Wedding bouquets can be gorgeous examples of your wedding's theme or color palette. Often making a larger statement, bouquets can hint that your wedding will be simple and rustic, lush with vintage detailing, or minimalist and modern. Here are a few bridal bouquet trends that we love, and ways to make your bouquet memorable.
One of the loveliest trends we've seen lately in the world of flowers is the emergence of baby's breath as the solo bouquet flower. Before, it seemed it had always been relegated to the role of "filler" or frankly, altogether absent. Now, we've seen it everywhere from bouquets to crowns to aisle decor (the picture above incorporates all three). This humble flower is an absolute mood setter. When your friends see you walking down the aisle with a bouquet like this, they know your wedding is going to be a little bit relaxed and lighthearted and very easygoing.
Break Up the Monotony
We've seen lots of bouquets over the last few years with single blooms, especially peonies and roses. When you want to make a monochromatic statement, using one type of flower with lots of petals and volume is a great way to go. But we love the introduction of a bit of greenery or smaller flower to break up the monotony just a bit. Above, this white peony wedding bouquet is made all the better with a touch of dusty miller for texture.
An Infusion of Color
Pale flowers have dominated wedding bouquets for years (and they will most likely continue to do so), but recently we've also seen bright, vibrant bouquets growing in popularity. Sure, sherbet-hued brights have found their way into vintage bouquets over the last year of two, but we are digging all of the deep luscious pinks, and dark reds lately. Above, this unconventional bride wore a red dress to her small wedding and paired it with a bold, deep pink bouquet filled with ranunculus, parrot tulips, and peonies. Modern brides, take note!
Having a metallic color palette for your wedding and don't want to leave your bouquet out of all the fun? Enter the fabulous world of spray paint. This giant gold succulent makes a pretty great bouquet even more awesome, juxtaposing against soft pale roses and eucalyptus leaves.
Allowing greenery to take the lead in your wedding bouquet is very 2015. Above, peonies and lavender peek out from olive leaves for a loose, boho bouquet. Below, greenery such as ferns in all different textures give this stunning white bouquet a wilder, mossy appeal.
Want a picture perfect bouquet for your city hall or destination wedding? Go smaller. For any type of wedding where you will be moving around a lot, you don't want to lug a large (and unbelievably heavy) arrangement of flowers. Tiny bouquets like the tea rose, elderberry, and dusty miller bouquet above, also goes really well with a retro-inspired tea-length dress.
And now the reverse. Another trend is moving towards fuller and larger arrangements in bridal bouquets. Again, you should really take these for a test-spin first, because you will never know a flower can be so heavy until you are struggling to make it down the aisle. However, you can't argue that these two wedding bouquets are anything but breathtaking. Above, roses, tea roses, and sprigs of Queen Anne's lace combined with plenty of greenery give this vintage wedding bouquet lots of volume and leafy texture. Below, this lush bouquet is filled with a dizzying assortment of blooms, including white dahlias, burgundy scabiosa, Juliet roses, and berries.
Lightweight Jewel Tones
During 2015, we're going to see a fair share of jewel toned weddings. Some brides are left baffled with how to use their colors in their bouquet without weighing down their appearance. This bouquet above is the perfect solution. White dahlias, pink ranunculus, and lavender roses are made darker and richer with the incorporation of chocolate cosmos and eggplant-hued greenery.
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