11 Gorgeous Wildflower Wedding Blooms and How to Arrange Them
Nothing against a good old peony, but we love a wedding bouquet that doesn’t look too precious. Perhaps that explains our love for wildflower accents: They suggest a bride who’s strong, free-spirited and utterly unfussy. Weave one of these 11 gorgeous, foraged blooms into your bouquet for earthy texture and tons of joie de vivre.
Swoon. We’re all about the rich colors and robust shapes of this country-chic bloom.
Zinnias have volume going for them, so play up their fabulous scale with florals of complimentary dimensions—like dahlias and sunflowers.
Favorite filler flower alert: We love these frothy white micro-blooms as a more delicate alternative to baby’s breath.
Create a caspia “collar” around the base of your bouquet to amp up the volume and drama.
It doesn’t get much sweeter than these diminutive sunflower cousins—the unofficial floral mascot of the American summer.
Black-eyed susans look happiest in a sea of wildflowers. Pair them with cosmos, zinnias and marigolds for a riot of color.
Nothing adds intrigue to a bouquet quite like a bit of height and shape play. Which is why we love these fuzzy white blooms with their whimsical curlicue tips.
These guys make an exceptionally charming choice when paired with more traditional wedding blooms, like roses, peonies and anemones. Basic bouquet, this is not.
We love these feathery wild grasses for their neutral, textural pop and bohemian style.
Rather than sprinkling throughout your bouquet, opt for a statement bunch of pampas on one side of the arrangement. A-symmetrical = major design cred.
Sue us: We'll happily snip these weedy golden blooms from the side of the highway and use 'em in our wedding.
Goldenrod + baby’s breath sprigs = the easiest (and most inexpensive) aisle swag ever.
Lest we forget, the magical orange-eyed poppy is actually a wildflower—and a stunningly unexpected choice for your nuptials.
Balance out the poppy’s fragile petals by pairing with something voluminous and sturdy—like these green snowball bush blooms. (Pup optional.)
Named for their unique petal texture, these tiny, cream-toned flowers make the loveliest filler.
If you’re opting for an all-white bouquet but want a touch of dimension, top it off with wax flowers. (Their petals have the palest, softest hint of pink to them.)
If you’re lucky enough to marry when these crowd favorites are in season, don’t think twice; just work around them.
Note that lilacs are notorious wilters once snipped. Make sure your florist cuts them day-of, if possible, and consider treating with a wax floral spray to preserve.
See those spiky blue blooms set amidst the blushy roses? That’s the thistle, guys—and it’s the perfect way to spunk up a traditional arrangement.
Think of these blooms as bouquet jewelry: Stick them into your bouquet like broaches as a final flourish.
There's no scent more heavenly than this elegant wildflower, which comes in an ombré rainbow of whites, pinks and purples.
Echo the ruffly, dramatic lines of your sweet peas with similarly-shaped eucalyptus greens.