Arranging bouquets is a real art. It is not enough to simply put together suitable flowers: an armful of roses or daisies can not be considered a complete composition. The correctly selected shape of a bouquet can emphasize the beauty of flowers.
A skilful composition can be compared with architecture or sculpture: the color and the size of the receptacle, the height and the line of the stems – it all counts.
Round and spherical bouquets
This shape allows one to see the flowers on all sides. Before arranging such a bouquet all flowers are sorted: long straight stems are placed in the center and the curved ones – on the side. In doing so the stems should not intersect and get tangled. The inflorescences are turned to the outside, because not a single flower should be hiding inside. Greenery can be positioned both around a bouquet and between the flowers.
Roses, tulips, carnations, violets, hydrangeas, peonies and asters are suitable for a round bouquet. Such bouquets are composed quite densely, but they have a light and airy look. The round shape is considered a classic and it is often used in a wedding floristry. It is this bouquet that stylists advise to choose for a bride with a magnificent dress.
Round bouquets are elegant and tender
The stems of flowers for a single-sided bouquet should be of different lengths: the longest ones are put in the middle and are framed by the shorter flowers. As a result we get a triangular-shaped bouquet tending upwards. Flowers fill only the outer side of a bouquet, and the back is usually laid out with greenery.
Tall and straight flowers fit perfectly here. These are the gladioli, calla lilies, amaryllises and anthuriums. Roses, lilies and irises may complement the composition. The combination of textures, such as smooth petals and velvety leaves, looks really good. Such bouquet is a nice gift for a birthday, an anniversary and other celebrations.
The gladioli are popular flowers for a single-sided bouquet.
Plants with flexible and curly shoots, which are arranged on a decorative wire, are used for a flowing bouquet. It may be in the form of an arc or a drop and resemble a waterfall. As a rule, large bright flowers (peonies, peony roses) are placed in the middle of a bouquet, and the smaller ones – on the edges. An amaranth, a plant with drooping buds, and ruskus, lush greenery with oblong leaves, will embellish such bouquet perfectly.
A cascade bouquet will suit a tall bride, it will fit ideally with a light and flowing dress and will adorn any “rustic” style wedding.
A “trail” of a cascade bouquet may be small, in that case it is suitable for short brides
Glamelia is one of the most unusual and romantic bouquets. It is made of many petals put together with glue. Eventually they turn into one big flower. The gladioli, roses and lilies are most often used for a glamelia, as these flowers are the most lasting and keep their freshness for a long time.
The shape of a glamelia may vary from a classic circle to an extravagant star
Another unusual variation of a wedding bouquet is a fan. The flowers are assembled together with glue. The fan can be gathered from any flowers, lush or not. The convenience of this bouquet is that it comfortably fits into one’s hand and it is usually lighter as compared to other compositions. In addition, you can just put the fan down and not be afraid that the flowers will become rumpled.
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The fan-bouquet will fit with any kind of dress: both a strict one and a delicate lace dress.
All bouquets mentioned above are symmetrical. There are also asymmetrical forms such as a triangle, a crescent. Such bouquets and compositions can be used as a gift or a decoration.