We asked Lynette Higginbotham of MadisonHouse Designs to make three bouquets for this issue's fashion. She explains the process behind each stunning group of blooms.
We asked Lynette Higginbotham of MadisonHouse Designs to make three bouquets for this issue's fashion. She explains the process behind each stunning group of blooms.Blushing Bride
When it comes to bouquet color schemes, pink is queen. "What's been most popular? Absolutely pale pink," says floral designer Lynette Higginbotham. "Last year, everything was blush pink." The popularity of the garden rose remains high, she adds, and many of Higginbotham's customers have been drawn to astilbe lately, too. But it was the Nerine lily she was most excited to use in this bouquet. "I don't have many brides ask for them, and I think it's a totally underutilized flower," she says.
The BloomsNerine lily Astilbe Bridal piano garden rose Romantic antique garden rose Quicksand rose Majolica spray rose Rice flower Cafe au lait dahlia Something New
Though blush bouquets continue to reign in 2014, Higginbotham has seen a rise in the popularity of shades of coral, from "very bright, pinky corals to more subtle peaches," she says. "Through all the coral bouquets we've done this year, there's been a common, go-to list of flowers, like the peach Juliet garden rose, which you see everywhere," she adds. "With this bouquet, though, I wanted to do something a little different." Enter the peach yarrow and salmon-hued ranunculus.
The BloomsJuliet garden rose Ranunculus Mozart calla lily Yarrow Lisianthus Parrot tulip Classic Style
"I think a lot of brides like white because it's classic, and it won't be bold or flashy or take away from the dress," Higginbotham says. "But I wanted to show that you can enhance the look so it's a little more interesting than just white." She upped the wow factor by adding hints of green texture with sedum, scabiosa, grasses and more. "The cascading bouquet look is kind of out-of-style now, but I do have brides looking for that loose effect," she continues. "I think we can do that really beautifully with the jasmine vine. It's nice to have a little something trailing so it's not so perfectly round."
The BloomsPatience David Austin garden rose Garden spray rose Green tea rose Millet grass Scabiosa Ornithogalum Veronica Sedum Jasmine vine Astrantia