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bridal bouquet, bridal bouquet ideas, wedding bouquetSince the times of the ancient Greeks, bridal bouquets have been used in weddings. Greek brides carried bridal bouquets of herbs to protect them from evil spirits.

Through time, flowers became prevalent in bridal bouquets. Victorian brides placed flowers in their wedding bouquets with careful thought to each flower's special meaning. These days, the bridal bouquet is still every bride's best accessory and remains the focal point of wedding flowers.

As bridal bouquet design evolves, wedding bouquets are increasingly more tailored to the different brides who carry them. They are a great way for you to showcase your style and add some unique touches to your wedding ceremony and reception décor.

What's the best way to update your bridal bouquet? We've assembled most inventive bridal bouquets ideas. Read on to learn the newest trends and how you can adapt them for your wedding flowers.



Breakaway Bridal Bouquet Design

A fresh and clever idea in wedding flowers, breakaway bouquets are gaining in popularity for creative brides. Made up of any type of flower, breakaway bouquets appear to be one large bouquet, but are actually composed of three separate bouquets. The bride will carry the large combined bouquet down the aisle and then she'll break the three bouquets apart and they'll be used as other wedding flowers. Of the three bouquets, one is usually used for the bouquet toss, another is for the bride to keep and the third is for the bride to give as a special gift to a friend or loved one. Breakaway bouquets add a unique touch to traditional wedding flowers.

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Monograms are really trendy for all parts of weddings and that includes wedding flowers. Generally formed from the initials of the groom's last name, monograms are a new way for couples to acknowledge their family names and add personalization to their wedding flowers.

You can include monograms in your wedding flowers in a number of different ways. Monograms can be featured as embroidery on fabric or ribbon wrapped around bridal bouquets or they can be sewn onto the fabric with beads or rhinestones. Wire and piping can also be formed into monograms and placed within the blooms of a bridal bouquet.

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Bridal Bouquets in Bright Colors

Bridal bouquets with bright vibrant colors are another recent update for wedding flowers. Though many brides still stick with traditional pastels and neutral shades of white and cream for their bouquets, the latest bridal bouquets contain flowers with glowing colors like hot pink, bright orange, magenta and fuchsia.

You can easily use bright colors together to make a fun bridal bouquet with vibrant purples and pinks or a bouquet that pops with citrus hues. Bright colors can also be used alone as a single color bouquet or can be part of a monochromatic palette mixed with flowers in muted shades

Different Textures in Bridal Bouquets
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Mixing it up with a blend of unique flowers and other objects, today's bridal bouquets feature exquisite textures that add three dimensional beauty to wedding flowers . If you use several different types and shapes of flowers mixed together, you can easily add varying textures to your bridal bouquet.

After you've found out which wedding flowers are in season for your wedding, select flowers that tantalize the eye with different textures. Flowers that are shaped differently like stephanotis and hydrangea or carnations and spider lilies can make interesting combinations. These flowers contrast with each other to lend texture to your bridal bouquet.  Tie your bridal bouquet with a unique ribbon or cord (like raffia) for an added texturized look.

You can also use a few atypical items in your bridal bouquet to give it a touch of texture. Pinecones, shells, fruit, feathers, berries and leaves can be added to your bridal bouquet to give it a unique textured look.

Depending on the details you select, your bridal bouquet can compliment the theme of your wedding. Different textures, elegant monogramming, a splash of vibrant color or a creative breakaway option can give your bridal bouquet exactly the right touches for it to be a personalized and unique part of your wedding flowers.