It has often been said that “the glory is in the details”, and this statement is perhaps never more true than it is when planning the floral designs for a wedding. The flowers provide the perfect opportunity for a bride to express her personal style and taste, and with the help of a professional florist, the wedding designs can be endowed with creative, memorable details that will delight her guests. Creative flourishes and finishing touches truly do set the tone for the wedding decor.
Personal Flower Details
The personal flowers — designed to be worn or carried — are seen at close range and present many possibilities for exquisite detailing. The flower girl, for example, is the member of the wedding party who stands out as a darling little accent among the others. Instead of the traditional basket of petals to toss, she might carry a delicate garland of smilax, rose petals, and ribbons, with a circlet in her hair to match. Or a dangling pomander of sweetheart roses; a tulle and lace- covered ring accented with ivy and stephanotis blooms; or even a tiny pocketbook, covered in moss and embellished with spring blossoms.
Ring Bearer Details
Accessories for the ring bearer, himself another special highlight among the wedding party, could include an ivy or moss-covered pillow upon which a bird’s nest cradles the rings; or a satin pillow, densely bordered with heather or statice embedded with small jewels to reflect light. Rather than an ordinary rose bud, his boutonniere (as well as those of the other gentlemen) could consist of a miniature cluster of tiny flowers such as muscari, sweet william, brodiea, and narcissus florets. Or replace the boutonniere with a floral pocket square actually an index card edged with small blossoms that extend above the lip of the jacket pocket.
Flowers For Mothers
For the mothers, exchange the traditional corsage for a cluster of flowers worn epaulette style flat and high on the shoulder with trailing elements both front and back. Such a floral fashion accessory is easy to wear, well balanced, attractive from every perspective, and not subject to being crushed by enthusiastic hugging. Or a small fingertip nosegay, carried for the ceremony and the photographs, could replace a corsage for the mother who prefers not to wear flowers. Diminutive blossoms attached to the bride’s or bridesmaids’ shoes can be another unexpected and delightful detail for the wedding party, complementing the bouquets they’re carrying as well as the flowers which might be placed in their hair.
Your Wedding Day Florist
We’ll discuss details for the ceremony and reception decor in another post. Meanwhile, be aware that your local florist has the talent and expertise to tailor the personal flowers to your specific tastes and desires, as well as providing additional services such as rehearsing and directing the wedding, pinning corsages and boutonnieres, and complete delivery and installation. A skilled florist also knows how to design for what the camera sees, incorporating depth, color, and texture so that the photographs of the bouquets are just as beautiful many years later as the flowers themselves were on your wedding day. Call your local florist to arrange for a wedding consultation, and remember, “the glory is in the details”!