A bride’s bouquet is easily one of the most looked-at features on her wedding day, next to her beautiful dress and of course, her wedding rings. We scoured all over for the most pinned bouquets from our featured weddings and shoots, and we can totally understand why these lush beauties are so popular! Take a gander at our most loved and pinned wedding bouquets.
Erin + Tara Photography know how to turn scenes into beautiful pieces of photographic art, no question about it. When you’ve got a bride donning various gowns from Anna Campbell and decked out in floral design from Prunella, the scenes only get prettier and prettier.
The inspiration for our shoot was a romantic, country, garden party wedding. Natural, abundant florals, colour and whimsy against a backdrop of expansive green lawns and beautiful architecture at St Agnes homestead. Space to run free, flowers that are wild and locally gathered and beautiful dresses that float in the breeze.
Shoot Location: Victoria, Australia / Photographer: Erin + Tara Photography / Flowers and Styling: Prunella / Venue: Saint Agnes Homestead Kyneton / Wedding Dresses: Anna Campbell / Hair and Makeup: Melinda Wain
This is one of those shoots where I hardly know where to begin — the incredible images from J. Layne Photography, the slew of delicate gowns from Jim Hjelm Blush, Modern Trousseau, and Hayley Paige, and the flowers from Ruby Reds Floral & Garden are just the tip of the iceberg in this shoot styled by Southern Grace Events and Gathering. I love the whimsy of the teapot place settings, and of course the touches of French inspiration throughout!
From the photographer, J. Layne Photography: Fresh and lush glamorous French garden flair with a touch of whimsy. We wanted to focus on the beauty, excitement, and playfulness of spring while incorporating a French Garden whimsical twist. The flowers used were mini green hydrangea, pink astilbe, black & white anemone, pink and white lisianthus, pink ranunculus, pink spray roses, white stock and dusty miller.
Shoot Location: Orange Park, FL / Photographer: J. Layne Photography / Shoot Venue: Club Continental / Event Design: Southern Grace Events and Gathering / Wedding Flowers: Ruby Reds Floral & Garden / Wedding Dresses: Jim Hjelm Blush “1156”, Hayley Paige “6200”, and Modern Trousseau “Sage” via The White Magnolia Bridal / Sash: Heidi Elnora / Jewelry: Haute Bride / Makeup: Makeup by Paulina Perez / Wedding Cake: Metro Custom Cakes / Baked Goods: Bon Ami Confections / Rentals: Beachview Rentals / Videographer: Visual Power Cinema / Model: Sharon Wilbur
We’ve covered some of our best hits from ceremonies, receptions and DIY tutorials, but what’s a Best Of Weddings list without looking at some incredible bouquet arrangements? 2012 was especially full of endless floral beauty, so we’ve compiled some our top 10 favorites here, in no particular order:
Our friend and floral design Janie Medley – who you may also know her for her blog, The Bride’s Cafe, is back with us today to share another stunning floral bouquet! Keep reading to learn more about the flowers and greenery used in arranging this gorgeous, fluffy flower arrangement. Photos by the amazing Amelia Johnson.
From Janie Medley: The best time to purchase ranunculus is now… January through May. This time of the year is when they are in abundance and you can find them in so many yummy and vibrant colors. You will not be able to get them during the hottest months of the summer and you will see certain colors slowly start coming to the market in the fall.
Tulips can be purchased year round, however, you can’t get all varieties during the year. As with
ranunculus, the best time to purchase them are now. There is an abundance of colors and varieties at the market.
Sweet peas are available from December through May. White Scabiosa – you can find this flower year round but all colors may not be available.
Maidenhair fern, seeded eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s lace are in season year round.
Today Honey of a Thousand Flowers is introducing us the cutest little addition to our library of Bridal Blooms: snowberries! They look as whimsical as their name, and versatile like a LBD of florals. We’d love to see them starring in a gorgeous bouquet of muted hues, or in a colorful cheery arrangement! I’ll leave you with the expert, Sarah Winward:
From Sarah Winward: Contradictory to their name, snowberries are not usually available in the winter. Snowberries are available August-November, and are occasionally found in the spring too. They have clusters of berries spaced all along their thin woody stems. The berries are fairly soft and can be crushed if they fall off of the stem. When they do they pop the sound is somewhat like a cranberry. Fortunately the flesh of the berries is white so you don’t have to worry as much about them staining dresses or tablecloths as you do with dark colored berries.
I think snowberries can very easily be mixed into any style flowers. I love their foggy white color with greens alone. They are a fun textural element to add to bigger, focal flowers as accents. They can be rustic, modern, or simple sweet depending on the colors and flowers you mix them with.
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We’re excited to bring the talented Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers on board as part of our new segment on wedding flowers. This week, it’s all about our beloved dahlias so I will let Sarah take the stage…The dinner plate dahlia deserves a round of applause for coming into season as soon as the beloved peony leaves us. These giants are a perfect large focal flower for summer weddings, coming into season in June and sticking around until October. They have blooms that are about 8” across on average. It is likely that if you have seen them, you have been tempted to hold them next to your head and compare the size. They are usually just as big or bigger. Thank you Kate Osborne Photography for the images!
Dinner plate dahlias come in various colors; the most readily available being white, a soft pink/peach, and a color ranging from sherbet-coppery orange. Dinner plate dahlias have a symmetrical radial design that looks striking with graphic or modern weddings, but the curvy movement of the petals also looks soft and natural with more rustic weddings. Their giant blooms are fantastic for use in centerpieces, because you don’t need too make of them to fill a container. Dinner plate dahlias are even more budget friendly because they look great when they stand alone. This would look gorgeous as a collection on a round table, or in a row down the center of a long table at your wedding. Single blooms could be great strung on the backs of chairs, on top of cakes. One large dahlia in a bouquet facing forward makes a big statement, and the incredible layering of their petals can be seen well from the side too.
Here the dahlias are pictured in all white arrangements that would look great mixed in with just about any wedding’s décor. They can be sweet or stunning depending on which direction you want your wedding to go. Here they are in organic shaped glass bud vases, and a bouquet of all white. They look great mixed with other large blooms, or as shown here with smaller whispy, accents of scabiosa and mock orange for a lighter feeling arrangement.
If you’d like to learn about a certain flower and want to see it featured here, email us a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re accepting all wedding flowers + foliage for consideration!