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Red Bouquets

You know….red is a tricky color for flowers.  I realize that many people think of red when they think of flowers:  look at drawings that little girls do of flowers – they’re almost always red.   But surprisingly, there are not a whole whole lot of blooms that come in a true red color.  There’s of course the red rose, and it comes in about a million different shades of red, but if you take roses off the table, you’re not left with a lot of varieties to choose from.  We had a bride last summer that wanted exactly that, red bouquets, but no red roses.  It was a challenge, but I thought the result was quite beautiful.  Her bridesmaid dresses were a lovely shade of blue, which can be a really modern/cool color combination.  We used red gerbera daisies, red anemone, red dahlias, reddish-orange pin-cushion protea, red ranunculus, and reddish-orange echinacea.  Since her bridal party were wearing shades of blue, we accented the bouquets with blue-green dusty miller and succulents to tie it all together.  

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Thank you to Jackie Osborne with Jackie Osborne Photography for the images!

 

 

 

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We did a unique bridal bouquet several months back:  it was made of all white wax flower.  Wax flower in and of itself is not an especially uncommon bloom – it’s typically used as a filler-flower, much like you would use baby’s breath or Caspia.  It’s very pretty, it’s hearty, it’s fairly inexpensive and it comes in white, pink and purple/lavender and sometimes can be dyed to a royal/navy blue.  What made this bouquet so unique though was that it was used as “the” flower for the entire bridal party [bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and the flower girl].  To be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to how it would look as a stand-alone bloom.  In a word….it was beautiful!  [the fact that the bride was quite stunning herself didn’t hurt!]  Thank you to Jade + Matthew for sharing these images.  The “wax-flower wedding” as I called it was featured on the Style Me Pretty blog – so I must not have been the only one that thought it was a winning look!

Images :: courtesy of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures

Ceremony Venue :: Forsyth Park

Reception Venue :: Vic’s on the River

 

 

 

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