- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from this site, so I wanted to post my bouquet, which I put together for our engagement shots. I’m leaning towards making my own for the wedding, too, but it’s starting to feel a little daunting. That said, I still wanted to share my experiences in case it helps anyone else.
I went to the San Francisco Flower Mart and chose all the flowers a couple hours before, then spent about 20 or so minutes assembling. It was nice to choose it there because I could see exactly what the flowers looked like.
You’ll notice, though, that even though I call this “orange and pink” bouquet – there’s not a whole lot of pink there. There’s plenty of additional white and green, though, since, as I was wandering around, I thought those flowers looked nice. Learned lesson 1: Stay a little focused or you’ll end up with something maybe not in your color scheme! As it turns out, it wasn’t a big deal to me. I love flowers anyhow, and this was for our engagement shoot.
The bouquet in the photo actually looks pretty good (I think =D) – but as it turns out, I really have to just thank our photographer. The bouquet is lopsided – it looks like I forgot to add the last quarter of the bouquet! Credit our photographer for helping me get the bouquet positioned exactly correctly for the photos. =) Lesson 2: Get the photographer’s advice!
So, why did it look like the bouquet was missing about a quarter of the flowers? Somewhere, I read that it would be smart to tie the flowers into groups of three and then to keep combining those groups of three. It doesn’t work. Since then, I’ve read quite a few more diy / advice items. Everybody agrees that you should add the flowers/stems one at a time! Lesson 3: Add flowers 1 at a time!