Your wedding bouquet is one of the most interesting — and gorgeous — accessories you will have on the big day. Every August, hitched.co.uk shines a spotlight on 10 truly beautiful and inspiring bouquet designs to inspire your own choices; and we think our 2013 selection is the most stunning yet.
See if you agree…
Berry DramaPerfect in the autumn and winter months, this stylish bouquet by Jay Archer Floral Design features on-trend blooms in pale pastel colours contrasted with a dramatic addition of berries. With a touch of retro — not to mention timeless chic — this bouquet would best suit a vintage-loving bride in a halter neck full, or tea-length, dress.
For more information visit: www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com
A Colourful ChoiceDesigned by Evelyn Cole, this classic summer bouquet is bursting with colour. If hot pink, pillar box red or sunshine yellow is your signature colour, this collection of uplifting blooms would work wonderfully. It looks best with a traditional ball gown and a statement piece of jewellery, with a gem or stone that matches one of the vibrant colours in the bunch.
For more information visit: www.evelyncoleflowers.co.uk
Blooms…or Buttons?A delightful bouquet doesn’t have to be made of flowers. In fact, if you value uniqueness and originality — and want your bouquet to be a talking point on the day — consider one of the awesome designs from I Heart Buttons. Handmade using a combination of new and vintage buttons, alongside brooches and jewellery pieces, these inspired designs don’t just look great on your wedding day: they last forever.
For more information visit: www.iheartbuttons.co.uk
Timeless StyleThis subtle, chic and stylish bouquet is the perfect match for a traditional summer bride and a classic country garden wedding. Pale pinks and purples may be on trend, but they are elegant colours that never really go out of fashion and certainly flatter a bride with an “English rose” complexion. This sweet bouquet, photographed by Naomi Kenton, would also add femininity, grace and romance for brides wearing fashion-forward dresses.
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Super SilkIf you’re marrying overseas, or you want to have a bloom-based bouquet that will stay perfect forever, why not consider a silk bouquet. The other huge advantage of artificial flowers is that you can colour match them to any shade, whether it’s the sash on your dress or the signature shade on your stationery. Easy to transport, this vivid tropical arrangement by Silk Blooms, in fuchsia pink, ivory and orange, would look lovely at a beach wedding.
For more information visit: www.silkblooms.co.uk
Eternal MementoSteeped in sentimental value (and “made with love”) Aurora’s brooch bouquets are tailored to tally with your individual style. They can include heirlooms, or your favourite vintage finds, and they provide a lasting memento from your big day. These original bouquets make an ideal finishing touch for brides wearing a daring, vintage-inspired dress and ornate retro curls.
For more information visit: www.broochbouquetsbyaurora.com
Bold BloomsAdding different textures and shapes to a simple bouquet can really make it stand out. Designed by creative florists Bloom Bloom, this fascinating, winter-perfect bouquet almost looks good enough to eat. With accents of berry and wood, along with subtle hints of contrast colour, this bouquet is perfect for bold brides marrying at a quirky venue like a barn, or a very trendy boutique hotel in the country.
For more information visit: www.bloombloom.co.uk
Colour ClashCoral and orange are two unusual floral shades that are right on trend for 2013/2014 brides — put them together and they simply zing! This brilliant bouquet by Claire Weeks is balanced with cream and white tones, but the show-stopping orange and coral statement flowers clash in the most appealing way. Brides wearing simple ivory will love this bouquet.
For more information visit: www.claireweeksflowers.co.uk
A Dash of GreeneryFor the spring, a dash of green, mixed with cream, pastel purple and candy pink blooms, will create a fresh and creative addition to your bridal style. Designed by the very talented Anne-Marie Norwood at Blossom & Bird, this beautiful, ball-shaped bouquet has a rustic feel and the funky foliage adds to the spring drama.
For more information visit: www.blossomandbird.net
Love and LightCaptured beautifully by Fielder Photography, if you’re a bride who values purity and simplicity above all else, this classic wedding bouquet must strike a chord. Minimal and magical, stark ivory roses immediately conjure images of romance and everlasting love — and imagine how exquisite they smell. If you’re wearing a sparkling princess dress and saying “I do” in a church or cathedral, this bouquet has your (married) name on it.
For more information visit: www.love-light.net