Planning a beach or destination wedding carries a variety of challenges but for a couple who loves the ocean, nothing can be more romantic.
While some people think that what kind of bouquet to carry is one of the easiest decisions to make, a beach wedding bouquet needs to be different as it needs to bring the beach into your wedding than most other types of bouquets.
Wedding flowers will actually be a large part of your overall wedding budget as flowers will not only be for the bridal bouquet but also for the wedding party’s bouquets and boutonnieres, and the decorations. Be realistic when setting a budget especially if you will be using exotic flowers for your beach wedding bouquet.
If you are having a destination wedding, I suggest getting some help from a florist or wedding planner. Find out which flowers are in season and are available in the area as well as what your resort offers.
Instead of using roses, try using tropical flowers which have vibrant colors. These are perfect for beach wedding bouquets as you can match up the style and colors of your wedding with the flowers.
This colorful mélange of tropical flowers includes lilies, bird of paradise, and dendrobium orchids. The striking tropical bouquet will surely remind any recipient of a warm, tropical paradise. Image credited to theflowerpot.com
Starfighter or stargazer lilies are good options. These five point flowers are a bright and fun option. The larger size of the flowers means that you can have a beautiful bouquet with only a few pieces. The flowers themselves are also reminiscent of a starfish.
Carnation – Bicolor Purple
A blue hydrangea wedding bouquet is also a good option. The color of the flowers is that of the sea and sky so it can easily complement your wedding’s beach theme.
A simple hawaiian wedding bouquet. Peruvian Lilies- Yellow
Hawaiian flowers are also great for beach wedding bouquets with the many vibrant colors, shapes and sizes that they come in. Instead of boutonnieres, you can have the groomsmen wear leis or even give one to each guest as they arrive.
Mini Callas- Orange Shadows
Star of Bethlehem
Orchids are also a popular choice with the many different types and colors to choose from. These flowers can also hold up very well in the heat.
Ivory Orchids, the flower of the tropics
Green cymbidium orchid
Rich purple orchids
Birds of paradise are also a great option. With their size and color, these flowers can certainly give you an original bouquet. They can even be uses in centerpieces and decorations.
An orange shade with exotic beach, Birds of paradise bouquet is the flower for your wedding
If you would like to have a more traditional bouquet, you can add some greenery that can be found along the shore like some marsh grasses and cattails. This could serve well to connect you to the beach even more.
To add even more of a beach twist to your bouquet, you can insert small sea shells into the flower arrangement. The sea shell theme can even be mirrored in the hairstyle to create an ensemble appearance. You can even add beach elements to augment your beach wedding bouquet by using fish nets, seaweed or rope to tie the flowers together. You can even carry your flowers inside a conch shell and have it act like a vase.
As much as the wedding is your special day, you can make your bouquet as unique and special as you want it to be.