(Closed) What you like vs what looks best

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
6236 posts
Bee Keeper

How did everyone settle on their perfect bouquet?


i know i loved peonies so googled peony bouquets. I knew I liked simple elegant styles so saved a couple of photos and showed them to the lady doing my flowers. It turned out a lot pinker than I’d have liked as the peonies available were darker than my inspo picks but nevermind. 


Was it very tied to the colour theme?

i kept things rather neutral generally by yes the peony idea was the starting point and we used this for little colour touches on the invitations and my husband’s tie etc  


when brides post about how to decide a colour or palette then I always say your favourite flower or bouquet  is a good place to start  


Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I know it’s hard with so many beautiful options on Pinterest!  I remember trying to think about the big picture when choosing my palette.  Would it go with my venue?  Would the colors be easy to find in invitations/decor?  I know it’s funny, but I even considered if my wedding party looked better in cool or warm tones (it was a small wedding party though).  Lol.

I chose my bouquet after I choose my color palette.  My colors were neutral and pretty common (ivory/blush/navy).  The wedding party was in navy and I remember trying to decide if I wanted a pop of color in my bouquet, but ended up loving the look of muted neutrals (ivory/blush roses and ivory hydrangeas).  There really is no right answer!  Just be consistent and choose the look you love.

Post # 4
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I chose the bouquet as my jumping off point (more or less).  My main color was plum purple and I used fall colors as my accent.  I got my flowers from Sam’s Club.  The bouquets were preassessmbled but I did all the center pieces.  I was quite insistent that I didn’t want to a hire a real florist and Sam’s Club bouquets have to be ordered off the shelf so I picked one that I liked.  

Post # 5
3350 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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morokuri :  keep in mind that the amateur photos you took are going to look very different from professional photographs – just because the muted colors didn’t look good when your Fiance took the pic, doesn’t mean it won’t look gorgeous when a pro photog takes it. i would pic what YOU love, as your photographer is bound to make it look great.

Post # 6
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’ve not finalised mine yet, but I realised pretty early on that I didn’t like any of the floral arrangements I’ve been seeing. It doesn’t help that the current trend here in the UK is very vintage inspired, and that’s just not me.

I’ve decided to make my own flowers (we aren’t dressing the venue with flowers) out of copper wire, copper sheeting and I’ll have some coloured ones by dipping wire flowers in paint. Our colours are navy, copper and turquoise but I may add some extra colour to the bouquet too. I’ll make it one flower at a time and see how it looks.

Post # 7
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

There is nothing there to say that you can’t have a bright colours for some things and muted colours for others. This was my bouquet:


And my bridesmaids wore a royal/deep blue. Also, keep in mind photos taken at your actual wedding will look different compared to the ones taken at your fitting. I say choose what makes you guys happy – it is your big day after all. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Our entire wedding was basically neutral, so I told the florist that the only colors would be coming from the flowers, and that I was drawn to jewel tones, and she did her thing. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 10
10275 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I completly left the bouquet up to my florist. I didn’t see it at all until my wedding day. I figured, she’s the professional and she knows what she’s doing. So I just told her our colors and the theme/vibe we were going for and I absolutly loved what she came up with:

Post # 11
3802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I did the bouquets last. I met with the florist and showed her my stationary, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, my dress ect, and said I wanted it romantic and colourful. She did an amazing job! I don’t have any pictures back yet of the flowers though. I initially wanted jewel tones but everything else turned out pastel so the flowers were more pastel too, but she got a lot of colour in there and it was just so beautiful. I’m sure whatever bunch they had at the dress fitting is not going to look as good as a professional one.

Post # 12
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I searched instagram and found a bouquet I liked as inspiration for the florist.Β 

Post # 14
112 posts
Blushing bee

I’m going with white roses and various purple flowers – orchids, wisteria, and these little wispy ones I can’t remember the name for. lol Purple and lavender are our colors. I know it’s usually encouraged not to go with wedding colors for the bouquet, but I LOVE purple. lol

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