Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DYNAMIC DUOS: Pairing Up Bouquet and Gown

I think certain flowers have a particular significance for each of us. 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 are something else to consider. Some of us like the idea of carrying a huge burst of three to four different kinds of flowers in an arrangement while someone else goes for the simplicity of a small nosegay.   Since flowers are a seasonal thing--tulips in spring, mums in the fall, your dress is probably going to reflect that too.  Above and below are perfect examples of adding a little spring chic: bursts of baby's breath combined with lace and tulle . . . 
The daisy shouts youth and whimsy.  For flower children, daisies were the official posy of the beat generation symbolizing The Summer of Love . . . The above bride is carrying a small bouquet as well as wearing daisies around her floppy-brimmed sisal hat . . .


Above: Ranunculas and anemones are a beautiful combo with this embroidered organza dress.  The pop of purple and lavender are the perfect choice to jazz up a summer wedding . . .
Below: Pink and tangerine dahlias go with this blush dress of Chantilly lace and tulle . . .
What could be prettier for fall than a white eyelet dress and bouquet of wheat?  I love the field theme here and how it all melds together . . .
Photos by Rob Martel
Pine, ivy and baby roses mix with heavyweight taffeta for an elegant  winter wedding. 

All dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum
Bouquet Credits
Stephanie Williams photos: JL Design
Title Photo: Victoria's Florals and Events

14 comments:

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I love all the pictures, the flowers are stunning. I'd love any orchid or blossom with my dress!! Hope your New Year has started great!! x

The Blonde Duck said...

I love those dresses! They're so gorgeous and perfect for twirling!

MosaMuse said...

soft and pretty!
have agreat day!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the sweet romantic air of these photos! Happy new year dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

HiLLjO said...

LOVE that Christmas Bride. Gorgeous red against the muted tones...
I picked my HUGE statement Sunflower bouquet because my dress was so classic and "basic with a twist" that I wanted something that reflected me a bit more, and it echoed SUMMERRRRR!!! For sure in June!

Elaine said...

simple and beautiful! love all of them

Gina said...

I love this advice! I think it's a great reminder to brides to consider these things when choosing the structure & flowers for their bridal bouquets. And who doesn't love looking at beautiful gowns & flowers?!

Tamra said...

That first bouquet was just like my last brides. She wanted them to look like snowballs. :)

lisa said...

I really like the look of the tea-length gowns in this post.

Happy new year!

Punctuation Mark said...

very beautiful! wishing you an amazing 2012!

Valentina said...

nice blog. Happy new year to everyone from Italy!

Valentina said...

nice blog. Happy new year to everyone from Italy!

Angelica said...

Love the first dress if it was only a bit longer. Since we're discussing bouquets, I love the purple one, but wish it was all white or creme tones.
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Michael said...

the wonderful see the weding flower. i love the flowers alwqys.