Roots Floral Favorite Focal Flowers for Bouquets

When I create bouquets for my brides, there are a few key ingredients I consider in order to make a piece that suits the theme, setting and style. One of the most important pieces to select for a perfect bouquet is the type of focal bloom — or largest focal flower — to be the most eye-catching part of the collection.

My heart definitely leans more towards the soft, muted, light and deep styles and colors of flowers. If you’re looking for ideas for a romantic and organic feel for a bouquet, here are some great ideas for focal blooms to get you started.

My Top Favorite Focal Flowers


Garden Roses Bouquet Ohio Florist

Garden Roses – Roses are not only a great traditional choice, but they are beautiful, timeless flowers that make for a fantastic option as a focal bloom in a bride’s bouquet.


Peonies Flower Bouquet

Peonies – These beautiful blooms are gorgeous for romantic, garden style bouquets. They truly offer a nice texture and just the right amount of color — perfect for spring or summertime weddings!

Dahlia centerpiece

Dinner Plate Dahlias – These flowers are absolutely stunning, offering an oversized look to a bouquet or centerpiece that will truly make a bolder statement!


Anemone flower bouquet

Anemones – Although these are smaller blooms than many others out there, I love the simplicity and elegance they can bring, especially when you combine them with seeded eucalyptus or other greenery.

Iceland Poppies – Another beautiful option to bring in a little bit of color into a spring or summer bouquet is the Iceland poppy.

Secondary Focal Blooms I Also Love

Majolica Spray Roses – These smaller roses are great to balance out larger blooms, while still offering a feminine and classic touch.

Ranunculus bloom for bouquet

Ranunculus – I love how unique ranunculus flowers really are. They are also a stunning look, especially since they come in colors we don’t often see in bouquets and centerpieces.

Lisianthus – For brides who like the look of roses but want something slightly different, lisianthus flowers are a great option. They offer a similar style, but with a little twist.

Carnations – With a bit more texture than other flowers, carnations can bring in a beautiful look to a garden style bouquet.

Tulips – Looking to be more unique than your everyday bride? Tulips might be a good fit for you! I personally love the softer and deeper colors you don’t find often in bouquets these days.

Contact a Premier Florist in Louisville, KY

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding in Kentucky!

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"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

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