7 Types of Wedding Bouquets

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Your wedding bouquet will not only take center stage on the big day, but they will, most likely, be the most important flowers you will ever choose.  Your bouquet will be immortalized in your wedding photographs too. Choosing your wedding flowers is never a trivial matter and with so many styles to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This guide to the 7 types of wedding bouquets is the perfect place to start when considering what style will best complement your wedding dress.

1. Biedermeier Bouquet

Biedermeier Bouquet

The Biedermeier Bouquet is a tightly wrapped bridal bouquet, arranged in a circular pattern with different colored flowers. Typically each ring is made up of one distinct flower type, creating dramatic visual impact, which has proved popular with brides who want to really make a statement on their big day.

2. Composite Flower Bouquet

Composite Flower Bouquet

The Composite Flower Bouquet, or Carmen Rose, as it is sometimes known, is one of the more modern types of bridal bouquets. In this type of arrangement, the bouquet is constructed from hundreds of individual petals, wired together to look like one gigantic flower. Though it may appear very simple to the casual observer, this is a very specialized type of bouquet and can prove to be one of the most expensive simply because of the hours of work that go into creating it.

3. Nosegay Bouquet

Nosegay Bouquet

The Nosegay bouquet, also known as the tussie-mussie, has been around since the Middle Ages. Round-shaped and densely packed with flowers, this style of bridal bouquet traditionally features a handful of central flowers, encircled by ‘filler flowers’ and then framed with fresh herbs. It is usually tightly bound with organza ribbon, making it practical to hold.

4. Pomander Bouquet

Pomander Bouquet

A pomander is a ball of flowers, arranged in floral foam and suspended from a decorative ribbon. Most commonly, this is the arrangement of choice for young flower girls.  However, there’s no reason why the bride herself couldn’t carry one of these splendid arrangements down the aisle.

5. Posy Bouquet

Posy Bouquet

Typically round in shape, the posy bouquet is a popular choice for modern brides as it is easy to handle and often small enough to be carried in one hand. Suitable for almost any type of wedding, this type of bouquet can either be an informal, loose arrangement – perfect for a vintage or country themed wedding – or more tightly constructed for a contemporary twist.

6. Presentation Bouquet

Presentation Bouquet

The Presentation Bouquet is a sheaf of flowers, designed to be cradled in the arms and was a popular style of wedding bouquet at the turn of the twentieth century. This simple style of bouquet typically uses long stemmed flowers such as Calla lilies or roses and has become a popular choice for the modern bride, owing to its chic appearance and the influence of period dramas such as Downton Abbey.

7. Shower Bouquet

Shower Bouquet

Perhaps the most traditional style of all wedding bouquets, the shower bouquet is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. It is designed to gracefully flow out of the bride’s hands. This cascading style was made popular by Princess Diana in the 1980’s and has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years. Almost any type of flower can be included in this type of arrangement, which is often enhanced with trailing ivy and fresh foliage.

No matter why type of wedding bouquet you choose, given the above examples, I know that your’s will be gorgeous.  These 7 types of wedding bouquets are very inspiring.  As you walk down the aisle, everyone will marvel at your beauty and the stunning wedding bouquet that you have chosen.

Bridal Hair Accessories to Complete Your Look

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No bridal look is complete without the finishing touches.  Bridal hair accessories is a great way to polish your look as a bride.  Whether it’s a simple crystal hair comb or a more elaborate hair band, I have compiled a list of different hair accessories to assist you with you wedding planning.  I hope that you find inspiration in the examples below.

1. Hair Combs and Pins

Hair combs and pins are perfect accents to an up-do.  They create a more beautiful hairstyle and shows attention to detail.

2. Flower Crowns & Combs

If you’re planning a bohemian-themed wedding, a flower crown or comb might be just the touch that your wedding needs.  Flowers are from nature, thus catering to your wedding’s earthy vibe.

3. Hair Vines

Hair vines are some of the most beautiful additions to any bride’s hair.  They can be woven into the hair by braid or pin.  It’s important to keep it sturdy as hair vines are more complex that other bridal hair accessories.

4. Tiaras and Headbands

Adding a tiara or headband full of crystals and pearls creates a romantic feel to your bridal look.  It’s ornate and shows that you are, undoubtedly, the center of attention.  You are the queen and this is your day!

5. Headpieces

Adding to the glamour of the day are headpieces.  They really “pop” when worn with either a simple or ornate gown.  Some brides like to wear a simpler dress to put the focus on her and the headpiece.  Other brides like an ornate gown along with their headpiece to show off the entire look.  Either way, the bride exudes confidence and it’s the perfect choice!

8 Bridal Trends for Fall 2018

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Fall weddings are gorgeous and, with the wedding perfect dress, they are stunning.  Let your wedding join the ranks of this spectacular season by reviewing the eight (8) most popular trends from the Fall runways that I’ve listed below.  Regardless of the trends, there is certain to be some wedding dress that is just right for you so don’t be discouraged if none of these trends suit you.  Keeping searching!

1. Ball Gowns

If you have a flair for the dramatic and are looking to make and entrance, a ball gown might be a great choice.  There were plenty of them on the Fall 2018 Bridal runways so your choices are plenty.  You can add some sophistication to the ball gown by wearing tulle or jacquard to the gown.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

Legends by Romona Keveza

Legends by Romona Keveza

2. Bows

Do you want a wedding gown that is even more feminine?  Add one or two or more bows to your wedding dress and voilà!  Your wedding dress is ornate and even more beautiful.  The presence of bows was ubiquitous on the runways and it’s not a trend that will leave anytime soon.  So if you’re up for bows, enjoy!  Note below that the Viktor and Rolf wedding dress is also a ball gown satisfying two trends in one wedding dress!

Amsale

Amsale

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf

3. Capes and Jackets

Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter is the perfect alternative: It still adds dimension to your gown, but it feels modern. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or jacket for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to reveal a different look for your reception.

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

4. Halter Necklines

Put the emphasis on your face and show off your shoulders in a dress with an elegant halter neckline. This more modest style also works for a range of body types, as it flatters the upper body and offers additional support for bustier brides.

Lazaro

Lazaro

Romona Keveza Collection

Romona Keveza Collection

5. High Collars

A high collar gives off a very high-fashion look. Scalloped lace will give you a regal feel.  For a modern style, select a high collar made of tulle or satin. Statement earrings and a windswept updo perfectly complement this buttoned-up trend.

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Lian Carlo

Lian Carlo

6. Pink Dresses

The millennial pink trend has taken over bridal fashion. This versatile “it” hue appeared in almost every collection, running the gamut from splashy deep pink embroideries to more ethereal shades of blush and mauve.

Gracy Accad

Gracy Accad

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

7. Slip Dresses

The slinky, curve-skimming slip dress is back on trend. Go for timeless glamour à la Carolyn Bessette Kennedy with a simple, heavy crepe style, or go bohemian with a lace embellished bodice. Either way, this silhouette is effortlessly sophisticated.

Christos

Christos

Wtoo

Wtoo

8. Split Sleeves

Sheer, split sleeves (long sleeves that split for a streamer-like effect) are a gorgeous way to make an ethereal statement and add movement to your gown. Choose a lace sheath gown with fluttery streamer details or pair the split sleeves with a sultry mermaid-style dress for a romantic look.

Pronovias

Pronovias

Check Out My “Wedding Dresses” Pinterest Board for More Inspiration!