The Posy Bouquet
The posy is round and small and can easily be held in one hand. There are two styles
of posy bouquets, one can be loose, hand tied and unstructured, the other formal and
wired, the stems of the flowers are removed and replaced with florists wire,
constructed into a much lighter posy with and easy to hold handle.
These two styles are widely used where the natural stems are wrapped in a beautiful
satin, velvet or organza ribbon and some embellished with pearl pins and beading
The Nosegay Bouquet
Traditionally the nosegay was a small round shaped bunch of flowers and herbs, often
containing more greenery than other bouquets and mounted in a tussie-mussie (a
small, Victorian style, metal or glass, cone-shaped holder).
Nosegay bouquets often come with additions of satin and organza ribbons and larger
The Biedermeier Bouquet
The blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in circular
patterns of different coloured flowers, each ring containing one type of flower.
This bouquet is geometrically pleasing and beautiful.
The Pomander Ball
The pomander bouquet is also known as a kissing ball. A pomander is a ball of flowers
suspended from a loop of decorative ribbon. This bouquet is usually carried by blower
girls or junior bridesmaids.
The Ballerina Bouquet
The ballerina bouquet, is a round bouquet composed of masses of tulle or
net and few flowers. This is a cost- effective, yet beautiful floral bouquet.
The Cascading Bouquet
The cascading bouquets is also known as the teardrop bouquet or a trail
bouquet. This is the most formal and traditional of all bouquets and it is created to
spill gracefully over the bride’s hands as it flows downward. Almost any flower can be
The Crescent Bouquet
The crescent bouquet is created in the shape of a quarter moon, a soft
arch, using distinguished flowers with definite shapes. Orchids are often used in this
bouquet. The flowers are wired together to form a slender handle that you can hold
in one hand. These bouquets are true floral art and an individualist representation of
the bride's personality. This style is perfect for sophisticated and contemporary
weddings. This style of bouquet is best carried below the waist.
Composite Flower Bouquet
This bouquet is constructed of hundreds of real petals wired together to look
like one enormous flower. This style is simplistic in design, but graceful and elegant.
It works well in more intimate, sophisticated weddings.
This bouquet includes long stemmed flowers and foliages that the bride
carries cradled in her arm, also known as a presentation bouquet. The bouquet is
designed to be cradled in the bride’s arm and they can be as simple or elaborate as
the bride desires.
They can be single-ended, with stems showing at one end, or double-ended with no
stems showing. A gorgeous ribbon provides the finishing touch. Popular floral
choices for arm bouquets are calla lilies, gladiolus, orchids, long-stemmed roses,
delphiniums, and larkspur.