Beach weddings are the best! Gorgeous views of the ocean. A picture-perfect background filled with palm trees and greenery. Warm, salty air. The tropical vibes are all around. With all of this inspiration, choosing your beach wedding bouquet is going to be effortless. This is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process so have some fun with it!
Typically when choosing a bouquet, you’ll draw inspiration from your overall wedding theme and design. Are you embracing the tropical taste of Punta Cana and working with bright flowers and fresh greenery? Or do you like the softer, more romantic style of pastel-colored roses? What about a clean, tight bouquet of flowers? Or a wild, cascading arrangement?
If you’re not quite sure what style feels right, then I’ve got a ton of inspiration for you down below.
We’ll be looking at 17 different beach wedding bouquet styles so you can see what draws your attention the most. Then I’ll give you some wedding day tips to make sure your bouquet looks amazing when it’s time to walk down the aisle. So let’s get started!
A Stunning Bouquet of White Lilies
Lilies are some of the most popular flowers for a beach wedding. They are such a beautiful way to fill up your bouquet. This bride has three large white blooming lilies! Yes, three! And two that haven’t quite bloomed just yet. Then, she mixed in lots of fresh greenery to create a loose, overflowing bouquet. Isn’t it gorgeous?
The Classic Beach Wedding Bouquet
You can never go wrong with roses at your wedding. If you’re going for a classic wedding design, then white roses and baby’s breath are all you need. This is a simple, beautiful, and timeless look that will never go out of style.
Mix and Match Different Flowers to Create the Perfect Bouquet
No one said you have to choose roses for your beach wedding bouquet. You don’t even have to choose just one type of flower. Why not incorporate all of your favorite flowers into your bridal bouquet?
This arrangement brings together white chrysanthemums, orchids, and a calla lily. Then, to tie it all together, there’s a large palm leaf in the back and soft, eucalyptus leaves creating a border around the blooms. This is a unique bouquet that is oh-so-beautiful!
A Tropical Bridal Bouquet with Multi-Colored Flowers
This bright and vibrant beach wedding bouquet pops against the softer colors of the sand and sky. We’ve got dark and light orange, yellow, and red flowers, all paired with fresh palm leaves to bring this tropical look to life.
After you’re done swooning over the bride’s bouquet, check out her bridesmaids’ smaller bouquets, complete with one large elephant ear leaf, a palm leaf, and a single calla lily.
A White & Fresh Beach Wedding Bouquet
This romantic, clean look is perfect for a wedding in the Dominican Republic. As I mentioned above, soft, white roses and baby’s breath are a classic style that goes with any wedding theme. But add an extra touch of fresh greenery to fill up the bouquet and create a more relaxed look, perfect for a beach wedding.
A Bohemian Beach Wedding Bouquet
When bringing in a bohemian wedding theme, you’ll want to incorporate earthy tones and soft colors like peach, champagne, and sand. These mix well with a bold accent color like burgundy or burnt orange.
Your boho-inspired bouquet should incorporate these shades along with some natural elements like dried pampas grass, wildflowers, dried palms, and colored roses. You’re going for wispy and wild in your bouquet’s shape – not tight and structured.
The bouquet below is a great example that mixes bohemian elements and a touch of vintage style too. What do you think?
Small Red, Orange, & Pink Wedding Bouquet
If you want to have a little fun with your bouquet, why not incorporate a pop of color? Here we’ve got some bold orange carnations and a bright red rose, paired with softer-colored roses and dried greenery to balance out the look. This is a small but lively arrangement that can complement any type of beach wedding celebration.
A Sweet and Simple White & Blue Beach Wedding Bouquet
This bouquet incorporates traditional white roses with baby blue forget-me-nots to create a soft and sweet flower arrangement. If you want to bring some blue shades to your wedding day without getting too loud and flashy, this is a great way to do it. Plus, you’ll bring in that ocean vibe by incorporating colors from the sea.
A Large, Unstructured Beach Wedding Bouquet
Are you craving something bigger and wilder? Here we’ve got an array of different flowers and greens flowing in and out in every which way. We’ve got lots of different textures and shapes here. Flowers popping out and flowing down. This bouquet makes a statement, that’s for sure.
A looser design like this is great for a beach wedding in Punta Cana since it’s all about being laid back and fun.
Fall in Love with this Bright & Bold Bouquet
Vibrant flowers are a favorite in Punta Cana since you’ll be fully embracing the tropical atmosphere of the Caribbean. This cascading bouquet blends bright pink, red, and orange roses, white calla lilies, and bright orange and purple birds of paradise. It doesn’t get much brighter than this!
Another Boho-Inspired Beach Wedding Bouquet
This bouquet is bursting with pampas grass, soft pink and peach roses, and a mix of fresh and dried greenery to complete the look. For a bohemian-style bouquet, we like to see lots of neutral, natural tones and this bouquet has exactly that. Lots of texture and natural elements bring this bouquet to life.
