Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand out is in all the tiny details – the personal finishes that celebrate you and your partner’s one-of-a-kind style. And your bouquet is no exemption!
Finding the ideal bouquet that mirrors the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your partner can make your wedding day truly memorable. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bouquet of classic roses, clutching a hand-picked, specially crafted bouquet that’s solely and wonderfully yours makes a great and meaningful difference!
We know it’s hard to drum up new ideas, especially with the endless to-dos on your wedding checklist. So to help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up 16 bouquet ideas with their own twist on this timeless tradition.
These uncommon selections combine classic elegance with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this lineup to find picks for your special bridal bouquet!
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While often relegated to supporting roles in showy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost fragile beauty that charms you with their innocence and understated elegance. We recommend gentle and warm blossoms 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 distinctive textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic touch 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 oversized flowers adds an elegant and dramatic effect to your wedding look to match your bodacious and confident persona. 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 stylish 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 a distinctive bouquet.
Love brings joy and light to the heart, so add a bright burst of delight to your wedding look with sunflowers! If their sunny look weren’t enough, these flowers also hold a heartwarming meaning: they symbolize affection, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to start a life full of joyful love than with a bundle of the happiest flowers?
Sleek, classy, and unique– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that heightens your wedding to modern sophistication. One color with assorted flowers or in different shades adds texture to your bouquet while keeping a clean look. Go for standards like pinks and whites, which are always in style. 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 suits its sunny vibe! Parrot tulips, anthuriums, oriental lilies, bird of paradise, and monstera are standard go-tos for an exotic, vibrant look. For color choices, you can’t go wrong with bright oranges, loud magentas, and popping yellows. Palm leaves or banana leaves also add warmth and body to your arrangement.
Your wedding is all about new beginnings, much like the first breath of spring or chill of winter. Seasonal flowers enrich this beautiful sentiment. Even better, there’s also the sensible advantage of having them readily available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide selection of colors and florals, giving you the freedom to pick the best bouquet.
Finally, a flowy, enchanting bouquet to compliment your fairytale wedding! Cascades lure the eyes down a trail full of flourishing blooms, fine foliage, and rich 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 joins a relaxed feel with a softly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is elegance personified. It sweeps sideways, establishing clean and aesthetically pleasing lines. Known for its versatility, it can be suited to a wild style with vines and stems or a conventional bouquet with bounteous blossoms.
Simplicity is sophistication with the hand-tied bouquet, invoking a truly unique touch with its free, loose, and informal style. All it calls for is a cluster of flowers and greenery tied together with 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 these days! Evoking the romantic look of wreaths from days of yore, this bouquet has florals, greens, and ribbons tied around a wooden or metal hoop. With a dreamy look and a laid-back aura, you’ll surely fall in love with this attractive garland.
Fruit might not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to bridal bouquets, but berries create complex accents for a wild and natural look. Big, colorful berries like hypericum berries, blackberries, raspberries, and snowberries make a bouquet burst with color and fullness. For more subtle but elegant accents, go for tallow, berzelia, and pepper berries.
Lush greens and lovely foliage add magic to your bouquet with breathtaking color palettes, captivating textures, and even appealing aromas for a fresh, forest-inspired arrangement. Whether you go for a delicate trail or a full, overgrown look, these beauts add whimsy and playfulness to enhance your charming blooms.
Combining classic glamor with a sense of lightness and fineness, feathers inspire a vintage vibe, while building a contemporary look with their delightfully unique style. These unusual accessories also come in varied types with their own distinct textures and colors, making them surprisingly versatile and effortlessly suited to various wedding themes.
Get creative with handmade paper flowers! Your special creations can be just as gorgeous as fresh flowers, while carrying more special sentiments. Plus, you can preserve it as a long-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.