I luckily got a majority of my flowers at a craft store that was relocating and had marked down almost everything to 90 percent off. Most of the flowers are 'real touch' which means the feel of them is close to real flowers and look more realistic. (Some were marked 15 dollars a stem, I lucked out!). I wanted something funky that stood out but wasn't too crazy. The flowers I used are: Star Protea (spiky), a dark pink Lilly, a semi closed yellow rose bud, an Olive green Calla Lilly, some green filler and I added some orchids to mine to make it stand out. I wrapped it twice with sheer silver organza ribbon and wrapped a rhinestone strand around.
When arranging flowers I began with my largest elements (spikey protea plants). I began with an odd number as odd numbers generlaly look better design-wise. Once I had them laid out how I wanted I wrapped them a few times with florist tape. (the tape isn't sticky until the heat from your hands warm it). Then I added the lillies, then callas. Once I was sure I liked the layout I began to fill in the spaces with the yellow rose buds and lastly I used the green filler and orchids to do the rest. How to know when it looks right? Sometimes you need a fresh eye... don't have anyone to get advice from.. try taking a photo of it. I often find that seeing something I made photographed gives me an entire new perspective on it.
That's basically it. I made 5 boquuets all together with the same style but the MOH bouquet was wrapped a little differently.
09/04/2010 at 11:49 am
congrats to you :D