I love nothing more than a bridal bouquet that truly ties in with a gown- when you think about it, a bridal bouquet is *the* major accessory on display and it’s such a great opportunity to use colors and textures to really complete a whole vision.
This dress / bouquet combo, courtesy of Christine Cater in Carmel By The Sea, CA (p.s., lucky!!!) are such the perfect example. The water-colored yellow tones in the bride’s gorgeous dress dress are picked up by pale yellow stock, and by a garden rose variety that is new to me and may just by my new favorite – Helios, a bloom that is similar to Carmel Antike but more vibrant, fading from a peachy pink outer to a candlelight colored center. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these! The bouquet also contains Ivory standard roses, and David Austin Patience ivory garden roses. And check out the handle – it’s made from the exact same beading on the bride’s dress, carefully cultivated out of a piece that was removed in alterations.
I think both the bouquet and the dress have a really lovely balance of simplicity and detail – there are only 4 flower types and not a ton of competing textures in the bouquet, which I think is just perfect for that dress. I have often thought that floral design is as much about knowing what to leave out of a design as it is knowing what to put in.
Anyhow, these photos were shot by Alison Bank’s First Comes Love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did