Searching for one of the most romantic blooms to include on your wedding day? Look no further than gardenias. Gardenias are wonderfully fragrant flowers with a sweet scent that is strong and pleasant, without being too overpowering. These beautiful white flowers love to bloom in summer. They boast layers of white petals paired with waxy green foliage for an absolutely gorgeous look. And of course, they hold a romantic meaning symbolizing purity, love, hope, and beauty.
Gardenias can be showcased in wedding bouquets in a wide variety of ways. They can be paired with plenty of other colorful flowers to form a bouquet but most often, they’re paired with other white flowers to create an all-white wedding arrangement. With such lovely shape and texture, these blooms can also stand on their own in a gardenia-only bouquet.
Think gardenias are the perfect fit for your big day? Read on for 15 gardenia bouquet ideas to inspire your own.
A Vintage Mix
Channel a bit of a vintage feel with this bouquet. Not only do we love the gentle cascade that created its unique shape, but the selection of blooms is stunning, too. Gardenias certainly steal the show here, with other smaller white flowers playing a supporting role.
Want gardenias for a beach wedding? Go for it! This bouquet exuded elegance with a mixture of white blooms. Gardenias were added to the mix, along with dusty miller and just a few sprigs of greenery for plenty of texture.
Turn to texture and never look back. This bouquet screams elegance with a white and green color palette. It features a mixture of peonies, gardenia, garden roses, stephanotis, and orchids. Of course, the addition of iron vine truly pulled the whole look together.
Think gardenias can't possibly work for a tropical wedding? Think again. You can pair practically anything with these versatile blooms. This combination of gardenia and stephanotis, not to mention lovely white and green ferns, is so fun.
A Bohemian Dream
Hoping for just a hint of a boho vibe? Go for an organic bouquet. This stunning composition was made up of gardenias, peonies, and anemones to make a statement. Of course, the addition of other blooms such as ranunculus, roses, white lilac, and lily of the valley only made it that much more interesting.
A pastel arrangement is perfect for any wedding, especially a fairytale-themed one. This bouquet is feminine and sweet with a mixture of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and lovely gardenias to finish it off.
Planning an early fall wedding? Put gardenia on display. This bouquet featured multiple white blooms along with a mixture of textured greenery. Our favorite part? The addition of leaves for the changing season.
This bouquet of gardenias and stephanotis is absolutely stunning. The two blooms were definitely meant for each other. Ditch the idea that bouquets need to have a ton of color and stick to an all-white palette like this combo.
Any bouquet can immediately be enhanced with the addition of gardenias thanks to their stark white hue, incredible scent, and great texture. This bouquet was made up of garden roses, gardenia, lily of the valley, peonies, and plum clematis for just a splash of color.
There's no shame in going for a classic all-white bouquet. Keep with the tradition of an all-white ensemble and feature gardenias. This bouquet was made up of nothing other than gardenias, creating such a decadent look.
This bouquet was the perfect fit for the couple's romantic, Spanish-inspired nuptials. And we can't get over the unique shape. Made up of roses, sweet peas, anemones, roses, gardenia, and eucalyptus, it's simply stunning.
Hoping for soft texture? Ruffly ranunculus is such a classic wedding flower, especially in white. In this bouquet, gardenias make for the perfect match while a mixture of greenery takes it to the next level.
A Dainty Posie
Love an English garden setting? Match the aesthetic with this darling idea. While this may look like a boutonniere at first glance, it was actually carried as a small bridal bouquet. This pretty posy was made up of gardenias and lily of the valley for a simple and sweet look.
Another option for a gardenias-only bouquet! This pretty arrangement features the intricacy of gardenia leaves as well, but the focal point is definitely on those voluminous blooms. The pop of green does add a refreshing break from the all-white visual though.
A dramatic cascade? Yes, please! This bouquet was the perfect fit for an elegant garden wedding. It was made up of calla lilies, tulips, scabiosa, gardenia, and stephanotis. And of course, plenty of greenery to create that lush, cascading effect.