After the bridal bouquet, the flowers your bridesmaids hold are some of the most important florals you'll pick for your wedding. Some brides match the blooms to their own, others pick ones that contrast nicely with the bridesmaid dress color, and still others have their girls carry something other than flowers altogether! We're always curious what real brides are going for, so we asked our Facebook followers to share some snapshots of their bridesmaids bouquets. What we got in return were gorgeous florals and some inspired ideas. We gathered our favorites here to show you what's hot in the flower world.
1. Get organic: We're in love with how bride Jennifer Bender gave her bridesmaids wild, unstructured bouquets that matched her own. The soft pastels of the flowers look great with the mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and the pose is pretty cute, too.
Photo: Courtesy of Meghann Brady Caswell
2. Don't feel limited to flowers: What's more romantic than a candlelit wedding ceremony? Not much! Bride Meghann Brady Caswell had her bridesmaids carry candles and brought in the florals by having them wear flower crowns. This twist on tradition is totally gorgeous, not to mention cost-effective.
Photo: Courtesy of Ashlee Hietanen
3. Tradition, though, is always a good thing: Bride Ashlee Hietanen knows that a classic bouquet is unquestionably beautiful. She stocked her girls' bouquets with peonies, sweetheart roses, and some hydrangeas, for a soft pink arrangement that looked great with their petal-pink dresses.