HOW TO MATCH YOUR BOUQUET TO YOUR WEDDING DRESS
If you're feeling under pressure to make sure your wedding day look is cohesive and stylish, we've put together a little guide on how to make sure your Bridal Bouquet really compliments your wedding dress rather than detracting from it, or going against the design of your bridal style.
COUTURE STYLE OR HIGH FASHION DRESSES
If you're a bride looking to stop traffic with your bridal look and will be wearing a couture gown on your wedding day, your bouquet needs to compliment your dress to make sure it's the star of the show, not steal its thunder. This high neck Marchesa gown below looks regal in nature and the large scale bouquet by Wild Pollen enhances the applique detail too.
The rich tones of the bouquet below enhance the texture and richness of the tulle gown (by Marchesa) and the velvet ribbon really adds to the regality of the bridal style. Choose colors like gold, amber, sienna and ivory to add depth to the palette. The smaller size of this bouquet below makes sure the dress is still the focus and nothing is taken away from the beauty of it.
ROMANTIC CLASSIC WEDDING DRESS
If you're a traditionalist and deep down romantic, you might choose a gown like the one below - a deep V dress with lace detailing. This single colored bouquet is bold and bright and commands attention and makes your bridal style really stand out. Full of lilacs and trailing delicate purple florals, this bouquet is one that not only looks incredible, it would smell incredible too.
Just because your bouquet is a single color or tone, it doesn't mean your other wedding flowers have to be. In this inspiration, stylist East Made Co and florist Wild Pollen have used the purple as an accent to some more complimentary yet still varied colors for the tablescape.
A COLORED WEDDING DRESS
Think that a colored dress means less color on your florals? Think again. This gold colored gown below is the perfect example of how bright and bold florals can really enhance the look of it to a truly couture level. The coral and the purples tones are a real mix but are perfect for the bold bride looking to take centre stage.
A true focal point of this design is the large-scale doorway installation, created by the talented florist, Wild Pollen. Doorway arches have been classic enough to be used at even the most formal royal weddings but this one has been modernized by using the color purple, using only lilacs, and adding the asymmetrical element; just another implementation of the old world modern theme.
From stylist East Made Co: "Inspired by old world European elegance and a little bit of modernist ikebana, this floral-focused editorial was designed to please the most stylish, worldly clientele. As a wedding stylist and planner, I frequently find myself split between two design styles - antique French-inspired flourishes and gilded maximalism, and a modern, minimalist chic style. What better to appease both of these elements than designing a wedding that combines both?
Set outside of the historic Anderson House in Washington DC, a minimal, organic calligraphy invitation by Julie Ha Calligraphy incorporates modern typeface and vintage French postage to first introduce guests to the juxtapositions of this wedding day. Timeless elements like our bride's lace gown by Marchesa, crown headpiece from Twigs & Honey, and classic fine art tablescape design add to the French-inspired nature of the design, while the bride's second dress, a shimmering rose gold fan-neck creation by Carol Hannah, and the bright, ikebana-style floral arrangement she holds introduce a modern element."
Floral Design/Host: Wild Pollen | Creative Direction/Design/Styling: East Made Co | Photography: Laura Gordon | Hair/Makeup: Anna Breeding | Gowns: Mira Zwillinger, Marchesa & Carol Hannah | Accessories: Twigs & Honey | Rings: Erstwhile Jewelry | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Linens: La Tavola | Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Styling Props: Curated Behavior | Styling Surface: Locust Collection | Venue: Anderson House | Models: The Artist Agency