This posy will keep its pretty pink color long after the wedding day.
For brides who want
flowers that will last beyond the wedding but are turned off by the
thought of manufactured blooms, preserved flowers are a great option.
This lovely bouquet features carnations and Hydrangea florets, both in
pretty pastel pink, that will retain their natural-looking colors and
shapes. The stems are wired, then hot-glued, into the soft floral foam
of a bouquet holder and are accented with a collar of preserved Gardenia
leaves. The backsides of the leaves are facing up, giving the collar a
lighter shade of green and allowing the natural pattern of each leaf to
be more prominent.
A trend-forward pink-, brown- and ivory-striped ribbon covers
the handle of the bouquet holder, and a few ribbon streamers are left at
the top to casually drape as the bride or bridesmaid walks down the
Hydrangeas and Gardenia leaves from Verdissimo USA; Wedding
Belle® Straight-Handle Bouquet Holder, Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue and Oasis®
Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; Tack 2000 spray adhesive from
Design Master Color Tool; ribbon from Berwick Offray.
Attach a wire “stem” to each preserved carnation blossom, dip the
stem into hot-melt (pan) glue, and arrange the flowers into the
Spray adhesive onto one
side of a length of ribbon, and cover the bottom tip of the bouquet
holder. Wrap the handle of the bouquet holder with ribbon.
Glue preserved Gardenia
leaves to the underside of the bouquet holder in overlapping fashion
with floral adhesive, facing their reverse sides toward the flowers.
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