The date's set, you've chosen your venue and you've finally found THE perfect wedding dress - but what about your bridal bouquet? It's undoubtedly the most photographed of your wedding flowers and you don't want to get it wrong, but with so many styles to choose from, where do you start? Well, don't panic! We'll show you which designs best suit you and your wedding dress, so you can choose your perfect bouquet with confidence.
There are so many different types of bridal bouquet available to the modern bride, there’s no reason to settle for the same style as everyone else. Wedding magazines are so overrun with pictures of handtied posies, you'd be forgiven for thinking that any other bouquet style exists, but there's an array of both classic and contemporary designs available - cascades, teardrops, crescents, ellipses, glamelias, sceptres, floral handbags, trains and crowns and yes, even handtieds! There really is a style to suit every bride!
When choosing your perfect bouquet be unique and chose a design which truly reflects your style and personality - don't feel you have to choose a particular bouquet just because everyone else has one! It might not suit you or your dress - after all, you'll be carrying your bouquet for several hours so you don't want a design you aren't 100% happy with!
We love showing our brides just how many different bouquet options are available. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Waterfall (Cascade) Bouquet
This romantic, traditional style bouquet looks fabulous with Princess (Ballgown) or A-line wedding dresses and often features an abundance of flowers and greenery,
or can be in a more contemporary style, here using muscari, orchids, delphinium and hydrangea.
This is a more structured version of the looser cascade bouquet and suits Princess, A line and Sheath or Column wedding dresses.
This popular bouquet style best suits slender A line, Sheath or Column wedding dresses and is often complemented with ribbons, collars, trailing grasses or other decorative details.
Also known as a carmen rose or composite bouquet, this compact, round bouquet made with lots of individual flower petals oozes style and sophistication and looks fabulous with elegant Sheath/Column dresses (think old school Hollywood glamour!) as well as short, elegant wedding dresses such as 1950s style bridal gowns.
A great choice for the modern bride, this contemporary, yet romantic bouquet is perfect with A line, Princess or Mermaid wedding dresses and looks pretty when complemented by the addition of long, flowing ribbons.
A floral handbag is a great alternative to the larger bridal bouquets and is a good choice for slender or short wedding dresses.
Floral Crowns and Jewellery
Floral crowns have become very popular in the last few years as they suit so many different wedding styles, but flowers can also be incorporated into more elaborate headpieces such as tiaras and into other pieces of jewellery, like necklaces, earrings and bracelets and make a wonderful addition to the bridal bouquet.
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