#BouquetBreakdown - The "Lindsey"
This winter bouquet breakdown holds a special place in our hearts as it was for a dear friend of ours. The bride, Lindsey, and her now-husband are huge winter lovers. They dreamt of a snowy winter wedding with cedar garlands and red berries, a true woodland winter wonderland. This bouquet has been highly sought after as inspiration for many winter weddings since and we absolutely love it.
So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
We LOVE this bouquet for its simplicity. While most of our bouquets have between 8-12 different floral ingredients this bouquet has only six. The simple luxurious flowers make for a very clean, classic, and elegant design. This bouquet will be something you look back on in 30 years and say, "wow, I am so glad I choose that bouquet."
So let's break it down!
White Cloud Garden Roses: White garden roses are the epitome of a classic romantic wedding flower. The swirling petals create a soft cushion-like feel. They always pair nicely with peonies and especially eucalyptus. We opted for the variety white cloud in this bouquet as it is a true white rose. Garden roses are available year-round and we give them a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Veronica: Veronica is considered a line flower meaning its blooms are lineal. Some other more popular line flowers are snapdragons and delphinium. While veronica is not nearly as large as the other line flowers it does give a bouquet some nice height. The blooms can be placed deeper in the bouquet to only show a green point or closer to the surface of the bouquet showing the white to green gradient. Veronica comes in a variety of colors and is available year-round. We give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Red Hypericum Berries: Hypericum Berries are a unique filler flower that we love. The small cluster of berries adds an element of interest and intrigue. And no, they are not edible but they look it sometimes. They come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. We also used these berries in the boutonnieres! They hold up extremely well out of water and offer a more masculine feel as they aren't a traditional bloom. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ 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 $$$$$ rating on our expensive scale.
Parvifolia Eucalyptus: This eucalyptus is fast becoming another favorite of ours! It has elliptical shaped leaves that offer a dainty and feminine touch to the bouquet. Parvifolia Eucalyptus can be found year-round but during certain seasons the tips of the new growth will have a burgundy red tone to them. While it is not as common as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus it is just as expensive if not more. For that reason, we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Cedar: Cedar is the perfect winter foliage. It gives you the perfect amount on length and fluff in a bouquet all while giving your bouquet a winter feel. Cedar is available year-round however we haven't used it outside of the winter season yet. We have always dreamed of a Christmas in July wedding though! We give cedar a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
What do you think about the "Lindsey"? Doesn't it make you want to get married in the winter with that beautiful snow backdrop and cozy atmosphere?
Photography: Jenna Brisson Photography
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