There is no denying that there is a lot to think about when it comes to planning a wedding. Not only do you have to select your dress but you also need to figure out the guest list, send out the invites, and much more! It can seem never-ending. One thing you certainly will not want to forget about is your wedding bouquet, as this is a vital part of your overall look. So, if you are looking for a bouquet of flowers for your wedding, here are some tips and suggestions…
Wedding Bouquet Trends
Roses, orchids, hydrangeas, tulips, peonies, gardenia, lily of the valley, and gerbera… the list is endless! It is of no surprise that so many women find the task of choosing a flower bouquet a difficult one. But, don’t fret; as we have some wedding bouquet trends that are so beautiful you won’t want to toss them over your shoulder.
One trend that has certainly come back into popularity over the past few years is the incorporation of lush green leaves. By integrating the likes of leafy and long lily grass or wispy bear grass you can add volume and colour. This adds depth to the overall appearance of your bouquet, and is thus something that is certainly worth considering, irrespective of the silk flowers you choose.
Another popular trend is to get sentimental and incorporate something that is special to you. This could mean something that has been passed down to you or it could mean that you select a flower that is special to you.
In addition to this, mixing various colours and flower types is popular at present. This does not mean your bouquet has to lack complete uniformity, as you can choose a seasonal mix of flowers or select a colour theme, i.e. you could stick with pink yet choose different shades. This creates eye-catching flower bouquets that remain elegant.
Finally, another way to select flowers for your bouquet is by selecting your birth month flower as well as your partner’s birth month flower.
Best Royal Wedding Bouquets
Are you struggling to decide on a wedding bouquet for your big day? One of the best ways to help you make your decision is to get inspiration from what others have done. In this section, we are going to look at some of the best royal flower wedding bouquets. After all, every woman deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day.
When Kate Middleton married Prince William, she selected a beautiful and classic bouquet, consisting of white flowers and green leaves. However, every flower had a special meaning, with myrtle being the emblem of matrimony, ivy standing for friendship and fidelity, hyacinths being for steady love, and lilies representing a return of happiness. As all flowers have meanings, this is a beautiful approach to take when choosing your wedding flowers.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway went for a stunning bouquet. It featured a Norwegian flower called ‘liljekonvall’ and it was heart shaped. Choosing a unique shaped bouquet is another way to add interest and style – don’t simply consider your flower selection, but the way they are presented too.
Princess Letizia of Spain held an elegant combination of lilies, irises, and Elizabethan roses. All of these flowers have historic links to the Bourbon dynasty.
Finally, when choosing silk flowers for your wedding day, why not take inspiration from Princess Victoria of Sweden? She chose a beautiful cascade of white flowers, including gardenias, roses, peonies, clematis, orchids, and valley lilies. Of course, you will need to find out when all of these flowers are in season to determine whether feasible. This guide on “What is the season for peonies?” is a good starting point.
Celebrity Wedding Bouquets
If you are still struggling for ideas, why not take inspiration from some of the most famous weddings? Read on to discover more about some of the best celebrity bouquets.
Let’s begin with Camila Alves, the gorgeous wide of Matthew McConaughey. The stunning model went for an elegant dress and a beautiful bouquet of flowers to match. She stayed with the classic white and green theme, choosing a bouquet of artichoke and orchid flowers. If you want to go for one of the more traditional flower bouquets, any type of bouquet that features white flowers and green leaves is ideal.
Ivanka Trump also carried a bouquet of white flowers when getting wed to Jared Kushner, but her bouquet of stephanotis and roses was entirely white, with no green leaves or foliage on show, creating an unusual and lavish effect.
Alicia Keys went for something more unique when getting married to rapper Swizz Beatz. Her gorgeous bouquet featured ivy and purple calla lilies, however, it was the cool sculptural effect that really caught the eye.
Drew Barrymore selected a vibrant and eye-catching bouquet when marrying Will Kopelman. The bouquet featured big peonies in different shades of pink.
Finally, Lily Allen went for a unique bouquet that featured soft, pastel shades with unexpected pops of blue. This shows how flowers are an excellent way for you to incorporate ‘something blue.’
To conclude, there is no denying that there is a lot that needs to be considered when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding day. We hope that the information provided in this guide will be useful to you, giving you different trends to consider for your own wedding.