Trending Now: Andromeda Wedding Bouquets
Every bride has a favorite flower. Maybe you're a peony-lover, an anemone fan, or are partial towards hydrangea. Perhaps you're not a flower fan at all, and lean more towards loose, organic greenery. Whatever your preference—and regardless of how set in your ways you are about choosing that beloved bloom to star in your wedding bouquet—you need to put another wedding-ready bud on your radar. Enter andromeda. Also known as pieris or pieris japonica, this shrub family member is as dainty as it gets. Upon first glance andromeda has quite a lot in common with lily of the valley. Take a closer look, though, and you'll discover that andromeda sprigs are more concentrated and tubular than their bell-shaped sister.
There's no limit to what this small but mighty summer bloom can do. Just take the following bridal bouquets, which all feature the elegant variety, for example. Andromeda looks pretty all on its own, simply tucked into greenery vines. Searching for a clutch that's as colorful as it is lush? Ask your florist to add in a few sprigs to the bottom of your peony, ranunculus, and dahlia bouquet for a subtle cascade effect. The best part? There isn't one particular floral style that pairs best with this species. Whether you're carrying a bohemian pampas-grass-filled clutch or a classic white rose arrangement down the aisle, there's a way to squeeze andromeda in.
Ready to see all of these eye-catching arrangements? Click through to discover the newest wedding flower on the block—you just might find that you want to give it a home in your bridal bouquet.
Pop of Pink
This Jacin Fitzgerald bouquet's two pink lotus flowers were placed between creamy dahlias and hydrangea and a few pieces of pieris.
The dainty variety served as a supporting player in this Honeycomb Affair arrangement, which starred creamy roses and ranunculus.
Fresh clematis added an exotic touch to this display of roses and andromeda, arranged by Bristol Lane.
When you're having a bright Palm Spring's ceremony, you need a bouquet to match. This California bride carried a mix of roses, ranunculus, hellebores, and andromeda, arranged by Twigg Botanicals.
Fully-bloomed andromeda (look at those perfectly-tiny buds!) gave this dahlia, peony, and rose bouquet a bit of verticality.
Lyndsey Hamilton Events tucked small pieris japonica sprigs in between dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, and anemones in order to give this classic arrangement plenty of fullness.
On the other hand, deep-burgundy anemones and merlot-hued filled made this arrangement, by Bash & Bloom, feel decidedly fall-ready.
Bright hues like magenta, candy-pink, and peachy-cream dominated the majority of this garden rose, spray rose, astilbe, and pieris japonica arrangement from Twigg Botanicals.
Petite, trailing andromeda clutches complemented the brides' own, which was composed of small white garden roses.
Bare Root Flora added in extra-long loops of andromeda to act as this colorful arrangement's trail.
Lots of Greens
Bright-green vines gave an otherwise traditional peony, cosmo, and andromeda clutch subtle wild vibes.
Succulents and Air Plants
A tiny trickle of andromeda offset the rest of this Poppies and Posies clutch's warm-weather bouquet, which featured several varieties of succulents, air plants, zinnia, rose hips, lemon basil, and snapdragon.
Kate Berry created Blake Lively's pink jasmine, andromeda, dusty miller, and blushing bride hydrangea arrangement for her 2012 wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
TOAST Santa Barbara wrapped this protea, andromeda, pepper tree foliage, and pampas grass clutch in a pewter and brass cuff that perfectly matched the bride's unique wedding dress.
Honey and Poppies arranged this ranunculus, roses, poppies, pincushion protea, lilies, jasmine, and andromeda clutch in a slight color-blocking design.
Anthurium, lily, lotifolia protea, and andromeda brought Hawaiian vibes to this bridesmaid's bouquet.