Photo by Davy Whitener; Floral Design by Buffy Hargett Flowers, Edna-K Design Timeless and dearly beloved, Lily of the Valley is perhaps the ultimate wedding flower when it comes to the traditional bride. Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly both carried Lily of the Valley bouquets, and as two of the most iconic brides in the last century, we can’t help but wonder: How does a simple bloom make such a statement?
“Lily of the Valley is the perfect choice for anyone looking for classic, timeless, and chic style; it has an effortless quality that is really wonderful,” says expert Matthew Robbins. “I find that Lily of the Valley works well for a bride who wants the focus on the fashion and the overall vibe rather than the flowers. It is understated but always luxurious.”
Meet the Expert
Matthew Robbins is the founder and creative director of Matthew Robbins Design , a wedding and event planning firm based in New York. Alongside partner and executive director Luis Otoya, Robbins also founded Robbins Otoya , a division of Matthew Robbins Design focused on destination events.
The naturally petite profile of Lily of the Valley can still serve as the focal point of a show-stopping design. A small bouquet of Lily of the Valley is typically around $500, and larger bouquets can be as much as $1200. “Remember: They are insanely small so you need lots of them to make it look like something substantial,” says Robbins.
Read on for 23 stunning Lily of the Valley wedding bouquets. Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Floral Design by Compass Floral Myrtle is a largely under-utilized flower when it comes to weddings. Every British royal bride since Queen Victoria has carried a sprig of myrtle in their bridal bouquet. This bouquet of Lily of the Valley, astilbe, astrantia, and myrtle gives off a refined, romantic look. Photo by Jose Villa ; Floral Design by Tara Guerard Soiree Take things down a notch with a more simple collection of Lily of the Valley. A bouquet with a slimmer profile can complement a more dramatic or intricate dress design, or even emphasize a more minimalist wedding style. Photo by Joel Serrato; Floral Design by Moon Canyon Design Perfect in place of a corsage for a mother of the bride or groom, opt for a delicate handful of blooms. This mother of the bride carried a dainty petite bouquet of only Lily of the Valley at this citrus-infused Ojai wedding . Opt for a Nosegay
Photo by Greer Gattuso; Floral Design by The Plant Gallery Skip a big bouquet in honor of a nosegay. Lily of the Valley is the perfect size and shape for a small arrangement combined with other blooms like ranunculus or stephanotis—or kept just to themselves. Photo by Larissa Cleveland; Floral Design by Fionna Floral We love the dependability of the traditional Lily of the Valley bouquet, full and teeming with life. Enhance an already incredible design by adding a satin or silk ribbon to keep the blooms […]
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