Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Toss the Bouquet

Fresh flowers are one of my favorite things, but when we met with our florist to talk about wedding flowers I was blown away by the options and all the different wedding-flower terms! Bridal bouquets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and choosing a bouquet that matches the vibe of your wedding is important. Here's the run-down:

Posy Image from Pinterest
Posy: This small hand-held bouquet is budget-friendly and great for a bride with a small frame. You might also hear it called a tussy mussie, and it's a great option for the mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom, and any other special guests.

Nosegay Image from Pinterest
Nosegay: Slightly larger than a posy, this bouquet is typically made with compact blooms that are packed tightly into a small bunch. It's a great option for bridesmaids, and it looks adorable when you stick it in a small vase to decorate the cake table or bar at the reception.

Round Bouquet Image from Pinterest
Round: These bouquets are typically larger, depending on your budget, and can be made with a variety of different blooms. Pick seasonal options  to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Hand-tied Bouquet Image from Pinterest
Hand-tied: These types of bouquets seem ultra-trendy at the moment. Think loosely tied blooms and greens, with a just-picked natural look.

Cascade Bouquet Image from Pinterest
Cascade: A formal option, this bouquet style has a waterfall-like spill of blooms that cascade over the bride's hands. I love the look of leaves and feathers pictured above- it's a more contemporary take on this style.

Composite Bouquet Image from Pinterest
Composite: This one was totally new to me- individual petals are wired together to create the look of a single bloom.

Pageant Bouquet Image from Pinterest

Pageant: You may also hear this bouquet called a presentation bouquet, and the idea is that you can cradle all the long-stemmed flowers in one arm.

Pomander Image from Pinterest
Pomander: These small, compact, bloom-covered balls are a perfect option for a flower girl. So cute!

Weddings aren't the only occasions for these beautiful bouquets. A hand-tied bouquet makes a beautiful hostess gift, and a pomander may be cute as garden-party decor. What's your favorite style?


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