10 beautiful bouquet ideas
07 Mar 2016
From feathers and sparkle, to flowing fronds and something blue, there are so many ways to create a bouquet that is the perfect finishing touch to a blushing bridal look. We’ve curated some ideas to help you along the way with help from Cove Photography.
When it comes to beautiful blooms at a wedding, there are so many striking options to suit the theme and setting of your special day, so it’s important to choose an arrangement that you’ll be happy with when reflecting on your wedding photography in years to come.
“We know how much time, effort and planning goes into things like flowers by the bride, so it is important for us to capture the bouquet and its details, colours, textures and any personalisation that they will want to be able to look back on long after the wedding,” say Jo and Tracy, the wedding photographers behind Cove Photography.
“We make sure to take photos of the bouquet from varying angles, and in various compositions,” they add. So what do bouquets bring to a bride and groom’s wedding album and how can a bride ensure her flowers look exceptional?
“We do love it when the bouquets are full of colour and really stand out against the wedding dress,” Jo and Tracy advise. “We love photographing the bouquets with the wedding shoes and perfume - the details that help tell the story of the day. You can get some beautiful photos with the wedding ring within the bouquet, focusing on the texture and shape of the flowers as well.
“Our favourite way to photograph a bride with her bouquet is with her looking down at it, as it’s nice when the bride is out of focus and the flowers are in focus. It’s always beautiful to get a full length photograph with the dress and the scenery in the background with bride holding her flowers by her side too,” the duo say.
Here are 10 stunning wedding bouquet shots created by Cove Photography bound to inspire any bride-to-be seeking floral ideas.
Why not opt for a shaped bouquet with longer foliage toward to the front of the arrangement for added drama?
Winter weddings suit seasonal styling and wintry details. Delicate, fluffy white feathers can look beautiful teamed with white roses.
3. Paper flowers
If you’re a creative bride keen to add something original to your bouquet, try paper roses. Pictured here, they’ve been made using printed paper creating an unusual effect.
4. Something blue
Stuck for ideas when choosing something blue to include on the big day? Adding soft blue petals to your bouquet is a subtle way to include the tradition.
5. Single colour
Some brides prefer minimal fuss for their bouquet. If you’re one of those brides, a single colour can create an elegant, simple arrangement that lets your dress do all the talking.
Include ribbon to fasten a bouquet together. It’ll be more comfortable to hold and pull your colour scheme together beautifully.
A favourite among bohemian brides, gypsophila - also known as baby’s breath - is fresh and pretty. It can be easily tied in with other elements on the day such as aisle decor and table centrepieces, and looks wonderful with a pop of colour as seen here.
8. Use one type of flower
Whether they are roses, large headed peonies, or sunflowers, using one type of flower can create impact for a bride hoping to make a simple statement.
Going glam for the wedding day? Inject some sparkle in to your flowers with tiny diamantes dotted all over for a touch of glamour.
10. Go colourful
If you’re keen to add a splash of colour to proceedings, combine a few colours within your bouquet to coordinate with your colour scheme. Go bold, bright and cheerful with oranges, pinks and deep aubergines - whatever takes your fancy.