making my own bouquet : comments appreciated

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like the elements!! They look nice together.  But I wouldn’t organize the flowers in a circle like you did in the close up, I feel bouquets are nicer when they have a ‘random’ feel, not symmetrically aligned, if that makes sense.

Post # 3
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it looks lovely….I enjoyed making mine…and I now have it proudly displayed in my house…. ….so i think it looks perfect!

Post # 4
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

babybel:  I tend to like the smaller boquets when they’re silk. I’ve found that close up, larger silk boquets truly look fake but the smaller ones look “less fake” (if that makes any sense?)

as far as the pops of teal beads- maybe do something in the ribbon you wrap it with? Were doing a very rustic wedding so I found this burlap looking ribbon with gold thread running through it. 

This is mine below I just made for my engagement photos next month:

Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I like the second pic better the way you have them arranged and without the teal beads. They look off. 

Post # 7
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Maybe try to aim for something more like this?


Post # 9
637 posts
Busy bee

With flower arrangements you’re supposed to have an odd number of flowers.  I don’t remember where I originally heard that but it seems to work for me.

I don’t mind the little teal balls but I would just have one ball instead of the group of them.

I personally prefer your inspiration picture best, the one where you don’t like how the colors are clupmed together.  I think when you try to hard to separate the daisies from the roses, it looks to “done” if that makes sense.

Post # 11
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

I just made my bouquet! And I also had an issue with having the same colors touch each other lol but i noticed that it made it look too clean and put together! I just started randomly placing the flowers and moving it around until i thought it looked perfect! 

Post # 12
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with PPs, a more random feel will make it look much better. Also, I like the teal, but not in the clumps, maybe just a single bead mixed in here and there?

Post # 13
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would get another white flower and more greenery and try it that way- I think having an additional smaller flower to work with would make it easier to arrange in a way that isn’t so contrived

Post # 15
100 posts
Blushing bee

Back in the day…my mom carried a real bouquet, but also had a silk one made identical so that she could keep it. It still sits on her dresser under a glass dome with their wedding photo.  

I think real flowers are beautiful, but maybe you should have both!

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