We can't help ourselves! We absolutely love bouquet breakdowns. We often hear wedding couples say "oh I really like those! What are they?" or "Those are roses? I guess then I do like roses and I'd like those in my bouquet." While we have zero expectations of our clients flower knowledge we find when a client is more confident during our consultations they are able to ask the questions they want. Therefore, making the consultation more productive and leaving the wedding couple feeling like they were completely heard.
So why do we love this bouquet?
The cascade of course! While it's not a full floor-length cascade we find that even a little cascade action adds an immense amount of elegance to a bouquet. A cascade bouquet no matter the flower choice will always be a show stopper.
So what's in this bouquet?
EVERYTHING! We have the most affordable greenery all the way to one of the high-end greeneries. We have super budget-friendly flowers in this bouquet as well as some gorgeous and highly sought after garden roses and ranunculus.
Kahala Garden Roses: Or as we like to shout, KA-HALA! These garden roses are truly one of a kind. They have a beautiful champagney-cream undertone outlined in a powder pink peach. These roses are a must-see and must-have for fall weddings. Fun fact the name "Kahala" comes from an affluent neighborhood in Honolulu Hawaii. They are available year found and we give them a $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Burgundy Wine Ranunculus: Another fall wedding favorite, the burgundy wine ranunculus. Ranunculus is one of our favorite wedding flowers. We try to tuck ranunculus into every bouquet. The fluffy petals give a sweet softness to the bouquet. Ranunculus are available in a rainbow of colors and are available year-round. We give ranunculus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Spray Roses: Spray roses are a great filler flower and just like ranunculus come in a rainbow of colors. While these red and orange spray roses are standard form they also are available in the garden rose from as well. Spray roses are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Green Thistle: Green thistle is a great filler flower. The stems typically have 4 to 5 blooms which gives you a great bang for your buck. I know you hear this a lot from us but it does give the bouquet great texture. Texture is so important when making a bouquet really stand out and look ultra-lux. Green thistle is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Cream Hypericum Berries: Here we go again with the great texture thing. Someone get us a thesaurus! While yes they are great for texture they are also great for adding small pops of color in bouquets. The small cluster of berries adds an element of interest and intrigue. And no, they are not edible but they look it sometimes. They come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Brick Red Alstromeria: Alstromeria is another great inexpensive filler flower. It comes in a variety of colors and typically has 4-7 blooms per stem. Their common name is the peruvian lily and I am sure you can tell why. They look like mini lilies with their petal shape and bloom structure. Alstromeria is available year-round and we give it a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Copper Spray Chrysanthemum: These cute little copper spray chrysanthemums are a fall favorite. They boast the perfect shade of copper and are a great filler flower. While they are quite bold in color, we think they pair nicely with the deep reds, oranges, and cream tones in this bouquet. Copper spray chrysanthemums are available year-round and we give them a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Agonis: Agonis much like the willow eucalyptus has wispy long leaves. Agonis however, has a stunning burgundy and green tone. It is ideal for fall weddings as it gives the perfect backdrop to show off those deep yellows and burnt oranges. Agonis can be found year-round but technically is in season from June to December. It is one the most expensive greenery options available but we think it's totally worth the extra bucks. We give agonis a $$$ our of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: The one and only silver dollar eucalyptus. This is definitely by far the most popular greenery right now. Pinterest boards are smothered in and we're not upset about. The sage green color compliments almost every palette. Silver dollar eucalyptus is available for the most part year-round but does go off crop for a short time in the spring. We give silver dollar eucalyptus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Seeded Eucalyptus: A tried and true eucalyptus variety. While not quite as famous as the silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus is definitely gaining traction. We find the seeds give an amazing texture to any bouquet but fit best with rustic or fall weddings. Seeded eucalyptus can be found year-round for the most part. It does go off crop in the early spring and some parts of the year can have cupped seeded instead of the desired green seed pods. We give seeded eucalyptus a $$$ out of $$$$$ rating on our expensive scale.
Willow Eucalyptus: A new eucalyptus to our bouquet breakdowns! Willow eucalyptus has long beautiful wispy leaves. While it is not super aromatic like the baby blue eucalyptus it does have a nice hint of eucalyptus scent. It is a wonderful greenery for cascading bouquets as it has a nature drape and incredible movement. Willow eucalyptus is available year-round and most often February through May can be found to have seed pods like the seeded eucalyptus. We give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Baby Blue Eucalyptus: What can we say. We LOVE baby blue eucalyptus and love to tuck it into everything. You've seen it in a couple of our bouquet breakdowns now and despite the sticky sap when processing it, we still can't help ourselves. It is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Israeli Ruscus: The good ol' trusty Israeli ruscus! It's a great traditional greenery that is amazing at adding some bulk and brightness to a bouquet. It may be hard to see here but it does have a beautiful deep green color. Israeli ruscus is available year-round and we give it $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Do you have any favorite flowers or greens from this bouquet? Drop them in the comments!
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