Bridal bouquet

A bride's bouquet of artificial flowers: the pros and cons of the composition, options for its creation

Many peo­ple buy an arti­fi­cial bou­quet for a wed­ding. Some­one just likes such dec­o­ra­tions more, and some­one uses them as a replace­ment for the main bou­quet. After all, fresh flow­ers with­er pret­ty quick­ly or sim­ply turn out to be heavy for the girl’s hands. An afford­able and beau­ti­ful acces­so­ry made of arti­fi­cial flow­ers can be bought in wed­ding salons, or you can make it your­self.

Pros and cons of “inanimate” composition

Some of the cou­ples are afraid to buy a bride’s bou­quet of arti­fi­cial flow­ers for the wed­ding, believ­ing that this is a bad omen. How­ev­er, most believe that this is just prej­u­dice.

This acces­so­ry has a lot of advan­tages.

  1. Such beau­ty will look very good, that is, it will not fade dur­ing the wed­ding day. He can endure both heat and cold. In addi­tion, for many years such an acces­so­ry will remind the girl of the best day in her life.
  2. Arti­fi­cial flow­ers are avail­able in dif­fer­ent shapes and col­ors. In addi­tion, do not wor­ry that your favorite plants do not grow at this time — you can make arti­fi­cial dec­o­ra­tions with your own hands at any time of the year.
  3. In addi­tion, such a bou­quet is per­fect for those cou­ples who have aller­gies.

How­ev­er, such an acces­so­ry also has dis­ad­van­tages.

  1. Not every bou­quet is made from fab­ric or paper. Today you can find com­po­si­tions made of rib­bons, beads and even shells. Of course, such bou­quets will be quite orig­i­nal. How­ev­er, throw­ing them at the end of the wed­ding to the girls will not work. Indeed, in the end, he will either shat­ter into pieces, or injure one of the par­tic­i­pants in the wed­ding.
  2. In addi­tion, the qual­i­ty of arti­fi­cial flow­ers is of great impor­tance in such a bou­quet. After all, a cheap bou­quet will be com­plete­ly inap­pro­pri­ate. And you don’t always want to spend your wed­ding bud­get on some­thing more expen­sive. There­fore, in some cas­es it is bet­ter to buy fresh flow­ers.

Types of materials

Now you can do flow­ers from var­i­ous mate­ri­als.

  • The most pop­u­lar options are satin, rib­bons, guipure, silk, cot­ton and oth­er sim­i­lar mate­ri­als.
  • Dif­fer­ent types of paper. This applies to both shades and tex­tures. For exam­ple, quite beau­ti­ful bou­quets are obtained from mat­te or cor­ru­gat­ed paper.
  • Recent­ly, knit­ted flow­ers have become very pop­u­lar, which are most often used for win­ter wed­dings.
  • And even orig­i­nal arti­fi­cial feath­ers can dec­o­rate the flo­ral base.
  • Sweet bou­quets made from sweets are pop­u­lar.
  • You can even pur­chase a bou­quet made of poly­mer clay or felt.
  • In addi­tion, var­i­ous jew­el­ry, but­tons or beads are used for dec­o­ra­tion.
  • Bou­quets of shells are suit­able for a marine-themed wed­ding.

Color combinations

To make the bou­quet unusu­al and beau­ti­ful, you can com­bine dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als in it. How­ev­er, do not be zeal­ous when com­pil­ing a wed­ding bou­quet. For exam­ple, you can com­bine arti­fi­cial ros­es with lots of stones or rhine­stones.

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In addi­tion, the col­or com­bi­na­tion is very impor­tant. For exam­ple, you can make a white and pink bou­quet that will show how fem­i­nine and ten­der the bride is. It will also show her puri­ty and sin­cer­i­ty.

For bright per­son­al­i­ties, a rasp­ber­ry or red bou­quet is per­fect. It can be sup­ple­ment­ed with some dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, such as small beads or rhine­stones. The com­bi­na­tion of red and white flow­ers looks beau­ti­ful.

Bou­quets with blue flow­ers will look pret­ty nice. They can be made up of wild­flow­ers or chrysan­the­mums. A pale blue bou­quet will attract atten­tion with its fresh­ness, and if white flow­ers are added to the com­po­si­tion, it will imme­di­ate­ly become light and airy.

And there are a lot of such ideas. That is why almost every girl can com­pose a com­po­si­tion to her lik­ing.

Design Options

There are sev­er­al options for mak­ing bou­quets. All these ideas are active­ly used by florists.

For exam­ple, if a girl chose a dress with a train, then she should pay atten­tion to the cas­cad­ing bou­quet. It will help not only to com­ple­ment the image, but also to bal­ance it. To cre­ate such a bou­quet, you can use arti­fi­cial ros­es or tulips, orchids are also suit­able.

A small bou­quet of arti­fi­cial lilies of the val­ley is suit­able for almost any wed­ding. It will be com­bined with any ver­sion of the dress, as well as with dif­fer­ent acces­sories.

For a clas­sic style, a bou­quet made up of arti­fi­cial ros­es is suit­able. It will per­fect­ly har­mo­nize with a dress of a sim­ple cut. In addi­tion, such a bou­quet will empha­size the beau­ty of the girl.

Do not for­get about col­or­ful bou­quets. This option is suit­able for those brides who want to cre­ate a lux­u­ri­ous wed­ding and do not know what to choose.

Creation techniques

Arti­fi­cial bou­quets can be made by hand. This will not only sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce costs, but also give a huge scope for exper­i­men­ta­tion.

