LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT BRIDAL BOUQUET SHAPES?
Popular Bridal Bouquet Styles
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You probably already know about the
different wedding gown silhouettes like Empire or A-line,
but did you also know that bridal bouquets styles and bridal bouquet
shapes come in different forms?
It's amazing how the same combination of flowers
can look very different depending on the shape of the arrangement.
Shape comes into play for your wedding centerpieces
and other flowers, but the most important place where shape and
style affect your wedding flowers is in your bridal bouquet.
When you choose your bridal bouquet shape, you’ll want to
make sure that it blends with your wedding theme. For example,
a pageant bridal bouquet style wouldn't look right with a minimalist
wedding where a simple round or loose shaped bridal bouquet would look quite lovely.
You'll also want to make sure that your bridal bouquet flatters the
look of your wedding gown. With a complimentary shape, your wedding flowers will lend a
beautiful look to your wedding ceremony and be your ultimate bridal
No matter what the theme for your wedding is, you’ll find that there’s a
bridal bouquet shape that works for you. Once you become familiar
with the 7 most popular bridal bouquet styles, you’ll easily be able to talk to
florist about the type
of bouquet you want.
Check out the 7 most popular wedding flower shapes below and
find which one is right for your bridal bouquet.
Round Bridal Bouquet Shape
Round bridal bouquets are
simply bouquets arranged with flowers set in a round or globe shape.
The round shape is the most popular form for bridal bouquets.
Although the round shape is a standard arrangement for wedding
flowers, it is very versatile. Elegant and timeless, round
bridal bouquets work well for both formal weddings and informal
Loose Bridal Bouquet Shape
Loose bridal bouquets, often referred to as organic or hand-tied,
have an air of relaxed beauty. As the name implies, loose bridal
bouquets are essentially made by loosely tying the stems of flowers and greenery
together with wire or ribbon. Bridal bouquets done in a loose style
appear unfussy and are perfect for beach weddings and other more
casual wedding ceremonies.
Crescent Bridal Bouquet Shape
Best suited for formal weddings, the crescent bouquet shape is a dramatic shape that consists of flowers and greenery arched from
the center and then tapered at the ends. Crescent bridal
bouquets give the appearance of flowers naturally falling around
your hands. Crescent bouquets can be created with
a symmetrical look or they can be done asymmetrically by
arranging flowers in a graduated fashion for a more contemporary
Pageant Bridal Bouquet Shape
Characterized by long stems arranged in
a sweeping fashion, the pageant bridal bouquet is created so that it can fit nicely into a bride’s
arm. Named for the way that a beauty queen carries her
bouquet, the pageant shape can be used for formal or informal
weddings. If used for a casual wedding, the pageant shape
should be done loosely to lend an organic and wispy look to the bridal
Cascade Bridal Bouquet Shape
Often referred to as the waterfall shape, the cascade bouquet shape
features great amounts of flowers at the base of the bouquet that taper
gradually along the
length of the bouquet.
Giving the appearance
of flowers spilling over the edge of the bridal bouquet, many brides
favor the cascade shape. Bridal
bouquets done in a cascade form
can be used for formal weddings or casual events.
Oval Bridal Bouquet Shape
Generally used for larger bridal bouquets, the oval shape is a combination of round and crescent shapes with rounded edges.
Oval bridal bouquets are best for brides who choose dramatic gown
silhouettes (like the Ballgown silhouette.) An oval
bridal bouquet can be put together with a combination of several flowers,
but the oval shape is boldest when it is created with just one type
Heart Bridal Bouquet Shape
Arranged in a dense heart
shape, heart bouquets add a tender sweetness to your wedding
flowers. As the heart is the universal symbol of love, a heart
shaped bridal bouquet is ideal for giving your wedding flowers a
romantic quality. If you select a heart shaped bouquet,
include only one or two different flowers so the
lovely heart shape of your bridal bouquet is clear.
Now that you've learned the different bridal bouquet forms, you can
easily select one for your bridal bouquet. Giving thought to
your wedding theme and wedding gown, you're sure to choose a bridal
bouquet that will be perfect for your wedding.