At some point, as you plan your wedding, you’ll start to think about your bouquet. The flowers you carry down the aisle will not only complement your dress and entire look, but they will also tie your whole wedding together. The style you choose, as well as the types of flowers themselves, will set a specific tone to reflect your personalities and tastes. But there are so many styles to choose from- which will work best for your big day? The professionals at Conklyn’s Weddings are here to break down the different bouquet shapes you can choose. Take a look at the variety of styles, shapes, and designs to choose from as you settle on the perfect look for your biggest day.
Rustic: For a rustic wild-flower look, a just-picked farm-fresh design is perfect for you. Tie some wildflowers together in a bit of a random shape to give your unique wedding bouquet a natural, authentic look.
Cascading: If you’re going for a vintage look, a cascading floral arrangement can give you the desired effect. Flowers and foliage fall from your hands as though dripping with romance. Antique roses, eucalyptus, and delicate peonies are excellent choices for this type of wedding bouquet.
Nosegay: A classic, handheld, or “clutch” bouquet, a nosegay is a tightly bound group of flowers cut to the same length for a clean, uniform look. This popular style is especially flattering for petite brides or small, intimate weddings.
Round/Biedermeier: A round bouquet gives a beautiful shape to your overall look, providing a clean spherical look. More importantly, the shape of these bouquets relies on more blooms than foliage. Biedermeier bouquets are round bouquets with layers of different blooms that result in a striped effect that is nothing short of striking.
Pomander: Also known as a “kissing ball,” a pomander is a ball of flowers attached to a ribbon for wearing or swinging as you walk down the aisle. Often reserved for bridesmaids and flower girls, this design has become more popular for brides recently.
Modern: More contemporary designs are those with no specific shape but give a dynamic, original presentation. Filled with less traditional flowers, this might be your best option for a unique bouquet that will stand out.
Crescent: This design mimics a half-moon or arched crescent shape. Blooms and stalks of foliage can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, but the overall shape will follow this basic contour. A crescent design can have a modern or vintage look, depending on which flowers you choose for it.
Composite: This unique design appears to be one giant bloom when in actuality, it is comprised of many blooms and petals of the same variety and color flower. The effect is an astonishingly dramatic single flower. These are best carried in an extravagant wedding and, due to their complicated construction, should only be created by a professional.
Classic: The posy bouquet is a sweet classic that looks great in small weddings or intimate gatherings. Peonies, ranunculus, and Gerbera daisies are among the best choices for posy bouquets. Presentation bouquets can also be considered quite classic, though they’ve traditionally been seen in pageants and other spotlights. They’ve become more popular for weddings in recent years and can give a lavish, regal look to your entire wedding.
Boho: Free-form or hand-tied bouquets fall under this category, as the entire concept is free and natural. A gathering of fresh flowers along with eucalyptus or other lush greenery pulled together with ribbons, create a loose, casual presentation.
The flowers you choose for your wedding are just as important as the way you decide to present them. With so many available options, you can undoubtedly find the perfect design with your favorite blooms to accent your dress, hair, and overall wedding decor. Talk to the floral experts at Conklyn’s Weddings about the best styles, colors, and designs for your wedding. You’ll love the flowers you carry as much as the feel of your wedding when you choose the right look for you.