Is there anything better than fresh flowers? Ok, there might be but fresh flowers are pretty darn awesome. Our flower-loving friend, Jacki of Floral Design by Jacqueline Ahne never ceases to impress us with her stunning color + flower combos for our monthly column the Bouquet Blueprint. The tiny pops of pale pink against the deep, dark purple is a perfect color palette for fall and winter weddings. The multiple, unique textures create a design that keeps your eye bouncing from flower to flower. The tiny bright blue centers of the hydrangea could be your something blue! We are in love with the idea of “mismatched-boutonnieres”… what do you think? In these articles, we hope to give you a further insight into what specific blooms require when it comes to availability, care and design… let us know if you have any questions at all!
The wonderful thing about this bouquet is that is was created with mostly year round flowers! The coleus foliage is what really gives this bouquet the feeling of fall. The foliage is cut directly from the annual plant which comes in a wide range of beautiful bold colors and varieties. Coleus plants are very popular for fall landscapes and indoor planters. When shopping for these plants look at nurseries or home improvement stores and do not cut the foliage until it is needed (the day before your wedding is fine).
This bouquet needs to be kept in water as long as possible to ensure that it looks it’s best! Hydrangea and Coleus are both thirsty elements and may wilt if left out of water for prolonged periods of time. Consider displaying your bouquet in a nice vase on the dessert table during the reception.
- 5 stems hydrangea
- 6 stems clover
- 8 stems spray roses
- 3 stems Bombay dendrobium orchids
- 6 stems aeonium succulents
- 3 stems Coleus foliage
- 3″ wide ribbon
This selection of flowers really allowed for some beautiful coordinating boutonnières. Since mismatched bridesmaids dresses have been a trend, we are starting to also see this in groomsmen attire – so why not for their bouts as well! Succulents are a great option for a masculine feel while spray roses and orchids are a traditional element. Combining the two make a unique designs that are easy to wear.