There are numerous purple flowers that would look beautiful in a bridal bouquet. A purple bouquet may be either formal or have a more casual look for an outdoor or a beach wedding. First decide on the location and type of wedding. Then pick the type of purple flowers and the shape of the bouquet to match the overall plan for the wedding ceremony.
Flowers symbolize different things for each bride. Some women want their flowers to look traditional to represent the rituals used throughout the ages for weddings. Other brides want their bouquet to represent a flower grown in a favorite place or to symbolize a love of nature.
A delicate bouquet for an outdoor wedding could be created from purple cleome mixed with white baby’s breath. The cleome will give the bouquet a very feminine and natural look. The baby’s breath will add an air of classic simplicity to the bouquet.
For a casual outdoor wedding a bouquet made from a bunch of purple coneflowers tied with a pale purple or white ribbon would make a beautiful and easy to make bouquet.
For a traditional wedding, a large bouquet of lilacs, either all purple or a mix of purple and white flowers, would make a stunning bouquet. Wrap either a purple ribbon around the stems of the lilacs or use a ribbon that matches the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Lilacs have a wonderful, light smell. This flower will scent the front area of a wedding ceremony, especially if the bridesmaids and flower girl also carry lilacs.
Purple tulips make a pretty bouquet for any kind of wedding. This flower can be dressed up for a formal bouquet by using flowers tinted gold mixed in with the tulips. A gold bow wrapped around the stems of the flowers will add a bit of shine to the bouquet.
Tulips can also be used in a bunch tied with a white ribbon that has a bit of shimmer for a beach wedding or any outside ceremony. A bouquet in varying shades of purple tulips is very pretty too.
The Iris is a very tall and elegant flower. A bouquet containing the purple iris will add a regal air to any bridal outfit. This flower makes a dramatic bouquet on its own. Mixing in some white roses will add some contrast to the deep purple color of the iris.
Light purple roses in a round bouquet or pompadour-style display attached to a ribbon to be worn around the wrist are pretty for any type of wedding. Some purple roses will have a wonderful scent too.
Purple petunias make a wonderful bridal bouquet for a bride who likes the strong scent of this flower.
Goth Style Bouquets
For a Goth type bridal bouquet, mix deep purple Iris with black roses. Another Goth bouquet could be created from one purple orchid surrounded by a ring of black roses.
Picked from the Garden
For a bride who loves to garden, a spring wedding will make it easy to use home grown flowers in the bridal bouquet. Purple lavender picked from the garden will make a lovely, scented bouquet. Baby’s breath or white daisies look pretty mixed in with lavender too.
When making your own bouquet, it can be fun to pick whatever purple flowers are available in the garden. This adds a bit of whimsy to the process of wedding planning. A home-made bouquet always looks sweet and the jumble of an assortment of flowers will be visually pleasing. Making your own bouquet will save a lot of money over a commercial bouquet too.
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