ABC Of Weddings: B is For Bouquet Ties

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Blooming Brides can turn into Bridezillas if their Bonbonnerie isn’t the perfect hue of Blue, the Boutonniere is Broken or a Beauty treatment is out of their Budget.


Choosing flowers is one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning. The scents, the shapes and the luscious blooms are such a nice addition to your wedding day.

Tying together a bouquet doesn’t have to be ‘just another detail’ but can be personalised to set off your dress, contrast the flowers, tie into your ‘look’ and even create a whimsical touch.


This bouquet from the Caitlin and Tom’s wedding on was tied with satin ribbon and secured with pearl pins.

Whilst there are many different variations in bouquets- from flowers to shapes to size and more. There are also different ways a bouquet can be pulled together. This is only limited by your imagination! From a tie of simple ribbon, to the use of textures like rope and beads.


Rebecca Romijin had her bouquet tied with green and white gingham fabric to match her relaxed country theme for her wedding to Jerry O’Connell (Photo by Joe Bussinik). Adds a whimsical touch don’t you think? It also shows that bouquet wrapping can be more causal and still look gorgeous.


An antique ‘tussie mussie’ was used in Victorian times. The name for the bouquet holder has evolved from name of a small bouquet of flowers and herbs- also known as a tussie mussie. This can be sweet vintage touch to your bouquet. This one is from Vantiques.

Bouquet ties come in many colours, textures, styles and fabrics- have fun with yours! Use rope for a vineyard wedding, set off pink peonies with a pink polka dot ribbon, make an elegant bouquet using latte coloured ribbon with white roses.


L-R A soft green bow, bouquet french wrapped with champagne satin ribbon with glass buttons pleated camel coloured silk ribbon with brown ribbon tied with a terracotta bow,two bands of chocolate brown ribbon secured with pearl head pins, pale pink satin ribbon, frog brooches tied with brown string over pink sating ribbon, polka dot green ribbon, simple white satin ribbon, pleated silk ribbon, natural raffia, a family antique brooch pinned onto velvet ribbon, vintage bone buttons on orange ribbon, light and dark pink satin ribbons reminiscent of a maypole.

Bouquet ties courtesy of

  • saundra says:
    January 20, 2008 at 1:24 am

    LOVELY pictures… always find the best stuff…

  • Elizabeth @ Elizabeth Anne Designs says:
    January 20, 2008 at 8:07 am

    i love this new series – what a great idea! for my bouquet wrap, i’m actually taking the sleeves off of one of my dresses and using them. it’s going to be so personal and i can’t wait to see how it makes the bouquet sparkle a little. 🙂

  • Ms Polka says:
    January 20, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks Saundra & Elizabeth!

    Elizabeth- what a lovely idea! I’ll be hanging out for pics of that!

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    September 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I thoroughly loved reading your post! I love mostthings antiques, but in particular engagement rings.

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