All about Andromeda

I’ve been seeing Andromeda creep into bouquets and centerpieces on wedding blogs for a little while now, and noticing and loving it more and more each day.

The botanical name for this ornamental shrub is Pieris Japonica, and it comes in various shades of white, pale and darker pink, with pretty dark green leaves.

It’s sometimes used with its florets fully opened (they look almost like lily of the valley), and sometimes used in bud form just for texture.

For the next few days, I’ll be bringing you some of my favorite arrangements containing Andromeda!

First up is a mono-botanical bouquet – all Andromeda, all the time! This image is from Ginger & Lily, and I really like the look!   It’s followed by some close ups of the florets:

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley

 

Andromeda looks SO pretty in uber-feminine designs, accompanied by frilly round flowers like roses, garden roses, ranunculus and peonies.  It adds just the right amount of variation and texture to these bouquets.  The top and left designs are by Connecticut’s Blush Floral Design, and the bottom right is from Australia’s Lily & Rose:

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley

It looks great with shads of mauve and lavender! The fabulous bouquet on the top is by Elizabeth Anne Designs (and also features riceflower, another of my current favorites that will itself be the subject of an upcoming post!), as is the bottom right image.  On the bottom left we have a bouquet photographed by Karen Wise, that I found on the outstanding floral inspiration blog Botanical Brouhaha:

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic purple vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley

Here’s a great example of the shrub used in its bud form for texture.  The arcs of the branches are so graceful (and I think that’s more riceflower I see there in the back!) This is from House Martin, the blog of Portland based floral geniuses Ink & Peat.  Below that is a pretty bouquet from Kate Holt of Santa Barbara’s Flower Wild:

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley dusty miller garden roses rice flower riceflower

Two more lovely, delicate pastel bouquets, both that use Andromeda and its leaves as a collar.  On the left, from Blush Floral Design again, and on the right, from Eden’s Echo in San Antonio (those scabiosa are so yummy!):

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley

And last for today but certainly not least (I think these were the photos that really started me on my Andromeda watch ; ) – the most joyful bouquet I’ve seen in some time.  This is from Los Angeles’ La Partie Events.  Here’s andromeda with dahlias, amaryllis, ranunculus, veronica and what looks to me like white spray roses.  I LOVE this color and texture combo! This one was also featured on Style Me Pretty:

andromeda wedding bouquet centerpiece pink white romantic vintage garden bridal bridesmaid lily of the valley orange veronica amarylis la partie dahlia

 

To be continued…

 

 

May 23, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Green And Pink Bouquet Pictures - […] Beautiful Wedding Bouquets Featuring Andromeda | Floret Cadet The botanical name for this ornamental shrub is Pieris Japonica, and it comes in various shades of white, pale and darker pink with pretty dark green leaves. It's sometimes used with its florets fully opened (they look almost like lily of the valley), and sometimes used in bud form just for . And last for today but certainly not least (I think these were the photos that really started me on my Andromeda watch ; ) – the most joyful bouquet I've seen in some time. […]

May 24, 2011 - 9:03 am

Erin McLarty - Thank you for sharing one of my pictures–it was actually my own personal bouquet!!! 🙂 I have another bouquet with andromeda here http://edensecho.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-bit-country.html 🙂 Feel free to use my pics any time!

May 24, 2011 - 11:02 am

Kate - Oh cool! It’s a beautiful bouquet! Love the other one too, thanks!

June 5, 2011 - 12:59 pm

silk flowers online - WOW you have listed many great pictures of flowers. Weddings are so important and need the perfect bouquet.

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