Sunday, October 23, 2011

Types of Hand Bouquets for Wedding

Types of Hand Bouquets for Wedding
It seems like hand bouquet is a must in every wedding. Ever seen one with no hand bouquet? It’s quite common for the bride to toss her bouquet to the guests. It’s believed that whoever who got the bouquet will be the next one to get married. Do you believe in that?
Book recommendations that might be useful to you:
Creative Wedding Florals You Can Make by Terry Rye
Wedding Bouquets: Over 300 Designs for Every Bride by Wedding Magazine
Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers by Karen Bussen and William Geddes
Wedding Flowers by Antonia Swinson

Anyway, there are many type of hand bouquets available in the market. Which one do you like? Let’s see the types of hand bouquets for wedding:

Round Type
  • Nosegay

    A nosegay bouquet has less flowers and more greenery. The flowers used for this type of bouquet is usually round in shape and equal in size.
  • Posy

    A posy bouquet has flowers which the stems may be removed and wired or left as it is. If you want the stems, then it’s called the ‘natural stem posy bouquet’.
  • Beidermeier

    The beidermerier is quite unique as the flowers of the same type are arranged in a circular pattern. Every ring will have different type of flower.

A crescent bouquet can be symmetrical or assymmetrical. As the name suggests, both left and right side of the bouquet is seen to be flowing down. A symmetrical crescent bouquet has flowers and greenery arched at same lengths on both sides. Whereas the assymmetrical, has one side longer.
If you are wearing big and wide skirt wedding gown, this type of bouquet is suitable for you. Be sure to carry it just below the waist, the beauty of the bouquet will stand out.

The arm bouquet is also known as presentation bouquet or pageant bouquet. Previously it was known as the ‘Bernhardt’ bouquet, named after the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Usually calla lilies, orchids and also long-stemmed roses is used for this type of bouquet. They are left at its natural state with a big ribbon tied to bundle them together.
You have to cradle it on your arm, at the inner of your elbow. This type of bouquet is suitable for you if you are wearing a slim and slender wedding gown.

This type of bouquet does not have a specific or defined shape. Most freeform bouquet has foliage coming out of the bouquet. Tropical flowers are usually used.
Single Stem

If you are a minimalist, this is something you should go for. This bridal bouquet type usually has its flower stem wrapped or a big ribbon tied to it to add more attention.

We seldom see this type of bouquet nowadays, It’s very simple. It is made of petals wired or glued together to form a single large bloom with a ribbon tied to it.

It’s basically a wrist corsage, a small flower bouquet worn on the wrist. If you don’t like to hold something and all the fuss, then this is something for you.

A pomander is a ball of flowers carried by a ribbon attach to it. I don’t think we’ve seen this in Malaysia. It’s pretty unique.

The teardrop bouquet shaped like a teardrop. It is the sister of the cascade bouquet. The cascade bouquet has a natural flow but the teardrop bouquet is more stiff. This bouquet is roundish at the top and pointy at the bottom.

Another unique bouquet. The flowers are attached to a plastic fan.

Less flowers are used for a cone bridal bouquet. It is in the shape of a cone. The cone can be made of flowers or other materials. This is another unique type and you don’t see in Malaysia wedding.

*Photos randomly taken from various websites*

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  1. comel2 kan :)
    lin punya yg mana? ehehehehe
    (menyibuk pula :p)

  2. @fariza:: aah,sume comel2:)
    lin nye yg Beidermeier tu kowt utk handbouquet nikah,insya Allah;)
    ija lak yg mane 1??nk taw jugak,hee;)


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