Tuesday, November 03, 2009

*Perfect Blooms & Decor Tuesday*
What's Your
Cup of BLOOMS?

Some brides know exactly what flowers they like and dislike; while some others might have no clue what does stephanotis looks like.

No matter who you are and how much you know about flowers, here is the very basic list you would like to take into consideration when choosing your perfect bouquet.

1. Season
2. Wedding Color Scheme
3. Wedding Dress

1. Season

Not every flowers available all-year long. Some blossom during Summer and some cannot stand the heat at all. For instance, if you are having a summer wedding, you must choose a bouquet that can stand heat. The last thing you want to think of is a "dying" bouquet halfway through your wedding ceremony. Therefore, knowing in what season your wedding is going to be held greatly narrow down the available choices for your bouquet. Furthermore, choosing local flowers in season seems to be a wise choice because they are usually much cheaper and
you do not need to pay the premium to fly in flowers from other places.

Here are some of my favorites available for each season in the United States:
(For extended list, you may refer to the article posted by Nina Callaway at About.com.)


Anemone, Hyacinth, Lilacs, Narcissus, Peony, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Tulip

Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Stephanotis, Sunflower

Dahlia, Marigold, Zinnia

Amaryllis, Camellias, Cosmos, Jasmine

2. Wedding Color Scheme

It is always good to have a theme color for your wedding. This could save you a lot of time in searching for the matching centerpieces, table cloths, invitations, and etc. When all these elements combined, they should give you a beautiful picture on your wedding day. They even speak for themselves when you start putting them together. So what color combos are you up to?

Here are some examples we found on The Knot and Brides.com to inspire you and your fiance.

3. Wedding Dress

Your dress will give you a hint on what kind of bouquet you should carry on your wedding day. If you are going to wear a plain and simple dress, why not choose a bold bouquet with elaborated details? On the other hand, if you have chosen a more complicated gown (i.e. gown with embellishments), you would want to carry a simple bouquet to complement your bridal look.

The season, color, and wedding dress mentioned above should be enough to give you a lift from the start of finding your perfect bouquet. We will have more ideas or topics next Tuesday! Stay tune.

If you would like to know what kind of bride you are (whether a glamorous, romantic, classic, modern, or bohemian bride), check out this quiz I found at brides.com.

Happy Planning!

1. Wedding Flowers in Season by Nina Callaway,

Photo Credits:

1. Bouquets, Photo Galleries,
The Knot
2. Flowers and Decorations,
3. Camellia, SignonSanDiego.com
4. Cosmos, Wikimedia
5. Jasmine Flower, Cultural China

1 comment:

  1. This is a great blog, very informative and relaxing page, will definately visit often. Thank you Rachel.