today. We hope this gives you even more inspiration as you plan your wedding day flowers.

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2011 Fall Wedding Bouquet Trends

Featured Fall Wedding Bouquets *

Our florist friends on Facebook constantly keep us with our jaw on the ground. Each week they post some of the most amazing designs around! Because it’s wedding season, we’ve seen a lot of amazing fall bouquets! So let’s take a look at what trendy designs are popular for 2011 fall brides!

*The gorgeous bouquet in the photo above was created by C & C Sensations in Waynesboro, VA. It features deep red roses mixed with circus roses (orange with red tips) and hypericum berries. This florist also did an amazing job weaving in bright bits of green with bells of Ireland.

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Unique Wedding Bouquets

Unique Wedding Bouquets

It’s no secret brides are looking for something out-of-the-box when it comes to their wedding. In the last three years, traditional weddings have declined by as much as 30%. Brides are opting for more of a personal and stylish look to make their dream wedding truly unique. While most brides keep with the traditional white dress, it’s the bouquet that really packs the punch of pizazz. In this article, we will show you some really unusual wedding bouquets spotted at florist conventions all across the US.

Bride’s Bouquet Attention To Detail

Brides Bouquet Details Blue Wedding Bouquet

The above bouquets are truly phenomenal because of their attention to detail and texture. The pink bouquet must be seen in full size to appreciate it’s details. Sure, they are both non-traditional bouquets, but imagine just how much these would POP against a wedding dress. I’d imagine the bride with the pink bouquet would be down-to-earth and quirky with a unique style all her own. The bride with the blue bouquet would be a little more classy and sophisticated, with a bit of a wild side that loves glitz and glam.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your wedding bouquet. It is a way to really show your personality. If you love nature and the outdoors, tie in a few twigs and rustic elements and top it off with garden ivy. (like the pink bouquet above) Or if you love all-things-bling this blue bouquet is for you. It’s rare blue color and interesting sea holly flowers just scream style, and the added trails of flashy gems put this bouquet over the top!

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Royal Wedding Bouquet Winner — Perfect Rose Floral Design

Well, our contest has come to a close. If you haven’t been keeping up, we asked our florist friends to show us their predictions for the Royal Wedding Bouquet.  We had a lot of fabulous entries, but Royal Wedding florist, Shane Connolly took us all by surprise. The actual design of the Royal Wedding Bouquet was modest compared to what florists were expecting. Connolly used Sweet William, lily of the valley, hyacinth, ivy and myrtle — all have small white blooms, but deep meanings from the Language of Flowers, used heavily in the Victorian Era. Check out the pic of Kate’s bouquet on Flirty Fleur’s blog.

Because we couldn’t just have a contest without a winner, we took the closest 3 bouquets and put them to a vote! We chose these because they (1) used white flowers, (2) included small flowers, (3) had a slight cascade shape, although Kate’s was very slight.

Our Winner Is

Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Royal Wedding Bouquet Winner

Created by Tina of
Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Tina does fantastic wedding work! She also entered these two bouquets in our Royal Wedding contest:

Royal Wedding Flowers Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY Royal Bridal Bouquet Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Great work Tina! Congratulations!

This post is brought to you by Flower Shop Network, your source for REAL local florists.

Royal Wedding Bouquet Contest: Who Will Be the Winner?

About a month ago, we asked our florist friends to submit their predictions for the Royal Wedding bouquet! We were blown away by the incredible submissions! After finally getting a peak at Kate’s bouquet, we’ve narrowed down the submissions to the 3 closest choices. Florist Shane Connolly went with something a little different than I think most florists were thinking. The bouquet was actually small, and predominately featured Lily of the Valley and myrtle. As tradition dictates for royal weddings, the bride’s bouquet contains a sprig of myrtle from the original myrtle bush planted by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, Isle of Wight in 1845. It also contains a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.

None of our submissions were spot on, so it’s going to be a tough choice for the winner.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Scroll to the bottom and select which florist you think should win!

Royal Wedding Bouquet Created by Jennifer of Joy's Floral & Gift, Powhatan VA

Created by Jennifer of
Joy’s Floral & Gift, Powhatan VA

Royal Wedding Flowers Created by Nancy of Alma Blooms, Alma WI

Created by Nancy of
Alma Blooms, Alma WI

Royal White Bouquet Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Above 3 created by Tina of
Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Who do you think best predicted the Royal Wedding Bouquet?

  • A Perfect Rose Florist (64%, 90 Votes)
  • Alma Blooms (34%, 47 Votes)
  • Joy's Floral & Gifts (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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We will announce the winner on Tuesday, May 2nd. Good luck! Thank you for ALL of the submissions!

This post is brought to you by Flower Shop Network, your source for finding real local florists anywhere in the US and Canada.

Florist Predictions For The Royal Wedding Bouquet

About a month ago, we asked our florist friends to submit their predictions for the Royal Wedding bouquet! We were blown away by the incredible submissions! Only about 1 more day left before we FINALLY get to see what we’ve all been waiting on!

The Royal Family has done an excellent job keeping the details of Kate’s bouquet top secret! We do know they have chosen renounced London-based, floral designer Shane Connolly to head up their wedding flower team. He also holds a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales, making him an official supplier of flowers for royal events, including Princes Charles’s 2005 wedding.

Royal Wedding Bouquet?According to the royal wedding website, he is known for his sustainable approach to floristry, using growing, rather than cut, plants and trees, and for producing “elegant and unique displays” using seasonal, natural and organic flowers.

