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Flowers for the Italian Bride

Whether you are planning to have your Italy wedding in Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany or in one of the glorious cathedrals, a small town church or beautiful Italian outdoor setting, private backyard, garden or even a theme wedding at a winery or other venue, your wedding flowers are very important. As with any wedding, flowers for the Italian bride are made up of beautiful bridal bouquets and custom designed floral arrangements for the ceremony and the reception.

There are several different styles of Italy Wedding bouquet flowers for the Italian Bride to choose from. You may specify that your color and type of flower are soft and subtle or bold and beautiful. Either way you choose to go it is important that you match the color theme of your Italian wedding to your flowers. By taking a color from your theme and incorporating it into the design of your bouquets and other floral arrangements you will create a feeling of continuity and create a beautiful and elegant setting.

Over the years, florists have developed many different techniques for putting together bouquets of flowers for the Italian bride. The Biedermeier, for example is a tightly arranged nosegay consisting of concentric circles of various differently colored flowers. Here are a few more of the different types of available bouquets:

  • Cascade or shower - A waterfall-like spill of blooms, often composed of ivy and long-stemmed flowers, that is wired to cascade gracefully over the bride's hands.
  • Classic bouquet - A dense bunch of blooms that can be anchored in a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.
  • Composite - A handmade creation in which different petals or buds are wired together on a single stem to create the illusion of a giant flower.
  • Crescent - Composed of one full flower and a flowering stem, often orchids, wired together to form a slender handle that can be held in one hand. Designed as either a full crescent -- a half circle with a central flower and blossoms emanating from two sides -- or a emi-crescent, which has only one trailing stem.
  • Nosegays - Small, round bouquets, approximately 16-18 inches in diameter, composed of densely packed roundflowers, greenery, and occasionally herbs. Nosegays are wired or tied together.
  • Pomander - A bloom-covered ball suspended from a ribbon. Ideal for child attendants.
  • Posies - Smaller than nosegays but similar in design, posies often include extras like ribbons or silk flowers. Perfect for little hands.
  • Presentation - Also known as the pageant bouquet, this is a bunch of long-stemmed flowers cradled in the bride's arms.
  • Tussy mussy - From the Victorian era, a tussy mussy is a posy carried in a small, metallic, hand-held vase. Today, the term is often used in reference to the holder itself.