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Best Bouquet Shape and Style for Your Wedding Dress Silhouette

Not sure which bouquet shape or style will compliment your wedding dress or outfit the best?

From all things A-line to tailored suits, we've got you covered!

As a luxury wedding florist based in London, we've had the honour of working with some big names, planning spectacular weddings around the world; as well as working alongside leaders in the fashion industry including Burberry, Vogue, Stella McCartney and more.

You can count on us, not only to provide innovatively designed and responsibly crafted florals but for a fashion-forward approach that fits with your heart's desires.

Ready to discover the best wedding bouquet choices for your dress or wedding outfit?

Remember - it's not one dress shape fits all, every bride and wedding is different but here you'll find the inspiration you need to get you started!

The Best Bouquet Shape & Style for Your Wedding Outfit

1. Classic A-Line with Timeless Blooms

The A-line is a classic style of wedding dress that has stood the test of time, and for as good reason - they're stunning!

Elegant, classy, and ethereal!

We always recommend that the best bouquet shape and style to complement this dress style has a lot to do with the neck-line.

The bouquet's job in this case is to balance the top and bottom half of the dress.
For V-necks, a V-shaped bouquet like the one above works in harmony to highlight the ornate detailing at the top half of the dress without detracting from the flowing A-line below.

For most A-line dresses medium bouquet shapes and styles are usually the perfect sizes to compliment the style of the dress.

The stunning simplicity that A-lines add means you can play around with pops of colour and textures that tie in beautifully with your venue to add interest.

Hand-tied bouquet types work brilliantly too for that freshly-picked feel!

2. Column Dresses With Smaller Bouquet Shapes

Sheath-style wedding dresses are a modern take on the traditional wedding dress that work beautifully with lean and athletic figures.

Column dresses are some of our favourites - minimalist and oh-so-elegant.

Whether your dress is figure-hugging or drops straight to the floor our favourite bouquet shapes for this style tend to be on the smaller side and oftentimes round to contrast the rectangular lines.

Bouquets composed of the same flowers and colour palette offer a timeless and classic look.

While texture and colour can also work well depending on your venue choice, dress detailing, and location.

We're here to help guide you and make suggestions.

TOP TIP: if possible, when we meet you at your chosen venue bring a sample of your wedding outfit fabric so we can match it perfectly with the flowers.

3. Stunning Ballgown with Big Bouquet Styling

Without the proper guidance, ballroom gowns are an easy one for brides to get wrong.

They can very easily become over the top (and not in a good way), or the bouquet gets lost behind the dress.

How do you get it right?

Big blooms mixed in with smaller daintier blooms that accentuate the colours and textures of your day are a great way to keep the middle ground between size and statement.

Consider ballgown bouquets finished with a wide ribbon to center the bold look and tie it all together beautifully.
Classic blooms are a popular choice to pair with this classic dress style - roses being the obvious choice.

Though, when coupled with more unusual choices like anemones, or baby's breath it can make for an incredibly dynamic and standout arrangement.

4. Mermaid Magic with a Cascading Florals

Mermaid, or trumpet, wedding dresses have a dynamic look with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt.

Bouquet sizes and styles should be chosen to accentuate this distinctive dress design.

If you're dreaming of lush and dramatic florals, we'd recommend a cascading bouquet that draws the eye downward to the unique shape of the dress.
Though, if your dress is incredibly detailed (like the one pictured above) a cascading bouquet would have been too overbearing to the overall look - there's A LOT going on.

Instead, we opted for a smaller version of the larger grounded installations that made a statement through the grounds of the opulent Euridge Manor.

Using just a few focus flowers the bouquet is largely made up of clouds of gyp chosen to highlight the beading and whimsical nature of the dress.

Remember, it's not one solution that fits all. It takes a thorough, meticulous and well-thought-out approach for the best results.

5. Playful Short Hemlines with Posies

Opting for a shorter hemline?

We love your playful style - and your bouquet should reflect this too.

If they're a good fit with your venue pastel colours work great in this case.

Tea-length wedding dresses or fun playsuits are perfect for hot summer months or warmer locations.

When you're choosing a bouquet it's important not to overpower your wedding outfit.

So, when it comes to short hemlines dainty posies are a perfect choice.
For the unconventional bride, we love a single stem to make a statement!

Mini flower arrangements always work well with shorter wedding dresses.

And, keeping it simple and delicate is a good idea too.

Want to add a little extra elegance to your flowers?

