Wedding flowers bouquets

A big part of my floral design work is dedicated to wedding flowers bouquets, which is very fortunate indeed because I simply love weddings and adore wedding flowers.

Each wedding is unique and I relish the challenge of designing utterly unique bouquets for my brides. Like shoes or wedding dresses, one size doesn’t fit all. The bridal bouquet is an accessory that has to complement both the style and colour of the dress, but also the bride’s figure, wedding setting and the over all theme of the wedding. So it’s without surprise that when I am asked to provide  a cost for a bridal bouquet or a ‘wedding flowers package’ my answer will actually be… a whole questionnaire.

January is normally a quiet month for the wedding florists and it’s a good time to organize the portfolio, consultations’ schedule and meetings, flower mood boards and new weddings. I thought it might be interesting to show you just a snippet of our wedding flowers designs from last year. If you are in the process of planning your wedding flowers I hope you will find this post useful. If not, this little wedding flowers portfolio might be  a nice browse during your lunch break.. Let me know! xWhite and blue wedding flowersSeasonal blooms in shades of white and ivory, with touches of blue and purple.

Pink and white peony bouquetThe fragrance of the white freesia, the blousy elegance of the pink and white peonies and movement of Astilbe in a classic bridal bouquet.

Vintage weddingsA summer bouquet of delicate Chamomile flowers, Ammi and stocks, with accents of white Astrantia, baby rose buds and glossy dark green foliage. Wicklow wedding flowers

Jewel bouquetWe called it ‘The Jewel Bouquet’.. Hot shades of pink, deep blue and purples, fragrance and elegance, this bridal bouquet was a pleasure to design and craft.

Pink peony bouquetPink peonies, Ranunculus and Astilbe, with accents of sea lavender and framed by soft grey foliage – timeless chic bouquet.

Spring bridal bouquetThis was  a beautiful spring bouquet with three varieties of daffodils, forget-me-nots, roses and wax flowers. I love yellow flowers all year around, they make me smile..

Cascading bride's bouquetA riot of colours and textures, this oversized bridal bouquet of roses, thistles, dahlias, amaranth, scabiosa, wax flowers and fragrant foliage was the perfect bouquet for our Brooklodge bride.

Purple bridal bouquetColour and texture were the most important features of this cascading summer bouquet. We married them beautifully with clematis blooms, scabiosa and garden roses, exotic Blushing Bride protea, blue gentian and touches of white and yellow chamomile daisies.

Bridesmaids' bouquetsSimple domes of garden roses, scabiosa, nigella and chamomile.

White peony bouquetThis stunning white peonies needed nothing more than some frilly bouvardia and some green textural foliage and poppy pods.

Baby's breath bouquetA simple dome of Baby’s breath flowers or Gypsophila flowers was the choice for this November bride, finished with a navy satin ribbon. Something blue?

Wedding flowers bouquetsI love the berried eucalyptus in the autumn. In this bridal bouquet we married a multitude of textures and flowers to create an unique bouquet: lisianthus, several varieties of roses, thistles, baby’s breath.

Wedding flowers bouquetsThis was probably one of my favourite wedding bouquets of last year. The only brief we had was the use of blue flowers, so we combined blue cornflowers, Triteleia, sweetpea, thistles and clematis with asparagus ferns, shepherd’s purse and citrusy waxflowers to create a beautiful wedding bouquet that was received with gasps of admiration.

Daisy wedding bouquetI love the simplicity of this bouquet, massed chamomile daisies with touches of bleu Triteleia, perfect for  a summer country wedding in Brooklodge.

Wedding flowers bouquetThe classic all white bouquet: roses, baby roses, lisianthus, waxflowers and symphoricarpos berries framed with mint, berried eucalyptus, dusty miller and pistache foliage.

Orange wedding bouquetThis bouquet was a riot of colour: orange, coral and dark pink flowers with a colour of foliage and finished with gold ribbon wrap.

Wedding flowers bouquetsThese were the bridesmaids’ bouquets, left with really long stems – an unusual design in Ireland, very much favoured on  the continent though.

Bridal bouquetThe dream bouquet – if I would get married again, this one would definitely be my first choice. An oversized bridal bouquet of peonies, garden roses and clematis with two varieties of eucalyptus foliage and poppy pods. (photo credit: Katya Koliban Photography)

Vendela roses The perfection of Vendela roses demands nothing than a simple satin ribbon treatment on the bouquet handle. Equally suited for a simple or an intricately designed dress, the rose dome remains a timeless classic that will be the favourite accessory for many brides for many years to come.

