This is a post about flowers. Bridal bouquets to be more specific. I LOVE flowers and I love taking pictures of bouquets. One of my favourite bouquets was actually made entirely of carnations. I saw it while second shooting for the talented Nikole Bordato. It had yellow and white carnations bundled tightly together and right in the middle was one pink rose. Ah! So lovely! But seriously, who would have thought carnations? Okay I admit, I love carnations. Especially peach coloured ones.
There are so many beautiful flowers, peonies, roses and hydrangeas are some of my favourites. I also love the use of unique greenery. I’ve posted a few of the bouquets I’ve photographed over the past few years. I know I have more, unfortunately I don’t have access to one of my hard drives right now, which has some of my previous weddings on it.
I have started a little flower board on Pinterest if you would like to follow. As you can tell I’m a little partial to peach and coral flowers.
There are two bouquets tied for the most unique bouquets I’ve shot. Chantelle (below) and Elresa’s. I don’t have access to Elresa’s pictures right now (her wedding was a few years ago), but their wedding post is on my old blog. Just follow the link and you won’t miss how extraordinary her flowers were. They matched her dress and theme of the wedding so perfectly and I loved the way she carried them. http://ricephotography.blogspot.ca/2010/08/elresa-and-mike_31.html
Chantelle’s bouquet was made entirely of her grandmother’s brooches. What a wonderful keepsake she has now. Don’t you just love it?
I LOVED the flowers at Lisa’s wedding, not only in her bouquet, but for her décor as well. Definitely one of my most favourites. She had peonies in beautiful glass jars at the tables, you can see them in the original blog post if you click on Lisa’s name (photo on left courtesy of Nikole Bordato Photography).
I love the flower combination in Beth’s bouquet. Look how lovely those white tulips are!
Audrey’s flowers were wrapped in burlap which matched the vintage theme of the wedding. The bridesmaids carried these handmade clutches instead of flowers, cute!
Stacey’s flowers were wrapped in zebra print ribbon which went along great with her black and pink theme.
Red and purple, not a colour combo I would ever think of going together, but look how gorgeous these bouquets are! Cassandra has very good taste!
Yellow lillies for Jamie and her bridesmaids. One of my most favourite colours.
Shawna had elegant white with pops of purple for her flowers. I also love the greenery used. I’m no expert so I’m not sure the name of those leaves.
More purple! Purple was a really hot colour these past few years. I love all the different flowers and shades of purple in Ashley’s bouquets.
And if you want to see even more gorgeous flowers, check out this post on Belle: http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2012/07/25-stunning-wedding-bouquets-part-7.html