Falling for Florals: Top Wedding Bouquets of 2014

You don’t hold it for long, so that’s why it has to be super special.

For the modern bride, the bouquet is not an afterthought, rather a reflection of her style, an extension of her gown and the focal point as she moves down the aisle. In 2014, we saw brides gravitate toward free-flowing, organic blooms, mixing textures, colors and materials. The “look” that was all the rage reminisced going to the garden and nonchalantly snipping a few fresh stems (right!). And we didn’t just see your go-to wedding blooms last year. We saw brides becoming fearless when it comes to flowers, incorporating broaches, succulents, ribbons, greenery and more.

Here are some of our favorite bouquets from 2014:

1. BLUSHING BRIDE: By far the most popular look of the year, brides paired soft mints and sages with peaches, pinks and blushes for nosegays that were dainty, flirty and oh-so-feminine. What could be a better complement to the blushing bride?

Bouquet: Peony + Rose + Lamb's Ear | Photography: Kelly Kollar

2. BABY’S BREATH IS BREATHTAKING: Say it with us now: ‘filler flower no more!’ Baby’s breath may have been the trendiest flower of 2014, as brides clutched full spheres of the flower vs. interspersed sprigs. Light-as-air, these little clouds kill us with their charm and almost look like lace — simply gorgeous.

Baby's Breath with large leaf surround | Bridesmaid's Bouquets | See more of this wedding on Style Me Pretty here: http://www.StyleMePretty.com/2014/03/05/romantic-wedding-at-san-ysidro-ranch Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Floral Design: Camilla Svensson Burns

3. SUCKERS FOR SUCCULENTS: Brides swooned for succulents in 2014, incorporating them into their bouquets for added interest, texture and color. Succulents aren’t your typical leafy greenery — they are playful and earthy, the perfect foil to delicate roses and peonies. Talk about a beautifully balanced bouquet!

#scabiosa-pod  Photography: Amanda McKinnon Photography - www.amandamckinnon.com  Read More: http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2014/09/12/rustic-glam-nipomo-wedding/

4.CASCADE COMEBACK: While we love a mini Kate Middleton-inspired bouquet, in 2014, we saw several brides go BIG and carry cascading bouquets. Rest assured we’re not talking about 80s-inspired waterfalls of lillies; rather, whimsy at it’s finest — sprays of garden roses, ferns, wheat and ivy — nature bundled at brides’ fingertips. What’s even better than these bouquets on their own? Pairing them with matching halo wreaths (another huge trend of 2014).


5. GAGA FOR GREENERY: No longer an accent or a background for blooms, greenery stood on its on two feet in 2014, and we loved it. Brides gathered olive branches, herbs, hydrangea leaves and other flora together for lush, foresty bouquets. Ethereal and earthy — can’t beat that.

Organic inspired #bouquet | Photography: Bethany Small Photography - bethanysmallphotography.com  Read More: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/04/28/handmade-rustic-barn-wedding/