Most bouquets you’ll see on Pinterest are usually full of greenery with little to no flowers. Today’s bridal bouquet inspiration features a flower-packed bouquet. We used garden roses and two different colors of astrantia to create this look. Astrantia is a beautiful filler flower with star-like petals. As you can see below, it fills in the empty space perfectly and also adds amazing texture. Keep scrolling to learn how to arrange your own bouquet.
- 12 stems of Creamy Ivory Peony Garden Roses
- 13 stems of Purple Astrantia
- 10 stems of White Astrantia
- Floral Tape
- Floral Shears
Step 1: Prepare
Prepare your blooms by trimming all stems upon arrival, removing any foliage that will fall below the water level, and hydrating for at least 12 hours in cool, clean water. Garden rose will need additional prep of removing thorns and guard petals (the outer 4-7 petals of the rose).
Step 2: Making the Bouquet
Begin your bouquet with 3 stems of focal flowers. In this case, we used 3 stems of garden roses to begin with. Then start adding additional stems working around in a circle until you have a size you are comfortable with, working the lateral stems of the purple and white astrantia in between the garden roses as you go. Secure with floral tape.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Finish the bouquet by tying with ribbon, making sure to cover the floral tape but leaving the ends of the bouquet exposed so you can continue to hydrate the flowers before you walk down the aisle! Cut the ribbon and your flower stems to the desired length.
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