There’s nothing that quite makes you feel like a bride than the moment you stand with your wedding dress on, and your bouquet in hand.
This year we’ve featured some incredibly beautiful bouquets on the blog, from the ones carried by our real brides on their big days, to those skillfully created by florists for our inspiration shoots.
And so, as we continue our round-up of our favourite posts from 2015, today it’s our chance to look back on the most stand-out blooms from the last 12 months.
Wedding flowers are a chance to inject a little colour into your day, and play around with textures and fragrances.
When it comes to choosing a bouquet, the sky really is the limit, with structured posies, loose hand-tied bunches, or single stems.
Peonies are always popular with early summer brides, proteas have been perhaps our favourite flower this year, and berries, fruits and succulents have been making appearances in wedding floristry more and more.
So, without further delay, scroll down to see some of our fave florals from this year – don’t forget to pin your own favourites too!
1. Statement Hue
There’s something really powerful about choosing a single flower, in a single colour, for your bouquet, especially if it’s a bright orangey hue like this one.
These papery-looking poppies might be a tad too delicate for centrepieces or carrying around all day, but if you want something special for the aisle, and your portraits, a bouquet like this would make quite the statement.
2. Watercolour Dream
This bouquet featured in a shoot earlier this year, and we instantly fell in love with the romantic rose and berry combination, vintage peachy tones, an organic textures.
Add in some bronze and blush ribbons, and this is a beautiful bunch just right for a fine art wedding.
3. Tall & Thin
We don’t see bouquets like this one very often, but it’s just the right shape for elongating your figure, and was the perfect finishing touch for Spanish bride Carlota’s wedding day look, earlier this year.
Look for long-stemmed wildflowers, with lots of trailing grasses or foliage to add plenty of texture at the top.
4. Cream & Cornflower
If there’s any new colour combination that’s become increasingly popular this year, it’s cornflower blues, soft peaches and cream, such a beautiful choice by real bride, Kate, for her tipi wedding we featured back in July.
This super soft combination of cabbage roses, sweet pea, hydrangea, and brunia berries is fluffy, romantic and entirely pretty.
5. White Haze
All white bouquets, with touches of deep green, have never been more stylish, and this beautiful bouquet from a bohemian inspiration shoot, shows just how it’s done.
Mixed roses, ranunculus, and tulips offer a nice selection of textures, while adding some light, tall stems gives gorgeous height and texture to the overall look.
6. Succulent Touches
Succulents have been a massive trend in floristry over the last couple of years, and they’re still as cool as ever, especially as part of your wedding day bouquet.
We loved our real bride, Kendall’s, chic succulent bouquet, the thistles, roses, berries and foliage offer colour and texture for a really elegant, ‘bridal’ finish.
7. Playful with Peonies
This bouquet was such a fun one, an oversized round posy, chock-full of contrasting pink peonies, roses, and berries. Classic tight posy shapes are still hugely popular, but this one gives it a modern, playful twist.
It was the perfect youthful bouquet for February bride, Kate, and her chic Salt Lake City wedding.
8. Desert Brights
This Southwest-style bouquet is such a cool one for a bride who wants something truly different from her wedding flowers.
With lots of texture, contrasting hues and uneven stems, amaryllis, protea, David Austin roses and hardy foliage, give an eclectic finish to this desert-style bouquet.
9. Big Blooms
Oh, we fell hard for this simple, yet super chic bouquet toted by real bride Martha, earlier this year.
There’s just something about a single fresh, bright, oversized open peony that’s so chic and playful, the perfect statement bloom in this fluffy, romantic bouquet.
10. Cascading Foliage
Cascading bouquets are unabashedly romantic, entirely gorgeous, and so timeless. They may seem a little dated, but with luxe white blooms and the lightest trailing foliage, this one shows just how to do it, in an elegant and modern way.
So, have you seen any bouquets on Bridal Musings this year that you’ve pinned for your own big day bouquet? Be sure to check out our real weddings, styled shoots and flower posts for more gorgeous inspiration.
Take a look at the rest of our Best of Bridal Musings 2015 round-ups.