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Angela Griffin

Bridal Bouquet

I will be doing my first bridal session next month and am wondering: Do I bring an artificial bouquet for her to hold? Or does she need to order a bouquet like the one she will be using at the actual wedding? Thanks!

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4/21/2008 8:44:05 AM

Crystal A. Moore
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2008
  It would be a good idea to have a silk bouquet on hand. I use one that is a white cascade type and on that is the stem wrapped type. Check with the bride to see if she is planning on bringing one. Hope this helps.
By the way, your gallery is awesome.

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4/21/2008 8:50:59 AM

Greg McCroskery
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/27/2003
Most brides prefer to use their own small bouquet. However, I keep a couple silk ones on hand just in case. Make sure any bouquets you have are understated color wise (and size wise). My favorite is a white silk lily arraingement that I have -- it looks great in the portraits and doesn't overpower the bride or her gown.
God Bless,

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4/22/2008 4:48:44 AM

Roy A. Meeks   Angela, I have the honor of photographing 20+ weddings a year and I have never furnished a throwaway bouquette. The florist that the bride hired makes a throw-away and the wedding co-ordinator is responsible for it. It is not in your job description. Good luck.Roy Meeks

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4/22/2008 8:40:57 AM

Angela Griffin   Thank you so much for your advice!

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4/23/2008 11:23:13 AM

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