An All-White Free-Form Bouquet
Here we’ve got a beautiful collection of different flowers that create a stunning, oversized beach wedding bouquet. The shape and design perfectly complement the bride’s wedding dress to create a cohesive look from her hands up to her neckline. At first glance, it’s almost impossible to determine where the florals stop and the dress begins.
How About a Bouquet of Sunflowers?
Sunflowers are such bright and cheerful flowers. They remind us of summer and instantly evoke a feeling of happiness. While vibrant sunflowers will add a pop of color to any bouquet, here we’ve also got a touch of blue to create a stunningly unique arrangement. This bride fully embraced the vibrant colors and various textures.
A Bursting Bright & Pink Bouquet
I’m loving this bright pink bouquet! It’s bold and vibrant with different shades of pink while also adding a pop of orange. If you’re looking to make a statement with your beach wedding bouquet, well, this is a great way to do it! It’s stunning!
An Oversized Bouquet of Tropical Greenery
Here we’re going big and bold with this beach wedding bouquet. The bigger the better! And with all the different textures, this bouquet is giving off a major “wow factor”. We’ve got several types of greenery. a mix of fresh and dried leaves, and a few soft white flowers in the middle to pull it all together. Beautiful!
A Romantic Bouquet With a Hint of Dark Blue
A tight, round bouquet of roses is a classic wedding element, but this bride adds a pop of color, some sweet peonies, and a few anemones to make it unique to her. These dark blue roses draw attention and add a fun element to this romantically styled bouquet.
Beautiful Cascading Beach Wedding Bouquet
This lush and beautiful centerpiece will remind you of a waterfall as the arrangement cascades down from the bride’s hands. It’s a free-flowing, natural effect that draws the eye down to reveal the gorgeous length of your wedding dress. Isn’t it stunning?
Here’s a Reminder:
While you may love one of these bouquets, you shouldn’t expect your bouquet to look exactly like it. Yes, these are all real weddings, but no two bouquets are ever the same – nor should they be.
It’s great to find some inspiration online, but remember there are so many different variables when dealing with fresh flowers and greenery so it’s almost impossible to create an exact replicate of something you see online.
A better idea:
Be flexible with your florist. Find 3-5 bouquet styles that you like and allow them the space to create something beautiful and unique just for you.
How to Hold the Bouquet on Your Wedding Day
Whether you’re walking down the aisle or posing for wedding photos, be sure to hold your bouquet soft and low.
It might sound obvious but:
One of the most common mistakes we see brides making is holding their bouquets too high. The natural position you’ll probably feel most comfortable in is with your hands in front of your rib cage. But that’s too high! You’ll be covering up that gorgeous neckline on your wedding dress (especially if you have a full, blooming bouquet).
You’ll want to relax your arms and hold the bouquet closer to your hips. A good rule of thumb is to connect your forearms with your hip bones to get the right height. Then tilt the flowers slightly away from your body so you’re showing off the blooms rather than the stems. It might feel a little awkward at first (and you might be surprised by how heavy your bouquet feels) but you’ll get used to it as the day goes on. And this way, your photos are going to look amazing!
Remind your bridesmaids of this trick before walking down the aisle and during the photo sessions to ensure you’re all on the same page and that your bouquets, dresses, and photos will look great!
Extra Beach Wedding Bouquet Tips
- Keep your bouquet in an air-conditioned room or the fridge until your wedding ceremony is about to begin. The heat in Punta Cana can cause fresh flowers to wilt faster so keeping them in a cool place will help them look crisp and fresh when it’s time to walk down the aisle.
- Bouquet charms are a great way to carry special tokens or mementos with you down the aisle. Whether it’s your something borrowed or something blue, or it’s a picture frame of a loved one who has passed, charms allow you to hold them close by your side throughout the day.
- Ask your maid of honor to hold your bouquet during the ceremony. Your hands will be busy holding your partner’s hands, placing the rings, and reading your vows. You can’t do those with a full bouquet in your hand. So ask your maid of honor to help you out. If you’re not having a maid of honor or bridesmaids by your side, then your mom, his mom, or a close friend sitting in the front row is a good alternative. Once you reach the altar hand over your bouquet. Just don’t forget to take it back before the recessional.
Spoiler Alert: You Can’t Keep Your Bouquet
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but sadly, you won’t be able to take your wedding flowers back home with you after the wedding day. Well, technically you can try to claim them with customs… but chances are you won’t make it that far, and security will take them from you right away. Total bummer, I know!
The good news is:
You don’t have to throw out your bouquet right after your wedding night. Bring it back with you to your hotel room, ask for an ice bucket, and keep it in some water throughout your trip. Bonus points if you can bring some other flowers from your reception or if your girls keep their bouquets too.
Decorate your room for a couple of days and enjoy those beautiful flowers for a little longer. You deserve it!
Now that you’ve found a wedding bouquet that fits your style, you may be wondering: How do I get gorgeous photos like these from my wedding day? If you’re getting married in Punta Cana, our team would be to be there for you to photograph your day.
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