5 Kinds of Ribbon For Your Wedding Bouquet

Ginny Branch is an editorial and event stylist with an affection for seeking out beautiful moments and vignettes. Her work balances imperfect pieces with humble materials and natural elements—and sometimes mixes them all together! Look out for her posts all month long on the Lonny blog.

I am a sucker for ribbons. They are a tactile finishing touch that can really enhance your bouquet. When selecting ribbon, the sky is the limit! Consider weights, colors, edges, sizes, and combinations. Personally, I like layering various textures and letting the tails fall long and loopy. Also, are you a bow or a knot kind of gal? You know where you stand...


(Photo Ginny Au)Here is a list of some of my most beloved styles, which I usually purchase from my friend Nicholas Kniel:

  • Hand-dyed silk ribbon has such a delicate and ladylike hand to it and I find it transcends the seasons.
  • Velvet ribbon is extremely sensual and is my standby for fall and winter brides.
  • Raw, nubby linen ribbon in a soft neutral and a frayed edge makes my heart go pitter-patter and is so perfect for a spring or summer bride.
  • Metallic ribbon in shades of rose gold or pewter is a lovely way to incorporate a little glitz and shimmer into your bouquet—and who doesn't need a little shiny in their life?
  • Lace ribbon is so sentimental and sweet, and is especially charming if it was plucked from your grandmother's notion stash.

And while I'm thinking of it, my friend 
Ginny Au makes her own ribbon from hand-dyed, hand-cut European silks and linens—be sure to snatch up some once her site officially launches!





(Photo left Ali Harper; photo right Amy Osaba)
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