When it comes to wedding florals, few things are as iconic as the bridal bouquet. They're so loved and precious that many brides choose to press of dry their bouquet after their bid day, ensuring they can hold onto those petals for years to come. But, with so many style to choose from, how do you know which best compliments the style of your wedding? Keep reading, so you can say 'YES' to the right set of stems.
H A N D - T I E D B O U Q U E T
Tied off by ribbons or twine, with stems left showing at the bottom for that 'fresh picked' feel. Hand-tied bouquets are usually full of an adornment of both flowers and greenery and are meant to feel less constricted and 'looser' than a round bridal bouquet. Brides looking for a wild and free bouquet, this one is for you. Great for bohemian affairs and outdoor ceremonies.
Pro Tip: These bouquets can get heavy and hard to carry... quick! Because they contain an abundance of both greenery and flowers, it can be burdensome to carry, so make sure to iterate to your florist you want your bouquet full, BUT still something you're able to carry.
N O S E G A Y B O U Q U E T
Similar to a posy bouquet, only a nosegay bouquet contains more greenery. A nosegay will have leaves or greenery that peep through as well, with the focus being on just a few floral stems. Just like a posy, a nosegay bouquet is small in size and hand-tied. Ideal for a bride who is looking for a small bouquet with a focus on greenery, this bouquet is for you!
Pro Tip: Again, more commonly given to bridesmaids for their walk down the aisle, but can work for petite brides who want to opt for a smaller bouquet and keep the focus on their gown instead of their florals.
R O U N D B O U Q U E T
Again, just what they sound like... round! They're arranged in a perfect dome, and the stems are typically wrapped tight with a silk ribbon. Likely the most timeliness and elegant of all bridal bouquets, and have been popular in weddings for years, and they're not going out of style anytime soon. If you're going for a formal wedding aesthetic, this bouquet is your best friend.
Pro Tip: Keep in mind, round bouquets make the strongest statement when they're monochromatic or consist of all one type of flower. They also look best kept to a moderate to small size.
P O S Y B O U Q U E T
Think of a posy bouquet as a round bouquet's sister. Meant to be held in one hand, posy bouquets are often given to grandmothers, mothers or bridesmaids for their walk down the aisle. Similarly, to a round bouquet they too are arrangement into a round dome.
Pro Tip: Because they're smaller in size, we wouldn't suggest it as a bride's bouquet because they're often underwhelming for the look you're going for.
C A S C A D I N G B O U Q U E T
Just what they sound like, an arrangement that cascades downwards, like a waterfall. Think wispy, long vines spilling forward in front of your hands. This bouquet is very feminine and fairytale-like, so they're perfect for garden weddings, ballroom weddings, and even classic cathedral weddings alike.
Pro Tip: Cascade bouquets are a sight in themselves so they don't often pair well with an elaborate wedding down. Instead they're a perfect way to complete a simple, understated bridal look.
P A G E A N T O R P R E S N T A T I O N B O U Q U E T
This bouquet typically has longer stems and is designed to fit into the crook of a brides arm (rather than held in her hands like traditional bouquets). These bouquets are popular for the modern boho bride, one who loves long stems and wants a bouquet that's out of the box.
Pro Tip: These bouquets make for stunning pictures, but they're not as practical for walking down the aisle, considering they're constructed to be held in the bend of your arm.