It wasn’t until I started working with more brides, and asking what type of bouquet they imagined themselves walking down the isle with, that I realized there was one very common answer, “I don’t know.” It wasn’t because they hadn’t thought about it or dreamed about it since they were a little girl, it was they just didn’t know there were different kinds. So today, I’m going to explain the different types of bouquets, what flowers work well in them, and the type of feeling or wedding they portray, but no matter what, it is your day and whatever you choose will be perfect!
The dramatic cascade bouquet gets it name because it looks like a “waterfall” of flowers that drapes down the front of the arrangement. Flowers that naturally fall, such as orchids, garden roses, dahlias, and greens of ivy eucalyptus, and hanging amaranthus make this bouquet a show stopper. This type of bouquet makes a strong statement and goes better with elegant and simple dress and accessories.
A classic and popular choice for brides, posey bouquets are small enough to be hand held and feature mostly flowers. These types of bouquet are usually round and wrapped with ribbon for a timeless presentation.
Freer than other bouquet styles, hand-tied bouquets can include a wide assortment of flowers and greenery, and as their “hand-tied bouquets” name suggests, are secured simply using ribbon, fabric, or twine. Hand-tied bouquets are a popular choice as they have a “fresh-picked flower” feel and are ideal for bohemian, rustic, or garden weddings.
For this bouquet, it’s all about the shape. These bouquets are formed into perfect domes, often using a single flower, such as rose or peony. Round bouquets are also often monochromatic when used as bridal bouquets for weddings.
Perfectly round spheres of flowers form the sweet pomander bouquet, a style that includes a ribbon handle at the top for carrying or displaying. We’ve seen them suspended from shepherd hooks along the aisle, and they are also well-suited for flower girls since these bouquets are easily held by little hands or in one hand!
Though similar to posy bouquets, nosegays place more emphasis on greenery rather than flowers – though popular flowers include roses, calla lilies, or orchids. The style works well as a bridesmaid bouquet, due to the small, compact size of the flower arrangement.
This gorgeous bouquet, also known as a glamelia, is actually composed of individual petals, which are arranged and secured to resemble a single large bloom. The highly stylized bouquet complements a bride who desires a bit of drama!
It's Your Day!
No matter what your style is, the colors you pick, the flowers you prefer, your bouquet is designed to match your vision. The only opinion that matters is yours!