Tag Archives: bridal bouquets

Oct 01, 2019

Photo by Liz Banfield

Designing flowers for our fall weddings means incorporating different color palettes, and using different materials. Above, traditional airy whites and creams find contrast in seasonal greenery. Greenery being a loose term in that it doesn’t all have to be green, rusty foliage offers a delicate balance.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

I like being able to get creative and come up with something a little unexpected, which for us lately means softer colors or bringing in a metallic like rose gold or copper. For the Maid of honor in this wedding, darker blooms in the same family as the pastels were added for an ombre feel but as a special nod.

Photo by Liz Banfield

Without seeing the same old idea of it, this bouquet really says “harvest” to me.  I love the blush and beige tones and the mix of different blooms. The succulent addition is a great and fun alternative for greenery.

Photos by Corbin Gurkin

For this grand fall fete, a bouquet to match the grandness of the bridal gown was in order. There was a lot of “old world” feel to this wedding, so I thought a formal but very simple long stemmed bouquet could carry it’s weight with the dress. Long stemmed roses, and natural greenery with a few berries speckled in tied off with vintage silk ribbon.. if it’s possible for these two words to go together I think it’s full of an airy heaviness indicative of fall in Charleston.

photo by Melanie Mauer

Photo by Liz Banfield

For both of these bouquets, textured looks was the dominate design element. Our bride’s bouquet add berries on the vine, wild clematis, and drapey greens gave a gathered from the garden look. The bridesmaids worn black gowns, so the shades of creams and beiges really popped. Flowers only available in this season like Anenomes and craspedia balls bring in a different look.

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Deep wines and burgundies mixed with purple or pinks is one of my favorite color palettes… and I love the just gathered wild flower look that many people associate more with spring, but just as spectacular in fall.

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

A delicate pale palette can still work in Fall, dahlias and anemones are blooms true to the season, and adding in a hint of golden tones warms the collection.

10.01.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 09, 2017


photo by Liz Banfiield

We’re kicked off 2017 with our first wedding of the season! We can’t to be able to share details with you soon, but for the next few Mondays, we’re going to share our “favorites” of the past year.  Today we are starting with some of our favorite bouquets! This first one was a full and cascading cream beauty of roses, phalenopsis orchids, and ranunculus. I love the look of the “new” cascade and we have lots of brides that do also since we get quite a few requests.


photo by Liz Banfield

This tight and textured bridesmaids bouquet was so lush and suprisingly colorful against black dresses.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

There are many notes on the tradition of bride’s carrying flowers. Some stem from the not so pleasant- during the times that people took yearly baths, the flowers helped cover up the body odor of the brides (pleasant, right?). Another is that carrying herbs and pungent flowers helped ward off evil spirits and bring luck to the new couple. But the one that I like to think is the main reason is because they added to the prettiness of the bride and meant something special.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

I am also loving mixing deep luxurious shades likes purples and burgundies with creams and whites for the depth that it gives.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

If you are still thinking about what flowers you would like to carry, past on past folklore, there are flowers that send different meanings to your groom.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

White camellias express adoration, peonies are said to bring a happy marriage, and ranunculus means that are dazzled by your future husband.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

These orchid cascades carried by bridesmaid perfectly coordinated with the bridal orchid cascade bouquet.

1.09.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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