Bridal Flowers & Flower Combinations
By Jennifer Edwards Milam
Flower combinations for your wedding can be fun to pick out and can come from inspirations such as you bridal gown, mother or grandmother. Come up with some great flower combinations for your wedding from a professional event stylist in this video on wedding flowers.View Transcript
Hi I'm Jennifer Edwards Milam with Reveal Event Style and I'm going to be speaking about the combinations for your wedding bouquet. Choosing flower combinations for your wedding bouquet can be so much fun. Of course inspiration is where it all begins with and inspiration can be your bridal gown, nostalgia pieces, from your mother, your grandmother, maybe what they carried in their bouquet. Sometimes that's a little relic of like a symbolic relic, maybe a cross, maybe a little Bible. Sometimes it could be a grandmother's brooch. Looking at magazines and books such as flower magazines of course, wedding magazines but going a step forward and looking at your fashion magazines because so much of this is reflected in floral design and artistry and shouldn't for any reason be overlooked because your gown probably is something pretty unique and probably has one of these elements such as the ruffles that are so big right now and why wouldn't you want to incorporate that into your bouquet, it is your ultimate accessory for that day. One thing to think about when choosing flower combinations is to certainly not worry if it matches, worry if you like it, if you like let's say a cymbidium orchid but you also like you know, a traditional rose or a dahlia or a gloriosa lily put it together, it is so lovely and fun to see a bouquet that has different elements in it so that every time you look at it you don't see the same thing and it kind of tells a story about you. You should always think about texture when you are considering your combinations of flowers because what makes one stand out from the other is the opposing textures of smoothness and roughly compared to maybe something very stark and rigid to something extremely fluffy and flouncy so putting sticks with hydrangea you know, that couldn't be more opposite and my goodness, it looks so beautiful together and really features both pieces but brings them together with the entire look of your wedding if that's something, a thing that is repeated it can be so beautiful. Your floral professional will be able to guide you once you have your selected choices in how to arrange them together to give the most maximized look and to feature each flower so that not one overpowers the other one. They'll be able to help you arrange in the bouquet where things should go again so that nothing is overpowered and even the direction to hold it and the way to hold it so that everything is noticed. But again everything goes together. Don't be afraid to put something together that you think might not work because it all does. It all grows next to each other in nature so don't let anything limit you and that's a good way to get started in selecting flower combinations for your wedding.
About the Expert
Jennifer Edwards Milam brings more than 12 years of unique experience in all areas of entertaining, celebrations and lifestyle together in the form of Reveal Event Style. Her experience has afforded her to design for clients all over the world, including film, television and appearances in various publications. She has guided events from intimate garden weddings to weeklong fetes. Her background is rich in the study of art, design, architecture, professional commentary and especially floriculture. She has participated in competitions and was awarded for her bridal-themed designs in affiliation with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). She has conducted design programs for American Institute of Floral Designer members, as well as for flower societies and bridal shows in Los Angeles and Nashville.
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