Wedding flowers can come in numerous shapes and sizes, and I’m so excited to share some of my all-time favorite arrangements in this beautiful bridal bouquet round-up! Flowers have always been one of my favorite wedding details, and thanks to having a best friend who is also a wedding florist (hi Shindig Chic!), I’ve admittedly become pretty particular about my own personal floral preferences. I had so much fun gathering all of these past images in the hopes of inspiring couples with ideas for their own bouquets!
If you’re completely new to wedding flowers, here are a few through lines with these creations. They usually have a more organic shape (no flower balls here), they have a variety of interesting bloom textures, and they often have long ribbons hanging from them for added pizzazz. I personally love ranunculus, peonies, dahlias, garden roses, thistles, dried flowers, daffodils, sweet peas, and cosmos. I’m not a big fan of sunflowers (at least, not in floral arrangements – take me to a sunflower field any day!) and stargazer lilies might just be my least favorite bloom (sorry stargazer lily fans)!
It’s worth noting that bouquets don’t have to be just for weddings – there are a few here that were created for engagement or anniversary sessions. It’s nice to have something to hold onto for photos, and flowers add a lovely pop of color! It’s also important to remember that flower availability is entirely dependent on the time of year. We’re lucky to have an amazing resource with the Los Angeles Flower Mart, but if you’re dreaming of peonies in the middle of February they might not be in season. If you know you want a certain flower included in your decor, be sure to look up when they’re primarily in bloom. Flower costs can also significantly fluctuate if you’re getting married on a holiday weekend. Valentine’s Day weekend usually sees a price surge, but the biggest price increase is Mother’s Day weekend! Last piece of advice – keep that bouquet out of direct light and in water for as long as possible. Nothing makes cut flowers fade faster than sunlight!
A springtime ranunculus bouquet by Shindig Chic, featured here on Green Wedding Shoes.
Another Shindig Chic creation, made for this Arizona boho editorial.
The Little Branch created this pink peony bouquet for Caitlin and Brian’s wedding at The Fig House.
Angelena of Shindig Chic made me this pretty spring bouquet for Mike and my 2nd anniversary photo session. I love the dried flower accents and the pom pom ribbon!
Bloom and Blueprint made a beautiful winter bouquet for Molly and Chelsea’s Arizona backyard wedding! That emerald green ribbon is the perfect accent.
A pink and yellow ombre creation by Shindig Chic from a colorful Fig House editorial, featured on Green Wedding Shoes!
The Bloemist made a stunning yellow and peach bouquet for Kara and Mark’s wedding at Big Daddy’s Antiques! This unique day was printed in The Knot California.
One of my all-time favorite bouquets is from Aww Sam and Kyle’s Palm Springs pink elopement, featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Wild Muse Floral created this beauty!
Shindig Chic made this pink peony bouquet for Alex and Spencer’s Ruby Street wedding, also printed in The Knot California! I love that little thistle detail.
Running Wild Florals made this tropical bridal bouquet for 100 Layer Cake and Modcloth’s partnership, featured here. Such a pretty shape!
This pastel bouquet by Shindig Chic is another of my very favorites!
Missy and Peter’s colorful Unique Space wedding in DTLA called for a vibrant bouquet from Shindig Chic too! Their day is currently featured in the national issue of The Knot, Winter 2020!
Ramya and Garrett had a super colorful wedding, and I love that The Little Branch balanced their vibrant clothes with this neutral pink and peach bouquet. Their wedding was featured here on Green Wedding Shoes!
Angelena of Shindig Chic made the prettiest autumn bouquet for Jessica and Matt’s Yosemite engagement session! I drove this baby up from Los Angeles and kept it in water and the cold AC until Jessica had it in hand. Their surprise proposal was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes!
Foxtail Florals made this beautiful heart-shaped arrangement for Lisa and Calvin’s wedding at The Casino San Clemente! I love the organic structure and greenery – and of course, the thistles.
Rebel & Rogue Floral Couture made Mel’s pink tropical bouquet for her wedding at The Fig House. It was raining outside but this bouquet brightened up the day! Mel and Ben’s TV-inspired wedding was featured here on The Knot!
Another Shindig Chic beauty for Gatlin and Austin’s wedding at Triunfo Creek, featured in the National Knot Magazine! This bouquet is pure sweetness. I adore those berries too!
Melia had a gorgeous burgundy, mauve, and purple bouquet from Shindig Chic! Perfect for an autumn wedding!
Lovestruck Blooms made this beautiful neutral cream bouquet for 100 Layer Cake + David’s Bridal!
Ellie’s orange and yellow warm bouquet was such a stunning contrast to Adam’s blue velvet suit! Shindig Chic made this beautiful bridal bouquet for a fun Rolling Greens DTLA wedding, featured here on Green Wedding Shoes!
Joy of Bloom Florals created this beautiful pink peony bouquet for Amy and Mike’s wedding at The Saguaro Palm Springs!
Another creation for the Arizona boho romantic Rue De Seine editorial from Shindig Chic!
This red winter bouquet was so beautifully crafted for Winslow and Carlos’ wedding at Rancho Las Lomas! Florals By Jenny rocked it!
Shindig Chic made this tropical bouquet for Siana and Jarrett’s Malibu Micro-Wedding this past summer, so lovely!
Christine and Alan’s engagement sessions is one of my all-time faves! This retro-inspired Palm Springs shoot was featured on Southern California Bride Blog, and Shindig Chic did a beautiful job with these unique purple/pink/red flowers!
An alternate look at this beauty that Shindig Chic made for our Modern Pastel shoot at HNYPT, featured here on Green Wedding Shoes.
Bloom Theory Designs made such a pretty bouquet for Haley and Brian’s wedding at The Living Desert Zoo! I love the neutral tone with pops of bright colors. So good!
Stella Bloom Designs created this pink arrangement for another partnership with 100 Layer Cake and David’s Bridal, featured here!
Deirdre and Paul traveled to Sedona, Arizona for wedding portraits and Shindig Chic made a bouquet inspired by the desert sunset! This was one of my favorite days, seen here!
This bouquet is from one of Shindig Chic and my first collaborations in a blooming almond orchard! A pink bouquet with berries was a perfect pop among the white blooms.
Sophie and Michael eloped in Joshua Tree and Palm Springs! I absolutely love the peonies and dried palms in this beautiful colorful Shindig Chic bouquet, featured here on Green Wedding Shoes!
Another colorful gem – this rainbow-inspired bouquet by Going Steady Studios for Alena and Alex’s whimsical elopement! This fun day was just featured on Rock N Roll Bride’s website and should be printed in a future issue soon!
Shindig Chic created colorful pink, purple, and yellow bouquets for one of my brightest weddings ever! Kimberly and Will had such a fun backyard wedding, seen here on Green Wedding Shoes!
Okay, last one – at least for this post! This neutral, peach and tropical bouquet was made by Iris and Barry Blooms for Rachel and Chris’ Topanga Canyon micro wedding! So pretty!
Do you have a favorite in that bunch? It’s impossible for me to pick one! I’ve also had the opportunity to photograph a number of new creations in the last month, so you can bet there will be another bouquet post in the future!
Just to recap, here are the super talented florists featured in this post. All of them are in the Southern California area unless otherwise noted!
– Shindig Chic Creations
– Lovestruck Blooms
– The Little Branch
– Bloom & Blueprint (Arizona)
– The Bloemist (Chicago)
– Wild Muse Floral
– Running Wild Florals
– Foxtail Florals
– Florals by Jenny
– Bloom Theory Designs
– Stella Bloom Designs
– Going Steady Studios
– Iris & Barry Blooms