A while ago I wrote this post about how to choose your bridal bouquet, and you were the ones who asked us for more information about bouquet typologies to find your ideal bohemian bridal bouquet. So in today’s post we’ll talk again with Rosa, of Au Nom de la Rose, on shapes, colors and types of flowers so you can make your perfect bohemian bridal bouquet.
Why choose a bohemian bridal bouquet
Rosa told me where the tradition of the bride carrying a bouquet comes from. And I can’t find it any more interesting. It turns out that in Ancient Egypt, the bride carried a bouquet composed of aromatic herbs to scare away evil spirits and attract happiness as a couple. Can you imagine walking down the aisle now with a bouquet of thyme and garlic? Well, this is its origin! It wasn’t until Queen Victoria I of the United Kingdom that the flowers were incorporated into the bridal bouquets. It is not known that she was the first to do so, but it was the one that made it a tradition very quickly.
While bridal bouquets have changed a lot throughout history and trends, it’s still a hallmark of that special day. A bohemian bridal bouquet is the ideal complement to your boho wedding, and I’m sure it will give unity to the celebration. And I find it very poetic to carry a piece of nature with you ♥
Bouquet types: find your ideal bohemian bridal bouquet type
There are a lot of bridal bouquet typologies. In the case of Mimètik brides, Rosa advises three types to find the perfect bohemian bridal bouquet, but I also explain a couple more so you have a choice.
She tells me that she thinks the first three types I’ll introduce you to are the best bouquets for a natural and boho bride. The secret is in the form of placing the flower itself, that is, respects the natural flower and its shape. In addition, they are very comfortable to carry and very manageable.
The bouquet: manageable sweetness
The bouquet is a completely round and compacted bouquet, spherical in shape on the flower part. It is recommended for more “traditional” weddings and triumphs with dresses with finer touches of tulle.
The wild bouquet: relaxed and vital
The wild bouquet leaves the straightness of the bouquet, and is more relaxed and without such a marked shape. It is an ideal midpoint between a perfectly manageable bouquet but with a more relaxed air.
The asymmetrical bouquet: nature itself
The asymmetrical bouquet is very similar to the wild, but with a looser shape and pulling horizontally, without enduring the some rounded shape that still kept the wild. Besides, they’re usually bigger.
Cascading bouquet: more is more
There is also another type of bohemian bridal bouquet that you may like: the cascading bouquet. This is also a very nice bouquet, but larger, and therefore can be more cumbersome to carry. It’s a little more “pompous” compared to the simplicity of the previous ones, but it can also be very nice. The big difference is that it treats the flower more, as it does not leave its natural shape and molds it and adapts it with wire.
Presentation bouquet: a touch of distinction
Finally, you should also know the presentation bouquet. This is perhaps the most “artificial” and uncomfortable of all, as it is a bouquet of vertical format designed to carry over the arm. Although it is beautiful and very fine, if you are a bohemian bride I recommend one of the other options with which you will surely look more comfortable and authentic.
Paint your day! Colors for your ideal bohemian bridal bouquet
Rosa tells me that traditionally bouquets were completely formed by white flowers, or on white and red roses that would create a great contrast. But currently she recommends a more gradual mix. In this way, the flowers are better integrated with each other. And this will also allow you to get a beautiful touch of color for your special day. In addition, more and more is the commitment to bouquets that also include more than just flowers, and that gives it a very beautiful and natural green touch.
The King of bouquets: precious gradients in pink tones
Without a doubt, one of the great winners: the bouquets in pink tones in gradient. They are precious, timeless, and if they are made of roses it is a guaranteed success.
Risk with yellows and oranges
For more daring and original brides, the yellow and orange tones come very strong, and more and more people dare to incorporate them into their special day through a beautiful bohemian bridal bouquet that gives you light as soon as you see it.
What if we do it without flowers?
Yes! A bohemian bridal bouquet without flowers is also a great idea. As you can see, the result couldn’t be more beautiful. If you’re thinking of a slightly more intimate wedding, or a country wedding, maybe this is an idea that fits you perfectly. Think of it as a vintage bridal bouquet; in the end it’s like going back to the first bridal bouquets, which didn’t have a flower.
What kind of flower to choose for your bohemian bridal bouquet
Having flowers preserved in your bohemian bridal bouquet is very fashionable. The preserved flowers are treated flowers so that they last forever with their appearance the same as the first day. This is a great choice for brides who want to keep their bouquet.
Preservation makes the flowers look a little different from the natural ones. This doesn’t have to be bad, in fact I think it gives them a more bohemian touch yet. In our bridal atelier in Barcelona we have some small bouquets of flowers preserved so that brides can be seen with a bouquet, and there are many that inspire them for their final bridal bouquet. However, not all flowers can be preserved, so you’ll have a slightly more limited catalog to choose from.
Natural flowers are beautiful in themselves. Its presence creates an unmatched “wow effect”. And they smell good! A bouquet of natural flowers is the ideal choice for more traditional or large weddings. And, being natural, you won’t have any kind of limitation when choosing the flower you like best for your special day ♥
How will your bohemian bridal bouquet be?
And after seeing all these typologies, what will be your bohemian bridal bouquet? Remember that, at the end it is your wedding and you must feel comfortable and yourself with all the details, even the bouquet. Let yourself be guided by your heart and see where you see yourself reflected and identified. Remember that in this postyou have more tips to finish knowing how to choose your bohemian bridal bouquet. And that, for all kinds of tips you need, au Nom de la Rose professionals will always be happy to hear your story and find the perfect bouquet for you.
Lots of love,