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Weddings - Glossary of Terms:

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BRIDAL BOUQUETS

Biedermeier
A tightly arranged nosegay consisting of concentric circles of various differently colored flowers. The blooms are wired into a holder, with one flower variety per ring.

Cascade
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.

Nosegays
Small, round bouquets, approximately 16 to 18 inches in diameter, composed of densely packed round flowers and greenery. Nosegays are in an oasis bouquet holder.

Oasis
Special foam used in flower arrangements. Oasis fits in a bouquet holder and retains water like a sponge, hydrating flowers for extended time periods.

Pomander
A bloom-covered ball suspended from a ribbon. Ideal for child attendants.

Presentation
Also known as the pageant bouquet, this is a bunch of long-stemmed flowers cradled in the bride's arms.

Tossing
A small bouquet that is used solely for the bouquet toss ritual.

Tussy Mussy
From the Victorian era, a tussy mussy is a very small bouquet carried in a small, metallic, hand-held vase. Today, the term is often used in reference to the holder itself.

OTHER FLOWERS & ARRANGEMENTS

Arbor
A metal canopy with 2 seats and decorated with flowers. It is a perfect setting for any ceremony, inside or outside.

Boutonniere
A single bloom or bud (or several small buds) attached to the left lapel of the jacket. Boutonnieres can be worn by grooms, attendants, ushers, and the bride's and groom's fathers.

Candelabra
A floral centerpiece created at the base, neck, or top of a multi-armed candelabra. Such a centerpiece is usually touched with flowing greens or ribbons, depending on the wedding's style.

Corsage
A single bloom (or small cluster of blooms) arranged and accented with ribbon. Corsages come in pin-on, wrist, and hand-held styles and are typically worn by mothers and grandmothers. Orchids and roses are popular choices.

Dais
The centerpiece at the head table (where bride and groom are seated), which drapes to the front of the table for visual effect.

Bubble Bowl
Low centerpiece style that consists of flowers clustered in a glass bowl.

Garden
Centerpiece featuring abstract wildflowers. The composition is airy and less full than other designs.

Garland
Elaborately woven rope or strand arrangement, typically used to adorn pews and doorways.

Huppah
A wedding canopy decorated with flowers that is an integral part of the traditional Jewish ceremony.

Topiary
Flowers or foliage trimmed into a ball shape resembling miniature trees.

Wreath
A ring of flowers or other decorative materials that can function as centerpiece, headpiece, or door hanger.

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