Wedding Flowers - Bridal Designs
Bouquets for the bride, bridesmaids and flower girl, corsages and
Flowers for the church and the wedding reception.
Free instructions on making a hand tied bridal bouquet.
A wedding is one of the most important occasions in
life. A wedding would just not be the same without flowers. Every bride
wants her wedding to be memorable. The flowers
provide the finishing touch to this very special day. The
flowers can be a simple or elaborate design depending on the
type of wedding that is being planned.
Flowers in their own right are beautiful. A skilled
designer can turn these flowers into a work of art in the same
way a dress designer can turn a length of fabric into an
For a very simple wedding the flowers may only
consist of a
single long stemmed rose for the bride. An elaborate wedding
could run into thousands of dollars. Most weddings fall
somewhere between the two. An average wedding could consist
of a bouquet for the bride, the bridesmaids, and a flowergirl,
hairpieces, corsages for the mothers and button holes for the
bridegroom and groomsmen, flowers for the church and the reception.
Different Styles Of Bouquets
are different styles of bouquets. Round, victorian posy, trailer,
sheaf, crescent, line and cascade bouquets.
Large trailing bouquets particularly suit romantic wedding
gowns. An elegant line bouquet is a good choice for a slim
fitting gown. A modern style bouquet will suit the contemporary bride.
The Bridesmaid's Bouquets
bridesmaids'or matron of honour's flowers should never
overshadow those of the brides. After all, it is the bride's
special day. The bridesmaid's bouquet can be a different style
or a smaller version of the bride's bouquet perhaps using
another variety of flowers or in another colour.
The Flower Girl
young child, often a relative or daughter of a close friend, is given
the honour of being asked to be the flower girl. The
flowers can be a small posy similar to the bridesmaids', a snowball or
a basket of flowers. A hoop covered with ribbon
with a garland of flowers and foliage entwined around is a
for a look of harmony for the entire bridal party's flowers in the
choice of style, flowers and colour. A bride
carrying a delicate bouquet of roses, orchids and fern will look out of
place if the bridesmaids are carrying a modern sheaf of strelitzias
(bird of paradise).
of the bride should be taken into account. A small
posy or a single long stemmed flower would look out of proportion
carried by a large girl. A very petite girl will be overwhelmed
by a huge cascading bouquet.
flowers should suit the personality of the bride. A bride
who dresses in the latest fashion will most likely want something very
individual when it comes to flowers. Perhaps
a modern style bouquet of exotic flowers such as anthuriums
with tropical leaves.
white flowers are still the most popular choice
for wedding flowers. Pastel shades are also very popular. A bride who
wants a dramatic look could have a bouquet of bright jewel coloured
flowers. This could look very effective if the bridesmaids are wearing
vivid coloured dresses and carrying
similar coloured bouquets.
Beware of red, purple or dark blue flowers if the wedding is in the
evening, as the flowers can appear very dark in the photographs.
will look most effective when a theme is followed
through. The theme might be classical, romantic, dramatic,
ultra modern or exotic. Carry this theme through the bridal party's
flowers, the church and through to the reception area.
This will give a feeling of unity to the wedding day.
and foliage used in weddings should be fairly long lasting, as they
will need to look fresh for several hours. Orchids, spray carnations,
lisianthus, liliums, stephanotis, gypsophila, misty and wax flower are
all fairly long lasting varieties.
For The Church
lovely arrangement positioned at the door will welcome guests.
Arrangements can be placed on either side of the alter. Pew decorations
can be made with wide ribbon or tulle. These can be made into bows with
long streamers and accented with sprays of flowers. Always find out the
church's policy in regard to using flowers.
arrangements full of flowers with cascading stems of foliage,
table centre pieces, garlands of flowers placed around the bridal
table can all play an important part of a memorable wedding day.
Twinkling fairy lights can be wound around foliage to give a magical
arch decorated with foliage and flowers and entwined with tulle, urns
placed on pedestals full of flowers and cascading foliage will look
wonderful in a garden setting.
On How To Make A Hand Tied Bouquet
natural hand tied bouquet is very popular. The same type of flowers can
be used together such as roses or a variety of different flowers. If
desired, leaves such as camellia
can be placed around the edges. This type of bouquet is made
by holding the flower and foliage stems in one hand and adding
the other stems around in a spiral fashion, criss crossing the
stems at the one point, and binding them in position with string.
A ribbon bow with long tails completes the bouquet.
suitable materials - you will need flowers with fairly long stems such
as roses, irises, carnations, alstroemeria, freesias, Singapore orchids
and lisianthus. Suitable foliage is eucalyptus gum, box, ivy, nandina
or leather fern. A mixed bouquet looks best using three to four
varieties of flowers plus foliage.
the ends of the stems on a slant and give flowers a long drink. Strip
off the lower foliage from the ends of the stems. Lay the flowers out
on the table. Start of with the largest flower to form the centre. Hold
the stem in the left hand about 15-20cm (6-8") from the base of the
flower head. With the right hand, add about 4- 6 clusters of foliage
evenly around, criss crossing the stems on an angle. Secure stems in
place by placing the end of a piece of string and winding it around a
couple of times. Do not cut the string.
5-6 of the same type of flowers evenly around. If desired, place a
small flower between each one and secure in place with a couple of
twists of string. Keep the the bouquet a gentle rounded shape across
the top, like an upside down saucer shape criss crossing all the stems,
and give the bouquet a quarter turn clockwise every now and again.
Secure stems in position with string at the same place as before when
necessary. Continue adding flowers and foliage until the bouquet is the
desired size and then secure with string, winding it firmly around
several times at the same place. Cut the string and tuck the end in.
the ends off the flower and foliage stems so they are about 6-8"
(15-20cm) long and all the same level. Spray lightly with water.
off the bouquet by tying a piece of wide ribbon around the bouquet to
cover the string and tie the ribbon in a bow with long tails.
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