Are your bridesmaid's in a fantastically saturated colour and the thought of giving them a bouquet full of colour seem a little over the top for you? What about what this bride did?
|Photo courtesy of Claudette Carracedo|
This next bride while having quite traditional colours, (red, white and tiffany blue) using them together is a new and modern twist!
|Photo courtesy of Jasalyn Thorne Photography|
Are you thinking flowers should be all colour all the time? This bride did too...
|Photo courtesy of Sweet Pea Photography|
A question I get asked a lot about is the use if dyed flowers to add brighter colours that you may not find, as readily, in nature. My one caution is to not use dyed flowers in your personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages anything someone may hold or wear). A requirement when dying flower is for the person dying them to wear a large plastic bag, so not kidding!, because they weep when cut or can be rubbed into your clothes and once the colour is in your clothes it isn't coming out-EVER! You've spent so much time looking for your special dress and then spent, usually, a fair bit of money on it and the chance of permanently staining it with your special "blue" flower is a scary thought-unless, of course, you love that colour so much the idea of keeping it with your dress forever is appealing to you then, hey, you go for it! Think about adding wire, crystals or pearls in your special colour and then you can always add those colourful blooms to the ceremony arrangements or centerpieces.
|We added some pretty blue wire, made to look like a traditional bow, to add some colour|
|Same wedding as the above picture and we added dyed blue roses and dendrobium orchids. The blue delphinium is natural|
It's so great that couples can now personalize their weddings the way they want, not like when I got married almost (oh my!) 14 years ago! You have so many options now to add beautiful colour to your wedding and have it appear perfectly suited! Do you love colour? Will you, or did you, use colourful flowers in your wedding arrangements?