There is an abundance of wedding bouquet styles and shapes available, so now you have chosen the venue and the dress (see our blog on how to choose the best wedding dress style for your body type and the wedding dress trends for 2017). Now it’s time to think about the flowers.
What style of flowers will you choose, what style of bouquet will suit your venue and your dress?
Here are some of the things you may want to think about when choosing your wedding florals.
Seasons and colours
Do some research to find out which blooms will be in season when you marry. While many flowers are available all year round they will be more expensive out of season.
It’s not just the flowers to consider either; foliage and ribbons, crystals and gems will all beautifully enhance the look of a bouquet.
Silk flowers work particularly well in bridal flowers and have many benefits, including ease of care, they don’t cause allergies, and your choice of flowers is not bound by the seasons.
The most popular styles of wedding bouquets are
The dramatic cascade bouquet features a “waterfall” of flowers that drapes down the front of the arrangement. Trailing vines and orchids look particularly pretty spilling out of a bouquet! This type of bouquet makes a strong style statement, so make sure to keep your gown and other accessories simple.
Usually round in shape and a classic and popular choice for brides, posy bouquets usually feature mostly flowers. These types of bouquets typically feature a rounded shape and are wrapped with ribbon. These types of bouquets are perfect if you don’t want your dress and flowers to do a battle for attention while walking down the aisle. Posies are also a great choice for your bridesmaids
A more modern and relaxed version of the classic round posy, sometimes called the ‘organic hand tie’, it has proven to be very popular in recent trends. This bouquet style is well suited to outdoors and garden themed weddings and suits all wedding dress styles.
This ‘elegantly messy’ style of bouquet is ideal against more rustic BoHo style gowns with free flowing, looser lines.
Freer than other bouquet styles, they can be composed of one type of flower or include a riot of flowers and greenery, the stems are secured using ribbons, fabric, or twine. They have a “fresh-picked” feel and are perfect for bohemian or rustic wedding themes.
Though similar to posy bouquets, nosegays place more emphasis on greenery. They work well as bridesmaid bouquets, due to their small, compact size.
Pomander bouquets are created from perfectly round spheres of blooms. They are carried or displayed by a ribbon handle. Pomanders can be used to decorate the aisle and are lovely for little flower girls as the ribbon handle can be looped over the wrist.
This gorgeous bouquet is also known as a glamelia. It is composed of individual petals, which are arranged to resemble a single large flower head. If you want to create a bit of a wedding party drama then the composite bouquet is the one to choose.
Perhaps the most formal of bouquet designs, the flower stems are kept at a long length and tied loosely around the blooms. The bouquet is designed to rest on the bride’s arms. The flower heads rests just above her elbows. The modern twist on this is to have some of the flower trailing over the brides elbow.
This striking bouquet works well with all gowns and is particularly suited to long, flowing vintage style wedding dresses for its elegance, and also for plus-size gowns for its length.
All these wedding bouquet styles can be created in silk flowers which allows you to have worry free wedding flowers, can be ordered well in advance and do not contribute to any allergic reactions from you or any of you wedding party.
Contact us to explore the options available for all your wedding floral needs.
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