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Wedding Flower Pictures

It seems that wedding bouquet fashions often change with the seasons. Certainly, fashionable bridal bouquets just a decade ago can seem dated and old-fashioned by today’s standards. It is fun to look at pictures from your parents’ or even your grandparents’ wedding and see the bridal bouquets that were in style then. Some of those bouquets were awfully big!

Wedding Bouquet Picture Inspiration

If you’re planning a wedding, or even just dreaming about planning a wedding someday, we hope that you’ll find these bridal bouquet pictures helpful, and perhaps inspirational.

These beautiful wedding flower pictures are brought to you courtesy of a local florist near you. Planning a dream wedding? Pictures are a great way to see just what lovely flowers are commonly used in weddings. Once a wedding date is finalized, contact a professional florist to schedule a wedding consultation.

Traditional Wedding Bouquet Styles

These styles have been popular for several generations and will continue to be ideal for traditional elegance.

Mixed white rose bouquet

White Rose and Mixed Flower Bouquet
Gathering of creamy-white roses, stock and wax flower hand-tied in a round, colonial bouquet.

White rose bouquet

White All-Rose Bouquet
Lush ivory rose bridal bouquet lightly-sprinkled with seeded eucalyptus for soft, romantic look.

Alstroemeria bouquet with wax flowers

White Alstroemeria Bouquet
White lacy blossoms of alstroemeria and wax flower perfect for bridal, as well as bridesmaid bouquets.

Colorful wedding bouquet

Colorful Wedding Bouquet
Color – a hot trend in bridal bouquets with pink roses, orange-yellow tulips, yellow mini carnations, lavender aster and purple statice.

Cascade style wedding bouquet

Cascading Bouquet
Graceful, white cascade bouquet in roses, dendrobium orchids, gerbera daisies and wax flower.

Calla lily wedding bouquet

Calla Lily Bouquet
A simply elegant favorite, calla lily wedding bouquet, hand-tied in a presentation style.

Modern Wedding Bouquet Styles

Below you will find more modern wedding bouquet styles florists are creating today. We hope this gives you even more inspiration as you plan your wedding day flowers.

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Rustic Beach Wedding by Back to the Fuchsia Florist

This is a guest post by Jeanne Smiczek of Back to the Fuchsia, a flower shop in Saugatuck MI.

Rustic Wedding - Alter Flowers

The bride for this wedding gave me a few flowers that she liked, the colors that she wanted and the rest was up to me.

The ceremony was taking place in a beautiful, old chapel by the lake and the reception was in a tent right on the shore of Lake Michigan. The bridesmaids were wearing “clover” dresses, so I chose 3 sunflowers with bear grass and wrapped in raffia. The boutonnieres were Viking bloomies wrapped in raffia.

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Facebook Friday Recap – Wedding Season

Friday! Friday Friday Friday! It’s they day of the week with our favorite blog post, and this week is one of the best Friday Recaps we’ve ever had! Wedding season is in FULL SWING! It’s obvious from all the pictures florists across the US and Canada posted on our Facebook page. Before we get to the pictures, let’s see what our florists had to say about what’s trendy for the 2012 wedding season.

  • “Purple and plum colors with lots of other bright accents… also a lot of natural stuff… grasses, burlap, barn weddings…”Every Blooming Thing, Akron OH
  • “Greens, purples, blues and magenta” –  Cottage Flowers, Pasadena TX
  • “Now that you mention it…yes, we have seen quite a bit of purple this summer. Gerberas have been a more popular choice than usual for bridal work as well. We’re starting to see a shift away from the compact round hand-tied bouquets to a looser, less uniform shape with lots of different textures.” – The Flower Patch & More, Bolivar MO
  • “Both the weddings I have so far have black as a main color.”A Lovie Creation, Gresham OR

2012 Wedding Season Photos

Back To The Fuchsia, Saugatuck MI

Beautiful wedding bouquets by Back To The Fuchsia, Saugatuck MI.

“A beautiful bride surrounded by gorgeous flowers from Back To The Fuchsia!! Thanks Alisha!”
Photo by McConomy Photography.

Botanica Creations Bouquet

Beautiful mixed bouquet by Botanica Creations Bouquet, Klamath Falls, OR

“One of our July Weddings!”

Bling bouquet by La Petite Jaune Fleur

Bling bouquet by La Petite Jaune Fleur in Red Deer AB, CA

“A little bling from la petite Jaune Fleur”

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Wedding Trends For 2012

2012 Wedding Trends

Predicted by Florists All Over The Nation

We asked our florist friends on Facebook what their predictions were for wedding trends of 2012, and received an overwhelming response. From new looks, to hot products; favorite flowers and color trends — we’ve got you covered!

