Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bouquet-Day - The Anemone

Today I want to highlight a flower that I have been seeing a lot of lately in my wedding research.  The Anemone.  The Anemone is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family.  Its name is believed to be Greek and mean "Daughter of the Wind".  Variations of this perennial come in purples, whites, yellows, reds, and also blues, however today I want to discuss the White variety with the black center.

There is something so delicate, yet so bold about this flower, it really has got me in awe when I see it in a bridal bouquet.  Sometimes its the main and only flower in an arrangement, and sometimes its just an accent, but regardless, it completely stands out with its beauty.

Here, the abundance of green leaves added to the bouquet make the flower look more delicate and full bodied...

This bouquet is my favorite at the moment. Adorned with huckleberry and sword fern, these French Anemones look vintage and gorgeous.  As you know, I am a big fan of the vintage look, so this bouquet has me wondering if I should go completely vintage in my look!  The bouquet was arranged by Kate Holt of Flowerwild.

Here is the perfect accompaniment for the groom's boutonniere. The single bloom is very sophisticated and bold.

And finally, Anemones also allow for a splash of color.  As I mentioned above, they come in various shades and palettes, and going with my purple and green theme, I was able to find this stunning bouquet in all shades of purples, blues, and whites...  It is even flanked by Peacock feathers (always a nice touch in my book).

There is something modern and yet classic about this bouquet... and I really enjoy it... It's a little large to me, but not overly large... I like it though, and adds a gorgeous deep color across her ivory gown.

So those are my highlights on the Anemone.  I'm still somewhat up in the air about how I am going to do my flowers, but I really do enjoy the look of these, and think they are both unique and special.  I hope they leave you inspired to look beyond the roses, and think about something different for your day!

Happily Ever After,
Your Bizzy Bride

1 comment:

  1. dad used to buy me anemone's every year for Valentines day then they became to hard to get,I am glad to see they are popular again!