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Inspiration Files: Bouquets

7/15/20

What can be said about the bouquet? It’s at the center of the magic that is a wedding! Whether loose and leafy or full and petite, bridal bouquets are an expression of your most personal taste. We love garden-inspired bouquets here at Pollen, ideally utilizing local and seasonal flowers for a bouquet that is not only beautiful, but sustainable too! It’s hard to pick favorites, but good thing that’s not necessary! Instead, here is a breadth of memorable moments that capture just how versatile and personal bouquets can be.

Classic, garden party style wedding with a color palette of taupe, mauve, blush, and ivory and included Quicksand roses, burgundy scabiosa, viburnum berries, Japanese anemone, black Queen Anne's lace, ninebark, and English ivy.
Our very own designer, Michelle, was married last September at the Columbus Park Refectory. She planned a classic, garden party style wedding, with a color palette of taupe, mauve, blush, and ivory, with pops of burgundy. The garden-style bridesmaids’ bouquets coordinated with each other without being identical, and included Quicksand roses, burgundy scabiosa, viburnum berries, Japanese anemone, black Queen Anne’s lace, ninebark, and English ivy.
Photography by Redwall Photo.
Fall wedding bouquet with neutral palette and flowers like seasonal blush and ivory dahlias, pale yellow phlox, and white stock.
Bouquets were both rich and soft to complement this September wedding‘s neutral palette, with favorites like seasonal dahlias and phlox.
Photography by Tim Tab Studios.
Bride and bridesmaid bouquets with bright pink garden roses and ranunculus, peach ranunculus, and white dahlias, roses, ranunculus, and daisies.
At this chic outdoor ceremony at Bridgeport Art Center, luscious flowers (check out that dahlia!) were complemented with delicate daisies laced throughout.
Photography by Dana Ann Photography.
Summer bride and groom with colorful garden-inspired bouquet of anemones, roses, ranunculus, and berries.
Anemone’s dark centers added a pop to an already vivid range of flowers in this whimsical late summer wedding.
Photography by Dan Voss Photography.
Colorful, mixed pastel blooms of zinnias, anemones, garden roses, tweedia, and ranunculus for the wedding party's wildflowery bouquets for a summer wedding at Salvage One.
Colorful, mixed pastel blooms for the wedding party’s wildflowery bouquets for a summer wedding at Salvage One.
Photography by Kate Weinstein.
Lush gardeny winter bouquets for wedding with anemones, scabiosa, fern, blush garden roses, and berries.
At this lush green and white winter wedding at Chicago Athletic Association, white and blush flowers were nestled within foliage-packed bouquets. Both bouquets complemented each other: Mollie’s was filled with large garden roses, while Nora’s featured anemones. Photography by Katie Kett Photography.
Ruby red wedding party for a Chicago wedding at Salvage One, with unconventional bouquets on floral hoops.
This couple’s wedding was eclectic, charming and utterly romantic: the bridesmaids’ unconventional bouquets doubled as floating decoration above the couple’s wedding cake.
Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Stephanie Bassos, Bassos Weddings.
Bride and bridesmaids in a palette of sage green, periwinkle, dusty blue, and charcoal. Monochromatic bouquets were of anemones, spray roses, berries, thistle, dusty miller, and eucalyptus.
Bridesmaids dresses were in a range of sage greens and dusty blues to reflect the soft hues of the bouquets at this Revolution Brewing wedding.
Photography by M Lindsay Photography.
Classic, garden inspired spring wedding at River Roast Chicago with a flower palette of pale peonies, garden roses, spray roses, clematis, eucalyptus, and dusty miller.
Delicate clematis stood out in this soft bouquet of peonies for a classic, garden inspired spring wedding at River Roast Chicago.
Photography by Britta Marie Photography.
Bride and bridesmaids with white monochromatic bouquets of peonies, roses, and ranunculus with sage foliage.
Sage green and white make for a beautiful and classic pairing.
Blog post forthcoming. Photography by T&S Hughes.
Spring bride's bouquet with blush protea, white anemone, pale pink astilbe, and ivory peonies.
This bride’s bouquet featured protea, a striking focal flower, and was balanced with a soft color palette. Timeless spring flowers, like full ivory peonies, added volume to the bouquets at this spring wedding at River Roast.
