Weddings have so many odd traditions that have worked their way into today’s celebrations, wouldn’t you say? Dad “giving away” the bride. Lifting the veil. Cutting the cake. And my favorite/not favorite, that whole garter thing. Then there’s tossing the bouquet. It came from the idea that a bride brought good luck to anyone who touched her or took a piece of her dress — because God forbid a girl stay single! Isn’t she lucky to finally be married! So some clever brides — in a slick move to evade all their adoring fans and paparazzi — started tossing their wedding flower bouquets as a way to spare their dresses, yet still share their good luck. A tradition was born! Let’s keep doing it forever!
Now, what’s a girl to do if she loves her flowers? I say keep them! Or you could do what many a bride has done for decades: Make a mini-me of your bridal bouquet and toss that instead. That’ll give you the best of both worlds. You can share your fabulous good fortune with your poor single girlfriends in the hopes that some of your married-person mojo rubs off on them. And you can keep the stunning, gorgeous bouquet you so carefully chose for your special day. Because seriously, this is probably the single-most carefully chosen special bouquet you’ll ever have!
To have & to hold: Wedding flower bouquets you’ll want to hang on to!
This week, we shared some photos of keepable and untossable wedding flower bouquets. Some were in delicate hues of blush. Others were vibrant orange. And still others were made of succulents, which are super on-trend right now. Take a look for yourself and see what I mean by untossable (which auto-correct does not think is a word).
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If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top Los Angeles wedding planners, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
Handheld art. Bright orange blooms mixed in with contrasting green succulents and brown curly swirls poking out of the top. I love when a bride does something different and this was it!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
Succulents are very of the moment in flower design, so it makes sense that we’re seeing them being used in wedding bouquets. How beautiful and creative is this? #SuckerForSucculents!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
Pink, pretty, feminine. Here’s one of the most perfect-looking wedding flower bouquets. You definitely won’t want to toss this one at the reception! Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
Love, love, love this bouquet! I love orange, I love tulips. What’s not to love? #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
I can’t believe how closely these roses match this dress. It looks like they were dyed! Of course they weren’t. They’re just in the perfect shade of blush and they make for a stunning, lush bouquet.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
So how’s this for a non-traditional bouquet? These moss-covered “handbags” have succulent “flowers” on the outside, and inside are the rose petals to toss at the bride & groom. Super cute idea for the flower girls to carry, don’t you think?
Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!
So, what do you think of our wedding flower bouquets? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. Flowers – you want them perfect for you’re big day, right! Get the scoop on hiring a florist and find more ideas on wedding flower bouquets right here: Tips for Hiring a Floral Designer, Succulents…All The Rage and Totally Gorge. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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