If you’re a lover of all things purple, then you’re going to love this purpleberry bridal bouquet! This bouquet is made up of fresh roses, alstroemeria (also known as Peruvian Lilies) and mini carnations. The mini carnations are more on the berry side but it provides just the right amount of contrast. For dimension, the lovely speckled pattern on the alstroemeria created a perfect eye-catching detail. To break up the color and pattern, we threw in some gorgeous pinky-lavender roses. All three varieties mesh so well effortlessly! We finished off the bouquet with a printed lace ribbon and left the ends long for a whimsical touch.
Walk down the aisle with this exact bouquet recipe or spice up it up by adding in some cascading greenery like Silver Dollar Eucalyptus. If you follow the recipe below and choose to add-in greenery, we recommend using about 6 stems of eucalyptus.
- 7 stems Cool Water Lavender Rose
- 5 stems Bella Rose Mini Carnation
- 4 stems Purple Passion Alstroemeria
- 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. Roses 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 the Cool Water Lavender Rose, 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 Mini Carnations in between the Roses and Alstroemeria 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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