|My colorful, handmade bouquets are just what the bride wanted for her casual, outdoor wedding.|
To get a good idea of how to make the bouquets, I visited an online, step-by-step instruction video created by Lynn Jawitz with Florisan on the eHow.com website.
To create the bouquets, you'll need scissors, garden snips or shears, floral wire, florist tape, long pins, ribbon of your choice and fresh flowers. I picked up two bunches of assorted summer flowers from our local grocer and began by snipping off an inch from each stem and placing the flowers in water for about 4 hours to allow them to open up.
A couple of reminders: Don't get carried away with the quantity of flowers for the boutonniers. You don't want him wearing a corsage! And, boutonnieres are worn over the left chest (closer to the heart).
Images above are photos taken by moi (just flowers) and the divine Miss K (show on wedding party).