A white bridal bouquet may seem very traditional, but it can also be delightfully versatile. Here are some beautiful examples.
A white bridal bouquet is very traditional, but depending on the type of flowers you choose it can also be romantic, modern or even beachy. Dozens of blooms are available in white—peonies, roses, carnations, orchids and calla lilies just to name a few—so when you’re working with your florist, be sure to explain the look and feel you want for your bouquet with photos of designs you do and don’t like.
Not sure what style you want? Let your wedding dress dictate it. A wedding bouquet should complement your gown. If you’re wearing a ball gown with a full skirt, carry a bouquet with lush blooms in a cascading or round shape. For brides in a slinky sheath, opt for something more minimal, either a single calla lily or a bouquet with a more ethereal design.
Another point of inspiration can come from the meaning of each flower. Choose blooms that represent your feelings towards your groom. Kate Middleton’s regal wedding bouquet is a perfect example. Each flower the Duchess carried had special significance to her and Prince William: Lily of the valley (trustworthy), myrtle (love and marriage), Ivy (fidelity) and Sweet William (gallantry and the groom’s namesake).