- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Like every other bride on these boards, I began perusing Pinterest and Weddingbee shortly after we got engaged. As any of my friends could tell you, I am a sucker for anything blue and promptly fell in love with the gorgeous blue dendrobium orchid bouquets I spotted all over Pinterest. 🙂 After looking into the prices of florists and what those flowers cost, I quickly realized that if I could sufficiently master floral design, there was a great opportunity here to save money! I knew that I didn’t want the hassle of doing my own live flowers the day of or day before the wedding, so I began searching for quality silk or real touch blue dendrobium orchids and was sorely disappointed to find that they were mostly non-existent or not available. The only thing I was able to find were these gorgeous preserved orchids from save-on-crafts.com. After finding a weddingbee post which used these same flowers and said they weren’t horribly brittle or difficult to work with, I took the plunge and bought the flowers. I will admit that they are a bit more brittle than I’d like and we will need to be slightly careful with the bouquets, their beauty (and cost!) more than make up for it. I am not quite as happy with how the bridesmaid bouquets turned out (but they’re still great) but absolutely love my bridal bouquet. I used white hydrangea as a base, accented with three stargazer lilies and a bunch of scattered blue dendrobium orchids. I also accented the sides of the cascade with a small amount of wisteria. Let me know what you guys think!!
My bridal bouquet is probably my favorite of them all and thankfully turned out the best (I think anyway)!
My first try turned out a bit small and the handle was too long, but should make a very cute toss bouquet. Also, it proved that I didn’t totally suck at making bouquets!
Bridesmaid Bouquets (Sorry for the poor image quality!):