Florals

Vintage
Something old and something new is the inspiration behind this bouquet. Brides and Bouquets Owner Gregg Kennedy said brides are offering a piece of their mother’s veil or grandmother’s veil to be used in their wedding bouquet. Kennedy is finding creative ways to incorporate the pieces of fabric, lace, chiffon or nylon netting by making little flowers and wrapping the floral stems with it.

“This is becoming more popular with brides and its giving the arrangement a very vintage look,” he said.

Shades of light green and white using orchids, hydrangeas and other blooming beauties give this trend a sophisticated yet elegant nod to the past.
Brides and Bouquets
604-A, E. Chatham St., Cary
(919) 465-1820
www.brides-and-bouquets.com

Romance
Chartreuse and fuchsia collide in this assortment of flowers adding pops of color for a unique visual effect.

“I have experienced a rebirth of brides choosing a romantically inspired, textured clutch bouquet designed with very bold, vibrant color,” said Ruth Payne, of Fleur Essence. “For the bride wanting an edgier look, I will add a twist or two of the hot, colorful wire available today.”

Payne says the trends in clothing like ruffles, bows and fluffy elements directly influence wedding floral trends and design. Brides are definitely moving away from traditional white bouquets and embracing multicolored designs for their wedding day.
Fleur Essence
2009 Garden Wall Court, Raleigh
(919) 435-0555
www.lovefleuressence.com

Classic Red Roses
Cydney Davis-English, owner of the English Garden, has re-imagined the perennial favorite red rose with a subtle but impactful update that matches today’s more contemporary wedding gowns.

“Brides love the impact offered by the striking color and boldness of a monobotanical bouquet, but the stiff, rigid form of the past decade’s tightly mounded, pavé form seems out of sync with the more fluid and sophisticated gowns preferred by brides today.”

The strategic grouping of the roses in the design and the variance in color places a greater emphasis on texture, so there’s no need for ornamentation or filler elements like baby’s breath

English added, “Bands of supple ivory ribbon simply knotted paired with a pearl wrap reveal the clean, elegant form of the stems, which are cut on the bias for a more natural look.”
The English Garden Florist
6308 Angus Drive, Raleigh
(919) 341-6650
www.englishgardenraleigh.com

Couture Designs
A term typically used to describe fashion is now making its way into the wedding industry from couture gowns to couture flowers, said Gary Swartz, of Preston Flowers.

“Couture in the floral industry encompasses monochromatic palettes (or jarring), unexpected color combinations, unusual textures and unique shapes,” he said.

This bouquet includes purple and green cymbidium orchids, hot pink peonies, purple dendrobium orchids, green parrot tulips, green hypericum berries, eggplant mini calla lilies, white oriental lilies, green hydrangea and cascading green amaranthus.

The unexpected and stunning combinations offer the stylish look any fashionista bride would be proud to carry down the aisle.

Preston Flowers
1848 Boulderstone Way, Cary
(919) 460-4625
www.prestonflowers.com

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