The Perfect Accessory

When a saucy group of fashionistas like the EG ladies works together daily, there WILL be talk of fab shoes, handbag finds and sales!

Lauren, Cydney & Lacey are all smiles at a holiday event

Lauren, Cydney & Lacey are all smiles at a holiday event

Lauren & Renee "accessorizing" with a floral garland for a photo shoot.Lauren & Renee “accessorizing” with a floral garland for a photo shoot.

Nikki brightens our day with her fun sense of styleNikki brightens our day with her fun sense of style

Renee is always sporting some amazing handmade jewelry find. Lauren keeps us current with cocktail dress styles as she plans for her spring wedding. Lacey is our scarf girl & has a degree in how to “tie-one-on.” Nikki, Irma & Mariela are the hair experts arriving nearly every day with a fun twist or new do. And Cydney is the Imelda of the group with a shoe obsession that ranges from duck boots to D’Orsay pumps.

The EG ladies know how to accessorize and bring that same “fashion” sense to their design of beautiful wedding bouquets. We like to think that a bridal bouquet is the finishing accessory to a perfect wedding day look. It should be just enough but not too much. Elegant and classic but with a modern sensibility. Perfectly proportioned and as comfortable to carry as an your favorite old jeans are to wear. Every bouquet crafted for a bride is unique. No two are alike and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Viv, the youngest EG diva, loves playing with her mom's shoe collection

Viv, the youngest EG diva, loves playing with her mom’s shoe collection

Even when a bride walks in with an inspiration picture proclaiming, “I want this bouquet”, we work with her to make even subtle tweaks and changes to ensure that the bouquet is distinctly hers. During an initial consultation, we discuss with a client the types of flowers she likes, the style and size of bouquet she envisions carrying and how she wants her bouquet to complement her dress. BUT to truly personalize her bouquet, we will address other details like what sentimental elements can be incorporated into her bouquet-maybe an heirloom pin or a favorite floral element; how the bouquet will be finished and banded; how the bouquet will photograph and the list goes on. We also like to gain a sense of the bride-to-be’s personal style so that we will create for her a bouquet that feels like a natural extension of who she is. If possible, we create a mock-up of the bouquet in advance for a formal portrait session so that the bride can get a full idea of how all the elements-hair, make-up, jewelry, flowers-will come together on her big day.

The past wedding season brought us a bevy of amazing brides with a runway full of sump·tu·ous bouquets. Here are but a few of our favorites ranging from classic to quirky, romantic to edgy. Enjoy this fashion spread and when you are ready to plan your big day, let our talented team help you accessorize!

A gorgeous mounded bouquet of hydrangea, large Canadian gerberas and ranunculus in graduated pinks. Scabiosa pod & helleborus contrast with the dark centers of the gerberas.

A gorgeous mounded bouquet of hydrangea, large Canadian gerberas and ranunculus in graduated pinks. Scabiosa pod & helleborus contrast with the dark centers of the gerberas. Lauren Mann Photography

 

 

It's all in the details. A sweet banding of vintage lace and a keepsake flamingo pin also incorporated into the Mothers' florals capture the bride's love of family.  Elizabeth Cayton Photography

It’s all in the details. A sweet banding of vintage lace and a keepsake flamingo pin also incorporated into the Mothers’ florals capture the bride’s love of family. Elizabeth Cayton Photography

 

A monobotanical presentation of white phalaenopsis orchids is dramatic in and of itself. When designed with a strong architectural line and paired with the simplest accents of willow and lily grass the bouquet transcends the classic cascade & becomes an unforgettable accessory. Photo by Dennis Kwan

A monobotanical presentation of white phalaenopsis orchids is dramatic in and of itself. When designed with a strong architectural line and paired with the simplest accents of willow and lily grass the bouquet transcends the classic cascade & becomes an unforgettable accessory. Photo by Dennis Kwan

 

Luscious purple blooms are perfect for a summer garden wedding. Purple can be a tricky color to photograph; incorporating a range of purple tones and subtle hints of light green and gray keep the design vivid and bright. Photography by Megan Kime.

Luscious purple blooms are perfect for a summer garden wedding. Purple can be a tricky color to photograph; incorporating a range of purple tones and subtle hints of light green and gray keep the design vivid and bright. Photography by Megan Kime.

Accents of feathers, glittery branches and beads capture the bride's wish for a winter wonderland feel. Keeping the palette soft and neutral  in graduated shades of white, ivory and light gray ensures the look is sophisticated and classic.

Accents of feathers, glittery branches and beads capture the bride’s wish for a winter wonderland feel. Keeping the palette soft and neutral in graduated shades of white, ivory and light gray ensures the look is sophisticated and classic.

An all white bouquet is unparalleled in its elegance. Incorporating a range of white tones gives the classic design a modern twist while preserving the timeless feel. When selecting a bouquet for a gown with intricate details of lace and beading, a simple color palette offers the perfect finishing touch. Photo by Lauren Mann

An all white bouquet is unparalleled in its elegance. Incorporating a range of white tones gives the classic design a modern twist while preserving the timeless feel. When selecting a bouquet for a gown with intricate details of lace and beading, a simple color palette offers the perfect finishing touch. Photo by Lauren Mann

A soft, subtle color study in peaches and blush tones with subtle contrasts of pale green, gray and blue. Designed for an early fall wedding the textural accents make a lighter palette perfectly at home in the season. Photography by Blue Barn

A soft, subtle color study in peach and blush tones with subtle contrasts of pale green, gray and blue. Designed for an early fall wedding the textural accents make a lighter palette perfectly at home in the season. Photography by Blue Barn

Bold contrasts in color interpreted in a modern handtied bouquet featuring a simple floral palette of peonies, orchids, tulips & ranunculus. Beaded accents offer a signature touch. Photography by Ellen LeRoy.

Bold contrasts in color interpreted in a modern handtied bouquet featuring a simple floral palette of peonies, orchids, tulips & ranunculus. Beaded accents offer a signature touch. Photography by Ellen LeRoy.

Few accessories equal the drama of a boldly hued cascading bouquet. Lilies, orchids, and callas in sumptuous hues of purple and plum create an unforgettable design.

Few accessories equal the drama of a boldly hued cascading bouquet. Lilies, orchids, and callas in sumptuous hues of purple and plum create an unforgettable design.

Vibrant yellow speaks to the joy found on a wedding day. The unexpected twist of football mums in the bouquet offer fullness and texture paired with roses, ranunculus and craspedia. Kelly Martin Photography

Vibrant yellow speaks to the joy found on a wedding day. The unexpected twist of football mums in the bouquet offers fullness and texture paired with roses, ranunculus and craspedia. Kelly Martin Photography

Wispy hints of babies breath correspond to the delicate lace details of the bride's gown. Garden roses, Queen Anne's lace, and hydrangea create a perfect bridal palette. Perry Vaile Photography

Wispy hints of babies breath correspond to the delicate lace details of the bride’s gown. Garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace, and hydrangea create a perfect bridal palette. Perry Vaile Photography

An elegant gathering of blue, green & white florals Photo by Lauren Mann

Sweetly Southern. An elegant gathering of blue, green & white florals with an emphasis on hydrangea and roses is a beautiful look any time of the year. Photo by Lauren Mann