As a wedding photographer, I am lucky enough to see all of the details that go into making your special day unique. So many things to personalise for your day, and I often find that brides look through my albums admiring the photography and then saying "Ooh, I like that cake," or "I'm thinking about having that colour for my bridesmaids." So I thought I'd share some of the detail shots I take on wedding days,
as inspiration for you.
While editing one of my weddings, I noticed that every bride I'd photographed this year, had chosen to have a hand-tied bouquet. So what better place to start this new feature than with bouquets! All different colour themes and flowers. Here are some of the photos I took of their beautiful bouquets.
The first one of the year was in April and used fresh, spring anemones.
Rather unusual to see a yellow bouquet but this was a June wedding so it was lovely to reflect a sunny summer day. Now, what colour do you put your bridesmaid in? She had a lovely knee-length black dress with white embroidery on. Ahh! Oh, the buttercup was added by one of the little girls at the wedding.
This was another summer wedding with garden flowers like sweet peas, geraniums, pinks and roses.
The simplicity of the beautiful roses was set off by the encasing of the flowers in flat leaves. (And more black bridesmaids dresses! That'll be a later post.)
Roses again. The classic, romantic wedding flower, this time mingled with ivy.
A mixed bouquet using the classic roses, astrantia and zingy euphorbias.
Now for something completely different! Deep purple calla lilies.
Now don't forget brides, when you're holding your beautiful hand-tied bouquet, don't hold it up in front of you like a microphone! Try to keep in down by your hip so you can show off your fabulous dress.
I use the detail shots of the bouquet and flowers as backgrounds in the Storybook albums. They are one of the things that, unless you get them dried, don't last forever, so it's lovely to have a lasting reminder of them.
Thank you for looking through this gallery.
I'm not an expert in floristry so all comments are from the view of a photographer (and gardener!)
If any florist would like to leave a comment extolling the virtues of hand-tied bouquets, you're more than welcome.