Attach a long trailing ribbon!

6. Modern Wedding Suits with Statement Flower Designs

Not every bride chooses to wear a dress for her big day.

For the contemporary bride, wedding suits are on the rise - and we're here for it!

Nothing says confidence quite like a wedding suit.

Wedding suits are a great opportunity to push the boundaries of what's possible for your wedding bouquet, it should be bold, individualist, modern, and undeniably powerful.

A modern shape is a must whether that be a crescent bouquet or a design that has unexpected elements or flowers, and does not adhere to tradition.
When wearing a wedding suit, you may not always be with your bouquet.

That's why we advise you shouldn't rely solely on the bouquet to tie the look together.

Oftentimes, we recommend hairpieces or statement floral jewellery to match so that anyone who sees you on your special day knows that this isn't just any gorgeous suit - it's your wedding suit.

7. Drop-Waist Elegance with Adaptable Blooms

We adore drop-waist dresses as they offer so much freedom in terms of what shapes and styles can work wonderfully.

The good news? Pretty much anything goes.

Though it takes a skilful florist to make the best of it!

Again, of course, things to consider include, detailing, fabric choice, colour palette, location, venue, etc.

We do usually recommend medium bouquets as the perfect size for this style.

For stately or city weddings a chic modern orchid selection for this dress design would work beautifully.

If you're opting for a more rustic/country look try big blousy blooms with loose foliage like the bouquet pictured above.

8. What to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Bouquet

We've shown how important your wedding dress silhouette is when you're choosing your bouquet.

Though we want to remind you, it's not one dress shape or style fits all.

Every bride is different.

Every wedding requires a unique and tailored approach.

Keep in mind your wedding theme and colours

When you plan your wedding you'll decide on the colours and themes you want to adopt.

Your wedding bouquet should tie into this and complement every element from the venue, fabrics, tablescape and more!
Flowers by Blooming Haus
Wondering which flowers are the best fit for your wedding theme?

No problem.

We'll work with your chosen wedding vendors or make valuable suggestions to help you create holistic 360 wedding day aesthetics that ooze high-level design and style.

Choose seasonal flowers for your bouquet

Choosing seasonal blooms for your wedding bouquet has two main benefits:

- Your choice is sustainable because the flowers are available locally so you don't create a large carbon footprint from transportation.

- You get more from your budget as it's less expensive to source flowers locally.

At Blooming Haus, we're passionate about sustainability.

And, we love advising couples about flowers that are in season.

For example, tulips add a pop of colour to bouquets for a spring wedding.
We'll create a seasonal wedding bouquet for you that doesn't compromise on your heart's desires.

While employing sustainable practices along the way.

This includes:

- Planting a tree in your name.
- Working with local flower suppliers.
- Recycling flower packaging and resuing flower buckets.
- Composting organic waste.
- Use probiotic cleaning products where possible.

Ensure you can hold your flowers easily

Your wedding day is one of the most special times of your life.

So, you want to make sure you're as comfortable as possible.

Choosing a bouquet that you can hold easily is a major part of this.
If you're confident in your hold on your flowers this helps you to relax.

It also improves your posture which enhances your wedding photos.

Don't forget allergies

Allergies can be a nightmare.

And, they could potentially ruin your wedding if you don't think carefully about the flowers you choose for your bouquet and other wedding floral creations.

Remember, that it's not just your allergies you need to consider but anyone that is likely to come into close contact with your bouquet.
Concerned about choosing flowers that don't provoke an allergic reaction?

We'll help you.

The team at Blooming Haus will take account of any allergies as part of your wedding floral planning.

And, we'll source anti-allergen flowers for your wedding bouquet, table centrepieces, and other design features.

Ready to Start Designing Your Perfect Wedding Bouquet?

Ready to design the perfect bouquet for your wedding dress silhouette?

That's excellent news.

We'll help you put the advice in this post to use.

And we'll make sure your bouquet complements and enhances the look of your dress.
That's not all...

We'll ensure your bouquet, and other wedding florals, complement the theme and colours of your wedding.

So, your overall look is as perfect, cohesive, and romantic as you could have ever dreamed!
Our wedding flowers service is personalised and we pay strict attention to detail.

So, you can be sure that every tiny detail will be as you want it.

Call us on 020 3389 9609 to start planning the design of your wedding bouquet and other wedding flower installations.

Or, send an email to contact@bloominghaus.com.

We're excited to be part of your wedding planning journey.

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