Wedding Bouquet Recipe
An Organic Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet in Blush, Peach & Marsala
I have the perfect thing to follow up yesterday’s romantic inspiration shoot, the latest wedding bouquet recipe from CVBs favourite florist,Magdalen Hill‘s Toni McGregor. And it’s a gobsmackingly gorgeous bridal bouquet, created in the softest palette of peach, with splashes of striking Marsala, Pantone’s colour of the year. Natalie McNally has beautifully captured the entire creative process and Toni has kindly shared the full recipe, so be sure to have pen, paper and pinning finger at the ready before scrolling any further…..
Here are a few words from Toni about the bride and the blooms of this beautiful bouquet.…. “One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to know a couple and creating florals that reflect them both. When I met Danielle she had decided that blush blooms would be the perfect complement to the mint green her bridesmaids would wear. Ash, a keen deer stalker, wanted a rustic vibe to capture his interests, so we explored how we would pull these two ideas together while keeping the overall look elegant and pretty.
Some time had passed from our initial plan being put in place, when Danielle showed me a photograph of a bouquet Ash had sent her. It consisted of deep reds and oranges, she loved it and it had a special meaning that she wanted to bring through to the blooms. On the day Danielle carried a relaxed bouquet with a combination of Lisianthus, Jana spray roses and field chrysanthemums in blush tones; Hypericum berries, beautiful peach Avalanche and full Campanella roses provided softer tones of orange, whilst depth was added with the punchy deep Marsala reds of the carnations and standard field Chrysanthemums. Acacia and gum escaping from the bouquet relaxed the combination and maidenhair fern added soft graceful movement. The varying bloom sizes teamed with berries and assorted textural foliage made for a soft elegant rustic ensemble.”
Can’t you just imagine how all of those heavenly roses would have filled the air with their scent? Over to Toni again for the blooms and the recipe…..
Bridal Bouquet Price: $$$ (Budget Key: $ = Thrifty – $$$$$ = Lavish)
A Bouquet for the Bride who: wants to create a soft, carefree look for her wedding. This is the perfect bouquet for a rustic or country ceremony setting and it is a great option for a modern vintage or boho bride who wants their bouquet to reflect their romantic or relaxed vibe, without compromising on beauty and elegance.
Ask your florist for: An organic handtied bouquet with a mix of textured foliage escaping softly throughout. This bouquet was created in a range of red, orange and pink hued blooms of varying sizes, but could easily be created to compliment any colour scheme.
Season Available: Summer through to early Autumn. However, Spring blooms could be used to create a similar organic look and feel. Be sure to talk to your florist about what is available in your location at the time of year you plan to marry, they should be able to recommend alternatives for any blooms not in season.
As always I am completely in awe of Toni and her talents – such a lucky bride! And Natalie‘s photography is as always perfection itself. A huge thank-you to both for their wonderful work and for allowing me to share it with you.
If, like me, you can’t wait for the next Bouquet Recipe, you can catch up with their past ones here for a pretty Spring posy that Toni also created in soft peach tones, here for a stunning sheath bouquet which also has a beautiful vintage feel, here for the prettiest bouquet in a palette of purple & pink, here for a country garden inspired bouquet with a gorgeous just picked feel, here for a hand-tied bridal bouquet in Spring purples and here for a scentful white bouquet!
Floral Design ~ Toni McGregor from Magdalen Hill
Photography ~ Natalie McNally