July 18, 2012 6 Comments
Brides: have you picked out your wedding bouquet yet? Your bridal bouquet is an easy way to add an element of personalization and style to your wedding. For instance, you can add a pop of unexpected color, incorporate bold patterns and prints with a bouquet wrap, or tie in a sentimental bouquet charm with a loved one’s photo. Today, we’ve rounded up seven surefire wedding bouquet ideas that will inspire you… and if you asked us to select a favorite, it would be nearly impossible. Each of these wedding bouquet ideas is more insanely gorgeous than the last! Read on to be inspired!
Holy protea! That’s a gorgeous bouquet (above).
7 Stunning Wedding Bouquet Ideas
1. Pump Up the Volume
Your bouquet can make an even bigger impact if it is, well, HUGE. Instead of a standard bouquet of flowers, consider an over-sized wedding bouquet to make a big statement. We’re fans of the lovely work by Poppies & Posies, particularly this lovely bouquet photographed by Jen Huang:
2. Wrap It Up
Personalize your bouquet with a decorative handle, wrap, or ribbon wrap. Pay homage to your lovely bridesmaids with the color and fabric style of their dresses wrapped around your bouquet and secured with pins. Or, select a favorite swatch from the fabric store and wrap it around the stems as a DIY bouquet wrap.
This bouquet wrap is handmade and features Swarovski crystals for a sparkly element. Plus, it has a unique monogram detail custom-made for you.
3. Add Ribbon
Add visual appeal with a striped ribbon. Tie in a vintage element by securing a brooch pin directly to the ribbon.=
4. Add a Thematic Element
Tie in your wedding theme with an appropriate elemental accessory. For instance, you can wrap burlap or twine around your bouquet stems, as shown below, for a rustic wedding theme.
5. Select a Non-Traditional Bouquet
Consider an alternative to traditional flowers: consider succulents, lavender, or baby’s breath, which can incorporate a pop of color to tie into your wedding palette. Burlap and lace wrap around the stem adds a rustic, homespun feel which we love.
6. Add a Bouquet Accessory
For unexpected charm, incorporate a bouquet accessory. For example, a vintage wedding may call for an unexpected element like this vintage pocket watch wrapped around the stems. This particular bouquet is also memorable because it ties in billy balls and wildflowers for a perfectly vintage theme.
If a loved one can’t be with you on the wedding day, carry their memory with you down the aisle. Wrap a handmade bouquet charm around the stem with his or her photo as a sweet sentiment. Or, honor your grandparents with a vintage photo from their wedding day.
Incorporate a personalized bouquet charm with your name, initials, or wedding date. After the wedding, you can thread a chain through the charm and wear as a necklace or bracelet.
7. Go Handmade!
Skip fresh flowers altogether and opt instead for a handmade bouquet alternative, like a brooch bouquet. We are head-over-heels in love with this brooch bouquet by The Ritzy Rose… and, it will never wilt or die. What a sweet idea!
What kind of bouquet will YOU carry down the aisle?
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