Working with brides to create their wedding bouquets is a very special honor. Flowers are highly personal, and we love to help couples to discover the perfect floral combination to fit the desired style, color scheme, and vision. Although many brides love the traditional flowers like roses, lilies, or orchids, often we meet the bride looking for something completely different and unconventional. The floral world is unique in that it is overflowing with colors, textures, and breathtaking aesthetics that you do not see every day, and they make stunning bridal bouquets. If you are a bride that thinks outside the box and is known for a creative flair, consider some of these bouquets that offer alternatives – or striking additions to – traditional flowers.
Succulents – These hardy plants are enjoying a surge of popularity. They offer a wide range of texture and colors, ranging from shades of green and grey, to soft pink and purple. The succulent will stand up to heat without wilting, perfect in Sarasota; and they are eco-friendly, capable of being replanted at home after the wedding.
Air Plants – This hot trend is popular for many of the same reason as succulents. A little quirky and odd, but hauntingly beautiful, the air plant can be seen at Selby Gardens and in gardens across our area – so are uniquely regional. They are also sustainable and eco-friendly. Ask your wedding floral expert about tillandsia, which comes in hundreds of varieties.
Fruits and Vegetables – These “good enough to eat” wedding bouquets use such amazing elements as kale, cabbage, or artichokes as an alternative to traditional greens; fruits such as deep red pomegranates or tiny orange kumquats add vibrant color to the arrangement. Lemons, apples, pears and grapes are all popular choices for these delicious bouquets.
There really is no limit to your imagination when it comes to creating bouquets that reflect your personality and style. If you want to discuss creative alternatives to flowers when designing your floral bouquets, just give us a call! For 17 years Beneva Flowers has been Sarasota’s favorite wedding florist, and we invite you to come see why.