A Bloom of Your Own
All in the Family
Capture the feeling of timeless romance with a traditional all-white cascade of flowers. Here, three varieties of cymbidium orchids update this classic and, when they are clustered with the tiny blossoms of corn poppy and lily of the valley, make a bouquet feel original rather than like a carbon copy.
Scents of a Woman
Nothing conveys a mood like a distinctive fragrance. So why not turn your signature scent into a signature look with a bouquet that's as big on fragrance as it is on beauty? Any aromatic will do. Here, warm, tropical-scented gardenias go modern when combined with the silvery leaves of dusty miller and velvety lamb's ears.
This bouquet mimics the organic forms of things in nature. Bicolor roses, sweet peas, and ranunculus recall the striations of color on a seashell, while lilacs, alliums, chocolate cosmos, and nigella seed heads appear as if they've been plucked from the ocean floor.
Initial Impressions: The Bouquet
An extra-wide satin ribbon emblazoned with your initial will leave no doubt as to your bouquet's ownership. Matching its forthrightness are the flowers themselves -- an exuberant mound of bicolor sweet peas, peonies, roses, and fuchsia in vibrant corals and pinks.
The bridesmaid's bouquet is slightly more demure, with gladiolus, carnations, sweet peas, and a monogrammed berry-colored ribbon with picot edge. For his carnation boutonniere, simply cut a swatch of fabric in the shape of a leaf and stitch your groom's first initial.
Pay homage to your necklace and model your entire bouquet on it. This clutch of anemones, garden roses, carnations, and grass seed heads nearly outshines its bejeweled inspiration. Maidenhair ferns and dried flowers, gilded in gold paint, add an extra touch of glitz.
A Veiled Complement
This soft-hued mound of peach garden roses, ballet-pink sweet peas, and enkianthus almost runs the risk of being too old-fashioned. But by adding some trimmings from your veil -- like little bits of lace, shiny ribbon, or these shimmery silver rosettes -- the bouquet becomes not only refreshingly whimsical, it also happens to completely pull together your wedding-day ensemble.
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