When it comes to choosing the style of your bouquet, your options are vast - and some opt to eschew flowers altogether in favour of more unconventional bouquets of nuts and foliage or brooches and buttons.
Whatever your personal style, there's a bouquet out there to suit you. In this post, we've highlighted a few of the many, many options.
Fruit/ Floral Combo
A mix of fruit or berries and flowers makes a stunning bouquet, use pomegranate and tamarillo for fall or winter bouquets as the deep reds and oranges will bring depth to the dreary winter weather and if you're lucky enough to have a blanket of snow outside, the reds will really look incredible.
If you're looking for a more quirky summer bouquet, something like this lemon and lavender bouquet will fit the bill.
Mix flowers in autumnal hues with maize and a burlap ribbon like the example shown or opt entirely for dried flowers - dried lavender, thistle and twigs makes for an unconventional bouquet, especially suitable for winter weddings -like our example from our Industrial Winter shoot- and lend a heavenly, relaxing scent to your bouquet.
Instead of carrying a traditional bouquet, why not opt for a wreath - crafted to leave a handle, the wreath is an inexpensive bouquet option which will look effective as you walk down the aisle but also on the back of your chair at the reception or hung as part of your bridal table decor.
The Button/Brooch Bouquet
For the quirkier bride, this bouquet can be handcrafted to suit and can be kept for years after as a memento. Made from buttons, sparkly brooches or really anything that takes your eye, the button/brooch bouquet is a fantastic option for the DIY bride.
The Trailing Bouquet
These bouquets are in hot demand and can be made from a variety of blooms and foliage. For a Tuscan themed wedding, opt for greenery like olive or ivy and intersperse with delicate white flowers or multitonal foliage. For a lavish winter wedding, opt for deep reds and greys in interesting textures.
These bouquets opt for muted colours and darker tones like greys, deep purples or reds and greenery and usually incorporate a variety of seasonal textures. They're best suited to winter weddings but if you're after more of a muted palette for your big day, these bouquets will suit perfectly.
Another variation for the DIY bride or for a memento to last the years, this bouquet is a simple yet effective bouquet option and one that is very inexpensive to create. It would suit bohemian or woodland themed weddings and can be incorporated into the bridal table decor after the ceremony.
The Spring Bouquet
Crafted from pastel or peach tones, this bouquet is a fresh and feminine bouquet that can suit weddings of all formalities. Look for texture to pair with the peach tones like those featured in the example image.
The Wild Bouquet
A loose collection of interesting blooms, this bouquet is probably the most fun to create. Look for unique textures and wild blooms in complementary tones. We loved creating a wild bouquet (hero image) for our Industrial Winter shoot and we love this spring/summer bouquet in the example to the left with its polka dot ribbon and complementary tones and textures.
Harlow Garland can create a bouquet to fit your signature style, for an example of costs, head over to our Floristry page and then get in touch to chat flowers with us!