From tapes

To cre­ate such a bou­quet, you will need the fol­low­ing mate­ri­als:

  • por­ta bou­quet;
  • a semi­cir­cle made of foam;
  • light-col­ored lace;
  • guipure rib­bon;
  • the braid is also of a light tone;
  • rib­bon made of rhine­stones;
  • satin rib­bons of dif­fer­ent col­ors;
  • glue;
  • nee­dle;
  • a thread.

Prepa­ra­tion method:

  1. first you need to get every­thing out of the port bag and cut it out so that only the ribs remain;
  2. then smear a semi­cir­cle with glue in the very cen­ter and pierce it with the help of ribs;
  3. after that, the leg must be wrapped with a satin rib­bon;
  4. from lace you need to cut a cir­cle that will be slight­ly larg­er than a semi­cir­cle of foam, you need to make a hole in it, into which the leg should pass;
  5. it must be thread­ed into it and glued to the foam all the details, while bend­ing them in the oppo­site direc­tion;
  6. after that, the leg must also be wrapped with a rib­bon made of guipure;
  7. then you need to take a light braid and dec­o­rate a semi­cir­cle with it, fix­ing it around the legs with glue;
  8. the edge of the leg must be greased with glue and wrapped around it with a rib­bon of rhine­stones;
  9. mean­while, from mul­ti-col­ored satin rib­bons, you need to make small flow­ers and glue them over a semi­cir­cle.
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A bou­quet for a beau­ti­ful bride is ready.

kanzashi style

For those brides who want to add some zest when cre­at­ing their image, you can make a bou­quet in this style. That is, to assem­ble it from rib­bons and var­i­ous dec­o­ra­tions. It can be ordered in spe­cial stores, or you can make it right at home.

This tech­nique orig­i­nat­ed in Japan. It was used to cre­ate flow­ers that fixed the hair. And only a few years ago, accord­ing to this prin­ci­ple, they began to cre­ate bou­quets for brides. After all, in the end they look very gen­tle and har­mo­nious.

First you need to make the base for the bou­quet. To do this, you can use a frozen mount­ing foam, or sim­ply crum­ple the news­pa­pers into a cir­cle and wrap them with strong threads, pre-coat­ed with glue.

In order to be able to attach the han­dle to the base, it is nec­es­sary to cut off a small lay­er of the fin­ished ball with a knife. In its mid­dle, you need to make a hole of 3–5 cen­time­ters. The han­dle itself can be made from sushi sticks.

They must be placed in the cen­ter of the ball, which must first be smeared with glue. After the glue has dried, the sticks must be wrapped very tight­ly with a rope. From above it is nec­es­sary to wrap every­thing with a rather wide satin rib­bon, while glu­ing it to the base. The edge of the rib­bon can be attached with a beau­ti­ful large brooch or bead.

After that, you can start mak­ing flow­ers. To do this, you need to take two types of tapes, which should be of dif­fer­ent widths. One should be 60 mil­lime­ters in size, the sec­ond — 20 mil­lime­ters. And you will also need beads or rhine­stones, brooches and linen fab­ric.

Next, you need to deter­mine how many flow­ers the bou­quet will con­sist of. Then you need to draw the same num­ber of cir­cles. After that, they must be care­ful­ly cut and rolled into a con­i­cal tube. Then each blank must be stitched.

Next, you need to take the tape, which is nar­row­er, and bend­ing the edge, attach it to the fold­ed tube so that it does not reach the edge of the work­piece, and sew along the con­tour. Then you can begin to form the petals. You need to impose them at a right angle and imme­di­ate­ly you need to sew each one. When the first 4 petals are ready, the rest must be sewn at any angle. So you need to do to the very edge of the cone, and the end of the tape must be sewn to the work­piece from the wrong side.

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In order for the bou­quet to be fuller and more beau­ti­ful, it must be made from dif­fer­ent types of flow­ers. If the first ver­sion of the blank turned out in the form of a bud, then the sec­ond ver­sion should be an open rose or peony.

To make it, you need to take a tape that will be wider, and then fold it twice, while mak­ing a bend of up to 4 mil­lime­ters. The base must be attached with a pin. After that, you need to take the part of the tape that is bent, and begin to fold the bud at any angle. Then the tape is tak­en again and fold­ed to the end at an angle of 30 degrees. At the end of the work, the entire flower must be stitched from the wrong side.

When all the flow­ers are ready, you can start assem­bling the bou­quet itself. To do this, you need pins with beads at the end. They need to attach each bud to the base. You need to do this so that it turns out beau­ti­ful and uni­form. After that, in addi­tion, it can be dec­o­rat­ed with both beads and beads or oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

Beautiful examples

Wed­ding bou­quets made of arti­fi­cial flow­ers are quite diverse. If you look at them, you may not notice the dif­fer­ences from the real ones. After all, mod­ern tech­nolo­gies make it pos­si­ble to make them prac­ti­cal­ly “alive”.

A bou­quet made of satin rib­bons will look very beau­ti­ful and mod­ern. The com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent col­ors allows you to use such a bou­quet for wed­dings in dif­fer­ent styles. In addi­tion, such a bou­quet will be light, which is very impor­tant for the bride. Each flower is dec­o­rat­ed with beads of dif­fer­ent sizes, which are com­bined with each oth­er.

You can take ready-made arti­fi­cial ros­es. For exam­ple, cream and pink flow­ers look quite har­mo­nious. You can dilute them with sprigs of small white flow­ers. Such a bou­quet will only empha­size the ten­der­ness and beau­ty of the bride.

Hav­ing con­sid­ered all the exam­ples, we can con­clude: an arti­fi­cial bou­quet will per­fect­ly replace the real one if nec­es­sary and will per­fect­ly com­ple­ment the bride’s out­fit. Do not believe in prej­u­dice; choose what you like, not what oth­ers advise.

How to make a cas­cad­ing wed­ding bou­quet, see the fol­low­ing video.