Wedding Bouquets: A Glossary Of Shapes

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Selecting the perfect floral bouquet

All bouquets are created equal, right? In case you were wondering, the answer unfortunately is NO. If you haven’t thought about bridal bouquet styles before or are on the fence about a particular shape, don’t worry; there is a bouquet to fit every style. We’re highlighting the most popular bridal blooms below, so have fun and let us know which style is your favorite!

 

ROUND BOUQUET

A traditional bouquet that can be arranged either in a tight or loose cluster. This bouquet can be paired with most wedding gowns and styles.

Photography by Table4 Weddings

Photography by Table4 Weddings

 

PAGEANT BOUQUET

This type of bouquet is meant to be cradled in ones arm and is usually comprised of long stem flowers and foliage. A great style for the modern bride.

Photography by Landon Jacob

Photography by Landon Jacob

Photography by Alexandra Vonk

Photography by Alexandra Vonk

 

CASCADE BOUQUET

Similar to its name, a cascade bouquet contains a waterfall-like flow of bountiful blooms. The arrangement is nearly rounded at the top and becomes narrower towards the bottom.

Photography by Judy Pak Photography

Photography by Judy Pak Photography

 

NOSEGAY BOUQUET

A compact cluster of flowers cut to one length, is known as a Nosegay Bouquet. Usually comprised of more greenery than any other arrangement, this style of bouquet is classic and elegant.

Photography by Jemma Keech Photography

 

POSY BOUQUET

A posy bouquet can easily be held in one hand as a result of its small frame and round shape. A popular style among brides and bridesmaids.

Photography by The Youngrens

Photography by The Youngrens

Photography by Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Photography by Charlotte Jenks Lewis

 

COMPOSITE BOUQUET

A composite bouquet can either be constructed with several flower blooms or even just a few petals. This type of bouquet is ideal for a vintage-style wedding

Photography by KT MERRY

Photography by KT MERRY