Suggest this dramatic bouquet
and coordinating cocktail ring for brides and their attendants.
Brides searching for tropical-inspired or out-of-the-ordinary floral
accents will be wowed by this stunning bouquet, with its spiky textures
and warm color palette. A hip, oversized cocktail ring featuring a billy
button makes a complementary, modern accessory to accompany attendants
or others in the ceremony.
The bouquet is constructed by first inserting deciduous huckleberry
stems around the base of a bouquet holder, then trimming them with
scissors into an even circle. After the pincushions (Leucospermum ‘High
Gold’) and conebushes (Leucadendron ‘Lennox’) are arranged, the bouquet
is encircled by a “ribbon” of decorative mesh that is cut into a strip
with frayed edges.
Sturdy Cymbidium orchid petals and Hydrangea florets form the base for
the colorful, attention-grabbing billy button (Craspedia) on the ring,
which is handmade from aluminum and bullion wire. Choose these or
similar sturdy blossoms.
Silver Aluminum Wire and Bullion Wire and Oasis® Floral Adhesive from
Smithers-Oasis; ArtMesh® from ArtMesh/Earth-Deco; Leucospermums,
Leucadendrons and deciduous huckleberry from California cut flower
growers; miniature Cymbidium orchid, billy button (Craspedia) and
Hydrangea from favorite suppliers.
Ring design by Christina M. Burton, AIFD
Bouquet from Winning Bouquet Combinations. To order, call (800)
367-4708, or visit the “Bookstore”
Coil aluminum wire several
times around your finger to
create the ring form, leaving
the tail of the aluminum wire
bent upward on the top side
of the ring.
Flatten a ball of bullion wire as
a base for the flowers, and
impale it on the vertical
aluminum wire tail. Trim the
tail to about a quarter of an
inch, at a 45-degree angle.
Remove the center from a mini Cymbidium, and affix the outer
petals to the ring base with floral adhesive. Glue on Hydrangea
petals, and finish with a billy button impaled on the aluminum wire
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