Bridal bouquet

Lilac bouquet for the bride: the choice of flowers and design ideas

A del­i­cate lilac shade for dec­o­rat­ing wed­ding bou­quets is one of the most sought after. This is explained by a series of asso­ci­a­tions that a pale lilac hue evokes: calm­ness, bliss, mys­tery, nos­tal­gia.

Wed­ding flower arrange­ments in lilac shades are cho­sen by girls who are con­fi­dent in them­selves and their feel­ings for the cho­sen one.


The lilac shade is cho­sen by free­dom-lov­ing natures, who val­ue their inner feel­ing of peace, good­ness, bal­ance. Those who buy a lilac bou­quet are usu­al­ly very mod­est and wise at the same time, which allows them to smooth out all con­flict sit­u­a­tions in the fam­i­ly.

Color combinations

The com­po­si­tion in lilac tones will be appro­pri­ate for a wed­ding in any sea­son. The main thing is to cor­rect­ly choose the com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of plants accord­ing to the col­or scheme. The com­po­si­tion does not have to be framed in mono­chrome lilac. So, for the win­ter sea­son, you can choose bou­quets with sky blue and pale pur­ple flow­ers (for exam­ple, with snow­drops), and for spring wed­dings, com­bi­na­tions of peach, crim­son and pur­ple flow­ers are suit­able.

The bride’s bou­quet of pur­ple tulips looks very orig­i­nal.

If the wed­ding takes place in autumn, then light pur­ple plants can be com­bined with white or yel­low. At sum­mer wed­dings, bright yel­low-orange accents will add bright­ness to the lilac base.

For a clas­sic or retro cel­e­bra­tion, lilac bou­quets inter­spersed with pearl and gold ele­ments are ide­al. Coun­try involves the syn­the­sis of laven­der with rich hues. A wed­ding in the style of boho or with ele­ments of a Hawai­ian par­ty allows you to use dark pur­ple tones inter­spersed with plants of green-yel­low and crim­son tones as the basis of a flower arrange­ment.

The most pop­u­lar com­po­si­tions are those that con­sist of lilac and white flow­ers. The lat­ter per­son­i­fies puri­ty and nobil­i­ty. Dec­o­ra­tive green­ery will bring a fresh touch to the com­po­si­tion.

The com­bi­na­tion of pink and lilac looks very ele­gant in a bou­quet. Most often, this design is cho­sen by roman­ti­cal­ly inclined natures.

Features of compositions

Most often, peonies, eustoma, freesias, ros­es, calla and orchids are added to the basis of lilac com­po­si­tions.

Peonies in a bou­quet look gen­tle, but at the same time pompous. They are a sym­bol of sin­cer­i­ty, peace, pure love. Com­po­si­tions that include only peonies are rare. More often they are dilut­ed with oth­er vari­eties of flo­ra.

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The syn­the­sis of peonies and ros­es in wed­ding bou­quets is wide­spread. To dilute the lilac col­or will help inter­spersed with rasp­ber­ry and white flow­ers. Often florists cre­ate com­po­si­tions of peonies in com­bi­na­tion with Trans­vaal daisies, asters and dahlias. Brides are very fond of such com­po­si­tions for their nat­u­ral­ness and organic­i­ty.

Lisianthus has the same place of hon­or in wed­ding floristry as the rose. The com­po­si­tion of such flow­ers looks gen­tle, airy, sophis­ti­cat­ed. The best part­ner for lilac lisianthus will be a white rose.

Lilac orchids are cho­sen by roman­tic per­sons for their wed­ding. The flower is con­sid­ered a sym­bol of true love, hap­pi­ness and pros­per­i­ty.

When choos­ing a sophis­ti­cat­ed bou­quet of orchids, it is impor­tant that the entire image of the bride match­es the cho­sen com­po­si­tion: make­up, dress, hair­style.

Orchids are self-suf­fi­cient flow­ers, so the whole bou­quet can only con­sist of them. If the bride’s dress is floor-length, straight cut, you can choose a cas­cad­ing com­po­si­tion.

If you want species diver­si­ty, orchids can be dilut­ed with ros­es, chrysan­the­mums, calla, hydrangeas and freesias. Of course, the tra­di­tion­al choice is a rose, and a white one at that. Addi­tion­al­ly, the bou­quet is dec­o­rat­ed with fern leaves.

The most com­mon flower for wed­ding bou­quets is the rose. The lilac shade will give the com­po­si­tion orig­i­nal­i­ty. Such a com­po­si­tion will appeal to a mod­est, kind, sin­cere per­son. From pur­ple ros­es you can make a mono-bou­quet, choos­ing col­ors slight­ly dif­fer­ent in tone. This gra­da­tion will give a bou­quet of trep­i­da­tion and lux­u­ry. It is per­mis­si­ble to use not only sin­gle ros­es, but also spray ones.

A flower arrange­ment of ros­es in the form of a ball dec­o­rat­ed with green­ery looks good. For a win­ter cel­e­bra­tion, you can com­bine pur­ple ros­es with flow­ers of blue hues, and for spring — light crim­son or pur­ple. Wild­flow­ers are used to add sen­su­al notes to the bou­quet.

Since ancient times, it has been believed that callas bring hap­pi­ness to new­ly­weds. A bou­quet of lilac callas looks lux­u­ri­ous, so it does not require addi­tion­al decor. As acces­sories, you can use a brooch or satin rib­bon.

