I sort of adore a winter wedding. It’s unexpected and you so often get to see details that surprise you. Plus, it’s the perfect season for one of my personal favorites colors: emerald green. Long-sleeve bridesmaid styles can be beautiful, but they can also be a bit hard to come by. So if you can’t find one that’s to your liking, accessorize your girls with a soft pashmina or a faux fur wrap for a look that’s both seasonally appropriate and stylish. (I also love this wedding where the bride and her maids sported leather jackets! Such a great idea.) A white floral color palette with pops of greenery carries through the wintery vibe.
It’s full-on fall now, folks, and with that comes a slight shift in the wedding color palette as bold jewel tones and all the colors of autumn leaves find their way into bridesmaid dresses and bouquets. Creating a fall look is all about embracing dark colors, letting a little forest green or purply brown sneak its way in. These bouquets feature magenta and crimson statement flowers, like roses, dahlias and protea with pops of blue thistles and yellow billy balls. Try incorporating robust, deep greenery like eucalyptus or fall berries to add earthiness.
Peonies are having a moment. Okay, they’ve been having a moment for quite some time now. But it’s easy to see why these soft blossoms have become a popular wedding bouquet choice. Classically pretty and impossibly full, the blooms almost beg to be touched. Here, pink peonies are paired with delicate pastel and peach gowns to create a look that’s both romantic and a bit ethereal. Each bouquet incorporates an element of green, giving the florals a fresh-from-the-garden vibe.
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I’m packing my bags for a weekend at the shore and sending red, white and blue inspiration your way. Trying to channel such a classically patriotic combo can be tricky—you want a nod to Americana, not a high-flying flag! One way to keep the look subtle and fresh is to incorporate a patterned dress, like this poppy and navy floral or chambray stripe. Another simple tip is to pair a royal blue or deep navy dress with plenty of white flowers accented by a few red or deep pink blooms.
Frock + Flowers is your guide for choosing which flowers to pair with your bridesmaid dresses. For this inaugural Frock + Flowers post, I paired gold metallic dresses with light-colored flowers in whites with pops of pale pink and orange. Gold is such a glamorous choice for a bridesmaid dress, but the light bouquets add a softness and femininity when paired with this sexy shade. It’s the perfect way to ground the sparkle, especially for a daytime or outdoor wedding in the spring and summer.
Frock: Gold, metallic dresses
Flowers: White bouquets with pops of pale pink and orange
The vibe: Soft glamour, subtle sparkle