As bridal fashion runways unveil tailor-made gowns with feathers, plunging necklines, illusion bodices and floral appliques, there’s one thing to embrace right now in weddings: drama.
What does that mean for florals? Dimension, structured style and color are the latest rage. Local designers capture the trend with tight nosegays of exotic colors and bouquet alternatives like all-green wraps. If looking to add wow-factor, go bold with vibrant, modern stems.
Shades of plum and merlot intermingle in this lush spring bouquet by Native Flower Company. Phaleonopis and cymbidium orchids take the lead with lavender, sweet peas, tulips and hellebores acting as best supporting blooms. Fern tips surprise the eye and layers of ribbon float in the breeze.
Don’t feel like carrying a bouquet down the aisle? Swap out the traditional bridal nosegay for an all-green wrap like this beauty by La Fleur Design. This garland features bush ivy, genestra, and eucalyptus.
The tropical experts at Orchid Dynasty wrap twelve long-stem phalaenopsis orchids for sensational drama. With each stem boasting ten to twelve flowers, that’s over 120 orchids for a bride to carry down the aisle. Bonus: This cascading bouquet is grand yet it’s comfortably lightweight and will hold up to Utah’s varied weather.
Talk about texture. Tulips, kumquats, hot pokers and dahlias combine to create a recipe worthy of a flower-win. Against all the bright wedding whites, this vibrant, citrus-hued bouquet from Jolley’s Gift and Floral won’t go unnoticed.
Photography by D’Arcy Benincosa
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