European hand-tied bouquets originated in French flower shops. They are created by adding one stem at a time into ones hand, rather than a vase, which is where it gets its name. When it is done correctly the stems should spiral perfectly and beautifully. The long exposed stems while atheistic, allow the bouquets to be able to stand on their own (see images below) eliminating the need to lay the bouquet on its side.
Because of its durable design, it can be thrown, set down and dropped without losing its shape. European hand-tie bouquets are easily wrapped in cellophane, which holds water until it can be transferred into a vase.