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Making a Bridal Bouquet for a Smoky Mountain Elopement!

 The raw materials…

 And the goodie box…

 

 The cruelest cut!  For his boutonniere…

 

Pull the wire through the base of the rose for stability and wrap the stem. 
Keep it long enough for the ‘curl’…

 

Wrap with floral tape…

Curl around a pick, and add a corsage pin – poof!  You have a boutonniere…

Now, repair any broken stems.  We only had a few stems of Bells of Scotland,
so I really needed this one…

Adding a pick and a piece of wire about twice as long…

Wrapped with floral tape – voila!

Strip all the stems (no leaves and thorns for this bride!) …

Laying the base of the bride’s bouquet…

Add color…

The focal point – a beautiful white rose…

And fill with more color- baby’s breath adds depth…

The delicate pink of the snapdragons brings it all to life…

Trim the stems to an even length…

Cut!

Scrunch a rubber band -tight as you can!- up to the top of the bare stems.
(This is harder than it looks and always takes more than one try!)

Wrap with floral tape to make it disappear, and repeat at the base of the stems…

Carefully measure a precise length of ribbon 😉
Seriously?  I pull as much off the roll as I can, with my arms held wide.  That’s almost six feet!

Lay the center of the ribbon on the top taped band, and crisscross behind the stems…

Make your first knot on top of the center…

Direction matters:  make all your knots the same way.  Criss-cross behind the stems,
knot in front…

Make a double knot at the base…

Tie your bow…

Then pull and twist until you’re satisfied with it!  Wired ribbon *rocks*…

And there you have it: a beautiful bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere…

Wedding flowers for our Smoky Mountain elopement this afternoon!

One Comment

  1. Anne Dionian
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Beautiful!! How exciting to be scrolling down the pictures, thinking that looks exactly like the beautiful flowers I had when…whatd’ya know…they are!! Thanks Sandee…

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