At first sight, all bouquets may appear to be the same (with a slight variation of flowers), on closer inspection, they do in fact vary greatly. If you’re in the midst of choosing your wedding bouquet, there are a number of styles you can choose from, we have outlined a few of these below:
ONE: Cascade. This romantic bouquet is also known as a waterfall bouquet and involves flowers overflowing at the front – it’s arguably the most traditional of all wedding bouquet styles and was carried by Princess Diana on her wedding day, today it is also widely used in rustic weddings, with an abundance of wildflowers and foliage. Have a look at some beautiful cascading bouquets on our Pinterest board here.
TWO: Posy. This is a typically round and classic choice for brides, they feature mostly flowers rather than heavy foliage. They are usually beautifully wrapped with ribbon and are easy to hold and simple. It looks beautiful with a combination of flowers and works especially when made up with just a single variety of flowers – in particular roses and peonies work wonderfully. This style was carried by Queen Victoria on her wedding day. Have a look at some beautiful cascading bouquets on our Pinterest board here.
THREE: Arm Sheath. This style is designed to rest on the bride’s forearm. Typically this bouquet will include longer-stemmed flowers like sunflowers and orchids. This bouquet has a lovely just-picked feel and works beautifully with streamlined dresses and outdoor weddings in particular. Farrah Fawcett carried tis beautiful style at her wedding to Lee Majors. Have a look at some gorgeous arm sheath bouquets on our Pinterest board here.
FOUR: Shield. This bouquet takes inspiration from the cascade bouquet but is more modest and less dramatic (and also lighter to carry). These bouquets are beautiful and very detailed, with every stem individually hand-wired. Kate Middleton famously carried this style of bouquet on her wedding to Prince William. Have a look at some gorgeous shield bouquets on our Pinterest board here.