The Trend: Just like with centerpieces, brides are turning to bouquets that have natural movement to them. Amber Putmon, floral manager at Springfield’s Hy-Vee, says the key is to use the principles of floral design: balance, proportion, dominance, rhythm, contrast, harmony and unity. The preferred hand tied almost Pinterest style is created with heavier emphasis on balance and contrast. They are made in the hand and arranged starting with greenery and largest blooms following to smallest. The goal is to achieve a full look with pops of accent colors while focusing on neutral ivories, creams and white.
The Look: Popular flowers for modern designs include garden roses, snapdragons, larkspur, Queen Anne’s lace, eucalyptus and dusty miller, according to Putmon. These blooms shine best when they’re featured in a design and left tall and extravagant. As far as more traditional bridal bouquets go, the most popular blooms are ranunculus, garden roses, peony, eucalyptus, dusty miller, astilbe, wax flower and roses.
The Do’s And Don’ts: Putmon’s biggest tip is to consider what message you want to send with your bouquet. If you’re looking to take up space with your bouquet, it’s important to remember different flowers achieve different goals.