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Why Choose a Purple Bridal Bouquet?
Purple is a wedding flower color for all seasons. From the soft lavender shades of spring, to the vibrant violet hues of summer, to the dark-as-night purple tones of autumn, brides can choose purple flowers for their bridal bouquets to suit any month or theme.
Although purple is a strong color, it’s surprisingly versatile. A bridal bouquet with purple and white flowers is a natural pairing, but purple complements many other colors. Purple flowers look smashing with green, feminine with pink, and... vibrant with yellow. You can even create pleasing color combinations within the purple spectrum with the wide range of purple, violet, and lavender wedding flowers available.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Brides who are passionate about purple, but don’t have a particular flower preference, should give their florist license to do what she trained to do: create a stunning bouquet from flowers with varying shapes and sizes. This allows the florist to create a bouquet with seasonal wedding flowers, which saves the bride money. Adding non-floral elements, like the artichoke globe in this arrangement, is on-trend as well as budget-friendly.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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For Fragrance Lovers
Brides who want sweet perfume wafting down the aisle should ask their florist about using aromatic blooms like these lavender hyacinths in their bridal bouquet. Many popular wedding flowers, like anemones and the modern roses bred for the florist trade, have very little fragrance, so including flowers like scented stock or hyacinths can increase the fragrance quotient.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Lilies and Roses
A combination of calla lilies and roses will give you the widest range of purple tones to choose from when designing your bridal bouquet. These flowers are always in season, and their sturdy petals hold up well during beach or garden weddings.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Big Impact With a Few Blooms
With the right choice of flowers, you can create a full bridal bouquet with only a few blossoms. The globe-shaped hydrangea flower creates a focal point in this simple, but exquisite bridal bouquet. Peonies are another choice for large blossoms in a wedding bouquet; the magenta blooms of 'Felix Crousse' come to mind.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Contrasting With Purple Tones
Dark purple flowers can be a challenge to include in a bridal bouquet, because the deep violet shades can disappear into the shadows. This arrangement incorporates rich purple blossoms alongside pink and white roses in a Biedermeier design, which provides enough contrast to draw the eye to the purple tones.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Add Texture to Bridal Bouquets
If a posy bouquet seems too tidy for you, but a cascading bridal bouquet is too formal, ask the florist about including some long, slender grasses, feathers, or flower spires in the bouquet. Purple flowering spires that add textural interest to your bridal bouquet may include snapdragons, liatris, larkspur, or gladiolus. The flowers that provide bulk in this bouquet include calla lilies, orchids, and a large single cactus-flowering dahlia.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Pansy and Violet Posy Bouquet
Pansies and violets are abundant springtime flowers, but the small blooms aren't usually the feature of a bridal bouquet. By bunching together many small blossoms in a floral posy, a florist can create an eye-catching arrangement that won't break the bank or overwhelm a simple gown. Also known as a nosegay, small posy bouquets are appropriate for vintage style weddings and informal backyard ceremonies.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Get to Know Filler Flowers
Have you ever heard of the flower integrafolia? Many brides are familiar with the common large flowers used in bridal bouquets, like roses or peonies, but they can’t name the smaller and filler florist flowers, like integrafolia, limonium, or statice. Although these flowers may not be naturally purple, the florist can tint them to accent your bridal bouquet. Ask your florist to show you photos of filler flowers so you can pick the right texture for your bouquet.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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The Language of Flowers
Brides can use color in bouquets to acknowledge a special person or event during their wedding ceremony. This bouquet clearly follows a purple theme, but the inclusion of a contrasting color or flower may carry a significant meaning. Brides can include the birth month flower of a family member that couldn’t attend the wedding, or they can use the language of flowers to convey joy with a yellow blossom, or to symbolize good news with a single iris.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Complementary Colors for Purple
Lime green is an attractive foil for purple blooms, and there are so many green flower varieties for brides to choose from. What’s even better, aside from green cymbidium or dendrobium orchids, many green flowers are inexpensive. Green bridal flower choices include hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, mums, thistle, and dianthus.