Photos (clockwise from left): Courtesy of Linda Whitten, Bonnie Draper, Kristen Frey Wicker, Full Aperture
The soft, tissue paper-y petals of peonies. The vibrant purples of autumnal dahlias. The everlasting classic beauty of white roses. Is it any wonder that wedding bouquets are among our favorite pictures on Instagram? While we love sharing them, we get even more excited when our Instagram followers share photos of their own wedding flower arrangements. We recently asked our Instagram followers to use the hashtag #BridesBouquets on their pictures so we could see what flowers, colors, and styles are popular with real brides. The tagged photos were amazing, but here are our four favorites.
Go bold with your colors: Linda Whitten owns Wedfully Yours, a floral and celebration company that has an Instagram filled with wedding inspiration! The photo at top left proves the power of a fall bouquet, with its giant purple dahlias and tons of lush greenery.
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Crisp, clean and classic is always in style: New bride Bonnie Draper happily shared a photo of her bridal bouquet, top right, which was filled with gorgeous white garden roses, peonies, and ranunculuses. White is the most traditional color for bouquets, but this arrangement manages to feel like a fresh update, thanks to the tiny pops of bright greenery.
Grab onto giant peonies: These full, delicate flowers lend a soft, romantic vibe to every arrangement and always make a stylish statement. Bride Kristen Frey Wicker's bouquet, seen at bottom right, contains the classic pink peony color, as well as simple white roses for contrast. We particularly love how it looks next to the bridesmaid's bouquet, which has hot pink roses instead of the white.
When in doubt, stick to simple hues: As much as we love a crazy-color bouquet, there's something to be said for a neutral-toned bunch of flowers that has a personality of its own. Florist Full Aperture makes a strong case for this choice with the picture at bottom left, which shows how ferns, olive branches, and assorted other white-and-green flowers and plants can really pop without the help of a hot pink or deep purple.