In today’s blog post, I am serving up some bridal bouquet inspiration, which was created by one of our team members, Leslie! We always enjoy in-house styled shoots, mostly because we get to work with flowers and we get to play dress-up. (Marina is pictured below wearing her stunning wedding gown from Maggie Sottero.) This bouquet was inspired by springtime and Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. It includes flowers like deep-purple tulips, romantic spray roses and fragrant freesia. If you like the overall look but the colors don’t fit your palette, don’t worry! This soft bridal bouquet can also be created in a wide range of colors to match your wedding theme.
- 8 stems purple tulips
- 8 stems of lavender spray roses
- 11 stems of purple freesia
- 8 stems of Italian ruscus
- 9 stems of white asters
- Floral Tape
- Floral Shears
Step 1: Prepare
Prepare your blooms by trimming the ends of the stems and hydrating for at least 12 hours. Spray roses may need additional prep of removing thorns and any guard petals (the outer 3-5 petals of the rose).
Step 2: Making the Bouquet
Begin your bouquet with 4 stems of your central flowers. In this case, we used a cluster of spray roses and tulips. Then begin adding in the freesia, a cluster of asters, and the strands of Italian Ruscus until you have a size you are comfortable with, then secure with floral tape.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Finish the bouquet by wrapping 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 ribbon to desired length (we left it long and flowing!), and secure with a decorative knot. Use floral shears to cut stems to desired length.
(This bouquet was created by a FiftyFlowers team member (a regular DIY-er and not a professional florist).