wedding flower designs

Picking Your Wedding Flowers

We love flowers because they have the double bonus factor; they’re oh-so-pretty and smell amazing too!

Yet truth be told, the wedding flower selection process can be slightly overwhelming, what with all the exotic names and different seasons. It’s especially tough for those brides venturing away from their flower favourites. Really, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

That’s why we love this easy to understand flower summary. The summary covers popular wedding flowers and will make your life a whole lot easier.


Isn’t this flower summary just wonderful. We discovered some new flower favourites – Chrysanthemum, Astilbe, Sweet pea, and Muscari.

The Wedding Bouquet

Just like there are plenty of beautiful wedding flowers to choose from, so are there different types of wedding bouquets.

Read on for some wedding inspiration and to know all about the six kinds of wedding bouquets. How will you know what suits you best? Remember to take into consideration your dress, your body shape and size, and of course, your wedding theme. If you’re tall, don’t get a tiny bouquet that will get lost in your wedding dress; and if you’re short, don’t get a large bouquet that will overwhelm your size.


1 – Posy bouquet

This classic style is small and round, usually made with smaller flowers that are either tied or wired together. If you want a simple bouquet that will complement, not compete, with your wedding dress, then this is the bouquet for you.

2 – Teardrop bouquet

This is a posy bouquet that has a trail of flowers creating a teardrop shape, with the trail no more than 35cm.

3 – Cascade bouquet

A less structured teardrop bouquet, the cascade is a lot longer and has multiple trails cascading from the top. This is perfect for garden and beach weddings and is usually made with lilies or orchids.

4 – Princess bouquet

For the fairytale princess bride. It is a larger and wider cascade bouquet, with many trails of flowers.

5 – Trail Bouquet

Almost the same size as the princess bouquet, except the only trail is made up of foliage. Extra flowers can be placed throughout the trail, making it less expensive than the princess bouquet. This is fantastic for outdoor weddings.

6 – Arm spray

A casual bouquet style, it is made up of long-stemmed flowers. The length of the bouquet can be toned down with foliage. This is great for brides looking for something more remarkable than the posy.

{Posy bouquet via Silk Wedding Designs; teardrop and arm spray bouquets via Florabella Design; cascade bouquet via Ali Eli Florals; princess bouquet via Flowers for Royal Weddings; trail bouquet via Noosa Flowers}

The Green Vase

The bright and peppy bouquets by The Green Vase leave us sighing happily on this wonderful morning.

They make the loveliest handmade paper flowers and source top-quality fresh flowers and mix these together to make seemingly simple yet the most elegant floral arrangements. And, yes, these would be stunning as wedding flowers!

The Green Vase is run by two fantastic ladies—Livia Cetti, a floral and still-life artist, crafter, and event-designer from Santa Barbara, California; and Joanne Donohoe, a veteran florist and businesswoman from Yorkshire, England. Together they took their love of flowers and the arts to operate The Green Vase, which was originally owned by Livia’s mother. They cater to any event but specialize in wedding flowers.

Their paper flowers are low-maintenance yet high in style. And they’re so lifelike you almost want to take a whiff!










They also have cake topper kits where you can affix their paper flowers on your wedding cake. These are some fine wedding ideas from The Green Vase, don’t you think?


The Green Vase is located in The Bronx, New York. Browse their online shop for some more wonderful wedding inspiration.

{Images via The Green Vase}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”