Glossary of bouquets.

Biedermeier:
A nosegay made up of concentric circles of different flowers for a somewhat striped effect.
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Cascade:
A waterfall-like ‘spill’ of blooms and greenery that’s anchored in a hand-held base.
Looks like a miniature floral train.
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Classic hand-tied bouquet.
A dense bunch of blooms either anchored in a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.
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Composite.
A handmade creation in which different petals or buds are wired together on a single stem, creating the illusion of one giant flower.
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Nosegay.
A small, round cluster of flowers, all cut to a uniform length. Usually made with one dominant flower or color, nosegays are wrapped tightly with ribbon or lace for a delicate effect.
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Pomander.
A bloom-covered ball suspended from a ribbon, perfect for child attendants.
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15 flower mistakes to avoid.

1. Not seeing the big picture.
Couples tend to see the centerpieces and table setting but not visualize the whole reception room.
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2. Not trusting your florist.
It’s good to communicate your vision, likes, dislikes and expectations but remember to be flexible as well. Trust your vendors.

3. Not reusing ceremony arrangements.
Aisle flowers can become centerpieces and altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table.
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4. Booking your florist last.

5. Refusing to compromise.
Again: be flexible. A florist can do a much better job if the bride asks for an overall look, feel and color scheme and let the florist create it.

6. Ruling out pricey blooms.
Flowers like cattleya orchids and peonies are more expensive but cover more space and have a greater impact.

7. Not communicating with your florist.
Bring examples so your florist knows what you want and not want.

8. Using only one color.
Avoid matching the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses. Go for contrast.

9. Choosing strongly scented flowers.
Leave them for your bouquet. You don’t want dizzy or sneezy guests.

10. Not taking care of your blooms.

11. Forgetting to budget for flowers.

12. Taking on too much DIY.

13. Ordering your flowers too late.
Flowers come from all over the world. Keep that in mind.

14. Choosing an oversized bouquet.

15. Overlooking the reception table linens.
Linens complete the look of your centerpieces. 
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Wildflowers.

Wildflowers are whimsical, dreamy, romantic and beautiful, which is why they are perfect for weddings.

Options are endless: bright colors, muted colors, blooms or greens, tall, short, full, light, etc…
Take a look:
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Summer flowers: thistle.

With its blue color it makes a beautiful addition to a bouquet or boutonniere.
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Thistle has a tradition with the Scottish: it’s the inspiration for the song “Thistle O’ Scotland”, which uses this plant as a metaphor for he prickly determination of the Scots.
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This flower will predict sheer determination in your marriage.
Consider it for your wedding!
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Flower ideas and inspirations.

Put a twist on traditional wedding flowers.

*Mythical maids.
Instead of bouquets, have delicate wreaths created for your bridesmaids to wear in their hair.
Greens or blossoms will do the trick [try stephanotis, stalks of wheat or yellow daisies].
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*Petal power.
Furnish guests with paper cones or teeny baskets filled with rose petals to throw instead of rice or confetti.
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*Find your center.
The simplest flowers can look spectacular in multiples.
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*Blooms for the groom.
Mini calla lilies, mini sunflowers, etc, exotic boutonnieres are bold and sexy.
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*Tied and true.
Show a little stem. Wrap bouquets with colorful ribbons in sumptuous fabrics [satin, velvet, organza…]. 
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Flower trends.

Everyone loves traditional flower décor, but take a look at these trends and give a second thought to those pink roses you were considering:

Your wedding cake can be transformed by adding a few fresh flowers.
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Mirrors are a fabulous way to make the most of simple displays.
The reflection makes the arrangements seem larger and creates a flattering light.
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Sculptures or simply “tall center pieces” are one of the hottest trends.
You’ll be surprised at what your florist can do!
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Fashion your own vessels from everyday items [like coffee and tea cans, for example].
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Fresh-flower pew ends are the perfect way to add romance to your aisle.
You can also hang glass jars at the end of each row of seats.
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How you choose to display your flowers also creates impact.
Try tea cups, tea pots, etc.
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Pale pastel hues are out.
Say ‘hello’ to bright blooms!
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Miniature ceramic containers holding individual blooms make great favors.
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Gypsophila is no longer a ‘filler flower’: it’s a modern choice for sweet and simple displays.
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