Floral Design

From the bridal bouquet and buttonholes, through to the ceremony and reception decorations Laurel Weddings can create unique designs to reflect your individual style. Whether you are looking to create a romantic, country garden look or your style is sparkly and glamorous I can offer you valuable advice on the varieties of flowers available and different types of arrangements and props to create the perfect designs for your special day.

Bouquet styles

Shower/ trailing bouquet – An elegant, long trailing bouquet
Teardrop bouquet – Formal, teardrop shaped design, usually more compact with flowers
Formal hand tied – Compact, round dome of flowers, often with just one or two varieties of flowers
Textured, natural hand tied – Posy bouquet with more varieties of flowers in different shapes and sizes, creating a more textured design. Include delicate greenery for a more natural style.

Bridesmaids flowers

Hand tied bouquet – Usually a scaled down version of the bridal bouquet, can have a slightly different colour mix depending on their dress colour or if the bridal bouquet contains a large variety of flowers the bridesmaids can have slightly fewer varieties of flowers.

Other alternatives to bouquets, particularly if you have a lot of bridesmaids include:
Wrist corsage – Single flowers or small spray designed on a bangle and worn on the wrist
Single stems – Possibly a single calla lily or large headed rose with ribbon binding down the stem

Fresh Flower bouquets
Bridesmaid bouquet

Flower girl

Decorative wand – Silver or gold star or heart shape wand which can be decorated with a single flower head to co-ordinate with the bridal flowers or simply with pretty ribbon trails.
Small basket – Containing a floral arrangement or rose petals to scatter
Hair band or floral circlet – Pretty delicate flowers arranged on a band or in a circlet.


Often a single flower such as a rose or carnation with simple greenery. Or for a more relaxed, rustic style a cluster of smaller flowers with greenery can be used to create a less formal design. Buttonholes are normally ordered for the Groom (can be a slightly different design or colour to the other buttonholes), Best man, Father of the bride, Father of the Groom and the Ushers.

Lilac rose wand
pale pink buttonholes


Jacket corsages are usually worn by the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom. These are more delicate sprays of flowers which can be designed to match the wedding colour scheme or to co-ordinate with their outfit.