Wedding Bouquet Inspiration

inspired bouquets from real weddings
inspired bouquets from real weddings

I love to garden, so seeing the floral arrangements at all of the weddings we film is one of my favorite things. The creativity of the florists we've worked with is astounding.  Here are just a few of the inspiring flower arrangements in wedding bouquets that we've seen.

ECLECTIC & TEXTURED

Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 21 bouquet
Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 21 bouquet

I love this mixture of texture with succulents, fuzzy grey leaves, and tightly knit petals wrapped  burlap ribbon.  It was perfect for a backyard ranch wedding in the Texas countryside. Very shabby chic!

Escondido Horseshoe Bay Wedding Pic 01 pink and grey bouquet copy
Escondido Horseshoe Bay Wedding Pic 01 pink and grey bouquet copy

Floral: Petal Pushers See more of their work.

UNIQUE & SURPRISING

unique bouquet for bohemian bride - lavender
unique bouquet for bohemian bride - lavender

This gathering of lavender was carried by the maid of honor at wedding we recently filmed at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, TX.  The butterfly pin fit with the butterfly theme that the bride used throughout the whole day--butterflies hung from the ceiling at the reception, and little chalkboard DIY butterflies sat on the tables with each guest's name on them.

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web_Boot Ranch Fredericksburg Wedding Pic 56

HIGH CONTRAST

When you're painting or working on any kind of visual art, contrast is something to consider.  The level of contrast between the color and light values of two objects placed side by side can drastically affect the mood of an image.  Whether or not you realize it, as a bride, you're probably already thinking about those kinds of things even if you haven't put it into those specific terms.  "High-contrast" means that two objects are very different in the lightness/darkness and possibly in the amount of color/saturation of the objects.  It often gives a punchy, high energy, preppy or extremely classical look to an image. 

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 10

Bright bouquets stand in stark contrast to darker bridesmaid dresses--classic and preppy.

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blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 11
blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 12
blog_escondido golf dfw events wedding video pic 12
ruffle wedding cake with bridesmaids bouquets wedding pic 01
ruffle wedding cake with bridesmaids bouquets wedding pic 01

A ruffled wedding cake surrounded by bright bridesmaids' bouquets from Scooter Raney.   The wedding was a lovely mix of traditional victorian pastels and textures with selective vivid splashes of color.

Maui Hawaii Grand Wailea Destination Wedding Pic 16 flower
Maui Hawaii Grand Wailea Destination Wedding Pic 16 flower

 A tropical bouquet with orchids and a hot pink satin bouquet wrap.  Having a destination wedding? Try Maui.

SOFT, SUBTLE, DREAMY

rough creek lodge jewish wedding video pic 12 bouquet
rough creek lodge jewish wedding video pic 12 bouquet

This gorgeous arrangement was created for Allison at her rustic destination wedding by Blue Lotus Floral.

Athough the lavenders and pinks differ in saturation, they are all pale colors, which makes the bouquets seem dreamy.

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rough creek lodge jewish wedding video pic 14 flower girl dress
rough creek lodge wedding video pic 09 cowboy boot
rough creek lodge wedding video pic 09 cowboy boot

 These images are stills from our videos, but Kym Skiles of F8 photography was the photographer at this particular wedding at Rough Creek Lodge.

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Screen Shot 2013-02-21 at 4.04.12 PM
Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 09 white bouquet
Houston rustic outdoor wedding pic 09 white bouquet
new orleans tying the knot wedding coordination pic 02
new orleans tying the knot wedding coordination pic 02
country outdoor wedding pic 14 white and pink bride bouquet
country outdoor wedding pic 14 white and pink bride bouquet

A bouquet of all-white florals can be soft and whimsical when you vary the length and shape of the flowers.

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blog_san antonio wedding video pic 30
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blog_country club wedding video pic 08

With its very symmetrical shape, this all white bouquet is modern & formal.  David Kurio Designs

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 08
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escondido horseshoe bay wedding pic sidni 09

This country club outdoor wedding had soft bursts of color--hydrangeas and tulips from Freytag's Florist in Austin.

Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 03 yellow flower bouquet
Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 03 yellow flower bouquet
Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 15 yellow bouquet
Clink Events Austin Bastrop Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Wedding Pic 15 yellow bouquet

Beautiful Exotic mix of lilies and roses in a very vivid golden yellow and black.    Mandarin Flower Company

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Barton Creek Resort Wedding - Was it Love at First sight? - Leslie and Andy

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/31497131[/vimeo]

When I first met with Leslie about shooting her wedding video, she expressed that she might be a little be a little hesitant to be on camera.  The more the attention could be deflected away from her, the better.  And please please please....nothing staged.

Her mother, Kay, was quick to regale me with stories of the family and friends who would be in attendance and of whom I should take notice.  She whipped out her mobile phone and shuffled through the pictures,  pausing long enough to give me the pertinent details of the personalities.

"Here's my youngest son.  He went to Texas Christian University and has a lot of personality.  You really need to focus a camera on him."

"Here's my older son - he was married at The Breakers in Palm Beach and their reception band also played for one of Paul McCartney's weddings."

"Here are my dogs."

I felt certain that I wouldn't be lacking for characters in the documentary.  I also sensed that Leslie, whether she knew it or not, was making a request that lend to a more accurate reflection of how a wedding story should be told.  A wedding is not about what happened to two people on one day; rather, it's about all the people, who, in their big ways and small ways, have played role in shaping these two people and their union.

It is a celebration of the good in all of them, represented in the union of the two of them.

And from we experienced Saturday night, there's a whole lot of good there.

Leslie and Andy, thanks for letting us document the goodness of your Austin wedding.

Mazel Tov!

Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Moore, Something to Celebrate
Venue: Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Floral: David Kurio Designs
Photographer: Stacy Cross
Music Agent: Emerald Entertainment
Ceremony Music: High Island Hepcats
Officiant: Dennis Prager
Reception Music: Collector's Item
Linens: BBJ
Chairs: Marquee Rents
Lighting: Ilios
Photobooth: Say Cheese
Hair: Pamela Donnellan
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
Rehearsal Dinner: The Salt Lick YUM! Texas BBQ!

<click here to see dozens of their amazing official photos by Stacy Cross.  below are screen grabs
from their Austin wedding video>

Leslie's Unique wedding dress screen grab from her wedding video

Leslie and Andy's wedding rings screen grab from the wedding video

The chuppah was created by Austin florist David Kurio Designs, screen grab from their wedding video

gorgeous champagne gold pink and crystal tutera style decor

Ilios lighting made the wedding video look good for the first dance

Thanks for choosing us as your Austin wedding videographer!