Bursting with refreshing autumnal hues and oodles of beautiful pink blooms, this past May's Northern Michigan Romantic Autumn Wedding was a total stunner -- especially this bouquet, created by Shelby Ferguson, founder of the Grand Rapids, MI-based floral artistry and wedding planning design studio, The Day's Design. Read on to get the scoop from Shelby on what went into this beautiful bouquet!
- 7 Stems of Helga Piaget Garden Roses
- 5 Stems of Romantik Antike Garden Roses
- 3 Stems of Champagne Roses
- 2 Stems of Talea Roses
- 3 Stems of Pink Majolica Spray Roses
- 2 Stems of Pee Gee Hydrangeas
- 2 Stems of Peach Stock
- Italian Ruscus Foliage
- Variegated Pittosporum Foliage
From Shelby Ferguson... When Christina and I started chatting about bridal bouquets, her heart was focused on all things peony – which I simply couldn’t make happen in mid-October. But as soon as I showed her the lovely Helga Piaget rose, I knew she wouldn’t be disappointed. The wedding was full of blush and ivory details, but we wanted an exquisite bouquet that wouldn’t simply blend into her dress but accessorize and really pop.
Most of the credit for this creation really goes to Peterkort Roses. With the exception of a couple spray roses, their flowers made this the beautiful masterpiece that it is. When I saw that flawless Romantik Antike rose opened in a perfect spiral showcasing her yellow/orange middle, I knew it had to be front and center. It would blend perfectly with autumn’s golden backdrop. I couldn’t resist the hints of pink forming on the edges of the Pee Gee hydrangeas or the tiny tinge of blush on the outer edge of Helga’s tips. As I’m unpacking my floral shipments or creating floral pieces, I always set aside my absolute favorite blooms – the ones that really speak to me and scream “I’m perfect!”
Since the bride’s bouquet is one of the final pieces I put together, this bucket of special blooms always becomes hers, with a recipe that just seems to create itself, full of show stopping beauty.
Floral Design: The Days Design | Photography: Kelly Sweet