The bride, owner of Nolan Jewelry, was a crafty DIY bride, which makes sense. But she was smart enough to know to not do her own bouquet for her wedding. A big no-no in my book. It really takes way longer than one would think. Sometimes we remake the bouquet 3 times to get it right, and I know I wouldn't want to be fumbling around the day before my wedding. This style however, of wildflowers, is the easiest.
Summer 2012 Weddings
Above: At Smog Shoppe. Photo courtesy of Maya Myers Photography. Red dahlias, brown scabiosa pods, green bluperum, green seeded eucalyptus, white larkspur.
Below: At Rancho Del Cielo. Photo courtesy of Beautiful Day Photography. A mix of pinks, purples and whites: snapdragons, stock, larkspur, lisianthus.
For Wildflower Bouquets You Need:
1 bunch larkspur or stock
1 bunch dahlias or lisianthus
1 bunch snapdragons
1 bunch wild greens
Clean all flowers and cut really long stems to about 16-18'' so it's easier to work with.
Divide the flowers into the number of bouquets and separate bunches.
Using the spiral technique (attend my class if you need to learn;) take one of each type of flower in your left hand, and continue to add in one type of flower, alternating 1-2-3-4, so that you get a nice mix throughout.
Secure with floral tape, duct tape, whatever you have that will hold it!
Add ribbon and secure with pins.
Cut stems all same length and place in water.
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