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A Little About Wedding Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets

The wedding bouquet is more than just part of the fashion. It is an important part of wedding tradition. It even gets its own highlight moment on the wedding timeline. Let’s explore this symbolic and treasured element of the wedding day. Keep reading and discover some tips from wedding professionals for wedding bouquets.

Dressing the Bride

Fashion has a little order. Always choose the dress first. Wedding bouquets are designed to match wedding dresses and the wedding fashion. Personal preference and an affinity to certain styles are probably the most persuasive influences, but the dress will make the final decisions about your bouquet. A simple gown is complimented by a simple bouquet, while a more elaborate wedding dress demands sophistication. The wedding dress supplies the creative boundaries and sets the standards for every accessory.

Wedding Bouquets and Illusions

Wedding bouquets create illusions. The bouquet creates balance, and must match the silhouette of the dress and the bride. If you are considering a long train and veil, you might consider a cascade bouquet. A taller bride can easily carry a cascade of flowers that would overwhelm and hide a shorter bride. In contrast, a shorter bride could pull off a delicate posy of pansies that would be awkwardly unnoticed in the hands of a tall bride. A teardrop wedding bouquet creates the illusion of elongating the hips. If you want to highlight a narrow waistline, choose a narrow bouquet that does not crowd the area with flowers. Avoid blocking the view of elements you want to feature. Cascading wedding bouquets can hide the details of a skirt. Always think about the shape, visual impact and placement.

Wedding Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets and Style

Wedding bouquets have different styles. A Biedermeier bouquet is created by a single flower type and color. The tailored arrangement creates a tightly bound bunch of flowers. A cascade is a long bouquet that trails downward. A nosegay is the traditional bouquet. It consists of a round bouquet of flowers that is usually tied with a ribbon. A pageant-style bouquet is known as the presentation. The long-stemmed blooms are carried in the crook of the arm. It is commonly seen with a calla lily or a similar floral shape. A sheath is a handful of a single type of flower that is bound with ribbon, leaving the stems exposed. Tulips and calla lilies are preferred flowers with this elegant wedding bouquet. Become familiar with different styles and shapes.

Designing Wedding Bouquets

A wedding bouquet can be as simple as a grouping of fresh flowers bound and tied with a ribbon or as sophisticated as broaches, rhinestones and pearls. If you want to step away from the traditional and classic wedding bouquets, you might consider integrating fruit or feathers. Some brides embellish their bouquet with wired seashells, charms, ribbons or jewelry. Stems can be intricately wrapped with ribbon. The fabric, color and style of your dress should be a guide when exploring creative designs for your wedding bouquet. The flowers you choose for the arrangement are the most important part of the design.

Wedding Bouquets

Wedding Bouquets are a Keepsake

Wedding bouquets are not usually part of the bouquet toss. Instead, the extravagantly decorated bouquet is kept as a keepsake. A smaller bouquet is designed just for the fun and games. Not only would it be dangerous and challenging to toss a large bouquet with wires and designs, but many brides want to preserve their bouquet. Preserving wedding bouquets requires proper storage and shipping. Some services will arrange to pick up the bouquet the same night. Overnight shipping requires refrigeration. There are different methods of preservation. The most effective of which is freeze-drying. Flowers are flash frozen and brought back to room temperature over a period of weeks. Flowers can also be preserved with an air-drying technique or by using silica gel. This removes the moisture from the flowers.

Wedding Bouquets

Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary

Your wedding bouquet and all of your floral arrangements will create the atmosphere of your wedding day. Step inside of the design studio with professional wedding designers at Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary. Hand select your flowers and designs from a treasure trove of décor. This all-inclusive venue includes all of the furnishings, décor and services to bring your dream wedding to life. Begin planning your fairy tale with a complimentary customization consultation with wedding professionals at Crystal Ballroom.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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