Most women have imagined walking down the aisle numerous times. We picture what our dress will look like, how we will wear our hair, what our makeup will be like, and what bouquet of flowers we will be holding. However, it is not until the big day gets closer that we begin to think about the more practical aspects, such as whether to opt for fresh or silk flower bouquets.
You don’t want to realize that you have made the wrong decision once you are walking down the aisle, but this can often happen when people buy fresh flower bouquets, as it can make the bride sneeze due to an allergy. It is not worth the risk! Plus, we’ve seen many beautiful flower girl dresses ruined because fresh flowers have had little girls sneezing all over their clothes!
One of the great things about a silk flower bouquet is the fact that it is something you will be able to keep and cherish for life. A lot of people keep their wedding dress. However, this is something that is likely to be out of sight in the back of your wardrobe. With your bridal bouquet, you will be able to display it within the home, and so you can look at it every day. This will remind you of the special moment, and you will be able to look back on it with fondness. If you were to purchase a fresh flower bouquet, it is unlikely that it would last more than a couple of days after your wedding.
There are many other benefits associated with silk flower bouquets as well. For example, there will be no restrictions in terms of the type of bouquet you can have. Do you want to go for the classic white and green combination? Or, do you want something more unique and contemporary? The choice is yours. You don’t have to worry about what flowers are in season, and silk bouquets tend to be a lot more creative too, so you will certainly have fun looking through the different options that are available. They say that planning a wedding is stressful, but this is part of the process that will not be.
If you are struggling to decide on the type of bouquet you want to walk down the aisle with, you may wish to take inspiration from some of the celebrity flower bridal bouquets that have been admired over the years. Of course, you may not have the bank balance of someone who is rich and famous, but you can use their ideas to find something similar.
Let’s begin with Kate Moss – one of the most well-known faces in fashion. She stuck to one of the most famous phrases, ‘less is more’, with her bouquet, which featured several white roses with a soft pink garden rose in the center. It was an understated yet undeniably romantic bouquet.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Carrie Underwood, who went for something more abundant. Her bouquet consisted of yellow, white, and pink peonies. They were carefully placed to create a cool ombre effect.
Blake Lively went for an elegant yet lavish silk flower bouquet, which consisted of blushing bride hydrangea, dusty miller, Andromeda, and pink jasmine. Some of the petals were subtly dipped into rose-gold glitter for a stunning effect.
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks opted for something more natural and wild, with a bouquet of herbs and camellia.
Last but not least, how can we mention weddings without talking about Princess Diana? She carried a stunning and dramatic bouquet of cascading white orchids.