Planning & Inspiration
The Bride Carried White : Unlocking the All-White Bridal Bouquet
While some brides may dismiss the idea of an all-white bouquet as generic or forgettable, in truth, there are so many ways to express your unique personal style in all-white. The absence of color unlocks a focus on texture, composition, and tone that goes to show sometimes less really is more. “No matter what the flower or style, white bouquets always look beautiful and chic,” says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “As Da Vinci once said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.'”
Here at Bride & Blossom, we’ve worked with dozens of brides seeking all-white bouquets, from vintage to modern, clean to complex. But no matter the design, a white bouquet is a timeless choice, rich with tradition and symbolic of the bride’s entrance into a fresh, new chapter of her life.
For her recent wedding at Essex House, Lindsay chose a rounded, symmetrical bouquet of white ranunculus, off-white and cream garden roses, with intricate ivory rice flowers tucked between blooms throughout. These ivory details work in contrast to the romantic softness of the roses, and a crystal brooch accent at the center of the satin handle shines in an all-white frame.
Jen turned her classic arrangement of white ranunculus and off-white garden roses into an unforgettable statement piece, by having the blooms tied with a bold black-and-white ribbon. The loud stripes work in balance with the simplicity of her bouquet, and show off the subtle harmony of the two white tones.
Jessica’s single-ingredient bouquet is as simple as it gets – and equally stunning. Jess chose to carry forty white calla lily stems, cut long with a centered ribbon. With nothing to distract from their natural beauty, these trumpet-shaped blooms are impossible to ignore.
On the other end of the spectrum, Danielle’s bouquet from her wedding at The Ryland Inn, is full to the brim with textures and shapes. An all-white bouquet allows for an infinite range of greenery, and in this case even a bronzed succulent! The contrasting greens give the bouquet a natural, wild feel, and the anemone’s dark centers catch the eye and give the arrangement a unique modern twist.
Drifting a bit from the pure monochrome, Katelyn’s rounded bouquet featured white peonies, ranunculus and Tibet roses, with romantic blush sweet pea blooms. The soft pops of blush create a dreamy merging of white and cool pink, and emphasize the fresh green stems.
Finally, the kind of all-white arrangement that’s so classic, it’s like stepping into a fairy tale. Liza went for tight cream Vendela roses, not yet fully bloomed, completely wrapped in ivory satin and adorned with a lace appliqué to match her dress. The result was unforgettably elegant, a bouquet rooted in the timeless sanctity of marriage itself.
Whatever your color scheme and whatever your dress, an all-white bridal bouquet might be just what you need to punctuate your bridal style.