When it comes to wedding flowers, brides spend most of their time fretting about their own bouquets, and with good reason—they can totally distract or add to your bridal look. But the same is true of bridesmaid bouquets. The right combination will give something extra to your 'maids' bridal party style. While they may not steal the stage of the floral show at the wedding, these bouquets should be just as gorgeous as the bridal bouquet that inspired them!
Thankfully, bouquets have come a long way from the matchy-matchy bundle of roses that bridesmaids used to carry down the aisle. While the classic rose—or peony or hydrangeas—haven’t gone out of style, they’re now being mixed with other elements to create unique looks. Think plenty of greenery or unexpected flowers like king protea, wildflowers, or succulents. Even without your classic flowers, these elements are standing on their own for some seriously creative bouquets.
Skip flowers altogether. That’s right. You don’t need flowers for your bouquet. Banana leaves for a tropical wedding or bushels of evergreen for a winter wedding make a statement all on their own.
From the delicate and dainty to the lush and large, these stunning bridesmaid bouquets offer a bit of floral inspiration. With these beauties in hand, you and your bridesmaids will be serious squad goals.
Accent the Bridal Bouquet
We love a good cohesive look, but letting the bride's bouquet stand on its own is a beautiful option as well. Consider planning for your bridesmaids to hold vibrant bouquets of greenery with simple white floral accents so they can't overpower a bright fuchsia arrangement.
What a stunning look! With blooming peach, pink, and burgundy florals, plus a hanging white ribbon, the bright, warm tones of these bouquets just scream elegant romance.
Infuse Earth Tones
If you're going to embrace your venue's natural surroundings with your color palette, your florals should follow suit. We love the way this Malibu wedding brought earth tones into the arrangements, plus a pop of rose inspired by a Pacific Ocean sunset.
Mimic the Bridal Bouquet
Thanks to a neutral color palette, these bouquets are beautiful in a natural, carefree way. And to create a cohesive look, they replicate the bride’s cascading bouquet, just on a smaller scale.
Take It to the Tropics
Looking for a unique choice for a destination wedding? Modern banana leaf bouquets are a paradise-chic option for the tropical sun.
Play With Pampas Grass
Pampas grass can be overdone but not with these arrangements! These natural bouquets are stunning with white roses, baby's breath, and just a few sprigs of pampas grass for texture.
Commission a Cascading Design
Want a unique, natural look? Soft flowers peek out among slender leaves of greenery in these lovely cascading bouquets.
Utilize Plenty of Roses
There's no shame in keeping things classic! We love the look of a blooming bouquet made up of white roses.
Incorporate Colorful Ribbons
Go for plenty of color, both with your flowers and the bouquet's structure. Bursting with blooms from vivid violet to golden yellow and bright magenta—with trailing ribbons to match—these amazing bouquets mirror the rainbow.
Add an Oversized Statement
While we can’t get enough of these lace dresses, the true showstoppers in this bridal party are the oversized king protea bouquets. We love the combo of the pale, neon yellow with red and sage green.
Extend an Olive Branch
For a subtle look at a beautiful winter wedding, greenery is the way to go. These bridesmaids donned fur shawls and held bouquets made up of mint leaves, olive branches, maidenhair ferns, and Andromeda vines.
Pair Plenty of Pink
Coral charm peonies pop amidst white blooms for a pretty in pastels spring look. Plus, it's the perfect pairing for light pink saris.
Embrace Autumn Hues
We can't get enough of the two-toned dresses and beautiful floral crowns these bridesmaids are wearing. But yellow tones, orange hues, and hints of crimson bring together this autumn palette for an even more stunning statement.
Go All Green
Want to ditch the idea of blooms for your bridesmaids altogether? Go for it! These bridesmaids prove that an all-green bouquet looks stunning against olive green dresses.
Incorporate Air Plants
Air plants in bridesmaid bouquets? Why not! We’re all about this desert-inspired look.
Wrap It With White Ribbon
Planning a modern or urban look? A white rose bouquet is totally classic, but it can be taken to a new level. Add white ribbons to each bouquet for a beautiful look.
How gorgeous are these succulents? We love the way they add a bit of whimsy paired with roses for a fun twist on a classic bouquet.
Mix Rustic With Refined
Thistles, blue hues, and wispy greens are such a beautiful combination. We love the way this bride paired these bouquets with chic dresses for a rustic-meets-refined look.
Add Bold Ribbons
Still need to add something blue? Do it with your bouquets! Use a variety of beautiful blue ribbons to pull together fall hues and plenty of organic texture for a colorful look.
Focus on Greenery
Who says a bouquet needs flowers? These lush bouquets of greenery are just as beautiful as blooms, especially when tied with a white satin ribbon.
Add Jewel Tones
Late-summer and early-fall weddings are perfect for beautiful jewel tones. Wildflower bouquets of eucalyptus and warm jewel tones work perfectly with a bohemian woodland vibe.
Make a Tropical Statement
Take it to the tropics and make a statement while you're at it! A single monstera leaf adorned with phalaenopsis orchids is a bold, beautiful choice.
Create Contrast With All-White Bouquets
We love the look of a black-and-white color palette, and these bridesmaid dresses and bouquets display it perfectly. Simple baby's breath and hydrangea bouquets truly pop against a beautiful black dress.
Celebrate With a Soft Palette
A garden-inspired wedding during the spring means plenty of pastels. Muted roses, wildflowers, and king protea come together for a soft, pretty palette.
Bring the Wow Factor
Don't be afraid to add a bold pop of color to really wow your guests. In a sea of green leaves, hot pink peonies definitely command attention.
Go For Plenty of Color
Go out on a limb and make a statement. Icy blue and sweet peach-orange hues are mixed with dark blooms in these bouquets for a colorful surprise.
Match Your Bridesmaid Dresses
There's certainly nothing wrong with creating contrast between a dress and a bouquet, but for some weddings, tying the hues together just makes more sense. We love the way these neutral bouquets, with bold pops of maroon, match the bridesmaids' dresses.
Make It Moody
Planning a fall wedding with deep hues? We’re loving the dark moodiness of these thistle, antique rose, anemone, and eucalyptus bouquets.
Embrace a Colorful Palette
Some wedding aesthetics just call for a whole lot of color, and we're totally here for it. Vibrant bouquets in a colorful palette of pinks, purples, yellows, and oranges contrast perfectly against white bridesmaid dresses.
Keep It Simple
Who says you can't just keep things simple? If you're having your bridesmaids wear white, an all-white bouquet with beautiful roses and peonies is the perfect match.
Hold Beautiful Hoops
Choosing a hoop bouquet makes a stunning statement all on its own. Pair the hoops with simple greenery and white blooms for a subtle, yet unique, look.
Create Plenty of Contrast
Want to really make a statement with your bouquets? White bouquets with pops of pink pastel and bursts of black blooms make for an elegant juxtaposition.