While the bouquet is still a mystery, we know that the floral displays in Westminster Abbey feature a variety of seasonal growing and cut British flowers and trees sourced from Royal Estates and other growers around the country. The flowers and plants include blossoms, azaleas (rhododendron), euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac.

The floral displays in the Abbey itself will include eight 20 feet-high trees: six English Field Maple and two Hornbeam. All the trees will be growing in planters, which have also been designed by Mr. Connolly and which were made by craftsmen at Highgrove, The Prince of Wales’s Residence in Gloucestershire.

Also, according to the Royal Wedding website, the couple has taken an interest in traditional Language of Flowers and are using these flower meanings to tell a story through their flowers. So far the flowers they’ve chosen mean:

  • Azaleas (rhododendron) – “Take care of yourself for me, temperance, fragile passion”
  • Lilac – youthful innocence
  • Beech Trees – harmony, peace, balance and all that is good.
  • Wisteria – honor, memory, patience

After the wedding, the flowers and plants will be left in position in Westminster Abbey for the public to view until Friday 6th May 2011. Following this, many of the trees will be taken to Highgrove Gardens, where they will be planted. The Couple’s intention is that many of the cut plants and flowers and all the growing plants will be donated to charities or re-planted.

Now, take a look at the at the amazing designs created by real florists all across the US and Canada. Which one do you think will be the closest to the real design for the Royal Wedding Bouquet?? Let us know in the comments below! [Read more…]

Why Aren’t Stephanotis and Lily Of The Valley Used in Bridal Bouquets?

Ask the Expert: Are lily of the valley used in bridal bouquets. Back when I was married (in the 50s) lily of the valley and also stephanotis were often used in bridal bouquets and they are beautiful but I never see them anymore. Any reason? Carolyn

Rose and Stephanotis Bridal Bouquet

Flower Shop Network‘s Flower Expert Reply:
Every generation has it’s favorite flowers. In the 50’s, it was most likely stephanotis and lily of the valley. ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies or callas are probably the flower of choice for today’s brides.

That doesn’t mean stephanotis and lily of the valley aren’t or can’t be used in wedding bouquets. The rose and stephanotis bridal bouquet in the picture was a recent creation by MaryJane’s Flowers for a wedding in Berlin NJ.

Now that wedding flower options are not necessarily contingent upon seasonal availability, brides have more choices. They are no longer bound by what is considered a “wedding flower”.  Today’s brides have the freedom to choose any flower (depending on their budget) for their bridal bouquets and wedding flowers. As a result, brides are interjecting their personalities into their wedding flower choices and designs.

So it just maybe that the brides whom weddings you are attending are choosing more trendy flowers. However, I am confident that stephanotis and lily of the valley are still being used in wedding bouquets. They really are beautiful flowers and should be considered a wedding flower option.

Using Amaryllis In A Wedding Bouquet

Ask the Expert: what flower/s goes best with amaryllis?
i am getting married in February, i wanted a bouquete of amaryllis (white i think) and i would like to know what other flower or flowers would go well with them, thank you Dilaila

Flower Shop Network‘s Plant Expert Reply:

White amaryllis are certainly beautiful flowers.

Amaryllis Wedding Bouquet with Tulips Designed by Seattle Flowers

I have seen a wedding bouquet with white amaryllis and tulips which was designed by Seattle Flowers. This hand-tied bouquet used a beautiful satin ribbon embellished with pearls.

Keep in mind amaryllis stems are very thick and a hand-tied bouquet is most likely the only option.

Since the amaryllis will be the focal point of the bouquet, you  might use a light, airy foliage instead of flowers. This way the bridal bouquet will be luscious instead of over-whelming. If you including other flowers, make sure you choose flowers with the same texture like Roses, tulips or orchids.  Your wedding florist will be able to show you a variety of flowers that will work with the amaryllis. They will also be able to check the availability of amaryllis in February.

Typically amaryllis are only available during the Christmas season.  Your wedding florist will be able to check the availability of amaryllis in February.  If the amaryllis is unavailable, you might consider ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies. They will give you the same beautiful look.

If you are searching for wedding bouquets ideas, check out the bridal bouquets pictures on Wedding and Party Network.

This wedding flower question was brought to you by local Seattle Florists.

Elements of Design: Floral Bouquet Centerpieces

Whether a budget-oriented bride or not, being able to use wedding decorations in many areas is always a big perk. Many florists are starting to use bouquets (bridesmaids or bridal) as centerpieces on the main table at the wedding. This is a way to keep the bridesmaids bouquets and wedding bouquets fresh before and after the ceremony. Plus, the bridesmaids are able to just snatch the bouquets out of the water and take them home as a wedding favor!

Using unique vases and containers takes this technique to the next level. Showcase the floral bouquets just a little better with a beautiful vase. Creative containers simultaneously keep the flowers fresh and bring to life all of the effort put into creating the beautiful bouquets.

This idea also works for parties such as bachelorette parties. These bouquets liven up the party decorations and also make great party favors! It’s a win-win for hostesses and guests.

This design technique has become a very popular trend in wedding flowers and is seeing an increase at parties. Florists are happy to showcase their prized creations for a little longer. Brides and hostesses are glad to save a few bucks but still have an elegant, beautiful wedding or party. If you’re looking for a quick centerpiece idea, try this trendy new design technique!

Bouquet Centerpieces from The Flower Patch

Bouquet Centerpieces from The Flower Patch in Gypsum, CO

Short Vase Bouquet Centerpieces from The Flower Patch

Short Vase Bouquet Centerpieces from The Flower Patch in Gypsum, CO