Defining your Bridal Style

As a Bride you are flooded with choices. Between pinterest, reality TV and magazines it's easy to be overwhelmed. While you are searching for inspiration you are likely going to love a lot of things of varying styles, it's best to accept that you can't use them all. While "eclectic" can be a good thing "busy" is not. It's important to stay focused on your vision and pick a clear direction to maximize your impact.

The two key factors you need to consider before designing the rest of your wedding, is your venue and your dress. For instance if you pick a barn venue tall formal centerpieces with clean lines will not make sense as decor. When it comes to Bridal style there are similar rules. You should plan for your bouquet to fit into your overall look, this is where I come in! Aside from venue and time of year here are some general design rules I follow when making suggestions for a Bride's bouquet. 

Formal Ball Gown:

Classic and timeless this style is best paired with a clean and full design. The volume should be in proportion with the skirts fullness. Flowers should be feminine. If you have the urge to carry something bright and bold it is well suited to this style of dress. The pop of color will not detract from the dress. 

Bouquet by Charmed Flowers                                 Morilee Style 2802


This style is universally flattering(hence it's popularity). It also opens up a lot of floral options. From loose and wild to formal, my choices are usually based on the specific gowns fabric and overall feel then the shape in this case. 

Bridal Bouquet By Charmed Flowers                        Anais Anette - Amelie Gown 


Although in certain fabrics and designs this style can be super formal we have mostly seen our boho brides chose it. The laid back cool of this style is best styled with a loose bouquet with a wildflower feel in pastel tones. 

BHLDN Montana Gown                                      Bridal and Bridesmaid

                                                                              Bouquet by Charmed Flowers

Photo Credit for bouquets(top to bottom): Lisa Kwan,  Zsuzsi Pal Photography, Oak and Myrrh