As our talented friend Beyonce once said 'Single Ladies, all the Single Ladies' come gather round it is the Bouquet Throw!
Although maybe not as common as it once was, thanks to amazing florists making incredible bouquets that you definitely don't want to throw, this once staple part of the wedding day is sooooooooo much fun that I wish it was a given at all weddings. Gathering your yet to be proposed to female guests into a group to jump for some beautiful flowers as they're thrown into their midst sounds lovely and civilised but the reality is these women mean business! As their partners stand by with pressure mounting in their hearts the women's dresses are being slightly hitched to allow for optimum launch as the bride turns her back and throws the bouquet into the air. At which stage you find out who the true winners of this moment will be. This is not the time to stand on your laurels, the attitude is full commitment or you may as well just take a seat and observe. The laughter from everyone when one moment these nonchalant who cares if i get it or not blase attitudes change to fierce females is just the best!!! Your best friend could be alongside you but suddenly they're merely a competitor to your trip to the bridal shop.
Because of the reasons above and my clear love for this moment I wanted to share a handful of some of the bouquet throws I've photographed over recent years with you. The reactions, the laughter, the fights, the sheer joy of it all makes me smile so very much and I hope they do you!