Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

greenery floral bridal bouquet

If you’re planning a modern wedding, consider this incredible bridal bouquet that combines gorgeous floral elements with fresh greenery. We’ll show you how to build your own out of succulents, ferns and stunning sprays of orchids. Your bouquet is just a few short steps away!
Step 1
To build this gorgeous bouquet, you'll start with the fern pick. First, spread open all of its leaves. 
Step 2
Next, add the succulents with longer stems.

TIP: You’ll probably find it easiest to hold your bouquet in one hand and add to it with the other. This is why we suggest preparing your succulents by extending their stems before you start.
Step 3
Now it’s time to add your orchids. Place two orchid stems so that their blooms drape outward, away from the center of the bouquet. Place the final orchid stem so that it arcs upward.

TIP: You’re welcome to use our project image as a guide, but don’t worry about arranging your flowers exactly as we did -- just bend them to create a natural, organic feel. Since this is a modern bouquet, building a unique, beautiful shape is more important than any precise configuration.
Step 4
Add in more succulents to fill out the area at the base of the bouquet, closest to your hand. 
Step 5
Take a moment to assess the bouquet as you’re holding it. Arrange the succulents and orchids until you have the shape you desire. If you’d like to add more texture or drape to the bouquet, just add in a few extra fern pieces. 
Step 6
Once you’re pleased with the way your bouquet looks, wrap all the stems together tightly with green floral wire. 
Step 7
Next, cover the wire with floral tape. Stretch the tape as you wrap it to release its wax adhesive coating, which allows it to stick to itself. (Loose floral tape is not very sticky.) 
Step 8
Now, all you need to do to finish your bouquet is to cover all the floral tape with ribbon. Wrap tightly and, once you’re finished, secure the ribbon end with a bit of hot glue.
 
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