^Ombre dress inspired Garden Rose bouquet^

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

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garden rose wedding bouquet carmel by the sea


July 3, 2012 - 11:11 am

Kelly (Botanique) - Oh my, those first two photos are magical. I LOVE that dress. And I totally agree- that bouquet matches the dress perfectly. So pretty!

July 4, 2012 - 12:26 am

Lisa - I just found your blog and beautiful flower creations! So happy I did. Love your work! Will be pinning so much 🙂

July 4, 2012 - 9:34 am

Kate - Thanks so much! I’ve been having fun checking out your site – hy husband and I are *obsessed* with that amazing shaggy black and white spotted dog you’ve photographed- loving your work too and thanks for commenting

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