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20 Beautiful Real-Life Wedding Bouquets Brides Carried Down the Aisle in 2016

Floral Credit - All My Heart Events, Peers Wedding, April, 2016

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We found our brides went BIG on color this past year, were all about loose organic style, while not giving up on the classic round bouquet style! Even thought colors were brighter, traditional flowers still reigned such as peonies,

ranunculus, and lisianthus, but greens played a bigger part than usual in 2016! ( :

Ready to start planning your own big-day bridal blooms? Then take a second look at our favorite arrangements from this year's real weddings!


Sarah Winward was the genius behind the flowers at Michelle and Paul's botanical-inspired San Francisco wedding - The bride's bouquet was a total show-stopper. The mix of antique and koko loko garden roses, anemones, nandina, and greenery, were all tied together with hand-dyed ribbons.

Photo by Shaun Menary Photography

Ashley and Clay chose a soft, romantic color palette for their ceremony and reception in Dallas, but took the bride's bouquet as an opportunity to bring in some bold hues. Garden and cabbage roses, ranunculus, and pops of white Queen Anne's lace came together as a stunning, garden-inspired arrangement created by STEMS of Dallas.

For their mountaintop and lakeside wedding, Janet and Richard tapped florist ModFete to bring their idea of a neutral-colored wedding to life. The bride's bouquet, a mix of garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and anemones, totally fit the bill.

We obsessed over every detail of Jasmine and Tyler's garden wedding in Lowell, Michigan, but it was the bride's bouquet (and the extra effort her planner made to ensure it was perfect!) that stole our hearts. As a nod to her late grandmother, Jasmine wanted to include peonies in her bridal arrangement, but her planner wasn't able to secure the fluffy blooms out of season. Then, on the day before the wedding, the team at Hey Gorgeous Events called the bride to let

her know she handpicked peonies from her own yard for the big day.

When the bride is pro wedding photographer Jen Huang (she and now-husband Elihu tied the knot in a stunning heirloom-inspired celebration in California) it's no surprise that the industry best will be part of the big day. Florist Poppies & Posies joined the twosome on the West Coast and created this knockout bouquet of dahlias, peonies, roses, clematis, and ferns, all tied with torn linen ribbons.

Kayla and Jeff wanted an elegant southern wedding in Atlanta, Georgia, so it was only fitting the bride picked a classic bouquet for the big day. Jackson Durham created a textural bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, and a hint of Lily of the Valley for fragrance.

Anna and Josh's fall wedding in Washington, D.C., was packed with tons of seasonal details, including the bride's bouquet. Beehive Events arranged this mix of garden roses, ranunculus, and burgundy-hued berries.

Photo by Vienna Glenn Photography

For their California vineyard wedding, Julia and Bob wanted an unexpected color palette of sage, blush, ivory, mustard, wine, and gold. So it's only fitting that the bride carried a colorful arrangement that consisted of garden roses, scabiosa, jasmine vine, blackberries, and spray roses in a variety of bright hues, created

Photo by Shotgun Floral Studio

College sweethearts Meghan and Michael wanted their ceremony and reception to be a rustic take on a classic ballroom wedding. With that vision in mind, Violet and Verde created an arrangement of traditional blooms — peonies, astilbe, and lisianthus — in a more modern shape.

You'd never believe it by the looks of it, but bride Kate (who wed Arlen in a summer wedding in New Hampshire) arranged her own bouquet! That's right: This DIY-savvy bride carried a lush arrangement of garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, thistles, and dusty miller — sourced from Costco and Fifty Flowers and created on her own before her walk down the aisle.

Amelie and Laurent's wedding in France was all about understated, elegant design. She wanted a bouquet that felt very provincial, and this a mix of olive leaf and white zinnia, created by Madame Artisan Fleuriste was exactly that.

Understated, elegant style was the name of the game at Lauren and Tyler's fall wedding in Minneapolis, except when it came to the bride's bouquet! An ultra-lush arrangement of peonies, dahlias, eucalyptus, and astilbe, created by Flowers by Avice, was the perfect finishing touching for Lauren's big day look.

In keeping with the grandeur of their French garden wedding venue, Tanya and Alexandre chose big day flowers that were unbelievably beautiful. Sadia Fleurs created this voluminous bouquet of garden roses and hydrangeas in shades of pink, tied with hand-dyed silk ribbon, for the bride's walk down the aisle.

Siloh Floral Artistry totally understood Sun Joon and Handy's vision for their laid-back, natural Colorado wedding. Case in point: This soft and feminine arrangement of garden roses and lisanthus.

Amanda and Dave may have planned a fall wedding in Maryland, but the bride still went with traditional bridal white for her bouquet. Her neutral-hued arrangement, created by Amaryllis, Inc., contained dahlias, floribunda roses, astilbe, and stock,and the handle was tied with lace from her mother's own wedding veil.

For her California ranch wedding, Maylee asked florist City of Commerce Flowers to create this loose bouquet of peonies, lisianthus, and lots of greenery.

For Christine and Ted's late-winter wedding in New York, the bride wanted a romantic bouquet she could pair with her intricate Reem Acra gown. The result? This arrangement of roses, lisanthus, anemones, clematis, and greenery,

created by A.P. Bio.

Rebecca and John planned a flower-filled celebration in San Francisco, so it should come as little surprise that the bride carried one epic bouquet down the aisle. She chose a traditional round arrangement of peonies, Juliet and David Austen garden roses, ranunculus, sweet peas, queen Anne's lace, and greenery in various shades of pink, created by Amy Burke Designs.

For their at-home wedding on Mercer Island, Washington, Elizabeth and Kurt wanted flowers and décor that fit with their backyard vibe. The bride's blush and white bouquet of garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, roses, and foliage, created by Melanie Benson Floral Design, looked as if it could have been handpicked from the pristine property.

Karmin and Adam's vineyard wedding in Temecula, California, celebrated the Golden State's sunny style. The bride's bouquet, created by Plenty of Petals, appropriately included a white and peach dahlias, garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and geranium leaves.


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