By Marieta, from the blog Quiero una boda perfecta, LoveHunter.
Peonies, daisies, succulent, paniculata, gerberas, roses, hydrangeas, tulips, ranunculus, lavender, buttercups… There are a thousand and one types of flowers, which makes deciding on your perfect bridal bouquet a difficult task. Once you have selected your flowers you need to choose the shape of your arrangement. Do you want a cascade, an asymmetric design or something really modern? To help you make the right choice, today’s post is a rundown of different types of bridal bouquet and some tips on which look best with each style of dress so you can be confident that you look your absolute best on your wedding day.
In olden times, bridal bouquets were bunches of aromatic herbs which symbolised the couple’s new life together. They were magical items which were thought to have an influence on married life. Later, in 1840, when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxony, this type of arrangement was rejected in favour of fresh flowers. Each flower had a meaning and different blooms were used to send secret messages. Over the years, this symbolism has been forgotten and although the bridal bouquet is still an essential finishing touch to the look, it is now there for decorative purposes.