Flower Style Guide

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three tips for choosing your bouquet

1. There should be a minimum three focal colours for your entire wedding concept.

Choose one colour, and then pick a shade or colour either side of this to complement it (i.e. one light/one dark). You can have more than three colours, but three is a good number to start with.  Don't forget the colours of your attire and accessories (Tan shoes for the boys for instance).

2. What does your dress look like?

The shape of the bouquet will be greatly influenced by the material, the fullness of the skirt, the detail in the bodice. You want your flowers to compliment your magnificent dress, not distract the viewer!

3. What is the theme or concept you are trying to achieve for the day?

Does the venue have a certain 'style' attached to it? For instance a vintage, country wedding is better suited to a hinterland location such as Yandina Station than it would be by the beach! Your venue will definitely help depict the theme of your wedding.

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bouquet styles


 

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FREE-FORM GARDEN BOUQUET

This is the bouquet of the moment, and one of GLR’s favourites! Full of texture and movement, this is the queen of bouquets and is generally oversized and voluptuous with the use of heirloom roses, peonies and seasonal cottage garden flowers (sometimes straight from Julia’s own garden!) Best suited for a garden wedding with stunning views and a full skirt to carry it off! Uses 6- 10 different types of flowers + lots of foliage.

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HAND HELD POSY BOUQUET

This bouquet is a firm favourite amongst brides who are after a neat and elegant bouquet. The delicate shape of this posy is enhanced with florals that provide a domed, even look. Best suited to modern weddings, or understated styling; uses 3-5 different flowers + foliage.


 

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LONG STEM POSY BOUQUET

This bouquet is the most popular style for those brides wanting a ‘rustic’, ‘just picked from the garden’ look. Best suited to vintage, country and relaxed weddings were colour is a main feature; uses 3-7 different flowers + foliage.

 

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RUSTIC GARDEN BOUQUET

This bouquet is designed for brides who want texture, size and a ‘messy’ but elegant look. Foliage and berries feature highly and again capture a ‘just picked’ appearance for the ‘barefoot’ bride; uses 6-10 different types of flowers + foliage.


 

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MODERN TEXTURAL POSY BOUQUET

This bouquet is perfect for brides who want something modern, structural and stunningly different. Most modern textural bouquets possess strange and wonderful things like lotus pods, orchids, dodder vine and protea; uses 6-10 different types of flowers + foliage.

 

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NATURAL STEM TRAILING BOUQUET

This bouquet is for the traditional bride who still wants some movement and volume in her look but a more subdued colour palette. Most popular for church weddings and formal receptions. Uses 3-7 different types of flowers and very little foliage.


how to style your ceremony with flowers

First consider the location. Are there trees to hang installations from like lovely flower backdrops or glass bauble curtains? How about framing the view using urns, arbours or vintage door frames with masses of flowers cascading to the floor.

How about an entrance to the ceremony? If you're getting married in a field, you can create a doorway for you to step through! Nothing is more whimsical and unique than a set of doors that have miraculously appeared in the middle of a field, framed with lush velvet curtains and oodles of beautiful green cascading foliage.

The aisle can be as simple as you like - scattered rose petals or jars filled with seasonal flowers for the aisle side chairs. Floral garlands across the back row of chairs is a beautiful entrance feature for your guests!

ceremony flower ideas

Framed ceremony entrance

FRAMED ENTRANCE

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FLORAL ARCH

wedding ceremony hanging flower curtain

FLOWER CURTAIN

Wedding ceremony floral chairs

CHAIR FLORALS


how to style your reception with flowers

The venue location and it's reception room will help dictate the layout and decor of the room. Do you want banquet tables filled with colour or round tables with tall features? What about a mix of both? Are the ceilings able to be enhanced with florals?  Also consider the space available on the tables.  If you are having share platters for a banquet wedding, sometimes hanging features are your best alternative to a crowded table!

Most venues offer a neutral colour palette on the walls and carpet, but some are quite distinctive. Photos of your reception room will help us to design floral concepts appropriate to the space.

Bridal table features such as overhead installations are a brilliant way to add a dramatic touch and enhance the atmosphere. Floral chandeliers in marquees and archways will help draw the guests eyes to a focal point. If you have a lounge, pop some mismatched glassware on it - you might even like some little touches in the bathroom. This is a unique way to add your own personal flair to the space and provides lots of eye candy for guests and your photographer!

reception flower ideas

Marquee hanging floral installation

MARQUEE FLORALS

Tall Floral centerpiece

TALL CENTERPIECES

Wedding reception floral pillars

FLORAL PILLARS

Hanging floral installation

FLORAL INSTALLATIONS


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During your consultation, I will get a good idea of your personality and can offer you suggestions on how to carry your personal style through the expression of your flowers.

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