Let's face it: When it comes to sparkle, more really is merrier! Glitter and shine make any celebration more festive, and there are many opportunities to incorporate a little bling into a wedding. Consider the dresses, shoes, invitations, linens – and the bridal bouquet!
Bouquets aren't just for flowers. Tuck a jeweled brooch (or two or three!) between the blooms to give your wedding bouquet some glitz and dimension. For a more subtle look, dot your bouquet with rhinestones held in place by thin wire. These tiny gems also look lovely when placed in the center of delicate flowers like stephanotis blossoms or roses. If you'll only be including one or two jewels in your bouquet, be sure to place them in such a way that they are visible to guests while you're holding the arrangement. White or neutral flowers allow the gems to really stand out – in fact, glitter details provide the perfect amount of pizazz to the increasingly popular all-white wedding trend. And vibrant flowers can look just as gorgeous adorned with a bit of bling.
Below, discover how real brides used jewels to make their bouquets match their sparkling personalities!
Cluster a variety of pins on the side of the bouquet that will face your guests, so the jewels can catch the light and sparkle. Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography
A single, purple-and-yellow brooch adds drama to this colorful wedding bouquet. Photo by Danny Weiss
The perfect accompaniment to a bouquet of purple roses: delicate gems! Photo by KingenSmith
Gold brooches pair perfectly with a bouquet comprised of white flowers accented with purple blooms. Photo by Michael Carr Photography
If you just want a touch of shine, consider adding a single small pin, like this dragonfly-shaped sparkler! Photo by Melissa Mermin Love Stories
While most of the roses in this bouquet are dotted with a single jewel, one flower features a brooch inspired by a snowflake. Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography
Classic and timeless: stephanotis blossoms dotted with rhinestones! Photo by Callaway Gable
Floral-inspired pins are natural accessories in a bouquet of ivory roses, gardenias, and peonies. Photo by Marianne Lozano Photography
Let tiny sparkling flowers drip from a cascading bouquet. Photo by John Solano Photography
This beauty is proof that you can never have too many jewels in your bouquet! Photo by McLellan Style