Every flower plays a part—here’s how to consider season, style, and more when picking your perfect bouquet
The Classic Bouquet
You can choose a multitude of one type of flower or dozens of different varieties of blooms, says floral designer Annette Gomez. This arrangement has a traditional garden look using the classic color combo of white and green. It’s a spring bouquet, although the greens are available year-round.
CHOOSE A LOOK
If you don’t know flowers or seasons, tell your designer a favorite look, not flower. If you like full, open blooms and ruffled petals, she can find all sorts of blooms that fit the bill—ranunculus, peonies, garden roses, dahlias, and more. If you love a clean, crisp, modern look, your designer might go for calla lilies, orchids, gardenias, and assorted tropicals.
Ferns, says Gomez, are “always available and a perfect touch.”
Choose freshly cut flowers that are just slightly opening, Gomez advises.
The Wild Bouquet
This arrangement was created for the outdoors-loving bride who is carefree and bohemian. She loves the natural, “wildflower” approach to floral arrangements and will say her vows in an open meadow.
STAY IN SEASON
“When choosing your wedding colors, keep the season in mind,” says the duo behind Bloem Hill. “Some colors are difficult to find in certain seasons. For example, coral blooms can be tricky in fall and winter, making them more expensive.”
ADD THE UNEXPECTED
The florists found this WWII broche at a flea market. “It’s a great way to add something old.”
Rich maroon peonies ground the bouquet. They are romantic and elegant, bringing a beautiful warmth to the arrangement.
MAKE IT FRESH
Choose flowers that are in season to ensure the most lush and fresh blooms for your big day.
The girls behind Bloem Hill love for their flowers to feel “unarranged and natural, while still adding an artful eye to the composition.”
Ranunculus create movement in a bouquet, bring in a delicate texture with their layered blooms, and add a small pop of color.
LOOK BEYOND PETALS
This berry adds texture—as well as that gorgeous, rich shade of maroon.
Mix shades of the same color to help create dimension and interest.