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Flower Gurus Needed! What Kind Of Bouquet To Go With My Dress? (And BMs also?)

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iheartscience

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Flower gurus (*cough* Gypsy! *cough*), I need your help, please! My cousin is going to do my centerpieces as a wedding gift (she''s a landscape designer and is very talented so no worries there!) but she doesn''t know how to do bouquets and bouts so I''m going to get those done separately.

The problem is I have no idea what will look good with my dress or my bridesmaids'' dresses! I''ll attach pictures for reference. My dress is a pale pink and my bridesmaids are wearing light pewter dresses. So I was thinking more towards the pastel side would look best? So maybe pinks and purples for the BMs and white for me? Although I think I like color better...but I want it to look good with my dress. Really, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

My dress:

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emeraldlover1

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I love pink and white with the bm dresses. I think the same or one color with yours.

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I have more with pastel colors that I will post tomorrow. I just upgraded to vista and its taking me awhile to resize etc.
 

FrekeChild

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I like EM1's suggestions a lot. I think as far as color, you should do white to contrast with your dress, with maybe a gray/silver ribbon, and a light pink for your BMs that goes with your dress.

I'm ok with making suggestions for color, but I'm going to bow out now when it comes to talking about actual flower varieties...

EM1--are those big things begonias? I think they are awesome!!!

And thing2--when you are walking down the aisle, you're going to have to make sure that you hold the flowers BELOW that awesome embellishment at your waist. Don't worry, I'll remind you closer to the day!
 

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I love the feather and peonies!

What are your colors again honey. Do you have one of those collages (sorry I'm not up to date on it!!! Very sorry!)

I'll have to switch computers for you, cause everything is on my home computer, not this one. So, tomorrow night, if you don't mind.

What is the "feel" of your wedding? Your dress is very Grace Kelly elegance and royalty to me. Not in your face... but graceful and just beautiful. It has a formality to it.Does that capture your wedding vibe? Or is your dress a contrast?

Is there whimsy in your wedding? Do you want there to be?


Freke honey... the big things are Peonies. Double ruffle I think they are called (extra full). I ADORE peonies. They are my favorite wedding flower.

I'm thinking of something specific for thing2 though. I have to see if I can find the right picture.

For flowers... do you see multi colored (different pastels), do you see something in one color but with different shades of that color, or solid color?

Do you prefer uniformity (all one flower type), or texture and contrast (different types of flowers)?

And What does you wedding hair, and you jewelry for that gorgeous gown look like?
 

emeraldlover1

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Peonies...are so fab. for wedding bouquets as long as they aren''t too full. I also think they should be the same size and somewhat hand opened but that is just my opinion. I totally have an amazing picture of a white bouquet with silver leaf and ribbon accents but I have to find it. I''ll be back.
 

glueck

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GREAT dresses!
How about this!

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emeraldlover1

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This is always a great idea. Give each bridesmaid a one type of flower bouquet in pink. A friend of mine did this and it was so cute.

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glueck

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pastels with a little purple

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glueck

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White feathery goodness

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glueck

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this could be the PERFECT one for your dress

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glueck

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a pastel bouquet....unlike the others..fuller with some green

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glueck

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bridesmaids bouquet idea that would compliment your dress

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glueck

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Hope that helps!!!!
 

swimmer

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Thing, can you put up a link or give us info on the rest of the scene? I wonder if a light pink bouquet would just get lost in front of you. You are a very cutting edge lady who isn't down with the mainstream. We need to know what else is going on in terms of decor and then go from there. The bm dresses would look great with vivid colors, as would your dress. Think it over! (but so says the dark purple/hot pink/berries/mint carrying bride)

What I'm saying is, your dress is slammin' on its own. Do you want to go traditional, or as G said, whimsical, or moderne, retro-moderne? We need color info too please.
 

Lynnie

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These are called "esperanza" roses. Ginormous-headed, ivory with bright pink edges:
 

iheartscience

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Wow! Thank you all! I can''t believe I have so many great suggestions already! Let me give a little more info on the wedding.

The ceremony and reception will be in a museum ballroom in a converted tobacco warehouse, so lots of dark wood everywhere. I don''t have a ton of pictures of the venue but I''ll post a little collage I got off the place''s website. That''s all they have in the way of pictures, unfortunately.

My colors are...pink and silver I guess? My dress is pink, my shoes (which will show) are really sparkly silver high heel sandals, the BMs are wearing silver, the flower girls (2 of them-1 age 6, 1 age 8) will wear white. At the reception I''m going to do white tablecloths and chair covers and I plan on having my cousin do really pretty, colorful centerpieces to contrast the white and dark wood. I haven''t met with her yet to discuss it, but that''s the plan!

It is going to be fairly formal (black tie optional) but still a relaxed vibe, hopefully. And I am definitely not super traditional so I''m open to anything, really! And I probably would like a slightly less traditional looking bouquet because I think my dress isn''t super traditional. And Freke-I was also thinking that about the brooch thing on my dress! I actually thought maybe I shouldn''t carry a bouquet but I do like them, so I want to!

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Lynnie

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Boo... what''s with the x??

I hope this one works, quick photoshop

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iheartscience

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And I am definitely open to colorful bouquets, especially since the BM dresses are so muted! My dress is very pale pink, though, so I was wondering if brights would look good with it? But I think maybe bright purple flowers could be good? And here are some flowers I liked that I found on Design Sponge. I''m going to show them to my cousin to give her inspiration for my centerpieces, but they could be cool bouquet flowers too, maybe.

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