Wedding Blooms – Part I

Bouquet with Purple Vanda Orchid, Purple Hyacinth and Off-White Ranunculus

A while ago I offered to arrange the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages for my cousin’s wedding as my gift to him and his wife.  Knowing that the theme colour of the day is purple, I have arranged a really nice bouquet with purple vanda orchid, purple hyacinth and off-white ranunculus for the bride and matching purple vanda orchid boutonniere for the groom.  The wonderful scent of purple hyacinth has made the day merrier.  For the corsages, I have arranged pink vanda orchid for the grandmas and parents as well as purple and off-white eustoma for the siblings.  The happy couple greatly appreciated my assistance since they have no idea with regards to anything related to flowers.     

Marrying couples all have different priorities when it comes to the allocation of money for their wedding.  Some might not think flowers are important but some might put it as the first priority.   There is no doubt that pretty flowers can add nice touch to a unique wedding simulating your eyes as well as your nose.  With regards to usage of flowers in a wedding, decoration is the main part.  Other than decoration, flowers play an important role in bridal bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages as well.    

When choosing the flowers you want for your wedding, start with listing out the blooms you like and dislike.  Then, you will need to consider the blooms you love / want according to the following factors:    

 – Will they match your wedding theme / mood?    

– Are these flowers affordable?    

– Are they in season at the time of your wedding?    

– Are there any cultural concerns associated with the colour or the type of flowers (either in a good or in    

  a bad way)?    

 The next thing to do is to communicate what you have listed with your chosen florist.  Also, you might want to discuss your expectations on the decoration and if there is any theme to your wedding.  It is always a good idea to show some reference photos (either ones you gathered from magazines, websites or even weddings you have been to) for better communication and brainstorming between the florist and yourself.  A professional florist should be able to provide you with sincere opinions and support.    

 Not sure which flowers to use for your wedding, stay tuned for the next posting when I reveal more about various pretty blooms that might be ideal for your wedding.

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