Wedding Styles For 2012

Modern & Sophisticated – Think Royal Wedding

“I am starting to see a trend away from the hand-tied style, which has been a majority the last few years. I think modern/sophisticated is surfacing.”  – Joy’s Floral & Gift, Powhatan, VA

All-White Wedding Bouquet
By Playa Del Rey Florist in Playa Del Rey, CA

Return to Simpler Styles

“I think simpler designs will rule 2012. I have 2 weddings booked for 2012 where bridesmaids are holding a single stemmed flower instead of bouquets. One with calla lily and one with long stemmed rose.”Finest City Florist, El Cajon, CA

Back to Traditional

“Brides are showing an interest in things like carnations, roses and babies breath again.”Monday Morning Flowers, Princeton NJ

 Dual-Purpose Bouquets and Arrangements

“We see dual purpose arrangements as the trend. Bouquets into cocktail table centerpieces; arches broken down down to adorn the ceremony.”Greenhouse Gallery Florist, Colts Neck, NJ

Eclectic Styles With Found Objects

“Rustic, natural looks with nicer flowers. Also collections of eclectic bottles & vases with few or single blooms for centerpieces.”The Enchanted Florist, Asheville, NC

Brides Want DIY

“I’m noticing many brides are being more hands-on & doing their own reception centerpieces. Perhaps to be more cost effective or personalized”Flowers by Flowers, Parkville, MD

 Cascading Bouquets

I am also seeing a lot of requests for updated cascade bouquets styled similar to the shield bouquet Kate Middleton carried.”  – Joy’s Floral & Gift, Powhatan, VA [Read more…]

2011 Fall Wedding Bouquet Trends

Featured Fall Wedding Bouquets *

Our florist friends on Facebook constantly keep us with our jaw on the ground. Each week they post some of the most amazing designs around! Because it’s wedding season, we’ve seen a lot of amazing fall bouquets! So let’s take a look at what trendy designs are popular for 2011 fall brides!

*The gorgeous bouquet in the photo above was created by C & C Sensations in Waynesboro, VA. It features deep red roses mixed with circus roses (orange with red tips) and hypericum berries. This florist also did an amazing job weaving in bright bits of green with bells of Ireland.

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Unique Wedding Bouquets

Unique Wedding Bouquets

It’s no secret brides are looking for something out-of-the-box when it comes to their wedding. In the last three years, traditional weddings have declined by as much as 30%. Brides are opting for more of a personal and stylish look to make their dream wedding truly unique. While most brides keep with the traditional white dress, it’s the bouquet that really packs the punch of pizazz. In this article, we will show you some really unusual wedding bouquets spotted at florist conventions all across the US.

Bride’s Bouquet Attention To Detail

Brides Bouquet Details Blue Wedding Bouquet

The above bouquets are truly phenomenal because of their attention to detail and texture. The pink bouquet must be seen in full size to appreciate it’s details. Sure, they are both non-traditional bouquets, but imagine just how much these would POP against a wedding dress. I’d imagine the bride with the pink bouquet would be down-to-earth and quirky with a unique style all her own. The bride with the blue bouquet would be a little more classy and sophisticated, with a bit of a wild side that loves glitz and glam.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your wedding bouquet. It is a way to really show your personality. If you love nature and the outdoors, tie in a few twigs and rustic elements and top it off with garden ivy. (like the pink bouquet above) Or if you love all-things-bling this blue bouquet is for you. It’s rare blue color and interesting sea holly flowers just scream style, and the added trails of flashy gems put this bouquet over the top!

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Royal Wedding Bouquet Winner — Perfect Rose Floral Design

Well, our contest has come to a close. If you haven’t been keeping up, we asked our florist friends to show us their predictions for the Royal Wedding Bouquet.  We had a lot of fabulous entries, but Royal Wedding florist, Shane Connolly took us all by surprise. The actual design of the Royal Wedding Bouquet was modest compared to what florists were expecting. Connolly used Sweet William, lily of the valley, hyacinth, ivy and myrtle — all have small white blooms, but deep meanings from the Language of Flowers, used heavily in the Victorian Era. Check out the pic of Kate’s bouquet on Flirty Fleur’s blog.

Because we couldn’t just have a contest without a winner, we took the closest 3 bouquets and put them to a vote! We chose these because they (1) used white flowers, (2) included small flowers, (3) had a slight cascade shape, although Kate’s was very slight.

Our Winner Is

Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Royal Wedding Bouquet Winner

Created by Tina of
Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Tina does fantastic wedding work! She also entered these two bouquets in our Royal Wedding contest:

Royal Wedding Flowers Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY Royal Bridal Bouquet Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Great work Tina! Congratulations!

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Royal Wedding Bouquet Contest: Who Will Be the Winner?

