What Should Flower Bouquets Ideally Contain?

By: Tristan M Hahn

A flower bouquet is essentially a collection of flowers in a creative arrangement. It is an art that seems to be quite easy, but once you take to do it, you might find it the most cumbersome. That is part of the reason why there are few florists in the world. But still, if you wish to prepare one just for the sake of bringing about a smile on that special someone's lips, you must know what comprises an entire bouquet. However, obviously, the arrangement part will depend upon your creative skills.

Handheld bouquets are commonly differentiated into three types nosegay, crescent, and cascading bouquets. A nosegay bouquet is more commonly known as a 'tussie-mussie', or a talking bouquet. The term 'nosegay' emerged in the fifteenth century Middle English as a combination of 'nose' and 'gay', which meant ornament back then. So 'nosegay' typically means an ornament that appeals to the nose or nostril. In the Victorian era, the nosegays were a popular gift and the tradition of wedding nosegays lives on even today. A nosegay bouquet ideally consists of colorful roses arranged together in a bunch, and wrapped around the stems. However, many other variations of nosegays have turned up today. So you may include anything from a simple flower to an alluring herb.

As the name suggests, crescent bouquets are shaped like the crescent moon. Hence, ideally they should consist of white flowers curved beautifully around a narrow pot. Just so that you might get the idea of arranging the bouquet, imagine someone holding a horizontally drooping plant in his hand. Now you might think that such bouquets are used as wreaths. However, wreaths are completely circular, while crescent is almost half-circular. So don't hesitate to present it to your loved one; he/she is sure to love it.

Cascading bouquets, unlike the crescent and the nosegay ones, are specifically used at weddings. A cascading bouquet is bulky at the top where the bride holds it, and starts thinning out downwards. Thus, it kind of makes a 'V' shape from afar. Now, the flowers used in this bouquet should not arbitrary. You should try and match the flowers in your bouquet to the flowers used in your wedding. It doesn't really matter what the other flowers are, so long as a major number of flowers are the same. Yes, you can mix and match different flowers in one bouquet. Cascading bouquets are usually adorned with roses, tiger lilies, calla lilies, and orchids, or any combination of these. You may try and experiment, but don't go too far, since it's your wedding in the first place.

Another kind of wedding bouquet is the round one. It is quite similar to the nosegay, but different in a way that the flowers in the round bouquets are carefully arranged in a round shape. Additionally, you may use any kind of flowers in the nosegay, but round bouquets call for flowers that are round in shape, and usually don't have flat petals. Roses match the description perfectly. Also, remember to use baby's breath to enhance the beauty of each flower.

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