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Meanwhile, the cascade bouquet, also known as shower or
waterfall, creates a romantic look with its big and trailing floral
arrangement. What's more, the modern-style bouquet uses
exotic flowers and foliage to create a unique trendy arrange-
ment to suit a more contemporary wedding theme.
Large and detailed bouquets suit the full-figured brides,
whereas petite brides should opt for small and well-shaped
bouquets. Brides who are fair-skinned are advised not to use
bold-coloured flowers as they might appear pale. The colours
of the flowers should also blend with the make-up tones of
the bride. For instance, it is advisable to use pink flowers for
pink make-up tones.
The style and shape of the bridal bouquet are also dictated
by the style of the gown. If the dress of the bride has exqui-
site details, the arrangement of the bouquet should be kept
simple and with complementing details to avoid covering the
gown. A full-skirt gown might need an equally lavish bouquet
to prevent the flowers from being overwhelmed by the layers
of fabric, while an over-the-arm sheath bouquet with a mod-
ern twist will go well with a long slim gown.
The choice of flowers and the suitable wedding flower
arrangement is best discussed with a professional florist. A
florist will need to know the wedding theme and style, colour
scheme, venue, and budget to help him present wedding
flower ideas and materials.
It is best to show to the florist the venue of the wedding, the
sketches or photos of the wedding outfits, fabric swatches,
and pictures of preferred flowers and floral arrangements from
magazines and books. Some of the well-loved wedding flow-
ers are calla lilies, tulips, roses, gerberas, orchids, and roses.
The use of silk wedding flowers can also be discussed with
the florist if the bride wants to keep the bridal bouquet as a
wedding reminder, or if wilting of flowers due to the climate or
long travel will be a concern. Silk flowers can be bought
ready-made or a florist can have them prepared.
Some flowers are readily available because they can be
imported from other places, even sourced from overseas, or
they can be commercially cultivated in all seasons. However,
flowers that are in season are at their most beautiful and are
usually cheaper. Wedding flowers that are easily purchased
regardless of the season are gerberas, lilies, roses, orchids,
anthuriums, and heliconia.
For winter, the cymbidium orchids, although available all
throughout the year, come in more colours - pale green, yel-
low, and white. The tall amaryllis, which comes in pink, red,
and white, can be used as table centerpieces.
Spring offers more choices with tulips, roses, hyacinths, lily of
the valley, and peonies.
Calla lilies and roses are in abundance during summer.
Delphiniums, stock, snapdragons, columbine, and irises are
also summer flowers. Delphiniums and gladioli can be used
for table centerpieces, while snapdragons, irises and
columbine can be incorporated in other floral arrangements.
Autumn brings hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and dahlias,
and the fruits crab apples and physalis can add colour to
autumn wedding decors.
Berries, crystals and pearls are also becoming popular and
give a modern edge to more traditional floral arrangements.
Spend some time clipping your favourite bouquets from bridal
magazines, try not to have your heart set on one style of bou-
quet as your florist may advise against your ideas due to the
season, temperature etc. Listen to your florist's ideas as they
are the experts and truly know your flowers best.
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