A flower bouquet is a collection of flowers in a creative arrangement. It may be handheld or arranged as décor in homes and office buildings. It may also be arranged in either traditional or modern styles. In addition, it can also be given as a gift on special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. Furthermore, symbolisms may also be attached depending on the type of flowers used as defined by one’s culture.
In this article, we will be discussing the best five bouquet arrangements available in the market. The list is as follow:
1) Posy Bouquet
The Posy bouquet is small in size, round in shape and can easily be held in one hand. It is typically given as a gift and has been in existence since the medieval period; when they were carried or worn around the head or body. There are essentially two types. The first would be the loose, hand-tied and unstructured ones while the second type would be formal as stems of flowers are removed and replaced with florists’ wire. This is then constructed into a lighter posy with easy-to-hold handles.
2) Biedermeier Bouquet
The roots of the Biedermeier bouquet can be traced to the late 1800s of Switzerland where oranges and lemon peels were added for extra fragrance. The blooms in this type of bouquet are tightly structured and carefully-arranged in a circular pattern of different types of flowers, with each ring containing one type of flower. In addition, this European-influenced bouquet is quite similar to the Nosegay bouquet and has recently been named for a German style of interior design.
3) Arm Sheaf Bouquet
The Arm Sheaf bouquet initially gained recognition in the early 1900s under the name Bernhardt bouquet, after being presented to Sarah Bernhardt, a popular actress during that time. This type of bouquet is typically utilized for presentations, recognition of awards and other related ceremonies. Characterized by long-stemmed flowers and foliages, the arm sheaf bouquet is a stunning alternative to the more traditional ones in these modern times. It may come as single-ended with stems showing at one end or as double-ended with no appearing stems. Floral choices include orchids, roses, gladiolas and calla lilies.
4) Cascading Bouquet
The Cascading bouquet is the most traditional and formal of all bouquets. It was a popular choice during the early 1900s until the Second World War. This bouquet is round at the top and pointy at the bottom and can utilize any type of flowers. It is also designed to have a downward effect for a more stylish and sophisticated look. Traditional ones have been renamed The Princess in honor of the late Princess Diana while modern ones are called teardrop or trail bouquets.
5) Basket Bouquet
The Basket Bouquet has flowers arranged in beautifully shaped shallow baskets and has been typically utilized for various purposes like a) weddings, b) church offerings and c) restaurant decorations as centerpiece in a typical table arrangement. In weddings, this bouquet is often carried by flower girls to keep their hands out of mischief. The best thing about it is that any type of flower can be used for arranging a basket bouquet!