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White, pink and green wedding bouquet ~ Bouquet recipe
What did you think of the average cost of getting married? Some serious cash is spent, but it is a once in a lifetime event. If you are trying to save money wherever possible for your wedding, a great option is to DIY your wedding bouquet. Please note: this is will take some skill and practice is a must. We recommend you splurge on the bigger arrangements and have your florist do everything else. From all the table arrangements to the ceremony decor or whatever else you might need.
When planning my own wedding, I was a wedding bouquet obsessive. I hadn’t even decided what my bouquet was going to be until about 7 days before the actual wedding! There is so much choice out there I found it difficult to make a decision and stick to it. The good part about the decision process was that I could choose mine and then the bridesmaids bouquets meaning I could have something different for each resulting in me picking many, many flowers I liked!
Knowing the exact flowers used in a bouquet allows you to share exactly what you are looking for in your wedding bouquet. As a floral novice (but keen appreciator of all things floral!) I asked Amy from Bo Boutique to help produce a mini guide and ‘bouquet recipe’ to what goes into one of her lovely bouquets. Amy knows a thing or two about putting together a pretty bouquet. Today we have a soft and romantic looking white, pink and green wedding bouquet. See below for the seasons in which these stunners flourish…
If you plan on creating your own wedding bouquet or buttonholes, we listed the florals below for this pink,green and white wedding bouquet with matching boutonniere as well as what season they thrive in. We used velvet to wrap the bouquet in gently but you can use anything from burlap to silk ribbon.
Individual flowers from left:
- Ranunculus ~ delicate, papery flowers. Wonderful for romantic weddings. Best for Spring weddings
- Peony ~ soft, papery, large flower. Available in May and June
- Paperwhite ~ strongly fragrant. Early bloomers (Dec-Feb) so order in with a florist
- Stock ~ colours range from white, cream, yellow, peach, lavender, pink, purple and burgundy. Available all year round
- Avalanche Rose ~ fairly new to the rose world but very popular. Available all year round
Also in the bouquet, you can mix in Pink Astilbe, White O’Hara Roses and Gypsophila to keep the bouquet full and with plenty of variety in the same colour palette.
Individual flowers from left:
- Gypsophila ~ chalky white flower, although cream and pale pink varieties are sometimes found. Available all year round
- Lisianthus ~ shades of purple, cream, pink, also pale green, or bold two-tone “picotees” with coloured petal edges. Available all year round
- Silver Suede
A huge thanks to the talented Amy from Bo Boutique for breaking down one of her beautiful bouquets and buttonholes for us. We’ll be working with Amy again very soon on another epic shoot so be sure to follow her through social media for floral sneak peeks….
Florals provided by Bo Boutique