Dreaming of creating your wedding bouquet but not sure where to start? Learn the basics! With just a few real touch fake flowers, high-quality artificial fall leaves, and a bit of inspiration, you can easily create your early fall bridal bouquet in just a few steps. Follow along with our simple step-by-step tutorial below and shop everything you’ll need for this look here.
Choose Your Artificial Flowers
Whether you’re feeling inspired by classic, burnt orange fall colors or envisioning just a few subtle hints, choose florals from a color palette that compliments the season and gives you that fall feel. Create dimension by choosing a variety of colorful blooms in different sizes. For this design, our stylists chose 2 cream artificial hydrangeas, 5 fake peonies, and 6 real touch roses in a variety of fall hues for the bouquet base. For secondary florals, she chose 3 cream dahlias and 4 yellow poppies. For foliage and texture, she added 4 fake maple leaves and 3 artificial raspberries stems.
Create Your Bouquet Base
- Give your bouquet structure by starting with the largest focal blooms. For this design, our designer started with a mix of 5 earth-tone artificial peonies and added weight on both sides with 2 cream artificial hydrangeas. Secure lightly with green floral tape.
Build Out Your Design with Secondary Florals
- Once you’ve created your base, begin to fill in with secondary florals. Build out your floral design slowly, placing similar colors on each side of the bouquet to create balance. This artificial flower bouquet features 6 garden roses in a variety of fall shades.
Add Dimension with Unique Florals
- To create depth and dimension in your design, add a few unique florals. These catch the eye and give character to your floral arrangement. Our designer added 3 cream artificial dahlias and 4 yellow faux poppies. To create a cascading effect, she placed faux foxglove on each side of the bouquet.
Create Texture and a Cascading Effect with Foliage
- Continue adding texture to your design by sprinkling in a few artificial raspberries.
- Place a layer of artificial leaves on the outside of the design to create a cascading effect. Our designer added contrast and a pop of color with 4 red artificial maple leaves.
- Finish your design by clipping the stems and covering the floral tape with ribbon or twine.
Once you’ve completed your design, hold it in front of a mirror. This will help you make any final tweaks as well as give you an idea of how you’d like it to lay in photographs. To store your bridal bouquet, place it in your favorite vase for a simple fall flower arrangement. Congratulations, you’re officially a DIY floral designer!