#BouquetBreakdown - The "Kylie"
Let's be real, you knew we couldn't do only half of the iconic duo. Very much like the "Kendall" and "Kylie" you are more accustomed to, these bouquets are both special in their own ways. The "Kylie" is soft, she's feminine and elegant. She features some of the classic flowers like roses, stock, and lisianthus but with a twist. We find that the "Kylie" is perfect for those longtime sweethearts who want a romantic and intimate wedding.
So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
We LOVEEEEE this bouquet because we got to use some of our favorite flowers that we haven't been able to in a long time. Thanks, Covid.... We love the white, blush, and mauve tones of this bouquet. It's romantic and it's timeless. We also LOVEEEEE the shape. It is a non-traditional oval and we think it compliments the flowers so much more. You know what they say, spread the love!
So let's break it down!
White Snowy Jewel Roses: Snowy jewel roses are another favorite of ours. They have an incredible rose fragrance and open up beautifully. If left to bloom completely, they will open up 100% of the way exposing the inner yellow center. One thing to note is while they are a white rose, they are not as white as a Playa Blanca Rose. Snowy jewel roses have a little more of a cream tone to the center of them but it is something we have come to love! They are not available all year but are most often available during the traditional wedding season. We give snowy jewel roses a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Lisianthus: Lisianthus is our most popular wedding flower. Lisianthus is available in a huge spectrum of colors. Yes, even find those hard to get mauves, champagnes, and yellowy apricots. Lisianthus kind of reminds us of spray roses in the way the fresh-cut blooms look. The rosettes in the middle have the same shape as spray roses and open up to reveal a gorgeous center with tiny little stamens. Lisianthus is available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Mums: White mums are a wonderful substitution for dahlias when they are out of season. Mums have an incredible vase life and come in a huge variety of colors. We know, mums are best known for being those little button-sized flowers you put on top of your hay bales on your front porch in the fall. These mums are much larger and are roughly the size of a dahlia. They are also available in a large more "dinnerplate" size as well. Mums are available year-round and we give them a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Amnesia Roses: Amnesia roses are another love of ours. They are so unique and fit every mauvy, dusty pink lavender palette under the sun. When paired with other pastels and ivory flowers they give an antique vibe. However, when paired with brighter tones they give off more of a modern vibe. Amnesia roses are a very unique color and don't have any truly great dupes making them very desirable. While during peak wedding season they can be hard to get a hold of, don't fret! We have our secret sources who seem to always come through. They are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blush Stock: Stock is such a beautiful timeless flower. It has an incredible scent that is reminiscent of cloves. Stock is said to mean a happy life when added to a bouquet. Stock comes in a large variety of colors from white, blush, salmon, lavender, fuchsia, dark purple, and more. It is available year-round and we give stock a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blush Alstromeria: Alstromeria is a great inexpensive filler flower. It comes in a variety of colors and typically has 4-7 blooms per stem. Their common name is the Peruvian lily and I am sure you can tell why. They look like mini lilies with their petal shape and bloom structure. Alstroemeria is a very hardy flower and makes a great choice for arrangements that will be out of water for an extended period of time. Alstromeria is available year-round and we give it a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Peach Hypericum Berries: These little berries are so versatile and we love sneaking them in everywhere. Did ya notice they were in our last bouquet breakdown as well? While no, they are not edible but they can certainly look it sometimes. Hypericum berries come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: All hail the king! Silver dollar eucalyptus is back in our bouquet breakdowns and we've really missed it. This silvery sage green foliage is super versatile and used in nearly every bouquet we create. It always pairs well with other eucalyptus varieties and contracts dark foliage like ruscus. Silver dollar eucalyptus is available for the most part year-round but does go off crop for a short stint in the spring. We give silver dollar eucalyptus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Seeded Eucalyptus: I know, shocker! You know we love it and have to use it in nearly every bouquet. We find the seeds give an amazing texture to any bouquet but fit best with cascading summer bouquets or fall weddings. Seeded eucalyptus can be found year-round for the most part. It does go off crop in the early spring and some parts of the year can have cupped seeded instead of the desired green seed pods. We give seeded eucalyptus a $$$ out of $$$$$ rating on our expensive scale.
Italian Ruscus: This dark green foliage is great for adding height, weight, and even length to a bouquet. The deep green leaves are often a great contrast to the silvery eucalyptus. The way the leaves are positioned on the stems gives this greenery a lighter more airy look. Italian ruscus is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
So what do you think of the "Kylie"? Isn't she so sweet with a flair of fierce?
Photography courtesy of: Amy Bennett Photography
Here's a little blog of things we've been up to. P.s. I do not claim to be a professional author so don't mind that casual spelling errors. Enjoy!