Purple Bridal Bouquets

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    Why Choose a Purple Bridal Bouquet?

    Purple and white bouquet
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    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...MORE 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.

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    Seasonal Bouquet

    Artichoke Bouquet
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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. 

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    For Fragrance Lovers

    Fragrant Purple Bouquet
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    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.

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    Lilies and Roses

    Calla Lily and Rose Bouquet
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    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

     

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    Cascade Bouquet

    Cascading Teardrop Bouquet
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    The cascade bridal bouquet, also called the teardrop bouquet, is a graceful way to include trailing flowers in a wedding arrangement. Sweet peas, wisteria, and lobelia are three trailing purple flowers that make gorgeous accents in a cascading bouquet. 

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    Big Impact With a Few Blooms

    Hydrangea Bouquet
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    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. 

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    Contrasting With Purple Tones

    Biedermeier Bouquet
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    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.

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    Add Texture to Bridal Bouquets

    Purple and Mauve Bridal Bouquet
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    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

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    Pansy and Violet Posy Bouquet

    Pansy and Violet Posy Bouquet
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    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. 

     

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    Get to Know Filler Flowers

    Wildflower Bridal Bouquet
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    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.

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    The Language of Flowers

    Purple and Orange Bridal Bouquet
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    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.

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    Complementary Colors for Purple

    Purple and Lime Green Bouquet
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    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.