Everyone loves the idea of a flower-filled wedding, but when it comes to choosing the blooms you want for your big day, it's easy to be overwhelmed with all of the options.
"Think of the flowers you love, and the flowers you can’t stand, and create a Pinterest board or save key images from Instagram," says Maddie Dawkins of Lavender Green. "It is then our job to find a style within all this information that works for you, your dress and where you are getting married"
How to choose your wedding bouquet
If you're a complete flower novice, Maddie recommends asking yourself the following:
- Colour: have you chosen your Bridesmaids dresses yet? Is there a colour palette featured throughout your wedding?
- Style: do you like loose and wild? Or neat and compact? Wild flower meadow or sleek, chic city style?)
- Shape: do you like round bouquets? Or shower/cascading bouquets?
- Size: do you prefer smaller, delicate bouquets or larger statement pieces?
What to avoid
If you're still not sure, Maddie recommends always keeping things classic. Avoid feeling like you have to follow trends, choose a really large bouquet, or match your bouquet to your other wedding flowers. "They may look fab now but think about that first picture of you as man and wife that will be on your wall forever… classic & timeless never go out of fashion."
How to hold your wedding bouquet
One of the key mistakes brides make when walking down the aisle is holding their bouquet too high. According to Maddie, you should think of your bouquet as an accessory that should compliment your wedding dress rather than cover it up.
"It is normal that nerves will creep in just as you’re about to walk down the aisle which means your shoulders tense, start to creep up and your bouquet ends up under your chin," says Maddie. "If you lock your elbows and your arms down and hold your bouquet lower than your waist, you won’t physically be able to bring it up any higher!"
With all of these handy tips in mind, see below for some of our favourite bridal bouquet ideas.