You have always dreamed of the perfect wedding for yourself since you were young. You have thought about how everything will pan out: your dress, your shoes, the venue, the food, the decorations, how you’ll do your hair and makeup and even what location it will be held at. These are all important things to consider when planning out a wedding.
But the most important element of your wedding day that many brides might not pay that much attention to is their wedding bouquet. The wedding bouquet can be one of the most important aspects of your overall look, and it can be a beautiful accessory that adds class and style to your whole outfit.
The most popular styles for wedding bouquets are ones that are used most often in modern-day weddings, such as: nosegays, pompander, posy, hand-tied, composite, cascade, pageant and round. Here are some more styles of wedding bouquets that are just as nice but more unusual:
Arm Sheaf Bouquet
The arm sheaf bouquet was made popular in the early 1900s under the name of Bernhardt bouquets; this is because Sarah Bernhardt, a popular actress of the time, was given them as presentation bouquets. They are long-stemmed flowers and foliages that the bride carries cradled in her arm, also known as a presentation bouquet. This style of bouquet is best suited for modern-style weddings. Popular floral choices for these arm bouquets are calla lilies, gladiolus, orchids, long-stemmed roses, delphiniums and larkspur.
The Muff Bouquet
The muff bouquet was very popular in Europe. It was created out of necessity in the early centuries. This bouquet would be suited more for winter weddings. Here’s why: In mid-winter, the bride’s hands would sit in the muff, a lovely corsage-shaped bouquet attached at the front. Long evening gloves should be worn if opting for this style of bouquet.
The Fan Bouquet
The fan bouquet is reminiscent of the Victorian Era, and is popular for old-fashioned, vintage-style or Asian-inspired weddings. It is a simple bouquet of flowers attached to a lacy plastic fan. Having been made popular in the late eighties, they usually were embellished with carnations, baby’s breath and plenty of ribbon.
This bouquet originated in Switzerland in the late 1800s. (Fun fact: often orange and lemon peels were added for extra fragrance.) It gets its name for a German style of interior design. It is similar to the nosegay. In this bouquet, the blooms of your choice are arranged in a tight circular shape with each “circle” made of a different flower. It is showing signs of gaining popularity again due to its geometric shape, beauty and contrast.
Prayer Book Bouquet
In this style of wedding bouquet, a small prayer book or Bible is used as the platform upon which a small bouquet is placed. The design may be a small cluster of flowers the size of a corsage which is placed on top of the prayer book and can be attached with ribbons or a small armature to prevent damage to the book. Traditionally used by devout brides, it can be made contemporary if done well.
The final wedding style of bouquet is one that is not used or seen most often at weddings. The crescent bouquet appears in the shape of a quarter moon. Distinguished flowers are used with definite shapes, most popular are orchids, wired together to form a slender handle that you can hold in one hand. This style is perfect for sophisticated and contemporary weddings. Carry it below the waist to really show off its beauty.
So there you have it. The most unique and beautiful wedding style of bouquets. Use this blog post to get inspired of what to use for your wedding bouquet, or suggest to a friend to use one of these innovative designs for her wedding. Whatever you choose to do with it, make sure the bouquet represents you and your personality, because you are unique, just like your bouquet!
Written by Alexa Escalona