Fresh flower wedding bouquets look fresh and natural, but some brides don't mind having artificial or silk flowers for their wedding bouquets. The technology nowadays enable silk flowers to look so life-like. Not just that, they touch and feel like the real thing.
Of course when you're having artificial flowers, you can transport them safely without worrying about destroying the flowers. You can prepare ahead, a few days before your wedding and not worry they will dry out. You can adjust them, have each bloom at the exact position in an arrangement.
There are so many advantages to using faux flowers for your wedding.
If you still prefer fresh flowers, look at these fresh flower wedding bouquets for ideas...
A lovely hand tied bouquet of craspedias, brunias and white daisies, tied with a dark grey polka dot ribbon.
This sweet green bouquet is a mixture of green tea roses and green mini cymbidiums.
A minimalist cascading bouquet of green anthuriums, pink roses, white cymbidiums and some vines.
A lovely bouquet made of pink roses, ornithogalums, white freesias and some pink fillers. I love the little detail of the 'tail', making the bouquet something special.
How To Make Your Fresh Flower Wedding Bouquets Last Longer?
As a wedding florist, how can I let the bride enjoy their bouquet longer? How can I, as a bride, enjoy and admire my bouquet longer? This has always been the mission of wedding florists and the expectation of brides to wedding bouquets.
There are many ways to achieve this common goal. Below are some techniques and advice you could follow.
1. Condition and treat your fresh flowers before you arrange them.
This is every florist's responsibility. Some techniques include, cutting off the flower stems in water and cutting the stems slantingly among others. For more detailed explanation regarding these practises, visit my page on keeping cut flowers fresh.
2. Use fresh flower food.
While preparing to make your bouquet, soak the flower stems in a pail of clean water, with added flower food. This flower food contains nutrients and minerals that your flowers need to last longer.
3. Use a bouquet holder.
A bouquet holder can provide the flowers water supply for a long time, instead of a hand tied bouquet. The same natural look can also be achieved if you use a bouquet holder.
4. Good wiring techniques are used.
For wiring bouquets, florists sometimes just wire each flower and use the floral tape to cover them. Why not wet some cotton and wrap the wired stem with the wet cotton before taping them? This adds extra work but it provides each flower more water supply to last a few more days.
5. Use fresh flower glue.
After you've arranged the flowers in a bouquet holder, use a fresh flower adhesive and put some on where your inserted the flowers. This will hold the flowers in place and make sure they can get the water supply needed.
6. Lessen insertion mistakes.
Florists make mistakes too. While positioning the flowers on the bouquet holder foam, you find that you don't want the flower there, but somewhere else. So, reinsert the flower again. This leaves a hole in foam. If this is done often for a bouquet, you may find the foam is lessened and the chance for your flowers to get the water supply it needs also lessened. Avoid mis-insertion.
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