If Garden is your style, you are deeply inspired by nature, and you’re visually drawn to lush, unstructured florals. You adore gorgeous, seasonal, and unique flowers; peonies, dahlias, anemones, and ranunculus are some of your favorite blooms. You LOVE being outdoors, and on any given weekend you might be hiking a nature trail, exploring a national park, or heading to the beach or mountains for a quick getaway. Your ideal wedding location? A flower farm, the top of a mountain peak, or a lush botanical garden, of course!
A romantic combination of anemones, peonies, garden roses, stock, eucalyptus, and gardenia foliage is an excellent choice for your bridal bouquet. Try working with a local farmer-florist to get lush, seasonal blooms arranged in an unstructured, garden-and-gathered style. For the Garden Bride, it’s all about natural simplicity. Hire a caterer experienced in creating seasonal dishes featuring farm-fresh produce and treat your guests to a delicious, locally-sourced meal. And don’t forget about the cocktails! Instead of champagne, consider serving a signature cocktail infused with local honey and herbs.
Earth and sky tones are the perfect building blocks of a Garden Bride’s color palette. Using blues, greens or grays for your bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen suits, and table linens really allows the colors of your flowers (creams, blushes, peaches and corals work especially well) to pop. Key words that best describe Garden style are romantic, lush, unstructured, sun-kissed, and natural.
As a Classic Bride, you are inspired by family and regional (such as Southern) traditions. Classic style is primarily characterized by white flowers and lots of greenery, creating a timelessness that is unaffected by popular trends.Royal Weddings are the perfect example of classic style; think Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, but also notice how modern-day royals (Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle) are able to take deeply-rooted traditions and make them their own. In fact, a true classic bride is fundamentally traditional, but always with a twist; it’s a good idea to combine a few elements of another style to keep a classic wedding feeling fresh and approachable, never stiff or old-fashioned.
A stunning church or dramatic ballroom in an elegant hotel is the ideal wedding location for a Classic Bride. You radiate charm and elegance, and won’t ever say no to a good monogram. Instead of round guest tables, try long rectangular tables covered in silk linens with multitudes of taper candles and lush flowers in whites and creams.Key words that best describe this style are timeless, traditional, elegant, southern, and refined.
If Modern is your style, you think orchids and calla lilies are beautiful, and your living spaces are very clean and uncluttered. The Modern bride is drawn to flowers featuring clean lines without a lot of greenery. These flowers are unique, bold, and can really stand alone. Tropical foliage or flowers (such as protea), or blocked or clustered flowers are good examples.
Modern weddings typically feature a unique ceremony backdrop, and table centerpieces are bold, structured, and geometric. For a stunning and contemporary feel, have your bridesmaids wear all white or black.
A contemporary art museum or a glass-enclosed penthouse loft is an excellent location choice for the Modern Bride. Try using ghost chairs (instead of the more traditional chiavari chairs) to really give a modern edge to your reception. Key words that best describe this style are avant-garde, bold, simple, and clean.
If Bohemian is your style, you are laid-back, creative, always open to new experiences, and love bright and colorful flowers, such as zinnias, sunflowers, and dahlias.
As a Bohemian bride, you are drawn to vibrant color, and might want to incorporate creative or earthy elements into your design, such as ribbons, dried flowers, feathers, or grasses. For this style, consider a ceremony backdrop with lots of bright ribbons and hanging flowers. Instead of a plated or buffet-style meal, bring in food trucks for a unique (and fun!) experience. Key words that best describe this style are bright and colorful, eclectic, unique, creative, fun, and free.