wedding bouquet

singing of spring

This lively arrangement is perfect for brides who love color.

AThis spectacular bouquet is alive with a combination of spring colors. The yellow and pink tulips, orange stars-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalums), light- peach amaryllises, yellow hyacinths and coral Gloriosa lilies add warm hues to the design while the blue grape hyacinths (Muscaris) and lavender hyacinths contribute cool colors. In addition, the bouquet features a variety of textures, both within individual flowers and in their placement; some were arranged to protrude, and others are nestled farther in to create exciting dimension and depth. This variety of flowers not only creates sophisticated combinations of color
and texture but also brings great fragrance to the arrangement.
Unlike most spring bridal bouquets, which feature one dominant color and type of flower, this bouquet would enhance almost any wedding gown and complement most wedding color schemes. And although it maintains the appearance of a hand-tied bouquet, it is designed in a bouquet holder, with stems taped around the handle and wrapped with a tulip leaf.

MATERIALS: Wedding Belle® Straight Handle Holder and Oasis® Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; Floratape® stem wrap from ALCAN Corporation; all flowers from Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center; Ruscus from favorite supplier.

Design by Christina M. Burton, AIFD

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

Cluster three to five Muscaris,
and wrap their stems with
stem wrap. Cut the stems at
an angle for easier insertion
into the bouquet.
Insert wooden picks into the
hyacinth stems. Glue the
wooden picks into the
bouquet holder.
Secure discarded stems around the bouquet holder handle with waterproof tape, then glue a tulip leaf around the tape.

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