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Types of Wedding Flowers

One of the best ways to determine your favorite types of wedding flowers are to look at past weddings and bridal bouquets. Here are 50 of them.

One of the best ways to determine your favorite types of wedding flowers are to look at past weddings and bridal bouquets. When wedding planning, flowers can play a key role in bringing together a cohesive design. You can start with them in mind at the beginning of planning or use them to tie everything together at the end.

In this post I have pulled over 50 of my favorite wedding bouquets from the past 10 years of my work. Learn more about me, Mary Dougherty, a New York + Vermont destination wedding photographer here.

Your Favorite Types of Wedding Flowers

It is helpful to think about types of wedding flowers under two main categories : structured and unstructured. An organic, loose bouquet can be full of texture and movement. It hints at a natural setting, or can offer contrast against modern elements of a wedding day. A structured bouquet often looks classic. The simple way to achieve this look is to use one type of wedding flower.

Types of Wedding Flowers in Bridal Bouquets

Logan’s all white peony wedding bouquet elevated her look and kept the color scheme simple. It was perfect for her classic venue, Fox Chapel Golf Club, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See more from her peony filled wedding on Style Me Pretty.

Structured Flowers vs Unstructured Flowers

In contrast the stunning variety you see below in Jaclyn’s bouquet by Hops Petunia perfectly lends itself to her Catskills Wedding Venue. The daisies are unexpected and playful while as a whole bouquet reads as stunning and elegant.

The types of wedding flowers used are typically seen throughout all bride and bridesmaid bouquets. Below, Kayla’s bridesmaids worn stunning white jumpsuits and held slightly smaller bouquets than she did. See more from this fashionable and detailed Buffalo wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Colleen carried one of the most stunning bridal bouquets that Stacy K Floral has ever created. Her modern wedding dress and the organic bouquet balanced each other perfectly.

Little Farmhouse Flowers created the red bridal bouquet you see below for my workshop. I love the color included and how vibrant and layered it is.

Jen is an artist, and her wedding at the Eastman House was a lush event with jewel tones and texture. Her bouquet was created by a friend, featured an air plant and several seed pods and was so stunning.

Foraged Wedding Flowers

For the Island Elopement I created at my first Adirondack Wedding Workshop, Fern Croft created the natural bridal bouquet you see below with muted mauve roses and plenty of foraged grasses. The texture was amazing.

Foxfire Mountain House is a secluded wedding venue in the Catskills perfect for intimate parties and thoughtful events. It was there I captured this bridal bouquet by Kelly Lenard of Intertwine.

Allison’s December wedding featured a handmade dress fit for royalty, so it was no surprise her wedding bouquet followed suit. A simple bouquet of Lily of the Valley was fragrant and flown over from Holland.

January in California is mild and warm compared to New York. So Type A Society filled Sunstone Winery with all white details including the layered white bridal bouquet you see below by Alt Flowers.

Blush and green are a favorite type of wedding flowers, as they tie together a day so perfectly. Meggie and her bridesmaids not only stunned but had fun with this look.

With a mix of warm and cool tones, Heirloom Soul Flowers from Buffalo, New York brought together the stunning fall scene at Chautauqua for Karen.

Jane’s bouquet by Rebecca Shepard Floral suited her Tribeca Rooftop Wedding perfectly.

This organic bouquet with plum, mauve, mustard and pink was created by Kelly Lenard for a winter elopement in the Hudson Valley.

Fall Wedding Flowers

Leah’s fall Adirondack wedding perfectly played off the season with a vibrant bouquet of red, orange, ochre, mauve and green. I love the texture that Little Farmhouse Flowers created.

This bridal bouquet featuring ranunculus, roses and straw flower also includes a few raspberry branches for added dimension. Pistil & Pollen are the New York floral designers b

Another version of the simple and elegant white bouquet is with roses. Andrea + Matt’s Syracuse wedding was black tie and her bouquet perfectly fit in.

Kayleigh and Dave had a simple backyard wedding in 2020 and their wedding flowers were stunning. This small bouquet held pictures of her grandparents and meant so much.

Savannah held a long stem bouquet by Little Farmhouse Flowers for her Lake Placid wedding with views of Whiteface. See the details from her full bridal look here.

Elegant Organic Wedding Flowers

Colorful Wedding Flowers

For Amy-Lynn and Jake’s Lake Placid wedding, they chose an unexpected colorful wedding palette and their flowers followed suit. With a mix of yellow, orange, blue and green Little Farmhouse Flowers perfectly paired their personality with their day.

Single Flower Type Bouquets

Winter Wedding Flowers

Lake Placid Winter Wedding

A classic Cape Cod wedding never goes out of style, especially at the Kittansett Club.

A Chautauqua wedding is stunning no matter the size. Karen and Walker pivoted to host the most amazing micro wedding at this historic American retreat.

Looking for a Catskills wedding venue? Browse Jaclyn and Scott’s photos to see what makes a Full Moon Resort wedding so special.