Post # 1
Hey bees! I’m quite new here so sorry if i ask a lot of questions! i’m having trouble deciding on a colour scheme and thought choosing the bouquet might be the best first step.
Id always envisioned myself with a vintage/muted look (pinks, blues, lilacs) whereas my FI likes more blue, aqua greens on me. We took pictures at a dress fitting and i realised the colours i like are too muted and the brighter bunch the staff handed me really looked great in pictures.
How did everyone settle on their perfect bouquet?
Was is very tied into the colour theme?
Here are a few which I like, but am torn between so any thoughts would be appreciated.
We won’t be using fresh flowers because i cannot be dealing with the fuss in the hot, humid summer here.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 FI 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
- Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK
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
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. 🙂
Post # 8
UK-bee : peonies are such a lovely flower! I do have a funny feeling that once I pick he flowers, everything else will start falling into place!
booksybee : I do feel spoiled for choice on instagram. But i get what you’re saying, it really is so easy to overthink! I should take the venue into consideration, i’ll have another look at the pictures.
loudsilence99 : that’s interesting! Did you do the centrepieces in the same style as the bouquets or to compliment them? Were you happy with how everything turned out? 🙂
catskillsinjune : Thanks, i feel a little more confident things will turn out fine whatever we go with now!
BeeDD : The vintage muted/dusty tones are becoming more popular here too, which i was pleased about until i was underwhelmed with how it looked next to my skin tone. I’m sure your flowers will look fabtastic. Please upload pics as you go along! I’ve got a lot of diy decorations that tie into the colour scheme which is why i’m giving it so much thought.
ksus07 : That’s stunning, so classy. I can imagine it working very well with the blue. Mixing. bolder and softer colours (maybe like the second pic i posted) could be a good direction.
Post # 9
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. 🙂
Post # 10
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
I did the bouquets last. I met with the florist and showed her my stationary, BM 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
I searched instagram and found a bouquet I liked as inspiration for the florist.
Post # 13
angelinagonzalez : This is my position, the venue itself is very neutral and light (to be used with any colour scheme i guess) The colour will come from my bouquet, centrepieces and some decorations.
hikingbride : Such a bold and bright orange; it really pops in the pictures. I’d really like something similar. 🙂
nonablu : You are so organised and it sounds like you had a clear image of everything leading up to that point, which i don’t! 🙁 The bouquet from the shop was a high quality replica, and likely more expensive than the one i’ll end up with!
tk5812 : that’s were i am now, just trying to narrow down the colours and decide which ones i want to pop! So many beautiful choices out there!
Post # 14
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
Post # 15
thunderbuns : I love purple too! Had to make an effort a few years ago to buy more clothes of other colours 😂
To all: Another thing that may have been worth mentioning is our decorations will mostly be handmade, featuring a LOT of origami. One reason for me overthinking is the thought of getting sick of the colours halfway through (which will probably happen multiple times no matter what i choose!)