Here Comes the Bride . . .
The most important flower arrangement in a wedding is the Bridal Bouquet. Why? Because, the Bride is the Center of the Wedding. All eyes are on the Bride. The Bridal Bouquet completes her picture!
This bouquet is a cascade. This design follows the design of the softness, formality, and flow of the Bride’s Wedding Gown. A cascade bouquet is an excellent choice for a formal gown.
I created Megan’s bouquet with white stephanotis, hydrangeas, spray roses, garden roses, Baby’s Breath. Pink roses, lisianthus, blue limonium and springeri completed the bouquet.
I used an extra-large bouquet form of floral foam for this bouquet. I choose this to add moisture to the blooms. This also allows the blooms to be front facing. Soak the form for at least 24 hours.
I began the bouquet by creating the trail first. I took a 8” long piece of springeri greenery and wired it to the end of an 18” long piece of florist wire. To this I added a single bloom of wired stephanotis, spray roses, blue limonium, and more springeri to create a trail of flowers about 10 inches. This left the end unfinished wire about 8” long. I took the end of the wire and ran it up the bottom to the top of the bouquet form. I made a hook on the end of the wire. I pulled the completed trail of flowers downward, causing the hook to catch in the form of the bouquet. This allows the trail to move freely in the bouquet.
I place the handle of the bouquet form in a piece of styrofoam. Place a heavy object on the back of the styrofoam to prevent the bouquet from falling while you are working on it. I usually permit the bouquet near the edge of a table, allowing the trail to overhang the edge. I began the center of the bouquet by covering the center with hydrangea blooms close to the form. I covered the edges of the form with springeri. I then began building the bouquet by adding the other flowers to meet and combine with the trail. I finished the bouquet by adding touches of blue limonium around the outer edges of the bouquet.
This is the Wedding Bouquet of Megan Brown Campbell.
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