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Bouquet Breakdown: Rhythm of the Waves Wedding Editorial Bouquet
October 26, 2015
Whether you're a Pacific or Atlantic coast kind of girl, there's nothing more soothing than the rhythm of the waves on the shore. That relaxed feeling was captured perfectly in this bouquet from the Rhythm of the Waves Wedding Editorial shoot, created by the founder of  Chicago-based Life In BloomRachel, who was kind enough to give us the scoop on what blooms went into this beautiful bouquet, below!

Rhythm of the Waves Wedding Editorial Bouquet

  • White Lilac

  • White Dahlias

  • White Queen Anne's Lace

  • Ivory "Patience" Garden Rose

  • White Lisianthus

  • White Ranunculus

  • Blue Thistle

  • Seeded Eucalyptus Foliage

  • Gunny Eucalyptus Foliage

  • Olive Tree Foliage

  • Silk & Willow Ribbon

From ... As a designer, I love to challenge myself to look at things closely and go beyond just whether or not I like something, but determine WHY I am or am not drawn to something.  With flowers, I am constantly analyzing arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces, etc, and asking myself what makes this piece great, or what does this piece lack?  Time and time again, it seems to always come back to texture.  Colors, while fun to play with, will go in and out of style as the seasons pass, but what consistently separates a beautiful palette from one that just missed the mark is the ability to balance an array of unique textures that both draw the eye in from afar and hold interest up close.  Having a variety of textures helps to break up the way in which light bounces off of something and the more textures, the more 'natural' something typically feels, and that's how flowers should feel, right?  

The fact of the matter is, this often means using a larger array of flowers within each of our designs, and while not the most inexpensive route, it sure seems to make a big difference when it comes to the final product.  With this shoot, we really wanted to use a lot of texture to create a sense of airiness in the bridal bouquet.  Tamara described her vision as 'dreamy & romantic' and to me, that means loose and organic!  With a heavier concentration on greens and less on blooms, we were able to create this loose and organic look that suggests the stems are just spilling from the bride's hands.  This is much more appropriate, given the beach setting and the style of the bride's dress than a formal manicured bouquet consisting of one or two flower varieties but yet it still feels timeless and 'romantic'.


Floral Design: Life In Bloom | Photography: Tamara Gruner