This week at Kiss My Tulle, we'll be exploring the bouquet. Next to the rings and the cake – the bouquet is one of iconic symbols of a wedding. According to RootsWeb.com, "The bridal bouquet has its origin in ancient times when strong-smelling herbs and spices were thought to have mystical powers for warding off evil spirits, bad luck and ill health". Nowaday, the bouquet is simply a pretty extension of the wedding's theme.
Here's a lovely and simple bouquet that will easily fit into anyone's budget:
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– Cut the stems to your desired length.
– Arrange stems into your desired bouquet "look".
– Use floral tape to secure the stems (leave about 2″ from the top and 2″ from the bottom tape-free).
– Cut a piece of satin into an approximately 10″ x 8″ rectangle.
– Use fabric glue, sewing, or hem tape to hem all four edges of the rectangle (use a 1/4″ seam allowance).
– Place the fabric wrong side up and lay the bouquet on top (about 1″ frm the edge).
– Roll the fabric around the bouquet (to cover the tape).
– Use dressmaker's pins or corsage pins to secure the fabric seam on the bouquet (just push the pins right into the stems/tape).