We all know and love the traditional full bridal bouquet, bursting with gorgeous blooms and foliage. But recent years have seen the appearance of the dramatic single-flower bouquet on the wedding scene! A stunning style statement indeed to complete your bridal ensemble. And the amazing thing is, these can consist of just one giant-sized flower or else a ‘composite’ creation called a Malmaison, Glamelia, or duchess bouquet. Read on for some serious floral fabulousness!
Pretty Finds for Single Flower Bouquets!
1 – Malmaison bouquet – This stunner was created by Virtu Floral and Event Design, featured on Style Me Pretty. As described by The Studio B Photography: “A Malmaison bouquet is made to look like one giant rose. The bouquet is actually made of individual rose petals being pinned and glued in a concentric circle and creates the illusion of one large natural bloom.” Amazing!
4 – Peony perfection – With the huge popularity of peonies for wedding florals, even a solo stem can have a sweet yet striking effect. Just see this lovely example from a real wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.
5 – Cymbidium composite – Is the flower you love not available in a giant size? There’s always a ‘composite,’ ‘Glamelia’ or ‘duchess’ bouquet. In this fresh green cymbidium example we found via The Wedding Cafe (image: Daniel Taylor Photography), loose petals from the same type of flower are glued or wired around the main bloom to create a much larger piece.
6 – All dahlias – This isn’t exactly a single-bloom bouquet via Sunset.com. It’s actually composed of several perfectly matched dahlias bundled tightly together, creating the illusion of one mega-bloom with hundreds of petals!
So will it be a single flower bouquet for you? If you’re considering a solo fresh bloom, inquire about this from your florist. Or if you’re interested in the composite type of bouquet, here are some how-to links you can visit: