A QUICK GUIDE TO BRIDAL BOUQUETS FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN GOA
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
What wedding would be complete without a shower of flowers? They’re a symbol of life, love, and beauty, and each flower has a specific meaning. As a bride, there seem to be a million choices for the bouquet that needs to compliment you, your wedding trousseau, and your wedding theme.
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Reputed florists in Goa can offer a wide variety of flowers throughout the year. To help you decide which style of bouquet to go with, here’s a quick rundown of the most popular styles out there.
THE DRAMATIC CASCADE
Named after the way the flowers descend in a waterfall-like fashion, this bouquet helps amp up simple dresses as a powerful statement piece. Long-stemmed flowers such as lilies, stephanotis, and even orchids or berries on a vine work incredibly well in cascade bouquets. Freshen up with peeks of some greenery.
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THE CLASSIC POSY
Posies are among the most popular choices for bridal bouquets since they’re easy to hold, timeless in style, and work with a wide range of flower types. You may opt to avoid foliage completely or add in just a sprig or two. Peonies, roses, tulips, buttercup,s, and daisies are commonly used.
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THE STYLIZED GLAMELIA
This one certainly adds a sense of whimsy and drama to your wedding ‘bouquet’. It is technically an arrangement of petals of a flower, layered to create a single, large version of that same flower. It takes a lot of work, could cost you more, but can add a glamorous splash of colour and show to your entrance.
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THE MONOCHROMATIC ROUND
Similar to the posy, the round bouquet is also classic, but usually larger and constructed with one type and colour of flower. It’s possible to vary the shades just slightly, although the solid colour of a tightly bound round bouquet with zero foliage brings a certain glamour to your destination wedding in Goa.
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THE PETITE NOSEGAY
This one is for brides who want something small and quiet. Perhaps you want the attention on your dress. Nosegay bouquets are usually given to flower girls, but times have changed and you can ask your florist in Goa to throw together a classic bunch with orchids, roses, irises or carnations. Foliage and greenery come into focus here, and you can even add in fragrant herbs such as dill and rosemary.
THE RUSTIC HAND-TIED
Throw tradition to the wind and get a hand-tied bouquet for your destination wedding in Goa. A range of different flowers and foliage come together with ribbon, fabric, or twine to bring in a look of a freshly-picked bunch. These are ideal for bohemian and rustic themes.
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THE UNUSUAL PAGEANT
Pageant or presentation bouquets are typically held in the crook of one arm, rather than with both hands in the center. They usually feature long-stemmed flowers and foliage including French tulips, hydrangeas, orchids, lilies, and carnations to create that perfect long, slim arrangement.
Still confused? Get in touch with recommended florists in Goa for suggestions.