Bridal Flowers

Bouquet Etiquette: How to pose with your bouquet

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

We all see those amazing photos on Pinterest, or in a bridal magazine… where the model looks stunning and perfectly captured holding her bouquet in exactly the right spot.  I don’t know about you, but I am not photogenic and actually pretty awkward in photos. Most of us aren’t fashion models, and you don’t need to be in order to have gorgeous wedding photos.  

So what’s the deal?  We have put together a few tips in order to make capturing that perfect photo effortless.    

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Be conscious of keeping the “focal front” pointing out and down with the stems pointing toward your belly and the flowers forward, and loosely held in front of you.  We usually leave the bow/knot/pins at the back of your ribbon in order to give you a guide.
Hold your bouquet at the very top of the stems with your thumbs at the back and centered on your body with your elbows in a slight bend.  Remember, your photographer is there to guide you and will give you tips and instructions while they work.

Most importantly, relax and enjoy the moment!  

Bouquets: What’s your style?

We often consider the bridal bouquet as the centerpiece to your whole floral design.  It is the showstopper and is very likely the first thing you consider when envisioning your wedding flowers.  We have highlighted three different bouquet styles to give you a better idea of what look you might want for your big day.   There are a number of other options for your bouquet including a flower adorned embroidery hoop, however we find these styles are most requested from our brides.  Each style is not exclusive, and some characteristics can be combined to create your individual look.

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Posy: a smaller bouquet with a few highlighted blooms. A posy is a great option for bridesmaids or flower girls.


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Loose Round: overall a spherical shape with some flowers that break free. This style is more structured not as tight and formal. Also sometimes called “hand-tied”.

Loose Round Bouquet Photographer: Kate Warren Photography

Loose Round Bouquet
Photographer: Kate Warren Photography

Loose Round Bouquet Photographer: Sweetheart Empire

Loose Round Bouquet
Photographer: Sweetheart Empire


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Wild: a whimsical asymmetrical look, usually over-sized and unstructured. Greenery is used that falls naturally and this look is often highlighted with long flowing ribbons.

Wild Bouquet Photographer: Lauren McCormick Photography

Wild Bouquet
Photographer: Lauren McCormick Photography

Wild Bouquet Photographer: Scandaleuse Weddings

Wild Bouquet
Photographer: Scandaleuse Weddings


What style are you more drawn to?  Have a unique look that you want to try?  
We are always open to new creative ideas!