There are endless possibilities when choosing your bouquet for your special day (before we even think about bridesmaids or buttonholes) so today we will share with you some of the more common bouquet shapes.
The bouquet needs to compliment your dress and any detail on it (without overpowering), flatter its shape and still fit with your overall wedding theme – we don’t ask much of our bouquet designers do we!!
Most importantly though the bouquet needs to be personal and special to you – it needs to be comfortable (as you will be carrying it around) and something you will be happy to look at in photos for years to come. This is why we aren’t telling you which shape fits best with which dress shape we are just showing you some options so you have idea of the shapes available to you.
(Remember you can choose real, artificial or alternative bouquets – the same principles apply, we will use all in our examples below).
Here we share with you a few examples of different bouquet shapes to help you with your planning. You can find more examples (and some specifically from suppliers in your local area over at our gallery).
Round – Probably the most versatile shape – can be large or small depending on your preference.
Lose/Relaxed/Handtied – A great match if your wedding has a relaxed feel.
Crescent/Arm rest – very elegant.
Cascade/Waterfall – avoid if you have lots of detail on the front of your dress as will cover it.
Oval – very similar to round and can be hard to tell the difference, just has a little more ‘body’ and can be used to add width or height depending on your preference.
‘Tall’ bouquets – can be made with either ‘tall’ flowers or you can create the illusion with longer stems.
A single flower – stunning and simple whether you use a real flower or something alternative, also a great option for bridesmaids.
Flower ‘cage’ is another alternative option and can be incorporated into an actual handbag to ensure you have your essentials with you all day.
If you dont want to carry your flowers how about a flower bracelet/wrist corsage …..
….. or wear them in your hair.
Finally – let your imagination free with your bouquet and personalise it. You can add feathers, fabric, patterns, fur, sparkle, beads and even include a memory of that special someone in your bouquet.
Beatrice Belle – www.essexweddingsupplier.co.uk