Posts Tagged ‘feminine bouquet’

Rustic weddings are growing in popularity and that makes me happy. I adore a rustic wedding and am actually planning one myself, so it is no surprise that when searching for inspirational images of rustic bridal bouquets I fell in love again and again each new image I found.

Its fun, whimsical, country, garden….it can mean so many things and can take on a whole range of colour schemes. But one thing a rustic bouquet definitely is, is relaxed, never stuffy or formal in any way.

One trend that could denote a rustic bouquet is leaving the stems long and on show


Alternatively you could wrap your long stems, bringing a rustic vibe into your day via the choice of ribbon

a common material is burlap as seen on this bouquet and the one below by Sage designs

Twine or rope would also work beautifully


You could even go one step further than just the wrap and choose a significant adornment to attach to the stems (images via the weddingofmydreams)

A hankerchief with your wedding date date stitched in

A locket

Rosery beads…or just a pretty brooch or pendant that you love!

Mismatched bouquets for your bridesmaids is also a nice touch at any rustic wedding


A rustic bouquet can be created through the simplicity of only one type of flower, gathered in a natural looking bundle as if scooped from the garden or side of the road…

A wheat bouquet would be perfect for a fall wedding aswell. The second bouquet is by the talented Carissa from JL designs, image found via  stephaniewilliamsphotography

Another beautiful rustic bouquet by Jl designs

dried lavender bouquet found via bridalbuds

For the lucky spring bride who happens to be in lilac season this mixture of lilac and eucalyptus is so romantic! source

And whoever thought babys breath could look so cute?

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But if you cant decide on one flower, not to worry….rustic bouquets are just SO delightful as a mixed bunch of small and big flowers, focusing more on colour and texture for the overall effect!!

And because a rustic wedding will most likely be in a barn or a venue with alot of masculine elements such as heavy, natural materials and timber, my preference for a mixed rustic bouquet is to play off that feel with a more feminine floral arrangement in subtle, more romantic colours. Soft greys, silvers and blues used in the foliage are also the perfect contrast for these types of flowers. Dusty miller and eucalyptus would be my top picks.


I love the mix …gold/twine/rustic…very glammed up rustic! source

not normally a teardrop bouguet kinda gal…. but LOVE!!! found via sparkle and hay

and now how about a full cascading bouquet? found via ruffled


By flower hardware this bouquet is a mix of white flowers including combines white flowers including antique garden roses, sweet peas, clematis, and scabiosa.

LOVE LOVE LOVE those colours! found via greenweddingshoes



and what is a post about one of my favourite themes without an inspirational bouquet by one of my favourite floral designers?! This beautiful bouquet is by Meg at La Partie Events

It is obvious rustic is BIG nowadays. Most bouquets I see on the blogs across the net, I have realized, could be translated as rustic. So if this is your dream, don’t get caught in the specifics, just relax with an organically styled natural bouquet and consider perhaps suggesting long stems, one favorite garden flower of yours, a particular wrap, a special adornment or brooch, or just a mix match of subtle and feminine garden flowers gathered together.


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I obvviously have a thing for large flowers at the moment but lately I have been loving the huge Dinner plate dahlias in the cooler!

I used them this week for a feminine arrangement….

So how about using these as a wedding flower?

Here I was thinking they would be too big and delicate but I was overwhelmed with the array of amazing bouquets out there…I think I have a new flower crush!

Here are some amazing bouquets sourced for yours (and mine) viewing pleasure!


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This beautiful bouquet used dinner plate dahlia, scabiosa, tweedia, and delphinium …all wrapped in natural twine! I found this simple beauty at the floral lab

The next few images I found via Lovely little details blog….(on a side note, this is a great little site to explore)

Yumiko Fletcher of Hana floral design created this stunning bouquet.  The bride was so smitten with her bouquet!  It is a lovely little post on sparkle and hay that shows how much your bouquet can add to your whole day and experience!

The dahlia caters to a bide who prefers a clean, classic white look…but still wnats to stand out from the crowd. The flowers above found at Elizabeth Ann design blog

the bouquet in the images above are designed by the talented little floral team at poppies and posies

…and I normally dont like long trailing things coming out of a bouquet! but this bouquet by Martha Andrews just makes my heart swoon!

I lOVE the work by la partie events…and she has not let me down with the dinner plate dahlia bouquet! This girl is forever a source of inspiration to me

So there you have it…The feminine yet still so funky Dinner plate dahlia.

I could keep going on forever but I think it is a becoming a little obsessive this sifting through so many gorgeous images of dinner plate dahlias…I have to stop somewhere! I focussed only on the bouquets this time but dont you worry…I will be back looking at them in many other aspects of a wedding…sigh they are so delightful

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