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by Alex Merriman
While every bridal bouquet is unique, there are a few tried-and-true styles that can be seen time and time again. Which style suits you best?
These petite, compact arrangements can be held in one hand. The stems are typically wrapped in ribbon fastened with pearl pins to. Their smaller size makes them a popular choice for bridesmaids and a perfect option for brides who really want to show off their gowns!
With this traditional style, blooms are cut to the same length, mixed with ample greenery, and arranged into a dense dome shape. Because of its many variations and interpretations, the nosegay has always been, and continues to be, a very popular choice among brides.
This style is distinguished by its relaxed, unpolished quality. Stems of varying lengths, colors, and textures are bundled in a criss-cross pattern to achieve a wild, “just picked” look. We especially love this type of bouquet for rustic or boho-chic wedding styles.
Also referred to as an arm sheaf or a pageant style bouquet, this type of arrangement is meant to rest on one arm. It's typically a very full bouquet and works well with long stemmed flowers like roses and calla lilies, or with tall blooms like tree blossoms, hollyhocks, gladiolus, delphinium.
This bouquet is actually constructed from the petals of several flowers which have been sewn, glued, or wired together to create the illusion of a single oversized bloom. The finished product, known as a “glamelia,” is a great choice for the glam bride who wants to make a statement.
The Biedermeier bouquet is comprised of concentric rings, each of a separate color. Some are made with different types of flowers, while others feature one type of flower in two or more colors. This is a nice option for the bride looking for something unique, as it is a less common style.
As its name implies, this style features blooms spilling over and down from the center, creating a waterfall effect. Phalaenopsis orchids, lilies, and amaranthus are popular flower choices for this bouquet style, as are long, trailing greens like ivy, fern, and eucalyptus.
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