Timeless. Traditional. Elegant.
If telling the story of who you are as a bride requires a bold statement, then this DIY black and white wedding bouquet rises to the occasion.
Maybe it's not your first wedding day or maybe you are envisioning a wedding bouquet that is more confident than precious. Either way, the DIY Black and White Wedding Bouquet delivers up sophistication on a budget.
You CAN create the wedding bouquet of your dreams, with our simple DIY guide. All you have to do is start with farm fresh flowers from a reputable flower wholesaler like Fiftyflowers.com and then follow our step by step tutorial below.
Trust us, you've got this.
Baby’s Breath, 1 bunch
Blackish Purple Carnations, 25 stems
White Peruvian Lilies, 4-6 stems
- Floral wire and/or rubber bands
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Shears
- Floral Tape
How to Make:
Step 1: Prepare the Flowers
- Strip away any lower leaves or stems from the carnations, lilies and baby’s breath and set aside.
Step 2: Form the Bouquet
- Place the carnations together, one at a time, to form the round shape that is the center of the bouquet.
- Once you have a nice round shape loosen your grip and insert a stem of Peruvian lily in the center. Continue to insert stems of Peruvian Lily around the carnation ball to create a contrasting pattern.
- When you are happy with the color combination, reshape the bouquet in to a round center and secure the stems with floral wire or tape.
- Using one stem of baby’s breath at a time, form a collar around the bouquet center, creating an even border all the way around.
- When you are happy with the look, secure the handle by wrapping all stems together with floral wire or a rubber band.
Step 3: Wrapping the bouquet handle
- Use floral shears to cut all flower stems to the same length.
- Use a long piece of ribbon to wrap the bouquet handle from the bottom all the way up to cover the wire.
- Before you begin wrapping, drape a long tail of ribbon down the handle so that the cut end is draping over the flowers. This will become a tie to secure the other end of the ribbon after the handle is wrapped.
- Then starting at the base of the handle, wrap the ribbon around the handle, going over the “tail”, as you work your way up to the top of the handle.
- To secure the ribbon, tie the original tail and the other end from wrapping up the handle into a knot or two.
This traditional and timeless color combo can help you create a wedding day that is as confident and sophisticated as you are.
Photo Credit: RDV Photo