Have you started thinking about your ideal rustic bridal bouquet? Carrying a piece of nature with you during your special day has always seemed like a very nice gesture. But there are a lot of ways to wear it: typologies, shapes, colors…
If you’ve ever come to our atelier for brides in Barcelona, I’m sure you already know. But if this day hasn’t arrived yet (we’d love to meet you, Just book an appointment!), I want you to know that from Mimètik we always recommend a floral expert. She is Rosa from Au Nom de la Rose, who, together with her team, are absolute professionals. It has a beautiful florist in Carrer Valencia, in Barcelona, very close to us. And the truth is, I don’t think there’s anyone who knows how to better capture the essence of our brides.
That’s why I asked her for advice on how to find the ideal rustic bridal bouquet so that our bohemian Mimètik brides have a clear reference. In this post we will address the three key points that you must keep in mind when choosing your rustic bridal bouquet: seasonality, advance and your own style. Ready to choose your ideal rustic bridal bouquet?
Seasonality in the bridal bouquets
As you know, flowers have seasonality. Not always all flowers are naturally available. That’s why you’d better know when it’s best to think of one or the other flower for your rustic bridal bouquet depending on when your wedding is held.
Spring is, without a doubt, the peak season of weddings. Everyone wants their wedding day to be a day with a spectacular weather, and this is the best time of the year for it. If you are a spring bride, I recommend that you add peonies to your rustic bridal bouquet, as they will give you a special and beautiful touch.
In the case of the most summer weddings, dahlias and hydrangeas are the queens of any rustic bridal bouquet. With its large size, they will give a lot of presence to your appearance.
I know I’ve said that most people want to get married in the spring, but I’m a fan of “out-of-season” weddings. Autumn weddings, for example, I think let you play around with a lot of elements that will make your wedding super original. And what about those ochre tones? They can’t be prettier. If you’re an autumn bride, I have this post where there’s a lot of inspiration that’s sure to help you with your bohemian fall wedding.
For your autumn rustic bridal bouquet, I advise you to choose a flower like hydrangea. But don’t stand there. Play with different elements other than flowers, such as red fruits for example, that will make your rustic bridal bouquet something super special.
If you’ve read one of my last posts, you will know that I am also a super fan of winter weddings or winter inspiration. They can be super cozy weddings with a unique atmosphere. For this type of wedding, I recommend a rustic bridal bouquet with ranuncles, bulbos and… cotton! The cotton looks beautiful and with a super original touch, that’s for sure. You can see it in this beautiful bouquet of Christmas inspiration made with red roses, holly and cotton. Lovely ♥
The timeless bouquet
If you do not want to worry about seasonalities, I recommend that you choose, without a doubt, a bouquet of roses. Roses are the specialty of Au Nom de la Rose, and I assure you that they create precious things with them. There are roses of all kinds for all kinds of rustic bridal bouquets, and with plenty of color options! Undoubtedly, roses are the most complete flower.
Decisive factors to choose your bouquet
There is a set order of preference that will tell you what to look at: dress, wedding style, venue.
The bouquet and the wedding dress
The first thing you have to see is what kind of dress you will wear, and choose a bouquet format accordingly. If your dress is princess type, for example, I recommend a bouquet of natural flowers. But if you’ve chosen a bohemian wedding dress, perhaps a wild rustic bridal bouquet of preserved flowers is what best suits you with your style.
The bouquet and the style of the wedding
The your wedding style marks everything that will revolve around it. This, therefore, includes the bouquet. As you know, the most important thing is that your rustic bridal bouquet fits your wedding dress, because in the end you will be the one who wears it and the one who will go out with it in the photos. Still, the match with the wedding in general will always be a point in favor. Here are some very basic tips:
- If your thing is a rustic wedding… I recommend a wild bridal bouquet, which pulls into the most natural forms possible
- If your thing is an urban wedding… I recommend you play a lot with the colors, take a chance and be original
- If your thing is a traditional wedding… I recommend you bet on a well-compressed bouquet, it will go ideal with your princess wedding dress
The bouquet and the place of celebration
Depending on where you are, there will also be some or other trends for the style of your rustic bridal bouquet. For example, in the United Kingdom and the United States, the larger the better the bridal bouquets are very carried away, while in Spain a smaller type of bouquet is styled. There are even trends like not carrying flowers in the bouquet, and they are simply beautiful herbs. Besides, as advice, I’ll tell you that the shorter you are, the better if your bouquet is smaller. If not, you’ll get lost behind him!
How far in advance you need to get your ideal rustic bridal bouquet
When a theme is related to weddings there is always a question that is repeated: how far in advance do I have to do it? In this post we talked about timings, and you’ll find a time planner that I’m sure you’ll do great.
In the case of the bouquet it is easy. As soon as you have the dress decided, you can choose the bouquet. Yes, we have already seen that the most important thing so the choice of your ideal rustic bridal bouquet is that you have the chosen dress, and do it according to it.
However, look to choose your bouquet at least a month in advance, to ensure that you can have your ideal bouquet. In the case of Au Nom de la Rose, they can also make bouquets two weeks in advance, but thinks not everything will be available right away. So, you know, as long as you can do it first, why delay it?
Regarding picking up the bouquet, you can do it the same day of the wedding or even the day before without any problem. This way the flowers will be perfectly ready to hold on throughout your special day. This is about natural flower bouquets, of course. If they are preserved, by never withered, you can pick it up whenever you prefer.
Ready to pick your bouquet?
So… ready to choose your rustic bridal bouquet? As I told you, we rely fully on Rosa of Au Nom de la Rose, not only for its great quality, but for the way it works so beautiful. Rosa never makes the same bouquet twice. She wants to meet the bride first, explain her story and prepare something especially for her. Many girls look in Pinterest inspiration for their bouquets and come to Rosa with an idea, but together they create something unique. Hence the importance of being oneself.
Before I’m done, I’d also like to introduce you to Marta. She is one of our Mimètik Brides, and you can find out more about her in her Real Wedding on the blog. She chose the beautiful bouquet that you see in the photo, very rustic and bohemian, work of Rosa and her team.
I bid farewell to the advice Rosa proposes for brides-to-be on the election of her bouquet:
“That you like it, that you know how to carry it, and that you are comfortable. Make it a complement in harmony, not something imposed. Make you feel identified”
Lots of love,