Best of 2016: Bouquets & Botanics

Words by Tamarin Morley
January 3, 2017

Few things tickle our fancy more than beautiful blooms. 2016 was all about pushing botanic boundaries ever further, with epic installations, wild, oversize bouquets and arbours too pretty for words.

Organic, unstructured forms and a fresh palette were key in the year that was. Exotics took centre stage, with orchids in particular playing a starring role in many a modern arrangement.

Greenery held its own against the might of the flower, and has aptly been named Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017.

As always, we’re delighted to see so many Nouba vendors feature in our end of year round ups, and as always our florists are kicking goals! To find your dream botanic guru, be sure to head to the Nouba Directory.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - wild pampas grass bouquet

Wild bouquet with pampas grass plumes by Raven & the Rose. Image by Katie Harmsworth from this industrial editorial.

Fireplace florals by Bunched Together. Image by The Robertsons from this Fitzroy wedding.

best wedding florals 2016 - pink floral arch

Peony heaven with a floral arch to die for courtesy of Willow Bud. Image by Janneke Storm from this botanic styled shoot.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - Frida Kahlo flower crown

Frida Kahlo-esque statement flower crown by Botanica Naturalis. Image by Sarah Jean from this Mexican-inspired shoot.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - modern green and white bouquet

Fresh green and white bouquet by She’s a Wildflower. Image by Enchanted Weddings from this modern luxe editorial.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - green fern foliage bouquet

Fern ‘greenery’ bouquet by Bespoke Country Weddings. Image by Jo Bartholemew from this modern-vintage wedding.

best wedding florals 2016 - colourful floral table runner

Colourful floral table runner and hanging blooms by Raven & the Rose. Image by Katie Harmsworth from this flower-filled shoot.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - pink peony bouquet

Dahlia bouquet in every shade of pink by Oh Flora. Image by Matt Godkin from this Balmoral wedding.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - modern cascading bouquet

Modern cascading bouquet with orchids and amaranth by Natural Art Flowers. Image by Natasja Kremers from this Sandalford wedding.

best wedding florals 2016 - peony chuppah

Wedding chuppah heavy with dahlias by Jardine Botanic. Image by John Benavente from this garden wedding.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - colourful peony bouquet

Vibrant bouquet of fluffy peonies by Raven & the Rose. Image by Katie Harmsworth from this flower-filled shoot.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - cascading orchid bouquet

Cascading orchid bouquet by Lulu Bird. Image by Kas Richards from this peach and marble styled shoot.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - protea and amaranth bouquet

DIY Protea and amaranth bouquet. Image by Chasing Brightness from this boho beach wedding.

best wedding florals 2016 - hanging botanic installation

Hanging garden installation by Botanics of Melbourne. Image by Lakshal Perera from this Substation wedding.

Cascading wildflower bouquet by Veronica Jo Flowers. Image by Aaron Shum from this mountain elopement.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - modern bridesmaid bouquets

Mixed bouquets in muted tones by Natural Art Flowers. Image by Teneil Kable from this Perth wedding.

Unstructured native bouquet by The Secret Garden. Image by SB Creative Co from this Townsville wedding.

best wedding bouquets 2016 - wild boho bouquet

Foraged wildflower bouquet by Mondo Floral Designs. Image by Talitha Crawford from this organic styled shoot.

Credits

Header image Enchanted Weddings | Other images - various, as captioned |


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