Brires bouquetThere are just three elements in this bouquet: hydrangeas, double lisianthus and Eucharis bound in textured grosgrain ribbon  – perfect for a summer’s day wedding or a winter wonderland affair.

Spring bridal flowers

This bridal bouquet had everything: style, texture, scent and more. Loved the combination of open peonies, ranunculus, astilbe, sweet peas, roses and lisianthus.

Blue wedding flowersSomething blue? Oh, how I loved this bouquet! This bouquet was a challenge as there are not too many ‘true blue’ flowers, but I dare to say that the result was simply beautiful.

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A divinely scented mix of sweet peas, stocks, blue and white cornflowers and lavender simply bound in satin for a ‘just picked bunch’ effect.

Cascading bouquetThis luxurious cascading bouquet of Phalaenopsis or ‘moth’ orchids stole the show! It’s shear simplicity and elegance…

Autumn bridal flowersA simple dome bouquet that was perfect for a intricately laced bridal gown bodice of roses, baby roses, freesia, purple lisianthus and bouvardia.

Burgundy flowersWould you believe it? I only met Megan on her wedding day, and yet we managed to design together this beauties communicating via email alone!! Even if I say so myself, these bouquets were just beautiful: a subtle combination of cream, blush and burgundy flowers dotted with berried eucalyptus and blackberries.

Woodland bouquetI was asked to design a ‘woodland wedding bouquet’ for a low key affair in Glendalough and I used Astilbe, budded lisianthus, sea lavender and baby roses to create it.

Wild weding bouquetI might have said it couple of times before, but could THIS be my favourite bridal bouquet from last year? This bouquet had everything: colour, texture, movement, lightness, wow factor, scent and more. And have you spotted the oh, so coveted, jasmine?

Vintage bouquetVintage style bouquet of roses, stocks, wax flowers, sea lavender and Queen Anne’s Lace with rosemary and berried eucalyptus.

Wild flowers bouquetA three ingredient bouquet with vintage charm: white stocks, purple sea lavender and Queen Anne’s Lace.

Pink and yellow bouquetsThese bouquets brought the sunshine!! An unexpected combination of hot and pastel pinks, yellow, orange and coral, they made me smile, and the bride was equally happy.

Oversized bouquet

Full of colour and texture, Karen’s oversized bouquet was a show stopper; it complemented her stylish bridal gown beautifully.

Large bridal bouquetAnother oversized bouquet with happy clematis bells and blue tweedia touches.

Blush bouquet

When Dahlias are in season I try to use them as much as I can as I just love them. This bridal bouquet sported some really groovy viburnum berries, which contrasted beautifully with the purple wild carrot flowers.

Peach pastel bouquet

A pastel bouquet with just of hint of peach; the white dahlias were in season and I used them profusely in all the floral arrangements for this autumn wedding in Wicklow.

Purple wedding flowers

You probably figured out by now that I am a complete sucker for baby garden roses – they were the main protagonists in Jenn’s September wedding in Kilquade.

Yellow wedding flowers

This bridal bouquet is not only the happiest combination of yellow and white flowers, but it also smells divine. We combined stocks, sunflowers and chamomile with airy baby’s breath and fun craspedias (billy buttons).

Bride's boquet

Hanging precariously over the water, a delicious mix of pastel flowers with touches of lavender blooms.

Peony bouquet

Although I usually prefer a background of foliage for my bouquets, this combination of roses, peonies, astilbe and brunia had the right amount and texture to become a well balanced bridal bouquet and full of character.

Peony summer bride bouquet

Peonies seldom need any side kicks, but love-in-a-mist and chamomile proved to be the perfect partners in this bouquet I designed for a discerning bride in Kinnitty Castle in Birr.

Pink wedding flowers Wicklow

One of my favourite flowers, the slender Astilbe is what I came to call the ‘Marmite flower’ as the brides tend to have a very clear love it or hate it relationship with it.

Orange and coral wedding flowers

The perfect rose for a coral and orange wedding colour scheme: ‘Miss Piggy’ rose. Don’t let the name fool you; this beauty will make Kermit blush!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bouquets, Wedding flowers
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