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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.