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How to make a wedding bouquet

29 April
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A wedding bouquet is one of the main symbols of marriage: throughout the solemn day, it complements the image of the bride and emphasizes her beauty, and at the end of the holiday, the newlywed symbolically leaves a neat armful of flowers, giving it to an unmarried girl as a gift. Instead of entrusting the creation of this important attribute of a celebration to a florist, you can make a bouquet yourself: this way you will be sure of the freshness of the flowers and fill the composition with your own love. We suggest you try to create the perfect wedding bouquet yourself based on a simple master class.

Modern Wedding Bouquets

Before you start creating a floral masterpiece, decide what it should be. Modern floristry distinguishes between such wedding bouquets:

  • Biedermeier, represented by a round layered composition, in which the central element is surrounded by rings of plants of various structures and shades and decorative greenery.
  • Glamelia that looks like one large bud. In fact, a glamelia bouquet is a combination of petals from different plants, held together at the base in a “cup”.
  • A classic round bouquet in which the flowers are arranged in a spiral, and the leg of the composition is wrapped in a ribbon: this fixes the plants relative to each other and gives the bunch of flowers a sophisticated look.
  • A convex hemisphere in which closely adjacent buds form a regular semicircle. The stems of plants in such a bouquet are decorated with ribbons for added convenience and beauty.
  • Cascading, or drop-down. The basis of such a composition is a voluminous cap of flowers, from which buds and leaves on long stems descend like a waterfall.
  • Structural compositions, the filling of which has a different shape, shade and structure and is located in multi-stage, multi-level or segmental.
  • Creation of glamelia, casada or structural bouquet requires skill and experience, both practical and theoretical: you need to be able not only to securely fix the flowers in the composition so that the bouquet does not disintegrate right at the altar, but also to know how the plants will behave in this case during the day. If the bride’s choice fell on one of these bouquets, it is still better to entrust their creation to a florist.

    At home, the easiest way is to make a Biedermeier, a classic round or semicircular composition: everything you need to create these bouquets can be purchased in flower shops at a low cost. And since the wedding bouquet should still be perfect, it is better to buy the materials necessary for its collection with a margin: even if you cannot assemble the dream composition the first time, thanks to the supplies of materials, you can try to do it again.

    Wedding bouquets: choose the filling

    To create a wedding composition, flowers are chosen that match the style of the wedding, the details of the outfits of the bride and groom and the palette of the event as a whole. Most often, weddings are decorated in gentle colors, close to white or pastel. At the same time, bouquets can either consist of buds of discreet shades, or have bright accents, set off by more restrained background plants.

    Beautiful wedding bouquets are created from the following flowers:

    • anemones;
    • alstroemeria;
    • astilbe;
    • gerberas;
    • hyacinths;
    • hydrangea;
    • irises;
    • calla lilies;
    • lisianthuses;
    • orchids;
    • peonies;
    • ranunculus;
    • roses;
    • tulips;
    • freesia;
    • chrysanthemums.

    A variety of shades and varieties of the listed plants allows you to create any composition, from muted gentle to extravagantly bright. The bouquets include buds of different sizes, and also necessarily dilute the composition with greens (palm leaves, eucalyptus or ferns), background plants with small inflorescences (gypsophila or chamelacium) and berries (hypericum or brunia).

    Succulents look spectacular in wedding compositions: echeveria, crassula and fat woman. The advantage of these plants over the others lies in the special structure of the leaves that retain moisture in the flower. Thanks to this, a bouquet with succulents will retain a lively appearance even on the hottest day, and after the end of the celebration, these flowers can be planted in a pot, thus preserving the memory of the wedding day for many years.

    A bouquet of flowers for a wedding: what you need

    To create a classic Biedermeier, round or semicircular composition, you will need the following materials:

    • Portbouquet holder, which is a plastic frame construction. This device will help the bouquet not to crumble at the most inopportune moment: its lower part is a light, comfortable handle, and a floral sponge is installed in the upper part, which preserves the freshness of the flowers. Instead of a bouquette holder, you can use a wire frame or not use a frame at all, but in this case, you will have to pay very close attention to fixing the stem of the bouquet.
    • Oasis (floral sponge).
    • Thermal gun and glue.
    • Sharp knife.
    • Floral tape (tape).
    • Decor (satin ribbons, lace, organza and other decorations that are appropriate in your opinion).
    • Live plants that form the basis of the bouquet.
    • Decorative greenery.

    You can start working on the bouquet a few days before the ceremony – this will hone your skills by creating, if necessary, a “rough” version of the composition. To keep the plants fresh until the desired day, use professional floristic products for feeding flowers and disinfecting the water in which the bouquet will stand.

    Putting together a bouquet for a wedding

    Before starting to work with the bouquet, immerse the floral sponge in a container of water. Let it sink passively to the bottom of the vessel: this will mean that the oasis is full and ready for use. Any active attempts to speed up the process will either damage the oasis or soak only the upper layers of the sponge with liquid, so that the plants immersed in it will not receive moisture and will quickly wither.

    Collecting a composition with a bouquette holder begins with filling its handle with hygroscopic material (for example, paper), thanks to which the flower stalks will securely hold inside the structure. After that, fix the oasis soaked in moisture in the upper part of the bouquette holder, firmly fixing the sponge with a wire.

    Decorate the edges of the frame with decorative greenery to hide the plastic parts and wires (for example, overlapping). Already at this stage, the lower part of the bouquette holder can be decorated with a satin ribbon, lace or other decor using a heat gun and glue.

    Let’s start immersing the plants in the oasis: to do this, cut their stems to about 6 cm with a sharp knife and immediately stick the flower into the sponge. Arrange the buds evenly by rotating the bouquet in a circle. Start with the largest flowers, then place the middle ones and only then the smallest ones. Try to keep the flowers as close to each other as possible, but be careful not to wrinkle the buds. At the very end, add greenery and decor to the bouquet.

    Stylish wedding bouquets can be made without a portbouquet holder: to do this, wrap the stem of each flower with tape, stepping back about 3 cm from the bud, and then wrap the resulting leg of the assembled composition with satin ribbon or lace. A wire frame can be placed in the thickness of the leg, consisting of individual stems wrapped in tape. Remember to cut the stems of such a bouquet to the same length to make the composition look neat.

    Your wedding bouquet is ready!

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