A Discussion of Details
One of our Tailored Twig design team's favorite elements of a wedding is the bridal bouquet.
These unique, textured, hand-tailored creations are a personalized accessory for the bride-to-be and a compliment to her wedding gown. But the bridal bouquet also sets the tone and often the color story for the rest of the wedding décor.
Everything Old Is New
In ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt brides frequently carried bouquets that included stalks of grain, flowering branches, fresh herbs, and native flowers.
These abundant, textural bouquets were fragrant, and each item honored a specific deity, typically for warding off evil spirits, invoking fertility, and the unbreakable bonds of marriage.
During the Victorian era, people became obsessed with the language of flowers. Each floral specimen had a specific meaning and symbolism.
Bridal bouquets, while communicating a specific meaning, were often small, compact, and uniformly shaped.
Fashion and fortune in the early 20th century and royal weddings after World War II brought about more luxurious styles of bridal bouquets, as well as flowers for the bridal party, boutonnieres, ceremony and reception décor.
Today’s modern bridal bouquets tell a story, incorporating each bride’s unique personality and also of the events to come.
Bridal bouquets are not only a luxurious statement piece that accessorizes the bride’s ensemble, but they tell a story.
Maria’s fiery personality and Colombian heritage inspired a brilliant red wedding color story and this magnificent cascading bridal bouquet.
The décor for this Sarasota wedding at The Ringling’s Ca d’Zan took its inspiration from the bouquets red Colombian roses, deep burgundy amaranthus, glossy red anthurium, and black scabiosa
The elegant Mediterranean Revival of The Villa Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace Mansion, and its hand-painted murals lent themselves to a more reserved, yet elegant, floral creation.
The bride’s sheaf bouquet in neutral tones was filled with textural elements that included miniature pineapples for a whimsical touch. This was the perfect styling for her soft natural makeup and hairstyling, as well as her light flowing Grecian style gown.
Rustic Yet Romantic
Tampa’s historic Rialto Theatre, with its distressed rustic features and exposed brick, set the backdrop for Chelsea and Matt’s wedding.
Chelsea carried a rustic bouquet of lush greens, seeded eucalyptus, burgundy tipped king protea, pink waxflower, and burgundy roses and dahlias. The hand-tailored creation combined a romantic color palette and rustic texture.
The modern elements of the Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota gave our Tailored Twig design team the perfect opportunity for creations with boldness, color, and personality.
The bride’s bouquet incorporated bold, vibrant colors with huge full campanula garden roses, blue thistle, astrantia, and brilliant, uniquely shaped gloriosa lilies. Tulip magnolia branches extended from this hand-tailored creation to add dimension and interest.
Romance Meets Industrial
Lauren and Grymes’ Tampa wedding allowed our creative team the opportunity to blend the romantic detailing of the couple’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church wedding ceremony with the more industrial textures of their Armature Works reception venue.
Lauren carried a stunning, one-of-a-kind, bridal bouquet that incorporated King Protea, cymbidium orchids, black scabiosa, white anemones with dark centers, Quicksand and Heart roses with seeded eucalyptus, hanging green amaranthus and privet berry.
The elegant combination of botanicals played with color and texture, the perfect accessory to her stunning gown with long sleeves of embroidered lace.
What will your bridal bouquet say about you and your wedding?
Our Tailored Twig design team looks forward to the opportunity to create a spectacular, custom-designed creation to reflect your personality and style.