If you're looking to add a bit of whimsy to your wedding flowers, consider fresh blackberries. The unripe (and inedible) berries are cut while they're still on the vine, so they will have long stems that your florist will be able to easily work with. Blackberries on the vine are in season and plentiful right now, so they're perfect for summertime celebrations. Colors-wise, they come in shades of green and red (the red ones actually resemble raspberries), as well as deep purple and almost black. They're a great way to add a rustic, summery touch to your bouquets and centerpieces, as well as a nice punch of color and texture. And, they also make the cutest boutonnieres! To get you inspired, we've rounded up of our favorite ways to feature them in your wedding day.
Cream-and-Purple Bouquet with Blackberries (above): Purple-tinged blackberries add a pop of color to this pretty bouquet of standard roses and garden roses.
Photo: [Anne Liiles Photography](http://annephoto.com/)
Bouquet with Dusty Miller and Blackberries: This romantic, textural arrangement combines grey dusty miller leaves, bright-pink garden roses, and various flowers in shades of lavender.
Photo: [Ali Harper](http://www.aliharperphotography.com/)
Non-Floral Boutonniere: If your groom isn't a fan of roses or other frilly blooms, then ask your florist to create a unique non-floral boutonniere for him to wear on his lapel. This boutonniere features a cool leaf called huechera that's combined with blackberries and butterfly bush and finished with a striped ribbon.
Photo: [Robert Evans Studios](http://www.robertevans.com/)
Blackberry Boutonniere with Craspedia: For a bright and more mod look, combine a few blackberries on the vine with bright-yellow craspedia.
Photo: [Tonya Joy Photography](http://www.tonyajoy.com/)
Boutonnieres of Roses and Blackberries: Deep-red roses are utterly elegant when paired with rosy-hued blackberries and textural elements like fresh hops.
Photo: [Lili Durkin](http://www.lilidurkin.com/index2.php)
Bridesmaid Bouquet with Blackberries: Bright burgundy berries really pop against neutral-colored bridesmaid dresses and soft, cream-colored flowers like stock and ranunculuses.
Photo: via [Sonya Khegay Photography](http://sonyakhegay.com/)
Photo: [Lauren Ross](http://www.laurenrossphoto.com/)
Peonies-and-Blackberries Centerpiece: Fill a rustic, weathered terra cotta planter with deep red and burgundy peonies, roses, and red blackberries.
Photo: [Jose Villa](http://www.josevilla.com/)
Centerpiece of Blackberries and Garden Roses Smaller mercury glass vessels can be filled with garden roses, blackberries, and fuzzy amaranthus for a simple-yet-full-of-texture look.