11 Petite & Pretty Wedding Bouquet Ideas

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Kate & Mark Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquet pink blush ivory and greenery - Round Hill Club - Michael Justin Studios

Kate & Mark Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquet pink blush ivory and greenery – Round Hill Club – Michael Justin Studios

You’ve finally decided on the dress and shoes, now it’s time to start thinking about the flowers that you’ll be carrying down the aisle. As the bride’s ultimate floral accessory, the wedding bouquet is the finishing touch on your big day look and should be chosen carefully. While we love a voluminous clutch of cascading blossoms and greenery, smaller bouquets have been catching our eye most recently. What these petite arrangements lack in stature, they more than make up with beauty and meaning. Unique, creative, and personal details become all the more important here. This is especially true as brides have had to reconsider their original vision because of COVID-19, and plan for a smaller, more intimate affair.

Don’t let their size sway your first impression, these delicate handheld florals pack as big of a punch with regards to style and allure as their larger contemporaries. From whimsical to sophisticated to romantic, here are eleven ideas to inspire your petite and pretty wedding bouquet.

Dreamy Pastels
Wedding dreams come true in this lovely pastel hued bouquet featuring various types of roses, lisianthus, and hydrangeas. Light sprigs of greenery add texture and dimension to the arrangement.

Small Pastel Flower Wedding Bouquet - via whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

Small Pastel Flower Wedding Bouquet – via whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

 

Mix It Up
We love this inventive recipe that mixes traditional roses with the more exotic orchid. The contrast of garden and tropical themes in a small bouquet creates an interesting contrast that dazzles the eye.

small orchid rose wedding bouquet - via ruffledblog.com

small orchid rose wedding bouquet – via ruffledblog.com

 

Dried Flowers
Dried flowers and natural elements work especially well in small arrangements. This charming, vintage inspired bouquet combines billy balls, lavender, thistle, ammobium, and sinuata statice.

small dried flower wedding bouquet - via marthastewart.com

small dried flower wedding bouquet – via marthastewart.com

 

Garden Fancy
The floral style for this summer wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns sought inspiration from the venue’s lush, organic surroundings. Bridesmaids carried petite garden bouquets featuring lisianthus, dinner plate dahlias, stock, and freesia accented with Italian ruscus and olive greens.

Emma and Izzet Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquet of Dinner Plate Dahlia Freesia Lisianthus Olive Greens Rusucs and Stock - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - Rebecca Yale Photography

Emma and Izzet Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquet of Dinner Plate Dahlia Freesia Lisianthus Olive Greens Rusucs and Stock – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – Rebecca Yale Photography

 

Put A Bow On It
Incorporating a bow is an easy way to elevate a simple bouquet. Here, an elegant blue satin ribbon is tied around an arrangement of crisp, white ranunculuses.

small ranunculus wedding bouquet - via brides.com

small ranunculus wedding bouquet – via brides.com

 

Go Vertical
Take your small wedding bouquet to new heights by incorporating floral fillers that extent upward. This amethyst beauty brings together flirty sweet peas and tall stems of lavender.

sweet pea and lavender wedding bouquet - via onefabday.com

sweet pea and lavender wedding bouquet – via onefabday.com

 

Use A Statement Bloom
Grab everyone’s attention by showcasing a single statement bloom in your small wedding bouquet. This stunning arrangement places emphasis on a blush café au lait dahlia complemented by sweet Natalie dahlias, lisianthus, scabiosa, geranium, asparagus foliage, daisies, strawflower, and eucalyptus.

small dahlia wedding bouquet - via marthastewart.com

small dahlia wedding bouquet – via marthastewart.com

 

Blush & Ivory
Blush and ivory is a favorite color combo for brides who want their blooms to evoke a sense of elegant romanticism. These polished bridesmaid bouquets feature garden and spray roses, dahlias, stock, and astilbe in shades of blush and ivory complemented by gardenia foliage tied together with satin ribbon.

Kaitlyn & Thomas Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquet - Oheka Castle - Susan Stripling Photography

Kaitlyn & Thomas Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquet – Oheka Castle – Susan Stripling Photography

 

Wild & Whimsical
Available in a range of colors and textures, wild flowers are an ideal choice for your small wedding bouquet. Underscoring the wedding’s wild meadow theme, this bright and whimsical arrangement used seasonal blooms that included dahlias, billy buttons, daisies, and lavender.

small colorful wedding bouquet - via whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

small colorful wedding bouquet – via whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

 

Classic White
Ever since Meghan Markle walked down the aisle holding a simple bundle of white flowers (her symbolic florals brought together lily of the valley, astrantia, astilbe, and forget-me-nots), we have been obsessed with the posy bouquet. Classic with a royal twist, this arrangement uses petite white florals that include jasmine and astilbe with touches of greenery.

small white flower wedding bouquet - via weddingchicks.com

small white flower wedding bouquet – via weddingchicks.com

 

Add Ferns
We love to see unexpected elements used in big day blooms. While ferns may not be the first thought that comes to mind when considering greenery accents for your bouquet, they bring a sense of enchantment to wedding flowers that cannot be denied. This garden inspired arrangement pairs multicolored roses, dahlias, peonies, and ranunculuses with fresh cuts of fern.

small flower and fern wedding bouquet - via brides.com

small flower and fern wedding bouquet – via brides.com

 

These delicate designs have one thing in common – they make a strong case for the small wedding bouquet. Backed by the sentiment ‘every detail counts,’ the essence of their appeal results from florals that have thoughtfully chosen and exquisitely styled. Attracting the eye while never distracting from your dress, the petite arrangement hits all the marks for a perfect bridal accessory.

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