There are many different bridal bouquet design styles to choose from when deciding on your wedding flowers.
You might have thought that the only decisions you would have to make concerning your bouquet would be what kind of flowers you want in it or what kind of color should it be.
However, there is also the question of what shape your bridal bouquet will be. The following are the most common bridal bouquet shapes available.
Bridal Bouquet Design Styles
The posy is smaller than a nosegay but is similar in design. The posy is a good choice for little hand's, petite brides or for a bridesmaid's bouquet.
Smaller blooms such as spray roses or grape hyacinths are ideal varieties to use. You can also use a few larger headed blooms such as gardenias or peonies.
In this posy, white ranunculuses are used with dark green leaves.
The nosegay bridal bouquet design is about 16 to 18 inches in diameter. It is a densely packed mound of flowers and greenery.
This kind of bouquet is usually constructed with compact blooms such as roses, ranunculus, calla lily, and tulips. Either the flowers could be varied or only one type of flower could be used.
This nosegay has ranunculuses, roses, narcissi, hydrangea, ornamental kale, china berries, and lady's mantle.
The round bridal bouquet design is similar to that of the nosegay but is generally larger and consists of larger flowers that are more loosely arranged.
It is a good option for the bride in a formal wedding who wants something bolder than a nosegay but less than a cascade bouquet.
This round bouquet includes tulips, narcissi, lilacs, hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.
The Biedermeier bridal bouquet design is a variation of the round bouquet and consists of concentric circles of flowers, with one flower variety or one color per ring.
The Biedermeier is best for formal or semi-formal wedding. This example of the Biedermeier bridal bouquet uses ivory and pale pink roses in its outer rings, then stephanotis, followed by darker pink roses and a bulls eye center of white ranunculus topped with a single stephanotis.
This bouquet is a bunch of blooms that are either wire together or casually hand-tied with ribbon.
This bridal bouquet design works really well in an informal wedding because it has a just-picked, natural look.
This casual bouquet includes lisianthus flowers, lady's mantle, seeded eucalyptus, and astillbes.
The cascade is the most formal and traditional of the bridal bouquet designs. Flowers are wired to special holder to resemble a waterfall-like spill of blooms.
Petite brides should pass on this bouquet as it could be overwhelming. Usually smaller blooms are used, with larger flowers such as lilies are used toward the top of the bouquet while other stems gracefully taper downward.
Often it is accented with trailing English ivy or other greenery.
This cascade is made with ranunculuses, lady's mantle, amaryllises, hydrangeas, amaranth, astillbes, china berries, and ornamental cabbage.
This is a way to make your own kind of "flower". It is a man made creation with individual petals from flowers such as roses are wired together on a single stem to create the illusion of a giant flower.
This composite bouquet joins several amaryllis blooms together into a single "flower".
This bridal bouquet design is also known as the presentation bouquet. A bunch of long-stemmed flowers is cradled in the bride's arms (like a beauty pageant winner).
The best flowers choices for this kind of bouquet have long stems or branches such as calla lilies, lisianthus, delphinium, French tulip, tuberose and roses.
This traditional pageant bouquet is made up of roses.
This small and compact bloom-covered ball, about four to six inches in diameter and is suspended from ribbon or pearl strands. It can be worn around the wrist so it is a good option if you want your hands to be free.
This is also a good option for smaller version for your flower girl.
Roses and ranunculuses are a classic choice. This pomander is made with hydrangeas.
So there are quite a few choices to make with regard to your wedding flowers, not only with color or flower choice but also with bridal bouquet design style.
In the end, although you could follow the advice which style goes with your shape and dress, you should go with the design that you are attracted to and would be proud to carry down the aisle.
See more examples of bridal bouquets and other wedding flowers on an online website that I recommend at "I Do" Wedding Flowers.
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