When a very close friend of mine got engaged she immediately called me with the news and to book me for flowers. What shocked me a bit was the date she picked for her wedding, as for as long as I have known Laura I have known of her love of fall colours. Which is why when she announced a May wedding date I was surprised. Her reason, she had to have Peonies for her bridal bouquet and she knew they were only available in late spring! Chuckling, I agreed and followed up with, “But of course we are doing orange for the girls right?” “Absolutely!” she replied. Makes my job pretty easy doesn’t it?!
Laura chose a palette of slate grey and deep orange for her bridesmaids, while keeping her bridal look all white. We set to work designing a glorious bouquet of white peonies and roses with a dusty miller collar to tie in the grey as an alternative to traditional greenery.
Since peonies are not available in orange, we selected a combination of fluttery orange ranunculus and fragrant free spirit garden roses for the bridesmaids bouquets. They added the perfect pop of colour against the grey dresses!
A suite of boutonnieres was created for the men, each matching their partners. For the groom; a white peony bud, for the groomsmen; a single orange rose, and for the parents; white ranunculus. All were accented with dusty miller.
Laura’s was an example of how important it is for a bride to insist on what she really wants, while being flexible enough to understand certain limitations and work within them. For her it meant a spring wedding with fall inspirations. The result was a Bride who was completely thrilled with the outcome!
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