Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand out is in all the little details – the personal touches that celebrate you and your partner’s special style. And your bouquet is no exemption!
Finding the best bouquet that mirrors the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your soulmate can make your special day truly extraordinary. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bouquet of standard 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 drum up fresh ideas, especially with the countless to-dos on your wedding checklist. So to help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up 16 bouquet ideas with their own spin on this age-old tradition.
These unconventional selections combine classic elegance with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this lineup to find favorites for your precious bridal bouquet!
If you are interested 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 specializing in floristry and horticulture.
While often relegated to supporting roles in flashy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost fragile beauty that enchants 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 from all over the world have been embracing this trend’s wonderfully rustic flair. With warm shades and distinct textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic feel 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 opulent 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 hip eye-catchers! Whether you pair them up with choice blooms or pull off an all-succulent arrangement, these stunners are a convenient and breathtaking choice for an unique bouquet.
Love brings joy and lightness to the soul, so add a bright burst of good cheer to your wedding look with sunflowers! If their summery look weren’t enough, these blossoms also hold a heartwarming meaning: they represent devotion, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to start a life filled with joyful love than with a cluster of the happiest flowers?
Sleek, classy, and unique– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that upgrades your wedding to modern elegance. One color with assorted flowers or in several shades adds texture to your bouquet while retaining a clean look. Go for standards like pinks and whites, which are always in fashion. If you want more of an edge or have a fondness for the gothic, don’t hesitate to go with 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 common go-tos for an exotic, zesty 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 embellish this lovely sentiment. Even better, there’s also the sensible advantage of having them readily available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide variety of colors and blossoms, giving you the freedom to pick the best bouquet.
Finally, a flowy, enchanting bouquet to fit your fairytale wedding! Cascades pull the eyes down a trail full of lush blooms, subtle 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 wrap of florals and foliage that unites a relaxed feel with a subtly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is luxury personified. It sweeps to the sides, creating 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 bountiful blossoms.
Simplicity is sophistication with the hand-tied bouquet, eliciting a truly unique touch with its free, loose, and casual style. All it entails is a bundle of flowers and greenery tied together using a ribbon or a silk wrap, which makes it easy to create and readjust even on your own.
This buzzworthy trend is making waves among brides these days! Evoking the romantic style of wreaths from days of yore, this bouquet has florals, greens, and ribbons looped around a wood 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, colorful berries like hypericum berries, blackberries, raspberries, and snowberries make a bouquet burst with color and fullness. For more subtle but classy accents, go for tallow, berzelia, and pepper berries.
Lush greens and lovely foliage add enchantment to your bouquet with breathtaking color palettes, interesting textures, and even alluring aromas for a fresh, forest-inspired arrangement. Whether you go with a delicate trail or a full, dense look, these beauts add whimsy and playfulness to complement your charming 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 unusual accessories also come in various types with their own specific textures and colors, making them surprisingly versatile and effortlessly suited to different wedding themes.
Get creative with hand-crafted paper flowers! Your special creations can be just as spectacular as fresh flowers, while carrying more meaningful sentimentality. 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.