Post # 1
Yeah, um, I know this is more than a little last minute, but I wanted to get some input from the hive about what would work in a winter bouquet that can be done quickly and inexpensively (I’m talking with the local Kroger about doing the flowers!) The good news is that I only need boutenniere’s for the guys, corsages for the Moms and my bouquet (my fabulous girls will be carrying silver clutch purses to contrast with their navy dresses) and I have no idea what flowers would work or look nice (Roses? Carnations? are there other flowers?)
My Dress is ivory, off the shoulders, and fairly simple. Any suggestions would be wonderfully helpful
Post # 3
I would suggest deep red roses wrapped in silver ribbon.
Post # 4
I think Ivory flowers like David austin roses, Tulips, white hydranges
You could even have some blue flowers like blue Hydranges, hyacinths, Cornflowers.
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Post # 5
I just red your post better and realised you said inexpensive and winter. My recomendation is to Google ‘Flowers in season, winter’ that should show you what is in season, if it is in season it will be cheaper.
Post # 6
My colors are exactly the same, down to the dress! And my wedding is dec 18th (I would call that winter) I am using bright colors for my bouquet vibrant dark pink roses and dark purple callalillys, caz I was afriad of white on white, It just seems to blend too much in pictures for the most part. My girls are wearing navy blue and they are carrying white callalillys. Im not sure what exactly you are looking to spend but thought the colors would be helpful. Im so excitied to see what the bold colors are gonna look like!
Post # 7
I agree with MsDecember – bright colors would look beautiful with the colors you have, and it would be a pop of color and stand out against your dress. HOwever, you could do the bouts and the corsages in ivory or white flowers, and just your bouquet in bright colors (roses, calla lillies, gerber daisies, carnations, etc)
Post # 8
sorry got all excited to find another winter bride with similar colors, missed the silver purses, LoVe that idea!! Fab! all our bouts and corsages will be white callas too except the FIs his will be a dark calla to match mine 🙂
Post # 9
I like the bright intense colors too. Check out costco they have really good, cheap flowers
Post # 10
I LOVE this bouquet for a winter bride…
Post # 11
Any white flowers should do. Add some winter greenery too like holly and maybe a hint of red berries. Navy and silver are pretty neutral so it would still go!
Or white flowers and add some crystals/silver sparkles to it. Stores like target are selling tons on little ornaments in those colors. It would be really pretty.
Post # 12
Hi- I was also ging to say some deep velvet red roses, probably $10-12 a dozen at Kroger. Get some thick ivory ribbon and beads and wrap them yourself. They would look stunning against the silver, ivory and navy. Also- very classic.
Then as others have suggested, an off color for everyone else, to make you contrast more. Maybe ivory with some silver.
I am so glad to see someone else going with clutches/purses for their bridesmaids. That is what I was thinking of doing too. Something they’ll be able to keepsake forever.
Post # 13
What would be beautiful with that, if done correctly, is a few peacock feathers tucked in. Pull some of that navy into it and the shimmer will be there too. That’s just me though.
Post # 14
I love winter bouquets that use white roses and carnations and then add Dusty Miller. It’s a silver leafy plant and would look great with some seeded eucalyptus or something, for some green.
This florist has a nice bouquet and boutonnieres made with ivory flowers, Dusty Miller and other foliage: http://floralverde.com/blog/?p=289
Something similar from Martha Stewart (the picture is small, but I think you get the idea): http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.d9cc37f780ffa93df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=b0a6353d7b6b3110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
Post # 15
I love yellow with navy. How about yellow roses or mini yellow roses for the bouquet and boutinnieres. I also like think the yellow could be accented by small white flowers and greenery.
Personally, I don’t like red with navy, white, and silver because I don’t want to look 4th of July or patriotic, but that’s only my opinion.
Post # 16
Those are my colors too! We’re all carrying flowers in pinks and purples.
Roses, poinsettas, or amryllus would be pretty too!