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It’s not surprising that many brides select red or burgundy for their bridesmaid dresses. Red is vibrant, elegant, romantic — the color of passion and love. Red also creates a wonderful contrast to a traditional white or cream bridal gown, which puts the bride even more “in the spotlight” (right where she deserves to be!).

If you are choosing or contemplating red for your bridesmaids, check out these tips for the best color of flowers to choose for your attendants. (Another tip: order your flowers online and you can achieve the look of your choice, for so much less!)

1. Mixed Bouquet

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Red is such a strong color that choosing a beautiful bouquet of mixed colors creates nice contrast and visual interest. It’s best to include a least a small element of red in the bouquets, to “tie them” to the gown. Bouquets with a variety of blooms present more texture and shape and the “country” flowers in the photo above provide a less formal feel.

Outdoor Melody by BunchesDirect

2. Red

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Pairing red with red creates an elegant and sophisticated look due to keeping things monochromatic and seamless. Incorporating layers of red creates a look that has more drama and passion. If the bride also carries a red bouquet it will link together a polished final look with her bridesmaids, and her glorious red bouquet will stand out against her pale gown. Best of all you don’t have to worry about choosing a new color for your palette as you know red already works and is included in your wedding day look!

Crimson Dream by BunchesDirect

3. White

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Another beautiful choice is to go for high contrast! White is a lovely choice for your bridesmaids’ flowers as it is clean, elegant and will really stand out against their red dresses. If you want to create an even more cohesive “matched” theme, choose small elements of red in the white bouquets, and opt for a dramatic red bouquet to help the bride be the star of the show.

Dreamy Cloud by BunchesDirect

4. Yellow

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Another color that works beautifully with red, is yellow! Many brides do not consider yellow but it’s warm and sunny brightness pairs well with the vibrant richness of red. The brightness of the yellow helps the flowers stand out against darker shades of red and creates a memorable pop of color to help your bridesmaids look their best.

Warmth of Love by BunchesDirect

Remember, if you aren’t sure of your selection there are friendly and very knowledgeable floral experts ready to help you with suggestions and advice! Whatever you end up choosing, we hope that your wedding day is full of beauty and happiness.

 

 

 

 

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Brides, consider going for gold this year! A strong trend emerging in wedding color palettes for 2015 is to add in the gold, and glitz it up. Gold is definitely back, with more brides incorporating touches of this regal gleam to their wedding decor. Gold accents can inject warmth and sparkle, creating a feeling of luxury and glamor that can take ordinary wedding decorating a step above.

You can further embellish this look by adding even more sparkle, such as mirrors, chandeliers, glass, candlelight, and pearls. This look would pair well with more opulent meal choices including champagne. a formal sit down supper, and lavish desserts.

Here are the top 3 “on trend” color schemes that include gold, with wedding flowers to coordinate with each trend.

 

 

 

Gold, Champagne, Ivory: For a sophisticated wedding palette, pair touches of gold with traditionally ‘go-to” neutrals in shades of white and cream. For added contrast, you could also include touches of black, or stay relatively soft and neutral.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Classic Cream Rose, Pretty in White, Dramatic White, or Hold Me Close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold, Blush, Pink: Think Cinderella, fairytale romance, and a soft, sophisticated palette with plenty of feminine touches.

If you love the idea of blush and gold for your wedding, check out the beautiful wedding of Matt and Amanda in Pelican Hill, California that made excellent use of this timeless, romantic palette.

 

 

 

 

 

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Pretty WomanOnly Yours, or Beautifully Pink bridal bouquets would be stunning with this color scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold & Navy- Adding touches of gold to a navy color palette elevates it with with modern glamor and provides a vibrant contrast between “hot” gold and “cool” midnight blue. Flowers in shades of soft or bright pink, clean white, purple, or dramatic red would work well with this palette.

BunchesDirect bouquet suggestions: Crimson DreamPink World, Classic White Hyrdangea, Classic Lavender Orchid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are some hot new trends for bridesmaid dress colors for this year, but some of the top choices are based on classic tried-and-true shades that are versatile and timeless. Your choice of bridesmaid dresses is a key component in the final “look” for your wedding. Apart from the obvious considerations of length and style, the choice of color will also depend on a few factors, including the season, the time of day, the overall theme and tone of the wedding (is it formal and traditional, colorful and fun, modern and simple?) as well as on the bridesmaids themselves. Here are a few top picks for bridesmaid dress colors, with suggested flower matches for a perfectly coordinated and beautiful final look.

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1. Taupe

This shade is timeless, but versions of taupe have been gaining in popularity in 2014 and 2015. It is a classic neutral that adds an air of elegance and sophistication to your wedding party. If you want to make this look a bit more modern and bold, add some metallic jewelry or pops of color; if you prefer a more feminine and traditional look, use cream or pastel shades for flowers and accessories.

BunchesDirect Bouquet suggestions:

Simple Beauty Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Deep Blue

All shades of blue were extremely popular in 2014, with this trend only gaining strength into 2015. Deep blue is an especially lovely choice. It suits the coloring of many bridesmaids, always looks fresh, elegant and classic, and provides a perfect backdrop to set off your flowers. Try shades of hot pink, or stay classic with cream, to complement this look.

Classic Cream Rose

Adorably Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Coral

This is a vibrant, perky color that is especially suited to summer or beach weddings. The popularity of coral bridesmaid dresses has been growing in leaps and bounds this season! It is an excellent choice for many bridesmaids as it complements all skin tones and hair colors. Try mixed bouquets with shades of pink and hits of yellow or orange for a wonderful final look.

Never Say No

Pure Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Gray

This is a classic look that would work in both a traditional, elegant wedding or a sleek modern one. It’s also super versatile and the best part of choosing gray: it can be paired with almost any flower color! For a modern look, try it with all white flowers, or for less formality pair it with more color, such as purple, pale yellow, or even shades of orange.

Beautiful Rhythm

Calla Lily Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Blush

This feminine color suits many bridesmaids and works well with a romantic wedding theme. It started cropping up in 2014 weddings and is picking up momentum for 2015! It’s a modern way to add a soft touch to your wedding. Try bouquets of pale pink and cream to complement this look.

Elegant Calla Lily & Rose

 

Only Yours

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When the most recent Twilight movie came out, all everyone could talk about was the wedding scene between Bella and Edward. It was a sight to behold and one of the most elaborate floral installations we’ve seen in a while.

Breaking Dawn Wedding Scene

The arch alone would blow any bride’s entire floral budget. If you’re wondering how to use some Breaking Dawn for your ceremony decor inspiration without breaking the bank, here are a few ways to go about it:

Choose one main colour. The decor chosen was white, green and cream, and this allowed the decorators to use multiple types of flowers to create texture and depth. Most of your florals can be something hearty and inexpensive such as Carnations or Hydrangea. Use greens to build depth and structure.

breaking Dawn Wedding Flowers

Another option is to mix fresh and synthetics. If you want a luxe look without the luxe price, mixing fresh and synthetic flowers in the same colour can give the appearance of large arrangements at half of the price.

A lesson that can be learned in this style of decor is to use an outdoor setting as some of the flowers and plants can be used to create a woodland look for free. Additions of your own can further emphasize this theme, but choosing a season when your outdoor flowers will be in bloom will help cut down your decor budget greatly.

 

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