This week on With Love from Corinthia our post is all about choosing a beautiful bouquet!

Picking your wedding bouquet can be a bit bewildering with endless styles to choose from. It’s up to you to decide which style complements your gown and ceremony style but don’t forget your florist is there to help.

Today we are going to concentrate on 10 of the most popular and contemporary styles of bridal bouquets:

  1. Hand-tied Posy
  2. Nosegay
  3. Rustic
  4. Cascade
  5. Wand
  6. Fine Art
  7. Arm Bouquet
  8. Teardrop
  9. Pomander
  10. Bag/basket Bouquet

Hand-Tied Posy

A classic and timeless style of bouquet which remains the set request from the bride who wants simplicity with minimal distraction.  A hand-tied posy can be made up of a variety of flowers such as peonies, ranunculus, and sweet peas, or kept to a single type of flower such as roses. Foliage is kept to a minimum and generally only used on the edge of the bouquet. These also make great bridesmaid bouquets!

Hand Tied Posy


Also known as a ‘tussie mussie’ – this style is very similar to the hand-tied posy but is smaller and often slightly scented. These posies make ideal bridesmaid bouquets or even thank you gifts to those extra special loved ones you want to acknowledge. Nosegays are round with a tightly packed selection of flowers, more greenery, and due to their smaller size are also perfect for the more petite bride.



The rustic bouquet is potentially the most popular style at the moment and looking ahead to 2016, I am sure we will be seeing even more of these interesting styles of blooms.

Perfect for the more boho bride, this bouquet is a little more unique and steps away from the usual neat and tightly-packed structures with a less formal approach. You can be as adventurous as you like with these whether it is a loose yet luxurious style or a real collection of country and wild foliage.



Often referred to as the most formal and traditional style of bouquet for a bride to carry, the cascade bouquet is designed to spill over the bride’s hands and offers a sophisticated look. This is a very versatile style as you can pick an arrangement to suit your personal style or it can add a bit of drama to a more simple and elegant bridal look.



Wand or sceptre bouquets are very small and lightweight – perfect for flower girls or the bride who prefers a simple effect.

wand bouquet

Fine Art

This extravagant bouquet is similar to the rustic style, although much larger. These fine art bouquets are all about the organic and foraged look with a base of foliage and minimal structure. Perfect for the bride who wants to make a statement, you can include a wide range of flowers, foliage, and berries or even make it more unique by experimenting with different types of ribbon and yarn.

Fine art

Arm Bouquet

An arm bouquet is a horizontal arrangement of flowers that is carried in the crook of the arm. These are much less common but are a great way to show off long-stemmed flowers such as calla lilies, tulips and delphiniums. Very popular in the 1930s this style will bring a touch of vintage glamour and can look very elegant.

Arm bouquet


This style is making a bit of a come-back where it was very popular in the 70s and 80s. The Teardrop is similar to the cascade bouquet however individual flowers are wired to trail down and form a teardrop shape. More recently teardrop bouquets have had a looser shape and are very versatile in the choice of flowers and texture. Roses, orchids and lilies are all perfect in a teardrop bouquet.

Brides white lilies and roses.


The pomander bouquet is another great style for bridesmaids and flower girls. These spheres of blooms include a ribbon handle to hold or go over the arm and can therefore easily be used again during the reception looped over chairs.



The basket is a more unusual twist on the bridal bouquet and is often used in open air or garden settings – the perfect style for a rustic or boho themed wedding. These are also ideal for flower girls and can be on display during the reception.


We hope this post has given you some ideas and inspiration on how to pick your perfect bouquet! Come and visit our in-house florist By Appointment Only Design for more advice. We would also love for you to share more floral inspiration with us on Instagram.

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