When I was planning my own wedding there were so many scary, daunting, new experiences that I couldn't even begin to imagine making my own bridal bouquet. It's fine, leave it to the professionals, I'll pay eye-watering amounts of money. Guess what, I really regret that. Now, two years on I'm older and wiser and I would love to encourage brides to be brave and take on this challenge (it's not really a challenge, challenges aren't this easy), because there's nothing to it!
This is an Autumn bouquet because it's Autumn and these were the flowers available (and apparently in season). If you're making you're own bouquet it's no good saying "I'm not getting married if there aren't peonies in my bouquet!" or "I will have an all hydrangea bouquet to go with my blue theme", because chances are that the day before you're wedding, when you're doing your flower shopping, there won't be a single peony or hydrangea in the country. They'll be out of season, or there's a drought some where or they're sold out. My advice is to gather some bouquet inspirations (hello Pinterest), choose a palette that will match your wedding and then head to the flower markets at 5am. Don't be too rigid in your ideas and colour preferences, this season it's all about mixing colours and textures, using native plants and greenery, and being brave. If you would like to get a better idea of the flowers that'll be around when your big day arrives click here.
What you'll need: