what do you think of this bouquet with my dress? (long stem calla lily)

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Does this bouquet go with my dress?
    looks great! : (28 votes)
    55 %
    like the style, would choose different flowers : (17 votes)
    33 %
    choose something more traditional : (5 votes)
    10 %
    other (explain below) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    @Bridebee13:  I think the elongation of the stems will mimic the draping of the dress beautifully!

     

    Post # 4
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i think it would be awesome! i definitely like the combo of those flowers with an assymetrical dress

    Post # 5
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Looks great, but personally I’d have something easier to carry. You want a hand spare for your husband and the other arm free for hugging friends and relatives. I think it would look fantastic, but may be impractical and therefore abandoned at the first oportunity…..that may not bother you. But its worth thinking about.

    Post # 6
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    4163 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    If you do a bouquet like that, you could go the DIY route- calla lillies practically arrange themselves.

    Post # 7
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    10989 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think your thought process about this is right on target. You have a great eye for design.

    I love the IDEA of what you’re hoping to accomplish: Carry an elegant, elongated bouquet that is simple and clean that will mimic the draping of the dress and won’t hide the details, etc.  However, I think you may need to be careful in fine-tuning the execution.  For example, in the bouquet of calla lilies above, it almost looks as if the bride is holding a bundle of celery at the bottom, where all of those very thick stems are dangling below her hand, and the blooms themselves, laying stacked on their sides, look less like the beautiful flowers that they are and more like a pile of loosely folded napkins.  I think there may be a better flower for this or perhaps a slightly better way to execute this bouquet.

    Post # 8
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    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    if that’s the color

    of your dress I wouldn’t. 

    Post # 9
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    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I like calla lillies and I like your dress and I understand your choice of calla lillies with minimicing the curve of the dress—but when I think calla lillies, I think modern and minimalist and streamlined, whereas your dress is blush and big and romantic and soft. They seem like different styles.

    Maybe it would work though, I don’t know!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Bridebee13:  Gorgeous dress and love the bouquet idea you have in mind…..I think it will be beautiful together!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Bridebee13:  If your dress is ivory, then I  think the calla lillies would definitely work.  🙂

    Post # 14
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I think that the asymmetric bouquet concept is spot on, but the cala lillies are probably not the best flower to implement it for your particular dress. Your dress says soft romance, while callas say sleek modernity. They just don’t quite “go”.

    I did an asymmetric bouquet using feathers. I’m not saying that is what you should do, necessarily. Only that there is more than one way to achieve the look you are going for.

    my bouquet

    Post # 15
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I think it would look great

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Bridebee13:  i think its very romantic and different

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