When it comes to wedding florals, the bridal bouquet is one of the most important arrangements. It’s the focal point of every same-day edit video where the groom first sees his bride as she walks in through the doors. In this moment, everything has to be flawless, including the bouquet she holds.
Recently, we’ve been falling for out-of-the-box bridal bouquets. Think of bold, daring, and unconventional arrangements that are a little bit of a walk on the wild side; they have everything unexpected like bleached flowers, giant leaves, and succulents. If you’re a modern bride looking for something one-of-a-kind for your bridal bouquet, you’re sure to love these ones. But even if you’re a traditional bride trying to convince yourself to try something adventurous, these are sure to inspire you! Below, we round up 12 unique bouquet ideas for your special day blooms.
What’s a better bridal bouquet than one shaped like a heart? This floral arrangement serves romance with an adorable playful hint. You can opt for something structured with tightly packed flowers in the palette of your choice, or something whimsical with airy flowers, rustic greens, and a woven twigs.
There’s something about a rustic bouquet in all its cozy and warm goodness that is so effortlessly charming. Don’t worry about it looking a dull because dried flowers and foliage have the most distinctive shapes and textures, which add life to bouquets.
Bleached flowers seem like a thing of dreams. These bouquets made of bright, white, and cloud-like blooms that are absolutely unreal! The most common flowers you can include here come in the form of filler blooms, like Ruscus, Lunaria, and Gypsum. We especially love how versatile these can be, as they're often mixed with both fresh and dry flowers. If you ask us, they're perfect for winter-themed and all-white weddings.
4. Black and white
You’ll love this if you’re monochrome-obsessed like us! The main element of this bridal bouquet is often the Anemone flower, which features an alluring dark center. Now black and white is a statement in itself when it comes to dressing up, but as a bridal bouquet, it’s equally as clean, streamlined, and chic!
5. Green foliage
So you want something with that wow factor, but won’t overwhelm your grand entrance? Enter the rich green foliage! For this arrangement, it’s all about variety, brought to you by a large cluster of green leaves. It’s a non-traditional statement, but the lightness of the leaves and the subtlety of the color palette keeps it from being too imposing.
6. Succulent touch
Air plants and succulents come to mind as the must-have décor items on every millennials home shopping list. But rarely do they come up as a choice when assembling your wedding bouquet. However, we're here to convince you to include them in your options. Apart from being a unique and unexpected wedding bouquet choice, you get to keep them as a memorabilia from your wedding, especially since air plants and succulents are long-lasting.
7. Boldly tropical
This goes out to the future beach brides who has reached her limit of seeing the same, pastel-colored beach nuptials. Why not break from the norm and do something with vibrant colors? We are obsessed with fearlessly bold tropical bouquets, made of brightly colored blooms and gigantic leaves; our favorite picks include Anthrium, Orchids, and Birds of Paradise leaves.
8. Filler flowers
As we learned in making vase-and-flower combinations for our homes, fillers are quite breathtaking, too, when they take center stage. The same goes in the context of bridal bouquets. The tiny blooms, delicate stems, and feathery textures of filler flowers bunched together give such a light and airy feeling—it’s absolutely dreamy!
9. Lilly of the valley
What happens when you take a favorite filler flower and multiply it by a hundred? Magic! Just look at these Lilly of the Valley bouquets. With the tiny white blooms and green stems, these flowers scream look effortlessly elegant, perfect for a gorgeous bride like you. Have them as is—bunched together for a large arrangement—or complemented with green foliage, if you want to add more drama.
It's safe to say we’re a little addicted to filler flower bouquets. But we just have to give special mention to Astilbe, a bloom that resembles foliage more than flowers. Because of this, and Astilbe bouquet gives off such a unique feel; they're less sweet and feminine, but a tad more glamorous and definitely unique. We love how the bouquet manages to feels light and airy, but still formal.
This flower is understated, feminine, elegant, and surely enough to do all the talking in a bridal bouquet. For a tropical feeling, you can let it pop against large green foliage; for a more feminine feeling, you can have them cascade down in an effortlessly unstructured bouquet.
12. Paper blooms
If you're a practical bride, then you're probably rethinking your flower budget. Do you really need to spend that much on blooms that will eventually wilt? Well, we've got the solution to put your mind at ease! Consider opting for paper flowers—they're a clever way to curb your budget, avoid pollen allergy, and even have any flowers at your disposal! Of course, you get to keep them forever, too!