Flowers: Fine Prints

We asked designers to let stylish floral patterns inspire wedding-day bouquets



Inspiration Fabrics and papers in delicate Asian motifs collected by the couple on their first trip abroad

Innovation Exotic, otherworldly phalaenopsis, vanda, and Brassia orchids in a design by Nisha Kelen of Fleurish (206-322-1602;

The look Tropical, sculptural, rare


Inspiration The vintage feel of the maid of honor’s look and the modern, chunky lace on the bride’s kicky, knee-length dress

Innovation Garden roses, peonies, tulips, and viburnum united by soft green foliage in a design by Posy’s Tuyet Demick and Molly McWhinnie (425-269-9342; posy

The look Muted, organic, romantic


On the bride: Belted Amsale lace dress, $1,200 at Voletta Couture; visit for information.
On the maid of honor:
Model’s own dress



Inspiration The ’40s-era décor of the European bakery and café where the bride and groom became engaged

Innovation Wonderfully fragrant chocolate cosmos backdropped by pastel roses and wildflowers in a bouquet by Miki Maxey of Miki’s Flowers (206-669-8820; mikis

The look Rich,
nostalgic, musical



Inspiration Something blue: a timeless floral-print sash first worn by the bride’s mother

Innovation Flora Nova’s Christiane Zweifler (206-353-2904; used hydrangea, delphinium, hypericum berries, and irises in various shades of indigo

The look Inky, fresh, tender


Amsale knee-length silk sheath, $990 at Voletta
Couture; visit for information