A Floral Trend We're Loving: Dogwood Wedding Bouquets
In order to curate your wedding bouquet, you'll have to start by selecting selecting a roster of flowers that you'd like to see included. This isn't a decision to take lightly. What you choose to carry down the aisle matters—after all, your bouquet ties into your entire bridal ensemble, which will be one of the most important looks of your life. With this in mind, you'll want to choose your wedding bouquet florals carefully.
Most brides begin by choosing a favorite flower (or five!) and then asking their florist to flesh out the clutch using other blooms in their chosen palette. It's a simple way to start, but it can be tricky if you don't already have a favorite variety. Though we'd be hard-pressed to choose just one all-time go-to, there's one specific bloom that's caught our eye as of late: dogwood. The four-point flower is dainty, whimsical, and, best of all, versatile. It's both pretty enough to stand on its own (à la this Studio Mondine masterpiece!) and subtle enough to be used as filler. The takeaway? It doesn't need to be the focal point of your bridal bouquet—unless, of course, you want it to be.
If you do decide that you want dogwood to be the star flower of your clutch, you've come to the right place. Ahead, you'll discover a series of bouquets that all incorporate the bud in a big way (we also included subtler iterations, too, in case you decide to go that route!). At the very least, these arrangements will inspire you to consider the flower—as you're about to see, they're the ultimate choice for classic, modern, and bohemian brides, alike.
Bring color and added length to your dogwood-filled wedding bouquet by tying it off with not one, but three ribbons à la Les Fleurs.
The best part about this dainty bloom? It looks pretty all on its own, as evidenced by this Gather Design Company clutch.
However, dogwood is just as striking when placed against a myriad of flower types. Opt for an oversized variety—seen here in this The Purple Magnolia bouquet—and it'll be the star of the arrangement.
They may be dainty, but dogwood buds are lush enough to ground a bouquet—which is exactly why The Garden Gate Flower Company positioned a spray of the flower type on the lower half of this masterpiece.
Just when you thought you couldn't love this flower variety any more, you find out that it's also available in pink! How feminine is this At Will bouquet, which was filled out with anemones and garden roses?
Dogwood and Eucalyptus
This Les Fleurs creation is proof that dogwood bloom plays prettily with one of our all-time favorite greens: eucalyptus.
Dogwood and Poppy
If this Bows + Arrows bouquet is any indication, a small nosegay of dogwood buds is all you need for your walk down the aisle.
Now that dogwood has caught your eye, it's time to choose your favorite petal variety. While some dogwood petals have straight, almost feathered edges, others are completely round—like the ones seen here in this Amy Osaba arrangement.
We love this The Wilding Collective bouquet's dynamic dogwood sprigs—they bring soft movement to the entire arrangement.
Dogwood buds don't have to be the focal point of your bridal bouquet. If you like the bloom, but don't want it to be the highlight, make like Urban Petals and use it as a filler flower alongside bigger options, like anemones, roses, sweet peas, and ranunculus.
This all-white dogwood and bleeding hearts bouquet, which was created by The Green Vase, pops against its bright blue ribbon.
If you look closely, you'll find a few dogwood blossoms nestled within this textured, multi-flower arrangement by Sarah Saunders.
Dogwood's signature sunny centers make them a shoo-in for a yellow-themed arrangement. Beehive Events brought this bouquet to life.
Long stems only add to the natural vibe of your bouquet—as do dogwood blooms, seen here in this Blue & Ivory arrangement.
For the Bridesmaid
Your 'maids are sure to love this floral variety as much as you do. Make like Les Fleurs and be sure to keep the dogwoods as the focal point; smaller buds, like roses and astilbe, are subtle-enough additions.