My daughter and her partner got married recently, and I offered to make the bouquet.
Now, this was, on reflection, a bit silly, considering I had never made one ever before and didn't really have a clue where to start. But, it can't be that hard? right?
Well, it was a little bit. Holding all the stems together while I bound them with wire, then having to cover the whole handly bit in ribbon that just wouldn't stick. I had glue and petals everywhere!!
The bouquet was a secret until the big day as it matched the buttonholes, which the bride was not allowed to see.
I used lime green gerberas as what was the buttonholes, and added a dark purple rose along with some white flower - no idea what they are as my knowledge of gardening is well below par. I only know what a gerbera is as I had to re-order some more so learnt the name :)
I whipped all the stems together with a jewellery wire, then wrapped the handle in a gorgeous iridescent ribbon.
It went down well. Phew!! And I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with my efforts too :)