1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

I'm looking for some suggestions for flowers that were popular in the 60s and 70s. I have had freesias and carnations suggested. Not to worried about the colour at this stage, but anything that goes with emerald green would be a bonus.  Any other thoughts?

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  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 173

    I worked as a florist, for 60's style bridal bouquets we used a lot of things like ranunculus, lily of the valley, gyp, peoni's, small headed and spray roses and chrysanthemums.     Freesia and carnations were also popular (and available) back in the 60's/70's.  

    emerald green is a good colour, as most things will go well with it.     If its for a bridal bouquet, teardrop shape was very popular back then image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    I got married in 1970 - I really really wanted a bouquet like the one I'd seen in a bridal magazine, simple, elegant, stylish

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     No one else liked it and I ended up with freesias ......

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,716

    I'm too young to remember the 60s image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    The Moody Blues, Yardbirds, Bob Dylan ............ I remember them image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,199
    My Mum got married in the 60's and had peach gladioli image
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,716

    My parents married in the 40s, but I'm the youngest of 6

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    Princess Margaret's wedding bouquet (1960) was white orchids and stephanotis.

    Princess Alexandra's (1963) carried freesias, narcissi, stephanotis and lilies of the valley. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    This is a pic of my mum's in 1963. You can see carnations, fern, arum lillies and those horseshoe things. I'm guessing the flowers were all white.

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,492

    Red is the complimentary colour for green so something in the peach to pink colour range would fit nicely with the whole 60s/70s vibe. Green and orange were quite commonly seen together. Purple also goes well with green and also fits with the colour schemes of the period. White would be very cool and classy but not at all typical of that era. My bouquet was a ball of carnations and rosebuds carried on a ribbon....it wasn't all big white frocks and cascades of blooms in the hippy/post hippy era.

  • valerierobertsvalerieroberts Posts: 282
    All the rage in our time and at our wedding in 1959 was red roses wth a very fine asparagus type fern. These were all wired into a water fall design , the length was just past my knees.
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