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Monday, September 14, 2009

True Blood Inspired Wedding, Part Two: The bouquet

Wow, what a great response we got on yesterdays True Blood Inspired Wedding Part One on Twitter! (I love all the feedback on twitter, and please leave comments on the blog as well! )
As promised, today's post will focus on the bouquet we created for a "True Blood" inspired wedding.

When thinking of a bouquet for a bride getting married at night, in the woods, to her vampire love, my first thought was of Black Magic and Black Bacarra roses. Black Magic's are always so lush and velvety, with a huge aperture and the most amazing petals. The even darker, yet smaller Black Bacarra is the darkest rose I have seen, so dark red it touches on black. Perfect!
a close up of one of the Black Magic roses, by Philip Meadows

I also envisioned dripping red amaranthus - something about the red cascading tendrils made me think of when a vampire bites...okay, a bit morbid, but the creative mind wanders a bit!
To add brighter spots of color and bring in more texture, I added viburnum berries - I so adore these, they are just absolutely juicy looking, with a great range of red tones. Black eucalyptus added a fethery, wild look, and at the last minute I tucked in a bit of black feathers.

Now, having watched the finale yesterday with it's crazy Maryann wedding and hints of another wedding in the works, there are all sorts of ideas in the works! What kind of bouquet do you think Sookie would carry? (I keep envisioning her with ivory to yellow garden roses and gardenias - very southern). ..

Don't forget to check out the blogs of ItsaJaimeThing, Sasha Souza, Masterpiece Weddings and Regal Affairs for their True Blood inspired wedding ideas all week!


isha | isha foss events September 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

I love it - wild, lucious, sexy. Well done.

Jennifer Ramirez-Jasiczek September 16, 2009 at 3:55 AM  

I love these roses. Your work on this is just fab.

Becca September 28, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

oh wow! so so creative!!