If you're looking for a fresh take on a traditional wedding bouquet, forgot the florist and swing by the local farmer's market for your big-day blooms. Herb-filled wedding bouquets are stealing our hearts and stimulating all of our senses (they look amazing, smell amazing, and you can probably eat them), from fresh mint to fragrant lavender bundles. We're betting that their natural, organic vibe is enough to convince you to go green for your wedding bouquet!
Before peonies and roses became the bouquet bud of choice, brides went straight to the herb garden for their big day blooms. In fact, in Ancient Greece and Rome, brides-to-be carried aromatic bundles of garlic, herbs, and spices for a number of superstitious and symbolic reasons, like fidelity and good luck, according to Trillium Florals. Garlands and wreaths—consider them the original Coachella flower crown—were crafted out of rosemary (symbolizing remembrance and fidelity), bulbs of garlic (to ward off evil spirits with their pungent aroma), sage (for wisdom), thyme (for courage), and dill (for lust—for only your hubby, of course).
Although things have changed since then—and we absolutely love the look of fresh flowers, too! the haute herbal look is still just as breathtaking. And best of all, it won't break the bank. These botanicals make just as much of a statement as an armful of peonies does, but with a much more budget-friendly price tag. Even if you want to include traditional flowers, herbs can serve as an inexpensive and totally unique accent, giving you that lush look without the need for tons of pricey blooms. And did we mention that they smell ahh-maze-ing? Who wouldn't want to inhale the scent of some calming lavender before they walk down the aisle?
Keep reading to see how to mix in a handful of lavender, a bushel of sage, or some sprigs of rosemary with your favorite flowers for a natural herbal bouquet that looks fresh from the garden.
Create a Woodland Look
An organic bouquet with sage and olive branches is just the thing for a whimsical, woodland wedding. This green beauty was created by Kerry Bracken and Jennifer Rocher at Lavender & Rose Weddings.
Channel the South of France
A bouquet solely comprised of sweet-smelling lavender exudes a romantic wedding-in-Provence vibe.
Create Delicate Bridesmaids Bouquets
Perfect for bridesmaids, this petite bouquet featuring lavender and sprigs of rosemary is just the thing for a summertime backyard soirée.
Add a Pop of Purple
Bits of sage take this bouquet, by Kelly Lenárd of Intertwine, full of lilacs, tulips, succulents, snapdragons, and Queen Anne's Lace from haute to herbal.
Mix Olive Branches with Pops of Color
This colorful bouquet, created by Violet Floral Designs, gets the herbal treatment with olive branches mixed in with peonies, anemones, poppies, and amaranthus.
Put the Greens at Center Stage
Created by Brown Bunny Flowers, we love this natural, green bouquet full of fresh herbs, ferns, and thistle, and dotted with gardenias and roses.
Pair Peonies and Olive Branches
Classic white peonies are peppered into this springtime sage bouquet by Kae and Alēs.
Make It Boho
Who needs roses and peonies? All a boho bride needs is an armful of olive leaves and she's instantly wedding day ready.
Nectar Floral Designs put together this lush bouquet of creamy dahlias, show-stopping King Protea, mint, eucalyptus, and ferns.
Create a Cascade
An overflowing, organic bouquet of crisp white roses and sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Blooms by Breesa Lee created this natural beauty.
Go All-Out Green
This greenery bouquet is dotted with bits of eucalyptus for a totally bohemian, woodland look.
Make a Statement
This natural bouquet, created by Mint Design, made of red roses and pink peonies is elevated to a statement piece with wispy greenery, and eucalyptus leaves
Pair Sage and Rosemary
This rich, green bouquet by Floral Earth is comprised of sage and rosemary—simple, sweet, and totally stunning.
Combine Sage and Lavender for a Stunning Fragrance
Connecticut florist Sarah Worden Natural Design created this fresh-from-the-garden bouquet, featuring sprigs of sweet-smelling lavender and sage.
Create a Waterfall of Greenery
Florist Brenda Abbott designed this whimsical and colorful cascading bouquet with heaps of garden greens.
Channel the Wild
This wild bouquet—created by Hattie Fox at That Flower Shop—is comprised of sage with accents of pale pink and ivory, thanks to dahlias and garden roses.
Go Simple with Green and White
Rosemary, sage, and ivory roses come together in this sweet bouquet, perfect for any boho bride.
Carry a Culinary Masterpiece
We're just dying to smell this fresh herb bouquet by Studio Choo Florists, featuring bay, dill, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and narcissus. Yum!