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Shapes and Styles of Wedding Bouquets - Florist in Liverpool

Not only is there the colour and flower choices to make about your wedding flowers but there is also the shape of your wedding bouquet.

There are lots of different options of wedding bouquet shape and that shape will reflect your personality the style / theme of the wedding. It will also have to work with the type of wedding dress that you have whether full skirt plain or embellished. 

Here we have listed the most popular shapes you can have:

Round Posy Hand Tied Wedding Bouquet

This is by far the most common shape of bouquet and it can be done in a number of different styles depending on your wedding such as:

Classic Posy 

This is the more traditional style and usually includes one or two types of flowers tightly packed into a posy style bouquet. Colours tend to be limited to one or 2 only. Depending on the wedding style and theme you may want to dress this up with diamantes and pearls. It looks particular good against A-line dresses but will suit most dress shapes.

Classic Posy of White Roses and Gyp

Loose round just-picked

This bouquet is a more relaxed version of the classic posy but with a just-picked look (not too messy). It usually includes at least 3-4 types of flowers. Its a style that suits all wedding dress styles. More colour is usually brought into this style of bouquet.

Loose round just picked wedding bouquet

Wild and Rustic

This style is very on-trend and takes the just picked look to a new level. With lots of colours and textures created by flowers greenery and seedheads. It is not as formal shaped as the just-picked and has lots of texture. They tend to larger than the classic and loose style posies. This style of bouquet is suited to an outdoor rustic garden themed wedding and is ideal against a more rustic boho style dress.

 Wild and Rustic Wedding Bouquet


Shower Wedding Bouquet

Shower Bouquets is a term used to describe bouquets where the flowers are flowing downwards. These look fabulous with a full skirt on your wedding dress. They can also be 
done in a number of different styles depending on your wedding such as: 

Cascading Shower Bouquets

This can be done with a formal or informal look. It is designed with lots of overflowing flowers and gives a full luscious look.  The more formal designs tend be one colour and to not have much greenery whereas informal can have lots of different textures and greens in the trails.  These bouquets look great with mermaid or fishtail dresses.

White Cascading Shower Bouquet for Bride

Teardrop Shower Bouquets

In this type of shower bouquet the flowers are arranged to create an illusion of an elegant teardrop shape and they narrow at the tip of the bouquet.  The flowers tend to be more tightly packed then the cascading shower with minimal greens.  These look great with 1950 style skirts.

Teardrop Shower Bouquet 

Over Arm Wedding Bouquet

The stems of the flowers in an over arm bridal bouquet are often kept long as the bouquet is designed to rest on the brides arms with the flower heads resting just above the elbow. These can be formal or informal bouquets. 

Formal Over Arm

This bouquet type is usually only a few flowers together or just one type of flower with a more architectural look such as Calla Lilies. This style is particularly suited to long vintage style wedding dresses.Formal Over Arm Wedding Bouquet of Calla Lilies

Informal Over Arm

Informal over arm bouquets are similar to the formal style. The difference is that this type is made up of more flowers and lots of different types giving it a more wild look. Again this bouquet suits a more fitted style vintage dress.

Informal Over Arm Wedding Bouquet in yellow and white


We hope that we have inspired you to think about your wedding flowers. If you would like more inspiration on which bridal bouquet to choose - click to check out all our Click to view Wedding Bouquets on our Wedding Gallery


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