- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Hello everyone, I’m finally able to post the tutorial on how I made my bouquet, my BM’s and all the boutonnieres and corsages of our wedding. Hopefully it is helpful to all of you. And I really, really hope I was able to explain myself well, but if you guys have any questions you can msg and I’ll answer as soon as I can.
This photo by ChriswithCamera
On this first picture you can see a picture of my bouquet, my BMs kept theirs (so no pics here), and you can also see the groomsmen, our mothers and my hubby’s.
I’m going to divide this tutorial in four parts:
A) Preparation and materials
B) The rose
C) The peony
D) Bringing your bouquet together
A) Preparation and materials:
Fabric, Floral tape, floral wire, fuzzy pipes, hot glue, hot glue gun, a candle (or several), floral greenery of your choice, brooches of your choice.
On this next picture I show you some of the different fabrics I used, I do have to say that I used some of these petals on the flowers that I made for our centerpieces, but I just wanted to show you how different type of fabrics look.
Once you have your fabric, you’re going to cut circles in 3 different sizes. Place them separately, so later you don’t go crazy trying to figuere out which one is which.
Light up your candle, do this in a well ventilated area (I should advice you to pick a candle that smells good, as you will be spending a bunch of time with it). Also I have to say that this process requires time, so be sure to take that into account and plan ahead if you’re doing this. 🙂
Now we’re goint to prepare the stems:
Before we go to the next step, I want to explain the next picture. You can see here how I have labeled the petals as “A” and “B”. You see, while I was thinking how to make the flowers I thought what would be the easiest way to make different types of flowers with the same petal, and well if you use the petal on one side you’ll make the rose, if you turn it over, then you’ll come up with a peony. Yay! Time saver! 🙂 Trust me, with this project you’ll want to save as much time as you can.
B) The rose.
Are you still here? 🙂 Ok, now let’s do the peony. 🙂
C) The peony
Remember to use the side intended for the peony. Just keep adding petals in a sort of a clockwise motion, overlapping the petals as you go. On both flowers start with the smaller petals, an as you go increase the size, use the bigger petals.
Ok, now we can put our bouquet together. 🙂
Arrange your flowers in a way you like. Add greenery or brooches.
Here is a picture of our centerpieces, with the flowers made out of these type of petals.
Ok, that is all my friends. I wish you all the luck in this project, and of course tons of patience, as it takes a while. Hugs and again, sorry it took me a while to post this tutorial. :))