Eternally loved for timelessness, tulips are one of our favorite flowers for wedding bouquets. The natural elegance a tulip exudes, whether pastel, vibrant, or crisp white, lends itself to any wedding style. “When done right, you'll never look back on a bouquet featuring beautiful delicate tulips and regret that decision,” says Kelly Lenárd of Intertwine.
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“Their graceful stems and flowing petals can add dimension, movement, whimsy, elegance, drama, and old-world charm to bouquets,” shares Lenárd. From standard tulips like the Big Smile and Menton varieties to exciting Parrot Tulips, you can find them in just about any color. “Many varieties even have a painterly quality to their petals, making them blend easily with a wide array of colors.”
Tulips are extremely versatile, with most varieties available for purchase year-round, while the more unique varieties will only be available in the spring. “Their sleek form is also a lovely juxtaposition to more intricately petaled flowers and fillers," says Lenárd.
Each variety differs in price; work with your florist to determine what’s appropriate for your budget to get the most bang for your buck.
Add a dose of stylish fun to your bridal bouquet, and let your bridesmaids in on it too! Here are 16 tulip bouquets we absolutely love.
In a shockingly beautiful display of vibrancy, capitalize on the opportunity to create a bold color palette. This garden wedding was full of lush florals in brilliant hues of pink, orange, and coral right down to the bride’s bouquet.
“I typically like a lot of texture in my bouquets, so having some smooth shapes in the mix helps to balance out the busier elements,” shares Lenárd. Incorporate accent blooms that feed into the playful sensibilities that tulips naturally exude for a bouquet that’s unexpected. “In this case, some of my favorite spring accent blooms are hellebore, butterfly ranunculus, lilac, fritillaria, and narcissus.”
Appreciate the Details
The center stamen of a tulip can come in a wide array of colors depending on the variety. Play up the color palette you’ve selected for your big day by selecting a tulip that, when opened either partially or all the way, coordinates well with the overall colors of the design for a subtle but surefire way to tie things all together.
Include Lily of the Valley
Searching for the perfect bouquet for the quintessential classic wedding? Look no further than our new favorite combination: tulips and lily of the valley. The varying degrees of size between the two (lily of the valley’s tiny blooms to tulips larger ones) will create a timeless look both luxurious and understated.