Friday, April 9, 2010

Guest Blogger :: Non-Traditional Bridal Bouquets

Here is another guest blog post from the fabulous Michelle Torno of Memorable Events.

Michelle has had over six years of experience in West Michigan wedding planner and Day-of Coordination.  She tells me that her favorite part of working with a wedding couple is seeing everything come together on the wedding day and all the details sparkle and shine.

Michelle is well-organized and has some great and unique ideas. Definitely someone I would want managing the details on my special day!


When it comes to weddings, as of late, there is nothing that is left being untouched by the non-traditional stick. Among the current trends that I love such as colored shoes and hair accessories instead of veils is the use of non-traditional bridal bouquets.

I'm so glad that brides don't feel like they have to have a bouquet of white flowers just because they are the bride. I love when a bride carries a brightly colored bouquet, it pops against her dress and looks amazing in pictures. And I especially love when brides stray away from the traditional flowers of roses and calla lilies and go for something more outside of the box.


Here are some ideas for bridal bouquets if you are looking for something a little more trendy and a little less traditional.

TEXTURE::


This bouquet has amazing texture made up of cockscomb, dahlias, coneflowers, scabiosa pods and muted mixed greens.


Bridal Bouquet: Visual Lyrics, Round Rock, TX

This gorgeous bouquet is made by grouping of blooms, including tulips, dahlias and roses.


Bridal Bouquet: Prive Floral, Austin, TX


This amazing bouquet is Black Magic roses, plum calla lilies, deep-red peonies, ranunculus and cymbidium orchids.

Bridal Bouquet: Daniel Events, Delray Beach, FL




NON-FLORAL ::

FEATHERS!!! This is so fun and flirty. You can purchase this bouquet here on Etsy.


Wheat! What a perfect bouquet for a fall harvest themed wedding.


Now this one is an amazing DIY bouquet made from BUTTONS! How adorable is this! What a great way to tie in your theme.

Be creative with the types of flowers you use in your bouquet, use lots of texture or bold colors. And even go non-floral if you feel so inclined! It's your big day, express yourself in every aspect of it.

I'm sure you've enjoyed this short series of non-traditional ideas from Michelle.  Stay tuned and there will be more opportunities to get great ideas from her throughout this summer bridal season.