The tradition of carrying a bouquet on your wedding day likely comes from the times of Ancient Rome, where flowers meant new beginnings, fidelity, hope, and fertility.
It wasn’t until the Victorian era that wedding bouquets became the important aesthetic piece it is today, thanks to Queen Victoria, who practically gave us the “first version” of a bouquet as we know it. Nowadays, creating and having the “perfect bouquet” causes brides-to-be a bit of stress.
But this is no surprise, as brides go crazy looking for it, and sometimes, they’ll go through tons of options before picking the right flowers.
If this is your case, worry not, because one thing we know is that everything has a solution, and you can make it work. Here is a list of stunning and vibrant flowers you can use in your bouquet so you are better informed about what you can have in it and how it can fit your needs or wishes.
1. Lilac Roses
Pantone’s color of 2018 is ultraviolet. This color goes brilliantly with lilac roses as it helps create vibrant bouquets. Lilac roses are naturally beautiful and captivating; you can feel the mysticism irradiating from them.
If you mix lavender with lilac roses, be prepared for a stellar bouquet.
Yes, you might say roses are overrated and that everyone uses them, but hey, there’s a reason why they are so popular: They look amazing! Maybe what you need to do is give vibrant colors a shot and mix all of them— orange, purple or yellow roses—in a wonderful bouquet. They are the special ingredient for a bouquet you will remember for the rest of your life because it was as bright as your smile that day.
3. Chocolate Cosmos
If you’re all about dramatic and ravishing details, then the Chocolate Cosmos flower is just the right pick for you because of the shape, color, and texture, which all together create a drastic and memorable result.
4. Blue Orchids
Feeling brave? Then maybe you should try to exploit the beauty of blue orchids, also, you shouldn’t be afraid of using other types of flowers that are not necessarily white, which are mainly the first option to combine blue orchids with.
5. Queen Protea
This flower is special because it looks like a dragon fruit, a feature that gives any wedding bouquet the spice it needs to be the spotlight of the event and enhance a wedding dress —or suit, or blanket, or whatever.
Dahlias were discovered in Mexico and became one of the favorites among gardeners and high-class society in Europe back in the 18th Century, especially the decorative formation of them. Dahlia colors were highly celebrated and occupied the first place in most women “flowery” dreams. Nowadays is no different, as brides from all over the world choose dahlias to be part of their bouquets.
7. Eggplant Calla Lilies
These look like a dark paradise that can be seen from miles away. Once you put your eyes on eggplant calla lilies, they hypnotize you and practically force you to buy them.
Maybe we’re exaggerating, but they are ravishing! Perfect for winter or fall. Create a dark wedding bouquet that can make you feel as if you have the universe in your hands; nothing more vibrant than that, right?
Note: Add dark carnations for a better result.
Ranunculus are basically many petals overlapped, something that makes it look as if you had made them yourself, with that special homey touch included. Possibilities with ranunculus are infinite, you can get them in warm and cold colors. Let your imagination run free.
If you really want your wedding bouquet to be under the spotlight, always go with sunflowers! To many, these are the most beautiful flowers for the simple fact that they represent all good things; it means breathing at the touch of the sun, everything related to life, its eternal celebration, and the energy we all need to carry on.
10. Blue Eryngium
When you stare at this surreal flower, it is as if you were seeing active neurons dressed in a color that represents a deep journey into the unknown, where all that matters is finding a new adventure, which is mainly the whole reason of your marriage, right? Give this flower a chance and reinvent your wedding bouquet.