Post # 1
What color was/is your bridal bouquet? Did you go with white or colored?
Our colors are blue and orange. The dresses will have some form of blue. So I wanted to have the flowers orange. Everytime we discuss this I can hear my mother cringing at the idea of orange flowers. She says since I’m not having a blue dress I should have blue flowers since that’s my main color, but I’d like the color of the flowers to match my Maid/Matron of Honor and don’t like the idea of her having the same color flowers as her dress. Right now I’m thinking all orange roses or orange lilies or possibly with some blue accent flowers in the bouquet.
My mom tells me that since I’m the bride I’m supposed to have white flowers because it’s supposed to match my dress. I tried to tell her that’s not true anymore and I don’t have to be stuck with white flowers if I don’t want them just so they’ll match my dress. I don’t understand the logic of that anyway. If I think it’s silly for the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets to be the same color as their dress, which would it make sense to have my bouquet be the same color as my dress?
Post # 3
Mine will be red (daisies, Peruvian lillies & lillies w/ Christmas greens) and intertwined white and red ribbon & my sister’s will be white (daisies & Peruvian lillies w/ Christmas greens) with a red ribbon – she is wearing a red dress.
I think orange flowers with a blue accent would be gorgeous!
Post # 4
YAY! Orange and blue were my high school colors! 🙂 I just googled orange and blue bouquet and I think orange flowers with blue accents looks great!! My bouquet had no white in it. It was red and pink roses with purple statice.
Post # 5
My flowers were a mix of reds, pinks and purples.
My girls bouquets coordinated with mine but were smaller and had different flowers.
Post # 7
You can do whatever your little heart desires! I chose to do whites, with pops of pink.
Post # 8
I am doing silk flowers which is why I have pics already. Mine were originally white:
But then I realised I wanted my flowers to be my touch if colour so I DIYed and added some beaded decorations and some pink flowers, and voila:
The pic doesn’t do it justice, trust me 🙂 but I am much happier with that touch of colour…
TBH the last 4 weddings I have been to NONE of the brides had white flowers they were all larger versions of the BMs colourful bouquet, except for one who had a large red rose bouquet and her BMs had smaller white rose bouquets…
Post # 9
This really is a difficult decision. White is so traditional, elegant, and “bridal” and does not detract from the bride or her gown. On the other hand, a bouquet with color will provide wonderful contrast and will “pop” against your white gown. I struggled with this choice, also. Eventually, I decided on a bouquet of all-white peonies, and I loved it. My floral designer knew that I had an interest in pink peonies as well, and, bless her heart, on the day of the wedding, she brought me a second bouquet in pink at no additional cost! I had the opportunity to choose — and I chose the white one. However, I did take one dramatic picture with the color bouquet, and that turned out very nicely. So, you may just decide to have both and use them for different events (ceremony vs. reception) or in different photos.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Why not do a mix? Mine were a bit of both – mostly white with greenery & the occasional pop of antique rose thrown in there.
Post # 11
My colors are Teal and Orange…My Maid/Matron of Honor have cream, teal and orange dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man teal dresses with orange mini calla lilies..My bouquet is white and orange mini calla lilies
Post # 12
Thanks for all of the beautiful pictures everyone! All of your flowers are beautiful! I do like the idea of mixing white with color. I’ll have to discuss it more with my florist when the time comes. Nice to know I have lots of options!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
@Cem0930: Now you have to come back and show us what look you end up going for. I love looking at flowers! 🙂
Post # 14
@DestinBride85: I love your bridal party dresses! Your girls are going to look fantastic!
Post # 15
Mine is totally multicoloured…my actual colours are white and coral.
Post # 16
@piglover: Aww, thank you ….I took some heat from my Bridal party about the Maid/Matron of Honor dress…
Here is my bouquet minus the pearls and wrapped in teal ribbon: