Quirky Bridal Bouquets
Kale & Wax Flowers
The spring freshness of the first golden yellow and verdant bouquet isn't from your usual sweet variety of flowers ... it's cabbage. Kale, to be exact, but why quibble. It doesn't look any less delightful and stylish, but we cannot vouch for how delicious it would be.
The next striking bouquet for the quirky bride uses white stalk. That actually the name of a flower and Kenny Shortal of Kenary Florist admits that that's a really boring name for a flower. However, the appeal is the wonderful fragrance. There are also tufts of marabou feathers and folded Aspidistra leaves on the arrangement.
Orbiting Lily Grass
And for the bride who likes a little drama, there are swirls of orbiting variegated lily grass circling white cymbidium orchids on the next bouquet. The jeweled handle will add sparkle to your hands until you get your new jewelry at the end of the aisle. But something tells us that either way, you won't want to toss this bouquet.
And you don't have to be eco-friendly to fall in love with this beautifully moody bouquet of assorted succulents, purple wax flowers and ruffled ornamental kale.
The grayish purple hue is new to bouquets, and it's not for every bride - but for the girl who shrugs at roses and lilies, this could be perfect. And as a bonus you can plant the hearty succulents in soil after the wedding as a living keepsake (well, other than your spouse assuming they survive the tedium of wedding photos).
Kale & Purple Tulips
This last bouquet is simple sweet bouquet of ornamental kale and purple tulips for the bride with a sense of humor, a love of pure natural shapes and a no-fuss attitude.
All bouquets were designed by Kenny Shortal of Kenary Florist, 46 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, Mo.