Poppies are popular with stylish brides who want bright, modern bouquets. These intoxicating blossoms are also a beautiful way to remember loved ones who will be missed more than ever on your wedding day. In the western world, the poppy has long symbolized remembrance. After poppies sprang up where trenches had been dug in The First World War, people in Europe began to make and sell silk poppies, to be pinned to lapels in honor of heroic lost veterans.
Right now, through Remembrance Day on November 11th, over 800,000 ceramic poppies are on display at Tower of London Remembers. Each flower in this brilliant public memorial symbolizes a life. Use the hashtag #towerpoppies to find more photos and stories.
Just as you might include a grandmother’s favorite flower in your bridal bouquet, include poppies to honor the memory of a family member who gave their life in service and anchor your wedding in family history.
If this idea resonates with you, or if you simply find poppy bouquets lovely, here are a few of our favorite inspiration shots of poppies used for weddings. What a beautiful way to add reverence and color to your wedding day.
Softer pastel Icelandic poppies pair beautifully with flowers like peonies, garden roses and ranunculus.
Bouquets bursting with rich brights communicate your passion and joy.
Red poppies join coral, deep pink, orange and yellow flowers in a gorgeous color palette, perfect for an autumn wedding.
For more inspiration visit our Intoxicating Poppies board on Pinterest.