Every blushing bride knows that what makes a wedding stand apart is in all the small details – the personal finishes that celebrate you and your partner’s special style. And your bouquet is no exemption!

Finding the best bouquet that matches the beauty and uniqueness of the love you’ve found with your other half can make your wedding day truly unforgettable. While there’s nothing wrong with a bouquet of classic roses, clutching a hand-picked, specially crafted bouquet that’s entirely and wonderfully yours makes a big and meaningful difference!

We know it’s hard to drum up new 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 timeless tradition.

These unconventional selections combine classic style with out-of-the-box creativity, perfect for the modern-day bride. Check out this list to find faves for your precious 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.

 

Unique Flowers

Filler flowers

While often relegated to supporting roles in showy bouquets, filler flowers possess a delicate, almost frail beauty that charms you with their simplicity and understated elegance. We recommend gentle and warm blossoms like baby’s breath, lily of the valley, Queen Anne’s lace, delphiniums, and bouvardias.

 

Dried flowers

Brides all around the world have been embracing this trend’s delightfully rustic look. With warm hues and distinctive textures, dried flowers inspire a nostalgic touch 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.

 

Big blooms

Make a statement with big, bold blossoms! A bouquet with oversized flowers adds an extravagant and theatrical effect to your wedding look to match your bodacious and confident attitude. Among the most attractive large blooms are peonies, water lilies, calla lilies, and gardenias.

 

Succulents

Boho chic is in, and so are succulents. For a more natural, textured look, go for these stylish eye-catchers! Whether you pair them up with choice blooms or pull off an all-succulent arrangement, these stunners are a practical and breathtaking choice for an unique bouquet.

 

Sunflowers

Love brings joy and light to the heart, so add a bright burst of cheer to your wedding look with sunflowers! If their summery look weren’t enough, these blooms also hold a heartwarming meaning: they symbolize devotion, loyalty, and lifelong joy. What better way to start a life filled with blissful love than with a bundle of the happiest flowers?

 

Themed Bouquets

Monochromatic

Sleek, classy, and unique– all qualities of a monochrome bouquet that heightens your wedding to modern sophistication. One color with different flowers or in diverse shades adds texture to your bouquet while retaining a clean look. Go for classics like pinks and whites, which are always in vogue. If you want more of an edge or have a taste for the gothic, don’t hesitate to go with an all-black bloom ensemble.

 

Tropical

Celebrate your destination wedding with a bouquet that complements its sunny vibe! Parrot tulips, anthuriums, oriental lilies, bird of paradise, and monstera are standard go-tos for an exotic, zesty look. For color choices, you can’t go wrong with rich oranges, loud magentas, and popping yellows. Palm leaves or banana leaves also add warmth and volume to your arrangement.

 

Seasonal

Your wedding is all about new beginnings, just 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 conveniently available for your wedding date. Seasonal bouquets come in a wide variety of colors and flowers, giving you the freedom to pick the best bouquet.

 

Signature Styles

Cascade

Finally, a flowy, enchanting bouquet to match your fairytale wedding! Cascades lure the eyes down a trail full of lavish blooms, subtle foliage, and deep greens, creating an ethereal look and a waterfall-like illusion that will make your wedding truly a dream come true.

 

Horizontal

A harmonious drape of florals and foliage that joins a relaxed feel with a softly lavish look, the horizontal bouquet is sophistication 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 conventional bouquet with bounteous blossoms.

 

Hand-tied

Simplicity is sophistication with the hand-tied bouquet, eliciting a truly personal touch with its free-spirited, loose, and casual style. All it entails is a cluster of flowers and greenery tied together with a ribbon or a silk wrap, which makes it easy to create and set even on your own.

 

Hoop

This buzzworthy trend is making waves among brides these days! Evoking the romantic appeal of wreaths from days of yore, this bouquet has florals, greens, and ribbons looped around a wooden or metal hoop. With a dreamy look and a laid-back aura, you’ll surely fall for this attractive garland.

 

Special Touches

Berries

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. Large, bright berries like hypericum berries, blackberries, raspberries, and snowberries make a bouquet pop with color and fullness. For more understated but classy accents, go for tallow, berzelia, and pepper berries.

 

Greens

Lush greens and lovely foliage add allure to your bouquet with stunning color palettes, fascinating textures, and even appealing aromas for a fresh, forest-inspired arrangement. Whether you go with a delicate trail or a full, overgrown look, these beauts add whimsy and vividness to enhance your charming blooms.

 

Feathers

Combining classic glamor with a sense of lightness and softness, feathers inspire a vintage vibe, while creating a contemporary look with their delightfully unique style. These uncommon accessories also come in varied types with their own specific textures and colors, making them remarkably versatile and effortlessly suited to various wedding themes.

 

Paper

Get creative with hand-crafted paper flowers! Your special creations can be just as gorgeous as fresh flowers, while carrying more meaningful 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.

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