I am always amazed at the beautiful bouquets that I see bridesmaid's carry, some so big that I don't know how they wrap their hand around the stems, and some on the smaller side, even just a single flower. They are equally gorgeous, but I happen to be a fan of the smaller, more understated bouquet. Maybe it is a practicality thing, as I often wonder what happens to them after you carry them down the aisle. But, I think that a smaller bouquet, without a lot of flare, can be an easy accent of color, complimenting the dress that is worn, but not taking it over.
With these particular bouquets, I like the longer stems and smaller ribbons, almost looking as if they were just picked and tied together.
(photo from Martha Stewart)