Wedding bouquets and arrangements are a classic cornerstone for all weddings. As well as incorporating their favourite flowers, modern brides are turning to non-traditional elements to make their arrangements pop. For example, using wheat is the perfect way to enhance a chic and rustic feel to a wedding. Some other popular trends include featuring a single big bloom (like a protea) and adding non-floral elements (like succulents). The trick to making a unique wedding bouquet is to make sure it fits you and your overall theme and vibe. If you want to take it to the next level, why not consider using fruit in your wedding bouquet?
This styling guide for using fruit in floral arrangements will explain how to make your wedding bouquet pop. The best part is that fruit comes in all shapes, sizes and colours! Trendy pineapples are perfect for a sunny tropical-themed wedding and dark flowering kale creates a moodier feel. Fruit on vines is especially great if you’re looking too add depth and volume to a bouquet without overwhelming the entire arrangement. Large statement fruit like pomegranates adds vibrant colour and a fun central element to your bouquet. Take a look at these suggestions and tips to see how you can make your bouquet one-of-a-kind…
Things to Consider When Using Fruit in a Wedding Bouquet
Using fruit in wedding bouquets requires some planning before arranging…
- When using fruit in a handheld bouquet, ensure you secure the fruit before you walk around with it.
- Using fruits with a stem means you can use floral wire or tape to secure it to the stems in your bouquet.
- Larger fruits, like pomegranates, are less likely to tip over and fall if placed in the centre of your bouquet.
- The best way to keep your arrangement together is to keep your bouquet upright.
- If you are using fruit in a wedding bouquet we’d recommend you don’t toss your bouquet. Use an alternative bouquet to save your beautiful fruit bouquet from any potential damage.
- Fruits that grow on vines, like grapes and blackberries, will add depth to any spot in your arrangement. The vines also make it easier to tie to your bouquet, and the abundance of fruit can also add height or width to your bouquet, depending on your placement.
- Keep in mind that fruits produce ethylene gas. This gas speeds up the ripening process for other produce and can accelerate the blooming process for flowers.
Fruit and Flower Bouquet Combinations
Blueberries, Succulents and Dahlia
This combination creates a gorgeous wedding bouquet with subtle touches of colour. The tiny blueberries contrast the large flowers and greenery, giving a balanced, graceful look.
- Blueberries will add a whimsical touch to your wedding bouquet, and if you leave the berries on the branch you can easily place them anywhere.
- Light-coloured succulents will instantly elevate your bouquet’s look and add unique texture.
- Single white dahlia catches the eye, delicately contrasts the blue colour palette, and creates a beautiful focal-point to the bouquet.
Pineapple, Carnations and Celosia
Small pineapples make a fun and unexpected addition to a bridal bouquet, and combined with uniquely-shaped celosia and carnations create a bright, textured arrangement.
- The pink mini pineapples shown are genetically modified to allow the pink colour to flourish, and their size makes them the perfect fruit for handheld bouquets like this one.
- Beautiful carnations come in a variety of colours and add a soft look to any wedding arrangement. The soft petals and light colour of the peach carnations helps round out the bold flowers and greenery.
- Celosia adds eye-catching texture, comes in a variety of colours and looks, and is perfect for filling out a bridal bouquet. The celosia cristata shown is said to resemble the head of a rooster.
Kumquat, Rose and Dahlia
The warm colours and tiny fruit of this autumn-inspired wedding bouquet create a showstopping arrangement. The orange and red kumquats complement the rich colours of the flowers and add a cheery feel to the display.
- Kumquats casually hang out of the way of flowers and are the perfect choice if you want to use smaller fruit accents instead of a large statement piece.
- Light pink roses set the mood for this autumn bouquet.
- Full-bodied dahlia adds texture, and these large flowers accompany the roses as beautiful statement blooms.
Flowering Kale, Blue Thistle and Freesia
Flowering kale, although not technically a fruit, is a popular choice for bouquets due to its flower-like appearance, and adds volume and class to any arrangement.
- Also known as ornamental kale, flowering kale is a cousin to the kale you usually find at your local supermarket, and its beautiful petal-like leaves make it popular for wedding bouquets.
- Wild blooms like these spiky blue thistles create a shabby chic look that beautifully contrasts softer flowers.
- Subtle freesia helps brighten up this moody bouquet, and their soft petals help balance the spiky blue thistle.
Brunia Berries, Anemone and Rose
Brunia berries are an easy way to pull a wedding bouquet together without adding too much texture or weight. The smooth berries carefully placed amongst the posh flowers and greenery creates a delicate contrast, and the soft, light orange colour of the roses tie the arrangement together.
- Decorative brunia berries are a popular choice for winter bouquets, and silver brunia is known for its soft colour and effortless beauty.
- The distinguishable dark centre and soft petals of anemones make these eye-catching flowers a popular choice for wedding bouquets. The anemone flowers gently poking out of this bouquet complement the beautiful roses and protruding foliage.
- Light orange roses add the right touch of elegance to this lush bouquet, and protrude in the right spots to contrast the wild greenery.
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