When you think of wedding flowers, is it safe to say the first thing that comes to mind is the bride’s bouquet? Hundreds of pounds are spent on floral decorations and the heart of it all, is the bouquet – it’s hand tied, lovingly carried around, makes it into almost every photograph and single gals line up to catch it at the end of the night. Never was a bunch of flowers more important!
Bridal bouquets come in every shape, size (and material), and long gone are the days where a small posy of simple flowers is the standard. We seem to be following the American trend where more is more, and bigger is better and I’m not certainly not complaining. I adore the wild, handpicked wedding bouquets that are filling all the wedding blogs and our Pinterest feeds. Berries, eucalyptus, ferns, and herbs have found their way into wedding bouquets and I hope they stick around for a long time to come.
I’ve scoured the Internet and picked my favourite seven wedding bouquets. Whether you’re a spring pastel kind of bride, or into something that packs a punch, hopefully, you’ll find something here you like…
1. Asymmetrical bouquets
This cream and sunshine yellow creation screams spring. Unstructured, asymmetric bouquets are certainly my favourite shape of the moment. Because there’s not a uniform shape the eye is drawn to every part of the bouquet, but my favourite bits are definitely the ‘wild’ twigs and stems.
Florist – Ruby and Grace
2. Pastels and eucalyptus
While the roses are definitely the star of the show in this bouquet, the use of smaller flowers and that beautiful silvery-green eucalyptus (which also smells incredible) makes it so much more than a spring posy of flowers.
Photographer – Dominique Bader Photography
3. Handpicked wedding bouquets
This bouquet was created by the bride herself. The combination of daisies, blousey coral peonies, blue hellebores, and ranunculus is just wonderful. You can see the full wedding, and all the fabulous DIY blooms on Love My Dress.
4. Jewel toned beauty
While you would normally associate spring with pastel shades, this glorious jewel coloured bouquet would turn anyone to the other side! You’d think fuschia, blush, red, purple, blue, orange and yellow wouldn’t work, but they so do! And the cascading ferns and trailing berries are the perfect finishing touch.
Florist – Alexandra Abuza
5. Textured purple pretty
I adore the tones and textures in this bouquet. It’s full of spring bloom – lilac and tulips and the deep purple succulents are stunning. The fresh sprigs of green are carefully placed to break up the colour.
6. Fluffy coral blooms
Pastel fluffy coral peonies – need I say more? This is more of a classic posy bouquet, but with the roses, green and white ferns and sprigs of eucalyptus this is a wonderful classic spring bridal bouquet.
7. Wild bouquets
This wild looking bouquet would look at home at a spring celebration with its tulips, protea, and peonies. But it also has an Autumnal feel to it as well. Delicate peacock feathers, ferns, berries and thistles add to the drama and make every part of it eye-catching.
Let me know which is your favourite, or send me a link to an image that’s inspiring your bouquet – No time looking at pretty flowers is wasted!