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Colourful Flowers: 14 Bright Wedding Bouquets to Take Your Breath Away

In Wedding Flowers by Kyla Helgeson4 Comments

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So last week, we talked about bold bridal bouquets for brides who think outside the box. We were overwhelmed with the response from our readers all saying the same thing, everyone loved the bright and bold colours.

It is unusual for brides to choose bright colourful flowers for their wedding day but there are so many options with beautiful blooms in shades of coral, orange, hot pink, yellow, purple and magenta. So, I want to continue to inspire the brilliant and bold this week with 14 brightly coloured bouquets to take your breath away!

Coral

Nearly every bride’s dream flower is the peony and it just happens to come in the most amazing coral colour aptly named coral charm. A super pretty and super-sized bloom, perfect on its own. You can even accent your bouquet with same shade of coral lipstick!

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Coral Charm Peonies | Image by Jose Villa Photography

Or for a mixed flower design, the blooms that are used to compliment coral peonies can either brighten the overall look or tone it down a little. Here, orange roses and orchids, keep the look blazing. With a slight softer tone scattered throughout to break it up just a little.

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Coral Bouquet | Floral Design by Nancy Liu Chin | Image by Stephanie Pool

A gorgeous example of how to use a pop of colour can be seen below with floral design by Melle Anaïs. The bride is in classic white and the bridesmaids in a soft shade of blue. Traditionally, most would request to stay within this colour palette, using white seasonal flowers and soft blue, grey foliage. But see how amazing it looks with a bright contrasting colour. The stunning coral peonies and roses are tied into the overall look with the inclusion of a few white blooms and the blue gum foliage. I love the colourful fun ribbons too.

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Pop of Colour | Floral Design by Melle Anaïs | Image by Sophie Delaveau

Orange

Orange is vivid and bold.  It reminds me of hot summer nights and sunsets at the beach. There are so many gorgeous varieties of flowers that are available in orange, like tulips, calla lilies and orchids to name a few. Floral designer Frank Yazzo uses bright orange dahlias, ranunculi, roses and celosia in this interesting and textured bouquet below.

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Vibrant Orange Flowers | Design by Frank Yazzo of Four Seasons Flower Shop | Image by A Guy + A Girl Photography

If you are the type of person who is in love with the colour orange, then I would say that you are also a lover of all things unique. Perhaps you might choose a flower that you wouldn’t usually consider for weddings, like the strelitzia or birds of paradise flower. It looks amazing in a bridal bouquet en masse, creating a pointy striking design.

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Birds of Paradise Bouquet | Floral design by Strigl Design | Image via Pinterest

Hot Pink

So many brides adore pink.  Most keep it classic and stay with the soft pink tones, with pale pink, dusty pink and blush pink being the most popular choices.  Brighten things up on one of the happiest days of your life with a mix of hot pink bougainvillea, roses and darker dahlias. It can still be very pretty, feminine and even have some of those classic softer shades scattered through.

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Hot Pink Blooms | Floral Design by Little Hill Design | Image by KLK Photography

My mouth dropped when I stumbled across this pink beauty by New York based florist Poppies & Posies. Again, hot pink bougainvillea has created some serious bouquet inspiration. Along with hibiscus these are two varieties I haven’t had very much experience with as a cut flower for weddings, I’d love to hear other floral designer’s experiences and if these flowers held up well.

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Hot Pink Bougainvillea | Floral Design by Poppies & Posies | Image by Jen Huang Photography

Yellow

Yellow the colour of sunshine, warmth and happiness, it can make a bridal bouquet look like it’s glowing. Bright vibrant yellow button chrysanthemums and roses with softer lemon stocks create this cute bouquet. How sweet is the polka dot yellow ribbon to accent?

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Sweet Yellow Sunshine Posy | Floral Design by Viola Floral Design | Image by Emily Scannell Photography


Yellow dancing lady orchids are a personal favourite of mine. They inject so much colour into a space and last really well, en masse in a simple vase or as a beautiful bright bridal bouquet.

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Dancing Lady Orchids | Floral Design by Tricia Fountaine | Image by Michael + Anna Costa Photography

Magenta

Magenta is a brilliant bright colour that is a mix of purple and pink.  Choose varieties of flowers in magenta such as orchids, then break it up with pops of purple sweet pea, dark purple calla lilies and even red dahlias.

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Magenta Hues | Floral Design by Tangerine Creations | Image by Kelly Dillon Photography

A larger orchid, the phalaenopsis orchid or moth orchid is also available in a brilliant magenta colour. These statement flowers would help to add the wow factor to any bridal bouquet.

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Magenta Phalaenopsis Orchids | Image via Pinterest

Purple

Move over lavender, bright purple has got something to say. Mixed tones of purple wedding flowers make an eye-catching pretty posy.

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Purple Posy | Floral Design by Vale Of Enna | Image by Olivia Leigh Photographie

I do adore using purple flowers as there are so many different flowers available in all shades of purple.  When you put them all together the results can be stunning!

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Pretty Purple Flowers | Floral Design by Cedarwood Weddings | Image by Jen & Chris Creed

Rainbow Bright

If you can’t decide on one or two bright tones for your wedding bouquet, go all out and have every colour of the rainbow! Blues, greens, oranges, yellows and pinks and corals combine in this bouquet by Sarah’s Garden.

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Bright Colourful Flowers | Floral Design by Sarah’s Garden | Image by Kelsie Pinkerton

Have you been a bright bride?  Or have you designed a bright wedding filled with colourful blooms?  Do you love bright bridal bouquets or prefer classic white and soft tones?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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  1. Hi,
    all I’m after is a very simple posy of bunny tails.
    Nothing fancy.
    can you help?

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