10 Gorgeous Oversized Wedding Bouquets

An oversized bouquet has a dramatic look for the flower-loving bride. This is a stunning idea for outdoor and boho weddings with a focus on freshness and color. These bouquets can be your main floral arrangement if you’re having smaller floral pieces in the rest of your decor. We’ve picked out 10 gorgeous oversized wedding bouquets to inspire you.

1. Summer Pinks

Peonies, garden roses, decorative kale and green hydrangea are the perfect ingredients for a fresh and colorful summer bouquet. The large blooms make this DIY bouquet an easy one to construct and has such a lovely result.

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2. Botanical 

This modern mix of flowers and foliage has a distinctive botanical feel. With touches of copper added to the palette, it creates an enviable mid-century look.

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3. Peaches and Succulents 

Succulents are a bouquet fave for a reason. They effortlessly enhance the other flowers in the bouquet and work well with neutral tones. Make the succulent a centerpiece by choosing one in a significant size.

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4. Bold Brights

For double the impact, go for both color and size. Vibrant reds teamed with slightly burnt orange blooms are a great pairing for larger bouquets. Leaving the stems bare, also creates an informal look to balance everything out.

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5. Pink Blossoms 

A feminine, elegant and ethereal take on an oversized bouquet. As light pink is such a delicate color you can get away with having more blooms.

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6. Clean and Simple 

If you’re weary about going for such a bold piece, you can keep the bouquet clean with white and cream flowers. This will give you the opportunity to play around with the size of the bouquet without it being too overwhelming.

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7. In the Wild 

This lush bouquet with hints of lilac and peach has a wildness to it that goes hand in hand with a garden affair.

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8. Deep tones 

For fall weddings, deep and rich autumnal tones work especially well in larger arrangements. Blending these with trailing greenery finishes the piece.

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9. Whimsical Paper 

For a touch of whimsical charm, go for oversized single paper flowers. A quirky look that would fit in perfectly in a woodland wedding. Extra bonus points if you fancy a challenge and decide to make them yourself!

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10. Cascading Bouquet

A cascading bouquet is a true statement piece, which gives you the opportunity to play around with proportions and the dimension of your bouquet. It is a lovely way to complement the silhouette of your dress.

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Emerald green was the big color a couple of years ago, but we still love it today for its easy sophistication, and its all-season appeal. If you’re looking to add an element of elegance to your wedding day, you can’t go wrong with this jewel tone, and we’ve put together 5 emerald green color palettes to show you just how to use it.

When this color scheme showed up on the Burberry runway last year, it knocked our socks off (and still does)! It’s a glam alternative for your wedding day and a great palette if you’re opting to forego the flower arrangements in favor of less traditional centerpieces.

Emerald green color palette

Emerald green single-handedly takes the muted hues of this color scheme from bleak to chic. We think it would make a great fall or winter wedding palette.

Emerald green color palette

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, pairing jewel tones is always a great idea!

Emerald green color palette

There’s a lot going on in this color scheme, but it somehow all manages to work seamlessly together to create an incredibly modern and romantic palette. We can’t get enough of it!

Emerald green color palette

Emerald green adds a touch of strong masculine energy to this otherwise soft and girly palette. The contrast makes this color scheme far more interesting than it would be without it.

Emerald green color palette

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Weddings by Funjet at the Riu Palace Jamaica

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Warm breezes, shimmering turquoise water and no wedding stress? Sound enticing?

If you’re aching to get away from it all and have an intimate wedding that’s big on fun and romance, Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay is just what you are looking for.

A Weddings by Funjet onsite wedding coordinator will make planning your big day at Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay easy peasy. From the save-the-date to the honeymoon, Weddings by Funjet manages the details, leaving nothing but an awesome experience for you and your guests.

Riu Palace Jamaica offers several wedding packages that can accommodate up to 40 guests. There are three basic categories to choose from. From there, these packages can be customized with upgrades and your own special touches. Want something super simple? Try the free wedding package.

Then again, maybe you could win your destination wedding! Jump to the bottom of the post for the Weddings by Funjet Giveaway. Woot! Woot!

