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    7 Surefire Wedding Bouquet Ideas (to Inspire You)

    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!

    protea bridal bouquet

    photo by nikki meyer photography via the loveliest day, decor + flowers by okasie, bride’s dress by pronovias

    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:

    wedding bouquet ideas - large oversized wedding bouquet

    photo by jen huang photography, flowers by poppies and posies

    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.

    wrap fabric as bouquet handle for a DIY bouquet wrap

    photo by pure7studios, flowers by nouveau flowers via valley & co

    This bouquet wrap is handmade and features Swarovski crystals for a sparkly element. Plus, it has a unique monogram detail custom-made for you.

    bouquet handle with monogram swarovski crystals

    by panache bride

    3. Add Ribbon

    Add visual appeal with a striped ribbon. Tie in a vintage element by securing a brooch pin directly to the ribbon.=

    wedding bouquet wrapped in striped ribbon, brooch pin

    photo by shannon lee images

    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.

    rustic wedding bouquet wrapped in burlap and jute twine

    photo by kristen gardner, flowers by pat’s floral designs via style me pretty

    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.

    baby's breath bouquet wrapped in lace

    photo by mcgowan images, styled by meg b design

    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.

    pocket watch wrapped around stems, vintage wedding billy button bouquet with wildflowers

    photo by shari and mike photographers

    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.

    wedding bouquet charm with vintage photo

    by thoughtfully designed

    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.

    personalized silver bouquet charm

    by julie the fish designs

    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!

    brooch bouquet with striped ribbon handle

    photo by shannon lee images, bouquet by the ritzy rose

    What kind of bouquet will YOU carry down the aisle?

    Happy Planning!



    Emma Arendoski

    CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
    Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (Oct. 2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (Sep. 2014).

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    • Darya Panchuk

      Of course, handmade bouquets are great because you can keep them in perfect condition for as long as you want as a reminder of this happy occasion but I believe that live flowers are unbeatable when it comes to bridal bouquet. My friend bought her bouquet here http://megaflowers.com/ – it looked beautiful and after celebration she dried and preserved it.

    • http://www.tinasmithphotography.biz Tina Smith

      Oh my, I am bookmarking this for my future brides. I love, love these bouquets.

      • http://EmmalineBride.com Emma@EmmalineBride

        Thanks, Tina! Glad you like them!


    • http://chicweddinggowns.com Carolyn

      love the bouquet in the fourth picture :X so beautiful

    • http://www.bunchesdirect.com/?utm_source=weddingblogs&utm_medium=BlogComments&utm_campaign=BC Leagh@bunchesdirect

      I saw somewhere handmade bouquet of just baby breath in steampunk style,made with floral wire.Looked stunning! Will think about your tips,thank you for sharing!

    • http://bridallyblonde.blogspot.co.uk/ Sammi

      I love the bouquet accessory idea. Really gives a unique edge to the traditional flowers. And its so versatile too!
      Great post! xx


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