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?


  1. Hi Lauren, please credit us correctly for the pink and gold cascade bouquet - the photo was taken by Lauren Kriedemann Photography and made by us - Green Goddess flower studio.
    thank you.

  2. Beautiful blog! Truly loved your bridal bouquets and want to have such beautiful flower bouquet for my wedding. It is simply lovely and will look best with my dress. Came to know that Florist Delivery provides affordable and beautiful wedding bouquets. Will be purchasing it from there only.