The ubiquitous hand-tied bouquet has been the mainstay in bridal flower design for much of the past 25 years, and it’s easy to see why. The technique of arranging flowers in the hand is endlessly versatile and the construction, packaging and robustness of this design makes it the failsafe option for modern brides. But wonderful as hand-tied bouquets are, the story of the wedding bouquet doesn’t start and end there. There are many different styles of bouquets to consider from an over-the-arm design to cascading styles and meticulously constructed designs that require individual flower to be wired. But for most, the easiest and simplest choice will always be the hand-tied bouquet. It’s not only the bride’s favourite choice – florists love this design too as they can can be made and packed directly into water until the last minute, keeping them fresh as a daisy and ready for the close up with the photographer and a walk down the aisle.
They are also very easy to hold and survive surprisingly well even after being passed from bridesmaid to bridesmaid like a baton throughout the course of the day. They will even hold up after being left at the side of the dance floor when the celebrations really get going.
Our wedding portfolio illustrates the flexibility of this design and hand-tied bouquets can be made to order and radically altered depending on the material, size and style of the bouquet.
For a chic and understated option, a mass of all one type of flowers is just the trick. A selection of white scented garden roses will always be the height of fashion. Image by Lee Faircloth
Or clashing colours for a more vibrant and youthful style.
Nude shade of peach and ivory mixed with vintage shade
A stronger look using a favourite seasonal flower
Main image by Images by Lee Faircloth