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  •  Seven night stay for two at Riu Palace Jamaica
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Intimate Weddings at Main Street Manor

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A while back, we featured Schirin and Cris’s gorgeous $8,000 Main Street Manor wedding here on IW. The couple chose Main Street Manor because they wanted a drop, dead gorgeous wedding, without the price tag. An incredible honeymoon in Italy was at the top of the couple’s priority list, and an intimate wedding at Main Street Manor made it possible.

If you are like Schirin and Cris and you want a beautiful wedding without spending a bundle, Main Street Manor in Flemington, New Jersey might just be a perfect fit!

Whether you choose to get married on the sweeping veranda, on the gorgeous grounds, or inside the elegant parlour, you and your guests (if you choose to have guests, that is!) will experience the superb personal service that has won the inn many prestigious awards for both weddings and accommodations.

The inn’s elegance and charm along with its lovely grounds with gardens and our sweeping front veranda will provide an intimate setting for the wedding of your dreams, from vows to celebration. – See more at: http://www.mainstreetmanor.com/new_jersey_weddings.html#sthash.VfjWKVp6.dpuf
The inn’s elegance and charm along with its lovely grounds with gardens and our sweeping front veranda will provide an intimate setting for the wedding of your dreams, from vows to celebration. – See more at: http://www.mainstreetmanor.com/new_jersey_weddings.html#sthash.VfjWKVp6.dpuf

A variety of wedding packages, ranging from an elegant elopement package to an all-inclusive or venue-only for up to 35 guests, allow you to plan your day, your way, while the inn’s talented team provides you with full wedding planning services guiding you to a stress-free soiree. The inn also ensures that the property is exclusively yours for the duration of your celebration, creating a truly intimate experience.

If you’d like to learn more about weddings at this elegant inn, take a peek at this short video that highlights some of the couples who got married at Main Street Manor:

 

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Josh and Lori’s Sonoma Wine Cave Wedding

Planning a wedding is hard, planning it from afar is even more difficult. With much time spent researching and scouring the internet for vendors, Josh and Lori compare the experience of planning their wedding in Sonoma to organizing a mini-holiday for themselves and all of their guests. In the end, all their hard work and research paid off.

With a stunning vineyard venue and a romantic candlelit reception shared with 18 of their closest family and friends,  the couple couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding day. A big thanks to Megan Clouse for sharing all the gorgeous photos with us!

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Lori & Josh

Sonoma, California

Wedding Date: June 3, 2014

Number of Guests: 18

Wedding Ceremony Location: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards – Outdoor Arbour

Wedding Reception Location: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards – Wine Cave   (It was the photos on their website of the wine cave that really sold us on the venue. We were instantly in love with that place.)

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Why did you have an intimate wedding?  

We both agreed that we wanted the day to be about us, and by keeping our wedding small we were able to not get so caught up in the details and lose sight of why we were doing it.

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What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?  

It was more about planning a wedding at a place that we have never been before.  The fact that we chose to have a smaller guest list made some of the planning easier.  We spent so much time researching potential venues, hotels, caterers, photographers, etc.  Thank God for the internet!

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Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

YES!  We have a number of friends and family members that are close to us that we couldn’t invite.

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What were the highlights of the ceremony?  

The circle ceremony. We had all of our guests stand around us in a circle. We wrote a “blessing” where we went around the circle and each person said a line from it.  The vows were also a highlight. We wrote our own vows and we didn’t share them with each other until the ceremony.  And last, but not least, the venue! We had an amazing view overlooking the Carneros Valley, and the birds and butterflies even came out during the ceremony.

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What were the highlights of the reception?  

The dinner. We chose to sit everyone at one long king table and serve the dinner family style. The food and the cake were amazing.  Again, the venue was amazing. We chose to decorate with a lot of candlelight which gave the wine cave a dim romantic glow.  We loved listening to our family members give speeches.  The dances were another highlight. Our first dance as a couple was really our first dance ever.  We loved all of it.

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What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?  

We were able to do things at the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception to make every guest feel welcomed and part of our day.

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What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?  

Make the details that you choose be meaningful to you and your guests.

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Vendors:

Photographer:  Megan Clouse Photography

Venue: Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma

Catering: The Girl & the Fig

Officiant: Tim Boeve

Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

Hair/Makeup: It’s a Date at the Powder Room, Katie

Cellist: Daniel Lemes

Florals: Stephanie Lauder (Family Friend)

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Shoes: Kate Spade 

Suit: Indochino

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