Part 2 – Wedding Flowers
Many brides are changing from the light pastels and traditional shades and starting to use jewelry, beads and crystals. The hot gemstone colors seem to be amethyst, turquoise and amber.
An alternative to the traditional corsage seems to be nosegays & tussy mussys. I often take on the responsibility of pinning corsages and as you can imagine, pinning these can be a daunting task since the fabric is always so light and sheer. The weight of a corsage can even pull or tear the fabric, so these are great alternatives. Definition of Tussy Mussy: A Victorian-style bouquet where a small bouquet of flowers is carried in a metal vase specifically designed to be carried. Often comes with a stand so that at the reception it can become a centerpiece. Wedding Depot explains: a tussy mussy is probably one of the most useful wedding accessories, yet so few people know about them. Every bride probably has a friend who has been married and has had the experience of her bouquet being difficult to hold. A tussy mussy offers the bride and bridesmaids the best bouquet handle possible. Slipping the stems into the tussy mussy leaves a beautiful handle that provides a comfortable feel and ease to hold. Many tussie mussies are available with stands so you may use it and your bouquet to accent your bridal or cake table at the reception. At the end of the wedding and reception, your wrists will thank you for putting such a practical handle on your bouquet. Many tussy mussy styles on the market are quite small. Many companies offer larger tussies that match the bouquets that today’s brides use in their weddings.