We love bouquets and from wedding to wedding – no two bouquets are quite the same! Each floral creation comes with a delicate interplay of colors, textures, and materials – all seemingly flowing into a single bouquet for the bride to use as her ultimate wedding accessory! We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite bouquet trends to help inspire your bridal bouquet! Let us know what you think!
White Peonies: We love traditional white bridal bouquets. We love peonies. So combining the two into a traditional bridal bouquet makes the very top of our list in trends that we love! Peonies are only available for a short season of time each year and they are such a wedding favorite that brides have been known to plan their entire wedding around the glorious “peony season” – this is true! This absolutely beautiful bouquet was photographed by Krista A Jones Photography created by The Flower Girls in Timonium, Maryland!
Colors that Pop & Being Unique: The beautiful bouquet above were submitted by the Bijoux Bride and arrived all the way from South Africa! They were created by the incredible Leipzig Floral Designs and photographed by Christine Meintjes Photography. There are two distinct reasons why this bouquet made my list of 2011 top trends. The first is the vivid burst of color that works as an accent against the backdrop of a white bridal gown. Although white bouquets will always remain a standard wedding tradition – bouquets with vivid colors are making a strong bid for first place. Bright oranges, cool blues, delicate pinks – all speak on behalf of the personality of the bride and the mood she is looking to create for her wedding day!
The second aspect of this bouquet that I just adored is the mix of more traditional flowers, a rose for instance, with the nontraditional blossoms and non-flower elements. Breaking the traditional mold, the wide variety of shapes and structures are exotic and spectacularly captivating. The mix of curves with dramatic texture work your eye around the bouquet and it almost becomes it own art form. Simply gorgeous and truly spectacular!
Craspedia aka Billy Balls: We keep seeing those gorgeous yellow balls popping up in wedding bouquets this year and it’s a trend that we absolutely adore! The bouquets above were submitted by Meghan Lynn Photography and designed by, Da Vinci Florist in Washington DC! Craspedia, or ‘billy balls’ as they are nicknamed, add an instant circular ball of sunshine to any wedding bouquet! We love the way they pop and add texture while also creating a more full effect! We also love the bold & colorful addition that they make to any floral arrangement!
Mix of Traditional and Modern: The beautiful bridal blossoms above were submitted by Megan Beth Photography, created by Monteray Farms and demonstrate a modern take on a traditional bouquet. We especially love the foundation of having white roses as a base flower. They look stunning when held by a blushing bride! White roses mixed with subtle pops of pink and purple give this bouquet a sense of modern beauty and colorful youth. The whispy green stems that encircle the base create a wholesome and bountiful feel – putting on the finishing touch!
We love seeing bouquets that are both traditional but modernly intricate! This bouquet takes elements from bridal antiquity and integrates a fun & youthful elegance throughout the entire design! It’s the perfect mix of old and new – traditional and unique – modern and vintage!
DIY: For the crafty do-it-yourself bride, we love the idea of designing or creating your own bouquet. Although we believe that nothing beats hiring a talented florist to create a bouquet for you, we absolutely LOVE brides that can master a fantastic DIY wedding project as gracefully as the bouquet shown above from Janice C Photography! The flowers are silk with beautiful black feathers boldly mixed between clusters of petals. The days of stereotypical silk flowers are out and the days of new, seemingly real, silk flowers are very much in! The bride’s reason for choosing silk over real flowers was primarily price and longevity. She liked that she could be creative with her bouquets and that they would last. Most of her supplies were purchased at Michaels. The cost break down for each bouquet was less than $10.
Non-Floral: And going along with the DIY feel that we’ve seen popping up this year – we love this non-floral bouquet featured at 2HandsStudios! The image was taken by our own Krista Jones on a recent trip to their studio this summer! Who doesn’t love a bouquet that will truly last forever! It’s beautiful and has a very understated vintage appeal. So rounding out or final favorite trend, is the non-floral bouquet!