The Cascading bouquet
This is the most traditional of bouquets and is currently all the trend, is designed to spill gracefully over the bride's hands as it flows downwards for a high impact, sophisticated and stylized look, which is a statement in itself and flexible for almost any flower to be used in this style.
The bouquet is roundish at the top but pointy at the bottom. The modern smaller version is called the teardrop bouquet or trail bouquet, these are modern,stylish and flattering for nearly all brides.
The Posy Bouquet
The Posy is round & small and with ease can be held in one hand. There are two styles of posy bouquets, one loosely in a hand tied unstructured, or a formal and wired Posy, where 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, beading trims or lots of diamante if" Bling" is what you love!
Popular Floral choices for this bouquet is Roses, Peonies, Calla Lilies.
The Presentation Bouquet
The Presentation Bouquet/ the arm sheaf bouquet, first became popular in the early 1900's under the name of Bernhardt bouquets; inspired by the presentation bouquets given to the actress of the day, Sarah Bernhardt. They consist of long stemmed flowers and foliages that the bride carries cradled in her arm also this is popular for bridesmaids to carry.
It is a stunning alternative to more traditional styles of bouquets, it is very chic, and best suited to modern style weddings. Tastefully designed to be cradled in the bride's arm and can be as simple or as elaborate as you like!
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.