Post # 1
I started to play around with silk flowers trying to put together my bridesmaids’ bouquets, and thought I would ask the bees for their opinion. We already decided on silk flowers for the centrepieces – we wanted to save a bit of money, I had a specific idea of what I wanted and I love to do crafts. It was a win all around! So, I thought of maybe also doing the bouquets and the boutonnieres.
Below is my very first try for a hand held bouquet – my trial if you wish. I think I was over zealous with the floral tape ;o) The cabbage, the lambs ears and the succulent are from Afloral and all the rest is from Michael’s. Our colours are black, white and dustry teal and our theme is New York with a bit of 1920s (more Downton Abbey, less Gatsby.)
As mentionned, this one is the trial. I think I may swap some of the roses for cabbage roses and add an anemone.
What do you guys think? Any bees have silk flower bouquets or boutonnieres to share? I would love to see them!
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Post # 2
I think it’s a good trial! Can we see your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses? I am a big picture person, so the more deatials and photos I see of the overall look or inspiraton the better.
I would also suggest using green floral tape, so you can wrap the bouquets secure, and then wrap ribbon over the tape. That can help with a more natural look.
Post # 3
I’m toying between a black Mori Lee dress and a celadon After Six Dessy dress for the brisdesmaids.
Thanks for the suggestion re floral tape. I did use plenty (maybe even too much ;o) for this trial. It was my first bouquet, so I think I need a bit more practice with it to get the hang of it and achieve that natural look.
Post # 4
The trial bouquet looks great, I really like the shape of it! Both of the dresses you posted are lovely, I especially like the black one.
Post # 5
I think they look pretty! I did silk as well.
Post # 6
Love your trial bouquet! I think your silk flowers look amazing and they will look lovely with the dresses you chose!
Post # 7
While I LOVE the black Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, black and lots of natural greens is not my favotire combination. I think the green dress or a more natural coloe would look better with the bouquet you have made. Do you have wedding colors?