DIYing your dream wedding is tough work.
No bride or groom was born stitching bunting, folding paper cranes, glue-gunning favours, and colour-coordinating blooms.
Which is why we were so excited when we heard about Bloominous, a company which allows you to keep that homemade aspect to your wedding bouquet, but gives you a little help in the right direction.
They’ve got entire collections of coordinated blooms, which they will send fresh and pre-cut, with all the tools you need and directions on how to make your own bouquets, centrepieces, flower crowns and boutennierres. Handy, right?
And they’ve been so kind as to share some of their top tips on creating a gorgeous bohemian hand tied bouquet, with Bridal Musings readers… yep, they’re nice like that!
How to Hand Tie Your Own Wedding Bouquet
This one is the from Bloominous’ Bohemian Desert Collection (they’ve got kits for every aspect of your wedding to match this bouquet,).
Filled with rich earthy tones, they describe it as a whimsical, free-spirited collection of florals with an unconventional twist.
- Protea (1 stem)
- Rose (2 stems)
- Safari Sunset (3 stems)
- Liatris (2 stems)
- Succulent (1 stem)
- Scabiousa Pod (3 stems)
- Limonium (4 stems)
- Assorted Greens
And your tools; a length of wire, an elastic band, a pin and some ribbons.
1. Prepare Your Ingredients
After your flowers are hydrated, organise and lay out the stems you will need in front of you. Be sure to wire your succulent prior to assembling your bouquet.
2. Build The Foundation
Create the base of your bouquet by combining the assorted greens with the limonium. For a more wild effect, keep some of the greenery longer than others.
3. Tuck in the Focal Flowers
Focal flowers are protea, rose, succulent and safari sunset. Tuck them in evenly inside the foundation you have built.
4. Add in Accent Flowers
Accent pieces are the liatris and scabiosa pods. Keep the two stems of liatris at two different heights to avoid making it look like an antennae.
5. Bind and Cut to Length
Bind your bouquet with a rubber band. Tip: use floral tape first to make it easier. Trim the stems according to your personal preference. We usually recommend 6”.
6. Tie Your Bouquet
Wrap the bouquet with ribbon, covering the rubber band. Secure the ribbon with pins pointing upwards at a 45 degrees angle. Tie a bow with black and white ribbon and pin it into the bouquet.
Isn’t it gorgeous? And so blooming simple!