The monochromatic, gardenias-only bridal bouquet is the epitome of class and fragrance. If you're worried about the warm tones of the petals competing with the white of the ribbon-wrapped handle, a cheap and easy style trick is to use NON-WHITE ribbon such as an off white or a neutral shade like champagne or silver.
If you're looking for your bouquet to pop and you're looking for freshness, pair your blooms with plenty of greens, which gives the impression that it was 'just picked.'
If the fragrance is a turn off, perhaps because of allergies, but you LOVE the look, you can still have gardenias; you simply have to replace real ones with those that are artificial. No one will even know, unless they're sniffing your bouquet.
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