In a recent post, I talked about the most important piece of the wedding design—the bridal bouquet. I put a lot of time and thought into designing this piece—creating the right look, size, and shape to match perfectly with the bride on her special day.

Sometimes my client knows exactly what is desired, while other times it’s a collaborative process, where I can guide her through the key decisions. Either way, we both get very involved (and sometimes grooms as well!), making it a critical part of our relationship together. It’s an honor to create this lasting memory for each couple.

And, of course, it can be stressful! I’ve joked with customers who have come by my studio and commented on how I was working with a very serious look on my face that I was probably working on the bridal bouquet! I often have to remind myself to just breathe… That’s how important it is to me!

Shown below are just a few of the bouquets I designed for my 2018 brides. I selected these three because they all share a consistent element—white flowers. However, each have such a different final design. They show how different blooms, different foliage, different shapes, and even different seasons can result in a different look and feel.

Anne Marie’s summer bouquet with Hudson Valley farm grown dahlia and scabiosa.

Reception venue: McGrath’s Edgewood Falls; Photographer: Monika Photography

Katelyn’s late fall bouquet with roses, ranunculus, silver brunia and burgundy scabiosa.

Venue: Senate Garage; Photographer: Jordan Jankun Photography

 Hillary’s winter bouquet with helleborus winter bells and anemones.

Venue: The Inn at Erlowest; Photographer: Danielle Coons Photography