Sunday, April 6, 2008

Blend or Pop? Part II

Throughout the planning process, I always envisioned walking down the aisle to Chris on the big day on the arm of my Father while carrying a bridal bouquet like this:

I always have been and always will be in love with the large rounded white bouquet. It's so classic and timeless, no one can argue with that. However, back in January, I wrote this post when my thoughts began to stray from the white bouquet. April at blu sky designs pointed out that the white bouquet might blend into my white dress in the photographs. Thus, the idea to carry a bouquet that "pops" was put into my head.
I pushed those thoughts to the back of my head because I had yet to find a bouquet with a "pop" that matched our color scheme.....until today.
My fabulous co-worker Steph (wedding planner extraordinaire) placed the spring/summer 2008 the knot magazine. On page 23 I saw this:

(magenta dahlias)

Double the size and subtract the bulky plum ribbon bow-tie and send this picture to our florist, please. And THEN my eyes drifted further up the page to an EVEN MORE to-die-for bouquet. A little lighter and softer, this bouquet is made up of pink, lavender, and deep purple dahlias along with lavender and pink parrot roses. Annnd of course there is no on-line picture of it! Until I find one, the question remains:

To blend? Or pop? I know that there are a lot of new readers out there (since I posted about this original topic in January) and I would love to know if you're going with the classic white bouquet or letting your colors pop. Share.

8 comments:

Mandy said...

I say pop. :) I'm planning my vow renewal ceremony for next year- ten years married.
I plan on carrying a bouquet with some white lilies and blue hydrangeas.

I posted a pic here:
http://www.howeidoredo.blogspot.com/

I love the classic white bouquet too- but I was also afraid of the bouquet blending in to much in pics too.

The Future Misses said...

I'll be carrying a deep red bouquet to match my color scheme, so I definitely say pop.

Stephanie said...

I'm loving the shout-out - yay! Definitely pop - that way you can play with color dimension and texture in your bouquet - an all-around visual snack. I do think that you run the risk of blending with an all-white bouquet, especially when the bouquet is in front of your body at all. Plus, I love love love dahlias and am beyond excited at the prospect of you using them - keep me posted!

i love being mrs. r said...

i would pop. i used flowers that matched my colors for our wedding. they were blue and orange. my bouquet had 2 dozen orange roses, 5 orange gerbera daisies (with black centers) and 3 stems of blue delphinium...they looked so gorgeous in all of our pictures. they stood out so great in front of my white wedding dress. not to mention my girls' blue dresses (moh had the rose & delphinium while my bridesmaids had the gerbera daisies) - they looked fantastic. flowers are such a great way to add a punch of color to anything. so pop!!

i love being mrs. r said...

i would pop. i used flowers that matched my colors for our wedding. they were blue and orange. my bouquet had 2 dozen orange roses, 5 orange gerbera daisies (with black centers) and 3 stems of blue delphinium...they looked so gorgeous in all of our pictures. they stood out so great in front of my white wedding dress. not to mention my girls' blue dresses (moh had the rose & delphinium while my bridesmaids had the gerbera daisies) - they looked fantastic. flowers are such a great way to add a punch of color to anything. so pop!!

theselittlemoments said...

I say pop! It will look so nice in the pictures. I can send you the bouquet I'm thinking of. It's mostly purples and reds.

Jessica said...

I have a gold colored dress and will be carrying green roses with white calla lilies. It will pop because of the contrast with the gold and the white so I say pop!

Zane Wooder said...

You capture a lot of beautiful pictures of married people kissing.

zane