Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand apart is in all the small details – the personal finishes that celebrate you and your partner’s one-of-a-kind style. And your bouquet is no exception!
Finding the perfect bouquet that matches the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your partner can make your special day truly extraordinary. While there’s nothing wrong with a bouquet of classic roses, clutching a hand-picked, lovingly crafted bouquet that’s exclusively and wonderfully yours makes a huge and meaningful difference!
We know it’s hard to drum up new ideas, especially with the never-ending to-dos on your wedding checklist. So to help you get inspired, we’ve put together 16 bouquet ideas with their own spin on this timeless tradition.
These unconventional selections combine classic style with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this list to find favorites for your precious bridal bouquet!
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While often relegated to supporting roles in flashy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost fragile beauty that captivates you with their simplicity and understated elegance. We recommend tender and warm blooms like baby’s breath, lily of the valley, Queen Anne’s lace, delphiniums, and bouvardias.
Brides all around the world have been embracing this trend’s wonderfully rustic look. With warm hues and distinct textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic mood to your stunning bouquet while also evoking a message of everlasting love. Their versatility also blends seamlessly with any wedding theme. For your flower choices, wildflowers, lavenders, hydrangeas, proteas, and roses make beautiful dried flowers.
Make a statement with big, bold blossoms! A bouquet with large flowers adds an elegant and spectacular effect to your wedding look to match your fearless and confident attitude. Among the most eye-catching large blooms are peonies, water lilies, calla lilies, and gardenias.
Boho chic is in, and so are succulents. For a more natural, textured look, go for these hip eye-catchers! Whether you match them up with choice blooms or pull off an all-succulent arrangement, these stunners are a practical and fabulous choice for an one-of-a-kind bouquet.
Love brings joy and gladness to the soul, so add a bright burst of cheer to your wedding look with sunflowers! If their summery look weren’t enough, these blossoms also hold a heartwarming meaning: they signify affection, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to start a life full of joyous love than with a cluster of the happiest flowers?
Sleek, stylish, and unique– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that heightens your wedding to modern sophistication. One color with varied flowers or in different shades adds texture to your bouquet while retaining a clean look. Go for classics like pinks and whites, which are always in fashion. If you want more of an edge or have a taste for the gothic, don’t hesitate to go for an all-black bloom ensemble.
Celebrate your destination wedding with a bouquet that complements its sunny vibe! Parrot tulips, anthuriums, oriental lilies, bird of paradise, and monstera are typical go-tos for an exotic, vivid look. For color choices, you can’t go wrong with brilliant oranges, loud magentas, and popping yellows. Palm leaves or banana leaves also add warmth and volume to your arrangement.
Your wedding is all about new beginnings, like the first breath of spring or chill of winter. Seasonal flowers embellish this lovely sentiment. Even better, there’s also the sensible advantage of having them easily available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide variety of colors and flowers, giving you the freedom to pick the best bouquet.
Finally, a flowy, enchanting bouquet to match your fairytale wedding! Cascades lure the eyes down a trail full of lavish blooms, fine foliage, and deep greens, creating an ethereal look and a waterfall-like illusion that will make your wedding truly a dream come true.
A harmonious drape of florals and foliage that blends a relaxed feel with a subtly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is sophistication personified. It sweeps to the sides, establishing clean and aesthetically appealing lines. Known for its versatility, it can be suited to a wild style with vines and stems or a more traditional bouquet with bounteous blossoms.
Simplicity is sophistication with the hand-tied bouquet, invoking a truly personalized touch with its free, loose, and casual style. All it entails is a bunch of flowers and greenery tied together using a ribbon or a silk wrap, which makes it very easy to create and readjust even on your own.
This buzzworthy trend is making waves among brides nowadays! Evoking the romantic style of wreaths from days of yore, this bouquet has florals, greens, and ribbons attached to a wooden or metal hoop. With a dreamy look and a laid-back aura, you’ll surely fall for this attractive garland.
Fruit might not be the very first thing that enters your mind when it comes to bridal bouquets, but berries create complex accents for a wild and natural look. Large, bright berries like hypericum berries, blackberries, raspberries, and snowberries make a bouquet pop with color and fullness. For more subtle but elegant accents, go for tallow, berzelia, and pepper berries.
Lush greens and lovely foliage add enchantment to your bouquet with dazzling color palettes, interesting textures, and even appealing aromas for a fresh, forest-inspired arrangement. Whether you go with a dainty trail or a full, overgrown look, these beauts add whimsy and playfulness to suit your charming blooms.
Combining classic glam with a sense of lightness and softness, feathers inspire a vintage vibe, while creating a modern look with their delightfully unique style. These uncommon accessories also come in diverse types with their own unique textures and colors, making them surprisingly versatile and smoothly suited to several wedding themes.
Get creative with hand-crafted paper flowers! Your special creations can be just as gorgeous as fresh flowers, while carrying more special sentimentality. Plus, you can treasure it as a lasting keepsake after your wedding! Whether it’s florals made from the sheet music of your special song or maps of where you first met, this bouquet is sure to be one for the books.