Over the last few decades, couples have commonly followed a few trends when it comes to their wedding flowers. Of course some favorites like roses are a classic choice that may never truly go out of style, but sometimes these popular options start to look all the same.
If you’re hoping to select wedding flowers that will stand out from the crowd, consider using florals that are most often overlooked by other couples. Need a little help with ideas? Here are some of my personal favorites for wedding florals that I believe are more underrated than they should be!
This flower is a smaller bloom like a daisy, but can come in truly striking colors. One type I love to use is the chocolate cosmos, which not only has a beautiful dark reddish brown color (almost like a black velvet) but it even has a chocolate scent!
This is another pretty flower that doesn’t get quite the attention it deserves! The ranunculus butterfly is a lovely option as a secondary bloom for a more organic or garden-style bouquet, since it features multiple flowers on each stem.
Although this one is starting to gain popularity, it’s still a floral not many brides have heard of. Protea flowers are gorgeous options for focal blooms in a bouquet: their striking look stands out so well among other flowers and is nothing like most other blooms out there! Two of my personal favorite examples include the bouquet we created for Nate and Shannon’s boho mountain wedding last year, and Miquelle and Talon’s wedding featuring one king protea bloom in each bridesmaid bouquet!
If you’re looking for a beautiful, woodsy option for greenery in your bouquet, consider using huckleberry! These full-bodied leafy stems are a great choice for brides wanting a more natural, earthy look, without relying on the commonly chosen eucalyptus for their bouquet.
Carnation flowers with more natural colors are lovely secondary additions to a bridal bouquet. You can see how they look combined with a few other uncommon florals in Rachel’s bridal session bouquet.
I love it when couples love greenery as much as I do! There are a variety of ferns out there that can truly make an elegant and organic statement that is just perfect for boho weddings. Definitely a great way to have a style that is unforgettable and completely outside the norm.
One of the most underrated florals and greenery for bouquets is the kind we can find while foraging around the venue. Last year for Georgia and Jesse’s mountain wedding in Colorado, we spent an entire day foraging around their family property for some beautiful, natural elements to add in their floral arrangements. It’s definitely a great way to incorporate the season and setting into your bouquet!
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Getting married in Cincinnati or Columbus? Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a romantic wedding in Ohio!