Decoding your bouquet style: How different shapes create different impressions

Selecting a bouquet is an important decision (as are so many others in the wedding planning process). Your bouquet is an accessory, as well as a decor element. It’s where you begin to incorporate wedding style & color. And for some, sentimental meaning. From carrying a rose bouquet like your grandmother to including freesia for innocence and friendship, your bouquet is the most personal flower choice you’ll make on your wedding day.

The size, shape, color and floral selection in your bouquet all matter for conveying your wedding “theme”

Posy – The timeless option that most people think of when they say “bouquet of flowers”. A “tight” yet slightly organic style bouquet with lots of blooms, often hand tied or wrapped. We consider this the most popular for modern weddings. 

Round –  The other timeless option that many people immediately think of when referring to a wedding bouquet. This is a “dome” of flowers in a very tight, round ball shape. However, this isnt’ to be confused with the pomander, because the stems are still included. They’re usually wrapped pretty tight with ribbon, lace, twine, etc. 

Cascade – We’re seeing a BIG comeback with cascading bouquets. This what what almost every bride married in the 70s and 80s had. Bountiful blooms cascading down the front. Large and in charge. Princess Diana’s has been one of the most memorable cascading bouquets. 

Hand tied (aka garden style) – some people may refer to this style as bohemian, and we must admit, it does have a strong boho vibe. The nature of the design is very free form, loose and organic, with flowing, cascading ribbons and soft ‘edges”. It’s been a popular choice over the last couple of years and we don’t see any major changes in the near future. A greenery bouquet often fits into this category as well. 

Nosegay  – A small bouquet, also known as a tussie-mussie.  These are really just bouquets that are smaller in size from the brides, great for mothers, grandmothers, flower girls and even bridesmaids. They’re usually in a more rounded or hand-tied style and often compared or confused with a posy. They’re very similar. 

Pomander – This is an adorable option that is often seen carried by flower girls. It’s a full rounded circular bouquet suspended/hanging from a ribbon. Usually a single color of hydrangea or roses. 

Composite –  One giant flower! If you’ve ever pictured yourself walking down the aisle with a single stem but would prefer it to be the size of a more “traditional bouquet”, a composite style is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s basically a deconstructed and reconstructed flower.  The best example would be a rose. We take hundreds of petals and recreate the “rose” in a gigantic, no way you could find this in nature, size. It’s quite the statement piece!

We think this article by Inside Weddings gives some great examples of what we’ve described above. 

Although not defined yet, we’re also seeing a trend for bridesmaids to carry something a touch different- from a geometric open terrarium to a wire wreath with floral accents, couples are breaking the bouquet mold and trying something completely different! We’re ALL for expressing individuality and always up for a good challenge 😉 

We specialize in floral artistry in all shapes, styles & sizes. We pride ourselves on creating the style that is best suited for our couple’s preference! We’d love to show you our portfolio and discuss YOUR perfect bouquet! Contact us today to schedule your free consult in the studio (or via video chat). 

St. Augustine Wedding Florist | Timeless St. Augustine Wedding at Treasury on the Plaza

Paul & Nateesha’s timeless wedding day hosted at two downtown St. Augustine venues- the Cathedral Basilica and Treasury on the Plaza.   The vendor team was fantastic, the decor choices beautiful and the ambiance perfection! 

Fantasy Floral Details

Nateesha’s bouquet was created in a cascading style in all white florals & greenery. The arrangement included lisianthus, cushion mums, caspia, as well as eucalyptus, ivy, and fern. 

It doesn’t get more timeless than monochromatic florals and metallics. By opting for this foundational palette, it’s easy to “modernize” the design with flower choice or floral silhouette. Nateesha’s bouquet ultimately had a “spring-y” boho vibe and we think it all turned out so lovely!

Bridesmaids carried hydrangea & greenery – it contrasted beautifully with their smokey gray floor-length bridesmaids gowns (aren’t the various necklines & strap details fabulous?!).. 

For the reception, the couple took advantage of the sky-high ceilings and clean, crisp, modern architecture, by deciding on tall centerpieces (Yay! We LOVE this style)! 

Centerpieces were fashioned on a tall silver candle stand with lots of cascading greenery and lush, full hydrangea, as well as a variety of delicate white blooms for texture and dimension.  This makes a big statement while keeping your sightline relatively clear for your guests. 

The head table (and another family style table) was lined in a white floral garland and accented with a “K” flower monogram.  

St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza
St. Augustine Wedding, Treasury on the Plaza

Creative Team:

St. Augustine Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica
St. Augustine Wedding Venue: Treasury on the Plaza
Photography: Monarch Studios (Zach) 
Makeup and Hair: Paulina Perez  
Catering: Davoli’s

Enchanting Coastal Wedding at The Treasury On The Plaza

Romance is in the air with Alyson & Bryan’s Enchanting Coastal Wedding.

Today we are so excited to share with you this Enchanting Coastal Wedding. From bridal bouquets to centerpieces we have adorned every aspect of this beautiful day with our blooms! Speaking of bridal bouquets Alyson’s bouquet was created with white hydrangea, roses & soft orchids. Each bridesmaids bouquet was a cluster of white hydrangea with roses nestled in between. Bryan was a dashing groom in his black tux accented with a white orchid boutonniere. 

Alyson & Bryan chose The Treasury on The Plaza as their reception venue. The Treasury on The Plaza is one of the most sought after wedding locations in St. Augustine. In the entryway to the reception guests were greeted with tall glass pillar holders filled with blooms of hydrangea & glistening candlelight set beside the sweetest guest book frame of signed hearts from their loved ones.

The reception hall looked completely enchanting from the shimmering table linens and dinnerware to the towering gold centerpieces that decorated the dining tables. Set in front of the historical 1927 vault,  Alyson & Bryan’s sweetheart table featured a glittering table cloth of blue as the backdrop for more of our gorgeous flowers.  White and blue hydrangea along with quicksand roses, dark purple Dendrobium orchid’s, amnesia roses, burgundy Cymbidium orchid’s, ivory roses, black bocarra roses, memoryLane roses & burgundy mums came together for the most romantic centerpieces. Lovely Mr. & Mrs. wooden signs finished off the look for their table. The amazing gold stands were decorated using the same flowers and each one was then draped with Ivory pearls.

As they all danced the night away & had the most illuminating exit we can honestly say that Alyson & Bryan’s wedding was nothing short of fabulous! 

From our bride Alyson: ‘I cannot rave about Susan and Amy enough!! They were absolutely amazing and their vision exceeded my expectations. Their work is worth every penny and I wouldn’t have traded them for the world! Thank you for all that you did for our special day on 01/21/2017 ‘.


Creative Team:

Photography: Native Expressions

Planning: The Wedding Authority

Cake: Sweet Weddings Cakes

Venue: Treasury On The Plaza

Flowers: A Fantasy in Flowers

Videographer: Coastal Creations Video

Entertainment: The RiverTown Band

St. Augustine Wedding Florist | River House | Chris & Janice

Chris & Janice had a beautiful wedding at one of our favorite venues in St. Augustine right along the river. The River House provides majestic like views and it surely makes our job that much easier when we get to set up our florals. Janice opted to go for hues of light pink & ivory for her wedding day florals and we just love how beautiful she looks as well as her bridal party with our bouquets. We also provided florals for the ceremony arch as well as all of the florals for the reception. In order to match their Italian theme for the their wedding, we added olive branches to everything for the greenery, even on the cake!

Stunning photos by Rob Futrell, Planning by Kristina Kopecki of Kristina’s Creations, & of course, florals by A Fantasy in Flowers

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