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When choos­ing flow­ers of this type, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the style of the wed­ding dress. Callas will give a spe­cial charm to the bride in a long dress with a straight cut (mer­maid, empire), with­out frills, ruf­fles and oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

With puffy dress­es, rich­ly dec­o­rat­ed with var­i­ous inserts, stripes, lace, these flow­ers do not match.

A bou­quet of callas for the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny is a mono-com­po­si­tion, dec­o­rat­ed with a silk rib­bon. As “part­ners” you can use ros­es, orchids, laven­der, hydrangea. Com­po­si­tions in the form of bas­kets with pur­ple callas, as well as cas­cad­ing bou­quets, are not wel­comed by florists. They are unan­i­mous in the fact that with this design, the plants lose their sophis­ti­ca­tion. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can use a bou­quet of calla in the form of a sphere.

Freesias in a bou­quet sym­bol­ize trust, love and respect. Due to the fact that freesias have many inflo­res­cences, a bou­quet of them looks very orig­i­nal, but not pompous. A com­po­si­tion of lilac freesias is per­fect for a mag­nif­i­cent wed­ding dress. As a vari­ety, you can include eustoma, hydrangeas or ros­es in a bou­quet of freesias.

How to choose?

Lilac com­po­si­tions have their own char­ac­ter­is­tics that every bride needs to know before choos­ing a bou­quet.

  • If you want the bou­quet to be mod­est, you should not make it exclu­sive­ly from pur­ple plants. Laven­der is a cold tone, and pur­ple is a bleak tone. Against this back­ground, the bride can get lost and look inex­pres­sive. There­fore, flow­ers of pink, orange-yel­low and blue shades must be added to the com­po­si­tion, and sev­er­al accent zones should be made in the bride’s make­up.
  • As col­or­ful accents for a pur­ple flower arrange­ment, florists rec­om­mend using plants in white, red or yel­low.
  • When choos­ing lilies as a com­pan­ion for pur­ple flow­ers, you need to con­sid­er that they have a sharp aro­ma. Although there are vari­eties that are not so odor­ous, so their pres­ence will not cause a headache in the hero of the occa­sion.
  • Bou­quets of laven­der look extra­or­di­nary. Such a com­po­si­tion will demon­strate your orig­i­nal approach to the design of the cel­e­bra­tion.
  • Ide­al­ly, if lilac flow­ers are present not only in the com­po­si­tion itself, but also in the hair­style, dress trim, pon­cho, shoes, clutch or jew­el­ry (neck­lace, bracelet, hair­pin with lilac-col­ored stones). Such a design will give the girl even more meek­ness, reveal her nat­ur­al beau­ty and fem­i­nin­i­ty. Laven­der col­or in these acces­sories may vary in sat­u­ra­tion.
  • If exot­ic flow­ers are cho­sen as the basis of the bou­quet, then there is no need to dec­o­rate them addi­tion­al­ly. Such a com­po­si­tion is self-suf­fi­cient and extrav­a­gant.
  • When cre­at­ing a bou­quet and dis­cussing it with a florist, it must be tak­en into account that not every type of plant can be pur­chased year-round. Defi­cien­cy in the autumn-win­ter peri­od are, for exam­ple, wild­flow­ers.
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Beautiful examples

A lilac-white bou­quet of ros­es, peonies and lilacs looks unusu­al­ly gen­tle and fes­tive. The solem­ni­ty and sophis­ti­ca­tion of the com­po­si­tion is giv­en by gra­da­tions of lilac col­or: from deep pur­ple to crim­son. A spe­cial charm of the whole com­po­si­tion will be giv­en by a long branch with leaves, which wraps around the entire bou­quet from the inside, and descends in a flow­ing line.

An unusu­al­ly del­i­cate bou­quet of white peonies, light lilac ros­es and blue hyacinths will empha­size the fem­i­nin­i­ty and fragili­ty of the bride. This bou­quet, thanks to the snow-white col­or of peonies, prac­ti­cal­ly merges with the wed­ding dress, leav­ing only a few pas­tel accents to the eyes of those around.

A bou­quet with dark pur­ple eustoma and yel­low callas looks bright and extrav­a­gant. Moth­er-of-pearl hats-pearls are used as dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose a lilac bridal bou­quet for emo­tion­al natures, since at a cru­cial moment this col­or will bal­ance the inter­nal imbal­ance.

A bou­quet of ros­es, ranun­cu­lus, echev­e­ria, peonies and freesia looks very fresh. Its col­or scheme, which includes var­i­ous shades of lilac, white and green, attracts the admir­ing glances of oth­ers. Due to the use of dif­fer­ent types of flow­ers and their unusu­al col­or com­bi­na­tion, the bou­quet looks mag­nif­i­cent, but not pompous.

A lilac bou­quet of car­na­tions, amalia and ranun­cu­lus breathes with extra­or­di­nary ten­der­ness.

For a coun­try-style cel­e­bra­tion, espe­cial­ly if it takes place in the sum­mer, a com­po­si­tion of lilac ros­es, dark pur­ple iris­es and light bur­gundy lilacs is suit­able. Dec­o­rat­ed with a cush­ion of leaves and dec­o­ra­tive lace rib­bons, this bou­quet looks home­ly and cozy.

You will learn how to make a bridal bou­quet with your own hands from the fol­low­ing video.