the secret tip to designing the perfect bouquet

The one best thing to keep in mind when designing your bridal bouquet is to think like a real estate agent: location! The location of your wedding plays a huge role in determining the look and style of your day, and your bridal bouquet should coordinate with that – not clash.

In the most recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings there’s a fabulous story covering the perfect bouquet designs for everything from a chic city affair to romantic garden weddings. Luckily, I have three bouquets from this feature to share with you here today!

Forest wedding bouquet design | see more on:


If you’re getting married among the trees you should incorporate some pops of color to make sure your bouquet stands out, but also plenty of green to channel that forest feeling.

The above bouquet, tied with the most adorable green velvet ribbon, contains purple clematis, forget-me-nots, blue muscari, white veronicas, gomphrenas, orange lady slipper orchids, and ferns. All of these blooms are totally forest appropriate and when combined – simply enchanting.

More for forest brides: woodland nymphs & an eco-chic wedding inspiration shoot.

Garden wedding bouquet design | see more on:


I can’t deny it – garden weddings are my favorite. They’re feminine and simply oozing with charm. Give off a Jane Austen air by filling your bouquet with romantic red ranunculus, wine-hued vibumum, pale peonies, white camellias, and pink sweet peas.

More for garden brides: enchanted garden editorial, romantic summer garden wedding, and a Secret Garden themed wedding inspiration shoot.

Prairie wedding bouquet design | see more on:


Prairie weddings are budget friendly and rife with ways to gather and DIY your own location-appropriate bouquet. Mix and match pink scabiosas with white gomphrenas, yellow billy balls, spiky veronicas, bunny-tail grass, narcissus, baby’s breath, mimosas, exploding grass, euphorbias, wax flowers, and chamomile for the perfect prairie look.

More for prairie brides: vintage prairie wedding and a sweet pink prairie inspiration board.

Martha Stewart Weddings

To see more from this feature be sure to head to the nearest newsstand and grab a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings or download it onto your iPad!

Find more articles on floral design here:

5 European Influences on Modern-Day Floral Design
Designing the Perfect Centerpiece
DIY Hand-Tied Bouquet
How to Choose Eco-Beautiful Flowers
Colorful Centerpiece with Ranunculuses and Roses


Images photographed by Addie Juell & provided by Martha Stewart Weddings, floral design by Naomi de Manana.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Totally with you on garden weddings – although all of these are stunning!

  2. Hum…garden weddings!! 🙂