Saturday, January 29, 2011

Flowers for the Bridal Party

Here, there's a floral idea to suite every member of your entourage. Your maid of honor's nosegay should be small -- like this clutch of sweet peas, lily of the valley, ranunculus, dusty miller, and brunia -- because during the vows, she'll hold yours, too. As for your groom, "make his boutonniere out of your bouquet's most unexpected element, like this black privet fruit," says Martha Stewart Weddings style director Kate Berry. When decking out Dad, simplicity is key: A dusty miller leaf anchors one freesia spray. Your flower girl deserves a crown as petite and delicate as she is. A wreath of arabicum flowers, lily of the valley, and branchy santolina, dolled up by tiny crabapples, is just the ticket. For the mother of the bride? Out with the old-fashioned corsage, and in with a youthful posy of stephanotis, 'Henry Eilers' black-eyed susan, lily of the valley, and a garden rose

Read more at Flowers for Every Element of Your Wedding