Now this is always a difficult question as when choosing a bridal bouquet lots of things have to be considered. For example; the style of bouquet with your flower choices, ease of handling i.e. do you feel comfortable holding it and choosing a bouquet that fits with the style and design of the wedding dress. Although fashion can have an effect on your final bouquet choice, it shouldn’t dictate your choice as the factors above are far more important.
How to Choose Your Bouquet
Only yesterday I was chatting to Joanne about her choice of wedding bouquet and the only problem Joanne had was she liked everything and her wedding gown did not dictate one shape of bouquet to another.
However in her quest to narrow down her options, she’d referred to her mothers wedding photo’s of over 30 years and had discovered that her mum held a shower (teardrop) bouquet. Her question to me was are they a popular choice or are they old fashioned?
What’s In Fashion?
This is a popular topic and shower (or teardrop) bouquets, as seen here, have recently come back in fashion. This news pleased Joanne as I think she was slightly nervous about her choice, although she loved it. Some of you may remember that Lady Diana had a huge shower bouquet at her wedding to Prince Charles. This caused an almost immediate trend for large shower bouquets in the 80’s.
This was then replaced in the years following it for a craze for the more relaxed, natural style hand tied posy, which has stayed in fashion for many years.
But just recently we have seen an increase in popularity for the shower bouquet again, and it is certainly now back in fashion. Although we have created many hand tied posies this year we have also made more shower bouquets than ever, so yes they are back.
When Not to Have a Shower Bouquet
The only time I recommend that brides don’t have a shower bouquet is when they have detailing at the front of their dress that may be covered by a shower bouquet. Or if they have a sash or rushed effect to their dress that crosses at an angle across the front of their gown. A shower bouquet would confuse the line of this dress drawing the eye down instead of across as it was intended.
So fashion may play a part in your bouquet choice but don’t let it be the only decision, it’s important to get advice of how it fits in with the design of your dress and the style of your flowers.
As ‘Stargazer’ lilies and the colour pink are two of Joanne’s favourite choices she has chosen a stunning shower bouquet of the lilies, pale pink roses and ivory freesias. All arranged with stunning delicate dark green ruscus leaves and diamante clusters. Now don’t panic if you are worried about the pollen on her dress, all lily pollen is removed by us before we produce this type of bouquet!
Here are some more photos of our bridal bouquets.