A handful of your favorite flowers, a few sprigs of green, a velvet ribbon, and a dash of baby’s breath… Deciding on your Iceland wedding bouquet can be such a fun assignment, especially since there are loads of different ways to make your Iceland wedding bouquet more than just a bunch of flowers. In this blog we will provide you a bunch of insider tips and tricks on how to make your wedding bouquet one of a kind. Whether or not you plan on having real or faux flowers; we got you- petal to petal! Wanting to take your bouquet home? This blog will also advise you of different ways you can preserve your Iceland wedding bouquet.
Are you planning on eloping in Iceland but still want to feel like you have your friends and family close? There are several ways to incorporate your loved ones into your Iceland wedding bouquet. Something as simple as adding the favorite flower of a loved one to your arrangement can make for a touching sentiment. Tying a ribbon around the stems in their favorite color or using the fabric from your grandmother’s vintage dress can make the bouquet even more special. Another popular option is to add a photo locket of your loved ones to hang around the bouquet ribbon. On Etsy you can find an endless number of custom lockets, some which you can request to have engraved, to further customize your personalized bouquet locket.
Another fun option is to pick a color theme and ask your friends to help you make your perfect Iceland wedding bouquet. If having a bridal shower (or bachelorette party) you can request your friends to provide you the name of their favorite flowers and ask your Iceland Wedding florist to incorporate all those flowers into your Iceland wedding bouquet. If you plan on going with silk, or artificial flowers, your besties can provide you with a single faux flower from a store, like Michael’s or our favorite Afloral.com. Make a pitcher of margaritas, grab your pals, and make your own customized Iceland wedding bouquet- not only will it make them feel closer to you on your special day, the memory of your collaborative bouquet project will make you smile for years to come.
Do you plan on carrying a fresh flower Iceland wedding bouquet arrangement? One thing you need to keep in mind: Iceland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. In other words, your favorite flower may not be available or in season. We recommend getting in contact with an Iceland wedding florist in advance and discussing with them your wishes for your favorite flower. This allows the florist enough time to order the flowers, if they are not locally available. The florist can also provide you with options for a similar flower which is more readily available.
Another very important aspect which should be considered is; your flowers could bleed, causing your dress to stain. Often when high pigmented flowers get wet, they bleed. This also includes faux flowers such as silk, waxed and paper/wood. We highly recommend testing your flowers on a small patch of fabric before venturing out on your wedding day.
Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons works with an Iceland Wedding Florist who not only knows all about the Icelandic weather (multiple seasons occurring in a matter of hours); but also knows how to make sure your flower bouquet will last throughout the entire day. She engineers each Iceland wedding bouquet with detailed precision. Many of our brides choose to use their Iceland wedding bouquet as a centerpiece at their reception and the arrangements are still flawless by the end of the night!
Which brings us to our next point. Why stop at just an Iceland Wedding bouquet when you could have our Iceland wedding florist style your whole reception and ceremony? Whether its pew bows with flowers, petite flower place settings, or two eucalyptus aisle runners at one of our breathtaking locations. Our Iceland wedding florist and our Day of Planners often work hand in hand to insure that your ceremony/reception setup is flawless. – Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons is there for you.
And why should the bride be the one to have all the floral fun? Have the perfect boutonniere to match with your amazing Iceland wedding bouquet created as well. Our Iceland wedding florist is super creative and loves a challenge. Do you have an amazing idea? She would love to hear it!
Just because you decided on a destination wedding doesn’t mean you can’t keep your Iceland wedding bouquet after you say your “I do’s”. There are plenty of different ways you can keep your flowers as a keep sake. The easiest way to travel back home with your flowers is by gently pressing them in a book. A beautiful way to display them is to hang them in a clear frame with your wedding date. Another super gorgeous idea is to collect only a few buds, dry them out and place them in a small box. Once you are back home you can use epoxy resin to create a stunning preservation. Dipping the flowers in wax is also a popular way to preserve flowers.
Do you have the perfect bouquet idea and you are ready to finally make it a reality? Has the above blog inspired you to take the leap to have an Iceland elopement or Iceland wedding with the perfect flower arrangements? Contact Us and we can start planning today!