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Earlier everything in the ceremony had to be matching. The bride's bouquet, the bridesmaids' flowers, the boutonnieres, the centerpieces, etc all had to sync with each other. Lately the trend is to maintain individuality in each and every aspect of the wedding setting.
Like most things, wedding flowers too follow trends. Therefore now individuality is preferred above the conventional style. In some cases, each bridesmaid has a different bouquet.
Colorful blossoms are set in contrast with traditional white, to serve the demand for variety and change these days. Powerful and bold flower arrangements have taken over the traditional romantic look that was generally set in weddings. These days, aesthetic single color flower arrangements have replaced the traditional delicate mixes of varied color flowers. Additional accessories like laces, ribbons, pearls, etc when arranged with the flower add on to make an outstanding striking statement.
Planning for wedding flowers can be a lot of fun for bridal party who might come up with innovative ideas that you might not have thought about. The cascade bouquets continue to be the popular demand for brides. Carefully picked blooms are arranged in an artistic flow, perfect to suit the bride's dress. The table dÃ©cor is also a very important aspect that determines the final beauty of the setting. The containers that hold the flowers, the candles that surround them are also gaining importance in the wedding floral arrangements.
Be it a big budgeted event or small, flowers have the potential to make a big design statement. Flowers of all varieties are being used to enhance the special day in many non â€" traditional ways too. They are being used as welcome gifts or as thank you gifts for the guests. They are also used as floating arrangements in ponds or pools. They are also used as accessories for the bride's hair.
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Whether you choose fresh flowers or silk, if you keep them seasonal, the colors will be more harmonious. Choose softer colors and shapes for daytime weddings and keep the dramatic blooms for late afternoon or evenings.
Match Your Coloring to Your Kelowna Bridal Flowers
Blonde brides look good with blue, purple and pink wedding flowers. Red, orange and bronze flowers look best for brunettes; whilst redheads look stunning with plenty of foliage, green flowers and small touches of color. For darker skinned brides, the more vivid colors work well, and white flowers look perfect.
Selecting a simple color palette will create impact and style. Brides wearing white or ivory should match the color with ribbons or accents of white or ivory in the wedding bouquet flowers. Corsages and buttonholes should stay within the palette of colors. White or ivory corsages for mothers look right against any outfit.
Size Matters with Kelowna Wedding Bouquets
When choosing flowers for the bride and bridesmaids, think of the appropriate size wedding bouquet or posy. A petite bride could carry a delicate posy of small flowers whilst a taller bride might have a regal calla lily bouquet trailing ivy. The same goes for bridesmaids of all ages. Smaller girls carry smaller flowers.
Kelowna Spring Wedding Flowers
For a spring wedding choose pretty flowers that remind you of new beginnings, hope and love. For a daytime wedding consider
- Delicate lily of the valley, hand tied with light green and white ribbon
- Pale golden jonquils (miniature daffodils)
- Blue wedding flowers such as nigella (Love-in-a-mist) with its dainty blue flowers and delicate greenery make a good contrast against an ivory dress
For an evening wedding, be be more dramatic with
- Irises. Simply select three or four stems and tie with white beaded ribbon for impact
- Exotic phalaenopsis orchid with cerise centres in white petals, tied with silver ribbon
Kelowna Summer Wedding Flowers
For a summer wedding the floral colors can be more vivid. Choose flowers that remind you of romance, late mornings and lazy afternoons such as
- Lavender in all the shades of blue, pink and violet tied with gauzy purple ribbon
- Deep pink or red gerberas tied with matching ribbon
- Miniature sunflowers with wheat grass and fatsia leaves
For an evening wedding go for exotic
- Gloriosa lilies with their beautiful vibrant red and yellow
- Dark pink heavenly scented stargazer lilies (remove the pollen-filled stamens before they stain clothes and fingers)
Kelowna Autumn or Fall Wedding Flowers
Look for flowers in the glorious shades of bronze, burgundy and terracotta representing the season of ripeness and fullness
For a daytime wedding think of
- Miniature gladioli in bronze and peachy colours
- Asiatic lilies (snip the stamens to avoid the pollen staining clothes)
- Amaryllis Belladona, which has dramatic striped flowers in rust and cream and go well with small alstromeria
For the evening
- Orange calla lilies with bear grass and hosta leaves
- Shiny red Hypericum berries bunched together with plenty of green leaves. Tie with a green ribbon
Kelowna Winter Wedding Flowers
Look for interesting flowers than have texture and fragrance. Although white wedding flowers are well suited to winter, consider
- Mixed pink and white camellias
- Winter jasmine
- Green and white hellebores (Christmas Rose) with ivy threaded through the bridal bouquet
For the evening
- Cymbidium Mont Millais is a striking burgundy coloured orchid with a white edge
Please contact Leanne (Lee) Barber at:
Floral Designs by Lee, Kelowna, BC.
Trying to use white flowers as your wedding flowers? Why not? This classic choice works well for any season. It also has the advantage of combining well with other colors. White Wedding Flower will look great regardless of what color dress you have or color of skin and hair.
White symbolizes clarity, purity and innocence. It may seem only one color, but there are many styles and varieties of shades from bright white, ivory, cream, bone, candlelight, snow and frost. There are many types of white flowers available to you for your wedding flower arrangements.
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