Thank you! Of all the shirts I could have been wearing…lol
Thank you! It’s just so gorgeous sitting in a vase right now.
Absolutely! I just learned all this today and my Maid/Matron of Honor did all the flower placement so I can’t help you with that nor do I even have the talent for that but I can get you started! She mentioned something about a 3-5-7 method while placing flowers so I’m sure youtube can help you out. All pictures will be included at the bottom following the number of steps.
1. In the picture, I have one batch of each flower laid out. 1 batch of large coral gerberas, 1 batch of small orange gerberas, 1 batch of foliage of choice, 1 batch of dahlias, 1 batch of runuculus aka buttercups, 1 batch of mums
2. You will need at least two spools of floral tape aka stem tape
3. You will need floral wire. She chose the thicker width as it provides more structure and we cut each piece in half which provided support almost halfway down the uncut flower stems.
-The idea is to provide structure to the flowers that wobble around and are fragile so in my case, we wrapped the gerberas and rununculus but the dahlias and mums had really sturdy stems so it wasn’t necessary. All you do is put the floral wire up against the base of the flower and wrap the tape all the way down to the end of the wire and you want to gently tug/stretch the tape as you go. Once you get to the end, stretch the remaining tail out and wrap it because that way it sticks and won’t come loose. The tape also gives the area between the base of the flowers and where your bouquet wrap starts a nice uniform green color.
– Then you can start building your bouquet. She would wrap the base with the floral tape every so often as she built upon the bouquet so the flowers would all stay in place.
-After you get your bouquet to the desired shape and circumfrence, you can wrap the base of the stems with whatever you want. Then cut the stems evenly where you want the bouquet to end. She also bought boutineer pins which are those little pearls you see that stick into the bouquet to either hold the wrap in place or just decoration. We are going to hot glue gun the end of the wrap at the back of bouquet and use some sort of pins for decoration and add a brooch of some sort (etsy here I come)
Hope this helps you get started! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me and I can try to help or ask my Maid/Matron of Honor.
(I also don’t know why my pictures keep coming out sideways today. They just wont rotate right! Sorry!)