Wedding Bouquets: Flowers, Brooches, Buttons, and More

Whether a timeless burst of traditional flowers or a clutch of brooches or buttons, we’ve got bouquets for every bride.

Some brides love the look of traditional blooms, with lush arrangements of roses, ranunculus, and orchids showing off their colors for all to see. Others are looking for a twist on the conventional and might search for a unique non-floral option that uses (non-wilting) buttons, beads, or brooches. Here, the best of both worlds.

garden variety

Erica Darling of Erica Darling Floral Design mixed her anemones with ranunculus, clematis, and scabiosa, then tied it all with a white satin ribbon; starts at $150, Erica Darling Floral Design, Hudson (917) 331-9114;

paper doll

Livia Cetti, an event designer/stylist and style director of Brides, crafts these anemone bouquets out of colorful tissue paper. You can find her creations on her own website,, and at BHLDN’s site, ($32 for a single-flower pin at BHLDN, $325 for a full bouquet at The Green Vase).

brooching the subject

Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs constructs brooch bouquets from 50 to 60 vintage objects (brooches, jewelry, pins, etc.), often supplied by brides who want to incorporate family heirlooms into their ceremonies; $375;

all that glitters

Enza Anastasi of Diana Gould Ltd. made a bouquet from purple Vanda orchids and a collection of brooches, tied off in a silver double satin ribbon; starts at $300, Diana Gould Ltd, Elsmford (914) 347-7134;

tulle of the trade

The Petal and Print Bridal Bloom, done in the style of a glamelia (or composite) bouquet, is handcrafted out of linen and tulle; $275 to $350;

blushing bride

Lee Vazquez of Lee Vazquez Floral Design made her glamelia from pink-edged Esperanza roses, tied off with a rosette ribbon (not pictured); starts at $250, Lee Vazquez Floral Design, Piermont (845) 365-0315;


The crafters at online retailer Princess Lasertron fashion these bouquets from wool felt and vintage buttons, making a perfect backdrop for a beauty shot of an engagement ring; $150 to $450

coming up roses

Jennifer Spaziante of Arcadia Floral Company used burgundy and pink dahlias and garden roses tied with floral ribbon, then accessorized with a monogram by Rubino Jewelers in Larchmont; $150 to $225, Arcadia Floral Company, Mamaroneck (914) 777-2800;


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