How to Make a Bridal Bouquet

Hand Tied Techniques

Great tutorial by Michael Gaffney, owner/director of professional flower schools.  I lean more towards mock hand tied bouquets, since giving those flowers a continual water source is always foremost on my mind.  Mock hand ties also keep the bouquet stems down to a manageable size.

Hydrangeas are extremely thirsty flowers and should be treated with a product like RosePro in order to keep them hydrated throughout the wedding day.  Always mist completed bouquets well with flower sealant such as Finishing Touch or Crowning Glory.

I like to wire my Gerbera Daisies in order to give more support and direct how the heads are tilted.

Remember to store in vase of water treated with cut flower food to extend the life of the flowers as long as possible.  Don't make the water too deep, as it will make the softer stems (such as the Gerberas) mushy and prone to invasion of bacteria.

Video Courtesy Michael Gaffney Floral Design

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