5 Alternative Bouquet Arrangements For The Modern Bride 

By Maria Yeonhee Ji

Wedding dress aside, deciding on what kind of flowers you want at your wedding can be one of the most difficult choices to make during your wedding planning. These days, even finalising a colour palette won’t leave you with a limited selection of options from which to make an easy pick - there are so many varieties of flowers that your bouquet options are only limited by your imagination. If you’re looking for a contemporary bouquet design that’ll really stand out from the crowd, look no further. Here are five alternative arrangement styles by the wedding industry’s best floral engineers to give you a little inspiration. 

1/ THE MADCAP JUXTAPOSITION

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Images by (left to right): Emanuel Rudnicki Photography, and Lucking Photography

A nonconformist arrangement of flower types and colours is an automatic way of distinguishing your bouquet from the masses. Though traditionally florists have prepared arrangements for weddings that are a blend of tones that are easy on the eye, a more contemporary take could consist of blocks of contrasting colours like the arrangements in the images above. Juxtaposing botanicals such as protea that provide textural contrast with more old-school wedding blooms can create variety within the blocks of colour and keep things interesting.


2/ REACHING THE HORIZON

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Images by (left to right): Katie Grant Photo, and Anna Peters Photography

Though a small posy may be easier to carry, definitely don’t overlook more sprawling arrangements from your consideration. The horizontal element creates a sense of extravagance, and a wilder aesthetic. These bouquets also look particularly stunning in photographs of the bride and groom together, as the horizontal dimension symbolises unity and mutual growth.   


3/ THE FOLIAGE FALL

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Image by Tinted Photography

Like the previous arrangement style, bouquets featuring a waterfall of foliage also play with dimension to striking effect. Several strands can be pretty, but an entire layer of falling leaves can provide a stunning backdrop to accentuate your featured blooms even further.


4/ THE WILD ABANDON

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Images by (left to right): Katie Grant Photo, and Vicky Baumann Photography

Arrangements bursting with all manner of foliage types and blooms that look like they were picked from a ramble through the wild create an unparalleled sense of freedom in the wedding photography. There’s much more to designing these arrangements than just assembling a random bunch of different flower types, so make sure you consult an experienced florist who has made arrangements like these before - the artful layering of textures requires a keen eye for balance in the presence of disorder. These arrangements are particularly great for bohemian brides who don’t want to go for a minimalist bouquet. 

5/ THE MONOBLOOM BOUQUET

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Image by Vicky Baumann Photography

The mono-bloom bouquet often gets forgotten amidst all the crazy floral arrangements featuring every bloom under the sun, but as long as you pick a vibrant species it can be a pretty eye-catching number. Some of the many perks of going for a bouquet featuring multiples of the same flower type include the simplicity to design and order; the environmental friendliness factor; and it will add a vivacious component to your overall look without distracting the eye from your dress. 
 


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