August 24th, 2008
Seems like more and more Brides these days want their bouquets to be a lasting memory of their special day.
However with alot of the more traditional bouquets this is not always possible.
Fresh flowers do not have a long life span and most fresh flowers used in Bridal bouquets are hot house grown.
What does this mean in terms of a bouquet?.
Well it means that the flowers will open up more quickly so that your bouquet has nicer blooms.
But it also means the flowers tend to die more quickly.
Freeze drying is a wonderful way to keep your bouquet, but it can be quite expensive.
When freeze drying your bouquet, make sure you take the bouquet within 24 hours of the wedding so it dosen’t lose too much moisture.
The flowers are then dyed, because during the freeze drying proccess they lose their color.
Another option is to hand dry your bouquet, all this means is hang the bouquet upside down and allow it to dry.
Hand drying is a much cheaper option but eventually the flowers decay and fall apart.
Of course you could use silk flowers which don’t die.
But not every Bride wants silk flowers, some want fresh.
Some brides want to be able to hand out flowers to the important women in their lives.
This is usually done at the end of the marriage ceremony, as the bride and groom are leaving the church etc. Now the problem with most wedding bouquets especially if they are fresh flowers is that the bouquet will be wired. This makes pulling the bouquet apart to hand out flowers very hard.
So here is my soloution to this problem.
A two piece bouquet, as the name sugguests it is a bouquet which can be broken into two pieces.
This type of bouquet is more useful than people think.
Because the bouquet comes in two seperate pieces it means you can mix and match your flowers,
For example say you wish to hand out flowers after the ceremony.
The top part of the bouquet would be fresh flowers handtied and the bottom piece could be either silk or fresh flowers in a structured bouquet.
Then at the end of the cermony all you would do is untie the the top piece so you can hand out your flowers.
Now you are left with the bottom piece to still carry for photo’s and your reception.