Unexpected Wedding Bouquet Color Combinations That Will Make Your Arrangement Pop
Just because wedding bouquets are a traditional element of a ceremony doesn't mean they have to look or feel classic. In fact, more and more brides are choosing to modernize this big-day detail. The best way to do so? By choosing an unexpected color combination. There are so many advantages to pairing your favorite blooms with seemingly contrasting shades. The biggest plus is that a selection of vibrant blooms is guaranteed to turn heads as a bride walks down the aisle. Plus, an arrangement with eccentric colorways can speak to your outgoing personality and artistic nature. So, why not showcase your edgy and creative side on the most meaningful day of your life with a vivid spray your guests definitely won't see coming?
Another benefit of a bouquet with an unexpected color combination? The hues can allude to your wedding locale. If you're exchanging vows near the water during sunset, pair blue buds (these reference the ocean!) with orange-and-red roses (which can represent the sky just before dusk). These unique combinations can speak to your event's seasonality, as well. A clutch of pastel blush, mint, aqua, and ivory flowers is perfectly fit for a spring affair, while crimson berries and dark emerald leaves feel inherently wintry. You can even incorporate dried brown plants into your big-day selection for an autumnal arrangement. Planning an event that walks the line between a cold- and warm-weathered season? Subtly incorporate cooler tones into your warm-hued clutch with smaller blue buds. At this early spring wedding, Academy Florist incorporated icy delphiniums into an otherwise pastel rose and peony arrangement to speak to both times of year.
Deciding on a bold palette for your wedding bouquet, however, isn't always easy—which is where we come in. Ahead, we've gathered unexpected bouquet color combinations to inspire your own statement arrangement.
Opt for two-toned greenery in your bouquet for an unexpected pop of color. Poppy Hill Flowers worked green leaves with copper bottoms into this mix, creating a flash of orange from below.
Playing with complementary colors throughout your bouquet can be striking. Kelly Oshiro paired violet lilacs, sweet peas, and tulips with yellow garden roses and ranunculus to create this bold nosegay.
Scatter blue blooms alongside warm scarlet flora for a balanced and dynamic arrangement. Greenwood Events created this one using cobalt thistle and icy delphinium to contrast fiery red protea, dahlias, and berries.
Green, Pink, and Yellow
Bright and Springy
Play up your event's moody color palette with a deep burgundy dahlia arrangement—believe us, no one will see florals this dark coming (pair them with bright white anemones to enhance their depth!). Max Gill Design created this spray.
Tone down statement peonies' vibrant pink hue with dark green-and-purple leaves for a unique play on dark-meets-light. Plenty of Petals made this iteration.
Reimagine this Sinclair and Moore ombré arrangement by anchoring your spray with yellow buds, then transitioning to orange, red, and pink flora (in that order!) as your clutch cascades towards the ground.
Note how Leslie Lukas Weddings & Events complemented tropical greenery with vibrant peonies anemones, clematis, and berries for a lively, vacation-inspired bouquet. Grouping red and purple buds felt particularly unique—but still exotic.
Dried palm leaves, hydrangeas, and leaves came together to create a tonal clutch that's perfect for a fall wedding. Betty Flowers Santorini designed this mix.