Bouquet for Traditional Chinese Wedding Gown

Many fashion savvy brides these days understand the importance of bouquets and hence many of those who choose to wear a traditional Chinese wedding outfit, either a 褂/'kwa' or qipao will order a matching bouquet as it is very rare for a bouquet to go well with both a white wedding gown and a red and gold Chinese gown.

The bride, Elma, wanted us to design a bouquet that compliments her gorgeous 'kwa'. Red colour is the obvious choice as it compliments the base colour but it doesn't have to be just red! Mixing colours with red is tricky though given red is a loud colour so it is important to pick colours that 'get along' rather than crashing with it head on - pink and dark purple are 2 colours that look stunning with red.

With this colour palette in mind and the bride's favourite flowers, we went for dark red peonies, red roses, burgundy calla lily, purple anemone, blue viburnum davidii and pink romantic antike roses for her bouquet. The bouquet turned out beautifully and the colours gave it an edgy spin.

Also made a simple yet sweet fresh flower ring pillow with pink mini carnations and the couple's initials on brown ribbons.

If you look at all the gorgeous weddings featured on wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Wedding Chicks etc., you will notice that one key element are bridesmaids' bouquets, be it something simple or elaborate. Bridesmaids will have something to carry rather than fidget with their hands during the wedding processional and they also make photos so so so much more nicer. Also shows that the bride's appreciation of the bridesmaids' help!

Elma's bridesmaids wore cheerful apricot dresses so we used an array of shades, including apricot and peach colour roses, champagne spray roses and lisianthus, orange ranunculus and asclepias incarnata for their bouquets.

The bride is awfully sweet and took the time to drop us a message thanking for the bouquets and also sent us some photos after she received them from her photographer, so thank you and we wish you and your husband a lifetime together filled with sweet memories!

Credit: Photos taken by, edited by Divine Floréal.