Peta is a bouquet expert with over 14 years of experience and Emily the owner of a Wedding Specialty Store.
The first article outlines how to make your own stunning rose bouquet and then, in the second article, we examine the various forms the rose bouquet may take.
We hope this information proves invaluable in your quest for the perfect wedding....or any other event requiring a rose bouquet!
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Rose Wedding Bouquets- How To Make Them.
By Peta Fletcher
A red rose wedding bouquet is one of the most popular wedding bouquets chosen by brides- and it's easy to see why.
The red roses that are used are the symbol for love and passion- an important thing in any marriage.
The roses look stunning, and they are very versatile. A rose wedding bouquet looks great with greenery (The red roses are very effective against the dark green leaves), or without.
And you can have a rose wedding bouquet with fresh or silk flowers as well.
They are also not very hard to make, as you will see...
For this bouquet you will need...
Step 1: Wiring and taping...
Wire and tape all the roses, leaves, and crystals. To wire the crystals pass the head pin through the hole in the crystal.
Take a crimp and push in onto the bit of head pin sticking out the bottom of the crystal. Use your crimping tool to squeeze the crimp onto the pin. Make sure to get the crimp as close to the crystal as possible, so that the crystal does not move around.
Now twist your floristy wire around the pin, and tape.
Step 2: Arrange the roses...
Hold seven of your wired-and-taped roses in one hand and fan them out slightly.
Take three crystals and place them around the center rose.
Hold them in place with a small piece of tape.
Step 3: Prepare the bouquet tailpiece...
For the tail piece you will need five leaves, two roses and three crystals.
Use one of the wired-and-taped crystals to start the tail...
Place a leaf just behind the crystal and tape them together. Just below this place a rose and tape it in place.
Put two leaves just below and to the either side of the rose and tape them into position.
Take another crystal and place it just beneath this rose and tape.
Add your last two leaves, and a final crystal, and tape.
Don't worry that there are only two roses on the tail- A rose from the head of the wedding bouquet will give the illusion of three roses.
Place this tailpiece to one side so that it's out of the way- we'll get back to it later.
Step 4: Add some crystals to the rose wedding bouquet...
Next we place three crystals around the center rose, and tape them into place.
Holding your roses in your hand, place seven leaves around the center rose.
Now place four crystals between the roses on the outside of the bouquet. Tape these in place.
Step 5: Add the leaves...
Take the remaining leaves and place them around the outside of the bouquet to help frame it.
Make sure that you slightly overlap the leaves- this will give the wedding bouquet a more fanned look.
Place a small piece of tape at the top to hold in position.
Step 6: Add the tailpiece...
Add your tail piece to the front of the bouquet.
Be sure that you have a rose above the crystal at the top of the tail. To do this you may have to bend the wires on the tail piece slightly.
Use a piece of stem tape to hold in place.
Step 7: Arrange roses and crystals...
Its important with a rose wedding bouquet to make sure that all the flowers and crystals are sitting where you want them to.
If they are not then pull them into position.
Add any leftover crystals or leaves and then trim and tape your handle.
Step 8: Prepare the bouquet handle...
To wrap your handle in red ribbon, start at the bottom and wrap towards the top of the bouquet.
Keep wrapping until all the ribbon is used.
To hold in place push the heads pins with the attached crystals through the ribbon into the stem tape.
Leave about a finger spacing between each pin.
Be careful not to push the pin all the way through as you don't want any part of the pin sticking to the bride!
There you have it! In eight easy steps a rose wedding bouquet!
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Choosing Your Wedding Bouquet
By Emily Tanner
It’s always a perplexing question when people ask what kind of wedding bouquet you want. These days there is such an abundance of choice that there are very few restrictions. The only possible restriction is the shape of your dress as certain dress length, styles and fabrics are not suited to all types of bouquet.
So, what types of bouquet are there?
The first type of bouquet which is very popular at the moment is the fresh looking small bunch bouquet. These generally contain a handful of calla lily stems or tulips and are often designed to be carried across the arm.
These are ideal for spring and summer weddings that have a pure and simple theme. Note though that these can look quite plain and ordinary if table decorations and bridesmaids are also in whites and creams.
Trailing bouquets are always popular for bridal bouquets as they add drama to the bridal gown. These bouquets are ideal for shorter, rounder brides as they elongate the frame. Ensure they are not too large though as they do tend to take over a bit. Trailing bouquets may contain various lilies, roses and trailing greenery.
Hand held posy – spherical
Hand held posies are the type of bouquet usually held by bridesmaids although more and more brides are going for this option. These are shaped like a small ball into which roses are worked to produce a beautiful pattern whichever angle it is viewed from. These bouquets last really well because the centerpiece is usually heavily watered thus making this choice a great one for warm weather weddings.
Hand held posy – soft and trailing
The second type of hand held posy is the kind that is more loosely tied and often with trailing greenery. This has all the advantages of the usual hand held posy except the look is softer and less ‘neat.’ This makes the bouquet look more natural and less contrived which is perfect for brides who are looking for something more unusual and organic looking.
These often include other objects such as feathers, ribbons, shells etc in addition to flowers. Some brides choose to have no fresh flowers in their bouquet at all. The beauty of a bouquet like this is that it won’t wilt, it will last much longer and will provide a real talking point.
Whether you are going for a classical posy, a trailing bouquet or an unusual bouquet, it should be a personal choice. The type of bouquet you choose needs to be right for you and in keeping with the rest of the theme for your big day.
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