wedding bouquet

exotic leaves

Variegated ginger leaves envelop a sheaflike design.

Taken from exotic ginger plants, several broad, glossy leaves gracefully envelop a sunny collection of miniature callas. The yellowish variegation of the ginger-leaf wrapping coordinates beautifully with the yellow callas and enhances the bouquet’s dignified appearance. But if the bride prefers something other than yellow, miniature callas offer a multitude of color choices, many of which would be complemented by other variegated leaves including ti, Maranta, Calathea, Aspidistra, Dracaena and croton.
Regal enough for the bride and easy enough to be made in multiples for attendants, this sleek sheaflike creation has an air of formality that dictates its use at grand springtime and summertime events.

MATERIALS: miniature callas and variegated ginger leaves from California cut flower growers; Tack 2000 spray adhesive from
Design Master Color Tool; Oasis® Waterproof
Tape from Smithers-Oasis.

Excerpted from Florists’ Review 101 Wedding Bouquets with How-To Instructions.
 
HOW TO 1:
Arrange callas in your hand.
Surround the blossoms with
vertically placed ginger leaves.
Bind with waterproof tape.
 
HOW TO 2:
Cut away some of the
"spines” to make the
remaining leaves more pliable.
 
HOW TO 3:
Spray the backsides of the
leaves with adhesive. Wrap
the design with the leaves,
starting just below the
blossoms.

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