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 makes a lovely statement as well. These all-white bridesmaid bouquets allow the bride's dramatic waterfall of pink orchids to take center stage.
What a stunning look! With blooming peach, pink, and burgundy florals, plus a trailing white ribbon, the bright, warm tones of these bouquets just scream elegant romance.
Infuse Earth Tones
If you're going to harness the venue's natural surroundings with your color palette, the 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.
Bring On the Baby's Breath
Once a mere filler flower, baby's breath has finally stepped into the spotlight. Accompanied solely by greenery, these frothy bouquets punctuate the verdant surroundings of this lakeside wedding in Hudson Valley.
Extend an Olive Branch
For a subtle look at a sophisticated 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.
Wrap It in White Ribbon
Planning a modern or urban look? A white rose bouquet is totally classic, but it can be exalted to a whole new level with white ribbons for added grandeur.
How gorgeous are these succulents? We love the way they add a bit of whimsy to the roses for a fun twist on a traditional bouquet.
Mix Rustic With Refined
Thistles, blue hues, and wispy greens are such a comforting combination. We love the way this bride paired the bouquets with chic dresses for a rustic-meets-refined look.
Add Something Blue
Still looking for a dash of something blue? Do it with your bouquets! Use a variety of eye-catching 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 arrangements of greenery are just as beautiful as blooms, especially when tied with white satin ribbon.
Late-summer and early fall weddings are ideal for wild, storybook floral arrangements. Wildflower bouquets of eucalyptus and foraged finds 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 showcase it perfectly. Simple baby's breath and hydrangea bouquets truly shine against a little black dress.
Celebrate With a Soft Palette
A garden-inspired spring wedding means plenty of pastels. Muted roses, wildflowers, and king protea come together for a soft, feminine palette.
Welcome the Wow Factor
Don't hesitate to add a bold verve of color to really wow your guests. In a sea of green leaves, hot pink peonies definitely command attention.
Choose Colorful Hoops
Looking for something different? Ditch the traditional bouquet shape and grab a hoop instead. This modern look pairs brass hoops and pretty blush, crimson, and white flowers for a youthful vibe.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Go out on a limb and make a serious statement. Icy blue and sweet peach-orange hues are mixed with dark blooms for surprising depth.
Consider a Nautical Vibe
We love simple, pretty posies that speak for themselves. This group carried bouquets of seeded eucalyptus, tulips, and ranunculus, with a pop of blue thistle to check that something-blue mark off the list.
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 sexy hints of crimson, match the bridesmaids' 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.
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.
Forgo the Traditional Shape
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.
Contrast Light and Dark
Want to really set the scene with your bouquets? White arrangements with splashes of pastel pinks and bursts of black blooms make for an elegant combo.
Pair a Plethora of Pinks
Pink doesn't always have to be so demure. These luscious pink hues pack a serious punch from bright magenta to bubblegum to coral sorbet shades.
Embrace Autumn Hues
We can't get enough of the sumptuous velvet dresses these bridesmaids are wearing. But these dramatic posies of roses, orchids, dahlias, ranunculus, delphinium, anthurium, and pampas grass bring together the autumn palette for an even more impressive vision.
Juxtapose Jewel Tones
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 jewel-toned pinks, purples, yellows, and reds contrast delightfully against green chiffon bridesmaid dresses.
Let the Sunshine In
Sometimes a subtle accent color is all you need to set your floral arrangements apart from the rest. These white orchid and greenery bouquets get a splash of sunshine courtesy of yellow craspedia that match the bridesmaids' silk slip dresses.