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15 Jan
2013

Popular Bridal Bouquet Types, What Style is Right for You?

Probably the most important flowers at a wedding is a bridal bouquet which is the very thing of beauty and in the eye of the beholder. The design, colours, flower varieties used, all have to complement the bride's personality and style. After all it is your special day! Here are different bouquet styles to help you find which style is perfect for you.

Popular wedding bridal bouquets types

Cascading Bridal Bouquet (Shower Bouquet)

A cascading wedding bouquet is like a waterfall to create a "shower" or "cascading" effect – with blooms flowing downward in a beautiful trail, and with greenery that is anchored in a hand-held base. The cascade bouquet can have a long trail or even a short trail depending on how dramatic you want the effect to be. This type of bouquet goes way back but florists often give a modern twist to it like adding beads and pearls to make these bouquets very up-to-date.

Cascading Bridal Bouquet

The Round Bridal Bouquet

This is one of the most popular bridal bouquet forms. Many brides choose this bouquet type because it’s sweet and had a tidy and modern look. And furthermore, it is versatile. Almost any flower can be made into a round bouquet, whereas for a cascade bouquet, you need to find flowers with lines to get the shape or form desired.

Round Bridal Bouquet

Classic Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet

Hand tied bridal bouquets are loosely arranged and simplistic by design. Also known as a loose-tied bouquet or clutch bouquet. It consists of a simple gathering of flowers, bound and tied with ribbon with stems left exposed. This is a beautiful choice for an outdoor wedding with that just picked from the garden look. It is arranged in a looser manner with the stems left longer and a large ribbon or exotic fabric tied together. It is also a cheaper alternative to the expensive and elaborate cascading wedding bouquet.

Classic Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet

Nosegay Wedding Bouquet

A nosegay bouquet is a small, round cluster of flowers that are all cut to a uniform length. This is a style that was popularized in the Victorian period, and is enjoying its popularity once again. A nosegay wedding bouquet is usually made with one or two dominant flower or colors or choices, and is wrapped tightly with a ribbon or lace to give it a delicate appearance.

Nosegay Wedding Bouquet

Pomander Bridal Bouquet

A pomander bouquet is a unique bouquet that is perfect for children or even bridesmaids. Basically it is a bloom covered ball suspended from ribbon that is commonly worn tied to the wrist.

Pomander Bridal Bouquet


Fan Bouquet

A bouquet of flowers attached to a lacy plastic fan creates the fan bouquet. The fan type of wedding bouquet is not very modern but only brought up again to the contemporary bride's attention. The fan wedding bouquet arrangement was popular in the late 80s, this vintage style is perfect for those brides look incredibly chic, dainty, charming and attractive.

Pomander Bridal Bouquet

Scepter Bouquet

The scepter bouquet resembles the shape of a sceptre with an extra long handle and a round bouquet of flowers at the top. The scepter bouquet gives a dramatic accent to your wedding day, it takes the shape of an over-sized wand. The handles are extra long, entwined with ribbon, cording, ornaments etc. The scepter bouquets are suitable for any wedding occasion and may be carried by any member of the wedding party.

Scepter Bouquet

Muff Bouquet

Made of a muff that the bride can sit their hands in with a corsage shaped bouquet attached to the front, the muff bouquet is perfect for winter weddings and some of the comfort level for the brides from the point of view of wedding bouquets.

Muff Bouquet

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