2022 was a year of everything from bright punchy colors, to contrarily crips white palettes, and fluffy pampas. Our creative brains were stretched and flexed with the use of new and different blooms and greenery along with the hunt for the ever-perfect dusty rose and mauve flowers. Despite the over 75 bridal bouquets we created this season, looking back it was hard to choose our top 10 favorite bridal bouquets. So without further ado, in no specific order here are our favorite 2022 bridal bouquets!
*Sarah & Nick – Sarah originally wanted a soft palette of whites and blushes but as she continued planning she found herself more drawn to adding a pop of color from orange dahlias and ranunculus along with some mauve lisianthus. These pops of color for her summer wedding have absolutely been a highlight of our season. Sarah has mentioned to us that she was so happy with her decision to add in color and that many people have told her that she inspired them to include more color in their wedding.
*Cally & Dylan – Cally and Dylan got married at Sugarbush this past November and what a beautiful day they had! Despite being November, it was a warm and sunny day. This wedding in particular really has us thinking about why more couples don’t get married in November. Cally wanted a classic fall bouquet but nothing over the top and to classic red/orange fall. Together we landed on burgundy scabiosa, burnt orange toffee roses, and magnolia leaves to help bring in the fall tones. Subsequently, we kept the palette light and fresh with pops of blush from the snapdragons and lighter gunni eucalyptus greenery.
*Andrea & Mitch – This bouquet still has us reeling! We certainly could not get enough of the punchy yellow tones mixed with the softer whites and ivories. Andrea had such an elegant and timeless vision for her bouquet that allowed us to use some more unique blooms and greenery for us. Though calla lilies are a pretty common flower, we don’t get to use them often in wedding work. A lot of the greenery we got to use was also new to us. Although we are eucalyptus girlies, we LOVED the mini variegated pittosporum and myrtle in her bouquet. Since then we have added these greeneries into our regular rotation for 2023/2024 and are saying a partial goodbye to eucalyptus.
*Rachel & Andrew – Rachel’s bouquet might just be our brightest bouquet of 2022! Rachel and Andrew had a bright disco-themed wedding and to say we LOVED it is an understatement! Coral charm peonies might be our newest favorite peony slightly edging out the classic white peony. We are so hopeful to use them more in 2023 and 2024! Along with the coral charm peonies, we also loved the butterfly ranunculus, delphinium, stock, and tulips. Fun fact, despite tulip being in our name it is not one of our most used blooms. Do you think we should incorporate more tulips in our bouquets?
*Chris & Kari – Hello winter wonderland bouquet! This bouquet is filled with so many goodies and tons of texture. From green succulents to pinecones and pussy willow sticks, we love adding non-traditional elements to bouquets. Catch us adding more texture like the pussy willows to our spring bouquets! Chris and Kari were so laid back and easygoing, they really leaned into us to pick the individual blooms for their weddings and we loved it. We can stress enough how important it is to fully trust your wedding professionals.
*Sarah & Pete – Sarah and Pete tied the knot at The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch this past spring and we are still reeling over both her bridal bouquet and her arbor, more on that in a later blog though! Sarah had a very refined and elegant palette which lent itself really well to some really lush and luxurious flowers like peonies, phalaenopsis orchids, and ranunculus. Also within her bouquet were a few more of our tried and true flowers like stock, lisianthus, and playa blanca roses.
*Emily & Ben – In contrast to the all-white oval bouquet above, we are in LOVE with this bold cascade bouquet. Above that, we LOVE the color pink so when we got to mesh our to loves together this bouquet was sure to be fire! Not to mention any bouquet with locally sourced dahlias from Honey James Floral and Alaskan Peonies will always be a hit. Peonies in August? Yup, we are so lucky to have wonderful farms in Alaska that are able to ship peonies out of season to us.
*Ashley & Spenser – BOHO dried floral dreams were made here! We will be the first ones to admit that dried florals and BOHO are a little bit outside our normal wheelhouse but we fell in love with this bouquet! Ashley’s bouquet was filled with dried baby’s breath, dried hydrangea, dahlias, ranunculus, scabiosa pods, white ferns, ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, bunny tail, and pampas grass. We worked with Madden Made Events to bring Ashley & Spenser’s Boho wedding come true and we just want to be right back in it! Regardless, if you have not found your wedding planner yet, definitely check them out!
*Giancarlo & Kayla – Another bouquet with succulents made our top 10 so you know how much that means we love them! Kayla’s bouquet was also filled with a bunch more of our favorite blooms like anemones, ranunculus, playa blanca roses, stock, veronica, and thistle. There is something just so classic and timeless about an all-white bouquet. 20 years from now you’ll look back and think your bouquet would be just as perfect for today as it was back then.
*Amelia & Matt – Another BOHO bouquet for the books! last but not least, we loved creating this unique BOHO bouquet for Amelia of Amelia Marie Photography. Amelia and her husband, Matt, may have had a bit rainy of a wedding day but they didn’t let that dampen their fun. Amelia’s bouquet is filled with unique blooms like local foxglove, local ranunculus, lisianthus, thistle, waxflower, scabiosa pods, veronica, dahlias, quicksand roses, spray roses, pampas grass, bunny tail grass, and amaranthus. We also got to use some less common greenery like grevillea foliage.
Of all these beautiful bridal bouquets, who was your favorite?! Are you drawn to the classic white and greenery, punchy bright colors, or boho pampas grass?! Let us know in the comments!