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Bouquet Tutorial

Israeli Ruscus

I LOVE mixing various greens in wedding bouquets.  This is especially true for the monochromatic bouquets (all one color).  The glossy mix of greenery gives a wonderful contrast to the white daisies.

Italian Ruscus and Israeli Ruscus are two favorites of mine.  One single bunch is enough to accent three or four bouquets and leave enough over for corsage and boutonniere work.

Israeli ruscus has a broader leaf that the Italian ruscus.  The leaves cup in slightly and have a wonderful oval shape.

For cascade work, I generally strip off the bottom leaves to give me a stem to insert into the bouquet design.  Set these leaves aside in a plastic baggie and store in the fridge until you are ready to do your corsage and boutonnieres.

I begin by tucking a stem under the bottom, filling out the cascade.

I insert another piece to the left side.

Then I began filling in around the outer rim of the bouquet.

Like with the leather fern, I made the top stem a little longer to keep the oval shape of the bouquet.

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