11 Ways To Fall In Love With Non-Traditional Bridal Bouquets
Growing up, I always loved going through the photo album from my parents wedding. Although it was fairly traditional in structure (sanctuary service followed by dinner and dancing at the club), I’ll always remember looking at photos of my mother’s big, beautiful bouquet that closely rivaled the size of the puffy 80’s-style shoulders on her dress. Aside from the helicopter sendoff (I mean, come on! This was 1989!) one of the most memorable details that lived in my mind from their wedding photos was the cascading bouquet she carried that still sits proudly in a shadowbox display in our home.
Your wedding day is one day that should be totally about you and completely reflective of your personality. Since this big day only happens once in a lifetime (we hope), you should never miss the chance to make it you down to the very last detail. A well-crafted bridal bouquet is a significant detail that can immediately take your bridal look from the dress wearing you, to you wearing the dress. It’s important to consider that your bouquet is the accessory that will be visible in most every “official” photo you take during the day. Therefore it’s a detail that must not be missed and also serves as an excellent opportunity to show off a little personality.
Of course, it’s important to cater more towards your own personality and less towards the trend-of-the-moment that may be a little regrettable years down the road. But y’all, life’s too short not to have a little fun here and there, which is why we’re currently falling in love with non-traditional bridal bouquets of all kinds. These stunning bouquets make a unique statement and are completely creative without being too crafty. Whether you want to show off your green thumb with garden herbs or prefer a sweet Southern statement with magnolias or cotton, there’s something sure to inspire your own non-traditional wedding bouquet.
Fern and Eucalyptus
Baby Cactus and Roses
Lemon and Lavender
Make Your Own Summer Wedding Bouquet
Forgo an expensive statement by making your own bouquet of blooms in this darling blush-and-bashful color scheme. Join Senior Stylist and expert floral designer Buffy Hargett to put together a dreamy wedding bouquet that you'll want to show off. This DIY wedding project looks complex, but pulling together your own arrangement actually isn't too challenging. All you'll need to get started is your favorite flowers. In this summer-inspired bouquet, Buffy's started with beautiful white O'Hara roses. She's added in some scabiosa, criss-crossing stems as she's grouped loosely in her hand. She also added in white mini callas, a large peony as a focal point, some wispy hydrangea for texture, and a gorgeous grouping of silver dollar eucalyptus. Polish off your bouquet with some pretty silk ribbon and a few decorative floral pins. No one will know that you made your bouquet yourself, because the finished product is pretty and elegant. Here's one DIY you won't want to toss!