Saturday, April 21, 2007


I think it's funny that you usually can tell what a bride is going to choose for her wedding bouquet after the first consultation but once and a while you get thrown a curve ball. This client saw this bouquet in a book and said "that's it!" I never would have guessed this as a choice should would have made but I was happy to do it. I made a joke about the stephanotis being termed "the wedding flower" and it being a costly material to work with but it's no joke on how much labor is required for this gorgeous, fragant blossom.
Each individual flower (right hand picture) has to be attached to a special stem that has a water source for it. Think of it as a wet Q tip. Each special stem can then be attached to a wire stem by wrapping it with floral tape. It's not rocket science but it is time consuming. The bouquet we created had over 150 stephanotis blossoms with calla lilies which is in the picture to the left. The end result was a modern cascade with a traditional material.

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