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My Secret to Choosing Your Bridal Bouquet

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

The bridal bouquet is a brides most important accessory on her wedding day. It is the most photographed item in the wedding and one which you'll will think of often when looking back on your special day. You will always remember the way it felt in your hands as you walked down the aisle and maybe you'll even dry the flowers as a remembrance of its beauty.

But how do you work with your floral designer to capture your essence, your style, and your personality in your bouquet?

My favorite trick is to look at your handbag!

A woman's purse says so much about her personality. Maybe you're a practical crossbody kinda gal. You're probably not going to be comfortable carrying a giant cascading garden in front of you.

On the same notion, if you like bright eye-catching designer totes, choose a bouquet that makes a bolder statement with interesting color choices and up-scale flowers like garden roses and orchids.

Aside from staying true to your personality and taste, it's equally important to select a bouquet which will complement the bridal gown. I once had to select a bridal bouquet for a bride who was getting married in a black and tiger print wedding gown. Since it was clearly "all about the dress" we chose a classic monochromatic red bouquet which complemented the sass of the tiger print, but was still a classic bridal look.

It's important to consider what you want your guests and future partner to remember about that first look when you walk down the aisle. Is your dress making the biggest statement, is it your bouquet, or is everything working together harmoniously?

If you're in the process of choosing your own bridal bouquet and don't know where to begin, check out your closet and see what your handbags are saying about you!

Fountainhead Floral Design

(203) 590-1548

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