Wedding Bouquets Flower of the Day: Lisianthus Word of the Day: Nosegay
Color: white, pink, purple, bicolor
Flower stem is phototropic
Many cultivars are available.
Shows ethylene sensitivity.
Medium form or mass flower.
Laterals are good for smaller-scale designs.
All varieties work well in romantic-style arrangements.
Longevity: days 7-14
Sold by: Bunch
A miniature bouquet may be used for bridesmaids bouquets
The look: old-fashioned. Think beauty-pageant winner: Long-stemmed flowers are cradled in the crook of the bride's arm. Best for: retro-themed weddings .
The look: structured. A round bouquet that features concentric rings of flowers that fan out from the center. Best for: hip, cutting-edge events.
The look: free-flowing. Flowers and greenery that spill downward from a base, creating a waterfall effect. Modern cascades have a more compact teardrop shape. Best for: grand, large-scale weddings in a formal setting.
The look: structured. Petals or buds wired or glued together to create one single bloom. Best for: artistic, creative affairs.
The look: loose and casual. The stems of flowers are bound with ribbon or raffia instead of being placed in a foam-filled bouquet holder. Best for: casual affairs.
The look: classic. A tightly-packed, round bouquet. Best for: nearly any type of event.
A hand-held bouquet that has a spherical shape and an attached handle
The look: Victorian. A hand-tied bouquet with stems cut to the same length is placed in a silver, cone-shaped holder. Best for: elegant affairs.
The look: structured and globe-like. A round ball of flowers is attached to a ribbon loop handle. Best for: romantic weddings.
The look: similar to a nosegay but smaller. Best for: corsage alternatives for the bride and groom's mothers and grandmothers.
Less expensive flowers used solely for the traditional bouquet toss.