When it comes to your wedding bouquet, you may think that the star of the show is the floral arrangement…but the magic touch is truly in the details. In most cases, you would talk to your florist about how you would like to wrap the bouquet by discussing ribbon color and width and how much stem you would like to expose on the bouquet. But then it’s up to you to add personal touches to make it extra special. The ribbon itself can be a memento, whether it’s a piece of lace from your mother’s wedding dress, your grandfather’s old tie, or a vintage hanky. Or you can use a myriad of colored ribbons or string, such as a wide silk sash in one of your wedding colors or maybe use twine to give it a more rustic feel. Once you have the bouquet wrapped, you can add finishing touches to tie in your wedding decor or to make it more unique. I really love the idea of bringing a family heirloom into the bouquet, it’s a great way to blend the vintage with the modern. Ask your mother, grandmother, aunts, great aunts (and don’t forget to ask your future husband’s special ladies too!) for a brooch or necklace that has special significance. Pin the brooch into the bouquet or wrap the necklace around and secure it with straight pins. Find an antique locket (or get a new one to pass down so that it will become an heirloom!) and tuck in photos of family members that you wish to honor on your day, or place an engagement photo of you and your groom on one side of the locket and wait until after the wedding to put a photo from your special day on the other side. Whatever you do, just make sure your photographer gets an accent shot of your bouquet, a framed photo makes a great thank you gift for the grandmother that gave you her cameo!
I love the simple elegance of these white daffodils being tied together with a thin yellow ribbon to show off the long stems, finished off with a dainty pin or earring (image via Wedding Paper Diva)
This adorable hanky easily ties around a bouquet and is secured by a gold floral pin (image via Elizabeth Anne Designs)
I love the way the twine is used to create the knotted loops around the stems, and I love the coffee color against that pop of green and the clean white ranunculus (image via Wedding Bee)
The yellow polka-dot fabric, the turquoise necklace and the beautiful cameo brooch…what a pop! (image via Evoke NC)
I love the way this bride used a thick persimmon ribbon to bring in the color of the roses and the gold accents of the jewelry and the precious locket bring a touch of understated elegance (Image via Ally and Julian)
The look of the lace with the antique brooches is so feminine and romantic, it just makes me swoon! Ask your mom for a piece of her wedding dress, she’ll love the personal touch (Image via Style Me Pretty)
Or wrap your bouquet in an ice cream cone! It is a party, after all!!! (Image via Apartment Therapy)