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Flower cages and box forms allow designers to fashion flowers for wedding arches, aisle decorations, pews, and wedding cakes. They supply a source of moisture and help keep the flowers fresh.
Large over sized vases, urns basket and branches are available for altar or wedding site décor. Often these items are rentals.
Centerpieces for the reception can vary from round traditional circular arrangements to exotic dishes of flowers on pedestals to unique topiaries and tall willowy branches or tall straight twigs.
Small Basket, Nosegay, Tussie Mussie, and Pocketbook of Flowers
All are miniature designs and can be used in any circumstance, but are most often used for the flower girl or junior bridesmaid. A tussie mussie is a tiny bouquet arranged in a small holder which is usually silver plated – only 3 to 5 inches in size.
Single and Triple Flowers to be Carried Alone
A single flower or three flowers arranged with greens to rest on the forearm and held in the hand at the binding point, where flowers are tied together with ribbon. This looks lovely with long graceful flowers like delphinium, calla lilies, or orchids. It can be a great way to have expensive flowers, inexpensively.
Pin on Corsage
Worn on the woman’s left front shoulder or can be pinned on a purse or clutch bag. It usually consists of two sometimes three prominent flowers like roses and a small sprig of filler flower and a sprig of greens. It may or may not have a bow.
A contemporary pin on corsage or can be a boutonnière, which has smaller flowers and is characterized by the use of wire and/or beads or pearls incorporated into the design. Great design when a whimsical or funky affect is desired.
The pomander bouquet is simply a ball of flowers suspended from a looped ribbon. The pomander is created by inserting the flower stems into a globed base and is held by the ribbon or slipped over the wrist. This is a suitable bouquet for flower girls.
A single flower with minimal greenery worn pinned to the left lapel of a gentleman.
Hand Tied Bouquets
Flowers are arranged with stems in a criss-crossed manner with the general shape of the bouquet being round. Often referred to as a “Martha Stewart style”. This style works well if a traditional shape or Victorian or country wildflower look is desired. These bouquets need to be kept in a water source until just before they are to be held for pictures or going down the aisle.
Bouquet Holder Arranged Bouquet
The flowers are arranged by placing them stem by stem into a floral foam filled ball which is fixed atop a handle. This allows more structured design, more variation in style and even some unusual placements of certain flowers. This type of bouquet is multi-dimensional. Common styles are teardrop shape, curved shape and draping with ivy or flexible flowers such as dendrobium orchids. A bouquet holder allows the flowers to have a constant water source so they stay fresh longer.
Also known as a teardrop bouquet, the cascade is a long sweeping flow of flowers waterfalling from the central bouquet. This dramatic look continues to be a favorite of brides and is often composed of many varities of flowers.
Also known as a free form bouquet, the contemporary bouquet doesn't follow any traditional rule of flower arrangement and is noted for its unconventional and striking appearance.
Also known as a Colonial bouquet, the round is a large, formal and circular bouquet. It does not always have to be perfectly round and can either be designed in a tight bunch or more loosely for a more relaxed look.
A Velcro form or bracelet with the flower attached to lie on top of the wrist like the face of a watch. The flowers used in a wristlet are usually smaller in size than flowers in a pin on corsage – example- spray roses instead of full size roses used in a corsage.
A smaller and less ornate version of your wedding bouquet, perfect for the bouquet-tossing ceremony at your reception.