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CLASSIC SHEAF of white November Mien (above) in a perfect decoration for a church wedding. The lilies are arranged with their own green leaves and lied with blue satin ribbon. The same effect could be achieved with any long-stemmed flowers.
PRETTY ALTAR ORNAMENTATION arranged in colored flowers (above). The colors chosen are shades of pink, white, and blue. The flowers are peach blossom, carnations, iris, and delphiniums, arranged in four gracefully shaped brass vases.
THE accent now on bridal decorations and bridal bou-
quets is simplicity. Fashionable flower arrangements show a delicacy and lightness in color and form, even when used at formal weddings.
Modest garden flowers, like daisies, carnations, Eng- lish pinks, lilies, hyacinths, have replaced exotic blooms. At the change of seasons other flowers can be adopted for the decorations and bouquets shown on this page. Camellias, violets, wallflowers, and lilies are winter blooming. Car- nations and roses have practically year-round flowering.
In bouquets there is a preference for the classic sheaf and the Victorian posy. Color choice is a personal matter, but colored flowers are now considered correct for a church wedding. Note how effective the mixture of pink, blue, and
white looks in the altar decoration at lower left.
For the bride who still prefers white church flowers, lilies are the most graceful and the traditional choice.
But whatever flowers and color scheme are chosen, they should be used only as a setting. On the wedding day, decorations, however beautiful, should be a background for the bride. It is her day.
HM UAL SHOWER SHEAF (above) in white Dutch hyacinths, with their own green leaves as contrast. The sheaf is mounted on white tulle and tied with a white satin ribbon bow and streamers.
CLASSIC BRIDAL SHEAF (below) of arum lilies with broad green lily leaves used for contrast. A replica of the sheaf can be arranged in yel'ow or cyclamen calla lilies or long-stemmed white roses.
EARLY-VICTORIAN bridesmaid's posy in shades of pink. The flowers include carnations, hyacinths, and English pinks, surrounded by matching pink tulle. The hyacinths could be replaced by pink Cecil Brunner roses.
MINIATURE BASKET of mixed yellow and white flowers is used for a charming and easy to-make church decoration. The handle of the basket is tied with a white ribbon bow.
BRIDESMAID'S FLOWER MUFF of masseà mauve, blue, and pink hyacinths mounted on mauve tulle and tied with matching satin ribbon. Maiden hair fern adds delicacy. The muff could be made of any small flower» such as daisies, violets, English pinks, and babr rose».
CHARMING IDEA for a wedding reception (left) are the trail» of white flower» twined with fern to decorate an archway.
FLO WER ARRANGE- MENT for a stairway (above) features heart shaped bouquets of pink
and blue blossoms.
A BRIDAL TABLE (below), artistically ar- ra n g e d with fresh flowers and ivy on an
organdie table cover.