To the non-bride a bouquet is a bouquet is a bouquet. Flowers are flowers, right! Well no ….
As you research, however, you suddenly realise that there are many different shapes, colours, sizes, and styles of bouquets and flowers on the market.
Forever Yours has created a glossary of bouquet shapes & styles to help you on your journey … The florist will be amazed with your knowledge
Bouquet Shapes & Styles …
- Hand-tied Free form, hand-tied bouquet that can include a wide assortment of flowers and greenery, secured with ribbon, fabric or twine
- Round This is all about the round shape. The bouquet is a perfect dome, usually made up with a single type of flower. Flowers suitable for this can be roses or peonies.
- Posy This is very popular with brides, small enough to be held easily in one hand and are usually mainly made up of flowers with a small amount of greenery. Usually round in shape and ribbon wrapped handle.
- Cascade A waterfall of flowers that cascades down the front of the bouquet arrangement.
- Nosegays Round clusters of flowers. Usually densely packed flowers which are often bound with a ribbon. The bride usually carries a larger bouquet, other wedding party members usually carry the smaller nosegays. Nosegay bouquets are also popular as gifts for a variety of occasions.
- Pomander (Ball) for weddings are bridal bouquets shaped like a ball. Conventional pomander bouquets usually have a ribbon attached to the ball for the brides to hold. Typical flowers used are roses, ranunculus and peonies. Hyacinths, gladiolus & tulips are not suitable due to their shape, and the fact that they are easily damaged.
- Free-form Usually oversized, made of a multiple of different types of flowers and greenery.
- Wired Cascading or teardrop bouquets is usually a fully wired bouquet with flowers on the tail attached to wire to prevent breakaway flowers.
- Composite This amazing bouquet is also know as Glamelia, composed of individual petals, which are arranged and secured to resemble one large flower. Dramatic and unique.