wedding bouquet

lily cluster

Magnolia foliage complements a Magnolia-like formation of lilies.

Such a pristine collection of white lilies needs little ornamentation, but a few well-placed foliage accents can turn a nosegay into a fabulous cascading bouquet. Here, Magnolia leaves, some of which are placed so their autumn-hued backsides are visible, echo the placement of the lilies, which are arranged to resemble a single Magnolia blossom.
Appropriate to the autumnal presentation, a trio of artificial wired vines, braided and coiled into a long swirl, offers a new twist on the traditional ribbon accessory as well as introduces a new and interesting texture to the composition.


MATERIALS: white ‘Stargazer’ lilies and Magnolia leaves from California cut flower growers; Bouquet Mates® Bouquet Holder from Syndicate Sales; artificial wired vines from favorite supplier.


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

 
HOW TO 1:
Arrange Magnolia leaves into
a bouquet holder in cascading
formation, placing many of
them so their brownish backsides are visible.
 
HOW TO 2:
Add lilies into the design.
Place the blossoms so
they appear to form one
large Magnolia-like bloom.
HOW TO 3:
Braid three strands of artificial wired vine. Coil the braided vines into a swirl, and insert it into the design.

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