Photography by Paul Miller

FOUR STELLAR BOUQUETS THAT MIX MODERN AND CLASSIC

Brides have been carrying bouquets since ancient times, and why not? Flowers have long been thought to be the messengers of love. These four exquisite bouquets from local florists will make the bride even more beautiful on her big day. And just think of the lucky women who get to catch them at the end!

(Clockwise from top left)
WILD AT HEART
Peonies, clematis, mother of pearl rose, white majolica spray rose, foxglove, wild sweet pea, hellebore, ranunculus, deflexus, gardenia and ferns make up this gorgeous bouquet from the Perfect Petal (3600 W. 32nd Ave.).

WHITE ON WHITE
Peonies, dubium, white lisianthus, white veronica, white freesia, helleborus, white tweedia, green trick dianthus, Italian ruscus and blue plurum spill over in this modern crescent bouquet that “breathes but has a classic aesthetic,” says floral designer Cindy Haas of Newberry Brothers (5231 Leetsdale Drive).

AU NATUREL
Parrot tulips, anemones, poppy pods, rice flowers, hyacinths, python calla lilies and ferns make up this “springy with a tropical vibe” bouquet, says owner Emily Rodriguez of The Ruffly Rose (1611 S. Pearl St.).

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Owner Sarah Tedford of Denver’s Ladybird Poppy (3275 W. 14th Ave.) mixed soft and textured flowers in this earthy bouquet, which includes tillandsia (air plants), succulents, celosia (the vibrant-pink spiky flowers), eryngium (blue sea holly), stock, peonies and large sprigs of bay leaf.