Bridal Bouquets Trends for 2023
Are you a bride-to-be looking for ideas to create the perfect bridal bouquet? You're in the right place! Bridal bouquets can be both artful and personal, making them one of the most important accessories of your wedding day. And while many classic designs remain timeless year after year, unique trends are always emerging. And no matter what style you choose, trust your experienced wedding florist to turn your inspiration board into reality.
Every bride wants her wedding day to be unique and unforgettable and reflect the beauty she sees in the world around her - from fresh floral designs that evoke nature's bounty to contemporary aesthetics inspired by art and fashion. To help inspire your big day, look no further than these forward-thinking bridal bouquets that are sure to spark inspiration for your big day in 2023!!
1. PETITE BOUQUETS
Flowers Jubilee Flowers | Photo Elizabeth Gelineau
Petite bouquets are the ideal choice for anyone wanting to make a statement without going overboard. These tiny but powerful arrangements typically feature fewer flowers than a larger bouquet and often have a more modern look. However, small size doesn't equate to sacrifice in variety! In fact, petite bouquets can be as diverse as you want them to be - including various colors, textures, and shapes - if they are designed carefully and balanced perfectly.
Flowers Lily Peterson of Flowershop | Photographer Olivia Rae James
Since petite bouquets tend to be smaller than traditional arrangements, they are perfect for occasions when you want to show off intricate details on your dress without taking away from it. Contrasting shapes, sizes, or colors create an elegant and timeless look that won't detract attention from the other elements in your ensemble; instead, it will add a touch of sophistication and charm. When done correctly, it's incredible how a few simple blooms can make a powerful and timeless statement.
Flowers Ashley Fox Designs | Photo Shasta Bell Photography
2. Adding Dried Flowers into Fresh Bouquets
Florist Found Floral | Photo Michelle Nguyen
Dried flowers have been gaining traction in the wedding industry for several years now due to their unique look and textures that add an extra dimension of beauty to any bouquet. In 2023, mixing a few dried flowers or grasses into your fresh flowers offers an opportunity to add eye-catching textures and colors to your bouquet, giving it a unique bespoke look.
Flowers Thy Lan Studio
Some beautiful dried flower and plant choices include allium flowers, nigella flowers, cress, smoke bush, larkspur, and flax, to name a few. Incorporate these dried botanicals with traditional blooms to add texture, create unique color combinations, and incorporate a meaningful flower that may not be available or in season. Keep your look natural by avoiding bleached or dyed flowers, and let the botanicals' true beauty shine through.
Flowers Angelica Fleurs
3. Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
Flowers Siren Floral Co. | Photo This Modern Romance
Bright colors and bold patterns are expected to be a huge trend in 2023. Adding pops of color can be the perfect way to turn up the excitement and highlight details that truly reflect your unique personality as a bride. Whether you prefer bright, bold hues or more subtle tones, there are many ways to use color in unexpected and eye-catching ways when designing your bridal bouquet. For pops of color, think bright pinks, oranges, yellows, and blues mixed together for an eye-catching effect.
Flowers Selva Design House | Photo Erich McVey
For visual patterns created with color, consider pairing bright blooms like hot pink peonies, yellow ranunculus, or orange poppies with muted shades like mauve roses, butter-yellow tulips, blush dahlias or white wildflowers. When balancing bright-colored stems with lighter colored flowers, natural patterns emerge. Don't be afraid to experiment and get creative!
Flowers Tulipina | Photographer Umberto Armiraglio
When incorporating Pantone's Color of the Year for 2023 - Viva Magenta - into your wedding day look, a vibrant bouquet is the perfect way to make a statement. Not only will this color make your photos pop, but it will also add a fun and upbeat energy to your big day.
4. Sustainable Floristry
Flowers Boulder Blooms | Photo Megan Hadley Photography
2023 is set to be the year of eco-friendly weddings, with an increasing number of brides embracing sustainable practices when it comes to floristry. Armed with access to seasonal blooms, cutting-edge products, and innovative suppliers prioritizing sustainability, couples can make sure their special day speaks volumes for style without compromising the planet. In addition, requesting more sustainable floristry practices is a beautiful way to push creativity in design while being mindful of our impact on the planet—something we all need now more than ever!
Flowers Petals and Pages Floral Design
Some tips for requesting a more sustainable bridal bouquet include: request seasonal blooms, incorporate locally sourced flowers, request ethical sources for imported flowers, avoid bleach and chemical dyes on dried petals, refuse ribbons made from artificial fabrics, and plastics; opt instead for 100% natural and biodegradable ribbons made from silk, cotton, or linen and naturally dyed free from chemicals. These are just a few ways in which small decisions can contribute to a wider change toward more sustainable practices in the flower industry.
Flowers Lily Forest Designs Photo Mc Niel Photography
No matter what your style may be, there is a bouquet here for every bride. From the petite and delicate to the bold and colorful, these contemporary designs are sure to set your wedding apart from the rest. And don't forget the finishing touch - your bridal bouquet is not complete without the finishing touch of Silk & Willow Plant Dyed Silk Ribbons. Find your perfect hue HERE.