Posted by Matthew Robbins, Contributor
In my line of work, bouquets and boutonnieres are often such obvious details I often forget to talk about them! So for this week's post, I thought I'd write about a recent experience choosing flowers for a client who loves all things green and textural.
I created two bouquets. The first was the actual bridal bouquet, which included some of her favorite greenery, like vines, pods, and orchids, plus a few more unique items like succulents, grasses, and very special lady slipper orchids. The second bouquet was smaller and included elements similar to those in her actual bridal bouquet but was used for photos before the ceremony. It was a warm, humid late summer day, and the weather was intense, so I suggested the smaller bouquet for running around Manhattan for pre wedding photos. Your bridal bouquet should be perfect and exquisite for your walk down the aisle.
For the boutonnieres, I created an assortment of wonderful options all related to the bridal flowers and the overall look of the wedding. I love creating a box of "all sorts" (as our English event director Joanne likes to call it) for the groom to choose from; after he makes his pick for favorite boutonniere, the groomsmen follow. I also provided an extra boutonniere for the groom as a backup after the many hours of early photos.
Did you order an extra bouquet for your wedding, or a backup bouquet? It's something to consider as you plan every detail for such a special day.
These beautiful photos were provided by the fabulous team at Belathée Photography.
The pre-ceremony bouquet
The actual bridal bouquet
Textural boutonnieres—all sorts!