Brides and bouquets go hand in hand – literally. The bunch of blooms is a central piece of the bridal look, so it’s important to find an arrangement that matches your wedding day style.
Not sure which blossoms you want to carry down the aisle? Here are eight wedding bouquet trends to consider in 2019 according to industry experts.
1. Bohemian Bouquets
Contemporary brides are going the all-natural route for their bouquets. That means less structure and more greenery, such as eucalyptus leaves and ferns.
“Brides are avoiding the tight ball and looking for more organic shaped,” says Tessa Brand, owner of Tessa Lyn Events in Los Angeles.
2. Petite Bunches
Brides are also finally moving away from big, overflowing bouquets and embracing a minimalist approach to flowers. Expect to see smaller bunches with fewer elements or monochromatic color scheme coming down the aisle this year.
3. Stand Alone Stems
This trend takes minimalism to the extreme with just one large bud, like an exotic protea, white magnolia or delicate peony, serving as the entire bouquet. It’s the perfect option for brides looking to make a statement (and save a bit of money at the same time!).
4. Sleek and Chic
Planning to wear something fashion-forward down the aisle, like a sleek jumpsuit or clean-cut sheath? Pair it with some equally chic blooms. “Many brides are looking for something a little more contemporary with sleeker flowers like tulips or calla lilies,” says Brand.
5. Sticking with Tradition
Other brides are returning to the classics with arrangements reminiscent of their mothers’ and grandmothers’. Think traditional blooms, like garden roses, gardenia and sweet peas, in a round arrangement with a simple ribbon. Remember, it’s timeless for a reason!
6. Tropical Blooms
Even if you’re not having a destination wedding, you can still bring a bit of the beach home with a tropical style bouquet. Pair tropical foliage, such as banana leaves, fan palms or split leaf philodendrons, with bright blooms to capture that island flair.
7. Bright Corals
“While all white weddings are certainly a favorite, many brides are looking to add a pop of fun color to their design,” says Brand. One of the trendiest colors for 2019 is Pantone’s Living Coral. This radiant shade of pink-orange is a great replacement for the dusty shades of blush that dominated weddings in recent years. Plus, coral occurs naturally in a wide range of flowers, including gerbera daisies, roses, dahlias, poppies and snapdragons.
8. Non-Floral Elements
If flowers aren’t your style, consider incorporating some alternative elements into your bouquet. Bare branches and pinecones, for example, are great seasonal additions to winter bouquets. Autumn brides, on the other hand, might opt to add feathers, cotton or pampas grass for a light, textural element.
9. Stay Local
Big events like weddings can lead to a lot of waste. Environmentally conscious couples can help reduce their impact by selecting in-season flowers for their big day. You can even take it a step further by choosing locally grown blooms, such as wildflowers, foraged plants or even handpicked flowers from your own garden a la Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.