One of our 2022 New Year’s resolutions was to make sure we blog more this year. As you can tell we aren’t off the fastest start. (Insert facepalm emoji here!) Well, needless to say, here we are giving it a go one more time!
With 2022 and 2023 bookings at an all-time high right now we thought we should cover our ten favorite bridal bouquets and why we loved them so much! We hope our 2022 and 2023 couples find this helpful and maybe even take some inspiration from these bouquets. Though these bouquets are not in any specific order, they each hold a special place in our heart for different reasons.
Emily - The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch - Jenna Brisson Photography
Emily’s bouquet is fairly self-explanatory why it’s here. It’s big, it’s bold, and yet still soft and romantic. TBH this bouquet also won us the 2021 Best of Flowers award from Vermont Weddings. This bouquet is filled with local goodies like cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, lisianthus, panicle hydrangea, gomphrena, and bunny tail grass. Along with those local blooms, this bouquet also features some other blooms we sourced from our local wholesaler. Those blooms include thistle, ranunculus, astilbe, pampas grass, bleached ruscus, and a variety of eucalyptus.
Jess - Private Home in Lowell, VT - Margaret Michael Photography
Jess’s bouquet made the list not only for that dramatic cascade but also because it had a lot of meaning to us. This was one of the bouquets from one of the elopement packages we gifted to a deserving couple in our community. (Check out more about our elopement package giveaways here!) Jess and Jake planned their wedding in a few short weeks and were able to pull off one of the most beautiful intimate weddings we have seen. Jess said she dreamed of a fall-toned bouquet that had a dramatic cascade. Jess’s bouquet was filled with peony tulips, scabiosa, ranunculus, butterfly ranunculus, thistle, stock, waxflower, mums, toffee roses, spray roses, italian ruscus, and a variety of eucalyptus.
Erin - Top Notch Resort - Henry Cotton Photography
Erin’s bouquet was an all-round favorite from everyone. It is a classic garden-style bouquet with all white flowers and a mix of greenery. All white flowers with mixed greenery is one of the most requested palettes we get. While some may think it’s boring or plain we LOVE it. We find it to be timeless, elegant, and fit any theme or style you have for your wedding. Erin’s bouquet featured peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, stock, garden roses, lisianthus, veronica, hypericum berries, italian ruscus, and of course a variety of mixed eucalyptus.
Abby - Lilac Inn - Colette Kulig Photography
Abby’s bouquet was another classic favorite of a white and blush palette. Getting married the first week of June, Abby knew for sure she wanted peonies everywhere. When creating Abby’s bouquet we started off the the obvious, peonies. We then added in ranunculus, stock, roses, veronica, lisianthus, hypericum berries, thistle, italian ruscus, olive greenery, and silver dollar eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is technically off-crop in the spring and early summer so locating it can be a little tricky. Luckily we are able to pull from a variety of different vendors to source the eucalyptus.
Carly - The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch - Zack Griswold Photography
Carly’s bouquet is twist on the blush and white palette by adding in some punchy pinks. Originally Carly dreamed of coral charm peonies in her bouquet but unfortunately, they were not in season locally or internationally. Peonies are locally available from late May to mid-June. However, from July in to part of August, peony growers in Alaska can ship those beautiful blooms to us. From there the peonies are pretty much impossible to get until late fall early winter in November / December timeframe. However, there are many garden roses that offer the same ruffly petals as a peony. In Carly’s bouquet, we used Yves Piaget Garden Roses in place of the peonies. The rest of Carly’s bouquet was filled with ranunculus, garden roses, spray roses, anemones, and a variety of eucalyptus.
Nichole - Stowe Mountain Resort - Amy Bennett Photography
Nichole’s bouquet was a fun punchy fall palette with of shade of burgundy, orange, copper, and white. From the start, Nichole knew she wanted something more bright and vibrant to complement the beautiful foliage Vermont has. The other thing Nichole knew she wanted was dahlias. We were able to source some beautiful local dahlias for her bouquet from a local flower farmer, Bridget’s Bouquets. Nichole’s bouquet also featured cherry brandy roses, snapdragons, ranunculus, pom mums, spray roses, alstroemeria, italian ruscus, and both seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.
Alexa - Maqaum Barn & Winery - Anne Mientka Photography
Alexa’s bouquet is one of our favorites because of the flexibility we had with it. Yes, it is technically a burgundy and blush bouquet. However, we were able to incorporate more of a dusty rose/ mauve tone in place of the traditional light pink blush. In Alexa’s bouquet, we added some unique goodies like astrantia and the mauve lisianthus that gave her bouquet that “wow what is that flower” factor. We were also able to include all of our favorite flowers such as the Hearts Rose, thistle, hypericum berries, anemones, and ranunculus. You know we finished off this bouquet with a variety of eucalyptus and israeli ruscus.
Maddy - White Rainbow Farm - Anne Mientka Photography
Maddy bouquet was another bouquet that we had a lot of flexibility with. Her vision was a palette of mostly white and pops of blue. Blue flowers are incredibly rare in nature however we were able to snag some beautiful local light blue delphiniums and blue anemones. We also added in some blue thistle which not only is an incredibly long-lasting blue flower but one that adds some great texture to the bouquet. For the white in her bouquet, we added Tranquility Garden Roses from Grace Farms, veronica, hypericum berries, solomio, poppy pods, sword ferns, italian ruscus, and parvifolia eucalyptus.
Monica - Round Barn Inn - Ellen Sargent Photography
Monica’s bouquet was a soft feminine bouquet filled with tons of fluffy petaled goodness. This is the type of bouquet that we love to refer to as classic elegance. The main star of her bouquet was white peonies but they were quickly followed up by romantic antique garden roses, coral ranunculus, watermelon ranunculus, stock, astilbe, anemones, lisianthus, billy balls, italian ruscus, olive greenery, and jasmine vine. Yup, no eucalyptus at all! Truth be told, we kinda liked it and that is just another reason Monica’s bouquet is on our favorite’s list of 2021.
Marianne - The Barn at Smugglers’ Notch - Todd Stoilov / Still & Motion
Marianne’s bouquet was a must-add to our list of 2021 favorites because we finally got to incorporate succulents into a bouquet! We added a few larger focal succulents to her bouquet and wired in a few smaller ones to act as fillers as well. This gave Marianne’s bouquet not only a unique color palette but also some great texture. Along with the succulents, we also incorporated roses, stock, anemones, lisianthus, thistle, olive greenery, italian ruscus, and a variety of eucalyptus.
2021 was certainly a year to remember and I hope you all found our favorite 2021 bouquets just as beautiful as we did. We can’t wait to make this a tradition and next year and share our 2022 favorite bouquets. We may or may not already have one on our list.
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