Bridal Flowers: Arrangements for a Perfect Wedding
Bridal Flowers Arrangements for a Perfect Wedding Author:Maria McBride-Mellinger, William Stites (Photographer) This is an inspiring guide to the art of choosing beautiful flowers for any wedding ceremony or celebration. — The language of love has been spoken in flowers since ancient times, when Aphrodite gave Eros the rose, and Saracen brides wore garlands of orange blossoms in the hope that their union would be as fruitful as the trees. — From bouq... more »uets to boutonnieres, aisle garlands to table arrangements, bridal flowers set the romantic and decorative mood for weddings. There is a place for them at even the humblest of ceremonies, for example, just a clutch of Queen Anne's lace culled from a friend's garden or a bunch of tulips bought on the way to City Hall.
Bridal Flowers: Arrangements for a Perfect Wedding is a beautifully illustrated handbook for the bride-to-be and for all who help her plan this special day. It covers all aspects of the wedding, taking the mystery and guesswork out of making it as romantic as possible. In these pages all the beauty and lore of wedding flowers are fully revealed. In addition to advice on choosing and working with florists, professional techniques are outlined for gathering, arranging, and preserving flowers for the bride who wishes to design her own floral decorations.
A range of options is available to today's bride in planning her wedding flowers. Ms. McBride-Mellinger reviews all of the possibilities, from the traditional bride's bouquet and its various alternatives to using fresh flowers to adorn the cake and rose petals to toss at the departing newlyweds. She offers imaginative ideas according to season, color, period, and fragrance for both the extravagant and the penny-wise. Bridal Flowers is an invaluable source of inspiration, reassurance, and information to ensure that every bride's wedding flowers are her dream come true. « less