Colin Cowie Chic: Bejeweled Bouquet

Colin Cowie is party planner to the stars, so it’s always a pleasure when he shares his thoughtful wedding day touches with us!

A garden or backyard wedding is a gorgeous combination of a woodland fantasy and touches of nature. Choose a bouquet that’s fresh and natural – but still glamorous – to bring all of your wedding day details together.

I love garden roses for their thicker, woodier stems and pillowy petals. For a bouquet that’s soft and sweet without looking too prim, gather 15 stunning garden roses in a soft pink hue and wrap the stems in a white satin ribbon. Add a touch of sparkle by draping a garland of pink crystals around the handle of the bouquet. This extra detail is inexpensive and gives your bouquet a personal touch.

Make sure not to cut the stems of the bouquet too long – two inches below where you’ll hold the bouquet is plenty. Any longer, and it will look like it’s growing from your belly!

And here’s a tip I give every one of my brides as they prepare to head down the aisle: Take a deep breath, hold your head up and hold your bouquet low instead of clutching it up by your belly button. By holding your bouquet lower, you’ll look taller and more slender, as well as more confident.

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Colin Cowie Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie has been at the forefront of the event and wedding planning industry for over 25 years. His website makes the innovation and creativity of his world-class event planning team accessible to couples everywhere and at any budget in a tasty how-to world where inspiration, aspiration and information intersect on the road to everlasting love. www.colincowieweddings.com

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