English Garden Rose Bouquet
Bouquets for the bridesmaids, maid of honor, and bride can harmonize rather than match. Here, they're a symphony of pinks, ivories, and greens, each composed of roses and hydrangeas.
Pink Garden Rose Bouquet
The palette for the bridal bouquet is more vivid with pink garden roses (some barely budding, others full and layered like a tulle skirt), pink-tipped hydrangeas, and variegated geranium leaves, which add fullness.
A Shower of Flowers Rose Bouquet
Buttercream-and-pink phalaenopsis orchids flutter like butterflies among ruffle-edged roses; magenta garden roses; pale, pink, rounded garden roses; and paler spray roses.
Painter's Palette Rose Bouquet
Small tailored garden roses in buff set the stage for dramatic pink French garden roses. Clematis buds and vines tumble out between them, and peach silk ribbon accented with tiny gold tassels reinforces the unusual color combination.
La Vie en Rose Bouquet
Tiny butter-yellow tea roses provide the perfect foil for the myriad shades of pink found in these garden roses, spidery jasmine buds, and scabiosas with their pincushion centers.
A Paler Shade of White Bouquet
Velvet-stemmed tweedia add that "something blue" to a white-on-white bouquet of spray and tea roses, lisianthius buds and flowers, and ranunculus. A slim, metallic-silver vintage ribbon lends a touch of sparkle.
Nostalgic sweet peas reveal their modern side in a pink cascade that fades from dark to pale to almost white. A narrow ribbon of gradient pinks balances the sinuous form of the flowers' natural vines.
Hyacinth and Jasmine
Hyacinth and jasmine lend their sweet perfume to an eclectic bouquet, which also includes cymbidium orchids and blueberry foliage. The silk ribbon picks up the colors of the flowers.
Dahlias and Astilbe
This oversize bouquet of sculpted dahlias and feathery astilbe will bend gracefully over the arm. Silk shantung covers the stems; vintage crystals dangle from a free-form bow.
Rosy coleus makes for surprising foliage in a bouquet. Along with papery abutilon flowers, it surrounds a handful of Dutch roses in dusty and burned pink hues, and flutters as the bride walks. Velvet ribbon makes the bouquet more formal.
Casual and cheerful zinnias in a range of vivid pinks form a delightful posy. Gold-edged pink and orange ribbon is knotted around brown taffeta for a festive detail.
Pearlescent Pink Bouquet
This bouquet combines sweet peas, roses, and feathery astilbe with helichrysum and beaded leaves. Individual pink sequins affixed to wire stems are interspersed among the blooms. On the handle, mother-of-pearl buttons dangle from metallic-pink ribbon.
The sunny splashes of color here come not from the flowers' petals but from their centers: the apricot trumpets of cream-color narcissus and yellow-green anthers of white clematis. Narrowly striped ribbon is a lively accent.
This mostly tulip mix contains orange-and-yellow Dutch, pink Dutch double, French striped parrots, pointy mini-flames, and green-edged peony-flowered tulips. Yellow lupin are sprinkled throughout the asymmetrical cascade tied in royal-blue ribbon.
The bright whites of grape hyacinths, papery sweet peas, and pearl-like lilies of the valley are paired with green-and-white hellebores and fritillarias. Its ribbons -- scalloped faux suede over grosgrain -- are trimmed with a dotted button.
Flecks of Gold Bouquet
Beaded florets, strung by hand, glint like tiny holiday lights amid cymbidium orchids, bupleurum, gloriosa lilies, and lady's mantle; velvety gold-tipped cockscomb lend their own luster. The stems are wrapped in a wide gold band of satin ribbon.
As rich as a floral still-life, this dome-shaped bouquet of warm-hued garden roses is enhanced by dates and kumquats brushed with gold metallic powder and set on wire stems. Metallic shell-shaped trim wraps the wider ivory satin ribbon.
The layered ribbons -- an inch-wide checked grosgrain over a broad band of silk grosgrain -- play up the soft blush of the miniature calla lilies and ranunculus.
Handkerchief Bouquet Wrap
Ribbon isn't the only way to dress a bouquet. A handkerchief embroidered with your wedding date makes a lovely and sentimental decoration.
Felt Bouquet Cuff
For an enchanting accessory, follow the Victorian tradition of carrying flowers in bouquetiers, or elaborate vase- or bowl-shaped holders: Clothe blooms, such as garden roses and fragrant narcissi, in a handsome, lacy wool cuff.
Velvet Bouquet Wrap
To make an autumn or winter bouquet even more lush, include cockscomb -- the deep-pink ruffle-edged flower here -- and then highlight its rich texture with a thick velvet-ribbon bouquet wrap. This example also contains calla lilies and sweet pea.
This bride's bouquet is a lush mix of antique ivory roses, tiny white and pale-pink roses, mint, and scented geranium leaves, all tied with a satin ribbon.
This bride carries a bouquet of 'Orange Unique' roses, hypericum fruits, and lemon leaves.
This bride's bouquet of white tulips, dendrobium orchids, freesia, ranunculus, and pale-green Dutch roses studded with green eucalyptus seeds embodies the wedding's subdued color scheme.
Sara's bridal bouquet featured orange ranunculus, which were flown in from New Zealand, the only place the couple's florist could find the right hue.
This bride's bouquet is a fragrant mix of white majolica roses, Scabiosa, sage, basil, rosemary, and lily of the valley. The bridesmaid bouquets are miniature versions.