|Bottom bouquet for me, top one gets tossed.|
I used this site as a guide for my bouquet. The basic technique is the same for everything I made. You clip all the stems to one length and use floral tape to build around a center grouping. Once the bouquet is big enough, you wrap the stems of the bundle with floral tape then wrap the floral tape with ribbon. I used craft glue on the bouquet then realized it would take forever for the glue to dry so I started using hot glue.
|Wrapped in single-sided satin ribbon.|
I'm keeping the big, fancy bouquet. I made a small toss bouquet to throw into the audience. I used the same technique and a smaller bundle of flowers. My bridesmaids will all make their own bouquets in the same method. (I don't want them to feel completely left out of the pre-production fun.)
|Buster rolled around on the shooting surface before the shot.|
|Spy Kitten's corsage|
I used this site as a guide for the corsages. Again, these are like tiny bouquets. I used the wires in the silk flowers to shape the bundles so they could ride on wrists instead of in fists. Some instructions recommend cutting a hole in ribbon to feed the stems through, then tying the ribbon on the wrist. I don't want to risk them falling off, but they have to fit wrists for which I don't have measurements. I hot glued them to lingerie elastic. I was going to stitch them to the elastic, but I didn't want to worry about them shifting around inside the stitches. Hot glue formed a nice bond so I didn't follow up with reinforcement stitches.
|Lili vonSchtupp's corsage|