Last week we published our Wedding Flowers Guide, this week we are going to look closer at Personal or Bridal Pary Flowers including styles of Bouquets.
Once you have established the colors that will be used in your wedding and what theme or mood you are looking for you can start getting into the details.
The Bridal Bouquet is the single most important floral element in my opinion. It is the base and starting point of all other floral design elements and is a huge focal point. There are several styles or types of bouquets. A Cascade bouquet is trailing and hangs down in the front creating a cascading or waterfall effect using greenery and flowers. A Round Bouquet or Posy Bouquet is round in shape and more uniform, these bouquets are typical bloom heavy and use less greenery. Sometimes Round Bouquets are made exclusively using one type of flower, like roses or peonies. A Hand-Tied Bouquet is our specialty here at Sarah's Petals and has a looser more garden or boho style to it. These bouquets have an airier feel to them and incorporate more greenery than a Round Bouquet.
We also love when Bride's want to incorporate something personal and special to them into the bouquet. One time we incorporated buttons from a grandmother's wedding dress into the ribbon used to tie the bouquet, which is such a lovey touch.
Just like there are different styles and types of bouquets, we have different techniques or mechanics to create bouquets. The spiral hand tied method is where the bouquet is made in your hand and the stems are placed at an angle to create a spiraling of the stems. Another method that we use is the "floral egg" as an armature inside the bouquet. The floral egg is made of plastic and has holes all around it. The flower stems are placed through the egg and are held and supported by the egg. This is a newer technique that was developed to help create the more airy and whimsical garden style that is so popular now.
Bridesmaid's Bouquets are often similar to the bridal bouquet but smaller. This creates a cohesive look that flows together. You could also go all greenery for the bridesmaids or create their bouquets using only one type or color of flowers. I love the idea shown at Brides.com with the bridesmaids wearing floral crowns and carrying only a small bunch of flowers. 18 Unique Bridesmaid Bouquet Alternatives
Flowers are not just for the ladies, we can't leave the guys out! Boutonnieres are typically worn by the Groom and Groomsmen on their suit lapels. Fathers of the bride and groom often get boutonnieres as well, even if they are not in the bridal party.
Corsages are typically worn by the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Bride and Groom. Corsages are worn either on the wrist on a bracelet or cuff or pinned on the shoulder. A pinned corsage is more traditional while the wrist corsage can be seen as more modern.
Last, but not least is the floral crown, a favorite of flower girls and Brides alike. I love making floral crowns, they are just fun! They can be as simple as you like to over the top. We can even make one for your pooch!
Next week we will look closer at Ceremony Florals
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