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How to choose your wedding bouquet...simple tips from The Commons 1854


Your wedding bouquet is your most unique and largest accessory you will wear on your wedding day, so choose wisely!  Here are some tips on how to select your wedding bouquet.

Consider these factors: Dress, Veil, bouquet shape, size, color and cost.  Now you know partly what your fiancé went through when he bought your engagement ring!!!

There are many different types of bouquets to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception this blog focuses on Round, Hand-tied, Posy and Cascading.





The Round Bridal Bouquet...


This is a very clean look which can incorporate one or many different types of flowers.  This wedding dress had no embellishments, Dupioni silk textured material and a cathedral veil. The satin wrapping of the bouquet covered the entire bouquet and the embellishment was the perfect balance to the look.  The bouquet has the ability to add or in this case soften up the texture in a wedding gown. White hydrangea, white calla lilies and antiques roses were incorporated into this gorgeous brides ensemble.






Crystal embellishments throughout red roses
Rhinestone embellishment at the stem base of multi colored peonies and rose bouquet





The Hand Tied Bouquet...



Organic and natural, the hand tied bouquet is a great fit for many different styles and always incorporates a variety of flowers.  This dress perfectly balanced lace and silk and the hand tied bouquet was the perfect accessory.  The veil was a Butterfly style.  The flowers are different in shape making the look more natural.
















Posy Bouquet...


The Posy bouquet is composed of one flower or several of the same flowers bunched together. This look is on the casual side and paired perfectly with a simple Sheath dress and no veil. The simple tennis bracelet was polished off the look.
Simple White Calla Lilies in a Posy style Bouquet 

Posy is a nice look for the bridesmaids even with a round or hand tied bridal bouquet







Cascading Bouquet...



The waterfall or cascading bouquet is a classic and traditional option for brides.  While they are quite heavy, they add dimension and drama to a brides look.  A simple A-line, no veil and a tiara was a great look to pair with this bouquet.  A smile is the best and most important accessory and this bride nailed it!



















Blog Post by Johanna Esposito

Rustic Chic Autumn Wedding Reception at The Commons 1854




Rustic Chic Autumn Theme

This featured wedding boasted a Rustic Chic Autumn Wedding Theme in November at
The Commons 1854 in historic, Topsfield, Massachusetts.   

Antique ivory and yellow roses adorned the place card table with silver LOVE holders.
The natural sunlight shined in on the simple yet elegant pink and white place cards.

Instead of a guest book for the wedding reception, advice for the bride and groom was written by the guests during the cocktail hour on heart shaped wooden chips, so cute!


The Wedding Gown was the perfect Compliment to the grand architecture at The Commons 1854

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.


The gown was by Pronovias of Barcelona who is known for their feather details.
Click here to see more Pronovias styles







Vera Wang  bride and groom toasting flutes, wedding cake knife & server and platinum table numbers
carried through a nice cohesive feel to this wedding reception's decor. 


The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.  The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The menu cards were folded into the ivory Peau de Soie napkins and the wine cork and stopper favor was placed on each wedding guests place setting.  Each guest table featured a thank you card 
set in a lamp post. We love this fun and quirky detail.  



The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.
The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.




Finally, simple hydrangeas were set by the fireplace on Greek Neo-classical columns, to match the architecture at The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.  


The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.