8 Beautiful Wedding Bouquets That Are NOT Roses
By Daphnie Loong
If you have been to enough weddings, you would have probably noticed the excessive use of roses. Of course, there is no denying that the symbol of love and beauty is nothing short of elegant and classic but has its usage become a little too exhausted and common? Mother Nature has gifted us a huge variety of flowers for us to choose from and I think it is about time we make full use of that!
Other than roses, there are many flowers out there that can fit the bill of classic beauty without the cliché. If you enjoy shaking things up for your wedding and are looking for possible flower bouquet ideas that are both bright and refreshing, check out these out:
1. Baby’s Breath
These little white specks that resemble cotton or snow are always the supporting actor of a flower bouquet. They are always there as filler plants and never really got the chance to show their full potential. These are great for simple weddings if you are not looking for vibrant colours yet they project a mystical almost fantasy-like vibe. They also symbolize the pure of heart – an epitome of love.
Calming and relaxing, lavender does not only aid in sleep and stress, they also symbolize devotion. With its pastel purple colour, lavender gives a subtle hint of colour without stealing the entire show. You can definitely throw in some ferns and baby’s breath to accompany it but otherwise, a rustic look would go perfectly well with a lavender bouquet. Better yet, if your wedding becomes too stressful, give this a sniff and everything is alright again!
3. King Protea
A little less known flower hailing from South Africa, the King Protea might not be everyone’s first choice but this large flower will not fail to makes a show-stopping statement as you walk down the aisle with its huge bloom. The King Protea also symbolizes diversity and courage – derived from its 1,400 different hues and sizes. Plenty of choices to choose from, girl!
If you are looking for something with a softer vibe yet with a full-bodied bloom, dahlias are your answer! They come in a wide spectrum of shades and they also come in various sizes and shapes – this gives you room to explore and to mix-and-match to create a diversified dahlia bouquet. Dahlia symbolizes inner strength and holding onto your sacred morale values – a great foundation for newly-weds.
For the adventurous junkies and rebels, edibles are a great way to break the rules without breaking the bank or the tradition. You can use a variety of edibles such as heirloom carrots, thistles, artichokes and cabbages to create a blossom you can even eat! I guess you can say that this symbolizes finding beauty in unexpected places, huh?
Made up of tiny florets, these little yellow puffs are bold yet demure and can instantly brighten up any occasion. You can bundle them up like the Baby’s Breath or pair them with other flowers for a textured variety! A symbol of good health – Craspedia is a wonderful choice for any wedding themes. Plus, they are just too cute!
Abundance and lavish in bloom, hydrangeas’ rounded shape makes it the quintessential bouquet while keeping things classy and delicate. From blues to pinks to purples, there will certainly be a colour in its spectrum that you’d find suitable for your wedding. This flower also symbolizes heartfelt gratitude and sincerity – an unspoken form of saying thank you. Now, isn’t that just romantic?
8. Paper Flowers
For edgy and fun weddings, making your own DIY flower bouquet can be an interesting way to switch things up. It may be a little tedious but the result is worth every paper cut! This is an even more meaningful way to contribute to your own wedding – symbolizing hard work and commitment to your relationship. What better way to share your eternal love than to get your SO (significant other) involved in the process, right?
Roses have long become synonymous to weddings but they are not a necessity. Look outside once in a while and be inspired by nature to create your own special bouquet. A wedding bouquet is not just an accessory to complement your dress; a bouquet is a symbol of what your relationship means to you and the spirit of your marriage. Get creative and be inspired!