Bridal Blooms Unveiled: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Bouquet Styles

So, it’s time to sit down with your floral designer and tackle your wedding bouquet! But surely they can’t be THAT different from everyday bouquets that you enjoy having in your home or gifting to friends, right? Well.. not exactly. Everyday bouquets are often prearranged, offering less room for personalization, and don’t have all the mechanisms in place (and then elegantly hidden) to be carried and passed around during a full wedding day. Wedding flowers, on the other hand, are designed to be carried for hours, photographed from all angles, and of course, transported with care after being assembled to fit your specific wedding style and personal needs. Whether you have a particular vision in mind, from adding charms to your bouquet to designing that super cool, trendy crystal-stemmed bouquet you keep seeing on Instagram, you can create a wedding bouquet that reflects exactly who you are.

If you’re the type of person who plans, daydreams, or immerses themselves in the latest trends, you probably have a vision of the perfect wedding bouquet. From the type of flowers, like timeless roses and ranunculus or classic lilies and sunflowers, and the color palette you’re working with, like blues and whites or even Pantone’s Color of the Year, “peach fuzz,” you might feel like you know exactly what you want. However, what you may not know is the design type or bouquet shape that fits your style best. That’s where we come in! To help you narrow it down, the experts at Flora D’ Amore are sharing the eight most popular wedding bouquet styles that everyone seems to love – including us.

Natural & Freeform

If you’ve ever been described as a free spirit, we’re recommending a natural or freeform bouquet style. While one of the most popular “shapes,” these bouquets have a boho feel with an effortless look and laid back approach that embraces the organic beauty of nature – with lots of lush greenery. Of course, there are absolutely no rules! So, create something that speaks to you and is totally, 100% unique.

Closeup of young beauty skinny bride holding perfect bridal bouquet of fresh colorful flowers in hands. Happy woman wearing white gorgeous wedding dress. Color picture.


Unlike a freeform bouquet, there is a specific shape to crescent bouquets, and we’re sure you can guess what it is. If you’re thinking a half-moon, otherwise known as a crescent, you’ve got it! These bouquets make a statement with a large collection of lush blooms and greenery. So, if lots of blooms and symmetrical shapes are your style, consider a crescent wedding bouquet.

A bride holding a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers wearing a unique, off shoulder bridal gown in front of a patina teal blue exposed brick wall photographed on film


On the flip side, semi-crescent bouquets are asymmetrical in shape but nonetheless are a modern and fun style for trendy couples! This bouquet shape is sometimes referred to as “bespoke” since it has the look and feel of being one-of-a-kind – and we can’t think of any bride or groom who doesn’t want something that was specially crafted just for them.

rainbow bouquet of flowers held by a bride in a crisp white dress


If you lean towards the “old money” style trend, listen up! Round bouquets are the most classic and simply timeless wedding bouquet shape there is. Although they’re more traditional than the shapes mentioned above, you can still make a round bouquet look and feel contemporary by choosing the most talked about wedding blooms of 2024 – think ranunculus and peonies (actually chosen as the 2024 flower of the year!) paired with your favorite accent stems.

Beautiful red bouquet. The bride is holding a bouquet in her hands. Flowers of the bride on the background of a white dress.


Another favorite, if you’re planning a romantic, chic, or boho-style wedding, is the cascading or waterfall bouquet. As flowers and greenery of various lengths and textures spill over the edge of the bouquet, they ooze romance and drama – ooh la la! What’s different about a cascading bouquet is the movement it adds to your overall wedding ensemble, from your veil to the train of your dress.

Big fall inspired wedding bouquet with deep pink proteas and cascading florals held by boho bride


The best way to describe a long-stem bouquet is elegance with a twist of simplicity. A long-stem bouquet is usually small enough to easily hold in one hand and often features statement blooms like protea, calla lilies, hyacinths, or sunflowers. As you might suspect, the stems are kept long, creating the ideal bouquet to personalize with sentimental charms, like a family heirloom.

bride holding bouquet long stem white and purple flowers


If you’re looking for a way to easily differentiate your epic wedding bouquet from your bridal party’s bouquets, mini bouquets for them are the go-to. While mirroring your bouquet’s aesthetic, they are sweet, easy-to-hold designs. They’re especially cute and perfect for junior bridesmaids and flower girls. If you’re planning a small ceremony or have a fun, quirky style, a mini bouquet can be a fabulous choice for you, too!

Small red and peach flower bouquet

Floral Hoop

When a traditional floral wedding bouquet doesn’t quite fit your vibe, dare to be different and say “hello” to a trendy floral hoop. While these “bouquets” are usually created with a gold metal ring, you can find “hoops” in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and finishes – like sleek metals or natural materials. Flowers are typically attached to the bottom or side of the hoop, similar to styling a minimalist wreath that you can’t stop obsessing over.

The hoop bouquet is shaped like a circle and resembles a sort of hula hoop. It is suitable for all ceremonies and young brides.

With expert insights from the pros at Flora D’ Amore, you are sure to find the ideal wedding bouquet shape to match your style flawlessly.