If you are a Texas bride-to-be, choosing flowers for your wedding bouquet is probably a high priority right now. Your bouquet is as important as your gown (well, almost.) Wedding bouquets can be modern or old-fashioned, small or very large, colorful or created completely from ivory roses. But if you are getting married in Texas, whether it is you or your fiancé (or both) who are Texans, why not consider some native flowers for your wedding bouquet? In addition to being breathtakingly beautiful, these flowers will incorporate your love of all things Texas into your wedding theme. Browse through some of the native beauties below, and see if any of them would suit your bridal bouquet.
Bluebonnet. Using the Texas state flower in your wedding bouquet is a wonderful and beautiful choice. The spikes of these native blue flowers with their white tips will look very pretty in the center of a bouquet, especially when surrounded by smaller flowers of lavender, blue or pink. They are also stunning surrounded by cream or white roses.
Purple Aster. This bluish-purple native sunflower is gorgeous in a bouquet, its combination of colors perfect for either spring or summer bridal bouquets. You can mix this native flower with bolder or softer colors, using it either as a focal point or to complement other flower choices.
Purple Coneflower. The pink and purple blooms of this Texas native will make a soft accent to your wedding bouquet. Its pastel color goes well with ivory and cream, as well as bolder wedding hues of sapphire, emerald or fuchsia.
Texas Bluebell. Whether you choose pink, purple, white, yellow or multicolor blooms, this native flower will add a touch of delicate color to all of your wedding flowers. Bluebells have fragrant petals that are a lovely addition to bridesmaids’ bouquets, and also look lovely as centerpieces. Just be sure your bluebells come from a florist – you’re not supposed to pick these Texas flowers!
Brown-eyed Susan. These sunny yellow blooms are the quintessential choice for fall wedding bouquets, but can also add color to any wedding no matter what the season. The brightly colored petals are the perfect accent for creams or warmer pastels.
Copper Lily. This Texas native has lovely yellow petals that will look especially beautiful in spring and summer wedding bouquets. Its delicate petals can stand on their own, or complement almost any color scheme you choose for your wedding.
Sunflower. Another perfect choice for fall weddings (consider wrapping a few sunflowers with yellow ribbons for your bridesmaids to carry), you can also use this Texas native to brighten up any wedding. Its bold yellow flowers look gorgeous with vibrant reds, blues or greens, and can also be an accent in wedding bouquets of more muted colors.
Coreopsis. These Texas natives bloom in yellow, pink, mauve, red, and other colors. The pretty flowers do very well in cut bouquets, and are a perfect addition to your wedding flowers. Add these sweet blooms in among your roses, or use them to fill a flowergirl’s basket. A lovely native Texas choice for your wedding flowers.