Until quite recently we didn’t realize the varieties of wedding bouquets out there, which made us think you might not either. Who knew there were so many different kind of wedding bouquets, all with their own names and characteristics? Your bouquet helps convey the style of your wedding—and no matter what style that might be, there is a type of bouquet that’s perfect for you. Do you have an affinity for glitz and glamour, or a natural-minimalist sort of vibe?
To assist in your search for the perfect petals for your upcoming wedding, we’re naming the most popular wedding bouquets, detailing their characteristics, and inspiring you with gorgeous examples of each. So let’s get started—the right of bundle of blooms is waiting for you.
Arm Sheaf Bouquet
Crafted with long-stemmed flowers or foliage, this lengthy bouquet is cradled along the bride’s forearm, almost they way you might carry a baby. We absolutely love this style for a rustic wedding and it’s perfect for the bride who truly loves romantic flowers.
If you’re going for a more causal feel for your florals, a wreath bouquet may be the way to go. Put simply, it’s a bundle of flowers gathered and hand tied with ribbon or burlap. The stems are left exposed so bouquet has a less formal, stiff feel overall. Wreath bouquets are one of the most popular styles of bridal bouquets out there today.
Photo Credit || Caroline Colvin Photography
This is the bouquet for the bride looking to make a major style statement. Cascading bouquets are all about drama: florals and foliage are designed to spill over the bride’s hands, creating a waterfall of blooming buds or green leaves.
The exact opposite of a cascading bouquet would probably be a posy bouquet. Delicate and understated, this bouquet can be carried in just one hand and is often adorned with ribbons and pearl pins.
As you might have guessed, this bouquet gets its name from its shape: its blooms (typically from the same flower and of the same color) form a perfectly round sphere. It plays well with a classic wedding style.
Nosegay bouquets, which are on the small side and able to be held in one hand, often incorporate more leafy greenery, herbs, and other natural elements. Stems are tightly wrapped, and may also be tucked into a metal holder called a tussle-mussle.
In this bouquet, the blooms of your choice are arranged in a tight circular shape with each “circle” made of a different flower. This result is a bold, geometric statement.
Truly a work of art, the composite bouquet is made from hundreds of real flower petals wired together to create one giant flower. Unique, out-of-the-box, and typically more expensive, this bouquet is a stunner.
Weigh in, friends! Which bouquet speaks to your style?
Featured Photo Credit || Colin Lyons Wedding Photography