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Wedding Bouquet Ideas for Spring/Summer 2021

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There were a lot of canceled weddings in 2020. As such, it should come as no surprise that the trends for 2021 are all over the place. They may be smaller weddings, but there are big wedding bouquet ideas.

When it comes to organizing a wedding, wedding coordinators have their hands full. Thankfully, with couples spending less on food, drinks, and guests, it offers more of a budget towards decoration and the overall feeling of the wedding. 

This change in a budget may make life easier for planners and coordinators overall. Flowers intrinsically pair with wedding decor, and the favorites for 2021 are making themselves known very early on. Floral trends are proving to be simple, classy, and a touch whimsical.

Whether you’re looking to become a wedding planner or want to get an idea of what to expect in the upcoming wedding season, here are the 2021 trends that are a must for bridal bouquets and floral arrangements.

2021 Heading Back to the Classics

There have been many unknowns throughout the pandemic. With that has come a lot of trepidation when weddings are involved.Twenty twenty-one will see less extravagant weddings and more nuptials of a smaller sort. 

Instead of grand parties with unique themes, expect 2021’s weddings to go back to timeless and classic nuptials. This applies to the flowers and bridal bouquets as well. White and ivory flowers paired with muted color palettes are seeing a rise in popularity. 

Earth tones are also making a comeback pairing with white. This more natural and understated palette allows more focus on the couple. 

These ideas symbolize the light at the end of the tunnel and a more straightforward look at life, love, and happiness. After all, 2021 will be about appreciating what we all have, especially after losing so much in 2020.

Popular Wedding Bouquet Ideas

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Every couple has a different approach to wedding flowers.

Everyone in the wedding industry has an opinion, and that is certainly the case with bridal bouquets. Next to the dress, a bride’s bouquet is the next thing people will be noticing. To say it needs to make a statement is, well, an understatement!

While previous years have seen a lot of experimentation with bouquets, from felt and paper flowers to bouquets made entirely out of brooches, 2021 will see a return to the more traditional.

There are specific frontrunners that you should be paying attention to. The classic circular bouquet is making a comeback, as is its asymmetrical cousin. 

Freeform bouquets are a play on the traditional style while also allowing a more natural look. Characteristics include adding greenery and letting leaves run wild rather than tapering them or omitting them altogether.

Let the Wildflowers Roam

After spending an entire year inside due to COVID-19, expect to see the outdoors playing a large part in 2021 weddings. People want to get outside in any way they can. 

There will be a natural progression towards outdoor and nature-inspired weddings in 2021 to satiate this desire. With their untamed beauty and variety of colors and shapes, wildflowers are a prominent trend for wedding bouquets. 

Not only that, but outdoor weddings in flower fields, under ivy and flower, laced canopies, and other natural elements will feature heavily. Start channeling fairy princesses in the forest and meadows and fewer queens in the castle.

Match wildflowers with the trending wedding colors for 2021 for a cohesive, all-around theme that will stun guests and the wedding party alike. Popular choices right now are monsteras, daisies, anthuriums, and ferns.

Sun Palms Take Center Stage

The rise of the sunny sun palm shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. After all, the vibrant flower matches particularly well with Pantone’s color of the year for 2021. It’s another tropical wedding bouquet idea appearing in magazines and blogs.

These versatile botanicals lend themselves to a variety of themes and palettes including tropical and bohemian weddings. Not only that, they have an exotic flair, reminding everyone that travel and the world beyond our doors are getting closer every day.

The sun palms is one of the more accessible tropical flowers to obtain all over, giving it a leg up on other more expensive botanicals. 

Making a Statement with Wedding Decor

Statement pieces are far from new, but their interest ebbs and flows with each year. The year 2021 will be a resurgence in statement pieces, especially when it comes to altars. The altar is a crucial part of the wedding ceremony. Large floral arrangements and wooden details are grabbing the spotlight in 2021.

Chances are the wedding party and guest list will still be small throughout 2021 as the pandemic winds down. With that, couples can concentrate on more intimate and personal decorations. 

Statement pieces are a great way to add character to Zoom weddings if gathering in person is still not possible or deemed too risky. Having a beautiful floral backdrop can add character to a digital medium.

Not only that, it will give those viewing online the feeling of a wedding. Sometimes things may not turn out the way couples want; however, there are always options to make a wedding feel special.

Dried Flowers and Foliage

Being cost-effective is at the top of many a couple’s wedding planning list, especially after the economic troubles of 2020. Dried flowers and foliage are an excellent way to cut corners on money but not on style.

That’s because dried flowers are a huge trend in 2021. Think about it; dried flowers are eco-friendly, will last for ages to come, and are incredibly versatile. Not to mention the rise of the cottagecore aesthetic thanks to TikTok and other social media platforms. 

It’s also favored by those who want a more minimalist-style wedding. Beyond bouquets, using dried flowers for invitations and table decorations are excellent uses as well.

There are many ways you can go from elegant dried roses to a country or bohemian theme with dried baby’s breath, lavender, and palm fronds. Vintage aesthetics are perfect for this trend as well. The possibilities are endless, and the pictures will be magical.

Floating Florals and Chandeliers

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Add a special magical flare to the meal with edible flowers on plates and pitchers.

When picturing wedding flowers, many think of centerpieces, wedding bouquets, and drapery along the aisle. But what if you looked up?

Floating flowers and flower chandeliers are matching sophistication with bohemian whimsy for a truly spectacular visual. These beautiful installations lend themselves to the ethereal quality of many 2021 weddings. 

They are statement pieces in their own right. Everyone will be talking about them, and they will bring both gracefulness to your wedding as well as a touch of fun.

Don’t Forget to Eat Your Flowers

These may have been a wedding bouquet ideas from 2020, but edible flowers are sticking around for 2021, but their use is expanding. No longer just dressing or a garnish on salads, edible flowers are being used in various other ways.

Throw in some edible flowers with ice cubes to add a delicate floral taste and a whimsical visual. Try adding them to bespoke cocktails as well. Adding these flowers to the wedding cake and other desserts, such as cookies, makes them immediately more elegant.

It’s not just in sweet treats that edible flowers are making an appearance. Savory appetizers topped with florals not only heighten their appearance but add a touch of whimsy to a classic bite.

Wedding Bouquet Ideas 2021: Magical, Elegant, and Whimsical

2021 will see a lot of weddings, some in person and some online. One thing, however, is inevitable: Florals are going to play a huge part. Be it wildflower bouquets, floating florals, or piles of dried lavender, the trends for this year are magical, elegant, and whimsical.

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