If you've chosen to carry a bouquet down the aisle on your wedding day, there are so many options to consider—from color combinations and styles to flower types and size. Long gone are the days of only having the option to carry a bouquet with stems tightly wound in a shiny satin ribbon. Florists have been getting creative, putting together bouquets with beautiful, hand-dyed, loose ribbons that cascade off of artfully asymmetric bouquets. A bouquet with a long ribbon is a seriously stunning look, and more and more brides are adopting this idea as they plan their wedding day.
This style is part romantic, with a bit of an Old-World influence. The addition of a wrapped bouquet opens up a whole new world of customizable options for your wedding, and it's a style we're definitely here for. After all, it's all about the details.
Play with the textures and colors available, or even order a custom printed ribbon with a sweet note—the possibilities are endless, as you'll see from our favorite examples ahead.
Coordinate With Your Wedding Dress
A silk ribbon that's the same hue as your gown is the perfect complement to your bouquet. At her Oregon wedding on the coast, this bride used the material to contrast with the natural hues of the florals. "We kept all the other design details really neutral, letting the organic pastels really pop," she shares.
Layer With Pastels
This spring bouquet filled with delicate poppies and maidenhair fern is perfectly paired with long, layered ribbons for a gorgeous pastel look. We like how there are multiple ribbons here to add extra volume to the design's train.
Use a Dimensional Ribbon
The unique tie-dye-inspired ribbon from this backyard wedding in Illinois helped pull together all the moody hues of the bride's bouquet. The mauve and light cream tones tie in with the fall blooms in a modern way.
Make It Colorful and Whimsical
If you're already opting for a bright, bold, playful bouquet, wrapping the stems in a subtle ribbon is a good way to bring everything together without overpowering the look. Here, a subtle pink ribbon ties together the bold colors of the wildflower-esque blooms used in this bouquet.
Create a Simple Contrast
With plenty of greenery and hints of dark flowers, a simple, neutral bouquet wrap was the best choice for this bouquet. A thin, white ribbon was .
Take a Loose Approach
Loosely arranged stems of butterfly ranunculus, honey dijon roses, lisianthus, black scabiosa, and ruby silk grass are all tied together with a dusty rose ribbon in this stunning organic bouquet from an autumnal wedding. This design is perfect to create movement and an organic feel to the florals.
Ground Your Greenery
Opting for a bouquet full of greenery? Tie it all together with a sleek silk ribbon to bring more definition to your arrangement. This mix of ferns, eucalyptus, and other natural additions, which was carried at a flower-filled wedding in New York, is wrapped together with a sage ribbon to keep on palette.
Personalized Your Ribbons
Pair all-white stems with greenery and a neutral ribbon to bring the look together. This bouquet was wrapped in a personalized light peach ribbon with the words "I will always choose you" on it.
Sweet With Shades of Pink
If you love the idea of a pink wedding bouquet, go all out—your bouquet wrap can play up your favorite hue, too. This color combination of various shades of pink, along with a bold burgundy addition for contrast, is absolutely gorgeous. The frayed taupe ribbon that holds everything together is what really brings the look home.
Go for Gray
A gray ribbon might not be your first selection when choosing a hue to wrap your bouquet. But, as shown here from a vintage-inspired celebration in Utah, it can make a dreamy addition to an arrangement. "Flowers featured soft cool tones accented by moments of rust," explains wedding planner Michelle Leo. "The asymmetrical design featured lush fullness and delicate movement, accentuated by flowing hand-dyed silk ribbon that caught the breeze while walking down the aisle."
Why not use your bouquet or a wrapped ribbon to check the something blue off of your details list? We love the boho look of this textured bouquet, complete with multiple blue-hued ribbons.
Go Bold With Color
If you're opting for a bold, colorful bouquet, you might as well go big with your ribbon choice as well. The bride and all her bridesmaids held wrapped bouquets filled with white, yellow, and peach blooms at this Austin wedding. To differentiate the bride's bouquet, her own arrangement was wrapped in a bright mustard ribbon.