I did a run up to Brissy markets today to check out their flower selection and have a go at making my own bouquet, something I really wanted to do but wasn't 100% sure it would work. I have a love of pretty, scented cottage flowers, something not often found amongst the lilliums, frangapanis and orchids so commonly chosen in this subtropical region. I am not stuck on certain flowers or colours preferring a "just wing it" attitude to combine whatever takes my fancy on they day (which also means no disappointments). today I chose sweetly scented stock, oriental carnations, delicate easter daisy's and spent poppy seed heads, all white and this was the result -
How to Make Your Own Posy - A Simple Wedding Bouquet Tutorial
- Firstly I stripped all leaves and small side shoots from flowers to leave clean, bare stems and then cut the stems underwater to quite a long length, not worrying too much about perfection as I will cut them again at the end.
- I bunched 3 stems in the centre, then slowly built around these, pulling and pushing to get desired heights. Luckily I am going for a more "just picked" non-formal look so It didn't matter that it was not perfect.
- I bought some green flower tape from the markets to wrap around the middle to old the posy together. This can be covered with your choice of ribbon, twine, lace or anything else you can think of.
- Cut the stems at the end to make them level.
This was a trial from my wedding bouquet. The bouquet on the day could very well look different to this one but i'm satisfied I can carry this out now without to much drama! I actually found it very calming and look forward to occupying myself with this task on the morning of the big day. Only 3 weeks to go now!