#BouquetBreakdown - The "Liberty"
We're back for another #bouquetbreakdown and this bouquet gives us all the patriotic vibes. From the deep reds to the bright whites and pastel blues this bouquet screams America. No matter the season this bouquet is always going to pop.
So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
Well, we are very patriotic and very much love our country but we also love the bright colors. It is not often we get to use such bold colors in wedding work. When our bride, Sarah, was needing a color palette redesign we were ecstatic to offer the red, white, and bloom palette. She surprised her now-husband with the flowers and he loved them so much he had them preserved for her after their intimate wedding.
So let's break it down!
We have categorized the blooms by color this time and we're starting off with that bold pop of red!
Red Spray Roses: These bright red spray roses were the main blooms for our pop of red. Spray roses are a great all-purpose flower and just like ranunculus come in a rainbow of colors. Spray roses are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Red Mini Gerbera Daisies: These red mini gerbera daisies were our supporting actress in the red category. They have a very different bloom structure than the red spray roses and therefore gave a nice definition to the red category in our color palette. Mini gerbera daisies are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Red Astible: We love using this fluffy red astible in bouquets. We find that adding in even the smallest amount gives the bouquet so much more dimension. Astible is a line flower which means it blooms vertically instead of in one round ball. Some of our other favorite line flowers in delphinium, stock, veronica, liatris, and snapdragons. Astible is available year-round and come in a variety of colors from white, blush, pink, red, and burgundy. We give astible a $$$ our of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Anemones: Anemones are another unique blooming flower. They don't have any great dupes which makes them highly sought after. Their dark black centers can throw off a navy tone in some varieties. Anemones are also available in a wide variety of colors such as white, red, blue, purple, pink and even a beautiful burgundy wine color. They are a very delicate flower with tissue paper-thin petals. They are often placed last into a bouquet. Anemones are available year-round and much like ranunculus we give them $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Lysimachia: A new face to the bouquet breakdown! Lysimachia is a fun new mini line flower. We love it because each individual bloom is star-shaped. We know, we know a little cliché for the red, white, and bloom pallet but we couldn't help ourselves. These blooms very much remind us of a more plump veronica. Lysimachia is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Stock: Stock is a fairly fragrant flower that reminds us of a spice smell, almost clove-like. They are made up of little clusters of ruffled petals that grow upwards towards a small spiked top. They can be purchased year-round and come in a huge variety of colors. We give stock a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blue Thistle: Blue thistle another bouquet breakdown classic. When you're thinking you still need something blue for your day, this is almost always our go-to. Thistle comes in a variety of colors and some of our other favorite colors include green, white glitter, and purple. Blue thistle is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blue Delphinium: Another new face to our bouquet breakdowns. Delphiniums are a wonderful flower to add a pop of blue. There are very few naturally true blue flowers and delphinium is one of the best in our opinion. They can range from light to dark blue and come in both a regular and hybrid form. For this bouquet, we chose the standard form to give the bouquet a lighter more whimsical vibe. The hybrid version is often much larger with thick stems and near 100 individual blooms. Delphinium is available year-round and we give it a $$-$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Dusty Miller: This fun pop of bright silver foliage is a great addition to any bouquet. The soft silvery leaves help bring out the light and bright silver tone of the eucalyptus. It is typically grown as an annual in our area and not many people think to add it to their bouquet. One thing to note about dusty miller is that it is a very water thirsty foliage. It can often wilt in the hot summer so it needs to be tucked into bouquets and supported by other greenery and blooms. Dusty miller is available year-round and we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Willow Eucalyptus: Willow eucalyptus has long beautiful wispy leaves. While it is not super aromatic like the baby blue eucalyptus it does have a nice hint of eucalyptus scent. It is a wonderful greenery for cascading bouquets as it has a nature drape and incredible movement. Willow eucalyptus is available year-round and most often February through May can be found to have seed pods like the seeded eucalyptus. We give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Seeded Eucalyptus: Like we've said before it hasn't *quite* outran it's cousin Silver Dollar Eucapytus but it is getting there! We find the seeds give an amazing texture to any bouquet but fit best with cascading summer bouquets or fall weddings. Seeded eucalyptus can be found year-round for the most part. It does go off crop in the early spring and some parts of the year can have cupped seeded instead of the desired green seed pods. We give seeded eucalyptus a $$$ out of $$$$$ rating on our expensive scale.
Italian Ruscus: This greenery is great for adding height, weight, and even length to a bouquet. The deep green leaves are often a great contrast to the silvery eucalyptus. The way the leaves are positioned on the stems gives this greenery a lighter more airy look. It is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Would you consider the red, white, and bloom palette for your wedding?! We hope so!
Photography by Coryn Keifer Photography
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