Post # 1
So I’m having a beach wedding, and the colors are black and white with red accents. To add a more beachy-theme, I decided on a red rose bouquet with calla lilies. Now that I have my red dress, I’m not sure if the red bouquet will clash with the dress. Any opinions?
**The BM’s will wear black with calla lily bouquets.
Post # 3
I don’t think that I’d do red roses if you’re wearing a red dress. You need some contrast. How about an all white bouquet? Your bouquet is VERY pretty though, I absolutely love it!!!
Post # 4
Yeah I wouldn’t do a red bouquet with a red dress. I’m also not sure how red roses and calla lilies is beachy.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t do the red bouquet. All white is the way to go. Use calla lilies and maybe add some white orchids and a different type of white lily to get that beachy feel. I agree roses aren’t very beachy. I would have the BMs do the red bouquets so you still get that constrast you want.
Post # 6
If you are wearing red, do an all white bouquet. The red roses will get washed out, IMO.
Post # 7
I know roses aren’t exactly beachy, so that’s why I wanted to mix them with the calla lilies. Roses are my fav flowers, so I wanted to incorporate them somehow. I’ll probably go with an all white calla lily bouquet, but I don’t know what type of red flowers to do for the BMs. I don’t know if red roses would look right because there’s no red roses in my bouquet.
Post # 8
I think all white would be pretty
Post # 9
I love your bouquet & think it could still work if the flowers were arranged alittle differently- like say the white lilies could form a ring around the outside of the roses instead of mixed in evenly to break up the colors.
Or just use less red & more white, so the red is more of an accent to the overall bouquet.
Post # 10
I love your bouquet. I would do white w/ red accents.
Since my wedding colors are purple, yellow and silver, my florist and I decided to do different shades of purple w/ silver and yellow accents. I just didn’t want a uniform color so I suggest that you have your florist add the red as accents.
Post # 11
I’m having an all white bouquet, a mix of all different types. My BM’s are wearing black dresses and will have red bouquets but the only red flower out there are roses and carnations (which I do not like) so red roses it is. My stepmom is a floral designer (thank goodness) so she’s taking care of it all. Since the red flower choice is so minimal, we are mixing in a bunch of different greenery as well.
Post # 12
That bouquet is really pretty, but I do think that you should use less red flowers. I would be worried that the flowers and your dress would be a different shade and make your dress look orangey or faded.
I would add more types of white flowers like freesia to make it beachy. Here’s an example of what I mean.
You could even add some red roses into the mix, something like this.
Post # 13
I agree with the pps. Do not do a red bouquet. Don’t even incorporate red in your bouquet. The reds will clash. BMs don’t have to have the same flowers/colors as your bouquet. I’d be afraid to have them with red as well, because again, the reds will clash. Unless… you can first find the red flowers that match your dress to make the bouquets.
ETA: Or… have BMs have bouquets of different red flowers so mismatching of reds will be intentional. Something like this.
Post # 14
I would do an all white bouquet against your red dress. You can have white roses instead of red if you still want to incorporate roses. I love the first bouquet that OrchidLove posted.
And I think red roses for your BMs would be fine even if you don’t have roses in your bouquet.
Post # 15
I would definitely go for more contrast, but if you want a bit of red, what about anemones (which would compliment the black gowns b/c of the black center):
Post # 16
Thank you ladies! I found these white and black bouquets, and one red and white bouquet.