#BouquetBreakdown - The "Juliet"
When we're asked to describe what we envision as the holy grail of wedding bouquets, we immediately think of the "Juliet". Juliet just like the fairytale name suggests is a romantic, timeless love story featuring white blooms in a bed of lush greenery.
So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
Whether you're getting married in a rustic barn, lakeside retreat, or winery this bouquet is for you. The white blooms bring a very bridal feel while the greenery giving you the pop of color to distinguish the white blooms against the white dress. It's been deemed one of our all-time favorites and we can't wait to share more imagines from this stunning mini-mony with you!
So let's cut to the chase and break it down.
Duchesse de Nemours Peonies: These brilliant white peonies came straight from our personal cut flower garden. They are a garden favorite as they smell heavenly and have stems that often produce multiple blooms! 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 $$$ to $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale
White Ranunculus: Ranunculus are still a favorite for us! We tuck these fluffy swirling blooms in everywhere. Ranunculus are available in a rainbow of colors and are super hardy out of water. They are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Lisianthus: Lisianthus is another one of our best-kept secrets when it comes to wedding flowers! Lisianthus is available in a huge spectrum of colors. Yes, even find those hard to get mauves, champagnes, and yellowy apricots. Lisianthus kind of remind us of spray roses in the way the fresh-cut blooms look. The tiny rosettes in the middle have the same shape as spray roses and open up to reveal a gorgeous center with tiny little stamens. Lisianthus are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Perennial Scabiosa: Perennial Scabiosa, not to be confused with the Scabiosa Scoop, is another great filler for a more rustic or wildflower style. Unlike its cousin Scabiosa Scoop, the perennial version lacks the fluffy center. The stems also can branch to have multiple blooms per stems. While Scabiosa can be purchased year-round we find the local season to be June through October. On the expensive scale, we rate Scabiosa $$ out of $$$$$.
White Hypericum Berries: Here we go again with the texture thing. Someone get us a thesaurus! While yes they are great for texture they are also great for adding small pops of color in bouquets. The small cluster of berries adds an element of interest and intrigue. And no, they are not edible but they look it sometimes. They come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Veronica: Veronica is a truly unique filler flower. It is considered a line flower meaning its blooms are lineal. Some other more popular line flowers are snapdragons and delphinium. While veronica is not nearly as large as the other line flowers it does give a bouquet some nice height. The blooms can be placed deeper in the bouquet to only show a green point or closer to the surface of the bouquet showing the white to green gradient. Veronica comes in a variety of colors and is available year-round. We give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Green Thistle: Green thistle another great textural filler flower. The stems typically have 4 to 5 blooms which gives you a great bang for your buck. I know you hear this a lot from us but it does give the bouquet great texture. Texture is so important when making a bouquet really stand out and look ultra-lux. Green thistle is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: Good ol' faithful! I told ya we used this stuff in everything. Silver dollar eucalyptus is available for the most part year-round but does go off crop for a short stint in the spring. We give silver dollar eucalyptus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Parvifola Eucalyptus: More eucalyptus! The elliptical shaped leaves of the parvifolia eucalyptus offer a dainty and feminine touch to the bouquet. Parvifolia Eucalyptus can be found year-round but during certain seasons the tips of the new growth will have a burgundy red tone to them. While it is not as common as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus it is just as expensive if not more. For that reason, we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Israeli Ruscus: The good ol' trusty Israeli ruscus! It's a great traditional greenery that is amazing at adding some bulk and brightness to a bouquet. It may be hard to see here but it does have a beautiful deep green color. We find that it works as an amazing base to those larger bouquets. It helps cradle the blooms while still letting the other greens shine. Israeli ruscus is available year-round and we give it $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Olive Greenery: Yes! A new greenery to our bouquet breakdowns! Olive, just like the name suggests has a beautiful olive color to the leaves. They very much match the silvery tone of eucalyptus while adding another leaf shape and texture. And, Yup! It still is one of the oldest symbols of peace. Olive is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
So tell us, would you want the Juliet for your special day?!
Photography by: Ellen Sargent Photography
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