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12 Wedding bouquet trends we love

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Budding bouquet trends

It's time to talk bouquets. SheKnows turned to Sara Jenkins Sutton, president of Topiarius Urban Garden and Floral Design in Chicago to get the latest and greatest trends in wedding bouquets. She gave us the scoop on 12 of her favorite looks for unforgettable wedding bouquets, and we couldn't agree with her more. You might even love your bouquet too much to toss it over your shoulder!

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There are a few alternatives to the traditional bouquet gaining popularity. If you want to do something different, carry a pomander of tightly bundled blossoms, cradle a sheaf of long stemmed flowers in your arms or go hands free with a pretty bracelet bouquet.

Accessorize

Add sparkle to your special day by adding crystals, beads, pins and acrylic diamonds into the design of the bouquet. If you're going for a more modern look, incorporate decorative wire or feathers around the stem of the bouquet.

Royal inspiration

Did you love the royal wedding as much as we did? If you were enamored as Will and Kate made their way down the aisle, we're sure you spied the beautiful bouquet made almost entirely from Lily of the Valley, myrtle and sweet William and hyacinth. Kate Middleton's bouquet was unusually small and subtle, sure to set the standard for bridal bouquets over the next several years.

Revel in romance

What's a wedding without added romance, we say. Sutton suggests adorning bouquets with pearls to create an ultra-romantic bouquet. Pair soft colored flowers such as ivory or light pink with big, plush blooms like peonies for added romantic flair.

Cluster of color

Bright is in and we love the idea of creating a loose stem bouquet with cascading blooms in bold, eye-popping hues such as hot pinks, turquoises, yellows and jewel tones. A fun, colorful bouquet is a great way to add a touch of playfulness to your big day.

Be a trendsetter

Sutton says there are a few blooms making their way back to the spotlight lately. Lilies, peonies, hydrangeas, tulips and orchids represent the trendier choices while bouquets with a just-picked and looser casual look replace the more tightly-bound bouquet shapes of previous seasons, she says.

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Photo credit of Kate Middleton's bouquet: Anthony Stanle

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