Stunning Single Flower Bouquets: Using Fresh Blooms!

Single flower white bouquet

We all know and love the traditional full bridal bouquet, bursting with gorgeous blooms and foliage. But recent years have seen the appearance of the dramatic single-flower bouquet on the wedding scene! A stunning style statement indeed to complete your bridal ensemble. And the amazing thing is, these can consist of just one giant-sized flower or else a ‘composite’ creation called a Malmaison, Glamelia, or duchess bouquet. Read on for some serious floral fabulousness!

Pretty Finds for Single Flower Bouquets!

Single flower bouquets using fresh flowers like roses, peonies, cymbidium orchids, dahlias, and magnolias.

1 – Malmaison bouquet – This stunner was created by Virtu Floral and Event Design, featured on Style Me Pretty. As described by The Studio B Photography: “A Malmaison bouquet is made to look like one giant rose. The bouquet is actually made of individual rose petals being pinned and glued in a concentric circle and creates the illusion of one large natural bloom.” Amazing!

2 – Large white rose or magnolia – If you’re smitten by the pristine look of a single white bloom, then an over-sized rose would be just lovely. Image by Jose Villa, via Before the Big Day.

3 – Pale yellow beauty – You don’t have to choose pink to have a soft, pretty look for your bouquet. This bloom in a pale butter yellow is so charming! Image by Jose Villa, via The Bridal Collective.

4 – Peony perfection – With the huge popularity of peonies for wedding florals, even a solo stem can have a sweet yet striking effect. Just see this lovely example from a real wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

5 – Cymbidium composite – Is the flower you love not available in a giant size? There’s always a ‘composite,’ ‘Glamelia’ or ‘duchess’ bouquet. In this fresh green cymbidium example we found via The Wedding Cafe (image: Daniel Taylor Photography), loose petals from the same type of flower are glued or wired around the main bloom to create a much larger piece.

6 – All dahlias – This isn’t exactly a single-bloom bouquet via It’s actually composed of several perfectly matched dahlias bundled tightly together, creating the illusion of one mega-bloom with hundreds of petals!

7 – Solo magnolia – The size of this pure white magnolia makes it more than able to stand on its own. Featured in Southern Weddings magazine, this stunning image is courtesy of Jose Villa

So will it be a single flower bouquet for you? If you’re considering a solo fresh bloom, inquire about this from your florist. Or if you’re interested in the composite type of bouquet, here are some how-to links you can visit:

How to make a Single Flower Wedding Bouquet
How to Make a Single Rose Bouquet
Protea Bouquet DIY

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