Fresh Green Wedding Bouquets
Although it is the quintessential color of spring, somehow green seems to make it into a bouquet only incidentally, through a stem or a leaf. Yet green is refreshing, fun, and unexpected in combination with other more traditional bouquet colors, or on its own. (by Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine )
Fresh Green Frills Bouquet
Think about going green (and we don’t mean with an all-bamboo bouquet). This fresh-as-cut-grass combo of lady’s slipper orchids, hellebores, viburnum, gladiolus, and parrot tulips has a decidedly sophisticated vibe. Try attaching a tiny handmade fan to the handle with a hatpin; its pleats echo the blooms’ frilly petals.
Exotic Beauty Bouquet
Dramatic chartreuse flowers and variegated greenery share the spotlight in this explosion of cymbidium orchids, gloriosa lilies, leucodendron, and hosta leaves.
Hand-Wired Fan Wedding Bouquet
This assembly of flowers in shades of green attains its fanlike silhouette through the use of wired gladioli and santini mums.
Green and White Laced Bouquet
From a distance, this bouquet of viburnum and a Queen Anne’s lace look-alike appears to be a bunch of soft, puffed snowballs; a close look reveals tiny blooms.
Creamy Gardenia Wedding Bouquet
Lemony-green ribbon ties a loose, off-white arrangement of branches of gardenia blossoms, lilies of the valley, and sweet peas, with bright greens to freshen the whites.
Alabaster Tea Rose Bouquet
This early-summer nosegay of alabaster tea roses and spiky astilbe wears our latter-day version of a frill of ferns — a cuff of dark-green satin ”leaves” made of folded ribbon.
In a gilded cascade, beaded florets, strung by hand, glint like tiny holiday lights amid cymbidium orchids, bupleurum, gloriosa lilies, and lady’s mantle; velvety gold-tipped cockscomb lend their own luster. The stems are wrapped in a wide gold band of satin ribbon and adorned with ”something old”: a starlike rhinestone brooch.
Handkerchief Wrap Bouquet
Ribbon isn’t the only way to dress a bouquet. A handkerchief embroidered with your wedding date makes a lovely and sentimental decoration.
Lucky Wedding Bouquet
The leaves of a four-leaf clover are said to stand for hope, faith, love, and luck — a fitting sentiment for a wedding.
Herbal Bridal Bouquet
This bouquet has a variety of textures, colors, and scents, thanks to the mix of muscari (grape hyacinth), lamb’s ear, lily of the valley, andromeda, helleborus, thyme, rosemary, sage, and scented-geranium foliage.
Island Romance Wedding Bouquet
Sunny chartreuse and fiery red evoke the tropics in this exotic display of vivid philodendron and croton leaves, ruby peonies, tightly clustered euphorbias, and winding passionflower vine.
Flowers and Foliage
In this surprising mix, bell-like fritillaria and wide-mouthed Green Goddess’ calla lily blooms masquerade as foliage among yellow-edged hosta, Solomon’s seal, and spotted calla lily leaves. Delicately petaled tree peonies seem to float on top. An olive-colored satin band and crimped satin streamers complement the stems.
Orchids Bridal Bouquet
For this bride’s bouquet, Antony Todd made an unusual sculptural arrangement of chartreuse lady slipper orchids.
This bride’s bouquet is a fragrant mix of white majolica roses, Scabiosa, sage, basil, rosemary, and lily of the valley. The bridesmaid bouquets are miniature versions.
Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine (www.Marthastewartweddings.com)
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