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Monday’s Finding: 9 x 8 = 72 Alternative Wedding Bouquets

This past weekend, I went on a bouquet finding mission. I found so many awesome non-traditional floral bouquets that I just HAD to share them with you. There are so many creative and talented people making beautiful bouquets for brave brides who dare to buck tradition. My advice…go for it!

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Fruit in Flowers: Bouquets

If you are a foodie looking to incorporate your love of food in to your wedding in a unique way, seeking to add a bit of symbolism such as pomegranates and their link to fertility (for those looking to add children to your family), or looking to take a step outside of the typical floral box, this post is for you.

A growing trend in wedding florals and specifically bridal bouquets, is the incorporation of beautiful fruits in to your design. They not only add a bit of folklore and symbolism in to your bouquet, but also rich color and texture. Here are some gorgeous bouquets from around the net to spark your imagination and creativity when it comes to your own bouquet and perhaps your design for all of your wedding florals. Enjoy!

Fruit in Flowers 1

Fruit Bouquets 2

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Tips: Know Your Bouquet Types

Decisions decisions…planning a wedding is full of them, even down to your bouquet. Do you want to go with a traditional round or hand-tied bouquet or do you want to wow them with a glamelia or biedermeier? Wait what? What in the world is a biedermeier and where is your Aunt Glamelia?

Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday is all about the many types of bouquet shapes and beautiful examples of each. Go in to your floral appointment armed and ready to make an informed decision about your bouquet choice. From traditional to an out of the ordinary pomander or tussy mussy, I’ve got you covered!

Round
A round bouquet can be composed of one or many flowers typically using a bouquet holder. It’s larger than similar rounds (about the size of your head) like a posy or nosegay.

Hand-tied
For that just picked from the garden look, a hand-tied bouquet is a gathering of flowers hand-tied with a ribbon.

Asymmetrical
Flowers in an asymmetrical bouquet are longer on one side than the other.

Crescent
This bouquet has flowers that arc outward on both sides to create a crescent shape.

Waterfall/Cascade
This shape is made by draping flowers downward to create a waterfall or cascade effect.

Presentation
A presentation bouquet is made up of flowers with long stems so the bouquet can be carried in the bend of your arm.

Posy
A posy is a small round bouquet and can be loose or structured. Typically about half the size of a traditional round.

Tussy Mussy
This bouquet uses a small metal hand-carried vase.

Nosegay
Similar in shape and size to a posy, a nosegay has more greenery than flowers.

Biedermeier
A biedermeier bouquet consists of concentric rings of flowers with each ring being a specific type of flower.

Composite/Glamelia
This bouquet is made up of many flower petals that are attached together to form one giant flower.

Fan
The fan bouquet is simply a fan that has had flowers attached to it.

Muff
Typically used for winter weddings, a muff bouquet is made up of flowers attached to a muff.

Pomander
Also known as a kissing ball, a pomander is a tight ball of flowers attached to ribbon or a chain.

Wreath
A wreath bouquet is a bouquet typically created on a wreath form or formed from a circle of florals.

Ballerina
The ballerina bouquet is a round bouquet made up of or accented by tulle or netting with a few flowers.

Flower bracelet/Wrist
Similar to a wrist corsage, a flower bracelet typically is larger in scope with a variety of flowers.

Basket
A floral presentation in a basket that can be cone-shaped or take on the shape of the basket used to hold the flowers.

Scepter
A bouquet/creation in the shape of a large wand.

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Bouquet Alternatives Pt. 2

Today on Wedding Wednesday, we conclude our search for alternatives to the traditional bridal bouquet by looking at bouquets made from non-floral elements. Many are looking to put their unique personal stamp on their weddings and from the decor to the bouquet, flowerless bouquets are becoming all the more popular. Take a peek at these amazing bouquets: fabric, button and felt, paper, feathers, brooch and crystal, as well as miscellaneous materials.

Fabric Bouquets

Button and Felt Bouquets

Paper Bridal Bouquets

Feather Bouquets

Brooch and Crystal Bouquets

Miscellaneous Materials Bridal Bouquet

SOURCES NOT LISTED ON BOARDS
Fabric
tulle and ornament bouquet
white and navy bouquet
Buttons and Felt
yellow, blue and ivory bouquet
black and white bouquet
peach, pink, plum bouquet
purple embroidered felt bouquet
pink button bouquet
Paper
green and brown bouquet
ivory, yellow, and green bouquet
Feathers
black and white bouquet
aqua and white bouquet
natural and brown bouquet
yellow bouquet
natural and aqua bouquet
purple and black bouquet
Brooch and Crystals
purple and gold bouquet
aqua, orange, and yellow bouquet

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Bridal Bouquet Alternatives: Pt. 1

On today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday, I have some great bouquet alternatives that are growing in popularity and are expected to trend in a major way for 2012. If you just got engaged or are further along in your planning, but haven’t chosen a florist, you may want to consider either an alternative to the traditional bridal bouquet.

We being our search for unique bouquet alternatives with forms that go beyond the ordinary. Tomorrow I will feature bouquets made from a variety of non-floral materials. Have a great day!

Unique Design Types
Glamelia aka Composite bouquet: A flower constructed of hundreds of real petals wired together to look like one enormous flower.
Biedermeier: “The biedermeier bouquet is European-influenced. The blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in defined circular patterns of different coloured flowers, each ring containing one type of flower.” -http://www.perfect-wedding-day.com/bridal-bouquet-types.html
Pomander aka Kissing Ball: A pomander bouquet is an arrangement of flowers in the shape of a ball and is typically carried with a ribbon attached to the ball.
Scepter: Looking to be queen for the day? Consider a scepter bouquet.
Bag bouquet: An arrangement of flowers in the shape of a handbag.

Glamelia (composite) bouquets

Biedermeyer Bouquets

Pomanders

Scepter bouquets

Yellow Bridal Bouquets
flower-arrangement-advisor.com

Pink Bridal Scepter
afloralaffair.com

Purse Bouquets

Wedding Wednesday: Dramatic Bouquets

Looking for more oomph! as you make your way down the aisle? In addition to your attire, your right hand ring, statement earrings, etc. don’t forget about your bouquet. Dramatic bouquets are great for brides who believe “more is more” or when accenting a gown that exudes simple elegance. You can create drama in your bouquet via exaggerated shapes like a super long cascade, using a multitude of one type of flower, bright hot colors, and unusual fillers such as wheat and feathers. Here are some of my favorite dramatic bouquets in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles. Enjoy!

Wedding Wednesday: Round Bouquets

Wedding Wednesday: Teardrop, Cresdent, Presentation

Wedding Wednesday: Cascading Bouquets