Trend Report: Chic, Minimalist Brides Are Turning To Single Stem Bouquets On The Big Day

This wedding season, less is more.

Birds of a Feather

Minimalist brides, look sharp: a new floral trend is emerging in 2018 to eclipse last year's favorites. Out with the all-greenery arrangements, in with the single-stem bouquet.

According to , "Single stem flowers are making a comeback. Opt for a sculptural stem, like an oversize tropical leaf, a calla lily, or a big-headed bloom like a peony or dinner-plate dahlia for maximum effect."

Not only is the trend daringly pared-down, opting for quality over quantity, it can also be an attractive option for the bride on a budget. A chic single bloom done right can have just as much impact as a full bouquet, but at a fraction of the cost.

Brides who prefer the look of a full bouquet for their own respective walks down the aisle might also consider the single stem trend as an option for bridesmaids and flower girls — a maid-of-honor juggling responsibilities the day of might find it easier to manage with just one gorgeous bloom to keep track of.

Orchids
Birds of a Feather

Orchids nestled against a large tropical leaf create all the visual drama of a bountiful bouquet, but trade cascades of blooms for the strong, clean lines.

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Dahlia With Greenery
Natalie Jo Wedding Photography

This beautiful and sculptural dahlia pairs with a single spray of lacy greenery to set it apart from the attendant's champagne-hued gown.

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Blooming Rose
Josh Gruetzmacher

Instead of handing your flower girl petals to scatter, why not send her down the aisle with a simple, sweet rose? This shade of creamy blush is perfect for the little one in your life.

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Protea
Blush Wedding Photography

A spiky, architectural protea is the perfect avant-garde touch to give your wedding design palette just a hint of edge.

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Extra-Large Dahlia
Brittrene Photography

This dramatic, starry dahlia requires no accompaniment. Pair a single bloom the size of a dinner plate with chiffon gowns for your attendants, to luminous effect.

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