20 Stunning (and Budget Friendly) Single Stem Bouquets
Whilst the trend of recent seasons has been for large, organic, cascading bouquets brimming with blooms and greenery, I know they’re not for everyone. So, whether its budget or style that puts you off these lush creations, today I have the perfect alternative for you. Instead of carrying a big bouquet of flowers, consider making a statement with just one stylish stem…..
Single stem bouquets, much like the single tier wedding cake, create a look that is both effortless and edgy. More than that, they allow us to see the beauty in the detail of your chosen flower, and they really let your wedding dress shine! But best of all? They take almost no time and no $s to create, so they’re the perfect choice for the DIY bride or anyone on a tight budget.
Although any flower you love could be your bloom of choice for your bouquet, those with big petal filled heads work best – roses are of course the classic choice, but peonies, proteas, hydrangeas, magnolias and sunflowers all make gorgeous single stem bouquets too. And whilst I couldn’t find any examples online, my neighbour growing up used to grown the most incredible bloom chrysanthemums, and so I know they would also make a beautiful bouquet. Not convinced? Just take a look at these…..
1. White Hydrangea
2. White Protea
3. Flower Girl Peony
4. Bridesmaid Single Rose Bouquets
5. Red Rose
6. Closed Magnolia
7. Pink Rose
8. Blue Hydrangea
9. Faux Flower
10. Single Stem Rose
11. Open Peony
14. Single Closed Rose
16. Flower Girl Peony
17. Yellow Rose
18. King Protea
19. Open Magnolia
Or to really make a statement you could go with…..
20. Glamelia (or Composite) Bloom
A glamelia, or composite, bouquet is when a florist (or bride) uses the petals of many different flowers to create one magnificent large one – like the rose below. The name ‘glamelia’ goes back to the 1940s when during WWII camelia blooms were very expensive, so brides took the petals of inexpensive gladiolas and made them into the more expensive looking flower – so the ‘gla’ from gladiolus and ‘melia’ from the camelia were joined to coin the term ‘glamelia’. However they began, they are something of a work of art, so certainly won’t be one of the more budget friendly single stem bouquets….but wow they really are beautiful!
See, it is true what they say, simplicity really is the ultimate sophistication! And I for one hope to see much more of the simple single stem bouquet, they are the epitome of chic. If you’re still not convinced though and are looking for more bouquet ideas, then take a peek at our fabulous series of bouquet recipes or these blooms for the mid-century loving bride, or for more opulence these Art Deco inspired bouquets. And for something inspired by the seasons I have for you: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter