Recipes

Flower Duet Hand-tied DVDDIY Flow­ers

You can be a flo­ral designer — we show you how.

Just order our hand-tied bou­quet recipe DVD, “How to Cre­ate a Euro­pean Wrap Bouquet.”

 

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