BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUETS / BYRON BAY PHOTOGRAPHER
bouquets. One of my favourite things to photograph on a wedding
day! So I thought I would do a blog entry showcasing some of the
beautiful bouquets I have photographed over the years.
lot of thought goes into a wedding bouquet by the bride. Not only
does she have to break it down to her heart's desire but there also has
to be some thought as to whether the flowers of her choice are actually
you know the history behind a bride carrying a bouquet of flowers on
her wedding day? The origins of the bridal bouquet goes way, way
back to ancient times, when women carried pungent bunches of herbs,
garlic and other aromatics to dispel evil spirits. Over the ages,
the herbs and spices were replaced by flowers as symbols of eterna
llove and fertility. In Victorian times, brides carried flowers as a
secret message to their lover, as flowers were thought to have thier
own special individual meaning.
Rose is the most popular flower for wedding bouquets. It is available
in a wide range of colours and due to it's association with love and
passion is the perfect choice for a bride. Not to mention that it
is deliciously fragrant! Roses as seen above and below, can be
arranged in multiple colours, grouped with other blooms for amazing
effects or as a simple striking one colour posey.
will always remember this amazing wedding bouquet of blood red roses
from this Sydney wedding a couple of years back. It really stands out,
a beautiful prop for the couple's wedding photography.
Peonie (seen below) is immensely popular as a wedding bloom although
are little more costly than most flowers. Sweet in fragrance, and super
romantic, these flowers are normally only in season around late spring
and early summer. I had one bride who loved them so much that she
even imported them for her July wedding!
BLUE PHAL ORCHID
popular flower is the orchid. Several wedding I have photographed
have used this amazing orchid in their bouquets. It is an
electric blue Phalaenopsis Orchid known as a "Blue Phal" and was only introduced in 2011. The spectacular colour does not naturally occur but rather results from a patented process.
the growth process of the flower, the stalk of a white orchid is
injected with a blue dye solution. The dye is absorbed by the plant
resulting in an amazing blue flower. It is striking in it's looks and
certainly adds a punch to wedding decor! It is quite a controversial
flower to purists though.
know as "Texas Bluebells" or "Poor Man's Rose", the Lisianthus is a
descendent of a North American wild flower and is very similar to a
Poppy or a Tulip. They
are available in a wide variety of colours, although purple, pink and
white are the most common hues. The visual impact of Lisianthus
is huge as can be seen below with Renee's stunning bouquet of purple.
Lisianthus are in season from November to April in Australia.
bouquet (below) of tulips, stands out in my mind as one of the
prettiest, most delicate looking bouquets I have photographed at a
wedding. It was utterly breath taking.
happiness and are available in a wide range of colours although, to me
personally, the cream colour of Gemma's bouquet was just so
sophisticated and lovely. The flowers looked particularly beautiful nestled against the green foliage and the brown "nest" of the bouquet.
yellow puffs of gorgeousness are known as "Billy Buttons" and are an
Austrailian Native found widely spread throughout Eastern NSW in dry
forest regions and down into alpine regions like Kosciuszko National
Park. They are in fact related to the humble Daisy (my all time
The beauty of these gorgeous flowers can be enjoyed year round and are naturally only found in the shade of sunshine yellow.
Seriously, how could you not love these little guys?
brides choose to co-ordinate their wedding bouquets with the colour
theme of the day. I find this idea to be brilliant when it comes to
wedding photography; the more things are co-ordinated colour-wise the
better the photographs look.
Like flowers, colours are symbolic of certain meanings as follows:
brides choose the theme and colour base of their wedding to denote a
type of feeling. Where a family member has been lost, a couple
might choose to use the colour yellow as a symbol of rememberance and
hope for the future, like Melissa did (below).
- Blue / Calmness, tranquility, confidence and affection
- Green / Life, growth, healing and wealth
- Yellow / Joy, hope, happiness and intellect
- Red / Passion, love, romance and excitement
- Purple / Luxury, dignity, spirituality and passion
- Pink / Romance, gentleness, friendship and beauty
- White / Innocence, purity, goodness and hope.
there you go, my humble guide to my favourite bouquets that I have
photographed at weddings. We live in such an amazing area and we
are so lucky that many of these flowers are available to us at the drop
of a hat. I am very happy to call the Byron Bay region of
Northern NSW home. There are many things I enjoy as a wedding
photographer, but photographing beautiful flowers in right up there at
the top of my list.
is a list of lovely and talented Florists in our area who would be more
than happy to talk to you about your wedding bouquets.
Good luck and I hope this blog entry has helped you!
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