The most traditional, and popular, bridal bouquet is the posy – it typically features lots of flowers with little filler greenery, and is compact enough to be held in one hand, prettily tied with a complementary satin ribbon.
The cascade bouquet can come in a variety of shapes, but all of them have one thing in common: they drape down the front or side of the arrangement in a waterfall effect, creating a dramatic look with bold blooms or versatile vines.
This style has picked up tremendously over the last few years, and it’s clear why. The look and feel of a hand-tied bouquet is more natural than say, a posy – it features a wide variety of flowers and greenery, which are all secured with a loose ribbon, giving it a ‘hand-picked’ effect.
Similar in appearance to the posy, this shape of bouquet is more clearly defined by its distinctly round appearance. Flowers are arranged in ways to form perfect domes, often using no more than one or two types of flowers, typically roses or peonies, in order to achieve a neat and uniform look.
This modern style of bouquet is quite an uncommon choice, probably due to the hours of patience that go into making it, and hence its price. A composite bouquet is made of individual petals which are arranged and wired together to resemble one large flower, creating an outstanding effect.
The nosegay bears similarities to the posy, one of the main differences being its size. It’s smaller and more compact than other wedding bouquet styles, and is typically chosen for the bridesmaids, using similar flowers and often more greenery than is used for the bride.
Perfect for the bride who’s keen to show off the front of her dress, the presentation bouquet is cradled in your arms and made using flowers with long stems, such as lilies or roses. It was a particularly popular choice at the turn of the 20th century, and is steadily making its way back into modern-day weddings.