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.

traditional floral bridal bouquet

What could be more elegant than this traditional bridal bouquet? We’ll show you how to build your own gorgeous arrangement from time-honored floral classics, such as peonies and roses, all in white and cream. It’s the perfect posy for a bride on her wedding day!
Step 1
Project Note: As you build this bouquet, we suggest you hold it in one hand, then add flowers with the other. Make sure you have all your floral elements within reach as you begin!
 
To make your bouquet, begin with your focal flowers (especially the larger blooms, peonies and roses, for example) and use them to establish the shape of your bouquet.
 
TIPS: Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you create your bouquet:
   -  Begin by combining peonies and roses, as they work well together to create a natural, asymmetrical shape that will make a good base for your bouquet.
   -  Make sure to cluster at least some of the roses close to your hand (the one that’s holding the bouquet) and arrange others so that they’re arcing away from the bouquet’s center.
   -  Keep in mind that all of these floral elements have bendable stems. As you work, curve and angle the stems to give them the kind of bend or droop that you’d see in nature. 
Step 2
Continue to hold your bouquet together with one hand. With the other, add filler flowers and sections of bushes. 
Step 3
Next, add special, delicate flowers, such as Queen Anne’s Lace and miniature roses. 
Step 4
Finally, position sections of greenery so that they frame your flowers and add contrast throughout your bouquet. 
Step 5
Once you’re happy with your arrangement, wrap floral wire tightly around the stem to hold your bouquet’s shape, close to the flowers. 
Step 6
Once your bouquet is secured, use your floral cutters to trim the stems evenly so that all of them are about 8" long (or a length you are comfortable holding). 
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. 
Step 8
You’re almost done! Finish the bouquet by wrapping black ribbon over the floral tape and wire. Tuck your ribbon ends into the wrapped portion to give it a neat appearance. Finally, use a dab or two of hot glue to hold the ribbon in place. Lovely!
 
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