Choosing your destination wedding bouquet may appear like a pretty easy task because, hey… all flowers are beautiful. But it’s NOT that simple. There are SO many directions you can go when arranging that perfect bouquet to accent your bridal look. Some brides stick with a simple, classic and pretty look… others go completely unique, off-the-wall and don’t even include actual flowers in their destination wedding bouquets! The choice is yours alone, but to help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve compiled a collection of 25 drop-dead bouquets from real destination weddings we’ve featured right here on DWD.
And because we’re dedicated to making sure we keep you up to date on all rising trends in the destination wedding world, I want to also share some tips and trends we’ve seen this year.
Destination Wedding Bouquets: Tips & Trends
When narrowing down the possibilities for your destination wedding bouquets, you might consider which flowers are native to the destination you’ve chosen for your wedding. Not only will this result in a cheaper bouquet as the materials are locally sourced, but your bouquet will also be full of lush, vibrant, healthy flowers that seamlessly complement the natural beauty of your surroundings.
This year, we saw a TON of pretty blush colors intertwined with an interesting variety of greenery and pops of classic white. The color combination is absolute perfection, so you really can’t go wrong there. We also saw quite a few brides donning the king of flowers: the magnificent King Protea. Sometimes the king protea was surrounded by other flowers like orchids or roses, but we even saw brides carry a single king protea –and it was stunning in its simplicity.
My personal favorite new trend is that brides are incorporating succulents into their bouquets and décor. Succulents are adorable and give a fantastic texture contrast that I love.
But I must share the trend I would have never thought of in a million years, but I was instantly sold on … destination wedding bouquets that are made with all kinds of stuff, except flowers! We love the creativity and whimsical look of the last two faux-quets (new word alert) in this gallery. Most of the time, you won’t get to see your bouquet until you arrive at your wedding destination– but with flower-less bouquets, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting ahead of time and you’ll get to keep it forever. Some of these you just need to see to believe – enjoy!
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Erin is a New England native living in Cincinnati, OH. For the last six years she has served as Communications Manager for a large home service franchise, working as a freelance writer in her spare time. She has been a contributing editor for Destination Wedding Details since early 2017. Inspired by a desire to plan a uniquely personal destination wedding herself, Erin draws on experience to bring relatability and humor to her writing.