WEDDINGS

it’s all in the details: 10 favourite bouquets

Morning gorgeous ones!

This morning I want to ask you a question.  How important is your wedding bouquet?  Have you just picked a colour and asked your florist to come up with a design? Or are you a little more descriptive about what you want to carry down the aisle?  The bouquet is such a personal part of your wedding day, and second to your dress I think it’s one (often forgotton) item where you can really inject a bit of individuality into your day!  Whether it’s a subtle touch, like the Duchess of Cambridge’s meaningful bouquet of sweet William and lily of the valley, or something bold and colourful that makes an impact as you walk down the aisle, today I’m sharing my (current!) favourite bouquets, each with a totally different style!

monochrome bouquet

The perfect choice for a stylish city wedding, a simple yet elegant white bouquet with pops of black from gorgeous anemones, texture from garden and spray roses, and pretty silver hues from silver brunia berries and velvety sift  dusty milller leaves.

{anemone bouquet by Sprout, photographed by SMS Photography via Style Me Pretty}

spring bouquet

If your getting married in late April, May or early June, make the most of the beautiful peony.  My absolute favourite flower of the moment, these gorgeous full blooms come in shades of pink from the palest blush to a vibrant fuschia.  They make a gorgeous bouquet just on their own, but as an expensive flower per stem, also work perfectly with a selection of pretty scented spring flowers like roses, gardenia and sweet pea.

{peony bouquet by Pat’s Floral Design, photographed by Joey + Jessica Weddings via Style Me Pretty}

succulent bouquet

For a contemporary, rustic wedding there is no bigger statement than a solid succulent bouquet.  The soft, pale greens, purples and silvery tones combined with the gorgeous texture creates a modern bouquet with real wow factor.  Succulents are a great long-lasting choice for a wedding in the heat, or for a bride who wants their bouquet to last for more than a few days.  How cute would it be to pot these up around your home as a permanent reminder of your wedding bouquet?

{succulent bouquet by The Flower Studio, photographed by Erica Velasco via Style Me Pretty}

vintage bouquet

As an alternative to a blush rose bouquet, how about a soft and pretty combination of wildflowers in gorgeous peach and pink tones?  The addition of vintage lace and a sparkly vintage brooch to the stems gives a gorgeous, personal touch with a timeless feel.

{vintage bouquet by Red Orchid Designs, photographed by Lane Dittoe via Style Me Pretty}

rustic fruit bouquet

For something a bit different, how about the textures and contrasting colours of this gorgeous red and green bouquet.  The rosy red apples, branches, ivy and roses are an unusual but gorgeous combination for a daring winter bride!

{apple bouquet by Blush Floral Design, photographed by Babb Photo}

single bloom bouquet

A single bloom makes a soft statement and works particularly well with a heavily detailed wedding dress. This stunning King Protea has an unusual shape and texture, but the soft pink tones paired with loose foliage create a dreamy one-off bouquet.

{king protea bouquet by Brown Paper Design, photographed by Jose Villa via Once Wed}

colour pop bouquet

This stunning mango-orange bouquet was the inspiration for my own wedding bouquet last year!  I love the mix of textures and tones, including dahlia’s, ranunculus, parrot tulips, cockscomb, calla lillies, roses and orchids to make the perfect bouquet for a wedding in the sunshine!

{orange bouquet by Flora Fauna, photographed by Corbin Gurkin Photography via Style Me Pretty}

winter bouquet

For a stunning winter bouquet combine crisp winter roses with gorgeous silver tones and green foliage.  The touches of pine in this gorgeous bouquet add the scent of Christmas into the mix too.

   {winter bouquet by Bloomingayles, photographed by Anneli Marinovich via b.loved}

summer bouquet

Make the most of what nature has to offer in the summer with a gorgeous wildflower bouquet.  Combining juicy peonies, tulips, daisies and wildflowers in a loose hand-tied bouquet creates a relaxed rustic bouquet perfect for a marquee wedding.

{summer bouquet by Holly Flora, photographed by Picotte Weddings via Style Me Pretty}

bold & beautiful bouquet 

The stunning contrast of plum, green and peach in this bouquet, combined with the amazing spotted texture of the lilies and foliage make a completely modern and unique bouquet.  I absolutely love the contrasts and textures in this one!

{plum bouquet by Fleur Chicago, photographed by Jennifer Kathryn Photography via Style Unveiled}

I hope you’re feeling inspired! Which bouquet is your favourite?

To see more of my favourite bouquets, as well as table centers and arrangements, hop on over to my Flowers & Bouquets board on Pinterest!

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Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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