Budget brides rely on easy wedding flower designs to create their own affordable bouquets. This bouquet tutorial is shows how to stay in budget and make simple flower arrangements by utilizing large flowers in bright colors. Using a few large flowers will cut down the total amount of flowers needed per bouquet. Check out the pictures and read the step by step instructions to learn how simple it is to make professional looking bouquets when you order wholesale flowers online.
Gather 2 large white hydrangeas and 1 min green hydrangea , wrap the 3 stems with floral tape to secure the center of your bouquet.
When using large flowers like hydrangeas with smaller flowers like roses, threading is an effective technique to create and even patterned bouquet. Insert the very end of the stem through the florets of the hydrangea and thread the stem through just like you are sewing.
Grab the stem and pull it through the space in the hydrangeas, just like putting a needle and thread through fabric. This will allow you to have roses poking out of the hydrangeas which will help you make a more consistent color pattern.
Continue to add to your pattern and secure the flowers with stem wrap. Once you have created the size you desire, use stem wrap to secure all the flowers together tightly. Next, cut all the stems so they are the same length.
There are many ways to secure ribbon and create your bouquet wrap. You can use corsage pins to create a beautiful corseted look or you can use floral adhesive to hide all mechanics. When using corsage pins make sure you are pushing the pins into the stems vertically so the ends do not poke out the other side and injure the bride or bridesmaids.
Adding oranges, lemons, and limes to fresh flower arrangements has become very popular for weddings and events. Citrus fruits bring a natural bright element and texture to centerpieces. Many times DIY’ers avoid the use of citrus fruits in fear that they will damage the flowers or even because they are not sure how to mechanically piece these types of arrangements together. Well now you have the answers…
Here’s what you need to know:
- The acidity of citrus fruit can shorten the vase life of fresh flowers, so a floral liner or use a smaller vase inside a larger vase to keep the flowers and fruit separate. Just fill the center smaller vase with flowers and the outer, larger vase with fruit!
- Flowers can be arranged with citrus fruit without a barrier, but the vase life will be decreased.
- Any type of citrus fruit can be used, whole or sliced. Including lemons, limes, and oranges.
- Cut apples, pears or bananas will brown and should not be used. Fruits like grapes will float in water.
This lovely centerpiece from Lee Forrest Design, photographed by Andi Mans Photography uses sliced oranges to add a pop of color to this elegant flower scheme. The oranges also cover up the floral foam used to construct this gorgeous arrangement.
The arrangement below is featured on Better Homes and Gardens as an easy DIY project! Be sure to check out this great tutorial! It is important to keep in mind that citrus decreases the vase life of fresh flowers. To combat this, place a smaller vase or glass inside the pitcher to hold the flowers. Wedge the lemon slices in between the two vases, which will hold them securely in place.
Slices aren’t the only way to use citrus! Check out this gorgeous table setting by One Charming Party, photographed by Nicole Hill Gerulat and featured on HGTV! The arrangements use halved blood oranges on floral picks, and whole oranges on the table. The perfectly smooth, round shape is uncommon and unexpected in floral design, adding to the visual interest.
Use oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruit – choose a color to enhance your flowers! These brilliant centerpieces were featured on Hostess with the Mostess and photographed by Le Blanc Lifestyle Photography. A floral liner was used to keep the floral foam separate from the lemons.
What do you think of these charming centerpieces? Share your ideas with us!
This month’s featured DIY bride and winner of a $100 American Express Gift Card is Rachael. Her rustic, vintage-themed wedding was absolutely gorgeous – and the flowers are simply stunning! All of these beautiful moments were captured by Marcus Bierbaum Photography. Check out the full photo spread here!
“…I would like you know that the flowers that we received were perfect! …The instructions were very clear and we were able to make amazing bouquets for my bridal party. They were also a blast to make!” ~ Rachael, DIY bride
Rachael’s bouquets included several types of garden roses. The Garden Rose Miranda is a pink rose with frilled inner petals. As a large, fluffy rose, it works wonderfully in bouquets. Garden Rose O’Hara Light Pink is the paler pink rose, which adds romantic yet sophisticated texture. The Garden Rose O’Hara White is a classic white garden rose with a large, elegant bloom.
Rachael used Eskimo White and Versilia Peach roses to accentuate the main garden roses and to add color. As filler flowers, the bouquets include white lisianthus, white hydrangea to make up a beautiful variety. Dianthus, green hypericum and lotus pods (purchase these at your local craft store) add a touch of whimsy.
To add to the rustic feel, the bouquets were wrapped in burlap ribbon. Rachael added a touch of silky white ribbon to her own.
Did we mention they got married in a barn?! The couple actually restored the floors, built stairs and cleaned out the hay themselves!
What are your thoughts on this lovely wedding?
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