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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 trims. 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 floral arrangements. 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 used. 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. Presentation Bouquet 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.
"The Posy Bouquet"