Making a bridal bouquet is very personal and in many ways less expensive than purchasing an already made bouquet. None of these bouquets below require a lot of time to make, but they are also not meant to be a last-minute project before the actual wedding. These three wedding bouquet ideas are very easy to make, and require minimal tools in creating them. Floral tape, wire cutters, and white satin ribbon is all that you need for making these bouquets. When the bouquet calls for using leaves or fronds, always place these around the flowers to form an attractive “casing.” In measuring the floral tape, use a 5″ or 6″ length to secure the base of the stems when they are bundled together. Add as many of the suggested types of flowers in a bouquet until you find that there are enough. You want to feel comfortable holding the bouquet during the wedding ceremony. Once the bouquet is made, store it in the refrigerator until it is time for the wedding ceremony. Here are three great floral combinations for your bridal bouquets:
Lily-of-the-Valley and baby’s breath. There is something very special about lily-of-the-valley. Highly fragrant, the white bell-shaped flowers could easily pass for wedding bells themselves. This is the flower for the month of May and symbolizes a return to happiness. Think of this flower as your “honeymoon flower”, always bringing happiness to your marriage. The lily-of-the-valley flowers that you use should have nice long stems with fresh white flowers. Combine these flowers with two sprigs of baby’s breath and hosta fronds for a unique wedding bouquet.
Azalea and bachelor’s button. While azaleas come in red, purple, and pink, they also come in white which can make for an exotic bridal bouquet. Commonly grown on the east coast of the United States, a spray of white azaleas combined with blue bachelors button makes an attractive bridal bouquet. The striking contrast of these two flowers will have a special appeal to the bride who wants something that symbolizes herself. The Chinese consider the azalea asymbol of womanhood, while the bachelor’s button is a flower that was once worn by men who were in love. The symbolic female – male flowers here are united in one bundle for love everlasting. For an extra touch, add two or three hyacinth leaves to the bouquet.
Gardenias. Gardenias are another beautiful flower that can be used in a bridal bouquet. These flowers have a pleasant fragrance to them which is not too overpowering. For contrast, combine 3 or 4 pale pink carnations with the gardenias. The color pink symbolizes love, a soft, gentle hue that will enrich your relationship. Accent with a sprig or two of Silver King Artemisia. Silver is symbolic of feminine energy. You are the moon to your groom’s sun when you decide to make this bridal bouquet.