The Best Wedding Bouquets of 2017
Whether you're in the early stages of wedding planning or fine-tuning those last-minute details, there's something so satisfying about paging through another couple's real wedding. Every week we bring you endless inspiration in the form of bride's and groom's celebrations, each inexplicably more beautiful and unique than the last. There was so much to love about the real weddings we featured in 2017, but we were especially taken with each bride's beautiful bouquet.
It's no secret that flowers help transform a wedding, and there's just something so special about the bundles of blooms real brides carry down the aisle. We could have looked back on each and every wedding bouquet from the last year, but the sheer number of arrangements would have been overwhelming. Instead, we're highlighting the flowers we just couldn't forget—and there were lots of them.
In the end, we selected the 20 bouquets that stuck with us from the very day their bride's wedding was debuted. From lush bundles of peonies and roses to unexpected pairings like protea and poppies, the last 365 days worth of real celebrations were full of unbelievable bouquets. For the classic bride, look back on Jeannette's white arrangement of peonies, hellebore, David Austin's roses, and dahlias. Consider yourself more of a boho woman? Sunna's loose, organic arrangement of roses, ranunculus, and pincushion protea will wow. And for the beach bride, there's a punchy mix of ranunculus, poppies, and peonies tied with ocean blue ribbon.
If you're ready to find inspiration for your own bridal bouquet, click through and check out 20 of our favorites from the past year.
For fine-art wedding photographer Lisa Blume's own personalized nuptials in Virginia, the team at Nature Composed created a stunning bouquet of locally sourced flowers. Passionflower vine, eupatorium, swamp dogwood berry, elderberry, lisianthus, dahlias, and scabiosa, mixed with clematis and garden roses, made for an eye-catching arrangement.
Green and Yellow Bouquet
Lindsey's Washington, D.C., wedding was a fashion-forward event, so it was only fitting that the bride carried a bouquet that was a twist on a classic. Amaryllis Floral & Event Design dreamed up this textural arrangement of maidenhair ferns, and white and yellow cattleya orchids, which let her intricate wedding dress shine.
Is there anything more romantic than a vibrant red bouquet? For her Santa Barbara wedding, Eva carried a bundle of red peonies, quicksand roses, red garden roses, privet berries, plum ranunculus, chocolate cosmos, and eucalyptus, created by Lavenders Flowers. As the ultimate finishing touch, the entire bouquet was tied together with a flowing hand-dyed silk ribbon.
Sunna and Eric planned a multi-day wedding in Palm Springs, and all of the details were stunning and unique, but we were particularly in awe of the bride's bouquet. Natalie Bowen put together a selection of textural flowers, including ranunculus, jasmine, pincushion protea, nerine lilies, and desert weeds, creating a distinctly bohemian bundle.
Jayme planned a refined, rustic celebration in Nashville, but that doesn't mean her details were entirely laid-back or loose. Her bouquet, created by Intertwine, was the perfect example. Made from roses, ranunculus, anemone, and assorted foliage, it was "perfectly imperfect" and captured the opposing themed to a T.