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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. 

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zinnia wedding bouquet 2
Julia Rebecca Photography

ZINNIAS

Swoon. We’re all about the rich colors and robust shapes of this country-chic bloom. 

zinnia wedding bouquet 1
Julia Rebecca Photography

Haute tip

Zinnias have volume going for them, so play up their fabulous scale with florals of complimentary dimensions—like dahlias and sunflowers.

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Stephanie Hopkins Photography

CASPIA

Favorite filler flower alert: We love these frothy white micro-blooms as a more delicate alternative to baby’s breath.

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Stephanie Hopkins Photography

Haute tip

Create a caspia “collar” around the base of your bouquet to amp up the volume and drama. 

black eyes susan wedding bouquet
Jessica Hunt Photography

BLACK-EYED SUSANS

It doesn’t get much sweeter than these diminutive sunflower cousins—the unofficial floral mascot of the American summer.

blackeyed susan wedding bouquet 1
Jessica Hunt Photography

Haute tip

Black-eyed susans look happiest in a sea of wildflowers. Pair them with cosmos, zinnias and marigolds for a riot of color.

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Aggie Photography St. Pete

GOOSENECKS

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.

goosenecks wedding bouquet 2
Aggie Photography St. Pete

Haute tip

These guys make an exceptionally charming choice when paired with more traditional wedding blooms, like roses, peonies and anemones. Basic bouquet, this is not.

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Portrait Identity

PAMPAS GRASS

We love these feathery wild grasses for their neutral, textural pop and bohemian style.

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Portrait Identity

HAUTE TIP

Rather than sprinkling throughout your bouquet, opt for a statement bunch of pampas on one side of the arrangement. A-symmetrical = major design cred.

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Isabel Nao Photography

GOLDENROD

Sue us: We'll happily snip these weedy golden blooms from the side of the highway and use 'em in our wedding. 

goldenrod wedding bouquet 2
Isabel Nao Photography

Haute tip

Goldenrod + baby’s breath sprigs = the easiest (and most inexpensive) aisle swag ever.

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C. Baron Photography

POPPIES

Lest we forget, the magical orange-eyed poppy is actually a wildflower—and a stunningly unexpected choice for your nuptials.

poppies wedding bouquet 2
C. Baron Photography

Haute tip

Balance out the poppy’s fragile petals by pairing with something voluminous and sturdy—like these green snowball bush blooms. (Pup optional.)

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Lacy Matusek Photography

WAX FLOWER

Named for their unique petal texture, these tiny, cream-toned flowers make the loveliest filler.

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Lacy Matusek Photography

HAUTE TIP

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.)

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Photography By Micahla Wilson

LILACS

If you’re lucky enough to marry when these crowd favorites are in season, don’t think twice; just work around them.

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Photography By Micahla Wilson

Haute tip

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.

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EMRY Photography

THISTLE

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.

Thistle wedding bouquet 2
EMRY Photography

Haute tip

Think of these blooms as bouquet jewelry: Stick them into your bouquet like broaches as a final flourish. 

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Paige Photography

SWEET PEAS

There's no scent more heavenly than this elegant wildflower, which comes in an ombré  rainbow of whites, pinks and purples.

sweetpeas wedding bouquet 1
Paige Photography

Haute tip

Echo the ruffly, dramatic lines of your sweet peas with similarly-shaped eucalyptus greens.

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