About a month ago, we asked our florist friends to submit their predictions for the Royal Wedding bouquet! We were blown away by the incredible submissions! After finally getting a peak at Kate’s bouquet, we’ve narrowed down the submissions to the 3 closest choices. Florist Shane Connolly went with something a little different than I think most florists were thinking. The bouquet was actually small, and predominately featured Lily of the Valley and myrtle. As tradition dictates for royal weddings, the bride’s bouquet contains a sprig of myrtle from the original myrtle bush planted by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, Isle of Wight in 1845. It also contains a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.

None of our submissions were spot on, so it’s going to be a tough choice for the winner.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Scroll to the bottom and select which florist you think should win!

Royal Wedding Bouquet Created by Jennifer of Joy's Floral & Gift, Powhatan VA

Created by Jennifer of
Joy’s Floral & Gift, Powhatan VA

Royal Wedding Flowers Created by Nancy of Alma Blooms, Alma WI

Created by Nancy of
Alma Blooms, Alma WI

Royal White Bouquet Created by Tina of Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Above 3 created by Tina of
Perfect Rose Floral Design, East Islip NY

Who do you think best predicted the Royal Wedding Bouquet?

  • A Perfect Rose Florist (64%, 90 Votes)
  • Alma Blooms (34%, 47 Votes)
  • Joy's Floral & Gifts (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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We will announce the winner on Tuesday, May 2nd. Good luck! Thank you for ALL of the submissions!

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Florist Predict The Royal Wedding Bouquet

Royal Wedding Bouquet

SAVE THE DATE for the Royal Wedding coming up April 29th at Westminster Abbey. Sure, you may not get to be there in person, but I know we will all be watching or reading all about it for months to come.

FLORISTS: Now is your chance to be involved in this historic, Royal event. Think of how YOU would create Kate’s wedding bouquet by wedding florist Rob Van Helden for her magical day. Would you use classic white, or something more bold and colorful?

How To Enter: Create a bouquet fit for a queen, and post pictures of it on our Facebook Wall of in the comments of this blog post. You can use pictures of past bouquets you think are spectacular enough for Kate’s big day.

How To Win: Once everyone in the world has seen Kate’s wedding bouquet on April 29th (Unless there is an official preview earlier), we will take a look at our entries and see which florist’s bouquets were the closest. Those florists (and their websites) will be featured, on our blog and in our Newsletter.

This is a friendly competition from Flower Shop Network for all of our florist friends. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Possible Influences of the Bouquet:

  • Perhaps they will use the colors of Great Brittan’s flag in the Royal Wedding flowers?
  • April is known for spring flowers. Daffodils are blooming in the royal parks along the planned procession route.
  • The wedding reception will be held at Buckingham Palace and will be hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.
  • Princess Diana’s cascading bouquet featured gardenias, stephanotis, yellow roses, freesia and ivy from the Royal Gardens. Will Kate do the same?

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Can I Get Navy Blue Orchids For A Wedding Bouquet?

Ask the Expert: Blue Orchid arrangements
My daughter is getting married May 7th, 2011. She wants to use Blue Orchids in her floral arrangements, her colors are Navy Blue, White and a touch of silver.(winter in May) What other flowers could you suggest for the bridal bouquet and brides maids bouquets? Thanks for your help! Shelly

Flower Shop Network Flower Expert Reply:

I personally don’t know of a naturally occurring blue orchid. The most commonly used ‘blue orchid’ is the blue Dendrobium, however it is actually a Purple Bombay Dendrobium dyed blue. This flower is more of a purplish-blue color rather than your desired navy. (See picture to the left.) I’ve also seen Misteen Dendrobium dyed blue. This flower is a white orchid with light-pink tipped petals; when dyed blue, it still has hints of purple.

Florists also have the option to use a special floral spray paint and can make your flowers the perfect color for you! This is definitely best left to the professionals as it is very hard to achieve a natural look.

Because blue orchids are dyed, achieving a navy blue orchid might be difficult. Another option would be to use white orchids and navy blue accent flowers.

Some great blue flowers include:

  • Hydrangea
  • Agapanthus
  • Cornflowers or Bachelor Buttons
  • Phlox
  • Delphinium
  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)
  • Dyed Daisies
  • Dyed Roses
  • Dyed Carnations
  • Dyed Mums
  • Blue Flag Iris
  • Scabiosas
  • Bluebell (Scilla)
  • Grape Hyacinths

If you still aren’t able to find the navy you are looking for, you might consider using it in other ways, such as feathers, ribbon, wire or crystals. Get with your local florist about this and she will be able to design something fabulous!

For more great ideas, check out our sister site, Wedding And Party Network’s bridal bouquet gallery.

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