Whitsunday Wedding Flowers | Creating your perfect bouquet

June 16, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Insider Tips,Whitsunday Wedding Planning

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Below are the top tips and sound advice from the professionally trained florists at the The Flower Hut to help you in creating your perfect wedding bouquet.

Do your homework

To choose your Whitsunday wedding flowers you need to know your colour scheme, overall wedding style and have chosen your gown and bridesmaids dresses. This way your florist can offer specific suggestions and recommendations to compliment your wedding theme.  A professional Whitsunday florist will also ask for material swatches or paint sample cards from a hardware store so they can colour match bouquet ribbons and flower tones.

Your consultation is also the time to show your florist the style of bouquets and flowers that you like. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what flowers are in the bouquets or whether they are available, it’s more to give your florist an idea of your style.


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Brooke Miles Photography


Be realistic about your budget

Professional florists are happy to work with you to accommodate your budget, but please be realistic with your expectations. Premium flowers such as peonies, David Austin roses, phalaenopsis orchids and imported roses unfortunately come with a premium price, so if your budget is restricted be open to using seasonal flowers.

Trust Your Florist…

While a professional florist is all for creating your own style, they will suggest guidelines to follow depending on the style of your gown. The Flower Hut have the following advice…  If your gown is full and very detailed, we suggest going for a natural stem posy style bouquet, nothing with too many hanging or cascading pieces as this can be all a bit too much.

Your florist is the professional so listen to them and trust them to fulfill your vision for your special day!


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Tropix Photography


.. don’t be afraid to break with tradition either

It is your special day!!!! Step outside the tradition of ‘rose dome’ bouquets. Seasonal flowers, berries, foliage and textured filler flowers create stunning bouquets that give a more relaxed feel.

You can also step outside the tradition of bouquets for your bridesmaids – you have the option of wrist corsages, hair flowers and even floral clutch handbags!


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The bride always comes first

When it comes to flowers, we all know the bride is really the main event. The Flower Hut recommend keeping this in mind whilst budgeting for bouquets. A bride’s bouquet is the one that will be seen and photographed the most, so don’t try and save money there.  Include less floral content in your bridesmaids’ bouquets or change to wrist corsages so that you can afford your dream bouquet.

You should also decide on the colour or theme of your own bouquet and then work out how to carry it through to your bridesmaids’, not the other way around.


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Iconic Bride Photography


White, ivory and cream are not the same colour

The Flower Hut recommend you provide your florist with a swatch of the colour you’d like and leave the rest in their very capable hands.

But if you want to get your colours sorted, white is the pure paper white colour. The next shade is ivory, which is less white with a buttery undertone, then cream is a shade of white but with a light warm hue of yellow.


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Don’t forget the final touches

If you thought it was as simple as choosing some flowers and whacking a ribbon around the stems, think again. There are countless ways you can personalise your bouquet. Think of ideas about how you would like to decorate your bouquet, with fabric from your gown or embellishment to theme detail on your gown. Another idea is to add a family heirloom like a brooch or locket to tick off your ‘something old’ or ‘something borrowed.’


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This Planning Guide article is courtesy of the Flower Hut