Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Wouldn't you agree your most important if not symbolic accessory is going to be the bouquet?  I've had lots of clients over the years and more than a few are undecided at the last minute over to veil or not to veil, what shoes, earrings, etc. to choose. The bouquet however never seems to be an issue.    Before the dress is even finished my client is describing her bouquet in minute detail.  I think certain posies have real significance for each of us.  I carried Calla Lillies wrapped in a Tartan in memory of my parents.  Both had passed at the time and their anniversary was the day before I got married ( yes my mother carried Callas).  A couple months back when I did the Love Stories Shoot, I knew I wanted to incorporate another post within it about pairing up bouquets with your bridal gown.  Finding an inspiration point and blending that idea with your dress is just the beginning of working one or a few colors into an overall theme.  Size and proportion is something else to consider.  Some of us like the idea of carrying a huge burst of or three to four different kinds of flowers in an arrangement while another might go for the simplicity of a small nosegay.  I must thank Victoria Marshall of Victoria's Florals and Events who after seeing these dresses come off the work table put together these stunning custom bouquets for the shoot.  
Join us here next week for Real Bouquets, a post featuring my client's picks for their wedding day
We have here a mix of Roses and Spray roses to echo the Chantilly lace on the bodice and skirt . . .

Dark pink Peonies blended with the gray leaves of Dusty Miller . . .
Mango Calla Lilys and Lily Grass
My fave bouquet of all time!  A bunch of Baby's Breath wrapped in white tulle paired up with a tulle skirt . .
Light blue Tweedia combined with gray Dusty Miller
Blue Sweet Peas compliment this allover white tulle dress . . .

Flowers . . . . . . Victoria Florals and Events Design

Gowns: Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Hair: Style by Lana
Makeup: EliteStylist
Models: Models: Joy Mann, Rocio Flores, Curtis Ashton
Venue: Robson-Harrington Park, San Anselmo, Ca


Natasha said...

Those Baby's Breath are so tiny and cute. I definitely understand why they are your favorite.

Madeline said...

Lovely post! I think these dresses are so pretty. :)

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KizzyDoll said...

The flowers are beautiful and yes, they make the dress complete..I like the use of different ones together and trying not to use blooms that others always use too!! xx

Kel said...

I love the full body on these dresses. Just stunning!

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Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous bouquets!


Closet Fashionista said...

Love these! The babys breath is my favorite, that dress is gorgeous

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Mădiii said...

love the yellow flowers <3 they are kalas?

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J. said...

Wow, the Mango Callas are gorgeous!!!!!
But I agree with you, the baby's breath is my favorite...something so delicate and sweet is perfect for a wedding day...

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Fashion said...

What a beautiful bride!!

Rosa Blanca said...

This is so gorgeous!! makes me want to get marry hahaha



A Heel in Mint said...

Love the dresses and all the beautiful bouquets.

Bonnie said...

These are some of the prettiest bouquets that I have seen! I really think that a bouquet can be the best accessory to a dress. The pop of color is beautiful.

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Nicole said...

I love looking at wedding dresses :)
These are really pretty.
The second dress is my favourite!

Low said...

So in love with the first bouquet!!!! The violet one!
If I get married one day, I will definitely bring one of this!



Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Love the second and third dresses, oh and the last one!

xx Cristina

My Styleadvisor said...

Yes, I agree. The bouquet IS important. Mine was all white roses with a nod to the 60s.

bayliy said...

Love your story, love your wedding photos!

Leagh@bunchesdirect said...

It is hard to say,do I prefer simplicity or complicated arrangements. I like this beautiful bouquets though,simple,but nice. Thank you for sharing!