wedding bouquet

bell of the ball

A beautiful summer design for casual or formal events.

Bells-of-Ireland blossoms, removed from their stems in groups, are arranged in a floral-foam sphere to create this captivating pomander bouquet. The flowers’ unusual chartreuse color will accent gowns—whether brides’, bridesmaids’ or flower girls’—in many summer hues.
A decorative corded tassel, which is separated into two elements, serves as the looped handle and the accenting tassel. Both items, the ends of which are taped to avoid unraveling and water wicking, add a little glamour to this pomander bouquet, making it equally suitable for both casual and formal occasions.

MATERIALS: bells-of-Ireland from California cut flower grower; OASIS® Sphere and OASIS® Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; wired wood picks from W.J. Cowee; Floratape stem wrap from ALCAN Corporation; Atlantic Brand boutonniere pins from Milton Adler Co.; corded tassel from favorite supplier.

Excerpted from Florists’ Review 101 Wedding Bouquets with How-To Instructions.














 
HOW TO 1:
Clip bells-of-Ireland florets
from their stems in groups,
leaving the longest stems
possible. Arrange the groups
into a saturated floral- foam
ball. If necessary, secure
the placements with
boutonniere pins.
HOW TO 2:
Attach the cording loop to a
wired wood pick. Dip the
pick’s unwired end into floral
adhesive, and press the pick
into the floral-foam ball.
 
HOW TO 3:
Attach the tassel to a wired
wood pick. Dip the pick’s
unwired end into floral adhesive,
and press the pick into the base
of the floral-foam ball.
 

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