I really had NO idea about the specific names of bouquet types until I went on my extensive florist search.  And when I did do an online search, I found the definitions of bridal bouquet types, but really no pictures that showed an example – which made no sense to me.  I need visuals people! (Now I know you can see visuals on florists sites.)   So, I compiled definitions and pictures that could potentially help you out when meeting with florists or searching DIY methods.  (I’m more of a hand-tied bouquet gal myself…)

Bridal Bouquet Vocab:  (Text by the Knot.com

A nosegay made up of concentric circles of different flowers for a somewhat striped effect.

Beidermeier Bouquet: A nosegay made up of concentric circles of different flowers for a somewhat striped effect.

A waterfall-like spill of blooms and greenery that's anchored in a hand-held base.  Looks like a miniature floral train.

Cascade Bouquet: A waterfall-like spill of blooms and greenery that's anchored in a hand-held base.

A dense bunch of blooms either anchored in a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.  

Classic Hand-tied Bouquet: A dense bunch of blooms either anchored in a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.

 

 

 A handmade creation in which different petals or buds are wired together on a single stem, creating the illusion of one giant flower.

Composite Bouquet: A handmade creation in which different petals or buds are wired together on a single stem, creating the illusion of one giant flower.

A small, round cluster of flowers, all cut to a uniform length, which was all the rage in Victorian times and is enjoying a renaissance today. Usually made with one dominant flower or color, nosegays are wrapped tightly with ribbon or lace for a delicate effect. Or, for an all-out Victorian look, insert the nosegay into a silver carrying cone (also known as a tussy mussy).

Nosegay Bouquet: A small, round cluster of flowers, all cut to a uniform length. Usually made with one dominant flower or color, nosegays are wrapped tightly with ribbon or lace for a delicate effect.

A bloom-covered ball suspended from a ribbon, perfect for child attendants.

Pomander Bouquet: A bloom-covered ball suspended from a ribbon, perfect for child attendants.

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