Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand out from the rest is in all the small 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 matches the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your soulmate can make your wedding day truly extraordinary. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bouquet of traditional roses, clutching a hand-picked, lovingly crafted bouquet that’s solely and wonderfully yours makes a great and meaningful difference!
We know it’s hard to get 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 ageless tradition.
These unconventional selections combine classic style with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this lineup to find faves for your special 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 exploring 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 concentrating on floristry and horticulture.
While often relegated to supporting roles in flashy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost dainty beauty that enchants you with their innocence 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 from all over the world have been embracing this trend’s wonderfully rustic look. With warm shades and distinct textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic touch to your stunning bouquet while also evoking a message of eternal love. Their versatility also blends flawlessly 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 theatrical effect to your wedding look to match your fearless and confident attitude. Among the most striking 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 breathtaking choice for a unique bouquet.
Love brings joy and gladness to the soul, so add a bright burst of delight to your wedding look with sunflowers! If their sunny look weren’t enough, these blooms also bear a heartwarming meaning: they symbolize adoration, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to begin a life full of joyous love than with a bundle of the happiest flowers?
Sleek, stylish, and unique– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that elevates your wedding to modern sophistication. One color with assorted flowers or in several shades adds texture to your bouquet while maintaining 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 matches its sunny vibe! Parrot tulips, anthuriums, oriental lilies, birds of paradise, and monstera are standard go-to’s 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 density 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 readily available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide array of colors and florals, giving you the freedom to pick the perfect bouquet.
Finally, a flowy, enchanting bouquet to match your fairytale wedding! The cascades lure the eyes down a trail full of lush blooms, fine foliage, and vibrant 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 unites a relaxed feel with a softly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is sophistication personified. It sweeps sideways, forming 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, eliciting a truly unique touch with its free-spirited, loose, and casual style. All it requires is a cluster of flowers and greenery tied together with a ribbon or a silk wrap, making it easy to create and adjust even on your own.
This buzz-worthy style 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 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 pop 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 dazzling color palettes, fascinating 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 enhance your delightful blooms.
Combining classic glamor with a sense of lightness and softness, feathers inspire a vintage vibe, while building a contemporary look with their delightfully unique style. These unusual accessories also come in various types with their own unique textures and colors, making them remarkably 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 meaningful sentimentality. Plus, you can cherish 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.
Photo by Annie Spratt