15 Gorgeous Gardenia Bouquet Ideas

These blooms symbolize purity, love, hope, and beauty.

bride in lace bodice holding white gardenia bouquet with green leaves

Photo by Lynn Dunston / Floral Design by Designs by Oochay

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.

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A Vintage Mix

Bride in white dress holding elongated gardenia and greenery bouquet

Photo by Allison Harp; Floral Design by Jubilee Flower Studio

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.

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Simple Greenery

Bride holding white gardenia bouquet with dusty miller and sprigs of greenery

Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

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.

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Textured Elegance

Bride in strapless dress holding white and green bouquet of peonies, gardenia, garden roses, stephanotis, orchids and iron vine

Photo by O'Malley Photographers; Floral design by Flora Nova Design

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.

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Tropical Tricks

Bride holding green and white tropical bouquet of gardenia, stephanotis, and ferns

Photo by Sarah Kathleen Photo

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.

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A Bohemian Dream

Bride in vintage dress holding textured boho-themed bouquet of gardenias, peonies, anemones, ranunculus, roses, white lilac, and lily of the valley

Photo by Logan Cole; Floral Design by Hello Gem

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.

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Pastel Flourishes

Bride in embellished wedding dress holding pastel gardenia bouquet with peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus

Photo by KT Merry; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

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.

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Rustic Refinement

Bride in lace dress holding gardenia and greenery bouquet with reddened fall leaves


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.

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Matrimonial Monochrome

Groom with bride in lace dress holding all-white gardenia and stephanotis bouquet


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.

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Colorful Pops

Bride in lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress holding bright bouquet of garden roses, gardenia, lily of the valley, peonies, and plum clematis

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Floral Design by Toast Santa Barbara

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.

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Mono-Fleur Bouquet

gardenia bouquet

Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography

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.

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Sculptural Display

Bride in white long sleeve wedding dress holding textured gardenia bouquet with roses, sweet peas, anemones, roses, and eucalyptus

PHOTO BY Wild Whim; Floral Design by Bloom Floral and Foliage

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.

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Romantic Ruffles

Blonde bride with low chignon and face-framing tendrils holding white and green bouquet of gardenia, ranunculus, and greenery


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.

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A Dainty Posie

small white and green posie bouquet made up of gardenias and lily of the valley on vintage tray

Photo by Erich McVey; Floral Design by Forage Botanical

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.

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Glorious Gardenias

Bride in lace bodice wedding dress holding bouquet of large white gardenias and green leaves

Photo by Lynn Dunston; Floral Design by Designs by Oochay

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.

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Cascading Greens

cascading white and green bouquet

PHOTO BY KATE HOLSTEIN; Floral design by Toast Santa Barbara, High Camp Supply

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.

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