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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.