So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
We love this bouquet because it is filled with tons of lush flowers and eucalyptus. The color palette is something we've never done before but we LOVE it! We think this palette is going to be hot for 2021 and 2022. It is the perfect twist on the Pantone color of the year.
So let's break it down!
This bouquet is packed with tons of beautiful luxurious flowers. We are so lucky to have scored one of the most highly sought-after roses, the golden mustard rose. We also scored some bleached italian ruscus which is becoming increasingly popular in both boho bouquets and garden-style bouquets.
Golden Mustard Rose: The golden mustard rose is considered a highly sought-after garden rose. It has a 75% bloom aperture and boasts some of the most unique color tones. Being that the golden mustard rose is considered a garden rose it also comes with a lovely scent. This golden hue is perfect for any fall or winter wedding. We think Alexandra Farms says it best though: "The pale almond of her outer petals, which may also be faintly edged with pink, blends into deeper tones of dull gold at the heart of this extraordinary rose." We think this rose works best with both garden-style bouquets and boho-style bouquets. This rose is available year-round and we give it a $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Scabiosa Pods: These fun filler flowers are actually the product of a spent scabiosa flower. They are so unique and the brown color pairs perfectly with the golden mustard roses. These filler flowers can be used from any style starting with rustic and going all the way to boho. Scabiosa Pods are available year-round but we find them to look the best in the summer and the fall. We give scabiosa pods a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blush Peony: Blush peonies may be the most romantic flower when used in a bridal bouquet. They have such a soft and feminine tone to them. Much like the festiva maxima peonies, they offer a large bloom filled with ruffled petals. Peonies are typically in season from May to June with limited availability through July and August from flower farms in Alaska. We give peonies a $$$ to $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale
Blush Lisianthus: Lisianthus is available in a huge spectrum of colors. Yes, even find those hard to get mauves, champagnes, and yellowy apricots. Lisianthus kind of remind us of spray roses in the way the fresh-cut blooms look. Lisianthus are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Lisianthus: Lisianthus, we love it so much we used it twice! The tiny rosettes in the middle have the same shape as spray roses and open up to reveal a gorgeous center with tiny little stamens.
Lisianthus is available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Stock: Stock is such a beautiful timeless flower. It has an incredible scent that is reminiscent of cloves. Stock is said to mean a happy life when added to a bouquet. Stock comes in a large variety of colors from white, blush, salmon, lavender, fuchsia, dark purple, and more. It is available year-round and we give stock a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Hypericum Berries: These little berries are so versatile and we love sneaking them in everywhere. Did ya notice they were in our last bouquet breakdown as well? While no, they are not edible but they can certainly look it sometimes. Hypericum berries come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Akito Rose: A new white rose to our bouquet breakdown. We actually wound up using this rose by pure accident. This bouquet was created for a winter styled shoot and we did not have a lot of time to order our most often used flower varieties. However, what a blessing! We never would have used this rose as we would have just ordered our go-to playa blanca rose. The akito rose, is a beautiful white rose with a smaller head. While some might find this rose not so desirable because of the smaller head, we think it is a plus. It allows the other flowers to ready shine in the bouquet. The akito rose is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Bleached Italian Ruscus: Dried and bleached flowers and greeneries are so popular right now. This bleached ruscus is dried which means it requires no water source. This is wonderful for larger installs and other florals that will be out of water for a while. Since they can be in such high demand they can be a little harder to get a hold of. Bleached Italian ruscus is available year-round but tends to be a little on the pricey side. Because of the extra work going into the processing of this greenery, we give it a $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale. Bleached ruckus can be nearly two to three times more costly than its non-bleached self below.
Italian Ruscus: This dark green foliage is great for adding height, weight, and even length to a bouquet. The deep green leaves are often a great contrast to the silvery eucalyptus. The way the leaves are positioned on the stems gives this greenery a lighter more airy look. Italian ruscus is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: Silver dollar eucalyptus is back in our bouquet breakdowns and we've really missed it. This silvery sage green foliage is super versatile and used in nearly every bouquet we create. It always pairs well with other eucalyptus varieties and contracts dark foliage like ruscus. Silver dollar eucalyptus is available for the most part year-round but does go off crop for a short stint in the spring. We give silver dollar eucalyptus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Seeded Eucalyptus: The ultimate texture foliage in our book. The tiny seeds pods on the seeded eucalyptus are just so versatile! We love using them in a winter bouquet to offset the softness of the winter greenery like cedar. Seeded eucalyptus does go off crop in the early spring and some parts of the year can have brown cupped seeded instead of the desired green seed pods. We give seeded eucalyptus a $$$ out of $$$$$ rating on our expensive scale.
Parvifolia Eucalyptus: This eucalyptus has elliptical-shaped leaves that offer a dainty and feminine touch to the bouquet. Parvifolia Eucalyptus can be found year-round but during certain seasons the tips of the new growth will have a burgundy red tone to them. While it is not as common as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus it is just as expensive if not more. For that reason, we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Gunni Eucalyptus: Finally another new eucalyptus! Does it seem like we used every single variety of eucalyptus we could get our hands-on? Well, that's because we did! Gunni Eucalyptus can sometimes be confused for parvifolia eucalyptus due to the smaller elliptical-shaped leaves. However, you can see the gunni has a wider leaf and often a more soft drape and feel. It also has a little bit more of a silver tone to it when compared to the parvifolia. Gunni Eucalyptus is available year-round and we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Did you have a favorite flower from this bouquet? Maybe a new favorite greenery? Let us know in the comments below if you would rock this bouquet for your own wedding.
Photography by Coryn Keifer Photography
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