Wedding Bouquet Recipe
A Just-Picked Bouquet of Summer Blooms in Marsala
Chic Vintage Brides‘ resident floral expert Toni from Magdalen Hill is back today for another Bouquet Recipe, but this time she has identified the blooms and jotted down the recipe for one of YOUR favourite bouquets on Pinterest. And after last week’s beautiful beach wedding inspiration board in Marsala, today’s bouquet couldn’t be any more perfect – an utterly romantic just-picked bridal bouquet of beautiful Summer blooms in a rich Marsala infused colour palette…..
Created by Lindsay Coletta for the dreamiest intimate wedding in a river, yes IN a river (you can take a peek here – it must be seen to be believed) this lush bridal bouquet exudes rustic vintage charm. The unstructured shape and variety of blooms is quite simply stunning, and so perfect for the relaxed vintage-loving modern bride. And I love how Lindsay has used a variety of foliage and pretty wild grasses, giving it texture as well as an air of romantic whimsy.
Isn’t it gorgeous?? I think it is fair to say Toni loved it just as much as you & I do “This perfectly imperfect bouquet is the true definition of the ‘just picked’ style favoured by many brides this season. By using one stem of this, two and of that and so forth, the bouquet is reminiscent of a slow meander around a country garden, picking the blooms that appeal and interesting textures arranging as you go. Rich summer dahlia’s are on trend in Marsala hues and are softened with peaches and cream roses, poppies, zinnia and the waratah. Treasures like late hellebores freshen the darker tones and berries added along with foraged greens and grasses relax the whole ensemble. The slightly horizontal form of the bouquet adds an interesting dimension to the normal round posy-style handtied and is perfect for the weddings outdoor rustic location.”
Budget Key: $$$ if using a florist, $ DIY ($ – Thrifty – $$$$$ Lavish)
A Bouquet for the Bride who: wants to create a soft, carefree look for her wedding in a rustic or country location. This is the perfect bouquet for a modern vintage or boho bride; and because of its natural, just-picked look, it would also be a great option for a DIY bride, who has experience with arranging flowers, looking to save a few pennies and create her own bouquet. It is definitely worth investing in a couple of practice runs first though, because these things are never as easy as the professionals make it look! 🙂
Season Available: Late Spring and through Summer for most of these blooms. With this just-picked look of mixed blooms though it is easy to substitute seasonal blooms and create a similar look, whatever season you are getting married in. Talk to your florist as they are sure to be able to suggest alternatives specific to your wedding date and colour scheme.
Ask your florist for: A handtied bouquet in a collection of rustic and foraged style blooms arranged in a relaxed deconstructed way.
Don’t you just love everything about it? As always a big thank-you to Toni for her keen eye and expert advice! If you can’t wait for the next Bouquet Recipe, which I will be sharing in just a couple of weeks, you can always take a peek at some of her past work like this pretty Spring posy, this stunning sheath of country blooms and this pretty bouquet in purple & pink. Or pop and see this opulent Autumn wedding inspiration shoot, which is absolutely brimming with her beautiful florals!
Floral Advice & Details ~ Toni McGregor from Magdalen Hill
Floral Design ~ Lindsay Coletta
Photography ~ Laura Gordon
Wedding Dress ~ Grace Loves Lace
Via ~ Style Me Pretty