Bouquet Etiquette: How to pose with your bouquet

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

We all see those amazing photos on Pinterest, or in a bridal magazine… where the model looks stunning and perfectly captured holding her bouquet in exactly the right spot.  I don’t know about you, but I am not photogenic and actually pretty awkward in photos. Most of us aren’t fashion models, and you don’t need to be in order to have gorgeous wedding photos.  

So what’s the deal?  We have put together a few tips in order to make capturing that perfect photo effortless.    

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Be conscious of keeping the “focal front” pointing out and down with the stems pointing toward your belly and the flowers forward, and loosely held in front of you.  We usually leave the bow/knot/pins at the back of your ribbon in order to give you a guide.
Hold your bouquet at the very top of the stems with your thumbs at the back and centered on your body with your elbows in a slight bend.  Remember, your photographer is there to guide you and will give you tips and instructions while they work.

Most importantly, relax and enjoy the moment!  

Spring flowers we love!

This past Wednesday marked the first day of spring and already I have sprouts starting in the garden and buds forming on my magnolia trees.  This winter seemed incredibly long, mostly because I feel like I was sick for 75 percent of it! As the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer we can only get excited about spring flowers.  We always try to shop local and that means looking at seasonal flowers for our region. We have selected three of our favourite spring flowers to highlight on the blog today!

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Ranunculus: This flower is an all time favourite of ours.  With soft feathery petals, ranunculus are a sweet delicate looking flower.  Not only do they come in a variety of colours, but also different textures. Butterfly ranunculus for example feature a number of different flowers on each stem.  They also have a more open face and thin petals that “flutter” in the breeze.

 
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Helleborus: Sometimes referred to as the ‘Christmas Rose” or ‘Winter Rose’ this plant begins blooming in the winter and continues into the spring.  With a unique colouring, hellebores are most commonly seen in shades of green, white and burgundy. With a distinct 5 petal head, hellebores are sure to wow in any arrangement.

 
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Anemone: This flower truly makes a statement with it’s contrasting ‘eye’ catching center.  Most commonly seen in white, anemones are also available in shades of pinks and purples. It is no surprise that this flower is a symbol of protection against evil.  

 
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What are some of your favourite spring flowers?  

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet