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Which Bouquet?

Dec 3, 2010

I am so excited about today’s post because a reader sent a photo of her real wedding dress and asked if I would feature it in a ‘Which Bouquet?’ post! So…let’s give her lots of feedback today as she tries to choose a bridal bouquet…

The Dress…



…the ‘Tia’ from the 2011 Collection by Modern Trousseau

The Bouquets…

Bouquet #1

SunstoneWineryWedding020 jasmine star photoimage via Jasmine Star Photography

Bouquet #2

jw-S P-62 JL Designs and Jesi Haack Weddingsimage via JL Designs and Jesi Haack Weddings

Bouquet #3

bridal bouquet the crowls blogspotimage via The Knot and Michelle Walker Photography

What do you think? I had a very difficult time limiting the options to three! Can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Maybe we can do a follow-up post after the wedding with a picture of this beautiful bride and the bouquet she ends up carrying…wouldn’t that be fun?!

Hope your weekend is wonderful…



  1. I pick number 1. The way the tulip petals fold inward and the rounded succulent leaves echo the balloon skirting on the dress, And that deep red is so elegant!

  2. I love bouquet number 1 with that dress. The curves of the petals and the contrasting colors help to showcase the detail and shape of the dress. I might go with a different handle wrap though. I think this dress and bouquet combination would look better without the added gold bling.

    Best Wishes to the bride! I can’t wait to see what she picks.

  3. Great choices! I also LOVE #1 with this dress! I agree with both of the above commenters. I think peonies and other big, round flowers are perfect because the dress is kind of unsubtle (i don’t mean that in a bad way at all, i just mean you can see from a mile away what’s going on with it, you don’t need to get up close to appreciate the details)- i think the bouquet needs to be the same way. little intricate flowers wouldn’t work well. I also agree about the handle wrap – something plainer would be better. I LOVE the second bouquet and cafe au lait Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers, but I almost think theyr’e a little too spiky for that dress with its bubble / balloon layer. Are those gardenias in the first bouquet? Would they bruise in a bouquet touching other flowers? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen them in a bouquet, but I think they’re particularly pretty with this dress!

  4. I will actually pick #3 for the dress. I think the dress screams drama drama drama and so does bouquet #3.

  5. I am thinking the first one too. The deep burgandy gives depth and strength which is needed i think. Best wishes to the bride 🙂

  6. Janet says:

    I’m liking bouquet #1 for this dress.

  7. Alex says:

    I think #3 because its stands out just like the beautiful dress!

  8. I’m going with the majority here…#1! Love it!

  9. Helen says:

    Number one definitely. Love those cream and crimson tones. Number two is too similar to the dress.


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