The flowers this week happen to be in the white/cream tones, which is one of my favorites for a bride. A touch of bright green from the flowers and few leaves really speaks to the fresh growth and renewal of spring.
The bouquet features two kinds of narcissus, snowbells and cherry blossoms, with a hosta leaf collar.
The ruffly cherry blossoms look like a peony when bunched together. I love this photo, with the evening sun casting a warm golden light on the flowers.
Also made a boutonniere to go along with the bridal bouquet. Featuring Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' and spring leaves, with a curly willow branch twirly around the stem. Very classy with just enough uniqueness to make the wedding memorable.
When I meet with brides to discuss their wedding flowers, it is usually 6-10 months before their wedding. They have a hard time visualizing what flowers would be available during their wedding month. Magazines don't help, either. They publish images of gorgeous bouquets but rarely tell you what month the flowers typically are available. Granted, many flowers are available all year round, thanks to flower growers in other parts of the world. But I still feel flowers are always more beautiful and fragrant when they are picked when naturally blooming. Guess that is the flower grower in me!
I enjoyed making this bouquet and boutonniere so much, I want to do it again! So welcome to a new series for my blog. I will go into my garden and create the most beautiful bouquet I can with the flowers that are blooming right then. Check back soon for another posting!