Elycia was fortunate enough to bring some stunning color palettes to life this year! After wracking our brains over at Wild Blossoms, we found it tough to narrow down our personal favorites so, we sent out 19 bouquets for you to vote on and the results are in!
With only a few hours left until 2023, let’s countdown the crowd favorites while giving you a peek into the original vision/idea/color palette, the season they were constructed during and the blooms used to bring them to life.
The first pick in our Top 10 is the most unique bouquet of the year featuring autumn foliage elements and very few flowers. This mid-October bouquet was inspired by muted fall tones with pops of brighter colors as a nod to the Colorado Aspen trees. Sage, mustard, rust, olive form the base with shades of orange and yellow-greens adding layers with a touch of orange-red berries. Created using olive branches, nandina and pepperberry along with dahlias and delicate yellow orchids this bouquet was the perfect compliment to a cool autumn day!
The color palette for this Labor Day elopement bouquet was sage green and blush with a rich mixture of mahogany and terracotta. The result is an elegant bouquet featuring dahlias, lisianthus, eucalyptus, Sweet Sahara spray roses and amaranthus. This mix of rich colors and smooth neutrals was a great compliment for the great Colorado outdoors in late summer!
Not every bride is bold enough to choose a ‘fruity color palette with white, ivory, deep green, eucalyptus, and sage’ but this mid-June bride pulled it off to perfection. Our inspiration was ruby red grapefruit, pomegranate, and touches of coral/light pink and the result was easily one of our favorites of the season! Comprised of lush ranunculus and large peonies with touches of stock, roses and scabiosa this bouquet was a ruffly dream!
This mid-September elopement bouquet wins the prize for the largest bouquet Elycia created this season! The color guidelines were to draw on all shades of purple from light lavender to dark plum while adding in a few pops of white or pale yellow sunflowers. Roses, dahlias, scabiosa, spray roses and stock were framed with seeded green eucalyptus for a lush cascading shape.
The theme for this Labor Day weekend backyard wedding was “modern, romantic garden party.” The color palette was whites, warm creams and rich greens with pops of seasonal late summer color mixed in. Elycia took the inspiration and brought a crisp and playful bouquet to life using dahlias, feverfew, craspedia, delphinium, daisy, rudbeckia, scabiosa, stock and spray rose. Add in some tuberose for it’s wonderful scent and some special local showstopper flowers and the result was an instant summer hit!
The only guidelines for this early August bouquet were bold, vibrant colors that showcase the Colorado summer allowing for designer’s choice and tons of creative freedom. The result is nothing less than a celebration of high summer and all of the rich, bold, vibrant flowers Elycia could get her hands on! The mixture of dahlias, garden roses, stock, delphinium, scabiosa brought to life this bold summer vision.
This bride requested a mix of vibrant colors including ‘shades of blue, green, splashes of pink and touches of yellow with lots of variety and texture.’ Comprised of cornflower, eucalyptus, feverfew, rose, lisianthus, snapdragon and zinnia, the simple, clean lines of this creation really allowed the crisp colors and ingredients to shine. It was a great compliment for a mid-August mountain wedding and definitely turned into a crowd favorite since it made it’s way to our top 4!
Labor Day weekend also brought us this uniquely upright bouquet with another vibrant and colorful palette of ‘deep burnt orange, pops of berry reds, shades of terra cotta, magenta, raspberry pink, blush coral, light pink, and shades of blue delphinium.’ The discerning bride also requested long interesting lines with delicate textures, sparse and refined, with different lengths and texture for depth and interest along with all the dahlias we could get our hands on and a special request to include liatris. Elycia used zinnia and scabiosa to complete one of the standout bouquets of the season!
Our runner up for the 2022 season favorite also boasted the most refined and interesting color palette of the year. The color notes included ‘mustard/gold, dark burgundy, salmon/peachy/orange, with a subtle pop of burgundy & rust tones, minimal blue with some white and creams.’ This early August bride wanted a nod to Summer but not too vibrant and not leaning too heavily on autumn vibes. Elycia rose to the challenge bringing this vision to life using chocolate cosmos, burgundy scabiosa, fever few, zinnia, lisianthus, snapdragon, amaranthus, echinops, spray roses and dahlia. It’s easy to see why this bouquet landed so close to number one!
The top bouquet of 2022 was a mid-June marvel of blues and purples created for a mountain elopement! The style notes included ‘lyrical, flowing romance, elegant drama, complexity’ and the color palette requested ‘shades of dusty purples, mauves, soft pinks, periwinkle, dusty blue with touches of cream, sage green and hints of soft peach.’ Elycia sourced fantastic purple anemones, blue delphinium, sweet pea, salvia, peony, baptisia and lush roses to bring this bouquet to life and finished it off with gorgeous silk ribbons from Silk and Willow.
Looking at this Top 10 round up, one this is for sure: big, bold, and vibrant bouquets are IN!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us pick the top 10! We can’t wait to see what creative and stunning bouquets the 2023 wedding season has in store!
Are you craving a one-of-a-kind Wild Blossoms bouquet for your wedding day? Reach out to reserve Elycia’s artistic eye to bring your floral vision to life!