What would a white wedding gown, complete with satin shoes and lace veil be without its most indispensable accessory – a complementing floral bouquet.
Future brides spend countless hours sifting through catalogues to find that one-of-a-kind wedding ensemble, when flowers – which are symbolic to the joyous occasion and of grand tradition – require just as careful consideration.
Floral arrangement, Carolina Herrera 2013
And with this in mind, legendary designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera have showcased their own bridal bouquet collections which will hit florist stands in 2013.
Associated with haute couture dress designs and high fashion, the designers have turned to the flower world experimenting with unique alternatives such as almond branches and wheat bouquets for a natural and sophisticated bridal look with an added twist.
They also put their expertise in colour to good use with a confident spectrum perfect for any wedding day. From pastel pink to burnt burgundy, you can add a splash of colour and floral femininity to your special day with these looks. Despite monochrome making a hit in the wedding style stakes recently, gracing the aisles while clutching onto a traditional bouquet of crimson-coloured roses couldn't be more chic and classic.
Or there is always the option of an all-white bouquet, from daffodils to lilies, peonies to roses, these bouquets will forever be timeless and elegant.
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Whether traditional or innovative, bright or white, don't just make a statement with your wedding dress. View the gallery for the designers' latest bouquets and floral inspiration brought to you by Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera among others.
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