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