12 Photos Of Wedding Bouquets That Are So Pretty, You'll Wanna Walk Down The Aisle ASAP
From the design of your plates and silverware, to your wedding party's attire, to the weight of your invitation paper and what jewelry will complement your hair, there are so many wedding aesthetic details to take care of. Looking at photos of wedding bouquets, however, can remind you that the open-ended questions these details present can actually leave room for so much creativity.
Your bouquet, like the other visual deets, will probably complement your wedding's vibe. For example, will you say your wedding vows nestled in a wooded backyard in New England? Are you going for a quirky, hipster wedding? Or a ceremony that's beautifully modern? Your wedding aesthetic or theme will likely dictate the wedding bouquet shapes and color palette.
Some other things to keep in mind when planning your wedding bouquet:
- What kind of flowers are your favorite? (Will those flowers be in season? If not, are there seasonal doppelgängers?)
- What do you like?
- What's your budget for wedding décor and specifically, flowers?
- Is there any way you can re-use flowers in aisle arrangements or bridesmaid bouquets?
And of course, whether it's a handmade on a pinboard, a collaged page in your journal, or done digitally, a wedding aesthetic moodboard is key. Here are 12 bookmark-worthy bouquets that are def worth saving — probably to the wedding inspo Instagram collection you've recently started.
1. This vintage-looking rose arrangement
This shot comes from Dani Rexine, a weddings and elopement photographer based in the Pacific Northwest.
2. A little ode to your wedding location
This bouquet is composed of native Australian flowers, which is makes sense for an Australian wedding. It could be cool to talk to your florist about incorporating flora and foliage indigenous to where your wedding's being held. This shot comes from Laura Sykes at Perth and Bussleton-based Mayflower Weddings & Events, which takes care of photography, makeup, and floral design for clients.
3. This bold, foliage-first cascade bouquet
This photo comes from April Walsh, who runs Freckled Fox Photography. Walsh is an Arkansas-based photographer who also travels to shoot newlywed couples.
4. This icy fern bouquet
5. These warm, complementary bouquets for two brides
If you and your spouse-to-be are both brides, then you might be planning on two bouquets. As shown in this shot from LGBTQIA+ wedding magazine Dancing with Her, you and your fiancée don't have to match. You can have bouquets using the same flowers, but different colors. Or you can have a variety of blooms in the same palette.
This photo was captured by Kelly Balch. Based out of Los Angeles, Balch also travels around the world to shoot couples.
6. This perfect balance of foliage and flora
This bouquet is the work of Halle Byrams at Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Langhorne Floral Co. It's an even mix of cool tones, warm tones, and foliage. This would work as great wedding inspo if you really want your bouquet to reflect all the colors in your wedding palette.
7. A desert vibe for a desert wedding
Portland, Oregon-based Sea of Roses does floral design (as well as styling and creative direction) for weddings. On her blog, Heather from Sea of Roses breaks down this "Muted Desert" bouquet as composed of bridesmaid rose, mother of pearl, eryngium, sea star fern, "cafe latte" rose, "quicksand" rose, picotee ranunculus.
The dramatic ribbon in this arrangement brings a new meaning to "cascade bouquet" and makes it more dynamic. A ribbon is a perfect opportunity to play with with color palette, texture, or embellishment.
8. A bouquet for truly be-leaf-ing in love
This compact, posy bouquet still manages to have some greenery that branches out. It's a good mix of refined with a bit of natural edge. This shot comes from Cody and Allison Harris, a Nashville, Tennessee-based couple who run Cody and Allison Photo.
9. A tropical touch
If you're looking for a tropical touch to your bouquet, add anthurium. This bouquet was shot by Siouxzhen Kang, an inclusive, Los Angeles-based wedding photographer who shoots at The Dream Choice.
10. A blush-inspired bouquet palette
Since 2009, Alicia and Adam Rico (aka Bows and Arrows Flowers) have done floral design for weddings, photoshoots, and other occasions. While based in Texas, Bows and Arrows has created floral arrangements for events in Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Canada, and France.
This dreamy bouquet is serving all shades of orange, purple, and pink — in its apricot-colored leaves, pale pink roses, and deep magenta ranunculuses and carnations.
11. A rugged bouquet for a rugged wedding
12. An airy, whimsical bouquet
If you're looking to celebrate a match made in heaven, this angelic bouquet from Ryan Norville of New York City- and Los Angeles-based Oat Cinnamon does just that. The flowers are all variations of a light pink color palette and would work well with an airy, dewy aesthetic — spring nuptials, anyone?
No matter what kind of aesthetic you're going for with your wedding, there is no shortage of wedding bouquet inspiration to fit the vibe of your special day.