The Bridal Bouquet.
With so many styles of bridal bouquets to choose from, today's bride showcases their style through their bridal bouquet, only limited by imagination. Choose which style best fits your personality and wedding theme by selecting one of the top bridal bouquets based on shape and form from classic to modern. See the selections below!
The Hand-tied Bouquet.
A hand tied bouquet, also known as a posy, is one of the simplest styles of bridal bouquet. As the name suggests, it is a bunch of flowers with stems grouped together in an unstructured way and tied; usually with a ribbon. Minimalist hand tied bouquets are popular, with many brides choosing to carry just three or four of the same long stemmed flowers.
The Nosegay Bouquet.
A nosegay is a more structured bouquet, consisting of a small, tightly packed group of flowers, all cut to the same length. The stems are wrapped tightly in ribbon or lace, and the bouquet often has a stiff backing to give it shape.
The Biedermeier Bouquet.
The Biedermeier bouquet is named after a European style of interior design and is similar to a nosegay in structure. The difference is that the flowers are arranged in tight concentric circles of contrasting coloured flowers to give a dramatic effect.
The Pomander Bouquet.
An unusual choice for a bridal bouquet, the pomander is a sphere or ball of flowers carried by a loop of ribbon. Although the pomander, also known as a kissing ball, can look very romantic and youthful for a bride, it is more often used for bridesmaids or flower girls.
The Round Bouquet.
As the most well-known style, these bouquets are a bigger form of posy, with blooms arranged into a perfectly shaped dome. This style usually only includes a few types of flower, though using only one type of flower is the most effective for a round bouquet to keep it uniform and symmetrical. The best blooms to use are those with a bulbous shape, such as roses or anemones.
The Presentation Bouquet.
For a glamorous bride, the presentation, or arm sheath bouquet is a striking alternative to traditional bouquet shapes. The bride carries a number of long stemmed flowers such as calla lilies, delphiniums, or long-stemmed roses, cradled in her arms in the style of an actress presented with flowers at the end of a show.
The Cascade Bouquet.
The cascade or shower bouquet is a very traditional and stylish form of bouquet. The flowers are arranged to look as if they are flowing over the bride’s hands and down towards her feet. This style of bouquet can be extremely large, but the smaller modern versions are often known as teardrop or trail bouquets.
The Basket Bouquet.
The basket bouquet is a popular choice for outdoor or garden weddings, partly because of its rustic charm, and partly because the flowers can be arranged in oasis inside the basket so they won’t wilt as quickly as with other styles of bouquet. Basket bouquets are also popular for flower girls and young bridesmaids as they are easier to carry than hand tied bouquets or nosegays.
The Tussy Mussy Bouquet.
A tussy mussy bouquet is simply a nosegay style bouquet carried in a small vase made from metal, porcelain or any other material that works with your wedding scheme. Some tussy mussy bouquets come with a small chain to make carrying them easier. The vase style is easily displayed during your reception, and the vases make perfect thank you gifts for your bridesmaids.
The Fan Bouquet.
A fan bouquet is perfect for a vintage wedding, and consists of a simple plastic fan intertwined with flowers and leaves. This gives a very striking shape, and it stands out as very different from traditional bridal bouquets.
The Posy Bouquet.
A posy bouquet is a small, round arrangement of flowers usually held in one hand. These petite bouquets are a common option for bridesmaids. Whether the vibe is bohemian or black tie, a posy bouquet is versatile enough to accommodate any style of wedding.
The Brooch Bouquet.
A brooch bouquet uses vintage jewelry and baubles in place of flowers in a bridal bouquet. This a great option if you're a bride looking for a non-floral bouquet that is not only beautiful but also can carry some emotional value. It is the bouquet that can become a long-lasting keepsake of your wedding day.