Bouquets Fit For a Foodie

bouquet with artichoke

I think this is such a fun idea for the foodie bride or bride who loves to cook – why not incorporate some of your favorite veggies into your bouquet? Such a cool way to make your bouquet totally one-of-a-kind and YOU. We’ve put together a few bouquets to help inspire you and I hope this helps you think about your flowers in a whole new way. :) First up, are gorgeous baby purple artichokes. I think they are SO pretty and lend perfectly to a bouquet. We picked up these beauties from the local farmer’s market and stuck them into a skewer stick to mix in the bouquet. We also incorporated some gorgeous green ranunculuses, green + purple wheat, a green moss flower (Dianthus Green Ball) and some seed pods. Pretty gorgeous, right?

purple artichoke bouquet

Next up, we wanted to use pretty heirloom carrots. Not only are these one of my favorite veggies, they are super pretty also coming in oranges, purples, whites and yellows. We choose some orange/purple carrots and also incorporated some dark purple kale, the green wheat, dianthus green ball and the sun star flower which reminded me of asparagus tops -but with flowers. So pretty!

carrot and asparagus bouquet

We really wanted to showcase the pretty green artichoke also. Mixed with ornamental kale, dill, pretty blue thistles and some ranunculus it makes a unique bouquet.

artichoke and kale bouquet

Sometimes the simplest bouquets are perfectly pretty like this simple bouquet made of a bunch of ornamental kale.

kale bouquet

And let’s not forget the groom! Pretty veggie boutonnieres for him. Left to right: wheat + a tiny green ranunculus, mini carrot, dill + thistle.

carrot boutonniere

I picture the flower girl carrying this pretty strainer with a purple cabbage in it – super cute!

flower girl cabbage

And a few simple ideas for the table..pretty purple cabbages + white radishes flanked with mason jars holding purple artichokes, green ranunculus and a pale pink flower. There are lots of ideas for centerpieces, so hope this gets you thinking.

artichoke centerpieces with white mason jars

Anyone thinking of incorporating any veggies or fruit into their bouquet? I’d love to hear your ideas. :)

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  1. What fun! Bouquets using fresh spring ingredients are so creative and memorable. Lovely!

  2. I LOVE that first idea with the baby purple artichoke! So beautiful and unique!

  3. Oh MY!!!! That purple artichoke bouquet? My heart! As a certified foodie, I approve of these :) haha!

  4. I love the first bouquet with the purple artichoke. I’m thinking about using basil and lemon blossoms for my bouquet and having herb centrepieces.

  5. I love the idea of veggie bouquets! I am adding radishes with my white flower bouquet.

  6. I am definitely incorporating sunflowers in my bouquet, but now have to consider adding any other fresh vegetable as well!!! I love being a foodie!

  7. Wow, I never thought about this. This is so unique and fun!

  8. These are SO gorgeous and creative. I’d love to see some of my Oregon brides incorporating this idea! The color on the purple artichokes is so intensely beautiful.

  9. I love kale! I incorporated it into my centerpieces as a nod to my husband’s love for cooking.

  10. I’m ALL for this! I love veggies, so a veggie bouquet is right up my alley! :)

  11. Love these ideas!!! I’m a total foodie and this would be so fun. Love both the artichoke ones – saving to my inspiration folder! Thanks!!

  12. Holy crap Jen are you kidding me? These are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I’m so into these I’m dying. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  13. Maria D'Janeiro-Smith on:

    How wonderful! Kale was incorporated in my DIY bouquet!

  14. Very unique and full of texture! Well done GWS!

  15. I love the monochromatic veggies that match the flowers! You can add kumquats and fruits for more vibrant, summer bouquets too!

  16. I love the deep colors of the kale!

  17. This is so much fun! I never thought that you can incorporate these flowers and make it as a bouquet. The one who made this is very clever. Congratulations!

  18. I’m going to be using herbs and ranunculus and some trick dianthus for my bouquets, herbs and moss for centerpieces and herbs for guest gifts. Can’t wait to see it all together in real life!

  19. I was in a wedding in August 2010. The bride had us use large heads of broccoli as our bouquets. Unique, but a bit smelly in the heat. :)

  20. LOVE these bouquets! So creative.

  21. This is such a great idea! So unique and definitely adds a personal touch. The colors are also great. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love them! Have seen several bouquets using these elements and gorgeous branches with nuts and berries. I have walked several times, ‘bridal style’ from my fridge to my kitchen bench with a perfect lettuce!

  23. Ornamental Kale is one of my favorite additions to a bouquet, but I hadn’t thought of heirloom carrots or asparagus before! So creative, and what fantastic colors!

  24. How cool! I’m going to have to find a bride that I can incorporate some veggies into her bouquet!

  25. My dad is a greengrocer so I’m thinking about having broccoli and ornamental cabbage in my bouquet when I get married. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who’s thought of this alternative to the traditional floral bouquet ! Beautiful arrangements and I love the centrepiece ideas


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