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Basic Bridal Bouquet Design Techniques

I've used virburnum in this wedding bouquet for this purpose. It's light green color contrasts beautifully with the hot pinks of the roses and gerber daisies, plus enhances the cool green of the cymbidium orchids. It's snowball shape rather reminds me of a miniature version of hydrangeas.

This is a rather large bridal bouquet and the bride did not desire any greenery to be used. So mass flowers are helpful in hiding the mechanics of the design. The soft head of viburnum tucks in nicely against the underside of the other focal flowers.

You can see from a top view that this flower works nicely, filling in large spaces quickly, hiding the other stems, wooden picks and Oasis foam in the bouquet holder.

I space it out, tucking it here and their among the other blooms.

You may want to vary the depth a little, adding interest to the bouquet. Be sure the cut end of the viburnum stem reaches the Oasis, since this flower wilts quickly without a water source.

I've used six stems of Viburnum, clustered around the center focal flowers of Cymbidium orchids. Don't feel that you have to "perfectly space" everything. A little asymmetrical look is nice in a bridal bouquet design.

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