Bloom­ing bou­quets

Life & Style Weekend - - EDDINGS -

FLOW­ERS and wed­dings go to­gether like a bride and groom. Not only do they add ro­mance and beauty to the spe­cial oc­ca­sion, but they also im­part dif­fer­ent mean­ings.

The flo­ral ar­range­ments you choose for your wed­ding — in­clud­ing bou­quets, cen­tre­pieces and the flow­ers that dec­o­rate your venue — ac­count for a sig­nif­i­cant amount of the av­er­age wed­ding bud­get, so it’s im­por­tant to think care­fully be­fore choos­ing.

Con­sider these ideas

White bou­quets are a pop­u­lar tra­di­tional choice but more vi­brant bou­quets add colour to the en­sem­ble and pho­tos.

Vi­brant yel­lows, bril­liant or­anges and lus­cious pur­ples are all avail­able.

Muted and ro­man­tic com­bi­na­tions of white and pink or white and cream pair bet­ter with a clas­sic wed­ding.

While roses re­main hugely pop­u­lar, lilies, car­na­tions and even ger­beras are now com­mon.

Bou­quets can be adorned or bound with rib­bons, pearls, feath­ers or dia­mantes.

En­sure the florist re­moves any pollen from your bou­quet to pre­vent stain­ing your dress.

Al­most any­thing you pic­ture can be cre­ated, in­clud­ing suc­cu­lents, berries and other or­na­men­tal com­po­nents. The mean­ing be­hind the petals: Red and white roses im­part love Yel­low roses mean friend­ship Tulips sig­nify pas­sion Or­chids em­body beauty White lilies por­tray majesty Daisies sig­nify in­no­cence

PHOTO: SHUT­TER­STOCK

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