For a minute there, the other day, I thought to myself, why is it, again, that we carry bouquets on our wedding days? I’m sure there’s some historical significance, but for me, flowers represent the beauty, hope, and tender nature of a marriage. There are few things more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day, and choosing to carry flowers that, yes, will wilt, means we’re saying we believe in beauty, we believe in extravagant displays of affection, and we believe that not everything in this world needs to be practical. Here are 11 of our most memorable examples from 2015.
Ashlyn’s rose, hydrangea, peony, Queen Anne’s Lace, and magnolia leaf bouquet by Melissa Kendall (photo by Holland Williams)
Brittany’s dahlia, astilbe, succulent, and rose bouquet by Holly Heider Chapple (photo by Katelyn James).
Ellen’s lavender, lilac, pale pink garden roses, blush astilbe, white lisianthus, light blue delphinium, dusty miller, and light pink ranunculus bouquet by Enchanted Florist (photo by Mary Rosenbaum)
Katie’s sunflower, zinnia, succulent, fiddlehead, and hypericum berry bouquet by Boulevard Flower Gardens (photo by Sarah Der)
Lina’s peach garden rose, zinnia, spray rose, hydrangea, ranunculus, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus bouquet by Riverside Flowers and Events (photo by J. Layne Photography)
Rebecca’s dahlia, zinnia, rose, berry, and vine bouquet by Nature Composed (photo by Sera Petras)
Pamela’s dahlia, poppy, peony, garden rose, clematis, and sweet pea bouquet by The Southern Table (photo by Feather & Twine)
Lauren’s peony, rose, scabiosa, jasmine vine, lambs ear, sweet pea, and baby’s breath bouquet by Legacy Events (photo by Amy Arrington)
Kristina’s peony, coxcomb, fern, protea, and ranunculus bouquet by Anthology Floristry. (photo by Elaine Palladino)
Kristan’s coral charm peony and eucalyptus bouquet by Maxit Flower Design (photo by Sarah McKenzie)
Kristin’s oversize dahlia, garden rose, gardenia, astilbe, and freesia bouquet Palette of Petals by (photo by Shannon Moffit)
Holly Chapple, Katelyn James, Amy Arrington, Elaine Palladino, and Sarah McKenzie are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!