Trending Now: Long-Stemmed Wedding Bouquets
If there's one thing we love about wedding bouquets, it's that they come in many different shapes and sizes. From the smallest clutches to wild, lush arrangements, brides have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to curating their own bridal sprays. However, if you're looking to make a statement on your big day, there's one type in particular that we think you should consider: long-stemmed bouquets.
With added length comes extra drama, which is why more and more brides are choosing to carry these elongated arrangements down the aisle. The resulting look is a striking, vertical bouquet that is guaranteed to make guests do a double take. Another benefit of these bridal arrangements? They're just as versatile as a classic wedding bouquet. If you're a traditional bride searching for an extravagant addition to your bridal look, ask your florist to keep the stems long on your clutch of blooms. For a whimsical or garden-inspired affair, opt for something like this Laura Clare Design bundle of greenery, garden roses, pampas grass, and foxglove.
Ahead, we've rounded up some of the most dramatic (and beautiful!) long-stemmed arrangements that brides carried down the aisle on their big day. From bright blue bouquets perfect for a relaxed oceanside ceremony to autumnal sprays using dried elements like wheat, you're bound to find something that suits your event, no matter the style or season. If you're goal is to make an entrance on your big day, the long-stemmed bouquet trend is definitely for you.
Blue and White
To ensure your bouquet's color palette doesn't compete with your verdant long stems, tie the bunch together with a ribbon that matches your buds. Flowers Living selected a light blue ribbon that referenced the blue and white florals seen here.
Cherry blossom branches are an unexpected, but gorgeous way to add length to your bridal arrangement, as evidenced by this Édénique creation.
For minimalist brides, we recommend sticking to a single flower (or, in this case, greenery!) for you big-day bouquet. Belle Soul Custom Creations only used two versions of eucalyptus to create this one-of-a-kind look.
Take notes from Mel Haupt Floral and ask your florist to create height by keeping your clutch's branches and flower stems extra-long. Pink lilies, white anemones, carnations, and red roses added an extra dose of color to this arrangement.
Small and Large
Sprigs of wheat can add height (and a textural element) to any bouquet. A Very Beloved Bloom paired the variety with smaller buds and greenery to make the bouquet feel more colorful and multidimensional.
Tall and Short
Pink and Blue
Tall and Large
If you don't want to overwhelm your overarching bridal look with your tall spray, opt for smaller buds (like the tiny florals in this Wildflower design) to keep all the attention on you.
We love the bohemian vibe that uneven ends bring to a long-stemmed bouquet, but for a more classic look, ask your florist to cut the stems evenly, like Fieldwork did here.
Florésie proves you don't need many flowers when your bouquet's stems are as lengthy as these.
Contrast small blooms with long stems—like Evgenia Dragun does here—for a completely unique and unexpected look.
Searching for a dramatic "something blue" option? A bridal arrangement like this California Floral & Design bundle of long-stemmed delphiniums is sure to do the trick.
Only three calla lilies make up this Creations by Nupur spray, but the substantial buds and long stems make it feel a bit bigger.
Pops of Color
Longer stems mean colorful florals have a lot of greenery to compete with. So make each bloom count, like AFP Design did here, by reaching for impactful peach garden roses and white flowers.
Berries and Greenery
An extra-lush arrangement, like this Fleurop design, is much easier to carry down the aisle if you keep the stems long.
Keeping your flowers' stems long allows for more blooms. White foxglove pokes out from every inch of this spray.