Six Home florists take on the ultimate bridal accessory.
Photography by Erika Pino / Styled by Adrea Cabrera
Soft and Romantic
Katherine Bergman Floral Designs
Pointy Veronica breaks up the bouquet so it’s not too round.
Old-fashioned David Austin Juliet roses are a good alternative to peonies, which brides love but can be hard to find.
Plants Used: David Austin Juliet rose / Dianthus / Geranium foliage / Hydrangea / Rice flower / Spray rose / Tweedia / Veronica
By appointment only, walnut creek, (925) 210-0487,
Megan Haney Designs
Quicksand roses in soft colors look beautiful with ivory and blush bridal gowns.
Velvety Dusty miller leaves make the bouquet less structured.
Little pink grass flowers grown in Half Moon Bay add a natural feel.
Plants Used: Dusty miller / Orchid / Quicksand rose / Succulent / Wild grass
By appointment only, 1537 N. Main St., Ste. R, Walnut Creek, (925) 962-1119,
Cheery and Bright
Bloomies On Main
Yellow cockscomb adds unexpected variation.
Ranunculus is prolific and comes in a variety of colors.
Plants Used: Calla lily / Cockscomb / Poppy / Ranunculus / Rose / Tulip
915 Main St., Ste. D, Pleasanton, (925) 931-1290,
The Ombré Effect
Carnations—which have an old school, vintage feel—are making a comeback.
Red peonies are a focal flower on which to build the bouquet.
Plants Used: Anemone / Carnation / Chocolate Cosmos / Garden rose / Peony / Scabiosa / Sweet pea
2345 Boulevard Cir., Walnut Creek, (925) 934-6877,
Open and Airy
Sunshine Flowers Wedding and Event Design
Delicate orchids are supported by stronger, surrounding flowers.
Scabiosa gives an additional touch of feminine color.
Wax flowers create a loose, just-picked feel.
Plants Used: Butterfly Blue scabiosa / Hydrangea / Phalaenopsis orchid / Spray rose / Wax flower
by appointment only, Martinez, (925) 228-6123,
Deep and Dramatic
Calla lilies add volume.
Veronica gives the bouquet movement—like that of a wildflower field—and a little bit of surprise.
Privet berries are unusual and provide contrast.
Plants Used: Anemone / Captain Paris calla lily / Peony / Privet berry / Veronica
3581 mt. diablo blvd., ste. c, lafayette, (925) 310-4546,