Post # 1
Looking for some advice and inspiration!
I’m having a vintage-y/classical summer wedding. The colour we are using is pale blue but also other pale/pastel shades for a bit of diversity!
I need an idea of what we want before I see the different florists, so a few questions:
1. I’m thinking a mixture of pastel colours in my bouquet, but I think I want “just flowers” – no leaves/foliage/green! Do you think this is possible and would it look good? I would also like the centerpieces to be the same flowers with candles – again, no foliage?
2. I would like the bridesmaids to have a simple white/ivory bouquet, roses or similar? Would this look good with my bouquet idea? Is it too simple?
3. Does anyone have any inspiration pics for the above to help me out? I’ve googled endlessly!
Post # 3
I don’t have any pics for you (posting from work and can’t access some sites) but I do like the look of all flower bouquets. When there is a varieties of shades and colors like you described there is really no need for extra green in there.
For the BMs, I think it would depend on the colors of their dresses. It would be kinda cool if their dresses matched the primary color in your bouquet so you would be inverse, them with colored dressed and white flowers and you with white dress and color flowers. If you google “white bridesmaid bouquets” a few examples pop up in the first pages of image results 🙂
Post # 4
@Spideykiss: Here is an example of a bouquet that has no foilage and round shape you descibed with blue in it
This is a mix of pastels with blue….no greenery
This one has a little green in it but I don’t think it’s leaves…maybe a type of flower? This kinda fits your description too
Post # 5
I think most bouquets nowadays (at least in my area) are free of greenery in the bouquet. In fact, several vendors I contacted were quick to point out that they do not use greenery in their floral arrangements.
My bouquet had a variety of blooms in specific shades and there was no greenery or foliage. We did include dusty miller, which looks like a fuzzy, grey leaf, but florists count that as a flower and it can be pricey (so it’s not exactly a cheap leaf-y filler).
Our florist didn’t use foliage/leaves in any of our floral arrangements (e.g. centepieces, aisle decor) aside from the dusty miller and maybe one or two leaves that came with the tulip accents we had in our arrangement. It’s just the one leave that is closest to the bloom itself.
Post # 6
@Kit_Kath: Thanks for the idea; I do like the contrast of classic white/ivory flowers against a colourful bridesmaid dress 🙂
@weddingbound: beautiful photos. Thanks for postang them! I really like the first one in particular. The third one with the green flowers I actually really don’t like, so maybe it’s the colour green that I dislike rather than foliage?!? Useful to see, though. I had never considered that before.
@lilbluebird: I didn’t realise this was now common, all of the weddings I have been to have been…Leafy?! Lol! Anyway at least i won’t be asking for something really unusual and the florist should be able to meet my requirements.
Thanks to those who have posted replies so far; further responses are of course welcome!