pink phalaenopsis orchid bouquet

Photo: Jenna Leigh Photography

Don't get us wrong—we love roses, peonies and baby's breath just as much as the next summer bride (or groom) to-be. But sometimes, we can't help but get swept away by bouquets with unexpected elements that pack a punch.

Looking for bouquet inspiration that's a little out-of-the-box? See some of our favorite showstopping ideas here!

yellow pincushion protea bouquet - sun & sparrow photo & films

Photo: Sun & Sparrow Photo & Films

For a twist on the traditional bouquet, add a few spiky pincushion proteas and a halo of grapevine.

tropical anthurium summer bouquet - gideon photography

Photo: Gideon Photography

Carry a composite-style bouquet that uses individual petals to create the illusion of a single bloom.

modern orchid and calla lily boutonniere - GB photographers

Photo: GB Photographers

If you're saying "I do" in a contemporary setting, try cymbidium orchids, calla lilies and fiddlehead ferns in a two-toned color scheme.

oversized pink and yellow summer bouquet - dreamlove wedding photography

Photo: Dreamlove Wedding Photography

Warm-hued blooms, such as pink stock, orange roses, torch ginger flowers and yellow foxtail lilies, are perfect for the summer season.

pink and purple spring bouquet anemones freesias - rachel robertson photography

Photo: Rachel Robertson Photography

Pair anemones and freesias together for an arrangement that's pretty in pink.

modern boho protea bouquet - smashing weddings

Photo: Smashing Weddings

Group earthy greens (think air plants and fern leaves) with exotic pink ice proteas for a combo that's beautifully boho-chic.

green and white summer bouquet - zoe life photography

Photo: Zoe Life Photography

Stepping outside the box doesn't have to mean using bright colors. We're totally swooning over this elegant white and green bouquet composed of dahlias, eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, and hydrangeas.

pink and orange cascade bouquet - kiel rucker photography

Photo: Kiel Rucker Photography

Romantic red lilies take center stage in this gorgeous cascading bouquet.

bright pink orchid bouquet - jenna leigh photography

Photo: Jenna Leigh Photography

In our book, you can't go wrong with fuchsia phalaenopsis orchids.

oversized pastel green and white bouquet with ribbons - rebecca yale photography

Photo: Rebecca Yale Photography

Getting hitched in a garden? Carry an oversized bouquet like this one, which features lisianthus, long-stem calla lilies, ranunculuses, and greenery.

pink gloriosa lily and carnation bouquet - rachel robertson photography

Photo: Rachel Robertson Photography

A bouquet of exotic gloriosa lilies makes a statement at a tropical beach wedding.

cheerful sunflower and poppy pod bouquet pink yellow green - tanna white photography

Photo: Tanna White Photography

Sunflowers are especially cheerful when paired with pretty pink roses and playful poppy pods.

romantic heart-shaped summer rose bouquet - sugar + soul photography

Photo: Sugar + Soul Photography

Up the romance factor on your big day by carrying a heart-shaped bouquet like this one. Swoon!

hand-picked bouquet colorful bright - glasser images

Photo: Glasser Images

A bouquet of mix-and-match blossoms creates a freshly-picked, wildflower-inspired effect.

white lily bouquet - joice ruffing photography

Photo: Joice Ruffing Photography

A bouquet of lilies is beautiful and fragrant.