Planning & Inspiration
Neutral Pink: How Brides Are Rethinking This Traditional Wedding Bouquet Color
Truth be told, for each Real BB Weddings bride who embraces pink for her wedding bouquet, there’s one just behind her who wants nothing to do with the color. Pink symbolizes compassion, femininity, love, and romance – everything you want on your big day. And because of this, it tends to be a bold color on the eye and emotions, thus, influencing the overall aesthetics and mood of a weddingscape. If your style is modern, refined, or understated, high-impact may not be what you are going for. Recently, however, we are seeing clients use pink in innovating ways that will make naysayers have a change of heart. Neutral, muted, soft blush, even nude are the adjectives that come to mind when describing these calming pink tones that are appearing more and more in bridal arrangements.
“My dress had blush undertones, so I knew that I wanted my flowers to have blush and neutral undertones as well,” BB Featured Bride Joye said. For her bouquet, she chose a recipe of flowers that felt modern and organic at once. The arrangement featured blush and white roses and Phalaenopsis orchids accented with dried Pampas grass and whitened Italian ruscus tied together with a cascading ivory ribbon.
Perfect for a spring wedding, this arrangement combines pale blush roses and white ranunculuses with pink cherry blossoms to capture the season’s romantic side. The mix of large petaled flowers with delicate Queen Anne’s lace and blooming branches adds depth and movement to the display.
This bouquet shows how a nuance of color and rich textures create balance to beautiful effect. The juxtaposition of flirty florals including blush hued butterfly ranunculus and ombre toned hellebore with flowering spirea and leafy greenery create an arrangement that epitomizes natural refinement.
Put a modern spin on the boho look by combining blush and terra-cotta hued roses with natural elements such as ferns, eucalyptus, and fan palm leaves that have been dried and bleached white. The play between a neutral palette and different textures creates a dynamic presentation that draws the eye in.
If you like pink, but don’t want it to overpower the visual impression of your bouquet, consider accenting the color with long stems of bold greenery. This arrangement shows how the rich leaves enhance the pink tones of lush peonies and roses while maintaining a natural, garden-inspired feel.
Designed for the bride who loves a vintage aesthetic but still wants her florals to have a fresh look, this asymmetrical bouquet features a muted palette of ballet slipper pink, soft peach, and crisp white.
To ensure that your bouquet has a calm and pleasing appearance, we suggest keeping to a palette of no more than three colors. Here, antique pink, pale blue, and ivory white align to write a romantic color story for the bride who dreams of exchanging vows barefoot by the sea.
Romance meets minimalism in a bouquet pairing nude pink roses with crisp white florals, astilbe, and bleached dried ruscus leaves. The short-stemmed arrangement is bound by a cascading white ribbon, adding a note of softness to the presentation.
Just because your invitation says ‘black tie’ doesn’t you have to abide by a rule of all white florals in compact, round arrangements. Radiating relaxed elegance, this stunning bouquet features hint-of-pink ranunculuses and roses with white dahlias, anemones, sweet peas and Queen Anne’s lace.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with surprising flower and greenery combinations. Artistic and organic, this statement bouquet pairs (unexpectedly!) blush and white roses and peonies with fiddleheads ferns, woodland greenery, and bleach dried eucalyptus.
We don’t mean to mislead you, we love a vibrant bouquet full of magenta, fuchsia, and punch colored blooms. As an accessory that is used to enhance your personal style though, this will not work with every bride. Don’t leave pink off your wedding mood board just yet. In neutral, muted, and faded ones, traditional bridal pink has gotten a serious makeover and may just be the missing element to finalizing your wedding day look.