So did you come up with any neat ideas? I put together quite a few! What you’ll see are my ideas for the Bride and then the Maids. The Bride’s bouquet would of course be bigger and what I tried to do was to make sure that it had a special accent, either a rose or flower that the Maids wouldn’t have. I didn’t do anything special for table arrangments because I’m figuring that we’ll just get creative with the leftovers! Here are the first four that I put together to run by my sis
In this option the Bride would have more roses, I’d put more Black Magic than the other roses to keep the focus on Red, add some Alstroemeria for body and some Green Hypericum for a bit of height and green. For the Maids, I’d keep Leonidas, but downgrade to Red Spray Roses, a little less dramatic. I originally put Orange and Cream Alstroemeria, but looking at it again, I might just choose one or the other depending on the colors of the Maids’ dresses and how much the Bride would want to differentiate their bouquets.
In this option, the Coffee Break would bring the Bride’s bouquet to a more Orange hue, but it would still be super nice with the Freedom. I put in some Pompoms to brighten it up a litle and I think the Safari Sunset would look really nice sort of popping out slightly. The Green Hypericum might not be necessary, but would add a touch of green. Another option for the Maids would be to switch out the Freedom for Coffee Break. Again depending on the color of the dresses and how the Bride wants to differentiate the bouquets.
**The bouquets are flip-flopped in this one, so on the right is the Bride: Freedom, Bronze Standard Mum, Salmon Lineker Pompom, White Limonium. Maids (left): Bronze Standard Mum, Red Spray Roses, Salmon Lineker and Zamora Pompoms.
I really like mums, and this option I was looking to take some focus off using roses and try another focus flower. I think the Bronze Mum does a great job here and these flowers are huge! They definitely would fill the place for more roses if you’re looking for other options! I also really love love love the salmon color of the Lineker Pompoms. Maybe this shade wouldn’t work so great for my sister after all because with bronze and salmon, the focus isn’t so much on Red in the end. But oh well, I wanted to see how it looked! And I like it! The Lineker would be nice to fill in the bouquet and the White Limonium would be great to balance and blend the colors. In the Maids´bouquets I kept the Mum but again switched to Red Spray Roses with Lineker and Zamora Pompoms. For these bouquets I was thinking of more personalized options: maybe one Maid would have Mums and Spray Roses, maybe another Mums and Lineker, another just the two Pompoms…pretty much any combination you wanted! Using all the flowers at once may be a bit too much for a Maid.
I know this is getting long, so we’ll close with one last option!
After getting a little off-track color-wise in option 3, I brought my next idea back to reds, reds, and more reds! I stuck with a Mum and Rose for two accent flowers for the Bride, plus some Red Alstroemeria for body, and Safari Sunset for a bit of height. The Zamora pompom would brighten things up just a bit and help blend the shades of red with the orange/yellow we would get from the Circus rose. The Maids would just stick with the Virginia Red, Zamora and Safari Sunset.
Originally when I came up with this option I felt like I was sticking too much stuff in the Bride’s bouquet. Maybe I would take out the Zamora, or maybe take out the Altroemeria. But I left it the way it was thinking that really I would be using A LOT of either of those flowers. And, what do you know, this was the option that my sister liked the best! She loved the Virginia Red and the Safari Sunset! So yay!
Check back in next week for the last few options I originally came up with!
**Virginia Red is a super super difficult flower to come by. Here in Ecaudor there is only ONE farm that produces it! And we could not find a single farm in Colombia to have as a back-up! Can you believe it? ONE farm! To make things even more difficult, the farm only produces this variety around Fall/Christmas, so that’s why we had to take it off the website. But please feel free to check in with us to get an update on its availability!