How to Hold Your Bouquet with Elegance

On your wedding day, every detail matters, right down to how you hold your bouquet. Your bouquet is not just a beautiful accessory; it is an extension of your personal style and a reflection of the love and joy you feel on this special day. So, let’s delve into the art of holding your bouquet with elegance, making sure that it enhances your overall look and adds that extra touch of sophistication to your wedding photos.

Find the Perfect Grip:

The key to holding your bouquet is to find a comfortable grip that allows you to showcase its beauty without overpowering your own. Start by holding the bouquet at the base of the ribbon with one hand. Make sure your grip is firm enough to secure the bouquet but gentle enough to avoid crushing the delicate flowers.

Mind Your Posture:

Pay attention to your posture while holding the bouquet. Stand tall with your shoulders relaxed and slightly back, allowing the bouquet to rest at a natural angle in front of you. This will create a balanced and flattering silhouette in your wedding photos.

Keep It at Waist Level:

On your wedding day, you might find me saying, “pubes, not boobs” and “hips, not tits”, which are just funny ways of remembering to position your bouquet at waist level or slightly below. This will ensure that your stunning wedding gown remains the focal point while still showcasing the beauty of your bouquet. Avoid holding it too high or too low, as it can disrupt the visual harmony of your overall look, and cover up precious details on the bust of your dress.

Embrace the Natural Tilt:

Allow your bouquet to naturally tilt towards the camera. From the photographer’s perspective, we want to see the blooms in the photos so we need you to “tip” the blooms gently towards the camera.

Occasionally; however, bouquets are made to be photographed up and down and, in this case, it is best to relax your grip slightly and allow the bouquet to naturally tilt towards one side. This slight tilt adds a touch of movement and creates a more dynamic composition in your photos. Experiment with different angles to find the tilt that feels most natural and flattering for you.

Mind of Your Hands:

Your hands play an essential role in holding your bouquet elegantly. Avoid clenching your fists tightly or letting your fingers splay out awkwardly. Instead, keep your fingers softly curved, creating a relaxed and graceful shape. If you need an extra touch of refinement, consider adding a beautiful hand-tied ribbon to the bouquet, which can be held delicately between your fingers.

Don’t Forget to Smile:

As you hold your bouquet, remember to let your smile shine bright. Your joy and happiness will radiate through your photos, making them even more memorable and capturing the true essence of your wedding day.

Practice Makes Perfect:

Take some time before your big day to practice holding your bouquet. Experiment with different poses, angles, and grips to find the one that feels most comfortable and flattering for you. This will help you feel confident and relaxed when the time comes to walk down the aisle.

When planning your arrangement design with your florist, its good to keep some of these questions in mind and decide together on:

1.      Whether you want it be viewed from the side (up and down), or as a bunch pointed slightly towards the camera

2.      How heavy it will be when it is put together

3.      Whether the stems will be cut short so that when it’s “tipped” towards the camera, the stems won’t poke against your stomach, getting your dress wet and discoloured

Remember, your bouquet is not just a beautiful arrangement of flowers; it is a symbol of love, beauty, and new beginnings. By holding your bouquet with elegance and grace, you will not only enhance your own bridal radiance but also create stunning visual compositions that will be cherished for a lifetime.

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