One of the most important facets of the bride’s appearance is her bridal bouquet. No longer restricted to pristine white, the blooms of the bride’s bouquet tie in the color theme of the wedding.
Whether the bride selects a simple yet elegant display of blossoms or a profusion of colorful and cascading blooms, the bridal bouquet should be selected carefully, taking into consideration the bride’s likes and dislikes along with the level of formality for the wedding and the color theme of the wedding.
The bridal bouquet should be tasteful. It should not overpower the bride’s appearance so that it is the only thing that the guests can focus on. The bridal bouquet should be complementary to the bride’s gown. Additionally, it should be significantly different from the bouquets of flowers that the bridesmaids are carrying.
Florists typically feature several different styles of bridal bouquets. Although all are beautiful, some are more traditional, some are more popular, some are more grandiose, and some are more simplistic. The style that the bride selects is typically a combination of personal preference and how well the bouquet complements the wedding theme, the wedding gown, and the color theme of the wedding.
The various styles of bridal bouquets are outlined below:
The traditional bouquet of blooms known as a nosegay is crafted in a round shape and is still very popular. Posies are a much smaller version of the traditional nosegay at a lower cost.
The cascade or flower shower is an increasingly popular type of wedding bouquet that consists of long-stemmed flowers, typically roses of any color, that are combined with green ivy to hang in a cascading, waterfall effect.
The biedermeier is a type of wedding bouquet consists of tight concentric circles of flowers in separate or individual colors.
A crescent shape is molded from flowers in the crescent style of bouquet.
Large numbers of flower petals are wired together in the composite style to give the visual effect of one extremely large flower.
The hand-tied style includes long stemmed flowers that are gathered and secured together. They are adorned with a colorful ribbon that matches the color theme of the wedding, specifically, the primary color if more than one shade is presen t.
The pomander is a ball-shaped bouquet of flowers hangs from the wrist of the bride with a sturdy ribbon that matches the color theme of the wedding.
The presentation is a bouquet of long-stemmed flowers that is carried and cradled in the arms of the bride.
The tossing bouquet is an arrangement that performs as a secondary bouquet that is intended and used for the traditional tossing of the bride’s bouquet.
When the bride carries her bouquet, she should hold it at the same level as her navel. Her elbows should be relaxed at her hips. If the blossoms are wired tightly enough, she will not need to concern herself with worrying over fallen blooms. It is best to check how secure the flowers are before going down the aisle.