As you know, the flowers that the bride anxiously squeezes in her hand throughout the wedding celebration, carry not only a decorative function but acquire a sacred meaning. There are a huge number of legends, signs, and beliefs associated with this bouquet, not to mention the fact that at the end of a significant evening the bride will have to part with the flowers it is quite possible that the bouquet will bring luck to one of her unmarried friends So, if you do not want to spend time and money on florists, who, moreover, are very likely not to understand your plan to the end, and, most importantly, if you want your bouquet to be charged with your energy, and not someone else’s Also, we suggest you try to collect your perfect bouquet yourself.
Usually, brides prefer roses, this is not surprising: according to tradition, roses of delicate shades are considered an attribute of femininity and girlish beauty. Not for nothing according to legend, when Aphrodite came out of the sea foam to the shore, everywhere, wherever she stepped with her legs, these wonderful flowers bloomed. So, roses are the first and most reliable option, firstly, due to their appearance, and secondly, because of their durability. Roses are practically the only flowers that without any problems will last all day without losing their petals. If you prefer to refuse roses and pay attention to more original options, then you can safely use lilies. Also often the bride’s bouquet is gathered from peonies: they symbolize a strong marriage, a happy family, tender love, fun, and compassion. The only trouble is that peonies are perhaps the most short-lived of all possible colors.
Pay attention to orchids. These beautiful plants are a symbol of freshness, purity, and tenderness, they are considered aristocrats of the flower world. A bouquet made of them will be a wonderful addition to the bride’s delicate image, emphasize her charm, and such a bouquet can remain fresh for quite some time. But the most extravagant flowers, of which, strangely enough, often create wedding masterpieces Callas. This plant came into fashion at the beginning of the 20th century then at the peak of popularity, there were weighty bouquets with long stems decorated with massive bows. Despite the fact that calls are considered masculine flowers, refinement, and tenderness prevail in them, the floral arrangement of them will be the perfect complement to the image of the bride. Such flowers look great in a solo bouquet, they are elegant and chic without any addition. And their stamina allows a happy newlywed not to worry about the preservation of flowers throughout the day.
If you have a large number of movements on your wedding day, you may prefer the most reliable and simple option artificial flowers. Of course, such a bouquet will not exude aroma, but it can be made of any color and shape, supplemented with fancy figures, and most importantly, it will definitely be absolutely unique. And so where you can not deny yourself the pleasure and collect a bouquet, for example, from poppies and other wildflowers, which are not resistant, but incredibly sweet and gentle.
Beauty in the details
The most uncomplicated way to collect a bouquet is at the same time the most popular: it is a miniature round bouquet, the basis for which is a basket it will allow for a long time to preserve the freshness and proper appearance of the flowers, because they have to accompany the bride all day and part of the night.
To make such a bouquet you will need: basket; oasis; twisted cord or tape; double-sided tape.
You will also have to take care of a sharp knife, various decor items sparkling crystals, pearls, bugles, in short, everything that you think will fit your little masterpiece. It will also be necessary to acquire glue and most importantly: fresh flowers and decorative greens.
Getting to work
To begin with, you have to decorate the basket, because, as you know, a work of art consists of little things, so you should not lose sight of anything. Fill the pen with pieces of absorbent material, in other words, napkins or toilet paper this will allow the flowers to hold tight in the portbasket and not fall out at the most crucial moment. Most often, the handle is wrapped with tape or a twisted cord, using a glue gun to fix them securely. Now wrap the handle with cling film this is necessary in order not to accidentally stain the finished part of the bouquet while making another.
An oasis is a term used by florists, in fact, means a sponge, which is used in floristry as a basis for creating compositions of freshly cut flowers. As a rule, an oasis is made of a material with capillary properties, which absorbs well and retains moisture for a long time. So, while you are decorating the basket, the oasis needs to be immersed in water so that it is properly wet. Trying to speed up the process is not worth it: if you press on the sponge, it will only deform or fall apart. Check its readiness is very simple: it will darken, become heavier and sink to the bottom.
When the sponge has reached the desired condition, you should carefully remove it from the water and move it to the portbasket, fixing the oasis with wire. The principle is extremely simple: the stronger you attach one element to another, the longer the bouquet will last.
We make the basis of the bouquet
We need to drape the upper part of the basket with greenery. So, for example, rose leaves or any other plant that does not dry out are perfect. We recommend gluing leaves with an overlap, using double-sided tape.
Stems of flowers need to be fastened together. If there is no self-confidence, ready-made pen covers are offered to your attention they are made of fabric or a special spider line. But if one seriously wonders how to make the bride’s bouquet herself, it should be borne in mind that the cuff and basket decorated with fresh herbs look much more elegant.
And finally, the time has come for the most important stage we fill the portbasket with flowers! The stems should be cut, leaving about 6 cm in length: inserted into the oasis, so they will hold tight, without interfering with each other. Flowers must be inserted in a circle as densely as possible to each other. If you want to “dilute” the flowers with greens, leave small gaps between the buds. Now. When the main part is ready, you can start decorating. In matters of decoration, the main thing is not to lose your mind a brilliant bouquet, where no flowers can be seen behind rhinestones, is unlikely to make a positive impression on the environment.
It is also necessary to remember that the first pancake, as everyone knows, is lumpy, so you have to stock up not only with a large number of materials “in reserve”, but also practice in advance. If you didn’t succeed in creating the perfect bride’s bouquet the first time, do not despair, try again!