How to make an orchid bouquet

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How to make an orchid bouquet
Orchids make a striking statement in a wedding bouquet. (Twin orchids image by vbrownjd from Fotolia.com)

Orchids are a beautiful, exotic choice for a wedding bouquet. Lush, fragrant and tropical, an orchid bouquet will make a chic statement. There are many ways to make your own bouquet, and you don't have to be a florist to create something simple and pretty for your wedding. Consider your dress and the wedding environment when making your bouquet. Something small will be better for an elegant, understated wedding, while something dramatic would be appropriate for an evening or more glamorous wedding.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Orchids, as many as you want in your bouquet
  • Beargrass or other decorative filler flower
  • Florist wire
  • Florist tape
  • Ribbon or tulle to match your wedding colours
  • Jewels (optional)
  • Hot glue gun

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pick which flower will be the centre flower. The largest one usually works best.

  2. 2

    Form a bunch placing a few more orchids around the central flower.

  3. 3

    Add to the bouquet until it has as many flowers as you desire, shaping the bouquet as you like. For a more rounded bouquet, arrange stalks around the central flower to be lower so the top looks more round. Or, fan the flowers out for a less formed bouquet and a more natural, wild look.

  4. 4

    Wrap floral wire around the bouquet starting from the bottom and go up. This will form a "handle" for the bouquet. Hide the end of the wire in the centre of the bunch.

  5. 5

    Wrap florist wire around filler flowers or beargrass and add to the bouquet. Twist one wire around each stem so the filler can be arranged as you like. Florist wire may not be needed for flowers with sturdier stems.

  6. 6

    Cover the wire with florist tape, and add the ribbon or tulle. Tie into a bow.

  7. 7

    Add jewels for more sparkle. Glue crystals or jewels to the ends of floral wire and add them into the bouquet.

Tips and warnings

  • For ultimate freshness, make the bouquet the morning of the wedding.

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