Sunday, March 4, 2012

Top 5 Bridal Bouquet Trends

Bridal Bouquets are just as trendy as all the other elements of a wedding. Gone are the days when a bridal bouquet was a round bunch of roses! Pretty Clever Bride is here to help you stay on trend!

5. Feathers

Yep, feathers are in for bridal bouquets! You’ve probably noticed a lot of feather hair accessories for brides, but now you can bring flamboyant and dramatic feathers to your bouquet as well. The most awesome part about feather bouquets is that you can DIY them so they are uniquely you! Scour craft stores, antique markets and textile shops to find trappings for your bouquet.

4. Eye -Catching Stunners

It’s your special day and all eyes will be one you. There’s no reason your bouquet should not be a stunning eye-grabber! To make sure you remain the focus of everyone’s gaze, try holding onto a large, vibrant bouquet. You’ll want to use bold colors and flowers flowers that aren’t used anywhere else in your d├ęcor scheme. If you’re using roses in the decor, go with hydrangeas. If you’re using pinks in your decor, choose a coordinating color for your bouquet like bright citrus.

3. Au Naturel

No I’m not suggesting you walk down the aisle buck naked! But your bouquet can be au naturel. Like the opposite of trend number 3, many brides are choosing to go for sweet and simple when it come’s to bridal bouquets. This trends works best with the homier sort of flowers – sunflowers, daisies, maybe even tulips. But note, this trend only works if your whole wedding is a scaled back affair, with a simple venue and a simple gown.

2. Bejeweled Bouquets

We all know it’s true – brides like sparkly things. On what other day with it be socially acceptable for you to wear a tiara? If you’re a bride who’s going for the bling, you might want to considered a bejeweled bouquet. Pick up the sparkle in your rhinestone accessories or the sparkle in your dress by bedazzling your bouquet. Just remember… a little bit of sparkle goes a very long way, so don’t over do it!

1. No Muss, No Fuss Bridal Bouquets

More isn’t always better, and so I bring you to my personal favorite bridal bouquet trend – simple and elegant. If you’re wearing a classic sheath dress, or your having a small, wedding, this is the way to go. It’s also great for very petite brides who can look overwhelmed by elaborate bridal bouquets. And the no muss, no fuss bouquet is a great way to high the natural beauty of a flower, like the stunning calla lily.

You may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Bridal Bouquet Types

RE-POST from Wedding Flowers Saturdays

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Carnations Can Be A Brides Best Friend!

Ick! That’s what many brides think when they hear the word carnation. The carnation is commonly looked upon as a filler flower that is paired with baby’s breath, not the most modern look. Well I am here to tell you not only do they look amazing grouped together; they’re a hardy inexpensive flower that can go a long way. Think of the carnation as a recession-friendly flower that you can use to add a simply floral touch or “en masse” for that WOW factor. What is even better is that they come in all the colors of the rainbow. So consider carnations for your special day, who knew that they had such power in numbers? I searched the web for a few great example of how FAB carnations can look and here are some of my favorites.

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