Thursday, 12 November 2015

A wedding posy / bouquet

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  :)


  1. goodness Sue - is there nothing you cant do? good job!

    1. Thank you. Yes, I don't do Papercraft, I am really pants at it ;)


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