Healthy Living Blogger Emily Weeks, from Zen & Spice, was recently married! Before her big day she handmade a bouquet for her bridal portrait session. Emily found her dream bouquet on PInterest and used this inspiration while shopping on Afloral.com to find the silk flowers and greenery that matched. Follow along as she shows you how to create a silk flower bouquet.
Materials: 2 Large Ivory Hydrangeas, 2 Large White Roses, 3 Blush Roses, 6 Mini Pink Roses, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Real Touch Baby's Breath, Floral Tape, Wire Cutters, Rubber Band, Silk Ribbon, Floral Pins
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is trim the big leaves off the Hydrangeas.
Step 2: Using floral tape, secure the Hydrangeas together.
Step 3: Add the large Roses and secure with floral tape.
Step 4: Add the medium roses and smaller flowers, baby's breath and sweetheart roses, between the other flowers, filling in any gaps. Try to keep it even and symmetrical. Lastly, add in some greenery, like eucalyptus.
Step 5: Use a rubber band to help hold the stems as you arrange and secure with floral tape.
Step 6: When you’ve got everything in place, wrap the entire bouquet again, very tightly, in floral tape. Finish your bouquet by covering the tape with a beautiful ribbon. Secure the ribbon to the stems with pearl headed pins.
You now have a gorgeous, handmade bouquet that will stay forever fresh.
Find Emily's full DIY on her blog, Zen & Spice, and all of the silk flowers you will need for your wedding at Afloral.com.
If you make your own bouquet with Afloral.com artificial flowers we'd love to see it, please share on Instagram with hashtag #Afloral .
Designed by Emily Weeks | Photographed by Genna V Photography