– Stephanie Skeem
Oh, the many joys of wedding planning! For the lover of decisions, the garden of floral choices is an exhilarating prospect. For the rest of us, too many options about posies and petunias can be quite overwhelming. As floral designers as well as wedding planners, we absolutely love gently guiding our couples through the many choices when it comes to the bouquet styles.
That’s why we have put together a collection of some of our favorite styles, highlighting our most coveted bouquet designs. Each couple is sure to discover the perfect option that will help their love bloom on their wedding day.
“I want it to look like I walked through a field and picked up a handful of flowers before walking down the aisle,” said bride Natalie. Of course, a wildflower bouquet was the ideal choice for Natalie’s ranch wedding. Garnished and interwoven with all sorts of natural elements, this bouquet reflected the soft and organic landscape that surrounded the couple’s wedding.
While muted tones and textures are commonly found in wildflower bouquets, Chandler’s bouquet showcases just how vibrant wildflowers can be! The bride’s love for sunflowers inspired the main blooms and the complimentary colors danced around the edges of the bouquet, exploding with life..
A stunning combination of texture, movement, and coming in a variety of nuances, hand tied bouquets are by far our most coveted design. With their loose and organic shape, they are a breath of fresh air compared to the round ball and mound styles we all saw in the early 2000’s.. Here are some different ways that we have styled hand tied bouquets.
Sometimes a trailing ribbon of color is the idyllic compliment to a neutral or all white bridal party pallet. For this hand tied bouquet, we chose a light blue ribbon as an ode to the timeless, “something blue” tradition at this mountainside springtime soiree.
This bride chose a posy style bouquet, which means that it has the same loose and organic feel as our other hand tied bouquets, but just slightly smaller in scale. Known for our large and robust styles, reimagining a petite version was an exciting opportunity for our floral team.
When talking about the size of bouquets, we commonly use dinnerware as a familiar size comparison. A bridal bouquet is often compared to the size of a dinner plate, a bridesmaid bouquet would be a solid plate, and a posy bouquet would be similar to a B and B plate.
Winnie and Jared chose an Ombre style bouquet for their Chinese fusion wedding. The bouquet shifted from red to white, with blush and peach in between as a gesture toward the Chinese tradition of red being a sign of good luck.
A composite bouquet is a style that appears to be just one big flower, whereas in reality, the “flower” is a collection of petals arranged around one bloom in the center. The result is a mesmerizing illusion and a unique and elegant take on the classic hand tied bouquet.
A mono bloom bouquet is a darling choice for the little people in our bridal parties. With the size of this particular Protea, simply one bloom suffices. Rather than have the flower girl toss petals, we decided to embrace the Bohemian Flare of this wedding by opting for the flower girls to carry a single large bloom.
Flowers like orchids lend themselves to a downward or drooping direction. When styled correctly this waterfall-like bouquet showcases a cascading array of blooms.
Able to be combined with most of the above designs, the colors and particular blooms that are available will be largely dependent upon the time of year your wedding is to take place. Many couples choose to embrace the season by having a seasonally inspired bouquet. The following are some examples of different seasons portrayed through bouquets.
Bello & Blue Events is a Colorado & Denver wedding planner specializing in high-style, planning, design, & production. We have a passion for telling stories through exquisite wedding event experiences. We believe each event is one-of-a-kind, and are proud to offer customizable bespoke planning services to suit your personal needs and style. Please visit our contact page for inquiries.