Wedding Flower Bouquets: A Variety of Shapes and Styles
Wedding flower bouquets are available in a wide range of unique shapes
and breathtaking bouquet styles.
Wedding flower bouquets can be formal or informal. They should
complement the wedding theme, color scheme, and wedding attire of the
bride and bridal attendants.
Experienced, talented floral designers can tailor wedding bouquets to
fit individual preferences.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to bridal bouquet ideas.
Flower Bouquets to Consider
Tear Drop Bouquet
This bouquet is tear drop in shape. When held, the rounded end faces up
towards the face, the pointed end faced down towards the ground.
Cascade (Shower) Bouquet
This bouquet is a traditional teardrop, with a “shower” of flowers and
foliage cascading from the pointed end.
Sheath bouquets are meant to be carried along the forearm (cradled).
Usually a bundle of long stem flowers tied together with a strip of
ribbon, lace, or tulle.
This classic bouquet is round and compact. There are two basic styles;
formal and informal. Informal styles are hand-tied and loosely
structured. Formal Posy bouquet styles are tightly structured. Flower
stems are replaced with wire, making the bouquet light and easy to
carry down the isle.
Nosegay bouquets are round in shape (similar to a posy). Typically,
they have less flowers, and more foliage and adornments (tulle, lace,
pearls) than posy bouquets.
The Beidermeier bouquet is round, with flowers arranged in rings by
color. Flower species can be varied throughout the bouquet. Flower
stems can be wrapped, tied, or wired.
A ball of flowers wired together hang from a loop of ribbon, lace, or
tulle. This bouquet is ideal for young member of the bridal party, such
as flower girls and junior bridesmaids.
Flowers and foliage are arranged in the shape of a crescent moon. The
elegant floral arc is held in the center with a single-handed grip.
Crescent bouquets can be symmetrical or asymmetrical. The left and
right sides or a symmetrical design are even in length. Asymmetrical
crescents have one side longer than the other.
A Composite bouquet is graceful and elegant. It is made up of
individual flower petals wired together to form one beautiful bloom.
Constructing this bouquet is labor intensive; however the final result
Clutch (Hand-Tied) Bouquet
Clutch bouquets are a popular choice for outdoor weddings. Flowers and
greenery are gathered together, their long stems tied together with
ribbon, tulle, or lace.
Freeform bouquets do not follow a specific bouquet style. This type of
bouquet is perfect for the artistic, creative bride. Free from bouquets
can be bold and elaborate, or simple and elegant.