Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY wedding bouquet

 

With NiNi's wedding coming up, I went to the nearby flower farm along High Street Road to look for some flowers to make a trial wedding bouquet for her. Classy and beautiful flowers like peonies and hydrangeas are usually a lot of brides' choices but its expensive as its often imported from overseas.

The flower shop did not sell it anyways.

Hence, NiNi and I decided to settle on a bouquet that is simple, elegant and pretty yet not expensive.

My motto is always to keep it simpleish, pretty and cheap. Cheap that it's affordable but not to the point where it looks cheap.

I chose an arrangement of peach roses and baby pink carnations coupled with a few wax flowers to suit NiNi's pastel wedding theme. For 10 roses, it cost $8. For 2 batches of carnation was $8 ($4 each) and only $3 for the wax (lets out a strange smell similar to wax smell hence, its name) flowers.

So, all in all, I spent $19 and the below bouquet which is about RM60+. I reckon, it's pretty affordable and for my first attempt, I must say, the bouquet looks rather fetching. 

Below is just a simple explanation on how to go about making one's own DIY wedding bouquet. If you require more step by step instructions, just Youtube 'DIY wedding bouquets' and you'll find many  easy-to-follow clips. 

#1 Remove all leaves and thorns from stem

#2 Set a rose as the middle focus and placed carnations around it

#3 Next row, alternate one or two carnations for each rose placed in the arrangement and insert wax flowers as fillers in between gaps

#4 Once satisfied with overall flower arrangement, tie it up with a cord

#5 Don't forget to snip of the stems to a suitable length and wrap with satin ribbon

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