This style of bouquet is also known as glamelia or composite rose bouquet, they were very popular in the 40s and 50s. The bouquet is essentially one large flower assembled from the petals of around 20 roses. It is a labour intensive method and is definitely a task for a skilled florist. Hundreds of petals are painstakingly attached one by one.
The bouquet above was made using Red Naomi roses, which have lovely large petals in a deep velvety red. Red roses look very dramatic in a carmen rose bouquet and would suit a 50s theme perfectly.
This lilac bouquet below contains lovely Dolcetto roses in a collar. Smaller versions can be made for bridesmaid bouquets, but they may be more expensive than normal bouquets.
These bouquets have been made into wedding centrepieces. The soft pink rose used in them is called Malu.
The technique can be used with other flowers like lilies or gladioli; this bouquet is made with longiflorum lilies.
Carmen bouquets may not last as long as a regular bouquet, but they will stay in perfect condition for your wedding day. If you are thinking of having something a little different to a hand tied bouquet, a carmen rose bouquet could be the ideal choice.
Red Naomi bouquet – Schreurs Roses & Gerbera by Robert Koene
Pink Malu bouquets – Schreurs Roses & Gerbera by Robert Koene
Dolcetto bouquet - Schreurs Roses & Gerbera
Lily bouquet - viggo-joergensen.dk