When I first meet with a bride, it's not uncommon that she's a newbie to flowers. And that's okay! No floral designer expects a bride to know the difference between stock and larkspur. Or whether dahlias are in season at the time of the wedding. It's our job to help guide you towards florals that reflect your style and the vision you have for your wedding.
However, even if you don't know ranunculus from anemone, you do still hold the key to some style insights that will help us determine whether you're going to love the loose and airy bridal bouquet or prefer the classic and round look. Below are a few style indicators that can help floral designers pinpoint the bouquet you'll be carrying down the aisle.
Look in your closet right now. What do you see? Lots of clean silhouettes or clothes with more intricate textures and patterns? Your clothing can say a lot about your personal style. If you often find yourself shopping in Anthropologie, you probably aren't the bride that wants a classic round rose bouquet. And if Lilly Pulitzer is your store of choice, you'll likely crave bright colors for your wedding florals.
Another place that reflects your personal style? Your living space! Look around your living room - do you see a minimalist Mid-Century Modern vibe or something more rustic? If your home or apartment has lots of natural woods, you might prefer more organic wedding florals. Someone who has a clean modern design may like to see that reflected in comtemporary or exotic florals.
Your wedding venue is a huge factor in helping you determine your wedding flower style. You wouldn't put the same wood vases in a ballroom that you would a farm wedding. And you likely wouldn't put the oversized tall centerpieces at a backyard wedding. Choosing flowers that complement your venue is important in helping make your whole wedding feel cohesive.
Don't forget about what you'll be wearing that day! Your dress is such a big part of your big day. You need a bouquet that acts as the perfect companion to your dress and doesn't distract from it. Your dress is likely the biggest signal in your wedding floral style. You've already made the decision whether you want to feel like a princess, glam, or relaxed on your day - now you just need the flowers to match!
So whether you're a flower pro or novice - have no fear! At Surcee we work with you every step of the way to deliver the perfect wedding flowers that reflect your aesthetic and design preferences for your big day.