Last week, at about 7:30 in the morning, there was a pounding on my door. I was a little pissed to be honest. Even more so when I opened the door and saw no one there. I was a little exposed so it took me a minute to get to the door while I put something more appropriate on. I even hollered "just a minute". Before closing the door to go back in, I saw the FedEx truck drive away. I looked around and noticed a rather large box resting against the wall about a foot from my door.
Thankfully, the name on the box was mine and I knew exactly what was in there. It was our flowers! I spent the rest of the weekend arranging bouquets. Before I get into how I made the bouquets, lets talk about the flowers. After plenty of back and forth, I settled on Dried Flowers 'R Us. Their offerings are overwhelming. I really just needed to sit down and think about what I wanted. We went with strawflowers. I ordered an order of 75 burgundy and 75 mixed. It was perfect!
Next, I added three other burgundy stems to the first three but in a manner that the six created the triangle shape shown above. Add more floral tape. On the next go around, I filled in with 4-6 more flowers of different colors as well as the burgundy. Again, secure with more floral tape.
In one afternoon, I finished all of the bridesmaids' bouquets. It really wasn't too time consuming. Right now, they are sitting in plastic bouquet bags as I still need to figure out how to cover all of taped ends. Whether it be just ribbon or twine or adding a little bit of padding to the handle so there is a little bit more to hold on to. I also got a head start on the boutonnieres as can be seen to the right. Once I figure out how to finish these off, I will update again. Lets hope that inspiration hits me soon because there is only 17 days to go! Argggghhhh!