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Flower Recipes for Succulent Bridal Bouquets

Thanks for purchasing our DVD, “How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet.” Here are three recipes for you to create a beautiful bridal or bridesmaid bouquet. After you make a few, you’ll be able to substitute all types of flowers. Have fun and experiment. Don’t be afraid to try new flower combos. Get inspired on our Pinterestboards and always do a mockup trial before you do a big event so you know exactly how many stems you’ll need.

A good rule of thumb is to use about 30 stems for a bridal bouquet. Want to learn how to add succulents to a bouquet? Watch our YouTube.com video “How to Create a Succulent Bridal Bouquet”and then order our Hand-Tied Bouquet DVD to learn how to incorporate the stems into a hand-tied bouquet.

White Roses and Varied Succulents

White Roses Succulent BouquetAs seen in the Succulent Bridal Bouquet How-To video we created, this is a photo of the finished bouquet. Incorporate a wired succulent into the bouquet as you would any other floral or greenery stem as we show you on our DVD “How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet.” TIP…this type of succulent bouquet is very heavy! When you use a lot of succulent rosettes, be sure your bride is ready to carry this heavy bouquet throughout her day.

15 Vendela Rose stems (creamy white roses – medium heads)
6 Aeonium rosettes – wired on long stub wires and taped
6 Variegated Jade stems – wired on long stub wires and taped
5 Echeveria rosettes – wired on long stub wires and taped
5 New Zealand Pittosporum stems (optional)

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide (use a color of ribbon that will complement your bridesmaids dresses or bouquets)

Purple and Gray Succulent Bouquet

Purple Succulent BouquetSucculents are downplayed in this design and treated like little treasures. These soft gray succulent rosettes are called: Ghost Plant or Graptopetalum paraguayense
5 Amnesia Rose stems
4 Vendela Rose stems
4 Lavender Spider Mum stems
5 Star of Bethlehem stems
7 Lavender Lisianthus stems (take 5 stems and divide into 7; use buds to add depth and interest to bouquet)
3 Soft Gray Echeveria rosettes – wired on long stub wires and taped

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide (use a color of ribbon that will complement your bridesmaids dresses or bouquets)

Green Succulents with Green Flowers

Green Succulent BouquetPictured are six medium-sized bridesmaids bouquets. Add more mums or green roses to make this into a larger bouquet. Learn all about the new Green Roses that are availalbe for floral design.
5 Green Spider Mum stems
Kiwi Aeonium rosettes – wired on long stub wires and taped
5 Ruscus stems for collar

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide (use a color of ribbon that will complement your bridesmaids dresses or bouquets)

Centerpiece Recipes

After you make a few, you’ll be able to substitute all types of flowers. Have fun and experiment. Don’t be afraid to try new flower combos. Get inspired on our Pinterest boards and always do a mockup trial before you do a big event so you know exactly how many stems you’ll need.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure a centerpiece is not taller than 12 inches so that guests can see over the flowers. Use about 30 stems for a standard centerpiece and don’t use flowers that smell too much. You don’t want to interfere with the flavors of the food.

Pink CenterpiecePink Centerpiece

11 Sweet Akito Roses (Pink 50cm tall)
7 Pink Alstroemeria stems
7 Pink Spray Rose stems
9 Salal or Lemon Leave stems

8″ tall glass vase for taller bouquet
4″ tall opaque container for shortened bouquet
Waxed floral twine to tie off bouquet for short vase

Fall Centerpiece

11 Orange Unique Roses (Orange 50cm tall)
7 Rust-colored Spray Chrysanthemum stems
7 Magenta-colored Stock stems
10 Green Hypericum berry stems

8″ tall glass vase for taller bouquet
4″ tall opaque container for shortened bouquet
Waxed floral twine to tie off bouquet for short vase

Winter White Centerpiece

11 Akito Roses (White 40 or 50cm tall)
7 White Mini Calla Lily stems
7 White Spray Rose stems
9 Seeded Eucalyptus stems

8″ tall glass vase for taller bouquet
4″ tall opaque container for shortened bouquet
Waxed floral twine to tie off bouquet for short vase

 

 

 

Bridal or Bridesmaids Bouquet Recipes

Peony bridal bouquet recipePeony, Tulip & Rice Flower Bridal Bouquet

3 Pink Peony stems
7 Parrot Tulip stems 15 Stems of Rice flower (10 stems separated to make 15 stems)
7 White Hybrid Rununculus stems
7 Green Hypericum Berry stems

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide

Fall Flower Bridal Bouquet

7 Orange Dhalia stems
15 Orange Unique Rose stems (orange 40-50 cm)
11 Orange Spray Rose stems

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops (use black topped pins for a Halloween theme)
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide

White Bridal Bouquet

15 Akito Roses (White 40 or 50cm tall)
9 White Bouvardia stems
15 White Lisianthus stems (take 10 stems and divide into 15; use buds to add depth and interest to bouquet)

Floral Tape – White or Green
Boutonnière Pins with white pearl tops
Double-sided satin ribbon – 1-inch wide (use a color of ribbon that will complement your bridesmaids dresses or bouquets)


Tall Organic Bouquet Recipes

Tall Organic Orange Yellow BouquetTall Organic Bouquet with Orange Lilies

9 Orange Oriental Lily stems
9 Solidago stems
9 Yellow Snapdragon stems
12″ tall glass vase

Blue & White Tall Drama Bouquet

15 Dark Blue Delphinium stems
9 White Alstroemeria stems
9 White Akito Roses
12″ tall glass vase
Keep the Delphinium stems long and tall for lots of drama

Fall Mums Bouquet

9 Yellow China Chrysanthemum stems
9 Orange Alstroemeria stems
9 Orange Snapdragon stems
12″ tall glass vase