wedding bouquet

ringed posy

An all-white, Biedermeier-style nosegay is just right for the bride.

A vision in white, this structured Biedermeier-style nosegay, featuring roses, tulips, Freesias and yarrow, is an elegant bridal selection. Arranged in a straight-handled bouquet holder, the concentric rings are formed from the center out, starting at the crown of the holder’s foam cage.
Cascading ribbon streamers, tied at the top with bows and wired onto wood picks, adorn the bouquet’s edge and disguise the holder’s handle. While the streamers add a casual, carefree touch, the ringed Biedermeier nosegay has a stylized, formal feel.

MATERIALS: ‘Eskimo’ roses, tulips, Freesias, cottage yarrow and ivy from California cut flower growers; Wedding Belle Bouquet Holder and Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis; wired wood
picks from W.J. Cowee; picot ribbon and chenille
stems from favorite suppliers.

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

Arrange florals in concentric
rings starting with the center
tulip. Tape hook-shaped
chenille stems to the stems
of ivy leaves with stem wrap.
Arrange the leaves into the
bouquet holder and around the
edge of the bouquet.
Tie several multiloop bows
with long streamers. Fasten
the bows to wired wood picks,
and insert them around the
bouquet’s edge as well.
Bind the streamers at the base
of the bouquet holder with
waterproof tape. Cover the tape
with a band of ribbon, and allow
the streamers to hide the handle.

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