21 Fun and Bright Poppy Wedding Bouquets
When it comes to wedding bouquets, poppies often get looped in with anemones. If you compare the two side-by-side, it's easy to see how they so often blend together in brides' minds. But the differences really are there—and, while the may be subtle, they're noticeable enough to alter the overall vibes of their respective arrangements. While anemones come with crisp, flat petals with high-contrast black centers (they read a little preppy!), poppies are crinkly and are most often seen with yellow cores (so romantic!). If you're currently sourcing blooms for a lush, wildflower-centric wedding bouquet, you'll want to go with the latter. There may be a million different flowers in the garden, but none feel as of-the-earth and effortless as the poppy.
Don't just take our word for it. The following bridal bouquets, which were all carried down aisles at real weddings, are proof that this particular variety is as wedding-ready as it gets. The best part? There's virtually no flower species out there that it doesn't pair prettily with. Peonies, dahlias, garden roses, mums, delphinium, and even anemones (yep!) can all call this bud partner. And it works just as well in a mixed group. As far as color palettes go, expect to see poppies in plenty of summer hues (this makes sense, since the variety blooms during the warmer months!), like yellow, orange, pink, and bright red.
They may play nice with others, but poppies can also stand on their own, exemplified by this beautiful bouquet by White Magnolia Designs. Ready to discover all of the other stunning ways that you can use poppies in your personal floral arrangement? Click through to discover your new favorite wedding flower.
Tangled Vine nestled a bright pink peony into the rest of this bohemian-inspired bouquet, which paired prettily with the bride's vintage wedding dress.
Shoots of poppies and ranunculus hovered above the rest of the Pineapple Petals Studio bouquet's buds, which added movement and visual intrigue to the clutch.
Red and White
White anemones, poppies' black-centered sister bloom, added contrast to an otherwise richly-hued red and merlot arrangement. Poppies and ranunculus rounded out the rest of this bouquet from Brown Paper Design.
Poppies and Kumquats
Peach ranunculus bolstered a few extra-large poppies—all the colors of sunny rays—in this The Girl Floral bouquet.
Hellebore, garden roses, peonies, and poppies were all part of this petite arrangement by Blossom and Vine.
The horizontal shape of this poppy, lily, rose, and peony clutch by Port + Palm Co. complemented the neckline of the bride's off-the-shoulder wedding dress.
White Magnolia Designs arranged varying sizes of orange poppies to showcase how stunning this variety can look all on its own.
This subtly-'70s arrangement by Eden Florals looked like it was plucked straight from a wildflower field.
Sprawling branches, andromeda bunches, exotic fruits, garden roses, and ombré poppies transformed this arrangement into a destination wedding-ready bouquet.
Soft blue delphinium added depth to this garden rose, poppy, and eucalyptus clutch. Braun's Fine Flowers was responsible for the design.
A single coral-colored poppy drew the eye to the upper right corner of this tiny The Bloemist spray.
Two varieties of white poppies (yellow- and white-centered!), in addition to pink and red-orange types, made up this colorful Alicia K Designs mix.
Beige poppies acted as the base of this lush display by Bramble and Bee. Fully-bloomed peonies, lilies, and and lots of leafy greens completed the look.
Pops of Poppies
Though lavender roses, pinks strawflowers, and blush dahlias made small statements throughout this Bows and Arrows bouquet, the plethora of poppies brought the oomph (and added height!).