Bride Bouquet Ideas – Part 1

20 Unique Wedding Bouquet Ideas

Personalize your bouquet with one of these modern twists on the classic flower arrangement.
by Andrea fowler

Participating in the age-old tradition of carrying a bouquet doesn’t mean you can’t put your own personal spin on it. Anything from selecting sentimental blooms to adding unexpected elements (like feathers, succulents or fabric flowers) can modernize your arrangement and turn it into something truly special and one of a kind.

Pull inspiration from your wedding theme, venue or color palette to bring your bouquet to life. Here are our favorite, totally unique wedding bouquet ideas to get you started:

  1. Vintage Feathers

    White wedding bouquet with ostrich feathers
    photo by DIDEO FILMS PHOTOGRAPHY

    Incorporating a few non-floral elements like ostrich feathers can give a bouquet a whole new shape and lend a chic Great Gatsby style to your blooms.

    From: An Art-Deco-Inspired Wedding at Ca’ d’Zan Mansion in Sarasota, Florida

  2. Paper Pinwheels

    Colorful bridesmaids bouquets with paper pinwheels
    photo by ELEVATE PHOTOGRAPHY

    For a playful twist on a classic bouquet, accent a small bouquet with colorful pinwheels.

    From: A Colorful DIY Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado

  3. Natural Texture and Succulents

    Unique wedding bouquet with natural texture
    photo by TRÉCREATIVE FILM + PHOTO

    A wild-looking bouquet filled with different textures means there are endless details to catch your guests’ eyes as you walk down the aisle. (This one has dahlias, spray roses, succulents, blue eryngium, freesias, seeded lemon leaves, mums and seeded eucalyptus sprayed gold.)

    From: A Glamorous Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Chico, California

  4. Fabric Rosettes

    Unique wedding bouquet with handmade fabric roses
    photo by LANDON HENDRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

    If your bouquets are handmade that means it’s the only one of it’s kind, like these champagne and white bouquets of ribbon roses.

    From: A Neutral, Art Deco-Inspired Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs, Florida

  5. Dried Lavender

    Rustic wedding bouquet with dried lavender, daisies and grasses
    photo by MAREN COTTON PHOTOGRAPHY

    A bouquet of dried flowers like lavender, small daisies and grasses give a charming finish to a rustic arrangement.

    From: An Outdoorsy Lakefront Wedding at Grand Ely Lodge in Ely, Minnesota

  6. Greenery and Wildflowers

    Unique wedding bouquet made from greenery and wildflowers
    photo by HEIRLOOM COLLECTIVE

    If blooms aren’t your thing, opt for an arrangement of greenery instead.

    From: A Natural, DIY Wedding at Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

  7. Ribbon Roses With Brooches

    Unique handmade wedding bouquet made from ribbons and brooches
    photo by LANDON HENDRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

    A bridal bouquet made from ribbon and brooches means it’ll last forever without any preservation.

    From: A Neutral, Art Deco-Inspired Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom on the Lake in Altamonte Springs, Florida

  8. Rustic Details

    Yellow and blue bridesmaid bouquet with roses, thistle and billy balls
    photo by SALT AND PINE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Dried vines, branches or seed pods can lend a unique, rustic vibe to a romantic flower arrangement.

    From: A Glamorous Outdoor Wedding at the San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado

  9. Colorful Ribbon Wrap

    Unique wedding bouquet idea with baby's breath and a ribbon wrap
    photo by LAUREN SCHWARZ PHOTOGRAPHY

    A bouquet made with a single stem can still made a statement, especially with a fun ribbon wrap.

    From: A DIY Vintage Wedding at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies, New Jersey

  10. Pink and White Fabric

    Unique wedding bouquet with white and pink fabric flowers
    photo by MICHELE GRAVES PHOTOGRAPHY

    A faux-flower bouquet made with different types of fabrics add depth and different textures to the arrangement, making it look more similar to a real flower bouquet.

    From: An Ultra-Vintage Wedding at a Private Residence in Vendor, Arkansas

  11. Sheet Music

    Unique wedding bouquet idea with sheet music paper roses
    photo by EMMA WARLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

    If you’re leaning toward the paper rose route, consider making them out of sheet music for a sentimental tune, like your first dance song.

    From: A Casual and Colorful Wedding at Stepney Hill Farm in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

  12. Statement Airplant

    Unique wedding bouquet idea with a statement airplant accent
    photo by CARLA TEN EYCK PHOTOGRAPHY

    Give your bouquet a stand-out detail like a huge air plant—it looks modern and whimsical at the same time.

    From: A Whimsical Modern Wedding at Artists For Humanity in Boston, Massachusetts

  13. Burlap Blooms

    Unique wedding bouquet idea with burlap faux flowers
    photo by MEAGAN WHITE PHOTO

    Throwing a rustic-themed celebration? Burlap is the perfect fabric to use for a faux flower arrangement.

    From: A Simple Wedding at Private Residence in Rising Sun, Indiana

  14. Greenery and Ferns

    Unique wedding bouquet idea with ferns, peonies and thistle
    photo by CHELSEA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Equal parts greenery to blooms are a great way to save on flower costs (less stems!) and ferns add a lovely, organic shape to a bouquet. ​

    ​From: A DIY Barn Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan​

  15. Unique Wrap

    Unique green wedding bouquet with triclinium and green hypericum
    photo by WILLOW NOAVI PHOTOGRAPHY

    A small monochromatic bouquet with different textures make the perfect backdrop for a colorful handkerchief wrap.

    From: A Modern, Colorful Backyard Wedding in Kalamazoo, Michigan

  16. Sea Shell Bouquet

    Unique wedding bouquet idea made of sea shells
    photo by ALIXANDRA GOULD PHOTOGRAPHY

    Getting married on the beach? A bundle of sea shells instead of fresh blooms means they won’t wilt in the hot sun.

    From: A Beach-Inspired Destination Wedding at Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Lucea, Jamaica

  17. Calla Lily Pagent Bouquet

    Unique pageant wedding bouquet idea with calla lilies
    photo by LEAH BARRY PHOTOGRAPHY

    Depending on which blooms you choose for your bouquet, a tall pageant bouquet shape might be more fitting than a classic round nosegay.

    From: A Vintage-Inspired Classic Wedding at Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown, Ohio

  18. Paper Roses

    Rustic unique feather bouquet with paper roses
    photo by HEATHER ERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

    Paper roses, feathers and an antler as a stem? That’s complete personalization.

    From: A Rustic DIY Mountain Wedding at The Hatchet Resort in Moran, Wyoming

  19. Comic Book Flowers

    Unique wedding bouquet idea made out of comic book pages
    photo by RANDY + ASHLEY

    Another cool paper flower idea? Comic books pages—they’re full of bright, fun colors.

    From: A DIY Comic Book Wedding at a Private Residence in Beaumont, California

  20. Crystal Brooch Bouquet

    Crystal brooch bouquet with pearl accents
    photo by KEEPSAKE MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY

    Brooch bouquets are a popular way to include “something old” into your bridal style.

    From: A Traditional, Glamorous Wedding at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina

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