8 Flowers for Unique Bridal Bouquets

Unique Wedding Flowers

Think of all the weddings you’ve attended over the years—how many bridal bouquets can you remember? With the amount of time and effort most brides put into carefully selecting stunning flowers to carry down the aisle, few will have a bouquet that people talk about for years to come. That doesn’t mean that the flowers aren’t gorgeous and impressive on the big day; they’re just not extraordinary enough to create a lasting impact.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with using classic flowers for your wedding bouquet. They’re sure to be stunning and add to the overall ambiance. Those who want something over-the-top, though, might have to think outside the box! Below, check out some of our suggestions for a unique bridal bouquet:


Beer lovers rejoice! If you’re a laid-back bride who’d choose a frosty brewski over a glass of chardonnay any day, then hops may be your perfect wedding bouquet addition. They’re not just a necessary ingredient in your favorite pint of draft – they’re also eye-catching vines.

If you and your groom love beer and are planning to add some beer elements to your nuptials, hops are the ideal unique wedding flowers. They make adorable boutonnieres and stunning garlands, too!


Succulents are becoming more and more common in flower arrangements, but they still make for some unique bridal bouquets.

You may choose to incorporate a few succulents among some other traditional blooms. For something really stand-out, though, you could opt to have your entire wedding bouquet done in succulents. Another selling point is that succulents are incredibly sturdy, so they’ll look great all day and night.

Dried Lavender

You may have seen fresh lavender used in bouquets before, but for something a little Old-World, try a dried lavender bouquet. Not only will it smell amazing, but it will also add a lovely rustic element.

Even better, your Bouq will already be dried, so you can easily turn it into a keepsake afterward.

Air Plants

You may never have considered air plants for your big day, but the truth is that these wispy beauties make for some totally unique bridal bouquets. Air plants are available year-round, won’t wilt, and add an eye-catching sculptural vibe.

King Protea

If you really want to make a statement with your bouquet, then the King Protea is the bloom for you.

As the name suggests, this flower is giant, spiky, fuzzy and stately. In fact, it’s so spectacular, it works well nestled in just a bit of greenery and nothing else. It can also be incorporated in a more elaborate arrangement.


You typically see these bright, cheerful blooms growing at the back of someone’s garden, but in a completely different setting, they grab a lot of attention. Sunflowers are unique wedding flowers that add an extra punch of joy to the big day. They’re also said to be good luck!

Used on their own, they make an ultra cheery bundle; juxtaposed against some traditional blooms, they offer an unexpected pop.


Spiky thistles don’t immediately come to mind when you’re planning your wedding flowers, which, if you think about it, makes them the perfect choice. Thistles add texture and tons of visual interest to a wedding bouquet. They can also provide your ‘something blue’ to carry down the aisle.


Speaking of thistles, you’ve probably never considered this well-known thistle (or even realized that it is one!) for your bridal bouquet.

Yes, the delectable artichoke is actually a thistle, and is quite stunning to look at, too. Its rustic colors and sculptural texture make it the ideal addition to any eye-catching bouquet. Foodies should be especially attracted to this unusual choice.


If you’re currently on the hunt for your perfectly unique wedding flowers, The Bouqs Co. is here for you. We offer a wide variety of stunning blooms at an exceptional price. You also have the option of selecting something from our pre-curated or DIY wedding packages, whichever works best for your special day.

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