Bouquets too beautiful to toss!
Your bouquet will take centre stage in many of your portraits, so pick one that makes a real style statement. This season is all about interesting textures, big, boisterous brights and soft, romantic florals. We asked five local florists to design two pieces each – what they came up with is literally too beautiful to toss!
Anthuriums, imported Dutch tulips, banksia, veronicas, roses, fynbos (kol-kol), imported Dutch peonies, trailing fern and dendrobium orchids (R700) Paramithi Flowers and Décor Styling and Design
1. Pepper tree leaves, salvia flowers, peonies, garden roses, stocks, snapdragons, dendrobium orchids, tulips, amaranthus, ranunculi and kale (R1 200) Anli Wahl Floral Design 2. Lace flowers, poppies, grevilleas, dendrobium orchids, tulips, garden roses, peonies, fig leaves, lemon geraniums, hyacinths, ranunculi and syringa berries (R950) Anli Wahl Floral Design 3. Green cymbidium orchids, ornamental kale, a variety of ferns (including sword and cat’s tail ferns), green brunia, pelargoniums, viburnums, succulents, green leucadendrons, helichrysum and foraged greenery (R750) LUSH Flowers + Event Décor 4. Orange roses, celosia, purple arum lilies and purple alstroemerias (R650) Aspen Flowers & Co
Blushing bride proteas, carnations, freesias, tulips, David Austin roses, fynbos, fern fronds, willow branches and anthuriums (R650) Paramithi Flowers and Décor Styling and Design
5. Aloes, green fynbos (kol-kol) and cream cluster roses (R650) Aspen Flowers & Co 6. Black peonies, banksia, slangbos, black arum lilies, red tulips, carnations, syringa berries, red repens and cymbidium orchids (R800) Flowers in the Foyer 7. Tulips, roses, ranunculi, poppies, pincushions, red banksias, aloe flowers, succulent flowers, hypericum berries, grapevine, honeysuckle and foraged greenery (R900) LUSH Flowers + Event Décor 8. Pink peonies, O’Hara roses and dendrobium orchids, white veronicas and bouvardias and cream vendela roses (R700) Flowers in the Foyer.
Choose your bouquet to flatter your figure: a dainty posy suits a petite bride, while a big cascading bouquet works wellif you’re tall.2
Ask your florist to create a mini version of your bouquet that you can use for the bouquet-tossingceremony.
6 Consider adding mint, lavender or some other fragrant herb to your bouquet for its refreshing scent or calmingeffect.