The bouquet you carry down the aisle should be a statement piece that ties your entire wedding- including your look- together beautifully. Your personalities, style, and preferences all become clear as family and wedding guests watch you glide down the aisle carrying a design of perfect beauty. But with so many styles and looks to choose from, how can you know which is the right kind of wedding bouquet for you? The floral experts at Marco Island Weddings are here to break down the different types of wedding bouquets available and help you choose the perfect look for your wedding. Take a look at these options to find the design that you know is exactly what you’ll want.
Nosegay: A classic, handheld, or “clutch” bouquet, a nosegay is a tightly bound group of flowers cut to the same length for a clean, uniform look. This popular style is especially flattering for petite brides or small, intimate weddings.
Modern: Some of the more contemporary designs being created today have unique, original shapes and textures that don’t fall into specific categories. They can be open, asymmetrical, or full of unexpected blooms. This is a great way to showcase your creativity during your wedding!
Rustic: For a rustic wild-flower look, a just-picked farm-fresh design is perfect for you. Tie some wildflowers together in a bit of a random shape to give your unique wedding bouquet a natural, authentic look.
Crescent: The shape of a crescent bouquet resembles a half-moon or crescent arch. This look can be symmetrical or asymmetrical and can have a modern or vintage look, depending on the flowers and foliage you choose to include.
Cascading: If you’re going for a vintage look, a cascading floral arrangement can give you the desired effect. Flowers and foliage fall from your hands as though dripping with romance. Antique roses, eucalyptus, and delicate peonies are excellent choices for this type of wedding bouquet.
Classic: A great example of a classic bouquet is the presentation style. Carried in the crook of the bride’s arm, this sweeping design has most often been seen in pageants, giving it a regal and elegant association. Another simple yet classic design that provides a sweet, understated look is the posy bouquet. Smaller and less demonstrative, these work well with Gerber daisies, ranunculus, or peonies in your wedding colors.
Pomander: Sometimes called a “kissing ball,” this round bouquet of similar blooms is attached to a ribbon you can wear or swing as you carry it down the aisle. Often reserved for bridesmaids or flower girls, this style is becoming increasingly popular among brides themselves for a unique twist on the classic hand-held bouquet.
Composite: This unique design appears to be one giant bloom when in actuality, it is comprised of many blooms and petals of the same variety and color flower. The effect is an astonishingly dramatic single flower. These are best carried in an extravagant wedding and, due to their complicated construction, should only be created by a professional.
Round/Biedermeier: Round bouquets are just that- no real front or side, but spherical to give more fullness to your look. Biedermeier bouquets are a type of round bouquet in which layers of flowers are created, giving the bouquet a striped effect that is stunning.
Boho: Free-form or hand-tied bouquets fall under this category, as the entire concept is free and natural. A gathering of fresh flowers along with eucalyptus or other lush greenery pulled together with ribbons, create a loose, casual presentation.
As you think about what type of wedding you’ll have, the style, colors, and overall look, it’s essential to consider what your wedding bouquet will include. Individual styles and shapes can define your entire wedding, so it’s important to know what look you’re hoping to achieve. Share your ideas with the professionals at Marco Island Florist, and let us help you design the perfect look for your special day.