Single-Flower Wedding Bouquets for Minimalist Brides
Though classic, romantic wedding bouquets will always be in style, it's been exciting to watch how modern brides bring the traditional floral accessory into the here and now. If we've noticed anything about the contemporary wedding bouquets of late, it's that they've trended towards the uniform. We're talking simple, same-throughout arrangements that feel unfussy and chic. Just take monochromatic bouquets, for instance—comprised of blooms in just one color (or a same-hue gradient), clutches felt instantly upgraded and intentionally modern.
Single-flower wedding bouquets take that trend one step further. More and more brides are carrying bunches comprised entirely of the same type of flower down the aisle. The resulting look is a streamlined arrangement that feels simultaneously contemporary and classic. It's true—these same-bloom styles appeal to both traditional and modern brides-to-be, alike. The difference in style really comes down to flower type. A bouquet made out of all-white roses or pretty pink peonies feels decidedly traditional, while bushels of sleek calla lilies feel distinctly fresh and unique. This Mibellarosa bundle of blue delphinium falls into the latter camp.
That's the best part about this bouquet style—it's incredibly versatile. In some ways, though, same-flower wedding bouquets go beyond categories like "classic" and "modern." They're not just an arrangement of blooms your florist thinks works together: they're a simple collection of a floral you (and you alone!) truly love. If you couldn't imagine holding any other bloom but your favorite on your wedding day, the following single-flower style is definitely for you. Click through to discover some of our favorite examples.
We're loving the barely-there pink ombré effect of this The Blooming Bud sweet pea arrangement.
Dried varieties of wildflowers work just as well in single-flower wedding bouquets. The result? A bohemian and vintage-inspired clutch, à la this one by Siren Floral Co.
If you're in the process of planning the traditional celebration of your dreams, you've likely already considered a beautiful bouquet of wedding-white roses. This Seaberry Farm masterpiece will convince you to go for it.
Here's another dried floral type to use exclusively in your bridal bouquet: lavender. What the photo of this petite clutch, sourced from the Santa Barbara Lavender Farm, doesn't convey, however, is the variety's incredible scent, which added another layer to this bride's big-day aesthetic.
Make like this bride and carry only modern and sleek calla lilies—these were arranged by Sweet Root Village—on your big day.
There's something so romantic about the four-leaved dogwood bloom. This Amy Osaba arrangement is proof that the small white buds, paired with their accompanying leaves, are all a bride really needs.
Lily of the Valley
These bell-shaped buds connote classic wedding symbolism (they represent happiness, luck, and purity), which makes them a great on-their-own option. Sharla Flock Design was responsible for this petite display.
Perfect for a winter wedding, in-season hellebores are sweet, dainty, and pretty enough to fly solo. Brown Paper Design created this bride's petite clutch.
Getting hitched in the fall, instead? Giant red peonies, like the ones seen in this Oak & the Owl masterpiece, pay homage to the period all on their own. We love how this bride paired the blooms with floor-length, multi-colored ribbons as accents.