2022 was a year of everything from bright punchy colors, 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. Looking back it was hard to choose our top 10 favorite bouquets out of the over 75 bridal bouquets we created this season. 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 planned 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.
Photographer: Lily Pond Photography
*Cally & Dylan - Cally and Dylan got married at Sugarbush this past November and what a beautiful day they had! Despite being November it was warm and sunny and really had us rethinking why more couples don’t get married in Novemeber. 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. We kept the palette light and fresh with pops of blush from the snapdragons and lighter gunni eucalyptus greenery.
Photographer: Great Blue Photo Co.
*Andrea & Mitch - This bouquet has us reeling! We cannot 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 for us. 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.
Photographer: Kelsey Regan Photography
*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, tulips. Fun fact, despite tulip being in our name it is not one of our most used blooms.
Photographer: Hunter Berry Photography
*Chris & Kari - Hello winter wonderland bouquet! This bouquet was filled with so many goodies and tons of texture. From the green succulents to the pinecones and pussy willow sticks, we love adding in non-traditional elements to 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.
Photographer: Savannah Brown Photography
*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 luxury flowers like peonies, phalaenopsis orchids, and ranunculus. Also within her bouquet was a few more of our tried and true flowers like stock, lisianthus and playa blanca roses.
Photography: Jordan Jankun Photography
*Emily & Ben - What can I say, we LOVE a 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 who are able to ship peonies out of season to us.
Photography: Margaret Michael Photography
*Ashley & Spenser - BOHO dried floral dreams were made here! We will be the first ones to admit dried florals and BOHO is 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!
Photographer: Jamie Desi Media
*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. This all white and greenery bouquet has been an absolute hit lately and we’ve seen it in so many couple’s mood boards. There is something just so classic and timeless about an all white bouquet.
Photographer: Juniper Studios
*Amelia & Matt - Another BOHO bouquet for the books! 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 damped their fun. Amelia’s bouquet was 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.
Photography: Celia Kelly Photography
Of all these beautiful bouquets, who’s was your favorite?! Are you drawn to the classic white and greenery, punchy bright colors or boho pampas grass?!
First off, woah! 2022 is *almost* over and we only have just a couple weddings on the books for December. This entire season has been a whirlwind and looking back we can’t believe how many incredible couples we served and how many lush bouquets we made. We hand crafted well over 75 bridal bouquets and if you add up all the bridesmaids, maid of honors, mothers, and flower girl bouquets, we are well over 350 bouquets this year. HOLY! We thought it would be fun to do a mini series and look back on all our favorite flowers this year. To kick of the mini series we will start with our favorite all white and greenery bouquets! Next up on the docket, bright colored bouquets.
P.S. These are not in any specific order. They are just our top 5!
Sarah’s bouquet was one of our favorite this year because we got to finally play with some beautiful white phelnopsis orchids! While these babies are a pretty penny they absolutely make a huge statement. Just a single stem gently cascading out of her bouquet added so much drama and elegance. We are also seeing that orchids may be the new peonies in the 2024 season. We have had a few requests for them recently!
So what else is The Sarah comprised of? Sarah’s bouquet is also packed full of fully peonies, peonies, ranunculus, playa blanca roses, stock, and lisianthus with of course some eucalyptus and ruscus greenery.
Kayla’s bouquet was one of our favorites for a few reasons! The first one was it had so many of our favorite flowers packed into one bouquet along with tons of great texture. Succulents like orchids are making a hugee comeback. We added them to 6 bridal bouquets this year and couples for the 2023 season are still loving them and adding them into their bouquets.
Other than those succulents, what else is in Kayla’s bouquet? Her bouquet is also filled with playa blanca roses, ranunculus, anemones, stock, veronica, thistle, eucalyptus and ruscus.
Kari’s bouquet was one of the first bouquets we made as the 2022 season started! Kari and her husband tied the knot in a snowy January winter wedding at the Lake Bomoseen Lodge! While you could argue that her bouquet was more than just white flowers, with all the non flower items, we still consider it in our top 5!
Kari’s bouquet was filled with mums, stock, lysimachia, gold hypericum berries, white tipped pine cones, thistle, pussy willow, succulents, cedar, and parvifolia eucalyptus.
Elizabeth’s bouquet was perfect for their romantic elopement in Stowe, VT. The couple took advantage of our luxury elopement package and it turned out to be a perfect fit! Elizabeth really gave us creative freedom with her bouquet and put her entire trust into us. She gave us a few words and pics but let us run wild with flower varieties and bouquet style. So, of course, we packed her bouquet full of some of our favorite flowers.
Elizabeth’s bouquet was filled with garden roses, stock, spray roses, anemones, lysimachia, ruscus and eucalyptus.
Molly was a mid summer bride of ours and LOVED peonies just like us! She even opted for an all peony bouquet for her bridesmaids! Just like Kari she and her husband, Molly and her husband tied the knot at the Lake Bomoseen Lodge too! Well truth be told, Kayal and her husband tied the knot their too! You could definitely say it was one of our most popular venues in 2022.
Back to Molly’s bouquet though! Her bouquet was filled with peonies, of course, along with ranunculus, anemones, lysimachia, stock, lisiamthus, ruscus and eucalyptus.
Which one is your favorite all white bridal bouquet? Leave us a comment and if you can’t pick just one, we totally understand. We couldn’t either.
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