Photography by Ben & Katya.
Winter bridal bouquet with blush ranunculus, berries, and silver dollar eucalyptus.
This gorgeous dusty rose winter wedding at Bridgeport Art Center included some of my favorite winter blooms. Hanoi ranunculus are a huge, petal-packed variety of ranunculus that I look forward to every winter.  I’m also a huge fan of viburnum tinus, which is the cluster of tiny mauve flower buds seen throughout the wedding.
Photography by Ann and Kam Photography.
Colorful bouquets of ivory poppies, orange ranunculus, blue tweedia, and full pink peonies at this spring wedding at Moonlight Studios.
If spring were a bouquet, it might look something like these colorful arrangements of poppies, ranunculus, tweedia, and full peonies at this spring wedding at Moonlight Studios. Photography by Katie Kett.
Bridal bouquet with pink dahlia and peonies, irises, plum scabiosa, berries, tweedia, and lilac.
The bride’s vivid bouquet in this styled shoot by Zen Events looked just-gathered with flowers like deep plum ranunculus and scabiosas, full pink dahlias, and bearded irises.
Photography by Tim Tab Studios.
This summer wedding At 19 East had bouquets filled with some enchanting flowers: two-toned ranunculus, dusty peach garden roses, and delicate tweedia to mirror the bridal party’s sky blue gowns.
Photography by Maggie Russo Photography.
A bouquet bursting with color: Coral Charm peonies, peach ranunculus, and golden poppies provided fullness to this bouquet filled with smaller seasonal flowers at this vibrant spring wedding at Revolution Brewing Taproom.
Photography by Sprung Photo.
Hot pinks, oranges, and violets made for a joyful color palette at these bride’s bright summer wedding at Greenhouse Loft.
Photography by Hadassah Brand and Kristin Parra for Cage & Aquarium.
A resplendent bouquet of red and gold ranunculus, plum dahlias and scabiosa and luscious pink garden roses for this vibrant fall wedding. Photography by Chennergy.
Romantic bridesmaid's bouquet of pale pink seedum, majolica roses, and stock, eucalyptus, and burgundy dahlias for late summer wedding at The Abbey.
A romantic color palette of burgundy, dusty blush, and sage green set the tone for this traditional Jewish wedding held at The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva.
Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Rebecca Borg.
Fall bridal bouquet with burgundy dahlias, blush garden roses, and dusty purple lisianthus.
Ovation was the venue for this stunning October wedding with an unconventional autumnal palette.
Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Husar Photography.
For this colorful spring wedding at Halls of Saint George, we used a colorful palette that included peonies, garden roses, raunculus, scabiosa, and astilbe.
For this colorful spring wedding at Halls of Saint George, we used a colorful palette that included peonies, garden roses, raunculus, scabiosa, and astilbe.
Photography by Gabrielle Cheikh Photography.
Plum scabiosas, garden roses, thistle, and burgundy dahlias bridal bouquet for a caramel and burgundy fall wedding.
Caramel and burgundy made for a unique palette, especially with the addition of blue thistle, for this Fall Wedding at Room 1520.
Photography by xo azuree.
A palette ranging from clematis’s deep amethyst to dusty violet scabiosa and pink peonies, looking so lovely against the bride’s lace gown at this spring Bridegport Art Center Skyline Loft wedding.
Photography by Kent Drake Photography.
Bright spring wedding bouquet with coral peonies, yellow and orange poppies, and garden roses.
This spring wedding in coral and deep teal at Salvage One featured a poppy-filled bridal bouquet.
Photography by Tim Tab Studios.
Spring textural bouquet from an Irish Countryside Editorial Shoot with ranunculus, majolica roses, berries, veronica, fern, and snowball viburnum.
We loved this spring textural bouquet from an Irish Countryside Editorial Shoot. The color palette was kept neutral and light, with navy berries dotted through and an abundant array of green!
Photography by Tiffaney Childs Photography.

For credits and full features, please follow the linked titles. Looking to see what else is in the Inspiration Files? Check out our post on Boutonnieres. More ideas for your wedding can be found on Pollen’s Pinterest!

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