Our Find Your Style quiz offers personalized selections of Maggie Sottero and Sottero and Midgley gowns for your aesthetic, but what about flowers? The bridalsphere is flush with budget and styling options, but we’ve got the big picture on how to pair posies with the look and feel of your wedding. And while you need to consider other variables like seasonality and pricing of flowers, Maggie Sottero Designs has an abundance of inspiration to help you create the classic, vintage, glamorous, beach, boho, or statement wedding of your dreams!
THE CLASSIC BRIDE:</ br>You want gorgeous place settings, a blush manicure, a couture gown, and an elegant bouquet to match. Classic bouquets usually feature full-bodied blooms like roses and peonies, but are rounded and clipped into attractive clusters for the bride, her wedding party, and the table centerpieces and accents. The style is timeless and fits the formality of the occasion, so focus on polish and elegance.
Get inspired: Tuxedos, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, architecture, Taylor Swift songs—wherever you turn, “classic” will never go out of style. See our Ireland and Fredricka gowns for picture-perfect designs. Our new collection from Rebecca Ingram also fits the bill for any bride looking for a classic gown in a budget-friendly wedding.
Blooms to try: sleek roses, peonies, lilies, tulips, and chrysanthemums.
THE VINTAGE BRIDE:</ br>20s art deco, Old Hollywood, 50s rock ’n’ roll, 70s couture—whatever decade you evoke, vintage-style wedding gowns call for romance, whimsy, and exquisite details.
Get inspired: Emulate art-deco or Gatsby-inspired romance with geometric embellishments and opalescent pearls. (You’ll love our vintage-inspired Syanne and Ronnie gowns!) Or travel back to vintage Hawaii—fans of Mad Men will love a dazzling display of magnolias and palm leaves. Brigitte Bardot looks like a sweet siren as bride-to-be Juliette in 1956’s And God Created Woman with a bouquet of white lace and ribbons. Want to incorporate some lux furs into your wedding? Pair a rockabilly bolero with a bright, girly bouquet of crimson peonies!
Blooms to try: Loose and luxurious greenery and ranunculus are perfect for a Gatsby-inspired bride; a neon bouquet emulates a sixties nostalgia; pastels and blushes turn toward rustic whimsy; tiny rosebuds have an antique feel; and lilac and sweet peas are a little bit country-chic.
THE GLAMOROUS BRIDE:</ br>“Glamour” is another powerful but ever-shifting term, but it all comes down to confidence and magnetism. Amp up the drama of your occasion with a sultry gown and breathtaking bouquet.
Blooms to try: Show-stopping bouquets that cascade in jewel tones and blushes, or all-white displays of lilies, orchids, and roses that convey regality and polished femininity. Blush-and-sea-green and blush-and-burgundy palettes are also modern upgrades to classic glamour.
THE BEACH BRIDE:</ br>You’re laidback and sunny, and you’ve hired an acoustic guitarist to serenade your guests as you walk barefoot down the aisle. Beach brides exude casual glamour and windswept radiance, and their bouquets can stand exposure to the elements.
Get inspired: Start pinning wedding destinations full of bold colors, glossy greenery, and cascading blooms. And as for gowns, Nicole, Mietra, and Meg are lightweight and totally gorgeous—perfect for sunsets and turquoise water!
Blooms to try: Classic tropical blooms like lilies, hibiscus, orchids, freesia, palm leaves, Birds of Paradise, and anthurium. If you don’t want to go for the obvious, try a muted display of sunflowers or delphinium, or sunny wildflowers for a West-Coast vibe.
THE BOHO BRIDE:</ br>You have a lush, nature-inspired aesthetic and a major romantic streak. You love tea lights and Moroccan-inspired fabrics. You’ve never met a dreamcatcher you didn’t like.
Get inspired: Flowers in your hair, of course, but what about flowers around your wrists and ankles? Stevie Nicks and Sienna Miller could be your go-to style icons for a laidback and whimsical occasion. You’ll love our Gabriella, Bexley, and Deirdre gowns.
Blooms to try: Delphinium are lovely because of their rare blue tones. Herbs and wildflowers are surefire complements to flowy, sleeved wedding gowns or vintage lace, and a long-stemmed bouquet is a striking alternative to the traditional rounded bunch. Add distinctive shapes with succulents, rosehips, and alliums, and incorporate non-floral elements like pinecones and feathers. Lastly, bold sunflowers are a cheery and nostalgic complement to eyelet and scallop-hemmed gowns.
THE STATEMENT BRIDE:</ br>It’s your wedding day—why would you hold back? You love bold colors, dramatic silhouettes, and avant-garde accessories. Your bouquet just adds more “wow” to your wow-factor wedding.
Get inspired: Jaw-dropping bow accessories, killer shoes, unabashedly oversized florals, and statement-back gowns. Check out Audrey Hepburn’s hat collection in Charade, and browse through our selection of Sottero and Midgley dresses including McCall, Fiona, Foster Rose and Addison (seen below).
Blooms to try: Tall or long-stemmed gladiolus, orchids, magnolias, succulents, anemone, and protea are stunning additions to your statement wedding bouquet. Incorporate these into bold, monochromatic, neon, or ombré color schemes; let the blooms cascade in oversized bouquets; and turn up the jewel and feather accents.
Don’t forget to take our Find Your Style quiz for more classic, vintage, glamorous, beach, boho, and statement wedding inspiration! Are you feeling the florals this month? Spring brides dream in daisies, so keep an eye on our blog and social media for more beautiful bouquets.