One of the world’s most gorgeous, modern flowers is the orchid. Their beauty is one-of-a-kind. Orchids come in more species and varieties than any other flower. Such as Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendropbium Orchids and Cymbidium Orchids just to name a few! Their allure has many brides adding them into their wedding decor. They are the shining flower in a gorgeous cascading bouquet. A matching orchid boutonniere shows elegance and class. They can add extravagance to your wedding centerpieces. Floating them in cylinders or adding them to tall arrangements can give a romantic ambiance, with elegance and grace. Their meaning of love, beauty, and luxury make them the perfect flowers for a wedding!
One of our favorite foliage varieties to use in our arrangements is eucalyptus. The greenery is often the base to a beautiful arrangement. Greens can change how an arrangement looks or feels. It can add a bit of whimsy to a design or keep the arrangement more clean and tailored. Eucalyptus is a beautiful green-gray colored foliage that compliments many flowers.
There are over 900 different species of Eucalyptus. It is native to Australia, but now grows around the world. Eucalyptus grows in different ways. All share the same aroma for which their leaves are famous, as well as exfoliating bark.
These are our 3 favorite types of eucalyptus varieties to design with:
- Seeded Eucalyptus
You can Identify seeded eucalyptus by its clusters of seed capsules hanging from their stems. They make great accents for wedding bouquets, boutonnieres or garden style arrangements.
- Silver dollar Eucalyptus
Silver dollar eucalyptus has a flat, rounded shape leaf. They are great for centerpieces, to give the design a more organic look.
- Baby Blue Eucalyptus
This type of eucalyptus can be identified by its long, straight stems covered in round leaves along the stem. This can be used to give height to centerpieces, giving them a modern, more ethereal flair.
We asked our lead wedding designer for advice on how to select the perfect bouquet for your wedding day.
Q: What is the biggest factor when choosing a bridal bouquet?
The wedding dress is a big factor for how a bridal bouquet should be styled.
Is your dress a ballgown style? A classic round bouquet may look the best with that type of gown.
For a mermaid or trumpet dress, a classic round bouquet or a cascade bouquet would look stunning.
The A-line dress has the most versatility. There are many bouquet styles that would work well with this dress. A romantic garden style, classic round, or cascade bouquet would perfectly compliment your dress.
A bohemian wedding dress would look beautiful with a romantic garden bouquet or tear drop shaped bouquet.
Fit and flair is a more modern cut. The best bouquet shape to accentuate that dress would be a classic round or tear drop bouquet.
Q: Does the bride’s height and stature play a role in choosing the bouquet?
The bride’s height and stature plays a big role in the bouquet choice and size of the bouquet. We want to accentuate your dress. Our bouquets are customized to each of our brides to best coordinate with their uniqueness.
Q: Does the color of the wedding dress affect the color of the bridal bouquet?
Yes, the color of the bride’s dress does have an influence on the bouquet colors. For example, if you have a nude or champagne toned dress, we suggest using neutral color blooms in champagne, nude tones, and pops of rich bold tones to bring it all together. We will guide you through the process of selecting the best complimenting blooms for your bouquet.
Q: If the wedding gown has lace, rhinestones, pearls or metallic threading, how do you incorporate them into the bouquet?
Oftentimes, we will accent the bouquet handle with accents from a bride’s dress. You can line pearl pins of rhinestones down the bouquet candle. Adding pearls, or rhinestones accents to flowers are a nice delicate touch.
Q: What types of bouquets do you see trending right now?
Currently we are seeing bohemian garden bouquets, are trending right now. The gorgeous greenery, arranged with beautiful blooms make a truly romantic bouquet.
Request a consultation with one of our designers to create your perfect bridal bouquet!
A beautiful and fun addition to your garden, or a wonderful solution to your bridal bouquet if peonies are not in season, garden roses are a lovely flower!
Their season of cultivation usually runs from May to October. California is their main origin of growth. Like a peony bloom, a garden rose is lush and full.
They are more of a true English garden rose, so they are going to have more of a fragrance. They are more of a vintage style rose. Their vase life is not as long as a South American rose, but for a one day event, they are still a stunning and ideal flower.
Here is a chart that names the varieties of roses from one of our awesome vendors, Mr. Fresh: