Today I have such a special treat to share with you! The lovely ladies behind Mikkel Paige Photography and Meristem Floral collaborated on a sweet inspiration shoot, showing 3 different styles of wedding bouquets! Use the recipes below to place together three unique bridal bouquet looks for your big day! Aren't they just gorgeous!?
They've broken down the list of flowers used in these bouquets below, as well as the specific recipes for each individual bouquet! Check them out below!
Flowers used in the wedding bouquets:
Each bouquet includes flowers from these 17 flower stems. If you check out the above images, they correspond with the flower types below:
List of Flowers Used:
G: Blue thistle
I: Menta Rose
P: Astrantia (Snow Star)
DIY Wedding Bouquets, Three Ways
1) Peony and garden rose bouquet, whimsical designs with horizontally focused greenery with short ribbons
2) Protea flower focus with cascading eucalyptus and long ribbons
This bouquet features the following flowers: snap dragon, nigella, larkspur, standard rose, astilbe, spray rose, scabiosa, lisianthus, thistle, seeded eucalyptus, king protea
Design inspiration: I selected spiky shaped flowers so that the bouquets would have a long, linear shape. I then used a mixture of round/textured flowers to create fullness and visual interest. I also used a single large Protea as the central focal flower to draw in the eye. The bouquet was then finished with hanging ribbons to add movement.
3) Tight rose bouquet with ribbon wrap
This bouquet features the following flowers: peony, spray rose, garden rose, lisianthus, astrantia, scabiosa, nigella, ranunculus
I selected rounder shaped blooms to avoid the linear, spiky shape and to achieve the softer, rounder and more compact look. In general, flower selection is based primarily on the bride's preference for the shape of her bouquet (round/compact vs. long/linear), the bride's color palette, the seasonal availability of the blooms, and then any specific blooms that are important or meaningful to the bride.
I hope you found this sweet shoot and bouquet recipes inspirational! Be sure to follow both of these talented vendors on social media for more wedding inspiration.
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.