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Trending Bouquet Styles for Weddings

Walking down the aisle on your wedding day is a moment that most women dream about all their lives. We’ve considered every detail: the music, the dress, the man waiting for us (though his face likely changed a few times over the years), and even the flowers we’d hold in our hands. Each aspect of a bride’s ensemble is important, but together they are greater than the sum of their parts – together, they create a magical moment.

So how can you be sure that your walk down the aisle is an absolutely incredible one? Make sure you have an incredible bouquet. Today’s most fashionable bouquets are complex and detailed, and often contain way more than your ordinary flowers. With a little creativity and a little more time, you can find a flower bouquet to rival those photos you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest. Here are a few tips:

Unique Textures

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This year, florists and wedding planners are transforming bridal bouquets from mere bundles of flowers into works of art. How? With original, complex textural elements that really liven things up. For example, many brides are walking down the aisle clutching flowers sprinkled with berries and sprigs of herbs. For other brides, dressing up the bouquet is as simple as adding a few long, striking feathers into the bundle.

The berries’ rich colours and the dynamic look of the feathers and herbs alongside roses and other flowers is a gorgeous combination. Hawk feathers are a popular choice, as they add a neutral palette and interesting patterns, as well as seasonal berries of all sorts.

These bouquets have a wild look, as if the bride just plucked her bouquet from a nearby field. Imagine a bouquet accented with those precious Aussie snowberries! Including these new elements opens you up to a wide variety of color combinations that really heighten your bouquet’s beauty.

Clashing Colours

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For so many years, the prominent trend for bridal bouquets was romantic, pastel colours. These beautiful bouquets looked like something out of a fairy tale: the pale pinks mirrored the blushing bride flower, and really suited the occasion of young love in bloom.

However, love doesn’t always have to be pale and innocent. Love can be bold and exciting, too! Florists everywhere are getting the message, and these days bouquets are taking on brighter colours – sometimes even clashing colours – in order to really pop against the bride’s white gown.

When you’re designing your bouquet, don’t hesitate to use the most beautiful and bright colours you can find. This is an opportunity to let your true colours show, and maybe even feature a few native flowers, too! If you ask us, an Aussie bouquet featuring purple fan flower, pink strawberry surprise, and a little rocker or two would really stand out in a beautiful way. Of course complementing these with the traditional blushing bride flower is still a favourite amongst modern brides.

Big and Bold

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Remember Princess Diana’s wedding bouquet? That elegant cascade hasn’t been in vogue for a while now, but 2016 saw the bold bouquet making a glorious comeback! Of course, this time around, the cascading bouquet has been slightly reinvented. While the trend in the 80s and 90s was about structure, even as the flowers reached the floor, modern bouquets are a bit more free flowing.

Long vines, hanging ivy, or even simple ribbons have taken the place of a mass of flowers. This look is light and easy to carry, while still bearing the gravitas of the bigger cascade bouquets from 20 years ago. Cascade bouquets are the perfect selection for a bride who loves high drama and wants to really feel like a princess on her special day.

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By Naomi Shaw, a freelance writer from Southern California. She loves writing about home decor and education. When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her husband and three children.

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