Tuesday
Apr262011

Bridal Bouquet Dress Challenge - Part I

1. Vera Wang 2. Modern Trousseau 3. Amsale 4. BHLDN 5. Alfred Angelo 6. Romona Keveza 7. Monique Lhuiller A month ago, I approached florists across the country with this challenge:  Choose one of these 7 wedding dresses and design a bouquet for the bride who is wearing it.  I didn't quite know exactly how this would turn out, but I must say it wasn't even close to how amazing it actually IS.  Each florist chose a professional wedding photographer in their area to snap a shot for our blog and each time a photo of a bouquet came into my inbox, it was Christmas morning all over again.  What I loved most about this challenge is that the possibilities were ENDLESS ... I wasn't sure what the final product would be!  So, how can this challenge help you?  Well, aside from give you amazing 'bridal bouquet idea' inspiration, which is obvious, there are also really fun color palettes below ... because who says a bridal bouquet has to be white?  ;)  So, have fun with this ... clearly, that's what these florists did!  And major props to the photographers, who made the bouquets possible to share online :)  **This is Part I of II ... so more to come later!

XO ~ Heather

Using dress #7 (a stunner by Monique Lhuillier) Sharon of Organic Elements in San Diego designed a brilliant bouquet that even has its own 'dress' as a stem sleeve!  I love the touches of coral and peach and the ivory flowers along the bottom.  So incredibly beautiful.  Betwixt Studio chose such a gorgeous background for its 'modeling' debut!  What an awesome team!

When I approached Angie of Birch Blooms in Atlanta about this challenge, she was ecstatic and wanted to do more than one bouquet ... she chose 3 dresses as her inspiration and the end products are unreal.  LOVE the use of newspaper, lace, and charms for the stem decor on the pink bouquet.  I can see how dress #4 (a gem by BHLDN) inspired this bouquet :)  I thought it was interesting that both Organic Elements and Birch Blooms chose shades in the 'orange family' when designing for dress #7 (by Monique Lhuillier).  I love the word 'muse' on the stem cover for the gorgeous white and black bouquet, which was designed for dress #5 (an Alfred Angelo gown).  Melissa Schollaert, we adore you for taking these photos :)

Joanna of Floral Sense in Southern California designed the two beauties below ... Using dresses #5 and #1 as inspiration.  Joanna was also the brains behind the flowers from the Chanel wedding shoot you've probably seen :)  The beautiful lavender shades she chose for dress #5 (an Alfred Angelo wedding dress) are so romantic!!  ... while the ivory and almost light peach tones she chose for dress #1 (a Vera Wang) are such a classic bridal touch.  Without True Bliss Photography, these bouquets wouldn't be viewable on our site.  Thank you, Kelly and Joanna!

Nancy Liu Chin from San Francisco chose the Vera Wang (#1) dress as her inspiration.  We love the uniqueness of this image, which shows the top of the bouquet and all the intricate detail.  Much thanks to Kevin Chin for taking this lovely photo.

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Reader Comments (10)

Wow, what a brilliant concept ... I love this idea! So fresh and inspiring ... keep it up!

Sarah

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

What an incredible challenge! I fell head over heels in love with the second bouquet and those newspaper flowers! Incredible.

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

My oh my, I am in love with the last bouquet!

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbijouxbride

omg i love this! i needed ideas for a bridal bouquet and pairing it with dresses is so cool. thank you for proving once again how much your blog rocks.

xxxxx
Kirsten

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Thanks everyone! I was soooooooo excited for this post. The florists worked so hard to create perfect petal bouquets and the photographers made this post possible with their gorgeous images. I can't wait to showcase Part II :)

XO ~ Heather

April 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterXO~ Heather

What a creative group! I love the challenge you set forth and the results from all who participiated are gorgeous. I really love the first one from Organic Elements. The dress and bouquet seem so perfectly matched.

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Gill

What a great idea!! Heather, I am a professional special events florist in Michigan and my designers and I would LOVE to take part in a challenge like this if you run another. Please keep us in mind.

What a great idea, thanks for letting us participate! We're honored to be among such a great group! Love the lock and key wrap Birch Blooms!!

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Thanks SU for including me. It was so fun!!!

Nancy

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

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