Up until a short while ago I was in love with Brooch Bridal Bouquets and I still am, but then I saw a picture of a Glamelia Bridal Bouquet and I was hooked.
They’re truly a work of art. These flowers first came about in the 1940’s and 50’s when brides really wanted Camellia blooms, which are naturally large.
A Glamelia bouquet (also known as composite bouquet, malmaison, or rose duchess) is essentially a bouquet made by stripping down a single type of flower (Orchids, Lilies, Gladiolas ect), stripping it down to the pedals and then wiring them back together to recreate a single large bloom. As you can imagine this is time consuming project and they can cost a pretty penny, but as you can tell from the pictures bellow, they’re gorgeous!
Glamelias have become popular because they lend a vintage, simplistic look while still making a huge statement. Plus, they’re a photographers dream to work with!
You may also consider creating your Glamelia Bridal Bouquet with fabric or silk flowers.
10 Gorgeous Glamelia Bridal Bouquets for Your Dream Wedding
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This is a great example of how you can create a Glamelia out of other materials.
A Pretty Penny Blog
Daniel Taylor Photography
Handy Mandy Girl
Another great example of a Glamelia made out of fabric instead of real flowers, the brooch makes a great accessory too!
Lisette Price Photography
I think the Glamelia version of a lily is even more lovely than the actually flower.
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