Can't decide which bouquet you should use for the bridesmaids? Why not use them all?
Most of my brides at Fly Me To The Moon Florists want a pretty uniform look among their bridesmaids. They may wear different dresses or shoes of the same color or tone. Their hair can be up or down. But almost always, the bridesmaids bouquets must match.
It seems I missed a trend in 2011, when many wedding bloggers were talking about mismatched bridal bouquets. I was inspired by a tweet a saw today and thought I'd give you a peek at this look.
1. Bouquets of different flowers in the same color. I like this, because a single color unifies the look. Monochromatic bouquets are always beautiful especially if you use a lot of interesting textures.
2. Matching shoes and bouquets. This works because all of the women are wearing the same color. I absolutely love this whimsical idea. Even though a variety of flower colors are used, the matching shoes make it unique, but classic. If you look at this photo in 20 years, you won't be saying to yourself, "What the heck were they thinking?"
3. Different color bouquets and dresses. In my opinion, this look is a bit harder to pull off. Though the bouquet colors go with each of the different dresses, I wonder if the whole look is cohesive.
Here's how I'd create a mismatched bridesmaid bouquet look:
- Keep the color palette simple. One, two, but no more than 3 colors.
- Keep bouquets small to medium in size.
- Select dresses of the same color, but the styles could be different.
- Use only a few types of flowers and arrange them in different ways.
That being said, I love brides to mix it all up. I want to help them design floral bouquets that express their vision of their wedding day. My job is to keep it elegant and within the budget. I guess that's what makes floral design so interesting!
To see even more wedding bouquets check out my pinterest boards here.
What do you think of the mismatched bridal bouquet look?