Less is more

By Damita Lamont 26 October 2016

In the words of late style icon Coco Chanel; “less is more”. I feel this sentiment can be applied not only to outfits, but also to wedding bouquets.

Too often I have seen massive bouquets with clashing colours and an array of foliage. Not only do they hurt my eyes but I wonder what this disorganised mess says about the couple.

While contemporary wedding styling allows people to choose from any flower they desire (no matter how many miles it has to travel to arrive in the country), I have a few words of advice to offer. Keep it simple. 

In her famous quote, Ms Chanel premised it with the words “Always remove one thing before you leave the house”. It may also be wise to remove one element of the bouquet before the wedding day.

I have opted for a delicate and tastefully proportioned bouquet of red roses, with the stems tied in white ribbon. It may seem too simple on the surface but it certainly doesn’t suffer from an identity crisis. It says exactly what I want it to – that I favour classic, elegant and understated style. 

So while it may be tempting to opt for a bouquet the size of a small shrub, complete with five different grasses and 10 different flower species, I urge you to take a step back and consider it further. Does your bouquet say what you want it to say?


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