I have been a floral designer for over twelve years and I’m in my sixth year of owning my flower studio. Over the years, I have learned many elements and principles and I wanted to share some of my favorite bridal bouquets. Although they are not in any particular order, these bouquets are special to me because they represent my style, I had to learn a new skill, or I like the color and textures together.
I love the lavender roses and stock in this bouquet. The roses are Ocean Song, they have soft romantic petals, and open nicely for a bridal bouquet. The stock has such a beautiful fragrance. When the bride wants fragrance, I love to pair roses with stock.
This couple went with the Great Gabsy Theme and the colors were black and white with a touch of gold. The white Gerbera Daisy with the black centers is my favorite part of this design. It made the bouquet pop and caught eyes with the fun textures. Those black centers make the bouquet showstopping.
I learned a lesson on this bridal bouquet. To be honest, I created it three times, because I felt I wasn’t getting the look that the bride wanted. She wanted mostly flowers with some greenery, but the flowers where the main factor. Main lesson I learned is that it matters what variety of roses I needed to use in their bouquet. I used Playa Blanco and Quicksand roses, they have a large petal count which means their blooms would be larger than regular roses. It helped me make the look that I was trying to acheive for the bride.
This bride was one of my favorite bride of all time. She was so lovely to work with and completely trusted my skills and talent to create her vision. I truly feel blessed to be a small part of their special day.
These colors look like heaven to me. Bright roses with a softer pink tone down the vibrant hot magenta. This design turned out better than I could imagine and balanced nicely. I would say this is my favorite style.
I included this bouquet because I’m not a fan of stargazer flowers. Sometimes I feel that stargazer is so busy that I need to be extra careful when I balance it out with other blooms an foliage. Also, this is a cascading design style and can be the hardest to create. Although I talk to other florists and watch videos on creating cascade designs, I was so nervous about making this bouquet. Surprisingly, this was one of the easiest I created during that wedding summer season. Each stargazer stem had three large blooms and they were all open. It was meant to be. You can see I didn’t add other bright pink colors, I used blush pinks and whites to ensure the stargazers were the whole show.
The colors and textures are what I love about this bridal bouquet. I used a local farmer for the sweet peas and the farmer came me some fun ‘weeds’ or textures to design with.
This was my first boho design style, my favorite part is the design, it’s unique, not your traditional style. I had to play around a lot to figure out how to balance the boho style while still grabbing attention.
I love this bouquet because of the burgundy dahlias and soft pinks.
This bridal bouquet was included because I created it during a design class in Portland. I learned new techniques, elements, and principles while designing this bridal bouquet along with other aspects of a wedding. I’m a big believer in continuing my education as a floral designer to be able to keep up with the trends. As well as how to take better care of flowers to ensure they will be perfect for a wedding and venue.
Thank you for reading and learning more about my design process and some of my favorite bridal bouquet designs over the years. I look forward to improving my skills more through my work and experiences in the future as well.