Friday, April 26, 2013


I'm over the top delighted today to welcome as well as introduce you all to Bride Chic's Friday guest blogger, Caitlin Boshnack of Bridal Mentor.  As you've probably guessed, Caitlin is a wedding planner and coordinator extraordinaire who has spent the last five years helping clients visualize and plan their dream wedding.  When we chatted about what might be a great topic, after seeing a great post on her blog about bouquets it got me thinking  what flowers would pair up best with some of my gowns.  Here's what she came up with:

While some people are interested in pairing food with fine wine, we in the wedding industry know the importance of pairing your wedding dress with your bouquet. The facet of wedding planning that brides are most excited for is the search for her perfect wedding dress. I recommend that brides wait till they have found their dream dress and have selected their bridesmaids’ dresses before meeting with their florist. When you arrive at the floral appointment, make sure to have pictures of the dresses so that your florist can see the style. For the retro-modern bride looking at the original gowns of Amy-Jo Tatum, here are some floral pairings for your style.
This gown is in the style of one of the hottest wedding trends, 1920’s and The Great Gatsby. The beautiful lace bodice with the sheer and lace tiered overlay is perfect for an outdoor garden wedding. Here is the bouquet designed by Haute Flower Boutique that would flatter this design.
The Bianca gown is classic and sophisticated. What makes this dress special is the subtle ruched (gathered) detail on the scalloped lace overlay. I would recommend pairing a simple but elegant bouquet with this style dress.

This gown reminds me of Juliet with the empire waist and a slight hint of a capped sleeve. The bouquet that I would pair with this gown would be soft and romantic (like Juliet).

Pairing the right bouquet to your dress isn’t difficult. Take the lead of the dress and let the flowers in the bouquet compliment the style. If you are unsure about what the style of your dress then ask your florist to make recommendations. As long as you stay consistent with your design, then you can’t go wrong! Happy planning!!!

I am Caitlin Boshnack, wedding planner and owner of Bridal Mentor, an online wedding community. I teach modern brides how to navigate the wedding planning process so it doesn’t become their full time job. If you liked today’s article, you’ll love Check it out, and while you're there, don’t miss my free report “How to REALLY Use Pinterest to Plan Your Wedding.”


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Just gorgeous, love all the bouquets. Have a great weekend xx

Unknown said...

The calla lily bouquet is my favorite since that is what I carried on my wedding day :-)

always, koru kate

Unknown said...

Great post! Thank you... have a great week end. Xoxo V.V.

Ashley said...

Great post--and stunning bouquets!

Lilli said...

Hi Amy! I have enjoyed the guest post from Caitlin, her job is really interesting! I think is important to match the perfect bouquet to the gown, my kind is the last one, love the colors! Kisses dear! xo

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Great tips! loving these bouquets.

StyleIDnet said...

Gorgeous third one. definitely very romantic and soft.
Wow, Not sure I could be a wedding planner, beautiful job but can't even imagine the responsibility.
Few events are comparable to a wedding.

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Johanna said...

What a beautiful blog, I love all the pictures.
I wanna get married again!! Lol
Have a wonderful weekend!

ღLots of love

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Matching the wedding gown with the proper bouquet is so important. Love these!

Spoonful Of Diamonds said...

what gorgeous vintage brides


StylishByNature said...

Stunning bouquets !! Thanx for sharing :)


Ann said...

I learn so much from your blog.
And I love the dreamy pics and gowns so much.


great post!


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MOSAMUSE said...

nice site!

kennady said...

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Imogen said...

So pretty. I love the first one, the colour scheme is stunning.

Bridal Accessories said...

lovin' the Gatsby touch, anything Deco has my vote!

Fiveftwo said...

I love the vintage bridal style! It's so feminine and graceful ♡

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Sandra Leiva said...

So beautiful!!


Sam said...

I never thought about bouquets I would like until seeing this post, I have to say the first one is my favourite. Wishing you a great and productive week ahead hun!