Weddings have evolved over the years. With the changing tastes and preferences, many individuals have adopted different takes on making their wedding days truly special. While there are still those that prefer to go for the classics, experts from Juniper Flowers have noted that more couples (particularly brides) are preferring to have a modern take on their wedding preparations, including their choice of bouquets. Here are some of them:
- Fruit-Infused Bouquets
At first look, these fruit-infused flower arrangements may seem like traditional ones that you commonly see in nuptials. However, some couples would have fruit inclusions to elevate the look and overall vibe of the bouquet. To achieve a cohesive look, brides would go for flowers and fruits that have the same color palette. For example, a bouquet that has a splash of violet and beige can give it a pop of color and texture by adding grapes and pomegranates.
- Bright Colors
Often, bridesmaids would opt for subdued colors in their bouquets, since they would want to ensure they don’t take the spotlight away from the brides. However, more recently, bridesmaids are no longer afraid to go for bright flowers to showcase their personality. Aside from the bold colors, brides are also willing to experiment with different colors, such as yellows, reds, and oranges in one bouquet.
- Cascading Orchids
While orchids can be traditionally used in creating wedding bouquets, they are sparingly used as a singular arrangement for a wedding. Modern brides are also going for practicality by opting for orchid bouquets. Not only are they cheaper, but they are also kept alive as a reminder of the momentous day for the couples. This chic flower comes in different sizes, colors, and shapes, so there’s really no shortage when it comes to thinking of ideas for arranging orchids.
- Dried Flowers
For the traditional, dried flowers are not a good sign for a marriage. However, more brides are keen on having a chic, bohemian style wedding vibe, and are opting for dried stems and flowers for their big day. Like orchids, these can be easily preserved as a home decoration.
- Waterfall Vines
Another modern take on wedding bouquets is the collection of blooms mixed with vining stems. It helps to achieve a bohemian look, which can make any bride look elegant and ethereal at the same time. You can go for a one-color mix with the added texture of different flowers, or you can go for different colors in one hand-tied bouquet for a more vibrant take.
- Minimalist Flowers
While some brides are not afraid to go big and bold on their bouquets, others will prefer to have bouquets that are minimalist in nature. Brides would often get inspiration from Ikebana flower arrangements, and their choice of flowers would typically include baby’s breath, forget-me-not, lobelia, snow in summer, and fairy foxglove.
- All Greens
Some brides will have wedding bouquets that feature an assortment of flowers. Others will have a modern take by having a bouquet that contains no flowers at all but only greenery. Some of the most common ornamental plants featured in wedding bouquets include monsteras, philodendrons, and anthuriums. Brides can also choose to feature succulents in their bouquets for a unique look.
No matter what bouquet you should have on your wedding day, don’t forget to infuse your personality into it. Don’t get too focused on getting it right. You can always ask the professionals if your choice aligns with the overall aesthetics and motif of your wedding.