Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand out from the rest is in all the tiny details – the personal touches that celebrate you and your partner’s one-of-a-kind style. And your bouquet is no exception!
Finding the perfect bouquet that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your other half can make your big day truly extraordinary. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bouquet of classic roses, clutching a hand-picked, specially crafted bouquet that’s exclusively and wonderfully yours makes a great and meaningful difference!
We know it’s hard to come up with new ideas, especially with the countless 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 ageless tradition.
These uncommon selections combine classic elegance with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this list to find favorites for your special bridal bouquet!
If you are curious to learn more about flowers from a formal course or want to get certified as an expert on florals, we recommend looking into professional bodies and colleges in gardening and floristry such as the American Institute of Floral Designers of the AIFD (www.aifd.org), the National Gardening Organization (www.garden.org), the American Floral Endowment (www.endowment.org), the American Horticultural Society (www.ahsgardening.org) and other similar organizations offering programs focusing on floristry and horticulture.
While often relegated to supporting roles in showy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost dainty beauty that captivates you with their innocence and understated elegance. We recommend gentle 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 delightfully rustic flair. With warm shades and distinctive textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic feel to your stunning bouquet while also evoking a message of eternal love. Their versatility also blends seamlessly with any wedding motif. 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 extravagant and spectacular effect to your wedding look to match your bodacious and confident persona. Among the most attractive 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 trendy eye-catchers! Whether you match them up with choice blooms or pull off an all-succulent arrangement, these stunners are a convenient and gorgeous choice for an unique 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 flowers also carry a heartwarming meaning: they symbolize affection, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to begin a life full of joyful love than with a bundle of the happiest flowers?
Sleek, classy, and fabulous– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that elevates your wedding to modern sophistication. One color with assorted flowers or in diverse shades adds texture to your bouquet while maintaining 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 matches its sunny vibe! Parrot tulips, anthuriums, oriental lilies, bird of paradise, and monstera are common go-tos for an exotic, vibrant look. For color choices, you can’t go wrong with bright oranges, intense magentas, and popping yellows. Palm leaves or banana leaves also add warmth and volume to your arrangement.
Your wedding is all about new beginnings, just like the first breath of spring or chill of winter. Seasonal flowers accentuate this lovely sentiment. Even better, there’s also the sensible advantage of having them conveniently available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide variety of colors and blossoms, giving you the freedom to pick the perfect bouquet.
Finally, a flowy, alluring bouquet to fit your fairytale wedding! Cascades draw the eyes down a trail full of lush blooms, exquisite 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 wrap of florals and foliage that joins a relaxed feel with a subtly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is elegance personified. It sweeps to the sides, creating clean and aesthetically pleasing 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, eliciting a truly personal touch with its free-spirited, loose, and informal style. All it requires is a cluster of flowers and greenery tied together using a ribbon or a silk wrap, making it effortless to create and set even by yourself.
This buzzworthy fad is making waves among brides these days! 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 in love with this delightful 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. Big, vibrant berries like hypericum berries, blackberries, raspberries, and snowberries make a bouquet burst with color and fullness. For more understated but stylish accents, go for tallow, berzelia, and pepper berries.
Lush greens and lovely foliage add enchantment to your bouquet with stunning color palettes, captivating textures, and even appealing aromas for a fresh, forest-inspired arrangement. Whether you go for a dainty trail or a full, dense look, these beauts add whimsy and vividness to enhance your delightful blooms.
Combining classic glam with a sense of lightness and delicacy, feathers inspire a vintage vibe, while building a modern look with their delightfully unique style. These unconventional accessories also come in various types with their own unique textures and colors, making them surprisingly versatile and smoothly suited to different wedding themes.
Get creative with handmade paper flowers! Your special creations can be just as spectacular as fresh flowers, while carrying more special sentiments. Plus, you can treasure 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.