More and more I'm seeing unique elements making their appearance in wedding flowers. Whether it's feathers, jewels, pearls, paper flowers, buttons, fabric, twigs, wire, fruit, jewelry, or whatever, it can make a bouquet visually interesting and one-of-a-kind. One of the most popular embellishments making the rounds in the wedding world, are peacock feathers. The vibrant colors, whimsical shape, and soft edges make a great addition to any themed wedding.
In Meghan's case, the feathers fit in perfectly with her color scheme: green, purple, and blue. Not only that but a family member's close friend raised peacocks and gave Meghan a whole pile of feathers to use. (Did you know you have to wash them first? Something to consider if you were planning on hunting down a peacock farmer to beg feathers from.)
At our initial consultation I was able to show her some beautiful Hydrangeas in green and purple, Cornflowers in blue, and Orchids in green. They were all perfect matches but we still had a few pieces missing from the puzzle. She liked the look of the eggplant callas so I went to work tracking down the perfect stems and it was a great fit for the overall look and feel of the bouquets. We wrapped the bridesmaids' bouquets in a beautiful blue satin ribbon and called it finished. So pretty!
Meghan's bouquet was a little bit more elaborate--more feathers, more flowers, more glamor! We added in some ivory callas to bring that bridal touch to the arrangement as well as a rhinestone wrap on the stem to make it really stand out.
The cutesy little toss bouquet was small enough that I decided to use some of the more linear shaped feathers so they didn't overwhelm it in all its adorableness.
Feathers aren't always easy to work with, but the final look is amazing! Check back to see how we incorporated the peacock feathers in the boutonnieres in a manly, yet cohesive way.