15 Bridal Bouquet Ideas for Your Big Day
Our guide to bridal bouquets will help you choose those all important wedding flowers for your big day.
Bridal bouquets are a stunning finishing touch to your look and are a great way to reference the theme of your wedding or that particular season.
We’ve rounded up 15 beautiful bridal bouquet themes to inspire you if you’re stuck looking for your wedding flowers. If you’ve got cash to splash or want to be more frugal, you can also check out our guide to bouquets for every budget here on hitched.
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The arrival of spring always means the bloom of beautiful flowers. Make sure this is reflected in your bridal bouquet with lots of fresh, lovely smelling flowers such as hydrangeas, tulips, roses and peonies. Popular spring colours are a palette of pink, yellow, ivory and neutral shades. Natural bouquets with leafy green foliage also look great at spring weddings.
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By summer, the weather is at its best and so are the flowers! Summer wedding bouquets should include a bright palette of vibrant colours. Because flowers are plentiful in summer there’s usually not one specific colour palette, however we do love a bright yellow sunflower bouquet! If you don’t want to go for bold colour, why not choose a glamorous bouquet of white or ivory flowers.
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The colour changes of autumn are stunning and you may want to incorporate this into your bridal bouquet. Autumnal bouquets with orange and peach toned flowers look absolutely gorgeous, not to mention they contrast well with a white wedding dress! Burgundy and red toned flowers also add a rich, sumptuous feel to an autumn wedding.
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For a winter wedding, what could be more romantic than a bouquet of deep red roses? If snow is forecasted, then a bride bouquet of stunning white flowers looks enchanting – although it’s best to include green foliage if you don’t want the flowers to completely blend into the dress and the snowy surroundings! Winter details such as berries and pinecones will give a seasonal theme to a wedding bouquet.
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Vintage themed weddings call for a pretty bouquet of soft colours such as pastels, blush pink, mint green, cream and champagne. Roses in pink, white and ivory look beautiful in vintage bride bouquets. For an even more unique touch, have details such as brooches, feather, lace and pearls added to your bouquet.
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So called for their literal ‘teardrop’ shape, teardrop bouquets look incredibly romantic and pair well with A-line dresses and ball gowns. Flowers such as lilies, roses, orchids combined with cascading greenery make a dramatic statement for your bridal bouquet. However, this bouquet may not be ideal if you have an embellished skirt that you don’t want to cover up!
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A rustic style bouquet should be fairly natural to reflect your surroundings if you’re holding an outdoors celebration or a country garden wedding. Lots of greenery and fresh flowers in neutral tones with hints of subtle colour like blush pink are essential. Add pheasant feathers for a true countryside theme!
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Roses symbolise love and romance, so it makes sense that they are a popular choice to go in the bouquet! Roses in bouquets can have a variety of colours, so there is guaranteed to be a shade to suit your wedding theme!
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If you want your bouquet to be more of a subtle finishing flourish to your bridal look rather than a big statement, a smaller one is an elegant look. Small bouquets also work well if you have an embellished or statement dress that you don’t want to cover too much.
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White bridal bouquets are suitable for weddings all year round, and this neutral colour is a great way to break up any other colours in your flowers. Bouquets with white roses as the main focus are perfect for winter weddings whilst mixes of white roses, tulips and lilies paired with greenery look fresh for spring weddings. Our inspiration galleries are also packed full of white wedding flowerideas.
This feminine colour is another popular choice for the bride’s bouquet. The range of shades, from vintage blush pink to a passionate bright fuchsia, means that a bouquet full of pink flowersis a perfect choice for any style of wedding.
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Don’t fancy a traditional floral bouquet? A button one is a great alternative! The great thing about a button bridal bouquet is that you can go as crazy as you want with the colours! Other details could also be added – like netting or old watch pieces for an antique feel. Check out more alternative ideas for your bridal bouquet here on hitched.
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For a vintage style bouquet with a difference, a brooch covered creation looks intricate and exquisite. Elsa Rose Boutique create bespoke brooch bouquets that include your own pieces of jewellery, even if they’re broken, for a sentimental and unique wedding keepsake.
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Cover your ‘something blue’ with a blue toned bridal bouquet! Choose a bouquet with blue flowers in a mix of shades or stick to one particular tone, such as navy or midnight blue, to reflect your colour scheme.
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We love this fun pom-pom style bouquet from Run Wild Bouquets – they custom make bouquets out of almost anything! The eye catching colours and fuzzy texture would look great at a spring or vintage style wedding. For an alternative bouquet that you can keep forever, why not have a go at making your own paper flowers for your wedding?
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Check out our wedding flowers page for more inspiration then head to our list of florist suppliers to find your nearest stockist!
Feel inspired to use some DIY skills and save money on the budget? We show you how to make your own wedding bouquet!